Sustainability News

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Sustainability News

Various news items dealing with different aspects of sustainability around the country and internationally, including developments in practices, policies, legislation, campaigns and science.

Also, look for sustainability news dealing with specific issues or places can be found on those pages.

Various news items dealing with different aspects of sustainability around the country and internationally, including developments in practices, policies, legislation, campaigns and science. Also, look for sustainability news dealing with specific issues or places can be found on those pages.

Is the US ready to lead on sustainability?

What is the status of sustainability in the Obama Administration? How should this concept and the various issues and values clustered around it fit within the Administration's list of priorities? Law professor John Dernbach presents a number of key points in constructing the path to a sustainable America.

Greenhouse gas review policy finalized

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's new policy requiring a greenhouse gas emissions review for large-scale projects will be included in the state's mandated environmental review process starting in mid-August.

What is the most important question for earth system research?

As the latest issue of Science points out, just 25 years ago human-induced climate change was unknown outside limited scientific circles, but is now a national priority; what should the research agenda be for the future of our planet?

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NACo adopts pharmaceutical take-back resolution

Nashville, Tenn. The National Association of Counties (NACo), the country's largest local government organization, today unanimously adopted a policy supporting producer responsibility for unwanted medicines.

UN Habitat Director outlines a new sustainable urban campaign, and city and climate change initiative

UN Habitat Director Anna Tibaijuka outlined a new sustainable urban campaign as well as a city and climate change initiative in a keynote address in Jamaica on July 16,2009

With an economy in shambles, the midwest goes green

Leaders recognize that the industries that once powered its economy are gone forever and now turn to renewable energy manufacturing and technologies for a new green economy in the midwest.

G8 leaders agree to limit average global temperature increase

G8 leaders agreed to a non-binding goal of keeping the world's average temperature from rising more than 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit). According to scientists, if met, this goal would reduce but not eliminate climate change risks.