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4 Ways China’s Belt and Road Initiative Could Support Sustainable Infrastructure 23.5.2017 WRI Stories
4 Ways China’s Belt and Road Initiative Could Support Sustainable InfrastructureAdd Comment|PrintWind farm in Shantou, China. Photo by Chris/Flickr Beijingers enjoyed clean air and blue skies earlier this month, as they usually do when big things happen in the city, such as the APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting and convenings of the national congresses. This time it was the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation. The Forum discussed the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), China’s massive... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Delta Dispatches: Louisiana's Working Coast 22.5.2017 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Welcome to the latest episode of Delta Dispatches with hosts Jacques Hebert & Simone Maloz. We’re happy to welcome Lacy McManus and Joni Tuck to the show today. Lacy is the Director of Program Development of GNO Inc. and talks with Jacques and Simone about the economic case for restoration in Southeast Louisiana. In the second half the show, Joni sits in studio to chat about Port Fourchon & The Working Coast. Joni Tuck is the External Relations Manager for the Greater ...
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Electric city: Volvo unveils vision for clean cars, buses and more 22.5.2017 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Swedish vehicle manufacturer focuses on air quality as it unveils a host of new green bus, truck and construction machinery prototypes.
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Victims of alleged U.S. visa fraud sue to get their money back 21.5.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Desiring an American education for his children, William Li said he put $500,000 into a visa program that provides green cards in exchange for job-creating investments in the U.S.

After giving his money to the California Investment Immigrant Fund in 2011, the Chinese businessman took annual trips...

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Community Choice Energy Will Help San Jose Chart A More Sustainable Future 18.5.2017 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
All too often, calls for environmental sustainability resemble a doctor’s prescription, urging that we indulge less, sweat more, and take bad-tasting medicine. Fortunately, life sometimes gives us happier options. On May 16, the San Jose City Council voted to establish a Community Choice Energy (CCE) program, which will enable our residents and businesses to choose the source of their electricity. By becoming the largest U.S. city to do so, we will save consumers money, boost our renewable energy supply, and invest in energy efficiency projects. For decades, San Jose consumers have purchased their electricity from an investor-owned utility, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E). CCE programs offer our residents a choice, by providing an alternative source of wholesale energy purchases, while PG&E continues distributing the electricity through its own power lines, and handling all billing. Residents can then choose to purchase their electricity from the local CCE, or “opt out” to PG&E, after comparing rates, ...
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Louisiana’s Infrastructure Opportunity: Coastal Restoration and Protection 18.5.2017 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
This week is Infrastructure Week, a national event recognizing the importance of investing in and improving our nation’s infrastructure. What do you think of when you hear the word “infrastructure”? You probably think of roads and bridges, ports and waterways, airports and railways. But another important element is investing in and improving our nation’s natural infrastructure. Rebuilding America’s natural infrastructure – its beaches, dunes, marshes and mangroves – is equally important, because such natural infrastructure solutions buffer communities against storm ...
How to Attract Private Investment to Energy-Efficient Buildings? Follow the 5 “S’s” 18.5.2017 THE CITY FIX
The 2017 Sustainable Energy for All Forum kicked off with a stark warning: The world is not on track to reach its 2030 energy goals, including those on efficiency. To speed action, leaders in government and finance will need to ...
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How to Attract Private Investment to Energy-Efficient Buildings? Follow the 5 “S’s” 18.5.2017 WRI Stories
How to Attract Private Investment to Energy-Efficient Buildings? Follow the 5 “S’s”Add Comment|PrintEnergy efficiency building monitoring system. Photo by Argonne National Labs/Flickr The 2017 Sustainable Energy for All Forum kicked off with a stark warning: The world is not on track to reach its 2030 energy goals, including those on efficiency. To speed action, leaders in government and finance will need to better coordinate policy and investment to move more money toward clean energy. More... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Trump’s Budget Blueprint Goes Backwards on Urgent Infrastructure Needs 18.5.2017 WRI Stories
Trump’s Budget Blueprint Goes Backwards on Urgent Infrastructure NeedsAdd Comment|PrintThe proposed budget would hinder green infrastructure, such as public transit systems and renewable energy. Photo by Alexander Nie/Flickr This post is part of WRI’s blog series, The Trump Administration. The series analyzes policies and actions by the administration and their implications for climate change, energy, economics and more. With Infrastructure Week kicking off in the United States, business... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Wells Fargo steered blacks and Latinos toward costlier mortgages, Philadelphia lawsuit alleges 16.5.2017 LA Times: Commentary

The city of Philadelphia has sued Wells Fargo, accusing the bank of discriminating against minority home buyers.

