Friday, September 30, 2011

The Sustainability Journal Vikram R Chari Volume 2011 Issue 99

MIT and US Navy Team Up on Alternative Energy
Smart car: Nissan designing mind-reading vehicle
The Brown Revolution: Increasing Agricultural Productivity Naturally
 The Top 10 U.S. Cities for Public Transportation
Must-read poll on how most non-Tea Party Americans really, really love federal efforts to create clean energy jobs.
ViridiSTOR “Green Box” Reduces Trade Show Waste
Iranian Opposition Calls for 'Iranian Fall': In the wake of the success of the 'Arab Spring',
Beautiful natural phenomena, the glowing waves in California
BSR 2011 Preview: A Solution to the Conflict Minerals Crisis?
Waste industry blasts Pickles' weekly bin collection plans: business_green New £250m fund for
Of the 26-73M sharks killed every year for their fins, more than 50,000 come from the Gulf of Mexico.
Finding Infinity - a supercool animation of a world entirely powered by renewable
Vermont: Not As Green As You Might Think
Massive Chinese-Backed Dam on Irrawaddy River Halted by Burma's Government
Constellation Breaks Ground on Maryland’s Largest Solar Array
Report: How Smaller Companies Profit From Sustainability
U.S. lays out next steps for restart of Va. Reactor ~Reuters
Despite Solyndra, U.S. Solar Up 69%
A win for clean air in Los Angeles!
Today in Green IT: U.S. solar makers vs China
Brits can be paid up to $140 to recycle electronics, yet many don't bother - What do you make of this?
Carmakers Unveil New Types of Hybrids
Addressing Climate Change: Cleaner Cheaper Alternatives to the Pipeline
Ecolab named to Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index
House passed TRAINwreck legislation last week, repeals cleanair standards for power plants that would save 130K lives
New Shrimp Farming Technique Yields Record Hauls of Jumbo Shrimp from Minimal Water
Is it time to break our purchases of Bottled Water?
"One glitch in the tar sands pipeline could destroy our clean water sources... possibly forever." -Kyra Sedgwick
How can the U.S. solar industry meet expectations? @REWorld takes a 

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Thursday, September 29, 2011

The Sustainability Journal Vikram R Chari Volume 2011 Issue 98

Congrats to empowerhouseDC for winning the Solar Decathlon in the affordability category
Efforts to Reduce Cars' Impacts Find Only Stop-and-Go Momentum
Fukushima's Contamination Produces Some Surprises at Sea ~NYTimes
Solar-panel makers said to plan China complaint |
Today in Green IT: Will car sharing disrupt big auto?
Making the business case for virtualisation: Learn why SMBs are increasingly adopting virtualisation with a new ...
Sustainability Experts to Host Panel Discussion on Nurturing the Next Generation of Cocoa Farmers...
Don't think going organic makes a difference? Here are 10 reasons why you should think otherwise! Share this with...
Dead Sea Not So Dead, Divers Discover
Company that created Alaskan ‘dead zone’ has to pay to clean it up
Richard Branson - Progress in campaign to ban sharkfinsoup, successes in Mexico, Canada, California & China. Let’s keep the pressure up
Investors agitating for mandatory, integrated csr reporting
Will the Military Be the Bridge to the U.S. Renewable Energy Future?: With Congress likely to cut federal s...
Mexico’s High Park Features Private Roof Lawns for Residents
Get Ready for Opportunity Green 2011 in Los Angeles
State Dept. Documents Show Agency Advised TransCanada on Keystone XL Review Process
Why Companies Should Merge Voluntary and Required Sustainability Projects
Greenergy digs deeper into waste to make biodiesel
 What if stalled construction projects in Manhattan became parks, cafes & gardens?
Re-developing brownfields reduce pollution !
Baltimore Gas & Electric Teams w/ Accenture & Oracle For Smart Meter Implementation Throughout Central Maryland:
How can London's cycling scene be improved? Only 2% of Londoners  bike regularly.
The buzz has begun! Will you see "Urbanized" ? Sounds good …
Refinery crunch will make EastCoast gas prices jump -
Team Canada’s TRTL Solar Decathlon House is a Modern Take on a Native American Home ~Inhabitat
Tricking Consumers Into Doing the Right Thing
Speed limit to be raised to 80mph: business_green Transport secretary to announce increase in s...
Why is the USDA funding genetically engineered salmon?
 China may emit more carbon per person than U.S. by 2017
enCORE: Ohio State University’s Solar Decathlon House Does More with Less in a 900 Sq Foot Space ~Inhabitat
Yellowstone Grizzly Bear Numbers: How Relevant Are They?
Are There Serious Flaws in the EPA’s Bid to Regulate Greenhouse Gases?
Stat of the Day: 2.7 Million Barrels of Oil a Day: Doubling the efficiency of current light-duty vehicles could...
Harper government in Canada cuts most environment-related research and monitoring
Why Post-Disaster Rebuilding Should Comply with Environmental Safeguards
Energy Management Software Gets a Boost from Retailers, Government
FasCast Inc now on the Fast Track to Going Green
WaterShed wins Architecture Contest of Solar Decathlon
Solar is one of the few growing sectors of Ohio’s lackluster economy: from toledonews editorial:
Why Are Americans Ignoring India's Massive SmartGrid Opportunity?
What will transportation on a planet with 7 billion people look like? Michael_GR looks at the big picture:

