Sustainability

Water Scarcity Becoming A Critical Issue For The Arab World – UN Report

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16 March 2010 – Climate change, food insecurity, decreasing water availability and unemployment are among the multiple challenges facing the Arab region, according to a new assessment by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) which calls for rational and sustainable use of resources and inclusion of the environment issues in decision making.

“This assessment has been a truly collaborative one outlining the progress but also the realities facing this ... Read more about Water Scarcity Becoming A Critical Issue For The Arab World – UN Report

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ExxonMobil Takes Third Place In Big Oil Sustainability Rankings

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By GreenBiz Staff

LONDON, United Kingdom — Ranking the oil and gas industry on sustainability may be an endeavor prone to oxymorons, but a new report from Two Tomorrows has attempted just that, scoring the 10 largest fossil fuel companies on five categories of leadership. The results show an industry that is by and large embracing innovation, but falling short on a number of other mission-critical areas, notably peak oil and climate change. ... Read more about ExxonMobil Takes Third Place In Big Oil Sustainability Rankings

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Vision 2050 Lays A Pathway To Sustainable Living Within Planet

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New Delhi - The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) today launched the Vision 2050 report ( 2.6 MB), a study that lays out a pathway leading to a global population of some 9 billion people living well, within the resource limits of the planet by 2050. ... Read more about Vision 2050 Lays A Pathway To Sustainable Living Within Planet

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U.S. Feeds One Quarter Of Its Grain To Cars While Hunger Is On The Rise

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The 107 million tons of grain that went to U.S. ethanol distilleries in 2009 was enough to feed 330 million people for one year at average world consumption levels. More than a quarter of the total U.S. grain crop was turned into ethanol to fuel cars last year. With 200 ethanol distilleries in the country set up to transform food into fuel, the amount of grain processed has tripled since 2004. ... Read more about U.S. Feeds One Quarter Of Its Grain To Cars While Hunger Is On The Rise

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