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Compact and connected communities improve public health, says new research

Posted October 20, 2014 by Kaid Benfield in Green Enterprise, Health and the Environment, Living Sustainably

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   We know from exhaustive past research that walkable neighborhoods and cities reduce driving, associated emissions, and living costs.  Three important academic studies published earlier this year demonstrate that they are good for our health, too. In particular, the research,...continued

McAuliffe: it's Virginia's "Time to Lead" in the Clean Energy Economy

Posted October 15, 2014 by Walton Shepherd in Curbing Pollution, Green Enterprise

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Governor Terry McAuliffe charted a clear economic course for Virginia using his strongest language yet, when he formally unveiled his State Energy Plan, acknowledging that Virginia has some catching up to do with its neighbors in creating clean energy jobs and in lowering energy...continued

L.A. Mayor Calls for More Water Efficiency

Posted October 14, 2014 by Ed Osann in Environmental Justice, Green Enterprise, Health and the Environment, Living Sustainably, U.S. Law and Policy

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Kudos to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti for proposing ambitious new water-saving goals for the city.  Hizzoner aims for dramatic reductions in water use over the next two years.  L.A. has already made impressive strides -- water use today is...continued

For smart growth, not all urban density is created equal

Posted October 6, 2014 by Kaid Benfield in Green Enterprise, Living Sustainably

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  Have you ever noticed how those of us who promote walkable, “smart growth” city neighborhoods often choose historic districts to illustrate what we advocate?  Take the photo at the top of this article, for example:  I’m not sure what...continued

The Numbers Continue to Crunch the Pebble Mine

Posted October 3, 2014 by Joel Reynolds in Curbing Pollution, Environmental Justice, Green Enterprise, Health and the Environment, Living Sustainably, Moving Beyond Oil, Reviving the World's Oceans, Saving Wildlife and Wild Places, Solving Global Warming, The Media and the Environment, U.S. Law and Policy

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Facts – for example, numbers -- have never been a friend to the Pebble Mine.  By now, some of these are familiar to all of us: 10 billion – The number of tons of mining waste laced with toxics that the...continued

Our Food Lifeline: A SXSW Eco 2014 Preview

Posted September 30, 2014 by Claire O'Connor in Green Enterprise, Living Sustainably

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How can we help family farmers feed the world while caring for the earth? That’s the focus of World Food Day 2014, organized by the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization.  It’s also a topic that is near and dear...continued

Week of Latino Support for Climate Action

Posted September 30, 2014 by Fernando Cazares in Curbing Pollution, Environmental Justice, Green Enterprise, Health and the Environment

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The past week and a half has been an exciting whirlwind of Latino engagement in support of climate action. Two Sundays ago, alongside thousands of other Latinos, I had the chance to participate in the People’s Climate March in New...continued

Will U.S.-India Summit Bring Historic Climate Action?

Posted September 27, 2014 by Anjali Jaiswal in Green Enterprise, Solving Global Warming, U.S. Law and Policy

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On Monday, President Barack Obama meets with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in what could be one of the most significant events following the U.N. climate week. As leaders of the world's largest democracies and prominent entrepreneurial societies, the Obama-Modi summit...continued

Do greener, healthier cities need an 'elevator speech'?

Posted September 22, 2014 by Kaid Benfield in Green Enterprise, Living Sustainably, The Media and the Environment

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   For better or worse, we live in the age of the sound bite, when even the most intellectually complicated subjects must, to be understood, be simplified to a couple of easily communicated sentences.  It’s all about hyper-short attention spans,...continued

The Value of the Leaders' Climate Summit

Posted September 19, 2014 by Brendan Guy in Curbing Pollution, Green Enterprise, Solving Global Warming

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Many commentators have questioned the value of the leaders' Climate Summit on Tuesday at the United Nations. And if the meeting were a regular talkfest, I might be inclined to as well. But it’s not. This Summit is different.  The...continued

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