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"This Land is Your Land" - Environmental Ownership

March 22, 2017 by Josephine Ellis

Who should 'own' the land for the sake of the environment? While tragedy of the commons begets a lack of responsibility, complete ownership confers no responsibility towards anyone or anything apart from your own interests.[read more]

Turning Trash Talk into Action: A Story of Ibadan, Nigeria

March 3, 2017 by Ivan Bruce

A new blog analyzes Ibadan’s solid waste problem and the ways in which local government can leverage the private sector to create a better waste removal and management system.[read more]

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Eco-Internet: 5 Ways Energy Efficiency Can Be Promoted Online

February 23, 2017 by Dixie Somers

In this day and age, most people understand the importance of being eco-friendly. However, they may not realize how many different options are at their disposal.[read more]

Report: Trump executive orders to target Clean Power Plan, coal production, water rules

February 22, 2017 by Utility Dive

Following several media reports that the new Trump administration has been preparing to roll back energy and environmental restrictions put in place by President Obama[read more]

How federal tax reform could complicate prospects for renewable energy

February 15, 2017 by Utility Dive

Republican plans to upend the tax code present both benefits and pitfalls for wind and solar, financial analysts say.[read more]

How California's utilities are planning the next phase of electric vehicle adoption

February 8, 2017 by Utility Dive

IOUs in the nation's largest EV market are pushing new proposals to enable electrification beyond small consumer cars.[read more]

Climate Action on the City Level: How Do Boston and L.A. Compare?

February 8, 2017 by The Global Grid

The new White House has left only three mentions of “climate” on its website, including two that have nothing to do with climate change and one that calls President Obama’s Climate Action Plan an “unnecessary” policy (more on the website turnover). What is not unnecessary is preparing ourselves for severe storms, cleaning up pollution,...[read more]

New York's plastic bag fee on the chopping block in state legislature

February 7, 2017 by Waste Dive

A new set of bills has been introduced at the state level that would delay implementation of New York's 5-cent fee on single-use plastic and paper bags until at least 2018. The state Assembly intends to pass a bill on Feb. 7. The Senate passed similar legislation last month and is expected to support this new bill.[read more]

Proposed DC bill seeks tighter regulations for home-sharing services

February 6, 2017 by Construction Dive

Home-sharing services like Airbnb could face stricter limits on rental terms under a bill put before Washington, D.C.’s city council last week.[read more]

8 Reasons Place Should Matter to Humanitarians

January 26, 2017 by Project for Public Spaces

The majority of the world’s displaced (over 60% of refugees and 80% of internally displaced persons) now live in urban areas, while the humanitarian system has largely been designed to serve people in camp or rural settings.[read more]

Ohio EPA shuts down Cleveland C&D facility, engineer warns of air pollution

January 24, 2017 by Waste Dive

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency has issued an order of violation and shut down Arco Recycling, a construction and demolition debris facility, for storing waste in an open dump rather than recycling it.[read more]

Trump White House hits pause on Obama efficiency standards

January 23, 2017 by Utility Dive

The White House has directed federal agencies to cease finalization of new regulations until President Trump's incoming administration has leadership in place to approve the work being done[read more]