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The Sustainability Journal Vikram R Chari Volume 2011 Issue 97

Getting an ROI out of true sustainability…
Sysco Corp is persuaded to improve Sustainability

Global warming: New study challenges carbon benchmark
Agreement reached on ‘green ICT’ methodology, guidelines for conflict materials & study on recycling batteries
U.S. gives $136 million for advanced biofuels research ~Reuters
The Denier Industrial Complex’s Molehill-to- Mountain Machine: How Conservatives Beat Progressives at Messaging
Germany Continues Exporting Electricity: Renewables Driving Down Prices Despite Closing Reactors: Recent data s...
Brazil Soars in Clean Energy Rankings: There is an old joke that says Brazil is the country of the future – and...
Flames Light the Prairie and Warm the Planet
Simple Technologies Can Improve The Lives Of Millions In Developing World, Say Global Health Leaders
Gulf fish hammered by BP oil
Solar: Norwegian Would
Plug-in Vehicles Have Been Weighed in the Balance and Found Wanting: A comment from maxkilmachina recently drew...
Solar Shakeout Continues: Stirling Energy Systems Files for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: The falling cost of PV contin...
JUST RELEASED: New report on opportunities in the green economy for the formerly incarcerated.
Google, Clean Power Finance Create $75 Million Fund For Residential Solar: Clean Power Finance, a provider of in...
REC Solar Considers Permanent Shutdown Of Norway Production Capacity: The board of directors of PV wafer, cell a...
Smart Grid Roundup: Home Networks, Smart Meters, and Telecoms Join the Fray: Home energy management is touted ...
The Green Marketing Company: Partners and Affiliates wanted to help build a better world.
With new turbine, Alstom aims for low-wind geographies
Martine Camillieri repurposes detergent and other plastic bottles into clever cars and
Department of Energy Shifts R&D Focus to Near-Term Technologies in Efficiency and Electric Vehicles
To those that claim the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline will put America to work, Cornell U. study disagrees:
Adidas’ Shoelace-Inspired R&D Building is as High Performance as its Shoes
Busting Monsanto’s ‘better’ broccoli
Google wants you to rent your solar panels from them:
Solar subsidies spell the beginnings of a solar boom in China
10 Great Tips for Carpooling
Module prices to continue collapse into 2012, warns Solarbuzz 
Three of America’s most iconic companies find great value in pursuing comprehensive green strategies. At least to...
Greener Cleaners: Silverware Polish: Clean silver and brass with condiments and kitchen staples.
"The Sun is clearly socialist!" Good segment from @maddow on rural electrification & solar grants: 
B-Corp legislation builds the infrastructure for a new economy that is more inclusive, resilient & sustainable
Fact: The energy saved by recycling one glass bottle is enough to power a light bulb for four hours.
What Does a Green Bottom Line Look Like?
Despite headwinds, solar energy making progress, advocates say solar green
New Advanced Biofuel Identified That Can Replace Diesel Fuel
Nike looks to foster green technology, setting up the Sustainable Business & Innovation Lab to back alternative
Top 6 green Fall & Winterization Product Picks
Every day, I feel like I here about an innovative new green neighborhood, and it stokes me out. This one is for...
Green Building Fund emptied by DC politicos via WBJonline
Excellent post by Harvard economist Robert Stavins sheds light on the problem with green jobs
U.S. watchdog: EPA took shortcut on climate finding
Rancor Grows Over Planned Oil Pipeline From Canada
Smoke inhalation from cooking over open fire kills 1.6 million yearly. Rocket stoves are a solution:
World Contraception Day is For Women's Rights, But It's For the Environment, Too
It Began with a Tomato: Engagement Lessons from Florida’s Tomato Land
Architect recycles a 747 jet into a house
Solar Decathlon encourages designs within financial reach
GOP’s Solyndra Witch-Hunt Halts Project to Employ Veterans Putting Solar Panels on Military Housing

