Fight Greenhouse Gas Emissions While Feeding Hungry Families

December 27, 2018 by  
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Tales of microgrid ingenuity (and community)

November 19, 2018 by  
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This article is drawn from the Energy Weekly newsletter from GreenBiz, running Thursdays. Subscribe here.

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Advancing beef sustainability is a full supply chain effort

October 24, 2018 by  
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This article is sponsored by National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, a contractor to the beef checkoff.

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Green Laundry Choices: From Personal Dry Cleaning to Company Uniform and Laundering Services

October 16, 2018 by  
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Biodegradable Water Filters: Eliminate Plastic Bottle Use With Compostable Faucet Filters

September 25, 2018 by  
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The power of unlearning ‘learned helplessness’

July 13, 2018 by  
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This article is drawn from the VERGE Weekly newsletter from GreenBiz, running Wednesdays.I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling disheartened by the drumbeat of dreary news these days. Even an eternal optimist has her limits.

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China’s EV gold rush

July 13, 2018 by  
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Internet innovators from Alibaba and beyond are eyeing low-carbon transportation for new avenues for wealth-building opportunities.

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The E in ESG: How to effectively evaluate your environmental risk

July 13, 2018 by  
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Environmental, social or governance risks are relevant to the creditworthiness of rated entities across multiple sectors, but the materiality of those factors can differ by entity, industry and country.

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Amazon Takes Plants in the Office to the Next Level

January 29, 2018 by  
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Ice melting due to climate change in Norway reveals pre-Viking artifacts

January 25, 2018 by  
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Climate change is melting ice in high mountains, enabling archaeologists to discover artifacts once preserved in glacial ice in Scandinavia, North America, and the Alps. A team led by Lars Pilø of the Oppland City Council recently published their discoveries on artifacts, many related to reindeer hunting, in Royal Society Open Science , and Pilø wrote in a Secrets of the Ice blog post , “This is a new and fantastic archaeological record of past human activity in some of the most remote and forbidding landscapes.” Pilø said in the post, “The ice has acted like a time machine, preserving the finds through millennia like a giant prehistoric deep-freezer.” His team has conducted fieldwork in the mountains of Oppland County in Norway over more than ten years, and they’ve come up with some impressive finds. Pilø said they’ve recovered over 2,000 artifacts. Related: Archaeologist may have uncovered the second Viking settlement in North America Some of their discoveries date all the way back to 4,000 BC. They’ve uncovered arrows; remains of pack horses, sleds, and skis; and clothing from the Iron Age and Bronze Age . Ice melting is unveiling what the research paper abstract described as “a fragile record of alpine activity, especially hunting and the use of mountain passes.” In the article, the researchers share radiocarbon dates of 153 items, and they compared those dates against the timing of economic changes or environmental changes, like periods of warming or cooling. They came up with a few surprises; for example, while you’d expect cold temperatures to keep people out of the highest elevations in Norway, like in the Late Antique Little Ice Age from around 536 – 660 CE, it seems hunters kept going into the mountains. Archaeologist James Barrett of the University of Cambridge told Ars Technica , “Remarkably, though, the finds from the ice may have continued through this period, perhaps suggesting that the importance of mountain hunting (mainly for reindeer), increased to supplement failing agricultural harvests in times of low temperatures.” Nine researchers from multiple Norwegian universities, the University of Oxford, and the University of Cambridge contributed. + Glacial Archaeology, Ancient Reindeer Hunting, and Climate Change + Secrets of the Ice Via Ars Technica Images via Øystein Rønning-Andersen, Secrets of the Ice/Oppland Count Council; Johan Wildhagen, Palookaville; and secretsoftheice.com/Oppland County Council

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