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American cities are not meeting sustainable development goals

For the second year in a row, a ranking of how 100 U.S. cities are performing on reaching the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals shows them lagging behind–especially on gender, poverty, and…

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7 ways cities can encourage better energy performance in rentals

May 15, 2018  |  By Alisa Petersen   Today, Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) released a new report, Better Rentals, Better City: Smart Policies to Improve Your City’s Rental Housing…

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Is Texas Becoming the Greenest state of them all?

Here is my Earth Day reflection: No single person, politician, political party, or nation can solve the climate-change or sustainability crisis. The responsibility falls on every human being on…

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the Public Housing Crisis Nobody’s Talking About

The shuttering of public housing complexes in two small Midwestern towns raises big questions for residents, HUD and Congress. To tell the story, I could use your help. It’s a Sunday morning in late…

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Tesla Solar Roof Testimonial Cost and Installation

One of the first known Tesla Solar Roof residential customers has shed some light on the process for installing the unique energy producing glass roof tiles, and its costs… Read More

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End Drought: Remove Salt from Seawater

In October 2017, Charlie Paton was driving across the parched plains of northwestern Somaliland when he passed a seemingly endless queue of rumbling trucks. Each was piled high with containers of…

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The people of Cape Town are running out of water—and they’re not alone

Day Zero: that’s the ominous label officials in Cape Town have bestowed on the day that water will run out. A three year drought in the region drained reservoirs faster than expected. They were full…

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Cape Town sports are hit hard by its water crisis

Cape Town, South Africa is a sports-mad city. Rugby, soccer, cricket, cycling and more have passionate followings among many of the “Mother City’s” 3.7 million residents. But with…

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Residents in water-scarce areas need to adjust, says water department

Residents in water-scarce areas of the country need to recognise and adjust to the watersupply limitations, especially those in drought-stricken areas, the water and sanitation department said on…

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Brilliant Ideas That Buy Us Time Before Cape Town Reaches Day Zero

In just over 100 days, researchers expect Cape Town to run out of water. The South African megacity has traditionally enjoyed abundant rains during winter and a warm, pleasant climate during summer,…

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