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Surge in Utility Non-Wires Alternatives Should Help Stem Climate Change Tide

Growing use and falling costs of local distributed energy resources (DERs) and interactive, two-way cloud services is paving the way for utilities to modernize power grids and adapt to a rapidly changing environment by making use of “non-wires alternatives,” a trend that should boost efforts to address climate change, as well as aging US grid infrastructure.

Information is Power: Böll Foundation Releases Inaugural World Ocean Atlas

Highlighting the threats and costs climate change and human activites are having on the world ocean, the Heinrich Böll Foundation released its inaugural “Ocean Atlas 2017.”

U.S. Climate Alliance pushes back against Donald Trump blundering out of the Paris Agreement

Nine States and Puerto Rico Join California, New York, Washington in US Climate Alliance

Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Vermont and Virginia have joined California, New York and Washington in establishing the U.S. Climate Alliance, a coalition that aims to realize the goals and ambitions expressed in the UN Paris Climate Change Accord and US Clean Power Plan.

Water rights as a public good in Chile

Calls to Reinstate Water as a Public Good Arise in Chile

Plagued by drought, floods and skyrocketing prices, calls to reinstitute water as a public good are intensifying in Chile.

Forest conservation is key to battling wildfire in a warming world

Florida Wildfires Highlight Benefits of Prescribed Burns, Conservation Measures

More than 2,100 wildfires are burning across some 170,000 acres in Florida. A rain deficit of 12 inches and above-normal temperatures throughout the state are the main culprits, and the National Weather Service doesn’t see much in the way of relief, even if the rainy season starts soon, the US Dept. of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) highlights in a news report.

Speeding up the pace of sustainable energy development

Sustainable Energy Advances, Obstacles Revealed during Vienna Energy Forum

More than 1,200 high-level representatives across the government, public and private sector business world met in Austria May 11-12 to discuss the nuts and bolts, and ways to achieve, the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Specifically, those related to the twin issues of climate change and energy. During the Vienna Energy Forum, the UN International Development Organization (UNIDO), the event’s…

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Haiti “For Profit” Sustainable Agroforesty Program Bears New Fruit in Wake of Hurricane Matthew

Having achieved an initial goal of engaging local smallholder farming communities in planting 5 million trees, Haiti’s Smallholder Farmers Alliance and Timberland continue down an extraordinary path that’s helping smallholder farmers in southwest Haiti recover from Hurricane Matthew and promoting revivial of smallholder farm cotton production in Latin America and the Caribbean.