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It's up to business to take the big next step on the SDGs 22.9.2016 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
The U.N.'s Sustainable Development Goals demand a massive global shift. It's your job to lead the way.
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Third Parties Enjoy Their Day in Sun 22.9.2016 Wall St. Journal: Policy
A pair of third-party presidential candidates is complicating the electoral math for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, as voter interest in alternatives to the Republican and Democratic tickets hits a level unseen in more than two decades.
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Police: 2 asphyxiated kids among 4 dead in Detroit area 22.9.2016 AP National
DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) -- The bodies of two young children and two teenagers were found at a Detroit-area home early Wednesday after a man called 911 to report that he had killed them, police said....
Possible hybrid threatens native iguanas in Cayman Islands 22.9.2016 Seattle Times: Local

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (AP) — Researchers are studying a possible hybrid species of iguana found in the Cayman Islands that could pose a new risk to a native variety that officials have declared critically endangered. Three hatchlings were found on Little Cayman island with a mix of characteristics that normally distinguish the invasive green […]
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Manish Bapna Discusses Priorities for Open Government Partnership at UN General Assembly 21.9.2016 WRI Stories
Manish Bapna Discusses Priorities for Open Government Partnership at UN General Assembly Add Comment|PrintFrench President Francois Hollande and WRI Executive Vice President Manish Bapna at the UN General Assembly, Sept. 20, 2016. Photo by Open Government Partnership Manish Bapna, WRI’s Executive Vice President and Managing Director and Co-Chair of the Open Government Partnership, addressed the United Nations General Assembly on September 20, 2016. Here are his remarks setting out three... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Vikings' Peterson faces surgery Thursday; return unknown 21.9.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson will have surgery Thursday to deal with a torn meniscus in his left knee and it's not clear when, or if, he'll return to play this season.
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'Green News Report' - September 20, 2016 21.9.2016 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Massive gasoline pipeline spill in Alabama; Court grants temporary reprieve for Dakota Access pipeline construction; U.N. Secretary General trying to 'Trump proof' landmark climate pact; PLUS: Leonardo DiCaprio wants you to watch over the oceans... All that and more in today's Green News Report! Listen online here, or Download MP3 (6 mins)... Link: Embed: Got comments, tips, love letters, hate mail? Drop us a line at GreenNews@BradBlog.com or right here at the comments link below. All GNRs are always archived at GreenNews.BradBlog.com . IN 'GREEN NEWS EXTRA' (see links below): Los Angeles City Council backs planning for 100 percent renewable energy; Canada Will Impose Nationwide Carbon Price: Minister; Most States On Track To Meet Emissions Targets They Call Burden; Tesla Wins Massive Contract to Help Power the California Grid; Seven charts show new renewables outpacing rising demand for first time; China seen investing too much in ...
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Today's Youth, Tomorrow's Force for Change 21.9.2016 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Philosophers have always had it in for young people. Socrates complained that the young "contradict their parents, chatter before company, gobble up the dainties at the table, cross their legs and tyrannize over their teachers." Back in 1274, Peter the Hermit lamented that the "young people of today think of nothing but themselves." More recent intellectuals have also aimed their wit at young people: the Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw is supposed to have said that "youth is wasted on the young." When I read these quotes it makes me wonder whether any of these enlightened men ever spent much time with young people. I wonder if they ever came into contact with the passion of youth, with its boundless hope, its selflessness and its enthusiasm. Or perhaps the world these philosophers wrote about is simply different to ours. Mass education and better nutrition mean the current generation of young people are the smartest the world has ever seen. Average scores on intelligence tests have been rising for ...
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Do green buildings really save energy? A look at the facts 21.9.2016 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
A dearth of data on certified green buildings complicates the issue.
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Why sustainability metrics fail to measure achievement, and how to fix them 21.9.2016 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Corporate metrics often fail to measure what's meaningful, and some methodologies are just plain flawed.
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Startups woo Accelerate audience with climate, waste, ag solutions 21.9.2016 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Crafting new fabric from garment waste; transofming CO2 emissions into liquid fuels — here's the stuff of startups' dreams.
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Energy Is at the Core of the Sustainable Development Goals 21.9.2016 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Access to affordable, reliable and sustainable energy is crucial to achieving many of the Sustainable Development Goals. Sustainable Development Goal 7 is all about saving energy. But why is it so important to think energy efficiency first? Let me start with some context. This week, hundreds of leaders from politics, business and civil society gather in New York for Climate Week . The fact that Climate Week and the United Nations Private Sector Forum are now an annual event along with the World Economic Forum shows the importance and opportunity to mitigate climate change and create sustainable growth. We have the opportunity to work together across sectors, businesses, civil society and at all levels of government to capture what is truly the opportunity of our lifetime - to create liveable, sustainable and competitive solutions that will benefit us all. How are we taking action? We are saving energy At this point, you might be thinking: While that all sounds great, how do we actually go from talk to ...
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China's New Role in Climate Action Raises Hope for Change 21.9.2016 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Strong, sustainable growth is high on the agenda for the G20, which met earlier this month in Hangzhou, China. The gathering of 20 of the world's most important economies offered a unique opportunity for these countries to send a powerful message of unity in climate action to the world, building upon last year's Paris Climate Agreement. Indeed, with China and the United States having formally committed to the Paris Agreement, the moment marked an important turning point in the global climate conversation and - importantly - reinforced China's new role in that dialogue. Considered by the global community as a key member to climate action, China has made significant strides in recent years to drive the clean energy revolution and climate change fight across the world. China's commitment to reduce GHG emission is integral to the passage of the Paris Agreement. As a country with the world's largest population, China worked closely with the United States to secure a crucial bilateral climate deal that set the ...
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China Champions Green Finance in the G20 21.9.2016 WRI Stories
China Champions Green Finance in the G20Add Comment|PrintHangzhou, China, the site of the most recent G20 meeting. Photo by Ryan/Flickr Leaders of the G20 met in the Chinese city of Hangzhou earlier this month and released a final Communique that for the first time highlighted green finance as an effective means to support global sustainable growth. The Communique builds on the work of the G20 Green Finance Study Group, a Chinese initiative co-chaired by the People’s Bank of China. In... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Unilever to acquire green-products company Seventh Generation 21.9.2016 LA Times: Business

