Austin, Texas: a sustainable city

Austin is widely recognized as a top eco-friendly city, especially in the United States. In Austin, through non-profit organizations, sustainability groups, and local government; there have been continuous efforts to protect Austin's environment, improve the city's carbon footprint, and to make strides towards a renewable...

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Sustainable city: CHICAGO

Chicago skyline (Aon center, surrounding skyscrapers and buildings)

CHICAGO IS - a sustainable city | The dense city center of downtown Chicago has an extensive mass transportation network with around 150 rail stations for its 8 'L' rail lines; and over 200 bus routes. Chicago Transit Authority has been able to cut its GHG emissions by...

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Economic growth vs. the environment

economy vs. the environment

Economic growth does not have to come at the expense of the environment. Sustainable technologies are also extremely beneficial to the economy. For example, the renewable energy industry employs over 500,000 people in the United States. The coal industry is responsible for under 100,000 jobs in...

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The future generation of batteries

next generation batteries

Advanced li-ion batteries Next-generation lithium-ion (li-ion) batteries are being developed, and varieties are already currently in the marketplace, that are 2-7X the efficiency of current batteries; often while cutting costs. New varieties of advanced li-ion batteries are rechargable; maintain a stable capacity for 20+ years,...

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Green City Times Eye on Sustainability

Green City Times Eye on Sustainability

Green City Times articles on the latest global sustainability trends Gain insight into  sustainability, green building, urban planning, renewable energy, sustainable mass transportation, energy efficiency, and climate change mitigation policies.  6 ways to aid the world water crisis Plan for expansion of Smart Meters in the US COP21 Paris Climate Accord-...

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