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The Psychology of Climate Change Inaction

4.19.16
Source: Pacific Standard, 4/18/16

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For decades, climate scientists have wondered why their near-consensus on the existence and danger of global warming hasn't translated into government action, much less a public that accepts climate change as reality. Now, a diverse team of scientists has an answer: Basically, human psychology is ill-suited to comprehend and deal with what's going on with the environment.


Why sustainability reporting is a key tool for savvy managers

4.5.16
Source: GreenBiz, 4/5/16

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Responding to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) can be a lengthy process. Addressing the breadth of economic, social and environmental issues covered requires the participation of subject matter experts from across your organization.

For some companies, the investment of time and resources may have their leadership team asking, "Is it worth it?"


The Humanities Must Rise to the Global Environmental Challenge

3.30.16
Source: Chronicle of Higher Education, 3/30/16

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Scientists need humanists to persuade a skeptical public that the well-being of our planet is at stake.


Managing the unmeasurable in apparel supply chains

3.30.16
Source: GreenBiz, 3/30/16

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Tracing consumer goods back to the source isn't easy, but the garment industry sustainability ills are a prime example of why it needs to be easier.


For the birds: keeping coffee green

3.8.16
Source: Great Lakes Echo, 3/7/16

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Eighty percent of Americans drink coffee, and global consumption is projected to rise by 25 percent in the next five years. Some is sustainably-grown, some isn't -- and impacts can add up. In this installment of 89.1 WEMU's "The Green Room," Barbara Lucas explores how the price of coffee can affect far more than your wallet.


When Will Flint's Water Be Safe To Drink?

3.2.16
Source: FiveThirtyEight, 2/23/16

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Residents might have a hard time believing that it can ever be trusted.


Learning the Alphabet: How schools around the country are turning dead Microsoft PCs into speedy Chromebooks

2.18.16
Source: The Verge, 2/17/16

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Schools on a tight budget are giving new life to old devices with Neverware's Cloud Ready version of Chromium, the open-source version of Google's Chrome operating system.


Toxins found in fracking fluids and wastewater, study shows

1.7.16
Source: Yale University, 1/6/16

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In an analysis of more than 1,000 chemicals in fluids used in and created by hydraulic fracturing (fracking), Yale School of Public Health researchers found that many of the substances have been linked to reproductive and developmental health problems, and the majority had undetermined toxicity due to insufficient information.


Environmental Group Launches Initiative for Pharmaceutical Producer Responsibility

12.14.15
Source: Waste360, 12/11/15

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The environmental group As You Sow has launched a waste initiative aimed at making major pharmaceutical companies take responsibility for the collection and disposal of unused and expired drugs and accessories.


The Global Food Waste/Energy Nexus: Is Buying Local Always the Best?

12.10.15
Source: Triple Pundit, 12/3/15

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Calculating the environmental impact of our food purchases isn't always as simple as figuring the driving distance to the nearest point.


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