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2 economic concepts every sustainability professional should know 8.5.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Take heed of these models for decision-making in a complicated world.
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Tips for ensuring governments are truly switched on to the energy transition 27.3.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Policy decisions today on issues of innovation and access will determine whether the system of the future can deliver.
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Why economic 'degrowth' is an ethical imperative 24.3.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
The Global North's economy has created a dire global ecological predicament. Now, we must shift to an economy that respects planetary boundaries.
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When will an ocean debris solution float to the surface? Let's change the debate 23.3.2018 GreenBiz.com
It’s time to acknowledge that the concept of circularity may need to be defined differently depending on the material.
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Before the US Approves New Uranium Mining, Consider Its Toxic Legacy 28.2.2018 Truthout.com
Support from readers keeps Truthout 100 percent independent. If you like what you're reading, make a donation! Uranium -- the raw material for nuclear power and nuclear weapons -- is having a moment in the spotlight. Companies such as  Energy Fuels, Inc.  have played  well-publicized roles in lobbying the Trump administration to reduce federal protection for  public lands  with uranium deposits. The Defense Department's Nuclear Posture Review calls for  new weapons production  to expand the US nuclear arsenal, which could spur new domestic uranium mining. And the Interior Department is advocating more domestic uranium production, along with other materials identified as " critical minerals ."  What would expanded uranium mining in the US mean at the local level? I have studied the legacies of past uranium mining and milling in Western states for over a decade. My  book  examines dilemmas faced by uranium communities caught between harmful legacies of previous mining booms and the potential promise of new ...
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What could have prevented the Cape Town water crisis 28.2.2018 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
It's better than your usual cost-benefit analysis, and other water-stressed parts of the world should pay attention before they also near Day Zero.
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The Global Uprising for a More Equitable and Humane Labor Force 22.2.2018 Truthout - All Articles
Despite the mass corporate media obsession with Donald Trump's reactionary, vulgar and insulting statements, grassroots activity is becoming more energized in the United States and around the globe. In We Are All Fast-Food Workers Now, Annelise Orleck records the movements for a more equitble and humane labor force, speaking with activists and giving grounds for hope. In a world of neoliberal dominance, advocating for fair and deserved worker justice is a challenging task. In this excerpt, Orleck makes the case that workers are rising up around the world to achieve this goal. A demonstrator holds a sign during a protest for higher wages and a union on April 15, 2015, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo: Mark Dixon ) Despite the mass corporate media obsession with Donald Trump's reactionary, vulgar and insulting statements, grassroots activity is becoming more energized in the United States and around the globe. History Professor Annelise Orleck records the movements for a more equitble and humane labor ...
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The missing third party: Corporations and the new social contract 21.2.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
What is a business for? As discontent rises with the side effects of globalization, it's time to reassess.
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How Donald Trump Plans to Enlist Fossil Fuels in the Struggle for Global Dominance 12.2.2018 Truthout - All Articles
Choose journalism that empowers movements for social, environmental and economic justice: Support the independent media at Truthout! The new US energy policy of the Trump era is, in some ways, the oldest energy policy on Earth. Every great power has sought to mobilize the energy resources at its command, whether those be slaves, wind-power, coal, or oil, to further its hegemonic ambitions. What makes the Trumpian variant -- the unfettered exploitation of America's fossil-fuel reserves -- unique lies only in the moment it's being applied and the likely devastation that will result, thanks not only to the 1950s-style polluting of America's air, waters, and urban environment, but to the devastating hand it will lend to a globally warming world. Last month, if you listened to the chatter among elite power brokers at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, you would have heard a lot of bragging about the immense progress being made in renewable energy. "My government has planned a major campaign," ...
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Here are 5 ways climate became part of the 2018 Davos dialogue 29.1.2018 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Despite the U.S. government's silence, plenty of world leaders and corporate chieftains are speaking up.
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Is the DNA of GDP evolving? 24.1.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
A new report from Davos critiques of GDP as an analog for economic success reflects efforts to preserve natural capital and ensure social equity.
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When Copper Kings leave, what happens to the slag? 19.1.2018 High Country News Most Recent
To jolt its economy, a town explores the many uses of the byproduct of its smelting history.
