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PG&E Bankruptcy Threatens Wildfire Suits, Green Contracts 16.1.2019 Wall St. Journal: US Business
The expected bankruptcy filing has enormous repercussions for everyone from the homeowners suing the utility for California wildfire damages to the companies that furnish it with green energy.
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Minneapolis man convicted of killing Tyrone Williams 16.1.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Jurors find Sid Strickland-Green, 28, guilty of unintentional murder in the 2018 death of Tyrone Williams, activist and father of four.
RELEASE: NUMO Alliance Announced to Harness Tech Disruptions in Urban Transport to Build More Sustainable, Joyful Cities 16.1.2019 WRI Stories
RELEASE: NUMO Alliance Announced to Harness Tech Disruptions in Urban Transport to Build More Sustainable, Joyful Cities Seed funding pledged for global pilot projects and research WASHINGTON (January 15, 2019) — The pace of technology-driven disruption in transportation is not only changing how people get around but changing cities themselves. Governments, companies, non-profits and residents are increasingly asking how to incorporate ride-hailing, dockless bikes and scooters, and even... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Corporations could be the best weapon in combating climate change 15.1.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Now that the capitalist system is sufficiently motivated to address climate change, it can become a powerful force to accelerate progress.
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“We are left with the dregs”: Heron Pond’s toxic brew spotlights obstacles in Denver’s push to regain green space 15.1.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
Denver’s willingness to embrace the contaminated Heron Pond and surrounding industrial land as a site for future parkland reflects the increasingly difficult challenge of establishing enough public green space to keep pace with population growth and development. Denver has fallen behind other U.S. cities in urban parks and open space.
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Clinics struggle to resolve fears over Medicaid sign-ups and green cards 15.1.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Should doctors warn patients of a policy threat that may not come to pass? That's the question pending, as the Trump administration weighs whether to deny green cards to immigrants on Medicaid.
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The climate risk juggernaut 15.1.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
The dirty little secret about investor returns? They're in danger from climate change.
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People’s Party candidate in B.C. by-election risks shifting discourse of public debate, observers say 14.1.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
People’s Party candidate in B.C. by-election risks shifting discourse of public debate, observers say
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Free agent pitcher Jake Peavy connects with a buyer in San Diego 14.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Former Padres pitcher Jake Peavy has sold a house in a San Diego golf course community for $2.75 million. The property previously changed hands a decade ago for $3.5 million and in recent years was leased out.

The free agent is no stranger to curveballs. Peavy learned in 2016 that between $15 million...

“We need more open spaces”: Denver residents feeling stifled by city’s building boom seek room to roam 14.1.2019 Denver Post: Local
Lack of sufficient green space has become a common complaint among residents as Denver morphs into a concrete metropolis. Rapid population growth and a development boom have combined to reduce green space per person. Ample backyards increasingly are relics as residents shift to condos, slot homes and high-rise buildings.
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8 Ways to Reduce Road Fatalities Using the ‘Safe System’ Approach 14.1.2019 THE CITY FIX
Despite more than 1.35 million lives lost on the roads each year, traffic-related fatalities aren’t given the same media or political attention as plane, train or boat disasters. Indeed, some view these tragedies as commonplace or unavoidable – but they ...
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How to implement the TCFD recommendations: a step-by-step guide 14.1.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
The Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) analyzed over 1,700 companies' reporting — here are some best practices.
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Meet the driving force behind NASCAR Green, Catherine Kummer 14.1.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
The head of green Innovation and sustainability for the auto racing giant is directing traffic from the stars and the fans to the environment.
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CU Boulder researchers report nearly 5-degree warming at Lake Dillon 14.1.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
A nearly four-decade water quality study led by a University of Colorado professor at Lake Dillon in Summit County has found that its surface temperature has warmed by almost 5 degrees Fahrenheit during that time.
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As development eats away at Denver’s green space, the “city within a park” is becoming a concrete metropolis 13.1.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Green space in Denver is disappearing faster than in most other cities, with paved-over cover increasing from 19 percent of the city in 1974 to 48 percent in 2018 (not including Denver International Airport), federal and city data show. Up to 69 percent of the city is expected to be paved or covered by 2040.
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Memo to 'Green New Deal' critics: The original New Deal worked 12.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: In his dismissal of the “Green New Deal” proposed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), columnist Jonah Goldberg missed the big points for trivial ones.

The large spending programs in Western economies following the Great Depression vindicated the proponents of an expanded role...

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How The World's Largest Crowdfunder For Creativity Is Kickstarting Sustainability 11.1.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
How The World's Largest Crowdfunder For Creativity Is Kickstarting Sustainability
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7 Environment and Development Stories to Watch in 2019 11.1.2019 WRI Stories
7 Environment and Development Stories to Watch in 2019 Comments|Add Comment|PrintA firefighter battles a fire along the Ronald Reagan Freeway, aka state Highway 118, in Simi Valley, Calif. Photo by Ringo H.W. Chiu/AP One hundred years ago, 1919 was a really big year: Countries signed the Treaty of Versailles to end World War I, Mahatma Gandhi began his nonviolent resistance against British rule, the Grand Canyon became a national park. And on a lighter note, pop-up toasters entered kitchens for... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Gold Standard: 'Green Book' takes a roller coaster ride through awards season 11.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The makers of “Green Book,” a feel-good story about a resourceful hustler hired to drive pianist Don Shirley on a concert tour through the Deep South in 1962, were riding high Sunday night, exulting in Golden Globes wins for best picture, comedy/musical, Mahershala Ali’s supporting turn and motion...

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Episode 154: Gov. Jerry Brown's transportation legacy, S.C. Johnson talks transparency 11.1.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
The Rhodium Group released a new report on rising emissions, and circular economy pioneer Bill McDonough on moving the needle.
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