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U.S. oil and gas reserves up by a third, new report says

U.S. oil and gas reserves up by a third, new report says | Sustainability Science | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- Reserves of oil and gas that can be developed using current technology are 35% greater in 2013 than in 2011, according to a new report by the Energy Information Administration, the research branch of the Energy Department.
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How might we keep the lights on, water flowing, and natural world vaguely intact? It starts with grabbing innovative ideas/examples to help kick down our limits and inspire a more sustainable world. We implement with rigorous science backed by hard data.
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Welcome to Sustainability Science

Welcome to Sustainability Science | Sustainability Science | Scoop.it

Welcome to my curation site for the emerging science of sustainability.

 

Here you will find an array of stories, examples, relevant cautionary tales, and data related to our hunt for a more sustainable economy with a reduced ecological footprint.  While my students, colleagues and I are interested in all aspects of sustainability, these pages have an historc emphasis on:

 

- human population growth rates/demography 

- product design/construction, especially:

    - triple bottomline

    - life cycle analyses (LCA)

    - sustainable supply chains

 - carbon footprints (especially carbon "finprints" of seafood)

 - food production/distribution systems

 - energy production/storage systems, especially:

    - dams and flow diversions

    - wind turbines

    - tidal power

    - solar panel efficiency/material advances

    - fuel cell design/material advances

 - general building design/construction, especially:

     - green roof/wall construction and plant palletes

     - lighting systems

     - elegant design

     - redevelopment/reuse

 - urban planning

 - role of mobile technology in fostering sustainability

 - elegant and effective communication

 

Thanks for visiting.  Please enjoy and let me know if I can answer any questions or be of any other help.

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How to watch tonight’s Tesla semi truck unveiling

How to watch tonight’s Tesla semi truck unveiling | Sustainability Science | Scoop.it
CEO Elon Musk will take the stage to show off his heavy-duty electric truck
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Tax Breaks for Oil, Wind, Electric Cars Survive in Senate Bill

Tax Breaks for Oil, Wind, Electric Cars Survive in Senate Bill | Sustainability Science | Scoop.it
Tax breaks cherished by both the fossil fuel and renewable energy industries emerged unscathed in a tax plan unveiled in the U.S. Senate, according to details of the bill released Thursday evening by the chamber’s main tax writing committee.
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NextGen Supply Chain: 3-D printing is on the move

NextGen Supply Chain: 3-D printing is on the move | Sustainability Science | Scoop.it

Clearly, 3-D printing is on the move. But don’t get too carried away and expect it to replace established manufacturing techniques. Don’t look for all manufacturing to shift to retail stores, to parcel delivery depots or to your home or mine. Instead, 3-D will supplement current manufacturing at various supply chain nodes in some key segments.


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How do you think 3D printing can revolutionize the supply chain industry?

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Good riddance to Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, the most noxious climate change denier in Congress

Good riddance to Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, the most noxious climate change denier in Congress | Sustainability Science | Scoop.it
Rep. Lamar Smith, who announced his retirement Friday, is one of the most noxious anti-science figures in Washington.
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Cultivating future scientists and leaders

Cultivating future scientists and leaders | Sustainability Science | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced grants to support agricultural science education a
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InsideClimate News Is Turning 10. Its Founder Looks Back, and Ahead to the Next Decade

InsideClimate News Is Turning 10. Its Founder Looks Back, and Ahead to the Next Decade | Sustainability Science | Scoop.it
David Sassoon founded InsideClimate News 10 years ago as a blog. Today, we are a Pulitzer Prize-winning news outlet widely known for some of the most hard-hitting environmental investigations of our…
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Why Does Green California Pump the Dirtiest Oil in the U.S.?