The complaint, filed Monday in a federal court in Pennsylvania, alleges that Wells Fargo violated the Fair Housing Act of 1968 by "steering" minority borrowers into mortgages that were...

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When Improving America’s Infrastructure, Don’t Forget Forests 16.5.2017 WRI Stories
When Improving America’s Infrastructure, Don’t Forget Forests Add Comment|PrintNatural infrastructure like healthy forests can support clean water. Photo by Adirondack Watershed Institute/Flickr America’s water infrastructure is in a state of disrepair, as evidenced by disasters such as the public health crisis in Flint, Michigan and dangerous flooding at the Oroville Dam. While water infrastructure like treatment facilities, flood control systems, pipes, wastewater treatment plants and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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The Daily 202: Trump’s chaotic White House once again makes a bad story worse 16.5.2017 Washington Post: Politics
‘Reckless’ disclosure to the Russians is part a pattern of poor judgment
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Benefit Chicago fund makes first round of loans to 6 small businesses, nonprofits 16.5.2017 Chicago Tribune: Business
Businesses that provide employment opportunities for autistic people and ex-convicts are among the first beneficiaries of a novel philanthropic endeavor that allows individuals to make an impact on Chicago by investing as little as $20. Benefit Chicago, launched a year ago with $65 million in ...
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Tomorrow's investment rules, circular business, social media and CSR 16.5.2017 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
A rundown of the latest sustainable business research, from tech and finance to materials, social media and more.
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Unlocking investment in sustainable landscapes is critical for inclusive green growth, according to new report 16.5.2017 IUCN - News & Events
16 May 2017, Kigali, Rwanda – Business participation and investment in sustainable landscapes is critical for achieving inclusive green growth, according to a new report released here today at the Forest and Landscape Investment ...
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Don’t deny the poor the opportunity for dental care 16.5.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

We know that oral health is a foundation for good overall health. It affects employability, education and school attendance, and management of chronic disease.
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The Global Movement To Divest From Fossil Fuels Is Unstoppable 15.5.2017 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Over the past 10 days the pressure to break ties with the fossil fuel industry has never been greater, as thousands of people attended over 260 events in 45 countries on six continents during the Global Divestment Mobilisation (GDM), demanding institutions divest from fossil fuels. At a time when governments are failing to meet their climate-related promises and President Trump is threatening to leave the Paris Agreement, we can’t afford to stand-by waiting for our governments to do the right thing. Climate impacts are taking us into uncharted territory in terms of floods, forest fires, heatwaves, storms, and drought. We know that it is investments in the fossil fuel industry that fund climate impacts. That is why campaigners, faith groups, academics and impacted local communities came together to build on the fossil fuel divestment movement, which is now spreading in Asia, Latin America and Africa, setting the groundwork for future divestments. Divestment has proven to be an effective way to undermine ...
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China Proposes Major Green Investment Amid U.S. Retreat From Climate Change 15.5.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
In a sweeping foreign policy address on Sunday, Chinese President Xi Jinping promised to invest in clean energy, build scientific coalitions, and support other countries’ efforts to adapt to climate change. Speaking in Beijing at the inaugural Belt and Road Forum, a gathering of 130 nations with which China hopes to build a massive trade network, Xi called finance “the lifeblood of modern economy” and pledged to spend $900 billion on infrastructure abroad. “We propose the establishment of an international coalition for green development on the Belt and Road, and we will provide support to related countries in adapting to climate change,” Xi said at the conference, which drew 29 heads of state and established what CNN called the makings of “China’s new world order.” The full text of his keynote speech was published in English by the government-run propaganda newspaper Global Times. “We need to seize opportunities presented by the new round of change in energy mix and the revolution in energy technologies ...
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Filling the gap: Why demand for green banks is growing 15.5.2017 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Organizations such as NY Green Bank offer new ways to finance renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. But concern lingers over how the Trump administration will impact demand.
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Q&A: Can Black America Stay Strong Under Trump? 12.5.2017 American Prospect
AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin National Urban League President and CEO Marc Morial speaks about the 2017 State of Black America report at the National Urban League in Washington.  The state of black America, says the National Urban League, is strong. The Obama administration created 15 million new jobs, while the black unemployment rate dropped to its lowest level in a decade. High school graduation rates improved; the Affordable Care Act improved health outcomes and reduced the numbers of the uninsured. The National Urban League’s 2017 State of Black America “Protecting our Progress” report looks at these indicators and also compares African American and Latino progress to whites’ in nearly 70 metropolitan areas to provide a snapshot of current social and economic well-being of the two groups. But the improving condition of black America was then (Obama Time) and this is now (Trump Time). However ineptly they go about it, President Trump and congressional Republicans aim to set in motion a full-fledged ...
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