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Tesla Model S Safety Defended, But Stocks Still Plunge

Last week’s Tesla S fire caused the automaker’s stock to drop. Whether the fire will prompt the NHTSA to investigate isn’t clear yet. But according to the driver, there’s nothing to investigate. The car’s safety measures kept him safe and sound. Not bad, considering that he was traveling at about 70 miles-per-hour.

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Combating Rising Sea Levels – Can Sustainable Energy Help?

The recent IPCC summary update and supporting documents on the science of climate change highlight how much the sea buffers us from the impact of climate warming. What are the options for a sustainable future, based on the learnings from the update?

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Fossil Fuel Investors Ask for Climate Change Risk Assessment

The risk of climate change has fossil fuel investors worried. And they aren’t just concerned about what extreme climate change means for the planet, but for the well being of their investments if fossil fuel companies don’t consider the potential impact of global warming.

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Microsoft Signs Twenty Year Wind Power Agreement in Texas

Last year, Microsoft committed to become carbon neutral. The mechanism for achieving this is an internal carbon fee charged to each business group and department for the amount of carbon emissions associated with their operations. These fees are treated as real money so that the cost of doing business effectively gets higher, particularly for those divisions … Continued

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Report: Eco-Certification isn’t the ‘Magic Bullet’ for Hotel Revenue

Is eco-certification what hotel guests are looking for when they go searching for accommodations? A Cornell University research team looked at that question in the hope of determining whether investing in green technology makes a difference to customers. The answers were both reassuring and confusing at the same time.

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PSU and Walmart Collaborate on Green Roof

Designing green roofs is not just about installing solar panels on large rooftops. It’s also about using the space to filter stormwater, enable energy efficiency, mitigate heat islands and provide habitat. The partnership will enable the collection of in-depth, real-time data on the largest green installation in Portland.

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PulpWorks: Molding a Better World with PW-Packs

Each year 130 million pounds of CO2e are generated as a result of PVC production for packaging. Through the elimination of plastic packaging, PulpWorks’ immediate goal is to prevent more than half a million pounds of CO2e from entering the atmosphere with their environmentally friendly PW-Pack.

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The Evolution of Sustainability Planning in Grand Rapids

By Haris Alibašić Through the careful development of a sustainability plan, the city of Grand Rapids, Michigan has become one of the most sustainability planning-oriented communities in the United States. In a presentation entitled Taking Sustainable Cities Seriously: How Cities Choose their Paths Towards Sustainability to the Community Sustainability Partnership Summit held in Grand Rapids … Continued