Change and Hope Comes To Agbogbloshie:
Africa's Largest E-waste Dump Begins Transformation to Model Recycling Center
October 30, 2014 12:11 PM - Pure Earth Blacksmith Institute
A celebration marked the opening of the new e-waste recycling facility in Agbogbloshie, Accra, Ghana. Dignitaries, dancers, performing school children and a balloon archway stood out in sharp contrast in this sooty, trash-strewn landscape. This collaborative effort to transform Agbogbloshie from one of the world’s largest e-waste dumps into a model recycling center was launched on October 9, 2014 by Blacksmith Institute for a Pure Earth, a New York-based non-profit, with local partners Green Advocacy Ghana (GreenAd) and the Greater Accra Scrap Dealers Association (GASDA).
Sweden Ranks #1 in new 60-nation Global Green Economy Index™ (GGEI)
October 20, 2014 09:42 AM - Dual Citizen LLC
The intensity of public and media discourse on climate change may be increasing, but there is far less analytic and media engagement with how to actually reorient global growth on more low carbon, resource efficient pathways.
Yorkshire Water CEO Richard Flint dedicates £56m to renewable energy
October 6, 2014 10:25 AM - Yorkshire Water
"A big step in the right direction" - Richard Flint, Yorkshire Water CEO
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.