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Linking Commuter Rail to Jobs, Housing, and Opportunity in Eastern Massachusetts 18.6.2018 American Prospect
AP Photo/Michael Dwyer Passengers board a train at South Station in Boston Waiting at a suburban station for the train to Boston, I remember my father, who commuted to the state capital from our home south of the city for more than four decades. These old, stubborn purple-trimmed trains still lumber along just like they did when he first started riding them to work in the 1970s. As I listen for the rails to hiss and give away the approaching train, I wonder if the waves of growth and innovation engulfing metro Boston will finally force the Bay State to take a fresh approach to transit, housing, and commercial development. Scurrying down the platform toward a conductor, who hangs out of an open door to wave us in, I pass a route map for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s (MBTA) vast commuter rail network. A dozen branching lines carry passengers over nearly 400 miles of track (Chicago and New York are the only systems in the U.S. with greater reach). In the first half of the 19th century, ...
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Colorado company picked to develop former Loretto Heights campus 15.6.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
A local company has been picked to develop the storied Colorado Heights University campus, a visible landmark in southwest Denver that has brought out the protective instincts in its neighbors.
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How you can help Philly reimagine our civic spaces | Opinion 14.6.2018 Philly.com News
Join your Park Friends Group. Volunteer at a Free Library branch. Fundraise for your local advisory council.
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All risk, no reward: funding disaster mitigation can prove difficult 14.6.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Why do investments in climate adaptation lag behind the level of funding needed?
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The next generation of Silicon Valley’s sustainability investing needs strategic corporates 12.6.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Four Kleiner Perkins partners have launched a new $350 million fund for investing in startups with major funding from strategic corporate investors.
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Market analysts find green economy market cap matches fossil fuel sector 12.6.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
A new report from FTSE Group finds that sustainable investments have grown as the fossil fuel sector has shrunk, presenting a massive opportunity.
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Bringing IKEA full circle: Retailer unveils ambitious climate goals 8.6.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Ready to assemble a plastics ban, circular design and zero-emission deliveries?
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How solar minigrids could brighten economic prospects for unserved millions in Africa 7.6.2018 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
The demand from grain mills, water pumping, health clinics, barbershops and countless other businesses is there.
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Hell and polluted water: what holistic water management can do 7.6.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
How the 'One Water' movement is successfully leveraging new practices to improve the health, and wealth, of cities and businesses.
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Here's what it could take to accelerate Hawaii's transition to 100 percent renewables 6.6.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
The state is more than a quarter of the way to it's 'all in' commitment to clean power, but the hardest work is yet to come.
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We should worry as much about 'stranded workers' as stranded assets 6.6.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Major economic shifts create winners and losers. What risks does the low-carbon transition pose?
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Puerto Rico sets the stage for microgrids 5.6.2018 GreenBiz.com
The island has been largely left in the dark for the past eight months. Enter the mini-grids?
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Where are they now? A status report on previous 30 Under 30s 4.6.2018 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Now in its third year, our roundup of 30 inspiring young sustainability leaders wouldn't be complete without a look at what their earlier cohorts are doing today.
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A wave of electric vehicle charging investment is here 1.6.2018 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
California and New York are moving forward on close to $1 billion, collectively, in EV charging infrastructure.
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City Council can stop Philly's sky-high property assessments. WIll it? 1.6.2018 Philly.com News
The Inquirer called City Council members to get their take on the new residential property assessments? David Oh has a hearing Tuesday at 10 a.m. on the issue.
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Standing our ground by investing in our soil 26.5.2018 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
This is a call to farms — to reconnect to one another and places where we live, all the way down to local food systems and the soil.
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Trump signs law rolling back post-financial crisis banking rules 25.5.2018 Washington Post
Trump signs law rolling back post-financial crisis banking rules
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The World Is Counting on Banks to Deliver Climate Finance. Counting Their Progress Is No Easy Feat. 24.5.2018 WRI Stories
The World Is Counting on Banks to Deliver Climate Finance. Counting Their Progress Is No Easy Feat. Comments|Add Comment|PrintBanks could do more to disclose their climate progress. Flickr/Wayan Vota Banks are connected to every part of the economy through their investing and lending activities. That means they play a crucial role in financing the transition to a low-carbon economy. The financial sector is increasingly aware of the need to shift capital flows away from companies and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Trump signs bipartisan bill rolling back some Dodd-Frank bank regulations 24.5.2018 LA Times: Business

President Trump on Thursday signed bipartisan legislation rolling back some of the Dodd-Frank financial rules put in place after the 2008 financial crisis, touting another victory for his deregulatory agenda.

But the bill fell well short of his campaign call to dismantle the 2010 Dodd-Frank law,...

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Bill easing bank regulations heads to Trump, but falls short of overhaul GOP wanted 23.5.2018 LA Times: Nation

Bipartisan legislation focused on easing regulations for small and mid-sized banks passed the House on Tuesday and headed to President Trump for his expected signature.

Although the bill provides some significant relief for larger financial institutions, it falls short of the sweeping overhaul...

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