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Trump Proposal to Fix U.S. Water Infrastructure Invites Large Role for Private Investors

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:22:52 +0000

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But P3s are not a cure all. Revenue expectations ought to be moderated by keeping an eye on the persistent decline in urban water demand. Writing a fair contract that ensures the right investments are made is not easy and borrowing costs are higher if using private capital…

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Climate Change Doesn’t Care about Anyone’s Opinion: Notes on Reciprocity and Sacrifice

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 08:34:05 +0000

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How do we revalorize the idea that the community, from which we are not separate, though we are an individual species within it, is “Nature,” aka the biosphere, and every aspect and part thereof? And finally, how do we re-learn the value of reciprocity in our relations with the natural world, our community?

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The Future of Clean Energy and Environmental Programs: When the Past is No Longer Prologue

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 08:16:59 +0000

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The truth of the matter—inconvenient or otherwise—is time remains of the essence in the global quest for sustainability. Whether you choose to define sustainable in terms of slowing climate change or dealing with human congestion, something needs to be done on a regular basis.

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Wild Oat Hollow Farm: Breeding Vitality

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 12:29:49 +0000

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A lot of typical agriculture doesn’t work this way or focus on what’s actually happening to the land or paying attention to seeing what’s going on around you. When you have healthy animals and healthy land you also improve healthy wildlife.

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The First 100 Days – Budget Week -Sawing Off the Branch on Which We Sit

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 11:04:54 +0000

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The veil has been lifted. The administration’s budget proposal for 2018 eviscerates agencies which could have mitigated some of the climate change devastation ahead. We have confirmation that the White House is sawing off the branch on which 99% of Americans sit.

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Kevin Anderson: Paris, Climate & Surrealism: How Numbers Reveal Another Reality

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 11:02:58 +0000

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The Paris Agreement’s inclusion of “well below 2°C” and “pursue … 1.5°C” has catalysed fervent activity amongst many within the scientific community keen to understand what this more ambitious objective implies for mitigation.

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Helping Others Eschew Oil (How to Make Your Life Less Oily in 2017, Part IV)

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 08:02:53 +0000

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So you’re working on reducing your own oil use but maybe you’re downhearted. Maybe you figure, why bother? I’m just an oily drop in an oily nation. What does it matter if I cut my own oil use if everyone around me wallows in the stuff?

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The Mythos We Live By: The Black Snake and the Row of Flags

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 10:17:55 +0000

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Perhaps seven generations from now our descendants will be walking in the myths and values that we are dreaming for them today. Let’s start with this one: Mni Wiconi: Water is Life.

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End of the Road? Why it Might be Time to Ditch your Car

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 09:52:20 +0000

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Our declining car use gives us an opportunity. If we can adjust our car ownership patterns to match our actual needs, we can plan our lives and cities in ways that don’t revolve around a mode of transport that no longer serves us like it used to.

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The Challenge of Tackling Aviation’s Non-CO2 Emissions

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 12:03:17 +0000

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The impacts of non-CO2 aircraft emissions at high altitudes came to prominence back in 1999 following publication of a special report by the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on aviation. This estimated the total historic impact of aviation on the climate to have been two to four times higher than for CO2 emissions alone.

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Clean Energy and Environmental Policy Trading Places

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 10:40:05 +0000

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Partisan pressures are causing energy and climate defenders to offset legislated policies with judicial precedents. Climate challengers had thought to do the same throughout the Obama administration.

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