Author Archives: Gary Chandler

About Gary Chandler

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

Wastewater Reclamation Recycling Brain Diseases

Neurodegenerative Disease Recycled By Wastewater Treatment Plants Neurodegenerative diseases are the fastest-growing causes of death around the world. The mismanagement of infectious waste is contributing to the prion disease epidemic in mammals, including humans. Dr. Stanley Prusiner earned a Nobel … Continue reading

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Cities Hold Solutions To Climate Change

Cities, Citizens Tackling Issues and Opportunities Cities around the world have multiplied their efforts to emit fewer greenhouse gases and brace for climate-change-driven natural disasters, scientists and environmentalists say. Amid uncertainty over whether Washington will withdraw from a global accord … Continue reading

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Cities Divided Over Fossil Fuel Investments

Divesting From Fossil Fuels, Investing In The Future By James B. Stewart, New York Times The trustees of Cooperstown, N.Y., hardly expected their village (population 1,834) to emerge as a flash point in a national debate over climate change and … Continue reading

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Most People Breathing Unhealthy Air

Air Pollution An Extreme Threat To Public Health By Mike Ives, The New York Times The World Health Organization said Tuesday that 92 percent of people breathe what it classifies as unhealthy air, in another sign that atmospheric pollution is … Continue reading

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UNDP Launches Sustainable Cities Program

Cities A Massive Problem, Opportunity By Helen Clark, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme On behalf of UNDP, welcome to the launch of the UNDP Sustainable Urbanization Strategy. As we meet here in Quito today for the Habitat III conference, … Continue reading

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New Coal Deals Threaten Paris Climate Goals

Greenhouse Gas Reductions Critical In Battle Against Climate Change The landmark global climate change deal brokered in Paris cleared an important hurdle this week when it secured enough official support to go into effect, but experts say the biggest hurdle … Continue reading

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Tap Water Exposing Millions To Carcinogen

Chromium-6 In Hundreds Of Wells Across U.S. In the film Erin Brockovich, the environmental crusader confronts the lawyer of a power company that polluted the tap water of Hinkley, Calif., with a carcinogenic chemical called chromium-6. When the lawyer picks … Continue reading

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Cities Can Offset Carbon Footprint With Reforestation

Program Includes Urban Forestry The Kilimanjaro region of East Africa is one of the most threatened ecosystems on earth. Millions of people and several endangered species depend on the snows and rains of Kilimanjaro for survival. As land use encroaches further … Continue reading

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Cities Spreading Disease With Sewage Mismanagement

Wastewater Treatment Plants Spreading Infectious Waste Neurodegenerative disease, including Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease, is the fastest-growing cause of death in the world. Misinformation and mismanagement are contributing to the surge. Alzheimer’s disease alone is killing 50-100 million people now. Experts suggest that the prevalence of brain disease … Continue reading

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Frankfurt A Model For Sustainability

Most Cities Failing On Sustainability Cities around the world are failing to meet the needs of their people, according to the inaugural Sustainable Cities Index. However, on a broad scale that measures people, planet and profit, Frankfurt is the world’s most … Continue reading

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