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San Francisco: Zero Waste by 2020

San Francisco has established itself as a global leader in waste management by diverting 77 percent of its waste away from landfills and…
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Plastic Bottles Turn to Roofing Materials in Disaster Zones

A research team at the New York Institute of Technology has come up with an innovative way to cut recovery costs from natural…
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Beyond Recycling: On the Road to Zero Waste

This week, Other Worlds launches the blog series “Environmental Possibilities: Zero Waste,” featuring new ways of thinking, acting, and shaping government policy. Each…
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Slashing a Conference’s Footprint: Going Greener at the 2012 Net Impact Conference

Think about the last big event you attended – low impact is probably not the first phrase that pops into your head. Event…
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Five Themes from SXSWEco 2012

Five themes emerged from the second annual SXSW Eco conference.

Space Exploration Has Put More Focus on Earth

In the wake of Neil Armstrong's death, space exploration is not only a way to learn about the universe but also more about…
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General Motors Installs 8.15 MW Solar Array in Germany

GM's newest success is the installment of an 8.15 MW solar array on the rooftop of one of its Adam Opel AG plants…
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Hershey Pledges to Improve Cocoa Farming Conditions in Mexico

North America’s largest producer of chocolate, The Hershey Company, certainly made some waves in the past regarding its lag behind competitors in sustainable…
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How Baseball Could Usher in a Greener American Future

Major League Baseball broke the color barrier 7 years before The Supreme Court ruled in favor of desegregation. Today, MLB is stepping up…
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Majority of Americans Agree: Protecting the Environment Creates Jobs

The majority of Americans (58 percent) think that protecting the environment improves economic growth and creates new jobs, according to a recently released…
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How UN Peacekeeping Operations Save Money by Thinking Green

Reducing the environmental impacts of UN Peacekeeping operations not only benefits the environment, but saves money, according to a report by the UN…
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McKinsey: Solar Costs Could Drop 70% by 2020

McKinsey says solar is will be highly cost-competitive by 2020.
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Obama: Focus on Climate Change to Bolster the Economy

Who ya gonna call on climate change?
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10 Ways Walmart is Failing on Sustainability: Can It Improve?

To help people better evaluate Walmart’s claims of being a green leader, Food & Water Watch and the Institute for Local Self-Reliance have…
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Another Buffett Rule: No Shortcuts on the Environment

Warren Buffett: Take no shortcuts on the environment and sustainability.