VCC_vancouverWHAT IS A SUSTAINABLE CITY… a city designed with consideration of environmental impact, inhabited by people dedicated to minimization of required inputs of energy, water and food, and waste output of heat, air pollution and water pollution.

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World food trade runs chokepoint gauntlet

A group of physical chokepoints - roads, ports and waterways - could disrupt the flow of world...
Posted On 27 Jun 2017
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Organic farming may not cut climate risk

Organic farming does not always benefit the environment in the ways people expect, and may not...
Posted On 25 Jun 2017
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The Future is Circular: New Rules for Sustainable Purchasing

Progressive organizations must let go of the “cheapest price” mindset once and for all
Posted On 09 Jun 2017
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Deep in the oceans, human activities are taking a toll.

Once seen as too remote to harm, the deep sea is facing new pressures from mining, pollution,...
Posted On 08 Jun 2017
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Urban heat islands leave cities sweltering

Many city dwellers face a hotter future than their suburban and rural peers because the urban...
Posted On 01 Jun 2017
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Climate models forecast extreme rainfall

Europe, North America and tropical regions could all face even harder rainfall if fossil fuel...
Posted On 24 May 2017
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New guide helps cities and businesses collaborate on climate resilience

Cities and businesses both face the threat of damaged infrastructure and disrupted operations...
Posted On 24 May 2017
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Climate stabilization: Planting trees cannot replace cutting CO2 emissions

Growing plants and then storing the CO2 they have taken up from the atmosphere is no viable...
Posted On 18 May 2017
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Ending Food Waste – It’s a National Concern for Canada

New UK report gives context for feedback on National Food Waste Reduction Strategy
Posted On 16 May 2017
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8 Eco-Friendly Gadgets That Will Help You Live Greener

With our electronic gadgets creating tons of waste each year, it’s hard to imagine how adding...
Posted On 20 Apr 2017

Plants can’t cover up fossil fuel damage

Increased carbon dioxide being removed from the atmosphere by plants will not be enough to...
Posted On 14 Apr 2017
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Consumer behaviour causing premature deaths from air pollution

A new study says 750,000 premature deaths caused by air pollution in 2007 were associated with...
Posted On 29 Mar 2017
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