The Real Adam Smith ~ Part 1 ~ Morality And Markets:

Free To Choose TV | By: Johan Norberg | GPE – March 17, 2018: Hour One: Morality & Markets, explores Smith’s life and role in the Scottish Enlightenment, his thoughts on empathy and how we distinguish right from wrong. French wine, Scottish whiskey, and freshly-baked scones all illustrate Smith’s economic principles. True wealth is defined. We discover Smith’s thoughts on…

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Why Your Water Bill Is Rising Much Faster Than Inflation:

The Wall Street Journal | By: David Harrison | March 15, 2018: Water bills are surging nationwide as utilities try to fix corroded pipes and overflowing sewer systems, leaving many households struggling to pay and in some cases risking shutoffs and home foreclosures.. Bills started rising significantly faster than inflation in the mid-2000s as communities stepped up their repairs of…

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A Bold Plan For The World’s Tallest Wooden Skyscraper In Tokyo:

Clean Technica | By: The Beam | March 15, 2018: Sumitomo Forestry Co. recently released a plan to build the tallest wooden high-rise in the world. At a height of 350 meters and comprised of 90% wood, the building has been dubbed the W350. The architectural designs feature plentiful greenery and aim to create a sense of biodiversity in an…

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WHO Launches Health Review After Microplastics Found In 90% Of Bottled Water:

The Guardian | By: Graham Readfearn | March 16, 2018: Researchers find levels of plastic fibres in popular bottled water brands could be twice as high as those found in tap water. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has announced a review into the potential risks of plastic in drinking water after a new analysis of some of the world’s most…

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Study Finds Plastic Particles In 90 Percent Of Bottled Water:

Circle Of Blue | By: The Stream | March 16, 2018: The World Health Organization (WHO) launches a health review after a new study finds plastic particles in 90 percent of bottled water. The Global Rundown: The U.S. accuses Russia of engineering cyberattacks targeting nuclear power plants and water and electric systems. The Philippine environment minister recommends a year-long closure…

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Solar-Plus-Storage Makes Tangible Difference In Puerto Rico Recovery Efforts:

Renewable Energy World | By: Jennifer Delony | GPE – March 16, 2018: With a reported 150,000 homes and businesses in Puerto Rico still waiting for electricity since it was lost six month ago during Hurricanes Irma and Maria, small successes with solar-plus-storage installations are making a big difference in ongoing recovery efforts. Originally published March 9, 2018: Hawaii-based Blue…

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Australians Put About 1 GW Of Solar On Their Roofs Last Year:

Renewable Energy World | By: RNW Editors | GPE – March 16, 2018: Australian homeowners and businesses installed 1.1 GW of solar PV last year, mostly for rooftop solar, according to the Australian Clean Energy Regulator’s (CER) Small-Scale Renewable Energy Scheme data released yesterday. Originally published March 07, 2018: CER said that Australians preferred larger capacity systems in 2017 to…

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GE’s Reservoir Solutions ~ Modular Energy Storage Solutions:

General Electric | GPE – March 16, 2018: For more than 100 years, the power grid has remained balanced by controlling power generation to match demand. As clean but variable and non-dispatchable power sources start to become a larger part of the energy matrix, energy storage can help keep the grid in balance. GE’s Reservoir Solutions: GE’s Reservoir Solution provides…

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Why Is Africa Building A Great Green Wall?

BBC | By: Amelia Martyn-Hemphill | GPE – March 16, 2018: Eleven countries are planting a wall of trees from east to west across Africa, just under the southern edge of the Sahara desert. The goal is to fight the effects of climate change by reversing desertification. A film by Amelia Martyn-Hemphill for BBC World Hacks – Originally published September…

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New Fees Proposed To Pay For California’s Contaminated Water Problem:

The Sacramento Bee | By: Billy Kobin | March 14, 2018: As part of his final budget proposal, Gov. Jerry Brown wants new fees on water to provide clean and affordable drinking water to the approximately 1 million Californians who are exposed to contaminated water in their homes and communities each year. The fund would pay for short- and long-term…

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Microplastic Pollution In Oceans Is Far Worse Than Feared, Say Scientists:

The Guardian | By: Damian Carrington | March 12, 2018: A study reveals highest microplastic pollution levels ever recorded in a river in Manchester, UK and shows that billions of particles flooded into the sea from rivers in the area in just one year. The number of tiny plastic pieces polluting the world’s oceans is vastly greater than thought, new…

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A New Emphasis For Green Infrastructure:

Forester Network | By: Janice Kaspersen | March 13, 2018: A few weeks ago I mentioned a plan in Orange County, CA, to capture stormwater by using inflatable dams to slow the flow in a couple of local creeks. The slow-moving water will infiltrate and help replenish the groundwater—the source of much of the county’s drinking water supply—rather than rapidly…

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Water-Stressed Beijing Exhausts Its Options:

Circle Of Blue | By: Kayla Ritter | March 14, 2018: After depleting groundwater reserves, China’s capital is becoming increasingly reliant on water pumped from the country’s flood-prone South. The Rundown: Beijing’s 21 million residents are running out of water sources. Heavy reliance on groundwater is depleting aquifers and causing land subsidence. An ambitious South-to-North water diversion project likely won’t…

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New Material Made From Wood Is Biodegradable Super Insulation:

Clean Technica | By: Steve Hanley | March 14, 2018: While our focus here at CleanTechnica is often confined to electric vehicles and renewable energy, there are lots of other pieces to the carbon reduction puzzle. One of those pieces is better insulation for buildings that does a better job of lowering heating and cooling loads while being biodegradable when…

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Starting School At 10am Halves Student Illness And Improves Academic Performance, Finds Study:

The Independent | By: Josh Gabbatiss | GPE – March 14, 2018: Teenagers require more sleep than adults, and this should be taken into consideration when setting school start times. Originally published November 27, 2017: A new study has shown delaying school start times for teenagers can have major benefits, including better academic performance and improved mental and physical health.…

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