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Op-Ed: Is the World Economic Forum working for regional economies?

The World Economic Forum's annual conference in Davos concluded this weekend during a turbulent period in emerging markets and yielding questions on the impact the WEF is making globally.
In the Media by Michael Krebs

Ted's Montana Grill restaurant chain rapidly expanding Special

The first Ted's Montana Grill was opened in Columbus, Ohio in January 2002 by Ted Turner and restaurateur George McKerrow, Jr. Since that time, the chain has expanded to 44 restaurants in 16 states with bison as the centerpiece of the menu.
Digital Journal Report by Kay Mathews

Op-Ed: A Carbon Bubble — Black gold as black death for energy companies

A report from Carbon Tracker Initiative warns that fossil fuel reserves held on balance sheets of major energy companies are asset bubble. Carbon Tracker argues such assets are grossly over-valued as governments worldwide move to control carbon emissions.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 3 comments

National Sustainable Design Expo gets set to kick off in D.C. Special

Washington - The annual National Sustainable Design Expo is scheduled to take place this week. Yesterday, work could be observed in downtown Washington to prepare for the 2-day event.
Digital Journal Report by Leigh Goessl - 5 comments

Medellin — 2013's Innovative City of the Year

Medellin, Colombia: Voted 2013's Innovative City of the Year for its implementation of sustainable innovation and a unique budgeting system.
In the Media by SarahJones

In rural India, youths steer a crusade against food insecurity Special

Hyderabad - Braving dry climate, poverty, poor access to market and calls of Maoist rebels to join them, hundreds of youths from marginalized communities in rural India are turning into food growers, transforming dry, barren land into green, productive fields
Digital Journal Report by Stella Paul - 5 comments

China: Grow now, clean up later

The South Africa-based Standard Bank announced that the future BRICS development bank will focus on financing infrastructure development projects, despite China claiming that it would shift its budget to energy efficiency and sustainable development.
In the Media by Valerie Benguiat

Diesel+EDUN combines passion, fashion, and business

EDUN, the fashion company founded by rock star Bono and his wife Ali Hewson, has teamed up with well-known denim brand Diesel. Products sourced or made entirely in Africa will be available in Spring 2013, all bearing the "Diesel+EDUN" label.
In the Media by Cate Kustanczy

Celebrate World Water Day on March 22, 2012

Calgary - World Water Day is celebrated on March 22, 2012 across the world. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations coordinates world Water Day 2012 and this year the theme is Water and Food Security: The World is Thirsty Because We are Hungry.
In the Media by Grace C. Visconti - 11 comments

Canada's pensions sustainable after all says PBO Kevin Page

Ottawa - Today Canada's chief economist released revised estimates of the sustainability of Canada's OAS (Old Age Security) and GIS (Guaranteed Income Supplement) pensions, based upon the change in CHT payments which after 2016-17 will be tied to the GDP.
In the Media by Hans Smedbol - 12 comments

Chinese build hi-tech 30-storey hotel in 360 hours

Hunan - An innovative Chinese construction company mass produces sustainable, earthquake-proof skyscrapers that cost up to ten times less than conventional structures. Watch the amazing time-lapse video.
In the Media by Roderick Eime - 4 comments

Global Clean Energy Congress and Exhibition Highlights 2011 Special

Calgary - This is a review of the Global Clean Energy Congress and Exhibition that took place in November in Calgary AB Canada. This was a groundbreaking conference. Find out why by reading further and downloading the full Congress Report.
Digital Journal Report by Grace C. Visconti

Author Chris Turner on 'The German Leap' Special

Toronto - Canadian author Chris Turner is embarking on a four stop tour of Southern Ontario and Quebec to talk about "The German Leap" - a critical step towards a renewable energy economy where Germany leads the pack.
Digital Journal Report by Andrew Reeves - 4 comments

US taxpayers face 'new waves of waste' in Afghanistan, Iraq

Arlington - A US government report reveals the Afghan and Iraqi governments are unable to operate or pay for themselves, causing a threat of “billions of dollars of new waste” for US taxpayers under attack by politicians refusing to acknowledge the overseas war.
In the Media by Lynn Herrmann - 4 comments

Siemens asks: What is a green city?

