Tag Archives: Sustainability

Think globally, act micro-locally | Grist

Think globally, act micro-locally | Grist

News on climate in the time of coronavirus Subscribe today Hey there, You’ve heard the expression countless times: “Think globally, act locally.” It’s typically a sort of aspirational admonition, a reminder that our choices matter, but lately I find it rattling around my head as a literal description of our …

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EWG News Roundup (4/24): PFAS Cleanup Will Be Costly, But Necessary, Farm Workers Deserve Protections and More

EWG News Roundup (4/24): PFAS Cleanup Will Be Costly, But Necessary, Farm Workers Deserve Protections and More

In the News This week, EWG published a study in the European water industry journal Water Solutions that found that the removal of the toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS from drinking water costs local communities millions of dollars. “This research reveals that escaping PFAS pollution is nearly impossible,” said Olga Naidenko, Ph.D., …

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Natural materials make up this energy-saving Jakarta home

Natural materials make up this energy-saving Jakarta home

Architecture firm Atelier Riri has reaped the energy-saving benefits of Indonesia’s tropical climate in their design of the House at Serpong, a climate-responsive suburban house in Jakarta. After conducting solar studies and site analyses, the architects crafted the four-story home with strategically placed voids, windows, elevated gardens and solar shading devices to …

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Australians see coronavirus, climate change as an equal threat

Australians see coronavirus, climate change as an equal threat

A new survey shows a majority of Australians believe climate change is as serious a threat as the coronavirus pandemic. However, the proportion who think that’s the case, 59 per cent, is far below the global average of 71 per cent. AAP Newsagency reports the findings were released today in …

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Plastics industry supports waste pickers during lockdown

Plastics industry supports waste pickers during lockdown

South Africa has close to 60 000 waste pickers who play a substantial role in the country’s waste management industry. As part of the country’s informal waste sector, they help recover recyclables from household waste streams, as well as waste materials sent to landfill sites. With the country in a …

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UK city launches ‘world’s first’ zero-carbon superhub

UK city launches 'world's first' zero-carbon superhub

Oxford City Council has launched Energy Superhub Oxford (ESO), thought to be the world-first project that integrates decarbonising power, heat and transport across a city. The local authority has taken delivery of its first electric vehicles (EVs) as part of the project, as well as outlining the next steps for …

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We are living in a potentially transformative moment

We are living in a potentially transformative moment

Fifty years ago today, not long after WWF-Canada was founded, environmentalists took to the streets to celebrate the first Earth Day. The demonstrations went global 20 years later, inspiring a new generation. This year’s Earth Day anniversary would’ve been part of a month of international student-led climate strikes. Then everything …

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In the world’s first ‘Coronavirus elections’, South Korea voted for climate action

In the world’s first ‘Coronavirus elections’, South Korea voted for climate action

With the world reeling from the disastrous spread of coronavirus, it might seem extraordinary for a government to make policy on anything else. But in South Korea, they did just that. Back in March, and in the midst of its coronavirus response, the ruling Democratic Party announced plans for a …

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Employees Are Fighting For A New Cause At Work: The Climate

Employees Are Fighting For A New Cause At Work: The Climate

At the end of February, thousands of cleaning workers in Minneapolis marched in what’s believed to have been the first union-authorized climate strike in the United States. The protesters, many of them immigrants and people of color who have seen their communities harmed by everything from air pollution to drought, …

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As Sea Levels Rise, Will Drinking Water Supplies Be at Risk?

As Sea Levels Rise, Will Drinking Water Supplies Be at Risk?

The Delaware River, a major source of drinking water for Philadelphia, is facing an emerging threat as rising seas push saltwater farther upstream. It’s a problem that other places, from Miami to Shanghai, will also confront, especially as increasing drought lowers river flows. At the Delaware Memorial Bridge, about 35 …

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