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How Cities Are Tackling Their Enormous Food Waste Problem

8.31.16
Source: Fast Company, 8/30/16

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From loosening restrictions on what "expired" means to dabbling with aquaponics and vertical farming, cities around the world are trying to contribute less to landfills with their wasted meals.


How increasing efficiency can stem climate change impacts on the energy-water nexus

8.5.16
Source: ACEEE, 8/5/16

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ACEEE's first entry in their energy-water blog series outlined the ways climate change could fundamentally affect the energy-water nexus. In this post, they explore the roles of energy efficiency and water efficiency in moderating some of the adverse impacts of climate change that we covered in the prior post.


Virgin Atlantic just used behavioral science to 'nudge' its pilots into using less fuel. It worked.

6.23.16
Source: Washington Post, 6/22/16

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In an unusual experiment that could have major implications for the role of corporations in fighting climate change, Richard Branson's Virgin Atlantic Airways recently teamed up with economists to try to "nudge" the company's pilots to use less fuel, using a variety of behavioral interventions.


The vicious cycle that makes people afraid to talk about climate change

5.13.16
Source: Washington Post, 5/12/16

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If you want to understand why it is that on a planet wracked by climate change, people still don't talk much about climate change, then this may be the key: They're people.


The $100 billion business case for safer chemistry

5.6.16
Source: GreenBiz, 5/6/16

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After new chemistry policies from the like of Target, Walmart and Kaiser Permanente, the economics of green alternatives are increasingly favorable.


Researchers Aim to Put Carbon Dioxide Back to Work

5.3.16
Source: New York Times, 5/3/16

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The X Prize Foundation has created a $20 million prize for teams that by 2020 come up with technologies to turn CO2 captured from smokestacks of coal- or gas-fired power plants into useful products.


World Bank: The way climate change is really going to hurt us is through water

5.3.16
Source: Washington Post, 5/3/16

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As India, the world's second-most populous country, reels from an intense drought, the World Bank has released a new report finding that perhaps the most severe impact of a changing climate could be the effect on water supplies.


Eyeing sustainability, Chicago hires first resilience officer

5.2.16
Source: Chicago Tribune, 5/1/16

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Chicago will hire its first chief resilience officer Monday, a position focused on taking on the city's most difficult problems in smarter, more connected ways.


Democrats -- And Republicans -- Are Growing More Worried Over Climate Change

4.28.16
Source: FiveThirtyEight, 04/28/16

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Two polls conducted in March suggest that Americans are more concerned about climate change than they have been in nearly a decade, and one of them shows that concern is increasing among Democrats, Republicans and independents. But that doesn't mean global warming has suddenly become a bipartisan issue -- the politics of it are still very different for each side.


Banned PCBs still haunt Great Lakes

4.27.16
Source: Great Lakes Echo, 4/27/16

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PCB emissions may still threaten residents of Chicago and other Great Lakes communities, according to a recently published study that calls for legislation to control the largest sources of the longtime pollutant.


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