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By Lisa Prevost © The New York Times Co. The hotel industry has fallen behind other real estate sectors in adopting energy-efficiency measures, but a Connecticut developer hopes to change that by converting an office building into what could be the most energy-efficient hotel in the country. ...
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    Shared from the 9/4/2020 The Denver Post eEdition   By Stephen Whyno
The Associated Press EDMONTON, ALBERTA »The NHL on Thursday unveiled a series of anti-racism initiatives more than eight months after Akim Aliu brought the topic to the forefront in the predominantly white s...
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Shared from the 8/30/2020 The Denver Post eEdition By Stanley Reed
© The New York Times Co. This may turn out to be the year that oil giants, especially in Europe, started looking more like electric companies. Late last month, Royal Dutch Shell won a deal to build a vast wind farm off the coa...
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The Denver Post Xcel Energy-Colorado, the state’s largest electric utility, has proposed offering lower rates to new and expanding businesses for up to 10 years. The proposal was submitted Monday to the Colorado Public Utilities Commission, Xcel Energy said. The incentive could ...
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By Christopher Flavelle, © The New York Times Co., from The Denver Post eEdition, July 22, 2020 WASHINGTON» Climate change threatens to create turmoil in the financial markets, and the Federal Reserve and other regulators must act to avoid an economic disaster, according to a letter sent on Tuesday...
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It’s impossible to live sustainably without tackling inequality, activists say. June 3, 2020 By Somini Sengupta This week, with the country convulsed by protests over the killing of a black man named George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis, we decided we’d talk to leading black climate ...
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Tina Casey, May 20, 2020  Signs of a business consensus on a green COVID-19 recovery are continuing to grow. In the latest development, the We Mean Business group of 155 leading global corporations has joined with the UN Global Compact and the Science Based Targets initiative to advocate for e...
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Coronavirus has changed how our cities operate. People aren’t driving everywhere, flying frequently or using tons of electricity. As a result, global carbon emissions could fall as much as 2.5 billion tonnes in 2020. And city leaders are taking note. Amid the destruction of lives and the global econ...
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EarthDay.org, May 7, 2020  Coronavirus has changed how our cities operate. People aren’t driving everywhere, flying frequently or using tons of electricity. As a result, global carbon emissions could fall as much as 2.5 billion tonnes in 2020. And city leaders are taking note. Amid the destruc...
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In the coronavirus age, issues like paid sick leave and climate impact take on a new, urgent cast. By Alexandra Kirkman   The coronavirus pandemic has laid bare the problems with how many businesses operate: from inadequate sick leave policies and poor working conditions to continued attempt...
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SB. Sustainable Business Updates, March 30, 2020 While the government stalls under pressure to provide necessary aid to the millions affected by COVID-19, a silver lining to this pandemic is being revealed as more and more businesses exemplify efforts to put people before profit. Businesses large ...
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Shared from the 3/27/2020 The Denver Post eEdition MOFFAT COUNTY By Sam Brasch
Colorado Public Radio CRAIG» (Making the most of your local assets to transition to a sustainable new economy) Walter the dinosaur doesn’t look like an economic savior. At the moment, he’s not even a fully ex...
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Shared from the 3/16/2020 The Denver Post eEdition By Ellen Rosen © The New York Times Co. Welcome to the expanding sector of remanufacturing. The practice essentially involves taking products or components, whether in disrepair or at the end of their useful lives, to a like-new condition. Acc...
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Shared from the 9/6/2019 The Denver Post eEdition By William Mathis Bloomberg News   The global energy supply is turning greener. Investment in new renewable energy is on course to total $2.6 trillion in the years from 2010 through the end of 2019, according to a study by BloombergNEF ...
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According to recent data from the WHO, “9 out of 10 people breathe air containing high levels of pollutants.” The data also blames the alarming death toll of 7 million people every year on outdoor and household air pollution. It further states that “around 3 billion people – more than 40% of the w...
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Every April 22, those passionate about restoring and preserving the planet’s health commemorate Earth Day, which was first recognized in 1970. By late 1969, the United States had borne both the fruits and negative impacts of the industrial development and the Industrial Revolution, said Earth Day N...
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Open Access DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2542-5196(17)30103-1 Exposure to environmental pollution remains a major source of hazard not only for our health but also for our planet. In 2012, WHO estimated that exposures to polluted soil, water, and air contributed to an estimated 8·9 million...
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In one of his final acts as president, Barack Obama has signed over half a billion dollars to the United Nations Green Climate Fund. The Obama administration latest and final contribution, announced on Tuesday, will bring the total funds to date to $1 billion. However, this falls short of the $3 b...
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President Obama removed the majority of the Arctic Ocean and parts of the Atlantic from the federal government’s fossil fuel leasing program today, responding to widespread calls to preempt the incoming Trump administration from expanding offshore oil and gas drilling and worsening the climate crisi...
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By Patricia Espinosa Humanity will look back on Nov. 4, as the day that countries of the world shut the door on inevitable climate disaster and set off with determination towards a sustainable future. The Paris climate change agreement—the result of the most complex, comprehensive a...
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