In our annual tradition, we share some of the most important sustainability stories of the year. Eco-economic decoupling, breaking the link between "environmental bads" and "economic goods,” gets our vote for story of the year. This chart from the U.S. Department of Energy shows overall power consumption in the U.S. dropped by 0.76% in 2017 while GDP rose 2.2%. Reducing the...more
This week, we reported on a transit crisis unfolding in the State of Ohio. We end the week asking, what can state and local leaders do to prevent the transit crises brought on by the long-expected end of a medical care organization (MCO) sales taxes which will punch a $20 million hole in the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (GCRTA)...
Timing is everything, and that includes climate change. For 65 million years, the climate has experienced natural changes—as the earth tilted a little on its axis and its orbit stretched, the sun’s energy reaching earth was diminished to the extent that it triggered an Ice Age. A mile-high glacier covered where Cleveland is. Florida’s coast line grew to double its...
2017 saw Cleveland transit advocates clash with Mayor Jackson over his decision to close Public Square (then re-open it) to buses. But that tempest played out in a teapot compared to what the State of Ohio is preparing to (not) do this month when a long-awaited medical service sales tax cut is expected to blow a hole in the budgets...
In the two decades since “Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature," Janine Benyus’ 1997 bestseller, hatched the idea that nature is a prolific problem solver and muse, researchers have been hard at work searching for the next generation of bio-inspired inventions.
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- Cap and Dividend could be the bipartisan answer to climate change, writes GOP lawmaker. https://t.co/ZcZ2NZOQUa
about 3 hours ago via Twitter
- Cleveland B4 the #CleanWaterAct that our President wants to dismantle. https://t.co/on8OxgjNN7
a day ago via Twitter
- Critical discourse on the #anthropocene in new book, "Future Remains: A Cabinet of Curiosities for the Anthropocene? https://t.co/iEwtEwyMsf
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