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The Case for Common Narratives around Climate Change

Sparknews | October 23, 2016 | Green
The media plays a vital role in shaping our understanding of truths. Their high-quality, fact-checked information and analysis enables narratives to emerge, giving much needed insight in times of intense change like ours. Creating a common narrative around climate change has been a challenge. The subject requires expertise that newsrooms...
Clint Wilder

Baseload Vs. Flexibility: Standing The Traditional Generation Model On Its Head

Clint Wilder | October 23, 2016 | Green
For years - actually decades - the conventional wisdom about electric power has gone something like this: clean generation sources like wind and solar power are great, supplementing the energy mix with an increasing share of carbon-free electrons. But their intermittency is a huge issue. We will always need the...
Kenny Ausubel

Imagining Our Way Out of the Unimaginable

Kenny Ausubel | October 23, 2016 | Green
Opening Remarks from the 2016 Bioneers Conference "If we appear to seek the unattainable, then let it be known that we do so to avoid the unimaginable." So wrote Tom Hayden in the Port Huron Statement that launched the world-changing 1960s student movement and defined a generation. As Mark Twain...
Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D.

Bridges and Walls

Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D. | October 23, 2016 | Green
Photo: I.Rimanoczy There is so much going on in this pre-election time. (I don't know when the pre-election started, it is one of those periods that are only marked by when they end, but their starting point is imprecise). Never mind, the campaign...
Wayne Hsiung

'They're Being Eaten Alive!' What I Saw In A Cage-Free Egg Farm

Wayne Hsiung | October 22, 2016 | Business
The first thing I heard from the darkness was a scream. “Are there children in here?” I thought. It sounded like a crying baby. But our lights showed us the source. Hens across the barn were shrieking as they were being attacked. Many ― a few dozen,...
Frank Rijsberman

Sustainable Infrastructure for Better Growth, Better Climate and Better Lives

Frank Rijsberman | October 20, 2016 | Green
At GGGI we believe that attracting increased investment to sustainable infrastructure is essential for green growth. It is a central discussion topic for both the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. The world needs to invest in resilient and sustainable infrastructure for a triple win:...
Peter Bosshard

A Visit to the Mother River

Peter Bosshard | October 21, 2016 | Green
The Mekong near Chiang Khong (International Rivers) The small town of Chiang Khong in Northern Thailand sits on the banks of the Mekong River. Just across the river lies Laos; at night, the sound of local youths performing karaoke drifts...
Gay Browne

Cosmetics With A Conscious

Gay Browne | October 21, 2016 | Green
Last week when I was scrolling through my endless emails, separating the important ones from the junk mail, just as I was about to send one to the trash bin I realized it wasn't a Google solicitation, but it was from one of...
Vrinda Manglik

New $50 Million Fund Means Better Access to Finance for Companies Operating Beyond the Grid

Vrinda Manglik | October 20, 2016 | Green
SunFunder, a specialist solar finance company focused on emerging markets, announced the first close of its new $50 million "Beyond the Grid Solar Fund" last week. By offering new debt finance solutions to solar energy companies operating in countries including Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, and India, the fund will...
Thought Matters

The Fish Market: Inside the Big-Money Battle for the Ocean and Your Dinner Plate

Thought Matters | October 21, 2016 | Green
By Lee van der Voo   INTRODUCTION     THIS BOOK IS THE PRODUCT of a lost bet. That's the truth. In winter 2011, I had just written a story for a regional magazine about salmon fishing. And...
Dan Ashe

A Major Step Forward For Lion Conservation In Africa

Dan Ashe | October 21, 2016 | Green
Ensuring that healthy, wild lion populations continue to roam Africa’s savannas has become increasingly challenging, as southern Africa’s expanding human population comes into ever greater conflict with lions across much of their range. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and our partners understand that securing the lion’s...
Allison McClure

Counting Birds: Over a Century of Citizen Science

Allison McClure | October 19, 2016 | Green
Consider adding a new tradition to the season. By joining one or several counting projects, you'll be adding your own data to an important citizen science effort that's more than a century old.
Bob Keefe

The Business Of Climate Change

Bob Keefe | October 20, 2016 | Green
We now can say we were alive when the world took the most significant steps ever to combat climate change. And here’s something that may seem surprising to some: Business and industry supported each and every step along the way. The weekend brought the latest move...
John J. Berger

Rotterdam Strives For Competitive, Liveable Low-Carbon Economy

John J. Berger | October 21, 2016 | Green
Part 2 of a series on Rotterdam's efforts to become a sustainable and "climate-proof" city. Rotterdam's modern skyline with world famous Erasmus Bridge at left and the massive De Rotterdam building, left of center. −500Watt Rotterdam, the Netherlands--Rotterdam, a Dutch...
Dr. Dave Randle

Sustainable Tourism: Lessons from Iceland

Dr. Dave Randle | October 19, 2016 | Green
Last week I had the pleasure of speaking at the PM4SD (Project Management For Sustainable Development) Conference in Akureyri, Iceland. Akureyri only has a little less than 18,000 residents but is the fourth largest town outside of Reykjavik, and the largest town not near the capital. Locals call...
The Conversation US

What Do We Know About Marijuana's Medical Benefits? Two Experts Explain The Evidence.

The Conversation US | October 19, 2016 | Healthy Living
Cannabis is promoted as a treatment for many medical conditions. We'll take a look at two, chronic pain and epilepsy, to illustrate what we actually know about its medical benefits.
Adnan Z. Amin

Sustainable Cities: 3 Ways Cities Can Contribute to a Renewable Energy Future

Adnan Z. Amin | October 20, 2016 | Green
This week, global policy makers gather in Quito for the Habitat III Conference to reinvigorate the global commitment to the sustainable development of cities. Meeting every 20 years, the Habitat Conference will this year focus on setting a new Urban Agenda.
Carey Gillam

EPA Bows to Chemical Industry in Delay of Glyphosate Cancer Review

Carey Gillam | October 19, 2016 | Green
This might have been a tough week for Monsanto Co. The Environmental Protection Agency was slated to hold four days of public meetings focused on essentially one question: Is glyphosate, the world's most widely used herbicide and the lynchpin to Monsanto's...
Alice Cunningham

Food for Thought: What does World Food Day Look Like in 2030?

Alice Cunningham | October 19, 2016 | Green
If you're reading this, it's likely you've heard about the UN's Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs. In 2015, nearly 200 world leaders committed to work toward 17 SDGs in a collective effort to end extreme poverty and achieve sustainable growth. In particular, Goal 2 has the laudable benchmark of ending hunger, achieving food security and improved nutrition, and promoting sustainable agriculture by 2030.
Harpreet Kaur

Smart City: Better Budapest

Harpreet Kaur | October 21, 2016 | Green
Smart City is an an urban development mission and concept we hear increasingly as a range of thinkers, technologists, architects, engineers, designers, artists and environmentalists come together to plan smart ways of building cities for citizens. Technology and populations sizes are growing rapidly...
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