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The Sustainability Journal Vikram R Chari Volume 2011 Issue 96

Chart: The embarrassingly paltry sums government gives renewable energy
World's worst urban air pollution in Iran, South Asia
Scotland celebrates £42m in offshore renewables funding: business_green Government launches £35...
Why a Former GE CSO is Taking the Plunge to a Water Startup
Bankruptcy hearing for shuttered Solyndra; Solar co. wants to auction off state-of-the-art factory
How a sandcastle reveals the end of all things (and thermodynamics) Brian Cox on a BBC show
Governor Brown Confirms Commitment to Making California a Leader in Clean Energy
Farewell, Wangari Maathai, Hummingbird of Hope
The new family home: zero-carbon Passivhaus with a vaulted meadow roof!
Who’s behind the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance and why it matters
He found a several-mile-wide swath of crude oil in the Gulf. LAST WEEK!
Pew Report: U.S. Military to Invest $10 Billion in Clean Energy
Ecological stability is essential to stabilise the economy. The world goes into ecological debt.
Morristown Grassroots Awards is a fundraiser for Sustainable Morristown, launched with a grant from the...
NEW: Dubuque awarded for sustainability efforts
Twelve Great Green Tips for your Windows
Dubai to host The Sustainable Arabia Conference intended to be held in March 2012
Atlas error overstates Greenland’s (still significant!) ice loss
From cancer survivor to environmental health expert
EETimes Nicolas Mokhoff: "The builders of the smartgrid know they’re running a marathon, not a sprint"
Blessed Unrest - Paul Hawken's speech at the Bioneers conference.
The US Navy goes green with solar and biodiesel:
Panasonic embraces recycling, takes on WEEE and improves sustainability
Patagonia Launches Groundbreaking Sustainable Wool Program In Argentina
Improving nutrition means improving food accessibility
Will obscure twists and turns in a US Appellate Court decision hurt our grizzlies? 

