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Coca-Cola exceeds water replenishment goal

Coca-Cola exceeds water replenishment goal 30 August 2016 Global drinks giant Coca-Cola has exceeded its 2020 target to replenish all the water used in its beverages five years early. The company said it returned an estimated 192 billion litres of water to nature and communities in 2015 through community water …

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How Cities Are Tackling Their Enormous Food Waste Problem

From loosening restrictions on what “expired” means to dabbling with aquaponics and vertical farming, cities around the world are trying to contribute less to landfills with their wasted meals. From loosening restrictions on what “expired” means to dabbling with aquaponics and vertical farming, cities around the world are trying to …

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The Growing Global Water Footprint

by CustomMade The average American lifestyle requires about 2,000 gallons of water every day. Fresh water consumption has doubled since World War II and is expected to rise 25% by 2030. All of this water use takes a toll on the planet and can create water scarcity which effects up to …

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Why Cities Need Youth Innovation for a Low Carbon Future

by Ivan Bruce Squee Mobile App winning the Jakarta Urban Challenge, with Governor Ahok of Jakarta, Muhammad Yunus of Grameen Bank and John Rossant of New Cities Foundation. Given our increasingly complex and dynamic world, cities need to be continuously innovating in order to solve pressing social and environmental problems. Many …

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Levi’s now accepts used clothing and shoes for recycling at all US stores and outlets

CC BY 2.0 Lisa by Derek Markham Bring in your unwanted clothing or shoes to any US Levi’s store or outlet for recycling, and get a 20% off voucher. Americans send about 24 billion pounds of unwanted clothing, shoes, and other textiles to landfills each year, which is simply a staggering …

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Don’t Count on El Niño Alone to End California’s Drought

An early-morning pedestrian on a flooded Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles leaps over a puddle in February, 1998. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello) July it may be, yet everyone from Oregon to D.C. is wondering about what this winter’s El Niño might bring. Will it make or break snowfall levels? Floods in …

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EnergySmart CitiesSolutions

This Startup Aims To Rate Every Home In The Country For Energy Efficiency

Owners might invest more in energy efficiency if it affected their property or rental values. by BEN SCHILLER It can be a tough sell to convince people to upgrade the energy efficiency of their homes. It costs a lot to insulate a basement or install new heating equipment, and the savings …

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EnergySolutions

Renewables — 70% of New Power This Year

by Gina-Marie Cheeseman The future of electricity in the U.S. of A is in renewables. Renewable energy accounted for almost 70 percent (69.5 percent) of new electricity generation in the U.S. during the first half of this year. The recent report by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) Office of …

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World Bank: Putting a price on carbon would help economies

Shutterstock matthi by Jonathan Camuzeaux If there were a competition for the most important number in the world, the price on carbon certainly would be a strong contender. The World Bank has been a long-time supporter of carbon pricing and its recent report, Decarbonizing Development, adds a strong voice to the chorus of …

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US, Brazil Agree to Source 20% of Energy From Renewables by 2030

Image Credit: Wikimedia by Mike Hower At a bilateral meeting with President Barack Obama in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff committed Brazil to an agreement for both countries to obtain up to 20 percent of their electricity from renewable power by 2030, The Guardian reports. In an …

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