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World Resources Institute: 3 Issues to Watch at the COP24 Climate Summit

Key issues for COP24

by  David Waskow, Joe Thwaites and Yamide Dagnet, courtesy of the World Resources Institute Next month’s UN climate summit in Katowice, Poland (COP24) is seen by many as the most important climate negotiation since 2015, when 196 countries created a vision for a zero-carbon future by adopting the landmark Paris Agreement. This year’s summit is the critical juncture for countries to agree on the rules for turning this vision …

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Why Extended Producer Responsibility Will Change the Recycling Game

Extended Producer Responsibility takes hold in Ottowa

Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) is a waste management concept that, while not new, is finally getting the attention it deserves from a world that is waking up to its importance. Essentially, EPR is a strategy that assigns responsibility for the post-consumer phase of goods to the producers of the waste. As governments around the world try to cope with historic levels of waste and …

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Does Solar Change the Calculus on Bitcoin Mining?

We know that solar power can be used to save money on utility bills, but can renewable power help increase profits for your Bitcoin mining operation? The Bitcoin Profit Equation Bitcoin is seen by many as the money of the future. This completely digital source of currency has no physical representation and does not operate on the gold standard. Bitcoins are mined from a …

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Is There Enough Lithium to Feed the Need for Batteries?

Peak lithium

Since the release of the first commercial lithium ion battery (LIB) in 1991, this technology has expanded at a rapid rate. So rapid, in fact, that concerns are beginning to be raised about a state of “peak lithium” beyond which we won’t have enough to fuel our bottomless thirst for electronics. But is peak lithium a real concern? Or just another over-hyped disaster scenario? …

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How Can We Set Aside Biases to Perception of Climate Change?

Global warming isn't fake news. Why do so many think it is?

Guest post by Emily Folk Despite scientific evidence, a vast portion of the population still believes global climate change isn’t taking place, or it isn’t a human-made phenomenon. The publication of new research hasn’t helped the situation — researchers found that more information leads the public to sift through the data to find what best suits their already held biases. Although the case looks …

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The Impact of Climate Change on Investment

Investments at risk in a warming world

Featured post –  The world is finally waking up to the devastating impact of climate change. Governments and big businesses are finally noticing the concerns that environmentalists have been warning about for years. With the finance world taking notice this article looks at the effects that climate change has had and will have on your investments. Last November in Paris the UN held a …

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