User: flenvcenter Topic: Sustainability-Independent
Category: Environmental Justice :: Impacts
Last updated: May 21 2019 14:22 IST RSS 2.0
 
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5 ways multi-use trail systems transform communities 21.5.2019 GreenBiz.com
Multi-use trails are an infrastructure asset for cities and communities — why aren't we prioritizing them?
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Virgin CEO Josh Bayliss: 'Every one of us should think hard about whether we need to take a flight' 14.5.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Boss of multibillion dollar brand, which holds a stake in Virgin Atlantic, reflects on how corporates should respond to consumer outcry over climate change.
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9 major opportunities for electric buses and trucks 14.5.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
New jobs, less pollution, climate action — and more.
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The roar of military jets triggers a crusade for quiet 13.5.2019 High Country News Most Recent
As “Growlers” shatter the calm of Washington’s Olympic Peninsula, a push for quiet grows.
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Are you ready for Fair Trade … plastics? 13.5.2019 GreenBiz.com
A new project from The Body Shop aims to ensure informal plastic recyclers who live below the poverty line have sustainable livelihoods.
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Catalyzing the blue revolution: how investors can turn the tide on aquaculture 8.5.2019 GreenBiz.com
Seafood is a critical part of the future of food production. Are we investing enough in it?
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What's the business case for climate-focused urban development in Africa? 8.5.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
As the continent urbanizes, it faces water shortages and deforestation. The private sector can help.
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Three ways $2 trillion for infrastructure can fight inequality too 7.5.2019 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
The water crisis is just one target.
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The drive to embed 'planetary health' impacts within corporate sustainability strategy 2.5.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Although more companies are making the connection, few are addressing this collision strategically.
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How can we get more electric trucks on the road? 30.4.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
New standards and new technologies could be the answer.
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United Nations Special Rapporteur on toxins to visit Canada 11.4.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Brent Patterson Baskut Tuncak, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the implications for human rights of the environmentally sound management and disposal of hazardous substances and wastes, will conduct an official country visit to Canada this coming May 24 to June 5. The Special Rapporteur's call for submissions notes, "In addition to the cases within Canada, the Special Rapporteur is also interested in cases concerning activities of Canadian businesses operating abroad." In both instances, this would include the impact of the "exposure to hazardous substances and wastes" on Indigenous peoples. In this country, there is notably the example of the Mount Polley tailings dam disaster in August 2014 that released 25 million cubic metres of mining waste -- containing toxins like arsenic, mercury, selenium, lead and copper -- into nearby lakes and rivers on the territory of the Xat'sull (Soda Creek) First Nation in British Columbia. There are numerous other examples that could be highlighted ...
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Cancers are preventable but won't be if it requires curbing the profits corporations reap from sickness 10.4.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Ed Finn It is now generally agreed upon by health specialists that many cancers are caused either by exposure to radiation or by carcinogens that have been spewed into the environment. In contrast, relatively fewer cancers can be traced to defective genes inherited from our parents. Although cancers caused by exposure to radioactivity are not nearly as prevalent as those caused by exposure to environmental toxins, they do sicken thousands of people. Radioactive spent fuel from nuclear power plants has risen to a global stockpile of 260,000 tonnes, and is growing by some 10,000 tonnes a year, according to the International Atomic Agency. The incidence of many forms of cancer has been found to be significantly higher in the vicinity of nuclear plants. But the World Health Organization estimates that, although radioactivity is a serious threat in some places, a significant number of cancers are now the result of exposure to environmental toxins . Sales of chemicals, including the most toxic, have increased ...
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Will Congress leave the Colorado River high and dry? 4.4.2019 High Country News Most Recent
After months of negotiations, seven basin states wait for Congressional approval.
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How 3Degrees helped Etsy lead e-commerce towards carbon neutral shipping 3.4.2019 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Sponsored: Discover the three key elements that enabled Etsy to offset 100 percent of its shipping emissions.
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Are you ready for Round 3 of the plastic waste trade war? 29.3.2019 GreenBiz.com
Plastic waste exporting countries will soon need the informed consent from recipient countries to import their waste.
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What drives the conservative urge to wreck public health care? 28.3.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
David J. Climenhaga One of the unusual features of the past four years in Alberta has been the remarkable calm that has prevailed in our normally tumultuous, shambolic, sometimes chaotic health-care system. Under the NDP government, for the first time in the past 30 years at least, health care hasn't been a continual gong show, spinning ever closer to the edge under a series of conservative governments that couldn't keep their political paws off the system and swung back and forth from crisis-inducing austerity to hair-on-fire crisis spending. This may have been because conservative ideology runs counter to reality -- no, in health care, "market solutions" do not work very well, no matter what you may wish to believe. Or it may have been because, as some theorize darkly, conservatives don't really want to see public health care succeed and therefore encourage failure to justify marketization. Whatever, while many flaws remain in this large, complex and costly system, health care has never run more ...
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She Wanted Her Town To Breathe Clean Air. She Got Death Threats Instead. 27.3.2019 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
How neighbors in a small town exposed the dirtiest secrets of our broken recycling system.
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Can we tweak marine chemistry to help stave off climate change? 27.3.2019 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Synthetic biology, meet marine biology.
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How to approach avoiding operational risks 27.3.2019 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
These tips will help your business pay attention to otherwise overlooked details.
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What We Know About Fossil Fuels 30 Years After The Exxon Valdez Oil Spill 24.3.2019 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
The largely invisible impacts of long-term fossil fuel extraction were beginning to surface.
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