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  • A transition to ‘healthy sources of energy’ can generate jobs, says the World Health Organization

    Maria Neira of the U.N. agency discusses the economic benefits of a transition to renewable sources of energy. practices are healthy, profitable and create jobs.

  • The Plastic Problem | PBS NewsHour

    By 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in the oceans. It’s an environmental crisis that’s been in the making for nearly 70 years. Plastic pollution is now considered one of the largest environmental threats facing humans and animals globally. Watch video…

  • Article: The Ocean Cleanup Device in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch Is Finally Working

    “We now have a self-contained system in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch that is using the natural forces of the ocean to passively catch and concentrate plastics,” he added. “This now gives us sufficient confidence in the general concept to keep going on this project.” – Boyan Slat Read more…

  • BBC – Future – How brain biases prevent climate action

    Cognitive biases that ensured our initial survival now make it difficult to address long-term challenges that threaten our existence, like climate change. But they can help us too. We know that climate change is happening. We also know that it’s the result of increased carbon emissions from human activities like land degradation and the burning […]

  • U.S. Supreme Court Refuses to Block Exxon Climate Fraud Investigation | InsideClimate News

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up ExxonMobil’s latest attempt to block Massachusetts’ investigation into whether the oil giant misled the public and investors about climate change. The decision clears the way for state Attorney General Maura Healey to force the company to turn over records as her office probes whether Exxon […]

  • Vladimir Vernadsky and the Disruption of the Biosphere

    Virtually unknown in the west, the great Russian geologist and geochemist pioneered scientific study of life’s impact on the Earth. As we’ve seen, metabolism, a defining feature of all life, always involves exchanges with the world outside the organism. Life cannot exist without ingesting matter and excreting waste. The fact that the Earth is a […]

  • What We Do | Stop Ocean Plastic & Reduce Poverty with Plastic Bank – Plastic Bank

    By enabling the exchange of plastic for money, items or Blockchain secured digital tokens, we reveal the value in plastic. This empowers recycling ecosystems around the world and stops the flow of plastic into our oceans. All while helping people living in poverty build better futures. HOW WE CREATE SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT Plastic Bank […]

  • Exclusive: In new policy, downtown housing incentives would spread to other parts of San Antonio, exclude ‘luxury’ developments – San Antonio Heron

    Editor’s Note: This is an analysis of the latest revisions to the Center City Housing Incentive Policy (CCHIP), which the City Council has not yet discussed. The council is scheduled to discuss the changes you’re about to learn about on Dec. 12, and vote on them Dec. 13. In a set of revisions meant to […]

  • Paula Gold-Williams and the Generators of Opportunity at CPS Energy

    While clean energy projects continue to reshape the oil and gas sector, the largest municipally owned electric and gas utility company in the United States is proving that inclusive leadership is as crucial to the energy industry’s future as a diverse portfolio. Based in San Antonio, Texas, CPS Energy bucks state and national norms with […]

  • Rethinking Recycling | Think

    The United States recycles about 34 percent of its waste – a number that hasn’t increased much in decades. Beth Porter, climate and recycling director for Green America, joins host Krys Boyd to talk about recycling strategies for both individuals and municipalities, which she writes about in “Reduce, Reuse, Reimagine: Sorting Out the Recycling System” […]

  • Net-Zero Energy Homes Pay Off Faster Than You Think—Even in Chilly Midwest | InsideClimate News

    Zero-energy homes start with well-sealed and well-insulated attics, walls and basements or slabs. They often use triple-pane windows, especially in places with cold winters. Inside, energy-efficient appliances, highly efficient LED lighting and smart thermostats help avoid energy waste. Their designs often take natural lighting into account, too, and position windows and overhangs for additional solar […]

  • Pocacito (Post-Carbon Cities of Tomorrow) in San Antonio

    From "Because much of the official discussion and implementation of the circular economy has taken place from the top down, on the level of governments and industries, we were most interested to hear about local, bottom-up, and community-driven efforts not just to transform large-scale material flows but the social relations in which they are […]

  • CPS Energy Board of Trustees Public Input Session

    When:  June 13, 2018 at 5 PM – 8:30 PM Where: Villita Assembly Building 401 Villita St San Antonio, Texas 78205 Show Map Complimentary parking at Navarro St Garage, 126 Navarro What:  You are invited to attend a CPS Energy Board of Trustees Public Input Session about Our Flexible Path. Join us and learn about […]

  • Meet the Satellites That Can Pinpoint Methane and Carbon Dioxide Leaks – Scientific American

    We have many ways of measuring methane and CO2 levels. When we measure it we can manage it…if we really want to know and manage it. Polluters can’t hide anymore. Source: Meet the Satellites That Can Pinpoint Methane and Carbon Dioxide Leaks – Scientific American

  • Basura Bash Event 2018 – Saturday, February 17, 2018

    Basura Bash is a one day, all volunteer event to clean the San Antonio Watershed. Choose a Tributary in your area. ATTENTION VOLUNTEERS! Here’s what you need to know to help pitch in with the Basura Bash Annual Waterways Cleanup Event. WHAT: Volunteers will collect trash from the banks of San Antonio area waterways listed […]

  • Polyface Farms – The Future of Farming is Holistic

    Polyface Farms – How our food is farmed is what matters most, as in biomimicry, study ecosystems and mimic ecosystems, rather than just blaming meat eaters. Animals can be good for the land and have an ecopostive affect. Regenerative farming methods include: holistic management and planned rotational grazing of livestock; cover-cropping; no-till practices; agro-forestry; diverse […]

  • World Happiness Report

    Are we learning the difference between Socialist Authoritarianism like in Venezuela and Democratic Socialism like what they have in the top 2 happiest countries in the world, Norway and Denmark? The World Happiness Report is a landmark survey of the state of global happiness. The World Happiness Report 2017, which ranks 155 countries by their […]

  • World’s 1st Solar Mural Project

    World’s First Solar Mural Installation, a Land Art Generator Artwork by Cruz Ortiz, to be Unveiled at Luminaria. La Monarca’s final home will be at EPIcenter where it will generate clean energy for the site SAN ANTONIO, TX –– Land Heritage Institute (LHI), in collaboration with EPIcenter, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), and the Land […]

  • Exxon’s Opposition to Climate Fraud Probes Gets Less Sympathy From NY Judge

    It will be interesting to see how this all works out… A New York judge has signaled to lawyers for ExxonMobil that she is skeptical of their arguments to derail climate fraud investigations by the attorneys general of New York and Massachusetts. Exxon's position had won the support of a judge in Texas whose rulings […]

  • Energy is the new new internet

    At heart, the enernet is the foundation for smart-city tech, including the “Internet of Things,” distributed systems, interconnected backbones and networking technologies, EV-charging services and autonomous vehicles, to name a few. These technologies will drive dramatic change and force us to rethink our cities, municipal services and sectors like transportation, insurance, real estate and financial […]