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  • "Former NGO Sustainability Summer Intern Reconnects with NGO Sustainability"

    “Since graduating from the University of the Connecticut where I studied Environmental Science with a concentration in Global Change, Geoscience and GIS (Geographic Information Systems), I’ve worked...

  • "United Nations Employee Speaks to Summer Interns"

    Krishnan Sharma recently spoke with NGO Sustainability interns about his important work at the United Nations. Mr. Sharma works in the Financing for Sustainable Development Office at the Department of Economic and Social Affairs at the UN...

  • "Stamford teen founds earth conservation organization"

    Jack Engel, a junior at Westhill High School started an initiative early this year to pick up at

    least one piece of trash each day. On Earth Day, he had participants in nine different states and

    Washington D.C...

  • "Phil Levieff: Founder of TecKnow"

    Phil Levieff is the founder of TecKnow, turning office buildings, businesses, and homes into "smart living ecosystems." Levieff believes we are at a defining moment where people have the power to choose what the world’s future will look like, by choosing sustainable energy and lifestyle. 

  • “BP Sets Tough Goal: Zero Emissions by 2050”

    Without revealing many details, BP has pledged to eliminate or offset their emissions by 2050. The company says that they emit 50 million tons of greenhouse gases annually from oil extraction operations and refineries...

  • " Inaction Over Climate Change 'not an option' says UN Assembly Chief" 

    Tijani Muhammad-Bande addressed the
    International Organization for Renewable
    Energy High-Level meeting regarding the
    threat faced by Small Island Developing States
    (SIDS)... 

  • “Make Climate Action Everyone's Business”

     While the Trump administration pushes to

    eliminate regulations designed to reduce vehicle emissions California and 13 other states have vowed to keep enforcing stricter rules...

  • “If Seeing the World Helps Ruin It, Should We Stay Home?”

    Travel, once an adventurous escape is the single worst action an individual can do for the environment. The amount of airline passengers has doubled since 2003...

  • “It's Time to Panic!”

    David Attenborough, the mellifluous voice of the BBC’s “Planet Earth” and now an environmental conscience for the English-speaking world, said: “If we don’t take action, the collapse of our civilization and the extinction of much of the natural world is in the horizon.” ...

  • "Poor Nations Lose as Planet Warms, Study Finds."

    Climate change creates winners and losers. Norway is among the winners, Nigeria among the losers.

  • “An Oozing, Often Toxic, Symptom of Climate Change is Fast-Warming Waters.”

    Lake Superior becomes the latest body of water to come under scrutiny after scientists discover the appearance of the largest mass of green, oozing algae ever discovered on the lake, stretching nearly 50 miles. Algae blooms are intensifying and are more extensive as a result of warmer water, heat waves and extreme weather associated with climate change...

  • ‘’Costa Rica Has a Green New Deal, Too. It Matters for the Whole Planet.‘’

    President Alarado of Costa Rica admits that climate change is “the greatest task of our generation” and sees no point in waiting for more powerful countries to act first. The country’s climate action agenda includes revamping the transportation and implementing new waste treatment plants as well as recycling and composting systems...

  • "Clean Energy Is Surging, but Not Fast Enough to Solve Global Warming."

    Over the next two decades, the world’s energy system will undergo a huge transformation. Wind and solar power are poised to become dominant sources of electricity. China’s once-relentless appetite for coal is set to wane. The amount of oil we use to fuel our cars could peak and decline...

  • "Microplastics Find Their Way Into Your Gut, a Pilot Study Finds."

    In a pilot study with a small sample size, researchers looked for microplastics in stool samples of eight people from Finland, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Poland, Russia, the United Kingdom and Austria. To their surprise, every single sample tested positive for the presence of a variety of microplastics...

  • 2018 IPCC Report and Nobel Prize

    "GLOBAL WARMING OF 1.5 °C(2.7 °F)" — The IPCC Special Report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5 °C(2.7 degree Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways, it deals with the strengthening of the global response to the threat of climate change, sustainable development, and efforts to eradicate poverty...

  • "Starbucks to scrap plastic straws globally by 2020."

    As part of Starbucks’ aim to serve sustainably one of their strategies is to eliminate plastics straws by 2020. The alternative to straws will be recyclable strawless lids and an option to use compostable straws for those who request them...

  • "Antarctic ice loss has tripled in a decade. If that continues, we are in serious trouble."

    The melting ice caps are adding 200 billion tons of ice to the ocean each year, rising sea levels by half a millimeter annually. Scientists say that we have scarcely a decade to cut our greenhouse gas emission levels if we want to avoid the most devastating effects of global warming...

