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The President’s Climate Action Plan stated a goal for the Federal government to consume 20 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020 – more than double the current goal of 7.5 percent.  The path to that goal was then established in the December 2013 Presidential Memorandum, Fede...
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Some of the most extreme heat waves of 2013 were caused by climate change, according to a new report from the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. Specific events last year that the studies in the report link to climate change include heat waves in Europe, Australia, China, Korea and Jap...
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Massive flooding has made the streets of Boulder impassable and destroyed multiple homes in Boulder County, according to Officer of Emergency Management officials. One person was killed in Jamestown when a structure collapsed because of the flooding, the OEM said. The National Weather Service has ...
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Posted by on in Newsletter Archive
Water is the theme for 2013 Water sustains us and all life on earth.  We can make a big difference by conserving water thus reducing our impact on climate change, supporting clean water policies and nonprofits such as Earth Protect's partner Water for People which helps people gain a...
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Posted by on in Water Conservation
Water is a valuable resource in Washington.  Using our resources wisely will help us fill the needs of people, industries, businesses and farms, while also keeping fish and other aquatic life alive and well.  Across the state these water users have diverse needs and goals we must find a wa...
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Posted by on in Newsletter Archive
Earth Day 2013 Earth Day is about us, our loved ones, our pets and wild animals, our trees, fish and flowers. Each person can make a difference by taking actions in their lives and organizations to live sustainably. Recycle, buy green products, conserve water, turn out lights and save energy, learn...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
California Is Acting On It The Salton Sea area of the Imperial Valley in California, was once a thriving tourist destination, but deteriorated as the sea, which was created by the Colorado River, died from pollution and dried out from the effects of global warming. By Bryan Walsh It’s not the hap...
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Posted by on in Human Health
  As we welcome in the New Year around the world I’m sure many of us will be making resolutions for the months ahead. The 1st of January marks a fresh start and a great opportunity to set personal challenges to improve ourselves, our lifestyles, and perhaps make a difference to the world aroun...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
  1.Solar Engineer:

Whatever the future holds for the energy sector (and to say that it's a matter of dispute is an understatement), we should all remember one thing: nearly all the energy we use is ultimately solar in origin. The oil we extract is really a liquid battery of energy photosynth...
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    Boston College’s Center for Corporate Citizenshiprecently released its annual report on the state of corporate citizenship. For corporate social responsibility (CSR) practitioners and advocates, the survey’s findings are most encouraging for making what can...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
It’s nearly 2013 and I am grateful. After three years of traveling with a backpack through 14 countries in Africa and the Middle East, I am finally back home with my family in the United States.  The time I spent abroad stretched my mind and broadened my heart, transformed long h...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
As is the case with most sports, college football–not to mention bowl games–and sustainability do not intuitively go in the same sentence. The long-term sustainability of many of these games themselves come into question considering how many of them there are; 6-6 teams have an opport...
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From unprecedented drought to killer cold, 2012 was a year of weather extremes. Becky Oskin In 2012, the United States suffered 11 weather-related events that cost $1 billion apiece, according to a preliminary list released Thursday (Dec. 20) by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ...
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