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Why the time is right to chart a new sustainability course 23.2.2017 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Some tips for resetting your strategic compass.
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Poverty Plus A Poisonous Plant Blamed For Paralysis In Rural Africa 23.2.2017 NPR News
Some African countries have long witnessed mysterious outbreaks of paralysis. Affected regions are poor and conflict-ridden, where people's main food is a bitter, poisonous variety of cassava.
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From Here to Circularity 23.2.2017 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Hear from Steelcase Director of Global Sustainability Angela Nahikian and Director of Global End-of-Use Services Dan Dicks on how the company has partnered with influencers beyond the sustainability department to develop and implement its circular economy strategy.
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Sustainability in the Age of Trump 23.2.2017 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
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Special Announcement: The Sustainability Solutions Celebration 23.2.2017 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
ASU, with the help of some special guests, previews the Sustainability Solutions Celebration, presented as part of the Sustainability Solutions Festival hosted by the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability.
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Reinventing Corporate Sustainability 23.2.2017 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
The past year has seen a number of ambitious targets set, from Paris to Kigali - the next step is translating these objectives into reality. BSR President and CEO Aron Cramer explores what it will take from the public and private sectors to follow through on these goals, tackle new questions, and build fairer societies.
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How Cross Industry Collaboration Accelerates Supply Chain Sustainability 23.2.2017 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Increasingly, supply chain partners are identifying areas of shared value and acting together to engage in innovative partnerships. International Paper and McDonald’s are leveraging their commitment to advance sustainable forestry and responsible sourcing through both supply chain actions and third party sustainability collaborations. Hear how these two companies have identified and leveraged their areas of intersection to mutual benefit, and the resulting outcomes on both ends of the supply chain.
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Greening Global Supply Chains: The Sustainability Consortium Impact Report Launch 23.2.2017 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Hear from The Sustainability Consortium CEO Euan Murray, along with member companies, how collaboration can overcome the roadblocks to more sustainable consumer goods supply chains. TSC's first ever impact report, Greening Global Supply Chain: From Blind Spots to Hotspots to Action, identifies and quantifies the impact of the consumer goods supply chain and explores tools that identify and reduce these risks around the products we love and the retailers that sell them.
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Three Washington state residents killed in I-70 crash near Green River 23.2.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Three people from Washington state died Tuesday night when the pickup truck in which they were riding rolled on Interstate 70 near Green River, the Utah Highway Patrol reported. The pickup was traveling west at about 9:24 p.m., just east of Green River, when it went off the left side of the road. The driver steered back onto the highway, but then overcorrected, which sent the vehicle into the median where it rolled several times, UHP reported. One man was ejected, while a man and a woman remaine... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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NASA Telescope Reveals Largest Batch of Earth-Size, Habitable-Zone Planets Around Single Star 23.2.2017 Environmental News Network
NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star. Three of these planets are firmly located in the habitable zone, the area around the parent star where a rocky planet is most likely to have liquid water.The discovery sets a new record for greatest number of habitable-zone planets found around a single star outside our solar system. All of these seven planets could have liquid water – key to life as we know it – under the right atmospheric conditions, but the chances are highest with the three in the habitable zone.
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CHA gives Texas developer green light to build homes on Cabrini-Green site 23.2.2017 Chicago Tribune: Business
A Texas-based company has been tapped to develop more than 480 units of mixed-income housing on 6.9 acres of the former Cabrini-Green public housing complex. On Tuesday, the Chicago Housing Authority's Board of Commissioners greenlighted El Paso, Texas-based Hunt Development Group to lead the ...
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How to avoid being another annoying tourist 23.2.2017 TreeHugger
Ethical, sustainable travel requires some serious consideration. Ask yourself some tough questions.
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Researchers Gain Insight Into a Physical Phenomenon That Leads to Earthquakes 22.2.2017 Environmental News Network
Scientists have gotten better at predicting where earthquakes will occur, but they’re still in the dark about when they will strike and how devastating they will be.
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OFFSHORE WIND PUSH 22.2.2017 Environmental News Network
Researchers show US grid can handle more offshore wind power, cutting pollution and power costsInjecting large amounts of offshore wind power into the U.S. electrical grid is manageable, will cut electricity costs, and will reduce pollution compared to current fossil fuel sources, according to researchers from the University of Delaware and Princeton University who have completed a first-of-its-kind simulation with the electric power industry.
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Dream of energy-collecting windows is one step closer to reality 22.2.2017 Environmental News Network
Discovery could lower cost and expand possibilities for building-integrated solar energy collectionResearchers at the University of Minnesota and University of Milano-Bicocca are bringing the dream of windows that can efficiently collect solar energy one step closer to reality thanks to high tech silicon nanoparticles.The researchers developed technology to embed the silicon nanoparticles into what they call efficient luminescent solar concentrators (LSCs). These LSCs are the key element of windows that can efficiently collect solar energy. When light shines through the surface, the useful frequencies of light are trapped inside and concentrated to the edges where small solar cells can be put in place to capture the energy.The research is published today in Nature Photonics, a peer-reviewed scientific journal published by the Nature Publishing Group.
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New studies quantify the impacts of water use on diversity of fish and aquatic insects in NC streams 22.2.2017 Environmental News Network
The health of fish and aquatic insects could be significantly affected by withdrawals of fresh water from the rivers and streams across North Carolina according to a new scientific assessment.A series of studies were conducted by a team of researchers, led by Jennifer Phelan, Ph.D., a senior ecologist at RTI International, to understand the relationships between changes in streamflow and the diversity of fish and richness of aquatic insects.
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Science vs. the sea lamprey 22.2.2017 Environmental News Network
Of all the fishy predators in the Great Lakes, few are more destructive than the sea lamprey. There’s something of a horror movie in their approach: jawless, they attach to prey such as salmon, whitefish or trout with a sucker mouth and drain the victim of its blood and lymph.For years, scientists and policy-makers have been trying to devise strategies to curb this population, which first arrived from Europe through shipping channels in the early 20th century.
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Inside the Race to Build the Battery of Tomorrow 22.2.2017 Environmental News Network
The battery might be the least sexy piece of technology ever invented. The lack of glamour is especially conspicuous on the lower floors of MIT’s materials science department, where one lab devoted to building and testing the next world-changing energy storage device could easily be mistaken for a storage closet.
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Fifth of food lost to over-eating and waste 22.2.2017 Environmental News Network
Almost 20 per cent of the food made available to consumers is lost through over-eating or waste, a study suggests. The world population consumes around 10 per cent more food than it needs, while almost nine per cent is thrown away or left to spoil, researchers say.Efforts to reduce the billions of tonnes lost could improve global food security – ensuring everyone has access to a safe, affordable, nutritious diet – and help prevent damage to the environment, the team says.
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Transforming restaurant waste into fuel 22.2.2017 Environmental News Network
When most people look at discarded vegetable oil—browned and gritty from frying food—they likely see nothing more than waste.But to Ajay Dalai, a professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, the cooking process creates a byproduct that has newfound potential as a source of fuel and biolubricant. 
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