sustainable development

An approach to developing anything that recognizes the need to meet the challenges of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

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Economist Nouriel Roubini, seen here in 2009, spoke about co-ops and the future at the International Summit of Co-operatives in Quebec City. Photograph by: Shannon Stapleton , Reuters file photo

Co-ops: Sustainable Solution for Economic Growth

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Speed of Ocean Acidification Concerns Scientists

Ocean acidification has happened before sometimes with large consequences for marine ecosystems. But within the last 300 million years, never has the rate…
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Renewable Energy is a Catalyst for Social and Economic Advancement

Sunlabob Renewable Energy co-founder and CEO Andy Schroeter discusses why universal energy access is a gateway to sustainable development objectives in rural areas…
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First Solar Invests in Himalayan Solar + Clean Water Project

The pilot project will construct a sustainable, integrated, solar-powered water supply system for residents of two middle Himalayan villages.
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Sustainable Rubber Products Destined for European Markets

A new sustainable rubber partnership will spur production of tires and a wide range of industrial materials made from sustainable Lehigh's micronized rubber…
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More Coal Mining or Saving Tigers? India Wrestles with the Choice

Choices such as this have been faced since the dawn of the industrial era, but are now critical and politically sensitive as India…
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New 170 Megawatt Solar Facility Comes to Southern California

Fluor's got the go-ahead to begin Phase 1 of the Centinela Solar project, which aims to bring an initial 125 megawatts of solar…
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Huge Oversupply Renders Kyoto Protocol Emissions Market Ineffective

The huge surplus means that developed economies will be able to emit more greenhouse gases than foreseen under worst-case "business-as-usual" scenarios, as well…
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Panel Seeks to Assure UN Clean Development Mechanism’s Future

The future of the world's largest and most substantial vehicle for fostering sustainable development, the UN Kyoto Protocol's Clean Development Mechanism, is in…
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Interview: Inside a Panamanian Ecotourism Development

Ben Loomis shares his thoughts on how environmentalism and travel fit together.

Can PepsiCo Inspire Sustainable Development in Africa?

In an interview with Sanjeev Chadha, head of PepsiCo’s operations in the Middle East and Africa, he explained why Pepsi is bullish about…
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The State of Sustainable Development According to Professionals

A recent survey asks sustainable development professionals what they think about current progress. Here's what they said.
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Sea Ice Melting at Alarming Rate

June saw the largest loss of sea ice since we've been keeping records. What can we do to halt the melt?
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Public-Private Partnership Brings Solar PV to Denver Affordable Housing

Led by the Denver Housing Authority, project partners have joined to install more than 2.5-MW of solar power systems to 387 affordable housing…
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Ecosystem Based Management Comes to Southern Oregon Port

The Ecosystem-Based Management summit goals were to increase participant knowledge, decrease duplicate efforts, and encourage partnerships within the area in order to share…