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Archived Articles Revisited:

This is your weekly personal list of three random articles extracted from our website archives. These links are unique to you and are more than one year old. The intention is to deliver a sense of what was considered a priority on that date compared with today's latest articles and presentations. You are encouraged to share these links with your social media and other networks.




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Karine Peloffy | It’s time the financial sector invested in our health and well-being | 1 May 2024 at 13:30 EDT | CACOR Live

Karine Peloffy | It’s time the financial sector invested in our health and well-being | 1 May 2024 at 13:30 EDT | CACOR Live

Speaker: Karine Peloffy Topic:  It’s time the financial sector invested in our health and well-being Time: May 1, 2024 at 13:30 Eastern Daylight Time (US and Canada) With Canada’s financial institutions being amongst the main fossil fuel supporters in the world, setting rules to require banks and pensions to align with climate action remains a key missing piece of Canada's climate plan. …

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Dr. Karen Shragg | What if Wolves Could Vote? | 2024-05-08 |  CACOR Live

Dr. Karen Shragg | What if Wolves Could Vote? | 2024-05-08 |  CACOR Live

You are invited to a scheduled CACOR Live meeting. Speaker: Dr. Karen Shragg Topic:  What if Wolves Could Vote? Time: May 8, 2024 13:30 Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81456541997?pwd=QjZPWXgwbXRub1lKendXano4TEx0Zz09 Meeting ID: 814 5654 1997 Passcode: 434068 Summary: This talk takes a look at our political history in the U.S. and Canada of protecting and often harming the wolf from …

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Latest Articles

Greenwashing can be fun - but it sometimes doesn't come off!

CAN WE PAY OFF GAIA? Should you buy carbon offsets for your air travel? More than a third of Americans would pay extra to offset their flights’ CO2 emissions, a new National Geographic survey finds. Humans spew more than 44 billion tons of CO2 into the atmosphere every year. Tourism contributes up to 11 percent of those emissions, with flying making …

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Greenwashing can be fun - but it sometimes doesn't come off!

Traits

Traits
The things we admire in men, kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding and feeling are the concomitants of failure in our system. And those traits we detest, sharpness, greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism and self-interest are the traits of success. And while men admire the quality of the first they love the produce of the second. John Steinbeck, novelist, Nobel laureate …

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Migration Policy Institute, MPI: Competing for Talent: What Role Can Employment- and Skills-Based Mobility Projects Play?

"Many countries in Europe and beyond are contending with acute labor shortages and looking to immigration as one policy option to sustain and support economic growth, alongside efforts to retrain local workers and improve productivity. At the same time, lower- and middle-income countries with fast-growing populations are exploring ways to better link their nationals with economic opportunities at home and …

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Migration Policy Institute, MPI: Competing for Talent: What Role Can Employment- and Skills-Based Mobility Projects Play?

Analysts suggest solving three key issues to boost virtual power plant growth

Installation of solar panels on a flat roof, in the center of Copenhagen.
Virtual power plants are gaining traction in North America, with estimates suggesting significant growth potential by 2030. Despite facing challenges, VPPs are seen as a valuable solution for power system needs, but their scalability and compensation mechanisms need to be addressed for further growth.

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Voltpost introduces curbside electric vehicle chargers in the United States

Electric vehicle charging company Voltpost is gearing up to introduce its lamppost EV chargers in major U.S. metropolitan areas such as New York, Chicago, and Detroit. The company revealed its upcoming deployment plans for these regions this spring. Their Level 2 chargers will be integrated into existing lampposts, and charging sessions and payments will be managed via a mobile app. …

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Voltpost Lamppost charging

The end of the human race will be that it will eventually die of civilization

The end of the human race will be that it will eventually die of civilization
The end of the human race will be that it will eventually die of civilization This title is a famous quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson, the poet who led the Transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century. He had no fixed idea to promote but his writings revolved around the idea than mankind has the ability to realize almost anything, as …

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Annual Conference of the Club of Rome: Global Local Interaction--Final Declaration.—From CACOR Archives.

