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Bridging the Gap Between Climate Adaptation and Equity: TheCityFix Labs Mexico 5.11.2018 THE CITY FIX
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s latest report on the prospects for staying under 1.5 degrees of warming is a call to action and a warning. The world is not on track to limit dangerous temperature rise and its follow-on ...
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To keep lakes clean, keep leaves out of streets 3.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Leaves are full of organic matter and nutrients like phosphorus. When they get blown or washed into the street, they end up in the city storm drain, which usually leads to a lake or river.
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It's a ball to keep microfibers out of the ocean 24.10.2018 GreenBiz.com
Rachael Miller's team at Cora Ball spun this laundry solution out of a greater ocean cleanup effort.
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Pa. can't afford to wait until 2023 for a pit bull on climate change. But we might have to | Will Bunch 16.10.2018 Philly.com News
While other states have taken the lead on fighting fossil fuel pollution, Pennsylvania has gone the other direction.
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Minnesota voter guide: Where the U.S. Senate candidates stand on the issues 13.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Incumbent Sen. Amy Klobuchar is running for re-election against state Rep. Jim Newberger, the Republican-endorsed candidate, Green Party candidate Paula Overby and Dennis Schuller of the Legal Marijuana Now Party. Here's where they stand on the issues.
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New IPCC report on the risks of a 1.5 °C warmer world doubles down on why we urgently need to cut climate pollution 8.10.2018 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
The tangible effects of human-induced climate change are increasingly visible. A recent study, for example, found that the 2017 hurricane season was more intense as a result of our changing climate. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions is an essential step towards curbing the future impacts of climate change, but how extensive must these reductions be to […]
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Is cap and trade in Ontario worth fighting for? 4.10.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Brent Patterson As evidence shows, Ontario Premier Doug Ford is no friend of the environment. The Government of Ontario's website now states, "Effective July 3, 2018, we cancelled the cap-and-trade regulation and prohibited all trading of emission allowances. We have developed a plan to wind down the program." That may prompt the question: should we rally to defend cap and trade? The Toronto Star has explained, "Under a cap-and-trade system, a government sets a cap -- a limit -- on the amount of greenhouse gas emissions various industries can emit into the atmosphere. This limit is gradually reduced over time to decrease total pollution levels." While that may sound OK on first read, climate justice activists and Indigenous allies have raised serious concerns with cap and trade. Cap and trade is a market-based system. The group Environmental Defence, which supports cap and trade, has explained, "Industry and businesses that want to pollute need a permit from the province, and the permits can be traded on ...
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Report: Nitrate in drinking water a costly problem for small, rural cities 3.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A new report from the Environmental Working Group says nitrate pollution is hitting small, rural communities hardest, and they're the ones least able to afford the cost of treatment.
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Help for São Paulo’s Complex Water Woes: Protect and Restore Forests 26.9.2018 THE CITY FIX
In 2014, São Paulo nearly ran out of water. Schools closed, crops faltered and reservoirs were left at a tiny 5 percent of their capacity for the city and its surrounding population of 22 million. It was the worst drought in eight decades. ...
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Mississippi River leaders want to cut their plastic waste 20 percent by 2020 20.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
This week, the Mississippi River Cities and Towns Initiative announced an initiative to cut plastic waste along the river by 20 percent by 2020.
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Talking climate change with voters 17.9.2018 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
The awareness is there, now we need to get much more personal.
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How can citizens share responsibility for a polluted river valley basin? 15.9.2018 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Here's how France created a system for participatory decision-making for its river water.
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Episode 140: The early action at GCAS, new RE100 commitments, Salesforce's big shindig 14.9.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Plus, inside the movement to "fundamentally rethink" carbon removal.
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Inside the global war on plastic pollution 10.9.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
How did we get here? Where is all this going?
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From plastic straws to a sea change for plastic 29.8.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
It's time for some big thinking — and concrete action — on plastic waste.
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Delhi’s Qutb Minar has competition … from tower of garbage! 18.8.2018 Citizen Matters
46 percent of municipal solid waste generated in the capital is left unprocessed. Landfill sites are filled beyond capacity, with the height of Ghazipur dump now just eight metres less than that of the national monument. A parliamentary panel has taken strong exception to the inaction of the environment ministry and the Delhi government.
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Banning Straws and Bags Won’t Solve our Plastic Problem 16.8.2018 WRI Stories
Banning Straws and Bags Won’t Solve our Plastic Problem Comments|Add Comment|PrintMore than 8 million tons of plastic waste wind up in the ocean every year. Photo by Trocaire/Flickr It seems to be the summer of plastic bans. Starbucks, Hyatt, the city of Seattle and others have all committed to phase out plastic straws. Stafford Township in New Jersey passed a plastic bag ban just last month, joining dozens of other American cities and states imposing taxes or bans on single-use plastics. But... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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As microfibers infiltrate food, water and air, how can we prevent future release? 16.8.2018 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Scientists and manufacturers are looking for ways to keep the synthetics from getting into the environment in the first place.
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Dozens sickened by waterborne illness at Zumbrota campground 11.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
The Minnesota health department reports 72 people were sickened by parasitic and bacterial infections after swimming at a campground in Zumbrota, Minn.
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Why are our clothes so bad for the environment? 9.8.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Minute fibers are polluting oceans, streams, rivers — even the air we breathe — with unknown consequences.
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