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From Tree-Planting Drones to Shade-Grown Tea: Businesses Are Making Money by Reforesting the Planet 18.1.2018 WRI Stories
From Tree-Planting Drones to Shade-Grown Tea: Businesses Are Making Money by Reforesting the Planet Comments|Add Comment|PrintRestoration in Costa Rica. Photo by Luciana Gallardo Lomeli/WRI An estimated 15 billion trees are cut down each year—more than 41 million per day. Given this pace of land degradation, it’s hard to imagine how traditional reforestation methods, which rely on the hand-planting of live seedlings, could ever keep up. BioCarbon Engineering offers another way—a device, no more... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Why Larry Fink isn't waiting on Washington 18.1.2018 GreenBiz.com
Blackrock's CEO is waging a bold, long-term bet on sustainability with his threat to 1,000 CEOs. Yet there's more beneath the surface.
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How to Achieve Zero Emissions With a Green New Deal, Even if the Federal Government Won't Help 17.1.2018 Truthout - All Articles
(Image: Lauren Walker / Truthout ) It's obvious that we can't expect anything good on climate change to come out of the Trump administration, but we also can't afford to wait, says economist Robert Pollin. Two recent studies produced by Pollin and his colleagues for New York and Washington states offer a path for states to make a just transition away from fossil fuels to clean renewable energy while creating thousands of new jobs. The following article could only be published thanks to support from our readers. To fund more stories like it, make a donation to Truthout by clicking here! With Donald Trump in the White House, the prospects for fighting climate change have never been any bleaker in the US. Yet there are options available to state governments to move forward with the greening of the economy even without federal support. This point is made crystal clear in  two studies  produced recently by economist Robert Pollin and some of his colleagues at the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) at ...
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The sharing economy, growing green finance, how to speak Z 17.1.2018 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
The latest crop of reports for sustainability professionals.
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10 minutes with Tim Smith, Walden Asset Management 16.1.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Activist shareholders, it turns out, are only human.
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Ecological restoration goes to Washington 16.1.2018 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Restoration recovers natural areas to healthy condition and function. It’s also a good business opportunity that needs government backing.
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D.C.-area technology investment soared in 2017, but early-stage firms still struggle 15.1.2018 Washington Post
D.C.-area technology investment soared in 2017, but early-stage firms still struggle
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We are all social entrepreneurs 13.1.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
We need to foster people using business for a higher purpose. The good thing is, people don't need to start or own a business to participate.
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Full text of Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper’s final State of the State speech 12.1.2018 Denver Post: Local
The following are Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper's prepared remarks for his final State of the State speech. The Democrat's actual speech could vary.
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Not investing in energy efficiency is a foolish thing to do, says Mahindra CSO   11.1.2018 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Not investing in energy efficiency is a foolish thing to do, says Mahindra CSO  
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Trump Officials Seek to Change Rules on Lending to the Poor 11.1.2018 Wall St. Journal: Policy
The Trump administration plans to unveil a major revision to decades-old banking rules that mandate lending to poor borrowers, potentially transforming the way banks make billions of dollars in loans, investments and donations to poorer customers.
Steve Cochran to U.S. Senate Committee: Enhance Investments in Our Critical Natural Infrastructure 10.1.2018 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Steve Cochran to U.S. Senate Committee: Enhance Investments in Our Critical Natural Infrastructure
Why voluntary climate risk disclosure is going mainstream 9.1.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
When the G20 speaks, investors and companies listen.
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Financing Sustainable Infrastructure: A Tale of Two Cities 9.1.2018 THE CITY FIX
Investment in infrastructure is vital for cities to function and prosper. But many local governments struggle to finance large infrastructure projects while a huge proportion of their residents live in poverty. Two pioneering cities – Hyderabad and Kampala – have ...
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How a Maryland bank is quietly solving the marijuana industry’s cash problem 3.1.2018 Washington Post
How a Maryland bank is quietly solving the marijuana industry’s cash problem
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Saving the Free Press From Private Equity 27.12.2017 American Prospect
This article appears in the Winter 2018 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here .  There is a standard story about the death of newspapers. After decades of enjoying easy profits from print ad income, publishers were blindsided by the internet revolution. Free information on the web cut into their core audience, especially among the young. The expenses of paper, printing, and delivery—“trucks and trees”—made them increasingly uncompetitive in a digital age. Publishers were slow to adjust. By the time owners figured out how to monetize web content, Google and Facebook had gotten there first, and were taking an estimated 80 percent of digital ad revenues. The crash of 2008 only hastened the decline. A few national newspapers with unique franchises—The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post—have begun to figure out the digital transition, using paywalls, new digital content, and complementary business strategies to realize income from other sources. They will ...
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Trump Vowed to Fix US Infrastructure -- but His Budget Stiffs Small Towns 26.12.2017 Truthout - All Articles
The block grant program and other federal programs that have assisted communities with about $8 billion annually for cleaner water, safer sidewalks, streetlights and sewage treatment are on the chopping block in Washington, DC. Despite President Trump's promise to rebuild the US's ailing infrastructure, much-needed financial support for small communities is threatened by details deeply embedded in the Trump administration's 2018 budget and tax plans. This story was originally published by Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting, a nonprofit news organization based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Learn more at  revealnews.org  and subscribe to the Reveal podcast, produced with PRX, at  revealnews.org/podcast . Orange Cove, California, whose nearly 10,000 residents include many Central Valley farmworkers, needed to quit sending dirty water into a nearby creek. Thorp, Wisconsin, a village of about 1,600, needed to install an elevator to make the public library more accessible to disabled ...
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No one would build on barren land near Suitland Metro. So the county is taking the risk. 26.12.2017 Washington Post
No one would build on barren land near Suitland Metro. So the county is taking the risk.
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Forget Bitcoins; invest in green renewable energy with WePower tokens 16.12.2017 TreeHugger
They are a new way to raise money and build green power.
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Finding the L.A. real estate gold rush — in Compton, Watts and South L.A. 9.12.2017 LA Times: Commentary

If you were to stand near the corner of 57th Street and South Vermont Avenue, you might not see many great selling points.

But if you were to stand there with Julio Ruiz, you’d get a different take.

He’d point out the nearby transit options, which could get you to USC, downtown, and all the way...

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