1998  Series 1  Number 28  Page23 CoR did a summary statement of what happened during its November 1998 conference in Ecuador. Most of the discussion concerned global-local interactions.  This 'final declaration' summed up their thinking at the time. Highlight: CoR popularized Limits to Growth, but there should be no Limits to Vision. Link to | Annual Conference of the Club …

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How well are we doing?

How well are we doing?
Key indicators of how humans are changing the Earth: Sea level, species, carbon dioxide, sea ice, population, daily temperature extremes, annual climate change performance by country, air pollution, temperature records, climate change indicators, top ten emitters, historic emissions, electric vehicles.

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Breaking News

Trial of AI summary on the CACOR Friday afternoon Hangout

As an experiment, we tried the AI summary of the normal wide ranging and irregular patterns of what is normally seen as quite random.   However, the AI summary gives the conversation structure.   There are certainly some errors in this summary, but it is amazingly accurate according to my memory from 12 hours ago. Also the chat record can be found …

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50 states of grid modernization

The U.S. power grid in use today was built in the 1960s and 70s and is hard pressed to handle the extreme weather events caused by climate change, let alone the renewable energy needed to meet energy goals. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, 70% of transmission lines are over 25 years old and approaching the end of their …

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Chart: One-in-five new cars sold this year will be battery-powered

Despite the steady drumbeat of negative headlines about the electric vehicle market, EVs are breaking sales records across the globe. This year, around 17 million new fully electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEV) will be sold worldwide, according to new estimates from the International Energy Agency (IEA). That’s up from 13.7 million sold last year.

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A year in, New York’s pioneering public power law makes uneven progress

One year ago, New York state passed one of the country’s most ambitious clean energy and climate justice laws. The Build Public Renewables Act authorized the New York Power Authority, a state-owned public power utility, to build and own clean energy projects for the first time. If the state falls short of its ambitious climate goals, the law mandates that NYPA step up to build …

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We Got Sustain-a-babble.

Language—and truth in politics—matters Is it sustainable...or is it sustain-a-babble? Sustain-a-babble We couldn’t agree more with Englemen from the Population Institute: We live today in an age of sustain-a-babble, a cacophonous profusion of uses of the word sustainable and its spin offs.i  Today, sustainable can mean anything from environmentally better to cool.  This sustain-a-babble impedes true ecological protection and real …

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Insane New Battery Technology Just Crushed Tesla!

Is Tesla finally meeting its match in the battery technology race? QuantumScape is a Silicon Valley-based startup that has rapidly become a buzzword in the electric vehicle sector, particularly focusing on the development of next-generation battery technologies. The company has carved out a niche for itself by spearheading the development of solid-state batteries, which promise to revolutionize the energy storage …

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Bruce B planned Vacuum Building Outage begins

Bruce Power has removed all four of Bruce B’s operating units from service for the generating station’s planned Vacuum Building Outage (VBO) in close collaboration and co-ordination with the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) and Hydro One. The eight pressurised heavy-water Candu reactor units at the Bruce site in Ontario (Bruce A – units 1-4, and Bruce B – units …

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Five innovative design ideas that can protect homes during the most extreme weather disasters.

People may picture gray, claustrophobic bunkers when imagining structures that can stand up to the increasingly frequent extreme weather events linked to the overheating of our planet. However, there are a number of remarkable homes that don't sacrifice comfort in the pursuit of safety, and the eco-friendly, alternative materials used in some of these buildings are gaining momentum in the construction industry. …

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Lyla June Johnston: On Love and the Four Elements Guiding Her Path in Service

Dr. Lyla June Johnston is an Indigenous musician, scholar, and community organizer of Diné (Navajo), Tsétsêhéstâhese (Cheyenne) and European lineages. She blends her study of Human Ecology at Stanford, graduate work in Indigenous Pedagogy, and the traditional worldview she grew up with to inform her music, perspectives and solutions. Lyla June Johnston joins Asher Miller for a brief interview to …

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New York Public Service Commission Commences Grid of the Future Proceeding

Building upon its efforts at better aligning the State’s regulatory structure with a transforming energy market and the guiding principles first articulated in its Reforming the Energy Vision (“REV”) proceeding, New York is taking new steps to support and promote the updating of the physical transmission grid and the needed adaptation of utility business models that have remained largely within a …

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