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5 Tech Companies Helping The Environment

May 26, 2016 by Peter Kim

There is no doubt that the human population is causing global warming, and if left unchecked, it could have disastrous consequences for the environment. Yet creating and enforcing policies to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is no easy feat,...[read more]

Using Funding From Water Agencies to Help Parks

May 25, 2016 by City Parks Blog

The following is an excerpt from City Parks, Clean Water, a report by the Trust for Public Land’s Center for City Park Excellence that examines the role of urban parks in managing stormwater. This is the eighteenth installment in a series of 19...[read more]

Green industrial policy: a transition of values

May 24, 2016 by Charles Arthur
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Anna Pegels asks why the transformation to an economically and ecologically sustainable society is so difficult?***Western society has traditionally been characterized as a market economy, a system in which the market is meant to correct itself. It...[read more]

Building Efficiency is the Key Driver to Reduce U.S. Energy Consumption

May 24, 2016 by GBIG Insight

As the standard of living increases, more and more energy is consumed in the U.S. This puts an intensifying strain on the country’s aging grid and forces inefficient and pollution-producing power plants to help meet demand. Something has to give....[read more]

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Is Offshore Wind Power a Solution to the Fossil Fuel Crisis?

May 23, 2016 by Ryan Kh
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Our world has depended heavily on fossil fuels since the development of the automobile. Unfortunately, we are discovering more and more that they pose serious dangers to our environment. Fossil fuels are also a nonrenewable resource, so global...[read more]

The Timeless Way of Building Roads

May 23, 2016 by David Levinson

Noted architect and designer, Christopher Alexander, in The Timeless Way of Building (1979) wrote:There is one timeless way of building. It is a thousand years old, and the same today as it has ever been. The great traditional buildings of...[read more]

Should Switzerland adopt an unconditional basic income guarantee?

May 26, 2016 by Brandon Donnelly

On June 5, 2016, Switzerland will become the first country to hold a national referendum on the introduction of an Unconditional Basic Income. The proposal is essentially an income guarantee that would ensure everyone in the country is paid a minimum after-tax amount of 2,500 Swiss francs per month.The idea is that this would replace...[read more]