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Want to revitalize a depressed economy? The EPA can help. 18.1.2018 High Country News Most Recent
A Montana town is using an obscure program to help clean up contaminated areas.
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Libby, Montana, tries to shake its ‘Superfund stigma’ 18.1.2018 High Country News Most Recent
Rebranding could help the town distance itself from past asbestos pollution.
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Would the Atlantic Coast Pipeline Be the Job Creator Its TV Ads Claim? 19.12.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Ready to make a difference? Help Truthout provide a platform for exposing injustice and inspiring action. Click here to make a one-time or monthly donation. Dominion and Duke Energy got more bad news about their controversial Atlantic Coast Pipeline project this month, with North Carolina regulators announcing they  would not issue the necessary air quality permit  for a planned compressor station in Northampton County by Dec. 15, as the utilities had hoped. The proposed 600-mile pipeline would carry fracked gas from West Virginia to North Carolina, with most of it used to generate electricity at gas-fired power plants. On Dec. 4, the NC Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) -- headed by the Environmental Defense Fund's former Southeastern regional director Michael Regan --  asked for additional information  about air pollution impacts, indefinitely extending the deadline for a response. This marks the fifth time that Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's administration has asked the ACP developers for more ...
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Imagining a New Social Order: Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin in Conversation 19.11.2017 Truthout.com
Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin discuss how the left can save the US from neoliberal excesses. (Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout ) In a time of deep political, social and economic uncertainty for everyone (except the ultra-rich), Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin provide some theoretical and practical guidance for the left. This Truthout interview is an effort to help reimagine a realistic social order in an age when the old order is dying but the new has yet to be born. Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin discuss how the left can save the US from neoliberal excesses. (Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout ) This story could not have been published without the support of readers like you. Click here to make a tax-deductible donation to Truthout and fund more stories like it! We live in an age of illegitimate neoliberal hegemony and soaring political uncertainty. The evidence is all around: citizen disillusionment over mainstream political parties and the traditional conservative-liberal divide, massive inequality, ...
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An MBA finds cold comfort in solving a nation's food waste 27.10.2017 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Two MBAs travel to Brazil on behalf of a multinational refrigeration company. Here's what they found.
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First Nations-led renewable energy generation in B.C. offers promising path forward 18.10.2017 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Eryn Fitzgerald Judith (Kekinusuqs) Sayers These are exciting times in British Columbia for those interested in building sustainable, just and climate-friendly energy systems. The recent change in government could mean a shift away from a corporate agenda driven by the needs of a massively energy-intensive fracking and LNG industry towards one that prioritizes action on climate change, First Nations' self-determination and community-scale economic development. Indeed, First Nations-led renewable energy generation offers a promising path forward for each of these. The momentum that First Nations have already built in this area, combined with developments in renewable energy technology, means they are well-positioned to be leaders in B.C.'s transition to a sustainable energy system. We recently completed a province-wide  survey  of First Nations' involvement in the renewable energy sector, which turned up some provocative results. The survey was sent to all 203 First Nations in the province, and received a ...
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Blueprint for a Progressive US: A Dialogue With Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin 17.10.2017 Truthout.com
(Photo: Bianca Pontes / EyeEm) Expanding educational opportunities and building a green economy -- while shrinking both the military and the fossil fuel industry -- are the best routes to full employment, say world-renowned public intellectuals Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin. Also, greater financial regulation and more public development banks that prioritize social welfare over massive profits are crucial for a progressive agenda. (Photo: Bianca Pontes / EyeEm) You can fuel thoughtful, authority-challenging journalism: Click here to make a tax-deductible donation to Truthout. This is the first part of a wide-ranging interview with world-renowned public intellectuals Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin. The next installment will appear on October 24. Not long after taking office, it became evident that Donald Trump had engaged in fraudulent populism during his campaign. His promise to "Make America Great Again" has been exposed as a lie, as the Trump administration has been busy extending US military power, ...
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Brad Gammons of IBM on Human + Machine 2.10.2017 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
How is technology helping societies like China address environmental challenges produced by rapid economic development and urbanization? Energy and water are core ingredients for economic development and urbanization yet their nexus, supply and use must be managed carefully to produce sustainable environmental outcomes. The ability to understand these interactions and associated impacts though trusted information, monitoring, analytical insights and shared knowledge can aid in supporting sustainable environmental outcomes.
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