Comments Off on Special Announcement: The Sustainability Solutions Celebration
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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Special Announcement: The Sustainability Solutions Celebration
Comments Off on Rethinking the Water Cycle for a Water Quality Constrained World
Global water scarcity is a function of the compounding impacts of decreasing availability and declining quality. The impacts of these factors on business are complex and far reaching. Succeeding in a water quality constrained world requires the ingenuity of business to drive water strategies that go beyond conservation to reuse, recycling and stewardship. Ecolab vice president of sustainability Emilio Tenuta will outline imperatives for achieving business resilience amidst water scarcity.
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Connecting Nature & People
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Natural systems – forests, grasslands, and wetlands – can deliver over a third of the mitigation needed to meet the Paris Agreement’s 2 °C target, a critical biological bridge in the next two decades. Growth in demand for natural resources will put unprecedented pressure on our planet, but it also brings opportunity for economic growth and value creation.
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Sponsored: The airline’s head of sustainability and Columbia Earth Institute grad student sought for alternative fuel to take off.
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How a student project helped to change JetBlue’s course
Comments Off on How to find energy-efficient commercial space
Rocky Mountain Institute and the Institute for Market Transformation create standards to help commercial renters understand what a green lease promises.
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How to find energy-efficient commercial space
Comments Off on The mid-tier manufacturer’s sustainability dilemma
A recent study by G&A Institute suggests that 81 percent of all S&P 500 companies are publishing sustainability reports. To get to this point has taken roughly 20 years, mostly promoted by the community that evolved around the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), founded in 1997.
Comments Off on What next for Colorado’s home-grown carbon offset program?
Eight years after launching a public-private carbon offset program, it’s time for a shift in strategy.
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What next for Colorado’s home-grown carbon offset program?
Comments Off on Researchers discover worlds deepest underwater sinkhole in the South China Sea
The Sansha Ship Course Research Institute for Coral Protection used a variety of equipment, including underwater robots and sonar scanners, to determine the sinkhole’s size: 300.89 meters in depth, 130 meters in width (426 feet) at the entrance, and 36 meters in width (118 feet) at the bottom. The depth of the mysterious sinkhole far exceeds the Dean’s 202-meter-deep Blue Hole in the Bahamas , which previously held the title as the world’s deepest sinkhole. The dimensions were measured during field research trips over the past year. Related: Mysterious sinkhole develops a surprising and beautiful ecosystem in China Aside from its record-breaking depth, the beautiful and mysterious “Dragon Hole” is also drawing headlines because of its location in the hotly disputed South China Sea . Locals have gone so far to describe the sinkhole as the “eye” of the South China Sea due to its location in a coral reef near the contested Paracel Islands. The discovery of the “world’s deepest” sinkhole is also likely to boost tourism interest in the area, which China hopes to develop into a Maldives -like attraction. Despite claims that developers will focus on environmental protection, the developing tourism may spell trouble for the coral-rich waters. Via DailyMail Images via Huanqiu
Open Data Institute’s Gavin Starks describes a generation of network thinkers tackling the world’s biggest systemic challenges.
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