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November 7, 2018 Large hydropower dams 'not sustainable' in the developing world

Source: BBC

A new study says that many large-scale hydropower projects in Europe and the US have been disastrous for the environment. Dozens of these dams are being removed every year, with many considered dangerous and uneconomic.

November 7, 2018 Amazon surprised America with its HQ2 decision: But how will the new offices look?

Source: NBC

Amazon may not have found the perfect location for its new headquarters, choosing to downsize the project into two smaller — though still Amazonian in stature — offices in disparate cities, but that detail isn't holding back...

November 6, 2018 Amazon’s HQ2? Make That Q for Queens

Source: NY Times

New York City last week announced $180 million in new spending on Long Island City to bolster transit, fix the sewer system and attract new, good-paying jobs. Now it appears that spending was, in part, deliberately timed.

November 5, 2018 Dallas 'among small handful of communities' in late-stage talks for Amazon HQ2

Source: Dallas News

Amazon is in "late-stage talks" with Dallas, New York City and odds-on favorite Northern Virginia for its prized $5 billion second headquarters, according to the Wall Street Journal.

November 1, 2018 Commentary: Conserving water during a crisis -- what happens now that it’s over?

Source: Statesman

Austin was thrust into the national spotlight as the city issued its first ever boil water notice. A wetter-than-usual Central Texas autumn caused flood waters to build up—notably, Lake Travis rose over 20 feet in 24 hours—and...

October 23, 2018 Colorado River Crisis Demands Focus on Farm Conservation Programs

Source: NewsDeeply

Small programs can go a long way to save water and help farmers survive the coming shortages on the Colorado River. These should be the next focus for policymakers now wrestling with drought contingency plans.

October 15, 2018 Michael Will Cost Insurers Billions, But Won't Overwhelm Industry, Analysts Say

Source: NPR

Analysts are estimating that Hurricane Michael has caused billions of dollars of damage and will create a substantial loss for insurers, but the industry is expected to cope — once again avoiding the kind of meltdown that Florida...

October 11, 2018 Championing Producers and Sustainability at the 3rd Illy International Coffee Awards

Source: Daily Coffee News

The foundation of greatness is sustainability. Andrea Illy, chairman of illycaffe, shared these words at the third annual Ernesto Illy International Coffee Awards, held Oct. 4, 2018, in New York, setting the tone for a day of...

October 4, 2018 The Swedish wasteland that's now a sustainability star

Source: BBC

Stockholm is home to one of the world's most famous eco-neighbourhoods, Hammarby Sjöstad. But does it really offer a template for green urban living that can be replicated in other fast-growing cities?

August 29, 2018 UN Environment and partners show global restoration success in unprecedented study

Source: UN Environment

Showcasing the success of large-scale restoration of landscapes burdened by natural or man-made disasters, UN Environment today launched the report: Restoring forests and landscapes, the key to sustainable future.

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