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Let's Modernize Our Environmental Laws

10.7.15
Source: New York Times, 10/7/15

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Written when smog was an emergency, the Clean Air Act allows the E.P.A. to require that states, businesses and individuals reduce smog-forming emissions regardless of the economic damage done. Some parts of the act forbid the E.P.A. even to consider cost or job losses. That sort of thinking was appropriate during the smog emergencies of the past. Now it's counterproductive.


Food Giants Align For Climate Action

10.1.15
Source: Huffington Post, 10/1/15

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A Republican, a Democrat and a bunch of major food corporations put their support behind meaningful action on climate change Thursday.


Lawmakers: You Don't Have to Choose Between Cleaning the Air and Stabilizing the Climate

9.30.15
Source: Pacific Standard, 9/29/15

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A new study by scientists based in Europe and China, in the journal Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, argues that air quality and climate change measures should be viewed as complementary rather than counter-balancing. Many steps to address air pollutants can also limit global warming, if policies look at the root problem rather than taking weaker actions aimed at containing the damage.


For U.S. Tribes, a Movement to Revive Native Foods and Lands

9.30.15
Source: Yale Environment360, 9/28/15

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On ancestral lands, the Fond du Lac band in Minnesota is planting wild rice and restoring wetlands damaged by dams, industry, and logging. Their efforts are part of a growing trend by Native Americans to bring back traditional food sources and heal scarred landscapes.


One Scientist's Hopeful View On How to Repair the Planet

9.24.15
Source: Yale Environment360, 9/23/15

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Ecological crises may be piling up in a seemingly hopeless cascade, but Swedish scientist Johan Rockstrom says the next few decades offer an unparalleled opportunity to undo the damage.


Imagine a world without waste: it's possible with a circular economy

9.24.15
Source: The Guardian, 9/24/15

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We can remedy our planet's problems, but only if we are willing to redesign wasteful manufacturing processes and give up our throwaway habits.


Allegheny County, Pa., Emphasizes 'Green' Infrastructure in $2 Billion Stormwater Control Effort

8.12.15
Source: FutureStructure, 8/5/15

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Greening the county's antiquated sewer network can be accomplished through a series of regionally focused, strategically placed solutions, such as green roofs, permeable pavement and stormwater planters.


5 core competencies of sustainability leadership

8.4.15
Source: GreenBiz, 8/4/15

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To achieve lasting change, the entire C-suite should demonstrate emotional intelligence, systems thinking and these other qualities.


EPA Reaches Agreement with Manufacturer to Stop Use of TCE in Spray Fixative Products Used on Arts and Crafts

7.31.15
Source: US EPA, 7/30/15

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reached an agreement with a manufacturer to voluntarily phase-out the use of trichloroethylene (TCE) in an aerosol arts and crafts spray fixative product as part of EPA's ongoing efforts to reduce the public's exposure to potentially harmful chemicals.


Can the plastics industry create a collaborative model for change?

6.5.15
Source: GreenBiz, 6/1/15

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Plastic is an inherently ubiquitous and valuable material -- which is why it's time to finally move the needle on doing a better job reusing it.


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