US EPA: Creating Equitable, Healthy & Sustainable Communities

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(www.epa.gov/environmentaljustice) – Communities across the country are integrating smart growth, environmental justice and equitable development approaches to design and build healthy, sustainable ...

Landen Consulting: An Ecosystem Services Risk Model for CAFO Operations

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(www.landenconsulting.com) – An “industrial mega-dairy” (named Tradition Investments, LLC or Tradition Family Dairy, LLC) is attempting to site itself in the rolling hills of Jo Daviess County, ...

US Environmental Protection Agency: Toxics Release Inventory National Analysis Overview

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(www.epa.gov) – Tens of thousands of chemicals are used by industries and businesses in the United States to make the products on which our society depends, such as pharmaceuticals, clothing and aut...

United Nations Development Programme: Africa Human Development Report 2012

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(www.undp.org) – Hunger and starvation in sub-Saharan Africa have lasted too long. But Africans are not consigned to a lifetime of food insecurity. The knowledge, technology and resources for closin...

US Forest Service: Wood Utilization Options for Urban Infested Trees

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(www.fs.fed.us) – The introduction and spread of non-native invasive species are causing significant ecological and economic damage to U.S. urban and rural forests. The National Invasive Species Man...

US Geological Survey Online Tool “Sees” Coastal Change Hazards

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Waves move sand back and forth every day onto and away from beaches. The thin ribbon of sandy barrier islands and beaches along America’s coastline shifts constantly, especially during hurricanes, n...

Sea Star Disease Epidemic Surges, Oregon Extinctions Expected

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The incidence of sea star wasting syndrome has exploded along the Oregon Coast and created an epidemic of historic magnitude, one that threatens to decimate the state’s entire population of purple o...

Major Cities Confront Urban Heat Island Effect

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A survey of North American cities by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) and the Global Cool Cities Alliance (GCCA) finds that confronting challenges of extreme weather, adapt...

MIT Says Climate Change Now Mainstream in City Planning

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An increasing number of cities around the world now include preparations for climate change in their basic urban planning, but only a small portion of them have been able to make such plans part of th...

UC, Berkeley, Report Projects Economic Risks From Climate Change

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University of California, Berkeley, economist and assistant professor of public policy Solomon Hsiang led the econometrics team that helped assemble a major report released June 2014 that projects sig...

New Study Finds Antarctic Ice Sheet Unstable at End of Last Ice Age

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A new study, funded in part by the National Science Foundation, has found that the Antarctic Ice Sheet began melting about 5,000 years earlier than previously thought coming out of the last ice age ...

Antarctic Melting Now a Challenge for US Climate Policy

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In the aftermath of the startling announcement by climate scientists on May 11, 2014, that the West Antarctic ice sheet has begun collapsing, an authoritative new book on the impacts of global climate...
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