Consumer products giant Unilever is making a push into green household products by acquiring Seventh Generation, a maker of plant-based detergents and cleaners.

The deal, announced Monday, likely extinguishes the hopes of Honest Co., the Santa Monica start-up that had also reportedly been in preliminary...

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Think Blue: Finding Growth in the Caribbean Sea 21.9.2016 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Ours is a blue planet. Water covers over 70% of the Earth's surface, and the ocean economy drives global trade, annually contributing around 3% or US$ 1.5 trillion to global value added. What's more, experts expect ocean-based industries to double this contribution to global GDP within the next 15 years. But this growth comes at a price, and we find ourselves today at a crossroads. Without a concerted effort to ensure the sustainability of the marine environment, mounting threats to ocean health could jeopardize the benefits of the seas for future generations. The good news is that it is still not too late to act. From Green to Blue "Thinking green" was the buzzword of the past decade, as countries and companies alike woke up to their shared responsibility to sustainability. Now it's time to add another color to the pallet: blue. The "blue" economy looks to balance ocean wealth and ocean health by sustainably managing ocean assets (e.g. fish stocks, coral reefs, etc.) and ecosystem services (e.g. coastal ...
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Protests filed over PG&E plan to shut down Diablo Canyon nuclear plant 21.9.2016 LA Times: Commentary

It's been less than three months since Pacific Gas & Electric, along with an assortment of groups including environmentalists, announced its intention to shut down the last remaining nuclear power plant in California — Diablo Canyon.

Now the protests have been filed.

And the groups complaining...

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Green Party’s Jill Stein gets a financial boost, thanks to taxpayers 21.9.2016 Washington Post
Green Party’s Jill Stein gets a financial boost, thanks to taxpayers
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You Could Be Eating Endangered Fish Without Even Realizing It 20.9.2016 Environmental News Network
When you go out for sushi or visit a seafood restaurant, how sure can you be that you’re really getting what you’ve ordered? Last week, Oceana released some shocking findings: Around the world, an average of one in five samples of seafood is mislabeled.The report examined 25,000 samples worldwide and reviewed more than 200 published studies from 55 different countries. Every continent was represented apart from Antarctica. The mislabeling was present in every part of the seafood supply chain, including retail, wholesale, distribution, import/export, packaging, processing, and landing.That’s bad news for many reasons – mislabeling makes dining dangerous for consumers (not all of these species are considered suitable for human consumption), and difficult for people who are trying to avoid mercury exposure or who simply want to dine more sustainably. In most cases, cheap fish were being passed off as more expensive ...
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Heatwaves in the ocean: Risk to ecosystems? 20.9.2016 Environmental News Network
Marine ecosystems are responsible for about half of global annual primary production and more than one billion people rely on fish as their primary protein source. Latest studies show that enormous warm water bubbles in the ocean are having a noticeable impact on ecosystems. How should we interpret these changes?
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