Closing plenary: uncovering nature’s secrets to reinvent cities

November 6, 2018 by  
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The idea of buildings as a regenerative force sounds like an environmentalist’s pipe dream, but the concept is starting to be realized in offices, factories and other facilities. It requires vision and new design thinking, but also an understanding of how “the genius of biome” can make the built environment a positive contributor to cities around the world.

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How CMS Enterprises plans for the planet, profit and people, with president Rich Mukhtar

November 6, 2018 by  
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It might not be easy for an energy company to commit to the “Triple Bottom Line” paradigm, but CMS Enterprises, the non-regulated, non-utility arm of CMS Energy, is committed to science-based targets for environmental goals. Cutting carbon emissions, especially coal projects, investing in battery storage for portfolios are all strategies that the company is employing.”It’s about doing what’s right but also being responsible to our shareholders and our customers,” he said. “We cannot ignore climate change … as an energy company, we have a responsibility to address it.”

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Mike Berkowitz, 100 Resilient Cities: It’s a new era in climate action

February 8, 2017 by  
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As cities around the world go from climate planning to climate action, the Rockefeller Foundation offshoot is gearing up for the long haul — with or without Trump.

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The Climate Change Tipping Point is Shockingly Close for Cities Around the World

November 7, 2013 by  
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A group of researchers at the University of Hawaii has done the math to figure out how soon cities around the world will begin to feel the effects of major climate change – and their findings may shock you. The closest tipping point will affect Manokwari, the capitol of West Papua, Indonesia , where temperatures are expected to skyrocket by 2020 – just a few short years away. Jakarta and Lago aren’t far behind, and Mexico City will feel the heat by 2031 followed by Bogota, Cairo, Bagdad, and Nairobi in 2036. Read the rest of The Climate Change Tipping Point is Shockingly Close for Cities Around the World Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Biodiversity , Climate Change , developing world , global warming , indonesia , New York. , rate of climate chagne , research study , San Francisco , tropical climates , university of hawaii        

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HOW TO: Prepare Healing Teas from Winter Trees

November 7, 2013 by  
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People have been using plants for both food and medicine for thousands of years, and most of us are probably quite familiar with several healing teas or infusions . Have you ever made peppermint tea to soothe an upset belly? Or steeped a cup of chamomile to calm jangled nerves and hopefully help you sleep? These are just a couple of plants that we have turned to for both help and mere enjoyment over the years, but many people don’t realize that certain trees can also be used to make beneficial drinks, especially over the colder months. Read the rest of HOW TO: Prepare Healing Teas from Winter Trees Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: birch , chaga , conifer tea , conifers , evergreen , evergreen tea , evergreens , pine , scurvy , spruce , tamarack , tree teas , vitamin c        

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