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PPRC's monthly news bulletin "What's New in P2?" has been published for over seven years. News items are frequently added to this page, and old stories are removed from the page after several weeks, or the event has been held, respectively. PPRC is pleased to make news headlines available in RSS .

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Food companies are unprepared for global water scarcity, says new report (05/08/2015)
Using public data, a nonprofit ranked the best and worst companies in terms of water use. The results were sobering
www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/may/07/ceres-coca-cola-kellogg-nes
tle-water-food-shortage-california-drought


What's good for the fish isn't always good for the fisherman (05/08/2015)
Alaska salmon are ecologically healthy, but their economic benefit to local fisherman is average at best.
www.upi.com/Science_News/2015/05/07/Whats-good-for-the-fish-isnt-always-good-for
-the-fisherman/4221431020237/


Cleveland Indians Turning Food Waste to Energy (05/04/2015)
New machine grinds all types of food waste into a slurry that is later transformed into energy and fertilizer at a plant operated by the renewable energy company Quasar.
www.nytimes.com/2015/05/02/business/energy-environment/cleveland-indians-have-ho
me-field-advantage-on-recycling.html


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Logan Airport Drafts Climate Change Plan
In a major effort to address climate change, officials at Logan International Airport plan to make significant cuts to carbon emissions, curb energy consumption, and spend millions of dollars to protect runways and terminals from rising seas.
www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2015/05/03/logan-plans-major-changes-address-climate-c
hange/KXnlO6Q0DwqlqessUZd12H/story.html


Starfish suffer mysterious and gruesome demise along west coast
The cause of the most deadly sea star epidemic in recorded history remains unclear, but experts believe it may be a poorly understood 'wasting' disease
www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/may/03/starfish-sea-star-deaths-west-coast

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Reinventing Solar in Order to Save It
A "massive" global expansion of solar power -- possibly enough to supply about a third or more of the world's electricity -- may be necessary by 2050 to reduce the impacts of fossil fuels on the climate, according to a report published by MIT this week.
www.greenbiz.com/article/reinventing-solar-order-save-it

 

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