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November 7, 2018 Large hydropower dams 'not sustainable' in the developing worldSource: 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.
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 QueensSource: 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.
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.
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 ProgramsSource: 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.
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 AwardsSource: 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 starSource: 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?
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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