How scientists use Google and crowdsourcing to map uncharted forests

August 31, 2017 by  
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A mashup of technologies is helping scientists map forests and provide a road map for sustainable development.

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On saving forests, the world’s largest carbon sinks

August 12, 2017 by  
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Satellite data shows forests in retreat. If the carbon encased in just fir trees is released, our warming blanket of carbon dioxide would turn to an overheating quilt.

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Supply chains, SDGs, subsidies and sustainability leaders

August 9, 2017 by  
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A monthly wrap-up of recent research on sustainable business and clean technology.

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Apple’s sustainable forestry strategy branches out

July 31, 2017 by  
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It now protects enough forest to offset the paper pulp used for all its packaging. Oh, and there’s a cool cartoon.

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To make ESG investing work, Swiss Re focuses on diversity

July 31, 2017 by  
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How Swiss Re, the world’s second-largest reinsurer, is shifting its entire $130 billion portfolio towards ethical indices.

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The Garden State cuts food waste for climate goals

July 31, 2017 by  
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New Jersey state laws mandating food waste reductions create business opportunities for recyclers, composters and others.

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Forest restoration projects could create billions in new revenue

June 19, 2017 by  
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The economic benefits of restoring degraded or deforested land are an estimated $84 billion, roughly the entire gross domestic product of Sri Lanka in 2015.

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Can urban forests cultivate sustainable healthcare?

June 12, 2017 by  
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An unprecedented research project is correlating medical data about more than 4 million Kaiser Permanente subscribers with their proximity to trees and green spaces.

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The long and winding road to sustainable tourism

June 9, 2017 by  
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From Hawaii to the Galapagos, the sector moves beyond eco-adventures to more holistic safeguards for popular travel destinations.

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How the forestry sector can add $120 billion to global GDP

May 9, 2017 by  
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No one predicted the rapid growth of renewables — from 31 GW to 318 GW — within 13 years, said Justin Adams, managing director of The Nature Conservancy. And we are about to experience a sharp increase in the value of the agriculture and forestry sector. “We are on the cusp of how we can work with the forestry and agriculture sectors, and many other sectors that are dependent on [them], to unlock the rapid growth and same commercial opportunity that came from renewables in the last 20 years,” he said. 

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