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Daily Archives: July 16, 2013

The hidden and underexamined human cost behind steel supply chains

Read the full story in The Guardian.

Unlike coffee and chocolate, now readily available with ethical assurances, component materials are often unknown quantities.

 
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Posted by on July 16, 2013 in Supply chain

 

Sustainable capitalism: taking responsible investment mainstream

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A responsible investment scene full of dreamy do-gooders won’t work. We must focus on long-term, wealth-creating investment.

 
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Posted by on July 16, 2013 in Green business

 

The scientists and startups converting waste water into clean energy

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The race is on to develop innovative, cost-effective ways to extract value from waste water instead of just dumping it.

 
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Posted by on July 16, 2013 in Renewable energy, Water

 

To Save Water, Los Angeles Is Paying People To Kill Their Lawns

Read the full story at FastCoExist.

Instead of wasting valuable liquid resources on keeping non-native grass hydrated, you can now get a rebate from L.A. if your front yard’s plant life is more suited to the climate.

 
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Posted by on July 16, 2013 in Landscaping, Local initiatives, Water

 

An Army Of Citizen Scientists Is Tracking Our Water Levels

Read the full story at FastCo.Exist.

Crowd Hydrology–which started with just a ruler in a stream and a request to passersby to record the height–uses simple text messages to take measurements where the government can no longer afford to send people.

 
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Posted by on July 16, 2013 in Citizen science, Water

 
 
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