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Water Management Continues to Be a Key Business Sustainability Differentiator

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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With energy subsidies now dominating the headlines of the popular ‘green’ press, the frequently forgotten resource that presents a growing challenge is the access and availability of water.  Commonly examined in terms of drinking water, the business sustainability impacts of this resource present a more immediate concern.
 

Carbon Dioxide is Killing Coral: How Rising Ocean Acidification Damages Marine Ecosystems

by J.P. Rose
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Ocean acidification from high carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere threatens coral reef habitats, and the hundreds of marine species that rely on them. How this works at http://bit.ly/qfjoOu.

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Ocean acidification from high carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere threatens coral reef habitats, and the hundreds of marine species that rely on them. How this works at http://bit.ly/qfjoOu.

"Save Kai" Gets a Boost From Hollywood Celebs

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Last week the Twitterverse was buzzing with mentions of the “Save Kai” campaign by top Hollywood celebs. In addition to continued support from Mermaid Linden, Kai was cited by Twilight star Peter Facinelli, TV host and personality Danny Boome, and celebrity chef Evette Rios. Tweets calling attention to the digital fundraising campaign boosted Kai’s popularity as the unconventional star of an ‘eco-reality show’ and further raised awareness of Project Kaisei’s efforts to tackle the Plastic Vortex.

Accountability-Central.com Alert for June 6, 2011 Water - Seasonal Issue for Some Is Crucial Year ‘Round to Others

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When major sections of the country experience prolonged hot dry weather, as we are seeing now in portions of the South and West, red flags go up about water quality and quantity. Many local governments establish water remediation plans, with various levels of participation required of area residents and businesses, depending upon the severity of the situation. However, there are many parts of the country and the world where the assurance of plentiful potable water is a concern all year ‘round. 

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Save Kai > Behind the Scenes VIDEO

Project Kaisei Fundraising Campaign on Facebook
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A look at how an acerbic Goldfish named Kai, landed in an eco-reality show - of sorts, on Facebook. Check him out LIVE http://on.fb.me/savekainow 

Every donation removes plastic from Kai's future home and raises money for Project Kaisei's third ocean cleanup expedition, set for this summer. For more information about Project Kaisei's work click here.

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A look at how an acerbic Goldfish named Kai, landed in an eco-reality show - of sorts, on Facebook. Check him out LIVE http://on.fb.me/savekainow 

Every donation removes plastic from Kai's future home and raises money for Project Kaisei's third ocean cleanup expedition, set for this summer. For more information about Project Kaisei's work click here.

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Sustainability Planning and Water Management

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It is an old saying, “You never miss the water until the well goes dry“. In many parts of the world, water is plentiful and safe. However, there are many places where water is scarce and not safe. 97.5% is salt water, and the rest of the water isn’t always accessible or drinkable.

Scientists tell us that less than 1% of the world’s water supply is drinkable or potable. A good portion of that water is underground, in snow and ice, or in lakes.

Major Investors Urge Oil Spill Commission to Seek SEC-Required Disclosure of Offshore Drilling Risks

Greater Transparency Essential for Investors to Gauge Whether Industry Is Addressing Material Risks Exposed by BP Gulf Spill
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The Securities and Exchange Commission should play a critical role in requiring oil companies to boost their public disclosure of material financial risks they face from offshore oil drilling projects. To that end, a group of leading U.S. investors has asked the national commission investigating the Gulf of Mexico oil spill to recommend development of new disclosure guidance from the SEC for energy companies involved in ever-increasing deepwater drilling activity globally.

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The Securities and Exchange Commission should play a critical role in requiring oil companies to boost their public disclosure of material financial risks they face from offshore oil drilling projects. To that end, a group of leading U.S. investors has asked the national commission investigating the Gulf of Mexico oil spill to recommend development of new disclosure guidance from the SEC for energy companies involved in ever-increasing deepwater drilling activity globally.

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