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'No on Question 2' coalition says memberships growing to fight bottle-bill ... - The Republican - masslive.com

Bottle Bills - 3 hours 38 min ago

'No on Question 2' coalition says memberships growing to fight bottle-bill ...
The Republican - masslive.com
A display of bottled drinks that will require a deposit if the proposed bottle bill law is amended to include all bottled drinks. Big Y has joined the "No on Question 2" coalition opposed to the expansion of the bottle bill. ( JOHN SUCHOCKI / THE ...
Editorial: Expand the bottle billThe Recorder
Lauren R. Stevens: Don't buy Q2 baloneyBerkshire Eagle

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Unpacking the Layers of Life Cycle Assessment

Triple Pundit - 5 hours 31 min ago
We have all heard the old axiom that states, “What gets measured gets managed.” But sustainability practitioners are frequently confronted with a tough question: “How do I measure that?”

Expansion of bottle bill gets support from former chief park ranger as anti ... - The Republican - masslive.com

Bottle Bills - 7 hours 14 min ago

Expansion of bottle bill gets support from former chief park ranger as anti ...
The Republican - masslive.com
Rudge adds his voice to supporters who want the bottle bill expanded so the 5-cent deposit would be included on water bottles, sports drinks and other on-the-go beverage containers. He argued there is a lingering litter problem even in communities with ...

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Electricity Access Has Small Effect on Emissions in India, Study Says

Yale Environment 360 - 8 hours 14 min ago
Expanding electricity to the homes of 650 million people in India over the past 30 years had minimal A third of all households in India lack electricity. direct impact on the country’s greenhouse gas emissions, according to a study published in Nature Climate Change. Although many humanitarian and development organizations have stressed the importance of improving electricity access in low-income countries, it has been unclear how this would impact overall emissions levels. An analysis of trends in India between 1981 and 2011 shows that expanding household electricity access by roughly 45 percent contributed only 3 to 4 percent to the nation's overall growth in carbon dioxide emissions. When the indirect effects of greater electricity access, such as increased wealth and consumerism, are taken into account, household electricity use raised India’s emissions by 11 to 25 percent over that period, the study found.
Categories: Environment, Health

Drive to Mine the Deep Sea Raises Concerns Over Impacts

Yale Environment 360 - 11 hours 34 sec ago
Armed with new high-tech equipment, mining companies are targeting vast areas of the deep ocean for mineral extraction. But with few regulations in place, critics fear such development could threaten seabed ecosystems that scientists say are only now being fully understood. BY MIKE IVES
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Monitoring Environmental Destruction From the Sky

The EnvironmentaList - 12 hours 31 min ago
SkyTruth uses satellite imagery and data-crunching to track fracking, mountaintop removal, and oil spills around the world
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Something fishy about new iridescent fashion?

Green Prophet - 13 hours 11 min ago
Leading fashion houses are turning to schools in search of new materials for high-end handbags, shoes, and accessories. We’re talking fish schools, as designers troll seafood industry waste...
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Bioplastics Market to Hit $3.94bn This Year - Environmental Leader

Bioplastic - 13 hours 22 min ago

Bioplastics Market to Hit $3.94bn This Year
Environmental Leader
Moreover, with the decrease in available fossil fuel reserves and increase in cost of petrochemicals, industries require renewable resources to become sustainable, thus creating a market for bioplastics. In May, PE International developed what it says ...

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Only buy bottled water with 'EQM' in UAE - Emirates 24/7

Bottled Water - 15 hours 4 min ago

Only buy bottled water with 'EQM' in UAE
Emirates 24/7
From this month, the UAE public can be assured of the quality of bottled drinking water and ice products in the country, as the deadline of the compliance with newly set standards for the industry has passed and strict quality regulations are now in force.

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Where is water tech when you need it?

Greenbiz - 17 hours 29 min ago

Looking at the numbers, it is clear that despite the drought, investors have been ignoring a huge opportunity to address water scarcity and quality. 

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Rupert Murdoch's News UK is leading media against climate change

Greenbiz - 17 hours 30 min ago

Chris Taylor, chief operating officer for The Sun and The Times' publisher, outlines how it has slashed waste, water and carbon emissions.

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Ebay, Kindle and Skype rule among the greenest apps

Greenbiz - 17 hours 30 min ago

Surprises emerge among these top 20 apps named for promoting less wasteful, more efficient behavior.

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With companies nailing disclosure, it's time to tackle performance

Greenbiz - 17 hours 30 min ago

Now that companies have demonstrated they can talk the talk, it's time to walk the walk in a meaningful way.

Categories: Business

Here are the 2 biggest challenges to the future of energy storage

Greenbiz - 17 hours 30 min ago

Energy storage looks bright, but current solutions are far from plug-and-play. Here's why.

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Health fears over BPA chemical in plastic food packaging - BBC News

BPA - October 19, 2014

BBC News

Health fears over BPA chemical in plastic food packaging
BBC News
Food and drinks packaging helps food to stay fresh and enjoy a longer shelf life. Plastic is commonly used in food containers, bottles and wrapping materials as well as in the linings of tin cans. But plastic packaging containing Bisphenol A (also ...

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Health fears over BPA chemical in plastic food packaging - BBC News

BPA - October 19, 2014

BBC News

Health fears over BPA chemical in plastic food packaging
BBC News
Food and drinks packaging helps food to stay fresh and enjoy a longer shelf life. Plastic is commonly used in food containers, bottles and wrapping materials as well as in the linings of tin cans. But plastic packaging containing Bisphenol A (also ...

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BPA's Jan-June '14 tally: Most print titles protect circulation, several ... - Campaign Middle East

BPA - October 19, 2014

BPA's Jan-June '14 tally: Most print titles protect circulation, several ...
Campaign Middle East
The BPA has revealed qualified circulation figures of media titles in the Middle East (that have completed their filing) for the January to June 2014 period. Here's how some of the print titles have fared, compared to their figures for the six months ...

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‘Flourish and Prosper’ Takes Sustainability to the Next Level

Triple Pundit - October 19, 2014
This week I had the opportunity to attend the Third Global Forum for Businesses as an Agent of World Benefit at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. The theme for this year's forum is 'Flourish and Prosper.'

Solving Food Waste and Hunger Through Food Rescue

Triple Pundit - October 19, 2014
City Harvest collects excess food, both prepared and uncooked, from restaurants, cafeterias, hotels and grocery stores -- any commercial or nonprofit organization that wishes to donate. They then give away all the food on the same day to some 400 community programs around New York City.

NOW Accepts $1 Million From Chevron, Defends Them in Pollution Case

Triple Pundit - October 19, 2014
Coincidentally, just months after Chevron donated a million bucks to the National Organization of Women, the legal arm of NOW filed a legal brief in favor of the oil company in its legal plight in Ecuador.
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