environment

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Would Immigration Reform Help the Environment?

Three important members of the environmental lobby have spoken out in support of immigration reform - and in some cases, not without criticisms…
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Bacardi Limited Meets Environmental Targets

Bacardi Limited made major environmental achievements, including reducing water use by almost 50 percent, and reducing both energy use and greenhouse gas (GHG…
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Breathe Deeper: Ground Level Ozone Declining

Estimates of declines in ground level ozone may be way too low.
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Fracking Moratorium in New York Gets Extended

The New York State Assembly last week approved a two-year moratorium on fracking, extending a de facto ban that has been in place…
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Who Should Control the World’s Water?

This year (2013) marks the International Year of Water Cooperation. As countries and corporations vie for control over precious water resources, is it…
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Detroit Public Schools’ Go Green Program Makes Progress

The Detroit Public Schools Go Green program began in November, but participation has been enthusiastic and widespread. Midyear awards recognized schools that went…
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Is the Sharing Economy Innately Sustainable?

There’s no doubt that sharing promotes collaborative exchange and that husbanding our natural resources is good for the environment, but will this trend…
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Solar Power Finds a New Home at General Mills’ Plant in Spain

General Mills partners with solar developers and investors to create a new home for 4,500 solar panels in San Adrian, Navarra Spain, opening…
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Obama and the National Climate Assessment: Hot Enough for Ya?

President Obama’s forceful pledge to “respond to the threat of climate change” during his second inaugural address Monday was both specific and somewhat…
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Belgium Hosts Europe’s Best Recycling and Prevention Program

By Cecilia Allen and the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives The Flemish region of Belgium boasts the highest waste diversion rate in Europe.…
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Which Acronym is Your School Bond Money Purchasing?

Schools and the communities surrounding them are often cheerleaders for “green” building certifications, but few people know what these programs include, or why…
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Zero Waste, From Dream to Reality in the Philippines

The city of Alaminos is pioneering zero waste in the Philippines. Under a new law, the public and all levels of government share…
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Door-to-Door Collection Reduces Waste in Hernani, Spain

Facing a nearly full landfill in 2002, Spain’s Gipuzkoa Province proposed building two new incinerators. Citizen opposition was immediate and widespread. In response,…
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Transforming Landfills into Sustainable Businesses One Wiggler at a Time

María Rodriguez, founder of Byoearth is teaching women the value of the red wiggler worm and the use of vermicomposting to support sustainable…
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On the Environmental Frontlines: Waste Pickers

Over the last 20 years, waste pickers—workers in the informal economy who recover recyclable materials from trash—in Pune, India have transformed both their…