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Europe’s wood pellet market is worsening environmental racism in the American South 21.10.2020 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Europe’s wood pellet market is worsening environmental racism in the American South Danielle Purifoy Wed, 10/21/2020 - 00:45 This story was originally published by Southerly , in partnership with Scalawag and Environmental Health News for its Powerlines series, which looks at climate change, justice, and infrastructure in the American South. The series is supported by the Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture at Columbia University, and is part of their  POWER project .  In 2013, when Enviva Biomass opened a new plant near Belinda Joyner’s community in Northampton County, North Carolina, she already knew what to expect. As the Northeast Organizer for  Clean Water for North Carolina , she’d met with residents of a small, majority Black town called Ahoskie, 40 miles from her home. Enviva had built its  first North Carolina plant  there two years before.  The corporation, which manufactures wood pellets as a purportedly renewable alternative to coal, did what most industries do in ...
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How anti-Indigeneity proliferates around the West and the world 25.9.2020 High Country News Most Recent
Across the globe, anti-Indigenous organizations and sympathizers work to undermine the collective rights of Indigenous peoples.
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‘Somebody has to keep people on their toes’ 1.9.2020 High Country News Most Recent
High Country News’ unlikely and remarkable origin story.
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Extreme heat is here, and it’s deadly 1.9.2020 High Country News Most Recent
Gearing up for the fight against a new climate enemy.
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Applying science and healthcare principles to soil wellness can help our planet 27.8.2020 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Applying science and healthcare principles to soil wellness can help our planet Poornima Param… Thu, 08/27/2020 - 01:00 Basic human health principles tell us that we should diagnose before we treat and that we should test before we diagnose.  From annual physicals and screenings to blood tests and imaging exams, providers and specialists have many new tools and resources to address the health issues we experience in real-time and to prevent new issues from arising. For example, our deepening understanding of DNA helps us discern how drugs, medication, multi-vitamins or treatment plans work differently in patients — creating a brand-new frontier, personalized medicine. Today, by leveraging advancements in technology and new medical discoveries, we are able to treat and prevent diseases and enhance our quality of life, health and wellness. Take the influx of at-home genetic testing kits that provides data on food sensitivities, fertility and predispositions to disease. These same principles of human ...
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What role does ESG play in the 'new normal'? 6.7.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
What role does ESG play in the 'new normal'? Janine Guillot Mon, 07/06/2020 - 01:25 Facing existential crisis, it’s only natural that our perspective will change — for better and for worse. In recent weeks and months, as many of us have "sheltered in place" in the face of a global pandemic, each of us has come to grips with a valuable reminder of what’s truly important: family, friends and colleagues; security and safety; food and water; healthcare. By comparison, everything else seems small and suddenly insignificant. For some of us, that includes our work. When people are sick, suffering and dying — with little certainty about when or how it will end — how can we be expected to focus on a project deadline, a business meeting or a PowerPoint presentation? Recently, I was asked to participate in a webinar discussion about environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing in the wake of COVID-19, and I had to ask myself, "Is the work we’re doing at SASB completely irrelevant or more relevant than ...
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Trump admin sprints to weaken environmental protections during pandemic 12.5.2020 High Country News Most Recent
‘There’s a lot they want to get done before the election, just in case.’
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As COVID-19 and nature are linked, so should be the recovery 28.4.2020 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
It's no coincidence that new diseases have risen as more ecosystems have vanished.
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How the pandemic will set back environmental science 24.4.2020 High Country News Most Recent
Across the Western U.S., researchers are worried about unmonitored threatened species.
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Destroying habitats has opened a Pandora's box for new diseases to emerge 24.3.2020 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
The novel coronavirus outbreak may be just the beginning of mass pandemics.
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Misrepresenting traditional knowledge during COVID-19 is dangerous 23.3.2020 High Country News Most Recent
Indigenous scholars say claims of herbal cures amounts to malpractice.
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Do wilderness therapy programs really work? 31.1.2020 High Country News Most Recent
The expensive treatments for troubled teens have been around for years — but researchers still aren’t sure whether wilderness makes a difference.
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Study finds 26,000 lives were saved by shift from coal to natural gas 8.1.2020 High Country News Most Recent
“When you turn coal units off you see deaths go down.”
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6 sustainability trends that GreenBiz readers engaged with most in 2019 23.12.2019 GreenBiz.com
Our most popular stories of 2019 covered everything from single use-plastic to the built environment.
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How actor Michelle Pfeiffer championed the world's first circular fragrance line 2.12.2019 GreenBiz.com
The first C2C- and EWG-certified fragrances were made with a unique startup-nonprofit-corporate collaboration. Here's what that means for the cosmetics industry at large.
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There are better ways to measure progress 15.11.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Decision-making favors short-term rewards informed by quick measurements — but calculating in more qualitative data can help.
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How US colonialism affects Indigenous peoples’ stewardship and access to food 9.11.2019 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
From ceremonies to harvesting and food storage, to political leadership, to gender relations, indigenous groups have detailed understandings of how design societal institutions to support resilience. But colonialism changed that.
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Inside Oakland’s clean energy economy strategy 21.10.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Climate change is an intersectional issue, and cities are beginning to treat it that way in adaptation strategies.
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Will California say bye to diesel-burning trucks and hello to zero-emissions ones? 9.10.2019 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
A new rule in the state could tackle one of its largest sources of pollution.
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Color coordinating: How urban green infrastructure can build resilience 10.9.2019 GreenBiz.com
We need to promote natural “green” infrastructure such as forests, wetlands, and urban green spaces that can reduce risks from natural disasters.
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