Archive | climate change

What’s so bad about fracking? Here’s what you need to know.



 If you've been wondering what fracking is and whether it's good or bad, you're not alone. It's a complicated, high tech process whose advocates say it produces abundant clean energy. As an environmentalist as well as a consumer, though, I've been concerned about the impacts fracking is having on drinking water, clean air, and farmland. […]

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Rebuild Sustainably After Natural Disasters Strike



If there's any silver lining in the dark weather clouds hanging over most of the country right now, it's in the opportunity they're creating to transform our cities and towns into the energy-saving, water-saving, safe and healthy communities they should be.   Greensburg, Kansas provides a perfect example of how a town sheared down to […]

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US-China Greener Consumption Forum Lays Groundwork for Future Projects Together



How can the world's two consumer "superpowers"- the U.S. and China – work together to reduce the impact that consumption has on us and our world?   That was the topic a capacity crowd addressed on March 22 at the U.S. – China Greener Consumption Forum. The event, held at the World Bank in Washington, […]

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