Sustainable development

September 26, 2019 - 2:00 pm
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The California Institute of Technology says it has received a pledge of $750 million from philanthropists and entrepreneurs Stewart and Lynda Resnick to support research into environmental sustainability. Caltech says Thursday the commitment is the largest ever for such...
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Actress Sophia Loren, left, and designer Valentino Garavani pose for photographers upon arrival at the Green Carpet Fashion Awards in Milan, Italy, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
September 23, 2019 - 8:08 am
MILAN (AP) — Sophia Loren and Valentino have received a standing ovation from a packed house of fashion and Hollywood A-listers during the third edition of the Green Carpet Awards honoring progress toward sustainability. Loren, stunning in a black gown and glistening diamond necklace, presented...
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September 08, 2019 - 10:36 am
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — An upstate South Carolina school district has started work on a new $15 million building at its science center. WSPA-TV reports the Greenville County school district is constructing a building that will house exhibits on the water cycle and sustainable living, plus a...
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Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, right, greets German Chancellor Angela Merkel in The Hague, Netherlands, Thursday Aug. 22, 2019. Merkel and key Cabinet ministers are meeting their Dutch counterparts Thursday to discuss ways of tackling climate change together, as Germany is set to miss its emissions goals for 2020 by a wide margin.(AP Photo/Mike Corder)
August 22, 2019 - 11:26 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel called Thursday for the European Union to support ambitious targets for the entire 28-nation bloc to become climate neutral. Merkel made her appeal after she and members of her "climate Cabinet" met their Dutch counterparts at the...
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December 16, 2018 - 10:40 am
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — At the dead end of a dirt road in northeast Georgia, one local community has created its own neighborhood known as Earthsong within the wilderness. The Athens Banner-Herald reports that the sustainable living community is tucked away in between small roads behind Athens' Georgia...
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In this Monday, July 23, 2018 photo, the sun beats down on downtown Phoenix. Already devilishly hot for being in the Sonoran desert, Arizona’s largest city is also an “urban heat island,” a phenomenon that pushes up temperatures in areas covered in heat-retaining asphalt and concrete. Phoenix officials say they are tackling urban warming, monitoring downtown temperatures, planting thousands of trees and capturing rainwater to cool off public spaces. (AP Photo/Matt York)
July 26, 2018 - 6:33 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — When temperatures soar as they have this week in downtown Phoenix, homeless people ride the air-conditioned light rail to avoid a heat so brutal it killed 155 people in the city and surrounding areas last year. An occasional siren wails as paramedics rush to help people sick from the...
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FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2017 file photohe brand logo of German car maker Volkswagen, VW, is photographed on a car in Berlin, Germany. The chairman of Volkswagen says that diesel exhaust tests involving monkeys were "totally incomprehensible" and the matter must be "investigated fully and unconditionally." Monday's comments by Hans Dieter Poetsch, reported by the dpa news agency, come in the wake of a report by the New York Times that a research group funded by auto companies exposed monkeys to diesel exhaust from a late-model Volkswagen, while another group was exposed to fumes from an older Ford pickup. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, file)
January 30, 2018 - 12:05 pm
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Automaker Volkswagen has suspended its head of external relations and sustainability in response to widespread public criticism over experiments in which monkeys were exposed to diesel exhaust. The company said in a statement Tuesday that Thomas Steg was stepping away from...
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Japanese comedian Pikotaro, right, and Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida pose to raise awareness about the United Nation's 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the ministry in Tokyo, Wednesday, July 12, 2017. Pikotaro, who has gained global fame with his "pen-pineapple-apple-pen" song, will debut at the United Nations with a new version of PPAP to promote sustainable development. Pikotaro, appointed by the Foreign Ministry to promote U.N. sustainable development goals, recently created a SDGs version of the PPAP song. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
July 12, 2017 - 2:25 am
TOKYO (AP) — "Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen" and the U.N. are rhyming. Japanese comedian Pikotaro has adapted his catchy song to promote the United Nations' sustainable development goals. The original went viral last year after pop star Justin Bieber tweeted that it was his favorite video. Pikotaro, in...
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Japanese comedian Pikotaro, right, and Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida pose to raise awareness about the United Nation's 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the ministry in Tokyo, Wednesday, July 12, 2017. Pikotaro, who has gained global fame with his "pen-pineapple-apple-pen" song, will debut at the United Nations with a new version of PPAP to promote sustainable development. Pikotaro, appointed by the Foreign Ministry to promote U.N. sustainable development goals, recently created a SDGs version of the PPAP song. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
July 12, 2017 - 12:56 am
TOKYO (AP) — "Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen" and the U.N. are rhyming. Japanese comedian Pikotaro has adapted his catchy song to promote the United Nations' sustainable development goals. The original went viral last year after pop star Justin Bieber tweeted that it was his favorite video. Pikotaro was...
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South Korean President Moon Jae-in speaks during a meeting of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank on Jeju Island, South Korea, Friday, June 16, 2017. Putting aside a rift over a U.S. anti-missile system, top officials from China and South Korea were attending a meeting of a China-backed Asian lending bank that opened Friday on the South Korean island of Jeju. (Bee Jae-man/Yonhap via AP)
June 16, 2017 - 4:55 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — China and South Korea put aside hard feelings over Beijing's objections to a U.S. anti-missile system to join an annual meeting on the South Korean island of Jeju of a China-backed Asian lending bank. Sustainability of investment in infrastructure such as roads, ports and...
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