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Category: Resource Management :: Conservation
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4 reasons why urban landscapes are a linchpin for climate resilience 12.9.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Properly designed and managed using sustainable landscape strategies, outdoor areas can help communities significantly.
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U.S. recycling industry struggles to figure out a future without China 21.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
China is no longer taking the world's waste. The U.S. recycling industry is overwhelmed — it can't keep up with the plastic being churned out. This doesn't bode well for our plastic waste problem.
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How to create a ripple effect from your sustainability team 10.8.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Looking to get your company to embed sustainability across its operations? Here's how to get buy-in.
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Plant Material, a 'punk rock plant shop,' opens in Glassell Park 7.8.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Once inside the 4,000-square-foot nursery Plant Material, shop for drought-tolerant natives, biodynamic edibles and sustainable tools and art objects.

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17 Countries, Home to One-Quarter of the World’s Population, Face Extremely High Water Stress 6.8.2019 THE CITY FIX
Once-unthinkable water crises are becoming commonplace. Reservoirs in Chennai, India’s sixth-largest city, are nearly dry right now. Last year, residents of Cape Town, South Africa narrowly avoided their own “Day Zero” water shut-off. And the year before that, Rome rationed water to conserve scarce ...
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17 Countries, Home to One-Quarter of the World’s Population, Face Extremely High Water Stress 6.8.2019 WRI Stories
17 Countries, Home to One-Quarter of the World’s Population, Face Extremely High Water Stress Comments|Add Comment|PrintWater withdrawals globally have more than doubled since the 1960s due to increased demand. Photo by Tim J. Keegan/Flickr Once-unthinkable water crises are becoming commonplace. Reservoirs in Chennai, India’s sixth-largest city, are nearly dry right now. Last year, residents of Cape Town, South Africa narrowly avoided their own “Day Zero” water shut-off. And the year before... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Op-Ed: Will we ever have to ask, 'Where have all the flowers gone?' 4.8.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Whatever conservation means in the future, it will be less about yearning for the past and more about identifying the elements of nature we think we can save.

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Decades Without Rain: America Set for 'Megadroughts' Not Seen Since Medieval Times 24.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Researchers say they are "unfortunately confident" Southwest will be hit by megadroughts again as a result of climate change.
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The USDA Didn’t Publish Its Plan to Help Farmers Adapt to Climate Change. Here’s Where They Need it the Most. 24.7.2019 Mother Jones
The Trump administration’s department of agriculture has apparently settled on its strategy for preparing the food system for an uncertain future: ignore climate change.  This wasn’t always the agency’s tactic. Back in 2017, as Politico’s Helena Bottemiller Evich recently reported, the USDA was set to release a big plan on how to “help the agriculture industry […]
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Western states buy time with a 7-year Colorado River drought plan, but face a hotter, drier future 17.7.2019 GreenBiz.com
Dry years like 2018 are the likely future — leaders must begin planning for them now.
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Kenyan Herders are Switching from Cattle to Camels to Adapt to Climate Change 9.7.2019 WRI Stories
Kenyan Herders are Switching from Cattle to Camels to Adapt to Climate Change Comments|Add Comment|PrintA livestock market in Kenya, where herders are turning to climate-resilient camels over cattle. Photo by Kandukuru Nagarjun/Flickr. The Boran and Gabra people in northern Kenya have been cattle herders, also known as pastoralists, for as long as the communities can remember. Cattle provide both milk and meat, and are important for cultural rituals and social status. But things have been... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Denver’s Interstate 70 project is producing a whole lot of dirt 5.7.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Before construction crews can pour new pavement for the part of Interstate 70 that will replace an old viaduct in Denver, they have been digging -- a lot. CDOT is still working out where all the dirt will go.
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Ancient Palace From Mysterious Empire Discovered After Reservoir Evaporates in Drought 4.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The palace site, known as Kemune, was until recently covered by water from a reservoir, according to archaeologists.
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Ecolab's Doug Baker on the future of circular water 3.7.2019 GreenBiz.com
The host of Marketplace Tech, Molly Wood, and Ecolab Chairman and CEO Doug Baker have a conversation about the state of the world’s water and how industry can serve both the environment and the bottom line by getting smart about water.
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The massive emissions-cutting and cost-saving potential of chemical reuse 2.7.2019 GreenBiz.com
The circular economy and digitalization will be the two most important trends employed by Germany’s chemical industry as it moves towards 2030.
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How Does a Flood-prone City Run Out of Water? Inside Chennai’s “Day Zero” Crisis 25.6.2019 WRI Stories
How Does a Flood-prone City Run Out of Water? Inside Chennai’s “Day Zero” Crisis Comments|Add Comment|PrintChennai is one of the largest cities in India. Photo by Design for Health/Flickr Chennai, India faced a devastating flood in 2015 that killed hundreds of people and displaced many more. Today, the southern Indian city’s four main reservoirs are virtually dry. This crisis is not only due to lack of water. Lack of proper management is exacerbating dry conditions in Chennai and many other... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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How Does a Flood-prone City Run Out of Water? Inside Chennai’s “Day Zero” Crisis 25.6.2019 THE CITY FIX
Chennai, India faced a devastating flood in 2015 that killed hundreds of people and displaced many more. Today, the southern Indian city’s four main reservoirs are virtually dry. This crisis is not only due to lack of water. Lack of proper management ...
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This Month in Climate Science: Fertility Impacts, Accelerating Extinctions and Green Oceans 20.6.2019 WRI Stories
This Month in Climate Science: Fertility Impacts, Accelerating Extinctions and Green Oceans Comments|Add Comment|PrintTufted puffins experienced a mass die-off in Alaska's eastern Bering Sea. Photo by Gregory "Slobirdr" Smith/Wikimedia Commons Every month, climate scientists make new discoveries that advance our understanding of climate change's causes and impacts. The research gives a clearer picture of the threats we already face and explores what's to come if we don't reduce emissions at a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Pentagon Ends 1-Year Drought of No Press Briefings to Address Iran Shooting Drone—But Didn't Answer Questions 20.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"At this time we're not going to take any questions, but we're hoping to come back to you guys with some more information later today," the chief Pentagon spokesman said.
18,000 sandbags later, Lake City flood fears diminish even as rivers rise across southwestern Colorado 16.6.2019 Denver Post: Local
Although many mountain towns have been under flood warnings recently, Lake City’s predicament was particularly dire and threatened lives, state emergency officials said. 
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