Invest With Your Conscience: 5 Great Socially Responsible Mutual Funds

December 20, 2018 by  
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Earth911 Quiz #42: Sustainable New Year’s Resolutions That Make a Difference

December 20, 2018 by  
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As 2018 draws to a close, we look ahead to … The post Earth911 Quiz #42: Sustainable New Year’s Resolutions That Make a Difference appeared first on Earth911.com.

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How to break the political logjam on climate change

May 23, 2017 by  
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It starts with leveraging market-based solutions and bipartisan appeal.

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The science of preparing cities for natural disasters

May 23, 2017 by  
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Why not audit expected casualties and expected financial loss in a city in the same way you audit the finances or the creditworthiness of sovereign states?

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375 members of National Academy of Sciences pen open letter on the "serious risks of climate change"

September 22, 2016 by  
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In the face of those who continue to deny climate change , 375 leading scientists who are members of the National Academy of Sciences penned an open letter addressing the consequences of such dangerous denial. The signers include 30 Nobel laureates. They work at top universities around the world. Stephen Hawking is a signer, as is former NASA scientist Jim Hansen . The scientists wrote their letter as a warning of what could happen should a US president withdraw from the Paris climate agreement . “Human-caused climate change is not a belief, a hoax, or a conspiracy. It is a physical reality. Fossil fuels powered the Industrial Revolution. But the burning of oil, coal, and gas also caused most of the historical increase in atmospheric levels of heat-trapping greenhouse gases . This increase in greenhouse gases is changing Earth’s climate,” the scientists write in their letter published on the Responsible Scientists website. Related: Would a Trump presidency undo the UN climate change agreement? According to the scientists, we can see climate change in phenomenon such as sea level rise , the melting of Arctic sea ice, and ocean acidification . The scientists spoke out to those who maintain we need “absolute certainty” to know if we are truly causing climate change before taking action. “Absolute certainty is unattainable,” they said, and that they are “certain beyond a reasonable doubt” that climate change is real, caused by humans, and dangerous. The scientists also spoke out against the “Republican nominee for President” who has said he might withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement in a “Parexit.” The scientists were clear when they wrote, “Walking away from Paris makes it less likely that the U.S. will have a global leadership role, politically, economically, or morally.” They said climate change is a global problem, requiring global strategies, and withdrawing from the Paris agreement would signal a departure from the global community. You can read the full letter at ResponsibleScientists.org. + Responsible Scientists Images via Pixabay and © Julian Osley under a Creative Commons License

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Proposed border city between US and Mexico solves many problems at once

September 22, 2016 by  
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The “Border City”, currently being exhibited at the London Design Biennale, is meant to function as a special zone where cultures “both clash and blend to create something altogether unique”. It draws from various international examples of “border situations” and aims to reconcile different cultural and economic narratives. This model addresses the specific case of the spatial border between the United States and Mexico , but aims to function as a widely applicable prototype of a new border city. Related: FR-EE Unveils Dynamic Design for Latin American Art Museum in Miami Hexagonal in plan, the “Border City” would accommodate over 100 million inhabitants who already populate the states along the border between the United States and Mexico. The masterplan includes a proposal for a regional and local infrastructural and transportation network , including various other elements which the visitors of this year’s London Design Biennale can inspect in person until September 27, 2016. + Fernando Romero Enterprise Via Archdaily

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Autonomous roboats to sail the canals of Amsterdam

September 22, 2016 by  
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The idea of self-driving cars cruising our roads may not be a new idea, but a plan to release autonomous boats into the canals of Amsterdam would be the first of its kind. The Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS Institute) is collaborating with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on the first research program into the new technology. Called “roboats,” the autonomous ships would be designed to transport goods and people, as well as forming temporary, floating infrastructure. As the roboats cruise through the canals, the project will gather data on how urban waterways can be used to improve the city’s function and the quality of life of residents. They’ll be equipped with sensors that allow the boats to detect pollution and disease in the water, and could eventually be used to protect the environment. They could also be used to retrieve waste thrown in the water. In Amsterdam, that’s no small problem: 12,000 discarded bicycles end up in the canals every year. Related: Airbus to build flying autonomous taxis that soar over traffic Amsterdam in particular was chosen for the project due to the large amount of the city covered by water. Nearly a quarter of the city is taken up by its waterways, which were originally designed as part of the city’s functional infrastructure. The first prototypes of the boats will be released in 2017, with the research project lasting for the next five years. + AMS Institute Via New Atlas

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LEGO builds change through its youngest stakeholders

July 14, 2016 by  
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LEGO: of the children, by the children, for the children — how is LEGO’s No. 1 stakeholder helping create change?

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7 companies to watch in carbon capture and storage

July 14, 2016 by  
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They aim to clean up dirty fuel sources such as coal-fired power plants, while removing carbon already in the atmosphere. Will it work, and will it scale?

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Adidas, Nau, REI, Timberland commit to Responsible Down Standard

February 1, 2015 by  
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Outdoor outfitters have been under the gun for some time for sourcing down from birds who have been mistreated, according to animal welfare activists. Adidas, Nau, REI, and Timberland are some of the latest manufacturers who have signed on to the Responsible Down Standard, a promise to source down from ducks and geese who have not been force-fed or had their feathers plucked while still alive. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Adidas , animal welfare , clothing , clothing industry , consumer awareness , down , ducks , eco textiles , ecouterre , Fashion , geese , Nau , outdoor , outerwear , rei , responsible down standard , the north face , Timberland , warm , winter

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