Why Does Green California Pump the Dirtiest Oil in the U.S.? | Sustainability Science | Scoop.it
California may be a leader in climate policies, but much of its abundant oil reserves are nearly as carbon-intensive to extract and refine as Alberta tar sands crude. Many experts now say that reform of the state’s methods of producing oil is long overdue.
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NOAA grant to CSUCI enables Oxnard School District students to explore the Santa Barbara Channel

NOAA grant to CSUCI enables Oxnard School District students to explore the Santa Barbara Channel | Sustainability Science | Scoop.it
The nearly $60,000 award will allow Oxnard middle school students to be paired with CSUCI professors and undergraduate students to learn about coastal science.
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Target to transform supply chain as part of climate and energy initiatives | SCM | Supply Chain Digital

Target to transform supply chain as part of climate and energy initiatives | SCM | Supply Chain Digital | Sustainability Science | Scoop.it
“Target has long been committed to making our business more sustainable, which leads to a stronger, cleaner supply chain and operations, and a healthier environment for our team members and guests,” said Brian Cornell, chairman and CEO, Target.

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An example to follow. What do you think?

 

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Tesla's Model 3 'production hell' is testing Elon Musk's fix-as-you-go carmaking model

Tesla's Model 3 'production hell' is testing Elon Musk's fix-as-you-go carmaking model | Sustainability Science | Scoop.it
Tesla's Elon Musk is struggling with production for the new Model 3 electric sedan.
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Opinion | My company’s carbon footprint is the size of a small country. We need to act.

Opinion | My company’s carbon footprint is the size of a small country. We need to act. | Sustainability Science | Scoop.it
First, investment in operating sustainably delivers cost savings. Mars is already capitalizing on the falling prices of renewable energy and the long-term cost savings of clean technology. This has helped to reduce the carbon emissions of our 150 factories around the world by 25 percent. We are already using enough renewable energy to make all our M&M’s. In fact, we now purchase enough renewable energy to fuel our entire operations in five countries and plan to make that 11 countries in 2018. All of this is delivered at the same cost, or lower, as fossil fuel.

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The first casualty of North Korean nuclear tests? The country's environment

The first casualty of North Korean nuclear tests? The country's environment | Sustainability Science | Scoop.it
Weeks after North Korea’s sixth and largest nuclear test, the ground is still rumbling. Two small earthquakes have occurred since then.
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Elon Musk lifts the veil on Tesla's electric truck of the future – and teases a new sports car

Elon Musk lifts the veil on Tesla's electric truck of the future – and teases a new sports car | Sustainability Science | Scoop.it
Elon Musk introduces the new Tesla big rig.
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The improbable new wine countries that climate change is creating

The improbable new wine countries that climate change is creating | Sustainability Science | Scoop.it
Would you bring a Polish bottle of chardonnay to a dinner party? How about a riesling from Michigan? A bubbly from England?
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Getting hyper-local: Mapping street-level air quality across California

Getting hyper-local: Mapping street-level air quality across California | Sustainability Science | Scoop.it
Today, we’re making air quality results available online for 3 additional regions across California – the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, and California’s Central Valley.
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19 photos show just how bad the air pollution is right now in New Delhi

19 photos show just how bad the air pollution is right now in New Delhi | Sustainability Science | Scoop.it
A thick gray haze envelopes India's capital as air pollution hits hazardous levels. Over the last two years, New Delhi has earned the dubious distinction of being one of the world's most polluted cities.
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California Fuel Taxes Rise Wednesday

California Fuel Taxes Rise Wednesday | Sustainability Science | Scoop.it
California gas and diesel taxes are higher Wednesday, under a law approved this past spring by the state Legislature and Gov. Jerry Brown. The tax hikes will raise several billion dollars a year for road repairs, public transit and other projects.
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Samantha Bee reminds us that climate change is real with a terrifying song from Ingrid Michaelson

Samantha Bee reminds us that climate change is real with a terrifying song from Ingrid Michaelson | Sustainability Science | Scoop.it
Samantha Bee skipped recapping Donald Trump's latest feuds and devoted Wednesday night’s entire episode of “Full Frontal” to climat
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GreenBiz 18 Emerging Leaders Scholarship

GreenBiz 18 Emerging Leaders Scholarship | Sustainability Science | Scoop.it
GreenBiz 18 (Feb. 6-8 in Phoenix, AZ) will convene more than 1,000 executives and decision makers to explore the most pressing challenges, formative trends and promising opportunities in sustainable business today. Early-career professionals will need to learn from the leaders of past and present in order to shape the future of sustainable business and grow its impact on the business world at large.