  • "With More Carbon Dioxide, Less Nutritious Foods."

    In recent years, researchers have discovered that the extra carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is making our most important crops less nutritious by changing their chemical makeup and diluting vitamins and minerals. A new study has found that rice exposed to elevated levels of carbon dioxide contains lower amounts of several important nutrients...

  • "Energy Poverty in Sumba Island, Indonesia."

    In 2017, I had the privilege of traveling to Sumba Island to conduct a feasibility study of supplying solar home systems to a remote area in West Sumba. The current electrification in Sumba is only 24.55%, despite the island’s abundant renewable energy potential, such as wind, solar, water, and bioenergy...

  • "Plan for Toronto City of Future Poses Concerns Out of ‘1984.’"

    Google’s corporate sibling, Sidewalk Labs, has plans to construct an innovative, technologically-advanced “city of the future” in Toronto. The city will be equipped with numerous sensors, data-collection devices, and cameras to store information in order to promote more effective long-term advancement...

  • "Dueling US Messages at Global Climate Talks."

    Despite the decision of the President of the United State’s to withdraw from the Paris agreement in June, 7 in 10 Americans believe global warming is occurring, according to a Yale University survey. Former Vice President Al Gore, a longtime champion of strong action on climate change, said “President Trump does not speak for the country as a whole on the climate issue.. Of course he has the authority that any president has. But on this issue he is very much out of sync with the country as a whole.”...

  • "Australia Powers Up the World’s Biggest Battery — Courtesy of Elon Musk."

    “The state of South Australia announced on Friday that it had powered up the world’s biggest battery ahead of schedule: a feat already being heralded as one of this century’s first great engineering marvels and a potential solution to the country’s energy woes...The battery is the size of an American football field...

  • "Canada Wants to Solve U.S. Nuclear Woes With Faraway Dams."

    Hydro-Quebec is building a se​ries of dams that will generate enough electricity for more than one million homes. The ​$5.2 billion project​ on the Romaine River is part of an expansion the government-owned utility began in 2007, with the intention of selling power to the U.S. where nuclear reactors are closing...

  • "NYU Law Opens Center to Help AGs Fight EPA Rollbacks."

    “NYU Law will be opening the State Energy and Environmental Impact Center to help U.S. attorneys general from all parties combat the Trump Administration’s rollbacks of environmental protections.”...

  • "City Farmers Seek Firmer Ground."

    The answer to creating jobs, improving access to fresh food and to help mitigate climate change could lie in small scale farming, in particular rooftop farming. New York City has “14,000 acres of unused rooftop that has the potential to feed millions” and with a new bill introduced this July for a comprehensive urban agriculture plan, rooftop farming finally has the potential to become a reality...

  • "Electric Vehicle Harvesting and Regeneration 2017-2037."

    The ID TechEx Research report “Electric Vehicle Energy Harvesting/ Regeneration 2017-2037 explains how electric transportation, including aircraft, boats, and land vehicles is possible. It explores the complexities of a future of electric technologies, defines difficult or unreachable terminologies, and categorizes each type of technology and their benefits and disadvantages...

  • "Electric Vehicle Harvesting and Regeneration 2017-2037."

    R.C. and Valari Staab built a house in Seabright New Jersey that could withstand a hurricane. The house sits fifteen feet above sea level with a boardwalk between concrete retaining walls doubling as a storm drain, so that the house is one with the wind and the water...

  • "Bloomberg Urges World Leaders: Ignore Trump on Climate."

     New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg urged world leaders not to follow President Donald Trump's lead on climate change and declared his intention to help save an international agreement to reduce carbon emissions...

  • "A Global Greening."

    Since the Industrial Revolution, humans have increased the concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2)  by 40 percent. This extra concentration has long fascinated scientists about the effects it has on plant growth, considering that CO2 fertilizes them and that plant growth around the world has accelerated at a staggering rate...

  • "Ocean Resorts Work to Restore Coral Reefs."

    While there is a prevailing sentiment that island and beach resorts contribute to environmental degradation, resorts like the Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort have developed programs designed to regrow damaged coral reefs...

  • "Light Bulbs That Help You Sleep."

    People are exposing themselves to light and it’s having a cascading effect on their health on multiple levels. As lighting technology improves, companies are making more dynamic lighting that adjusts through the day. Apple introduced Night Shift so users can reduce the amount of blue light emitted from iPad and iPhone screens. Lighting Science has produced a line of biological bulbs that give off light meant to complement the circadian rhythm, not disrupt it...

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