Author Archives: Gary Chandler

About Gary Chandler

Gary R. Chandler is a sustainability author and strategist. Follow him on Twitter @Gary_Chandler

Jordan’s Mosques Go Solar

All 6,000 Mosques In Jordan Will Run On Solar Energy As global oil prices continue to drastically fluctuate up and down over the years, the Kingdom of Jordan has announced that all of their mosques will soon run on solar energy, … Continue reading

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Cities In Brazil Cancel Carnival Due To Severe Drought

Drought Linked To Climate Change, Deforestation Cities in the southeast of Brazil have called off Carnival this year due to a serious drought that has plagued the region for months and shows no signs of abating. Brazil is famous for … Continue reading

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Climate Change Speeds Up Doomsday Clock

Time Running Out To Fight Climate Change By Brian Kahn, Climate Central The end of civilization as we know it just got a little closer. According to an update to the Doomsday Clock, the world is now three minutes from … Continue reading

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Cities With The Worst Air Pollution

Air Pollution In New Delhi Worse Than Beijing Air quality in most cities that monitor their air pollution levels exceed what the World Health Organization deems as safe. Delhi has the highest level of the airborne particulate matter, PM2.5 considered … Continue reading

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Pope Francis Prepares To Tackle Climate Change

Climate Changing At Vatican On Environmental, Social Issues He has been called the “superman pope,” and it would be hard to deny that Pope Francis has had a good December. Cited by President Barack Obama as a key player in … Continue reading

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Climate Talks Make Slow Progress In Peru

Hot Air Adding To Hottest Year On Record Climate negotiators from around the world came up with a modest agreement early Sunday for every nation to do its part to address global warming — but the Obama administration’s aggressive environmental regulations … Continue reading

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Is It Safe For Cities To Reuse Wastewater

San Diego Approves Toilet To Tap Water Plan San Diego’s City Council unanimously approved plans to recycle sewage water into drinking water this week. In my opinion, it joined a growing global movement in what could become a human health disaster. The latest toilet-to-tap water … Continue reading

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Sao Paulo Water Crisis A Symptom Of Deforestation In Amazon

Another Symptom Of Amazon Destruction, Privatization In Brazil’s biggest city, a record dry season and rising demand for water has led to a punishing drought. It has actually been raining quite heavily over the last few days around Sao Paulo … Continue reading

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New Resources Help Leaders Plan Sustainable Cities

Resources Help Urban Planners, Policy Makers Coordinate Visions  The World Resources Institute and Johnson Controls have launched an initiative that brings together their policy and technical expertise to help rapidly growing cities in developing countries plan a low-carbon infrastructure to … Continue reading

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Glasgow Becomes First University In Europe To Divest From Fossil Fuels

Smart Money Says Fossil Fuels For Dinosaurs Glasgow University has become the first academic institution in Europe to divest from the fossil fuel industry, in a turning point for the British arm of the student-led global divestment movement. After 12 … Continue reading

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