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Consumer trust is falling. Here’s how companies can earn it back. 25.5.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Consumer trust is falling. Here’s how companies can earn it back.
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How women sparked the Winnipeg General Strike 24.5.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
How women sparked the Winnipeg General Strike
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PODCAST: How Green Fiscal Policies Can Help Save the Planet 24.5.2019 WRI Stories
PODCAST: How Green Fiscal Policies Can Help Save the Planet Comments|Add Comment|PrintFiscal policies like carbon prices can help countries implement their national climate policies. Photo by Tommyking751/Wikimedia Commons More than 190 countries submitted national climate plans as part of the international Paris Agreement on climate change. Now they’re grappling with the question: How do we best put them into action? A new International Monetary Fund (IMF) paper explores fiscal policies as a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Elections in Germany Could Signal the Demise of Establishment Parties 24.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
“Establishment parties in Europe are being upstaged by political forces on the fringes.”
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Designer Steve Pallrand combines eco-friendly with elegant 24.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Eco-sensitive designers and builders have long used salvaged lumber or recycled fixtures. Steve Pallrand, founder and principal designer of L.A. firm Home Front Build, is pushing even further in his quest for zero net energy, drawing inspiration from smart designs of yesteryear, and our microscopic...

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Yep, Elizabeth Warren Has a Plan to Clean Up the Pentagon 24.5.2019 Mother Jones
One month after Sen. Elizabeth Warren formally launched her campaign for president, she leaned forward during a Senate hearing with senior Pentagon officials and said something you probably won’t be seeing on a bumper sticker: “Let’s dig in a little bit then on OCO.” Warren, the Massachusetts Democrat, was asking about “overseas contingency funding,” another […]
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Many businesses at sea when it comes to water stewardship 24.5.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Concerns over scarcity and quality are rising. More companies are pledging action, but fewer have shared details of their plans.
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It's time to change the way we think about parliaments where no party has a majority 24.5.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
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Dear Companies: Your Future Customers And Employees Want Climate Action 23.5.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Dear Companies: Your Future Customers And Employees Want Climate Action
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New NASA Plant Growing Tech Could Provide Astronauts With Fresh Food 23.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The new system provides several advantages over currently available methods for growing plants in space.
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Review: ‘The Name of the Rose’ 23.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

It may be a coincidence that a new television adaptation of Umberto Eco's 1980 medieval ecclesiastic detective novel "The Name of the Rose" begins the same week that HBO's "Game of Thrones" finished its business, just as it may be mere happenstance that "Game" rhymes exactly with "Name," as "Thrones"...

Outside or inside the system? Time to ask the right questions in response to our climate emergency 23.5.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Forum for the Future chief executive, Dr. Sally Uren, explores how to drive the transformational shifts needed to respond to the climate crisis.
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Immigrants Forgoing Food and Medical Care in Fear of Trump’s Visa Plan 23.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
One in seven immigrants avoided public benefit programs in 2018 out of fear of risking future green card status, the Urban Institute found in a report out Wednesday morning.
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Forest Lake school recognized for environmental sustainability 23.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Green Ribbon status is evidence that a school is working to reduce its environmental impact and educate its students about sustainability.
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Why carbon credits for forest preservation may be worse than nothing 23.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The hunger for these offsets is blinding us to the mounting pile of evidence that they haven't -- and won't -- deliver the climate benefit they promise.
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Review: At Long Beach’s Amorcito, fast-casual Mexican from L.A.’s king of ‘pocho’ cuisine 22.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

The taco salad, a midcentury Mexican American dish, has never gotten much respect in food circles. Its credibility hit an all-time low May 5, 2016, when then-presidential candidate Donald Trump tweeted a picture of his lunch: a mystery meat “taco bowl,” ostensibly eaten in honor of Cinco de Mayo....

Trump Rule Leaves 1 In 7 Immigrant Families Too Afraid To Seek Benefits 22.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Among low-income families, the number is even higher, with one in five adults too afraid to seek out benefits.
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Green Party support grows as alarms sound on climate crisis 21.5.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Politics in Canada What do Ireland, the British Parliament, and Ottawa and Vancouver city councils have in common? All voted in 2019 to declare a climate emergency. Following the Green Party win in the Nanaimo-Ladysmith byelection, both the NDP and the Liberals proposed climate-change emergency resolutions for debate in the House of Commons. On May 16, the day the motions were being debated, Green Party Leader Elizabeth May presented " Mission Possible ," a 20-point green action plan. The first point calls climate the greatest security threat the world has ever seen. For the Greens, climate is no longer just an environmental issue -- it requires putting Canada on a war-like footing, directed by a multi-party inner cabinet, on the model Winston Churchill employed during the Second World War to combat fascism. Since its inception in 1983 the Green Party of Canada has not attracted enough voter support to been seen as a big threat by other political parties. But recently announced voting intentions for the ...
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RELEASE: Electric Bus Adoption Is Critical for Sustainable Cities – Here’s How to Get There 21.5.2019 WRI Stories
RELEASE: Electric Bus Adoption Is Critical for Sustainable Cities – Here’s How to Get There Two new WRI reports explore lessons learned from the experience of 16 cities who were early adopters of e-buses LEIPZIG, Germany (May 21, 2019) — The adoption of electric buses, mainly by municipal governments, has accelerated in recent years, increasing more than 80-fold between 2011 and 2017. But cities still have a long way to go. Investment in electric buses and other low-carbon technologies needs... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
3 Ways Businesses Can Lead the Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy 21.5.2019 WRI Stories
3 Ways Businesses Can Lead the Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy Comments|Add Comment|PrintCompanies can play a key role in climate leadership. Flickr/UN Photo More businesses are recognizing the reality of our changing climate. As of May, 553 companies collectively representing more than a $10 trillion market cap have adopted emissions-reduction targets. These targets are in line with what the science says is necessary for preventing the worst impacts of climate change. These actions aren't... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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