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Shale gas and water use

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November 21, 2012

Modern shale gas extraction, known as hydraulic fracturing, has expanded access to carbon fuel reserves in the U.S. that would have been considered unattainable just five years ago.  The implications are significant for both the economy and the environment. Natural gas currently accounts for almost a quarter of U.S. energy…  

Categories: energy, greenhouse gas emissions, natural gas, water

Superstorm Sandy’s Silver Lining

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November 14, 2012

At 5 AM on Thursday November 1st…, just days after Superstorm Sandy battered the east coast I boarded a plane from Portland, OR to Newark, NJ.  Originally, I was simply going east to visit my 93 year old grandmother; yet as I spoke to my family that morning  

Categories: climate change, events, global warming, greenhouse gas emissions, natural disaster, risk, weather

The Future of Water: Supply Cannot Keep Up with Demand

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November 2, 2012

A new report on challenges facing the world’s water supply offers a dire prediction that by 2030 we can expect a massive gap between the sustainable supply of water and the projected demand. The compelling report, “Charting Our Water Future…,” was written by the 2030 Water Resources Group,  

Categories: ecological limits, energy, risk, water

Portfolio 21 Investments Celebrates Thirty Years!

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October 17, 2012

We are celebrating a birthday today.  Thirty years ago, Portfolio 21 Investments was founded.  Looking back over the past three decades, certainly the growth of social and environmental investing has gone beyond my expectations.  I don’t believe any of us who started out in the early 1980s had any idea…  

Categories: company news, environmental investing, ethical investing, green investing, impact investing, socially responsible investing, sustainable investing

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