To empower the next generation of sustainable business leaders, enable them to attend GreenBiz 18 and ensure that the field continues to welcome individuals from diverse backgrounds, we're thrilled to be able to offer the GreenBiz 18 Emerging Leaders Scholarship.

We define diversity broadly, including not just diversity of gender and race, for instance, but also those who have faced socioeconomic or other barriers to achieving their goals.

Selected GreenBiz 18 Emerging Leaders will receive a complimentary pass to attend GreenBiz 18, along with special opportunities exclusive to Emerging Leaders at the event. The scholarship covers registration fees, airfare and lodging.

The program is limited to 10 individuals, to be selected solely by GreenBiz Group.

To apply, applicants must:
- Currently reside in the United States or Canada
- Have financial need
- Be enrolled at an accredited college or university as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student (of any age)
- OR be an early-career professional (age 21-29 at the time of the event)
- Commit to attending all three days of GreenBiz 18 in Phoenix, AZ, February 6-8, 2018
- Following the event, submit a short 100-250 word testimonial about the experience, to be featured in a wrap-up article on GreenBiz.com

Applications will be accepted through Friday, December 8. Accepted scholars will be notified by Friday, January 5.

If you have questions, please contact GreenBiz Community Manager Liza Boulet at liza@greenbiz.com.

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CCI Toolbox | The ESA Climate Data Toolbox

CCI Toolbox | The ESA Climate Data Toolbox | Sustainability Science | Scoop.it
CCI Toolbox - The European Space Agency (ESA) Climate Data Toolbox
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Records fall across region amid heat wave; triple-digit temperatures forecast for World Series

Records fall across region amid heat wave; triple-digit temperatures forecast for World Series | Sustainability Science | Scoop.it
New heat records were set across Southern California as temperatures soared in advance of Tuesday’s World Series opener at Dodger Stadium.
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Google parent company sends up solar-powered balloons to bring internet service to Puerto Rico 

Google parent company sends up solar-powered balloons to bring internet service to Puerto Rico  | Sustainability Science | Scoop.it
Two of the search giant's “Project Loon” balloons are already over the country enabling texts, emails and basic web access.
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Report: Corporate Performance Falls Short on Supply Chain Due Diligence for Conflict Materials | Sustainable Brands

Report: Corporate Performance Falls Short on Supply Chain Due Diligence for Conflict Materials | Sustainable Brands | Sustainability Science | Scoop.it
The Technology sector dominated the ranking, outperforming all other industry groups analyzed. On the other end of the spectrum, Oil & Gas, Steel, Business Services and Building Materials received the lowest scores, reflecting a compliance-only focus, instead of the proactive, due-diligence-based strategies implemented by the top five leading companies: Intel, Microsoft, Qualcomm, Apple and Royal Philips. This is consistent with last year’s report, demonstrating a greater need for transparency in these sectors.

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Asda, Co-op Collaborate to Streamline Supply Chain Sustainability Data | Sustainable Brands

Asda, Co-op Collaborate to Streamline Supply Chain Sustainability Data | Sustainable Brands | Sustainability Science | Scoop.it
Both Asda and the Co-op have experience using 2degrees platforms and have witnessed the myriad of benefits they deliver to suppliers. Earlier this year, the Co-op helped launch 2degrees’s Manufacture 2030, a global platform designed to help companies cut costs, reduce risk and minimize environmental impact through better supply chain and cross-industry collaboration. The collaboration with Asda is the next logical step in delivering on Manufacture 2030’s objectives.

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Elon Musk and Puerto Rico’s governor want to rebuild the island’s grid the Tesla way

Elon Musk and Puerto Rico’s governor want to rebuild the island’s grid the Tesla way | Sustainability Science | Scoop.it
Elon Musk is ready to tackle rebuilding Puerto Rico's electrical grid. Tesla has already implemented systemwide solar and battery projects on islands like Kauai in Hawaii and another American Samoa. When Scott Stapf of the consulting firm The Hastings Group tweeted to the Tesla founder that the damage to the island's  grid after Hurrican
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