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Researchers Aim to Put Carbon Dioxide Back to Work

5.3.16
Source: New York Times, 5/3/16

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The X Prize Foundation has created a $20 million prize for teams that by 2020 come up with technologies to turn CO2 captured from smokestacks of coal- or gas-fired power plants into useful products.


World Bank: The way climate change is really going to hurt us is through water

5.3.16
Source: Washington Post, 5/3/16

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As India, the world's second-most populous country, reels from an intense drought, the World Bank has released a new report finding that perhaps the most severe impact of a changing climate could be the effect on water supplies.


Eyeing sustainability, Chicago hires first resilience officer

5.2.16
Source: Chicago Tribune, 5/1/16

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Chicago will hire its first chief resilience officer Monday, a position focused on taking on the city's most difficult problems in smarter, more connected ways.


Democrats -- And Republicans -- Are Growing More Worried Over Climate Change

4.28.16
Source: FiveThirtyEight, 04/28/16

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Two polls conducted in March suggest that Americans are more concerned about climate change than they have been in nearly a decade, and one of them shows that concern is increasing among Democrats, Republicans and independents. But that doesn't mean global warming has suddenly become a bipartisan issue -- the politics of it are still very different for each side.


Banned PCBs still haunt Great Lakes

4.27.16
Source: Great Lakes Echo, 4/27/16

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PCB emissions may still threaten residents of Chicago and other Great Lakes communities, according to a recently published study that calls for legislation to control the largest sources of the longtime pollutant.


Getting Smart About Waste

4.27.16
Source: Governing, 4/26/16

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Technology has a role in moving toward a goal of zero waste, but so does the "soft" infrastructure of citizen activism and effective policies.


Mushrooms, whales and hurricanes: how bio-inspiration boosts energy efficiency

4.25.16
Source: The Guardian, 4/24/16

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As bio-inspired engineering comes into its own, The Guardian takes a look at the innovative technologies using nature as a blueprint.


How Sustainable Practices at Three U.S. Universities are Reducing Waste

4.25.16
Source: Waste360, 4/25/16

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Many U.S. colleges have pledged to work toward carbon neutral campuses and are making changes in how they build new buildings, where and how they generate power and what they are sending to landfills. Take a look at what three universities are doing to reduce waste and build sustainable practices in and around campus.


How Corporate America Can Support the Paris Climate Deal

4.25.16
Source: Fortune, 4/22/16

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Industry, as well as investors, must move beyond a shareholder model focused on managing for a short-term share price to a stakeholder model with sustainability embedded in corporate strategy. Only then will we adequately manage risk and create value for the company and for society--and tackle challenges like climate change. Firms that place sustainability at the core of their business strategy will drive positive climate performance, create wealth while creating competitive advantage, reduce risk and create stable ecosystems that drive both ecological and corporate value.


The Psychology of Climate Change Inaction

4.19.16
Source: Pacific Standard, 4/18/16

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For decades, climate scientists have wondered why their near-consensus on the existence and danger of global warming hasn't translated into government action, much less a public that accepts climate change as reality. Now, a diverse team of scientists has an answer: Basically, human psychology is ill-suited to comprehend and deal with what's going on with the environment.


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