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  • Regional Economics in the United States

    What does each region of the US have to offer to the GDP? In this helpful infographic, the major industries are explained and you can see how each region stacks up with the rest of the country. The industries are broken down broadly into eight categories: Finance Professional Health Care Manufacturing Agriculture Retail Mining Information […] More

  • Australia’s Biggest Banks Could Help Achieve UN’s Development Agenda in the Pacific

    Australia’s Biggest Banks Could Help Achieve UN’s Development Agenda in the Pacific

    By Madeline Greer, Guest Contributor Australia’s Biggest Banks Could Help Achieve UN’s Development Agenda in the Pacific Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has partnered with Westpac and ANZ to help deliver financial inclusion in Pacific communities. The bank’s partnerships are focused on helping communities better manage their funds, encourage entrepreneurship, and empower individuals […] More

  • 6 Pieces of Advice Entrepreneurs Should Ignore

    Starting a new business is kind of like having a new baby. Everyone has questions about your new addition, and they all want to give advice – even when you haven’t asked for it. Whether in the nursery or virtual office, not all advice given to new parents – and new business owners – is good. […] More

  • Measuring the Worldwide Surge in Investments in Renewable Energy Technologies (and Infographic)

    What’s happening worldwide with regard to investments in renewable energy? Well, according to the latest results of United Nations Environment Programme’s 9th “Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2014 Report”, created by the Frankfurt School-UNEP Collaborating Centre and the research company Bloomberg New Energy Finance, the global investments in renewable energy have grown 17%, resulting […] More

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    Water Sustainability: How Do We Price Water?

    Solving our water woes in the face of extreme drought, an aging infrastructure, increasingly pressured water supplies, and a growing population, will require more than just asking people to cut back on their water consumption or to install water-efficient appliances. It might also require big changes in who pays for it, in the way we […] More

  • Full Fossil Fuel Divestment Would Cost $5 Trillion

    Fossil fuel divestment, which entails getting out of investments in stocks, bonds, or funds that back fossil fuel companies or initiatives, is an admirable goal, as it attempts to remove the profit from planet-wrecking businesses, but it’s not nearly as simple as it seems, and it could be a very costly endeavor – as much […] More

  • How Solar Energy Is Powering Off-Grid Health Clinics

    Solar energy continues to show huge promise for bringing clean affordable power to those living off the grid, but many of the off-grid solar applications, especially in developing countries, focus on small projects, such as charging mobile devices and providing light after dark, not powering entire buildings and organizations. However, that is changing, and some […] More

  • Wind May Power the Future Economy

    So far, the story of the US renewable energy transformation has skipped a key chapter, which is the exploitation of our massive offshore wind power potential. In the offshore wind category, the US has been lagging far behind other nations. However, the spotlight is starting to swing out to embrace this wind power option, and […] More

  • Iconic American Household Brands Contribute to Deforestation

    A scorecard grading the palm oil sourcing commitments of 30 top companies in the packaged food, fast food and personal care sectors shows 24 of these household brands have inadequate commitments or lack commitments altogether. Palm oil is used in thousands of products that Americans eat and use daily, like deodorants, ice cream and face […] More

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