Sustainability News & Analysis


August 19th is Earth Overshoot Day for 2014

Earth Overshoot Day marks the date this year that our global Ecological Footprint exceeds our planet’s annual budget, putting uneven pressure on national economies.

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New Reports Raise Serious Concerns about Electricity and Water

Expansion of conventional thermo-electric power production and economic growth will be constrained by 2040 because water supplies may be insufficient, warn new reports.

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Climate Data from 2013 Reflect Trends of a Warming Planet

In 2013, vast majority of worldwide climate indicators - greenhouse gases, sea levels, global temperatures, sea ice extent, cloud cover, ocean salinity, snow cover - reflected trends of a warmer ...

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Climate Efforts Undermined by EU’s Coal Addiction

Germany, UK rank joint first in “Europe’s Dirty 30” report, which exposes top 30 polluting power plants in the EU, ranked according to their total CO2 emissions in 2013.

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Germany Tops Global Energy Efficiency Rankings

US places 13th out of 16, behind India and South Korea, while Germany wins “World Cup” of energy efficiency in 2nd international scorecard that evaluates 16 leading world economies.

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