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Monday, September 26, 2011

The Sustainability Journal Vikram R Chari Volume 2011 Issue 95

The strategist who is unconcerned by sustainability is akin to an architect who cares not whether their building…
350Green To Add 400 More EV Charging Stations Across U.S.
We’re Poisoning the Oceans and It Threatens Our Food (with bonus video)
Discovery in Insect Skin Could Lead to Chemical Free Insecticides
Keystone pipeline lobbyist works all the angles with former colleagues
First Light: Team New Zealand’s Solar Decathlon House Puts an Innovative Twist on the Basics ~Inhabitat
Will being an eco-warrior make a difference?
Copper Mine Threatens Ancient Afghan Monastery - Statues at the Mes Aynak site. Photo: Nikki Diana Marquardt. Used
Doubts raised about giant shale gas find in England ~Reuters
110-year-old Net Zero Energy Historic Renovation Preserving History - Protecting Our Future
President Obama upsets many by canceling Environmental Rules:
Atlas error overstates Greenland’s (still significant!) ice loss
Walgreens is Going Solar
Were the Romans the First Environmentalists?
Twirling for Power: New Offshore Turbine Design Can Store Energy
EDF Climate Corps Fellows Find $650 Million Worth of Operational Cost Savings
Biofuels from the Sea Seaweed May Prove a Viable Future Biofuel ~
MacArthur Genius Will Allen shows us the future of urban agriculture
New study shows thinning forests for biomass is not a climate win-win
Partisans Rev Up for Keystone XL Hearings ~NYTimes
EcoDistricts find an audience at GreenBuild International conference
Biodiversity Convention signs Memorandum of Understanding with UN-Habitat
Engineers: We have all the tech we need to cut carbon
Recycled paper takes about 60% less energy and water to make than new paper.
Secrets of Chief Sustainability Officers
LG to Invest $6.7B in Solar, EV batteries, LEDs and Water Treatment
Texas professors have a laugh at Perry's climate ignorance
Grid Visualization Efforts Helped Heal After Hurricane

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Friday, September 23, 2011

The Sustainability Journal Vikram R Chari Volume 2011 Issue 94 - Transparency is key to Sustainability.
Can we change behavior by making sustainability fun? THIS is a fun website!
Even the Bush administration wouldn’t touch tar-sands oil
New technology holds the key to reducing food waste – Packaging Europe
You must be the change you wish to see in the world. - M. Gandhi Sustainability
How to Avoid the Coming Avalanche of Sustainability Surveys, Benefiting from the 'New Sharing Economy' & More... -
NYT editorial on the Wyoming…
Seven Chicago Area Service Projects Top Off Changing Tomorrow Day at Astellas:
In CA, Farmers Seek to Raise Standards for Berries…
FT: Case Study — Energy Future… / "The overarching problem for EFH is the price of natural gas"
Why TreeHuggers Should Care About Wall Street Protests; Spiders, Lipstick and Standing Desks
2 North Shore partners to provide solar parking structure, electric car ...
In Rush to Assist Solyndra, U.S. Missed Warning Signs…
Taking offshore wind into the Mainstream: business_green Co-founder of Mainstream Renewable Power...
Exclusive: Mainstream Renewable Power mulls 2013 IPO: business_green Senior exec reveals company...
EVs must get smarter for a clean-energy grid to be possible: business_green Danish study uncovers...
FirstFuel Aims to Deliver 'Zero-Touch' Building Energy Audits
Dust makes light work of vehicle emissions
Germans Embrace Renewable Energy as Nuclear Phase-Out Moves Ahead
Bill Clinton: World Must Prepare for Climate Refugees
Everybody but America is cuckoo for carbon capture
Read the newest policy brief: "Growing Challenges to Internet Freedom"
Let The Games Begin! the free search engine that's planting trees & saving the environment - make it your default today!
EPA rule proposal stirs bad air at Texas Capitol…
Walgreens is Installing Solar Panels at more of their Stores
Barnett Shale's waste comes along with its dollars…
Tar sands expansion conflicts with official US policy objective to address climate change: another reason to reject ...
Fixing Older Buildings…and Market
State subsidies help fund a rush to build wind turbines - The Boston Globe
2011 Climate Corps Fellows Show How Energy Efficiency Can Pay Off |
A New Analysis Shows the World Is Getting Less Energy Efficient - Ecocentric -
Smart grid boom swells Lithium ion demand 80 fold - Here
Fulcrum BioEnergy files for an IPO to raise up to $115M
The center of the earth contains a massive amount of energy, but you only need to dig 20-30 feet deep to tap into it
What Obama got right on green jobs
What is Environmentalism, Anyway?: One Saturday in August, I took my kids to a wonderful outdoor science center...
Tom Delay: the Carbon Trust's second start up phase: business_green The chief executive of the ...
Energy subsidy showdown: Fossil fuels, nuclear, biofuels vs. renewables
Houston adds electronics recycling centers -
Sysco Corp promises to improve Sustainability
United Nations Clean-Air Program Evicts Settlers in Uganda to "help fight Global Warming" #green
AEP needs to promise clean air for their workers, the residents of Columbus, and the rest of Ohio
Military green investments could hit $10B by 2030 
Now, Democrats Want Solyndra Backers to Testify ~NYTimes

