Sustainability Study Reveals Green Revolution Blooming at America's Historically Black Colleges and Universities
August 20, 2014 11:17 AM - Building Green Initiative at Clark Atlanta University

The 2014 HBCU Green Report substantiates efforts by HBCUs to green their campuses, curriculum and communities despite being overlooked by a recently released guide to green colleges

EPA to Ban HFCs in Cars, Grocery Stores for Fast Climate Mitigation
July 11, 2014 10:57 AM - Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development

Washington, DC, July 11 – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced yesterday a proposal to ban the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) where climate-friendly alternatives are available, starting with mobile air conditioners, food refrigeration systems, foam blowers, and aerosol propellants, as industry leaders have successfully developed and implemented alternatives in these sectors.

Bipartisan Team to Introduce Super Pollutants Act to Cut HFCs, Black Carbon, Methane
June 26, 2014 03:50 PM - Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development

Goal is fast mitigation of short-lived climate pollutants Can provide six times more climate benefit than CO2 cuts in near-term

Urban farming film depends on public’s vote to air on PBS
June 24, 2014 11:34 AM - Nebraska Independent Film Project: Growing Cities

Omaha, Neb.—Tues., June 24, 2014—Crowdfunding has been called the future for film, but a new documentary brings a whole different meaning to the phrase, “made possible by viewers like you.”

The Safina Center Welcomes New Fellow - Dr. Ellen Prager
Author and Marine Scientist brings Earth and Ocean Science to all Ages
June 17, 2014 06:12 PM - The Safina Center at Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, NY, June 17, 2014: The Safina Center’s Fellows Program has expanded to include a new Fellow: author and marine scientist, Dr. Ellen Prager. Prager is widely recognized for her expertise and ability to make science entertaining and understandable for people of all ages.

DAVID SEDLAK, GLOBAL LEADER IN THE STUDY OF WATER CONTAMINANTS AND MANAGING URBAN WATER, TO RECEIVE 2014 CLARKE PRIZE
June 13, 2014 02:00 PM - NATIONAL WATER RESEARCH INSTITUTE

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. – The National Water Research Institute (NWRI) is pleased to announce that David Sedlak, Ph.D., civil and environmental engineering professor at the University of California, Berkeley, will be the twenty-first recipient of the NWRI Athalie Richardson Irvine Clarke Prize for excellence in water research.

New Analysis Points To Pollution As The Largest Cause of Death in Low- and Middle-Income Countries; Global Alliance Urges Higher Priority For Comprehensive Approach to Pollution in SDGs.
June 13, 2014 10:59 AM - Global Alliance on Health and Pollution

June 13, 2014, New York, NY-- The Global Alliance on Health and Pollution (GAHP) has released a new analysis of data that points to pollution as the largest factor in disease and death in the developing world, killing more than 8.4 million people each year. But pollution has a low priority in the current draft of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), the U.N.'s new plan for development assistance for the next 15 years.

New analysis shows combined sources of pollution top killer, yet SDGs cut from health priorities
June 10, 2014 09:41 AM - GAHP – The Global Alliance on Health and Pollution

New York, NY - GAHP, Global Alliance on Health and Pollution, to release new analysis showing combined sources of pollution are the top cause of death in the developing world, killing more than 10 million per year, yet the draft of the new Sustainable Development Goals on Health downplays the issue.

New economic study shows carbon tax” refunded to households would create jobs
June 9, 2014 12:54 PM - Citizens Climate Lobby

June 9, 2014 – As recent reports on the impact of climate change underscore the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, a new study finds that a tax on carbon can reduce those emissions while also adding jobs to the economy.

Why New U.S Power Plant Rules Still Need the Montreal Protocol
June 4, 2014 10:52 AM - National Council for Science and the Environment

NEW YORK, June 4, 2014 -- President Obama’s proposed rules issued this week to reduce climate pollution from existing power plants is a critical strategy in the battle to protect the global climate. When finalized next year, and after the expected legal challenges, the rules will spur the innovation by states and companies needed to go further in the future.

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