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A new report shows 2.5 million Americans now work in the clean energy field—and that number is quickly growing. The clean energy revolution means we’re getting more renewable power from the wind and sun, doing more with less waste in our workplaces and homes, and building some of the best all-elect...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
In a world where addressing global social and environmental problems are still more prominent than ever, Impact Investing as an emerging asset class is the best new alternative for channeling large-scale private capital for social and environmental benefit. This is the new face of corporate social p...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
You've seen the statistics: Today, for the first time in human history, more people live in cities than don't. According to the United Nations, by mid-century two thirds of the global population -- an additional 2.5 billion -- are expected to dwell in urban areas. The future is cities. Given t...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
A recent survey found that the majority of the American public supports government action on climate change — but environmental advocates say this action needs to happen before it is too late. Jasmine Ruddy, environmental policy chairwoman of UNC Student Government, said the survey's...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Standard & Poor’s (S&P) Ratings Services has found yet another way that fossil fuel burning by rich countries is going to screw over poor ones — by making it harder for them to borrow money. S&P analysts identified climate change as one of two “global mega-trends” that will shape c...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Resting near the bottom of the food chain, Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba) underpin much of the Southern Ocean's ecosystem. But in a rapidly warming world, these hugely-abundant crustaceans could see their habitat shrink considerably. In a recent paper in PLOS ONE, scientists predict that Antarc...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
High on the icy, windswept plateau of East Antarctica an international team of scientists is about to assemble a time machine. First stop: back to the era when Christ was born. If all goes well, the Australian-led team hopes to eventually retrace one-million years of atmospheric history by drilling...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Rapid thawing of the Arctic could trigger a catastrophic "economic timebomb" which would cost trillions of dollars and undermine the global financial system, say a group of economists and polar scientists. Governments and industry have expected the widespread warming of the Arctic region ...
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