Archive for the ‘Sustainable Solutions News Program’ Category

States, Conservation Groups Sue to Implement Clean Water Rule

NEW YORK – Environmental groups have joined with New York and nine other states in a lawsuit to end delays in implementing the Clean Water Rule. The 2015 rule clarified which small streams and wetlands are protected by the Clean Water Act. Last week, Environme...
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Public Hearing, March Against Drilling Off California Coast

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Trump administration has proposed opening up almost all federal waters to oil and gas drilling, including the California coast – and the one and only public hearing in the state takes place Thursday afternoon in Sacramento. A coalit...
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Bill Would Keep Paris Climate Accord Goals for PA

PITTSBURGH – Three state senators have introduced legislation to bring Pennsylvania into line with the carbon emission goals of the Paris Agreement. When President Donald Trump announced the United States would withdraw from the international climate accord he quip...
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Panel: California Dream of Zero Emissions on Rapid Path to Reality

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California could reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050 - that\'s the prediction by a panel of clean-energy experts gathering in Sacramento today. The panel is part of the \"Right to Zero\" campaign by the environmental legal nonprofit Earthjusti...
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Road Salts Affecting PA Water

January 22, 2018 HARRISBURG, Pa. – The same salt that melts ice and snow on slippery roads and sidewalks can also harm vegetation, aquatic life and even humans, according to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, which monitors the effects of road salt on water quality. ...
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NOAA Says Pesticides Killing NW Salmon, Orca

SEATTLE – A trio of widely-used pesticides threatens Northwest salmon and the orca that rely on them, even with these species on the brink of extinction. That\'s according to a biological opinion from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration\'s fisheri...
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Report: Climate Change Will Reduce U.S. Wind Power without Technology, Innovation

DENVER – A new study from the University of Colorado shows carbon emissions could reduce how much wind is available for making electricity, with the strongest impact in the central United States. The study\'s lead author, Kris Karnauskas, assistant professor of Atm...
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Lawsuit Filed to Stop Open-Pit Copper Mine

November 28, 2017 TUCSON, Ariz. – A coalition of conservation groups is suing the U.S. Forest Service over its approval of an open-pit copper mine 30 miles outside of Tucson. The groups contend that the Forest Service violated the Clean Water Act and other state...
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Sun Shines on New Energy Option for Tennesseans

November 8, 2017 KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – On Wednesday, a bipartisan group of business and environmental leaders announced a partnership to advance Tennessee in the race for solar capacity. Tennesseans for Solar Choice launched its effort to ensure people have access t...
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Visionaries of the Meaning Economy: Chip Conley

Visionaries of the Meaning Economy is an interview series by Manuel Maqueda that explores how meaning is transforming the economy, and our future. This interview features serial entrepreneur and SVN member, Chip Conley, Head of Global Hospitality at AirBnB. Joie de ...
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