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Olga Zavodskaya, post-graduate student at Samara State Technical University, Russia

Advancing the Science of Pollution-Cleaning Plants

Student research in Russia funded by the Alcoa Foundation Advancing Sustainability Research program has found a new use for a plant called myriad-leaf:…
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SXSWeco Interview: Val Fishman, BEF

Of particular interest at SXSWeco this year has been the issue of water.  I sat down with Val Fishman, BEF's VP of corporate…
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Food Waste Has a Big Impact on Climate, Water, Land and Biodiversity

The carbon footprint of food produced and not eaten is estimated at 3.3 billion tons of greenhouse gases: making food wastage the world's…
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Professional Sports Teams Win Big on Sustainability

Thirteen percent of people follow science, while over 63 percent follow sports. The sports industry has a unique opportunity to influence trends in…
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World Water Week: Competitors Must Collaborate on Water Risk Management

In water, shared risk is shared responsibility. But doesn’t competition stifle collaboration on that responsibility? Coca-Cola, SABMiller, H&M and Borealis all say just…
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Water: The Most Critical Asset in Your Production Strategy

We seem to have forgotten a precious, indispensable and dangerously depleting resource: water. Ironically, most companies have sophisticated and effective sustainability programs in…
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New York Picks Greek Yogurt Over Clean Water

New York relaxes regulations for factory farms to meet Greek yogurt demand, putting the state's water supply in danger of contamination.
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Climate Change Threatens Electricity Production

There is a growing trend around the U.S.: changing conditions from a warming planet are causing disruptions in our power supply. The U.S.…
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Straw in Hand, Water-Strained City Thirstily Eyes Great Lakes

Be careful, Waukesha, Wisconsin. Some lawmakers have actually threatened to cash in their favors to the Michigan Militia to keep aquifer-drained areas from…
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How Collaboration Helps AT&T Reduce Energy and Water Use

There are two things that jump out at you while reading through AT&T’s 2012 Sustainability Report: the company has ambitious goals to reduce…
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Environmental Justice and the Structure of Human Rights

Environmental Justice is about the intersection of human rights, infrastructure and how people--rich and poor, living in rich or developing countries--equitably and sustainably…
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Does Nestlé’s Bottled Water Pass the ‘Creating Shared Value’ Test?

Is Nestle's selling bottled water what Michael Porter and Mark Kramer had in mind when they conceived of creating shared value?
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Water, Coca-Cola, and the Strategic Power of Collaboration

Water binds us together. Yet only a select few companies realize that collaboration with the public and civil sectors is the only way…
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Qualtek Manufacturing: Fabricating Success through Sustainability

Qualtek, A 70-person, Colorado-based manufacturing company, looks to sustainable business practices as a way to enhance its market competitiveness and financial performance.
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Failing Infrastructure Could Cost U.S. Businesses $1.2 Trillion by 2020

America's infrastructure is in decay. A panel of labor and environmental leaders explain how investing in upgrades will create jobs, save money, moderate…