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Community Investing | Community Development News, Information and Updates

What is a community?  Most of us think of our own community in terms of:

  • Where we live – our hometown or neighborhood
  • Who our neighbors are
  • Where we work
  • Where we shop and go to market
  • Where our children go to school – play – where their friends are
  • Where we worship

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News & Updates

December 17, 2015 IDE plans more U.S. desalination plants after California success

Source: Reuters

Israel’s IDE Technologies, which opened this week a billion-dollar desalination plant in California, is helping to plan 10 new facilities throughout the United States, the company’s chief executive said on Wednesday.

October 21, 2015 Australia 'could become world leader in solar home battery storage'

Source: Reuters

Australia could become a world leader in home battery storage, with the potential for energy stored from solar panels offering the cheapest electricity alternative within just three years, according to a new report.

September 30, 2015 Greening cities reduces air pollution

Source: Phys.org

A UTS research collaboration has provided the first experimental evidence that higher levels of urban forestry are associated with lower levels of air pollution, specifically the dangerous fine airborne particles, or particulate...

Research & Insights

January 29, 2016 Ignored at COP21, sustainable agriculture is vital to climate mitigation

EurActiv.com - EurActiv France reports. "Three quarters of French methane emissions come from agriculture," said Jean Jouzel, the vice-president of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). "But in spite of this,...

January 21, 2016 U.S. News Unveils 2016 Best Countries Rankings

Source: US News

What makes a country the best? Is it leadership? Military might? Economic strength? A rich and deep vein of culture and history? Freedom, a stable government and transparency when it comes to business and the political process?

March 4, 2015 How Climate Change Will Alter New York City’s Skyline

Source: Wired

Last week, The New York City Panel on Climate Change released a new report detailing exactly how climate scientists expect New York City to change over over the next 100 years, focusing on projected increases in temperature and...

Commentary & Opinion

September 3, 2015 EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Cities are finally treating water as a resource, not a nuisance

Source: Reuters

The extent to which cities are making natural infrastructure an integral part of their water management plans is new, says Katie Arkema, senior scientist at the Natural Capital Project, an early proponent of resilient...

July 7, 2015 The Rise of Cities in the 21st Century

Source: Huff Post

The 21st century is seeing an incredible power shift and power dynamic with the rise of cities as socio-economic and political actors on national and world stages. Around the world, municipal orders of government are typically...

May 21, 2015 How an American With a Knack for Math Saved India From Famine

Source: Bloomberg Business

Lester Brown has spent his career making shrewd projections about the food, water, and energy people need to survive, and pushing governments to respond. None of this math brings tears to his eyes except the time in 1965 he made...


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