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

The Sustainability Journal Vikram R Chari Volume 2011 Issue 93

Why We Need to Look at Oil the Way We View Salt
‘Eco-Town’ Becomes a Reality: Solar and vegetative roofs help Greensburg, Kansas live up to its name.
EIA predicts a grim future for carbon emissions
Must-see design. A jacket for drinking rainwater:
NRDC in the News 9/21: Air pollution report, national energy efficiency commitment, clean energy jobs and more...
President Obama's green losing streak…
Republicans Attack on Handling of Stimulus Money and Green Jobs environment GOP Leaders Fail to Come Clean About Radical Changes to Clean ...
Arizona Ski Resort to Make Snow From Human Waste ~
The solar business is one of the fastest-growing industries in the country.
Such an interesting article about HP CSR. "We aim to enrich society and drive sustainable economic growth by...
How the Snow-Sports Community is Pushing the Limits of Filmmaking and Climate Education
The Three Factors Behind a 'Moon Shot' for Building Energy Efficiency
IF11 Preview: GE's Mark Vachon on Lessons from the Ecomagination Challenge
SKF among world's leading companies committed to sustainability…
OneRoof Energy Gets $50M For Roofer-Installed Solar PPAs: Installing solar panels on residential rooftops is n...
Toyota prices plug-in Prius hybrid to take on Ampera: business_green Prius will be about £3,000...
China banks on tighter emissions standards and CCS to cut emissions: business_green Country's e...
Richard Branson - 200,000 sharks per day are killed for soup. I could do without that soup; how about you?
Lib Dems green heart is in the right place, but can policies be turned into practice: business_green ...
The latest issue of the Sustainable Earth Adventures Newsletter is out!
Colloidal Quantum Dot Solar Cells Improve Energy Conversion Efficiency
Who Did Rick Perry Pick as His Top Environmental Cop? - If you answered "a top climate change skeptic," you win!
The world's first 3-D printed car
Neb. governor urges TransCanada to move pipeline…
The Return of the Elwha River…
Rediscovering the Urban Eye of a Child by crwolfelaw
BPA in Kids' Canned Food: Results
Absolutely: Supergrid needed to end UK's electricity isolation say MPs | Damian Carrington
Englhard To Lead Solar Business At Oltmans Construction: Oltmans Construction Co., an industrial and commercial ...
Silverback Solar Extends Standard Product Warranty: Silverback Solar, a provider of solar mounting equipment and...
Zero Emission Cargo Equipment: CARB Could Help Make It Happen
First Solar’s 550 MW Topaz PV Farm Misses DOE Loan Deadline: First Solar (Nasdaq: FSLR) announced that the 550...
80% of small biz owners support raising fuel efficiency standards to 60mpg by 2025.
Transparency is the key to Sustainability
Valley of the Sunflowers – Enlivening an Empty Lot in Phoenix by BloomingRock
Big data meets commercial building
If you live in CA & care about #sharks, urge Gov Brown to sign the shark fin ban:
Pepsi has saved more than 20B liters of water since 2006, according to its most recent assessment.
Asthma inhalers to be phased out to protect ozone layer
30 Million Asians Were Displaced by Environmental Disasters in 2010
France says world needs tougher nuclear safety measures ~Reuters
China Releases Technical Standards for Wind Power Industry: China's National Energy Administration (NEA) in ear...
Why Environmentalists Should Care About the Occupy Wall Street Protest
America Finally Joins the 1 Gigawatt PV Club : Greentech Media
Strive: A New Education Model Built For Cities by NextAmCity
New drought monitor map has only 85% of TX in worst drought stage, vs 88% a week ago…
2.4 billion people live in 'energy poverty' (little to no electricity access). Microgrids may be a solution.
Denier Cash Machine Swells: Pollutocrat Koch Brothers Now Worth $50 Billion, Poised to Become Richest Men in America

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