In a fresh advertising campaign appearing online on Twitter, Washington Post and Huffington Post, Siemens USA asks readers and social media junkies to help define the green city.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 2 comments

India's population soars 18 percent in decade to 1.2 billion

According to census figures released this week, India, the world's second most populous country, experienced a dramatic growth in population over the past decade, raising questions on sustainability.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 2 comments

Nigeria reports water scarcity across numerous states

Nigeria, the world's eighth most populous country, has begun grappling with issues of water scarcity across a number of its states - forcing infrastructure and long-term sustainability questions.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 1 comment

UN's world population estimates raise questions on sustainability Special

With population estimates from the United Nations ranging anywhere from 8 billion to 10.5 billion by 2050, there is a need to understand the numbers and the implications of population growth or decline.
Digital Journal Report by Michael Krebs - 4 comments

Population Media Center takes creative approach to overpopulation Special

The issues surrounding humanity's overpopulation challenge are vast and discouraging, but one organization is taking a creative approach - and it just may be working.
Digital Journal Report by Michael Krebs - 7 comments

Prof. Blair Feltmate keynote speaker on energy and sustainability

Guelph - Tonight, March 26, at 7:00 p.m, Professor Blair Feltmate of the Faculty of Environment, and Director of Sustainability Practice, University of Waterloo will be delivering the keynote address in the Kenneth Hammond Lecture Series.
In the Media by Bob Gordon

Lots of trash talk in Metro Vancouver Special

Trash has been a major point of discussion in Metro Vancouver lately, and that will continue with a series of forums on garbage, recycling, and sustainability from November 18 to November 20 in Coquitlam, Langley, and Vancouver.
Digital Journal Report by Lynne Melcombe - 8 comments

Walmart Announces 'Audacious' Product Sustainability Index

At a company summit in Bentonville, Arkansas, the world's largest retailer announced Thursday plans and details for the most ambitious retail sustainability index in history.
In the Media by Mat Elmore - 1 comment

UN chief speaks to 6.8 billion people on World Population Day

United Nations chief addresses one solution to the challenge of overpopulation on World Population Day, as the world's human population now reaches 6.8 billion people.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 3 comments

Oregon offers world class pinot noir, pioneers sustainability Special

The Oregon wine industry was born in the 1960s after several winemakers decided to take a gamble and plant vines where few had been before. Just forty years later, Oregon is a world leader in sustainably-produced high-end pinot noir.
Digital Journal Report by Mat Elmore

Op-Ed: Navigating the eco-Internet, finding the 10 best green websites

Navigating through all of the “green” news, advice, and information on the internet is a daunting process. The number of websites dedicated to "green" issues and sustainability have increased dramatically in just a few years.
In the Media by Mat Elmore

Top Science Advisor to U.S. Govt.: Too Many People on the Planet

Nina Federoff said that human populations have already exceeded the limits of sustainability and that we are going to have to start becoming very creative in how we grow food and distribute water.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 3 comments

International Seminar Shapes Path Towards Sustainable Tourism

An international seminar on climate change adaptation and mitigation in the tourism sector concluded today event focused on how to address the problems and meet the challenges presented by climate change.
In the Media by Bob Ewing - 1 comment

Sustainable Tourism in Antarctica

A university professor says Antarctica is the ultimate destination for anyone interested in natural history, but it also challenges people to think broadly about our responsibilities to all life on Earth.
In the Media by Bob Ewing - 11 comments
 

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The crowd at the German consulate to hear author Chris Turner speak on the German Leap. November 21 ...
The crowd at the German consulate to hear author Chris Turner speak on the German Leap. November 21, 2011.
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The view from the 25th floor of the German consulate in Toronto  Ontario. Bloor St. and Yonge St. No...
The view from the 25th floor of the German consulate in Toronto, Ontario. Bloor St. and Yonge St. November 21, 2011.
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Author Chris Turner speaking at the German consulate in Toronto. November 21  2011.
Author Chris Turner speaking at the German consulate in Toronto. November 21, 2011.
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Raju s farm on a river island: no chemical pesticide is used in the farm. Instead  oil lamps are use...
Raju's farm on a river island: no chemical pesticide is used in the farm. Instead, oil lamps are used to trap plant-eating pests. Also, used are drip irrigation, organic manure and an extra dose of youthful energy.
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Ramesh preparing compost manure in his farm. The weeds of the farm are collected and used as raw mat...
Ramesh preparing compost manure in his farm. The weeds of the farm are collected and used as raw materials, along with stalks of beans and other vegetables, peels, dry leaves and cow dung, to make the manure.
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In what was a dry  barren piece of land until a year ago  Ramesh is now growing a total of twenty tw...
In what was a dry, barren piece of land until a year ago, Ramesh is now growing a total of twenty two crops, organically
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Mallesh tending to a cluster beans plant.  In a tiny farm of two and half acres  the young farmer is...
Mallesh tending to a cluster beans plant. In a tiny farm of two and half acres, the young farmer is growing a whopping twenty two crops.
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