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Global Carbon Dioxide Levels Reach Record High

Global warming has been on the rise due to the increasing release of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.  The main driver in global warming is human industrial activity that causes the release of these greenhouse gases. As global temperatures rise, … Continue reading

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NOAA Climate Change Report is Proven Accurate

Back in June of 2015, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) published a study that updated the global temperature record and increased the estimated rate of global warming over the past 15 years. This study was met with controversy, … Continue reading

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Latest U.S. Greenhouse Gas Inventory Report

Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the 21st annual Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks, more commonly known as the GHG Inventory. The report reviews greenhouse gas emissions on a nation-wide scale from 1990-2014. The report … Continue reading

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Health Systems Come Together at the Conference on Climate Change

Health system representatives from 16 countries have come together at the United Nation’s Conference on Climate Change in Paris this week to announce a number of commitments and actions to reduce carbon emissions in the healthcare industry. More than 50 … Continue reading

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Obama Releases the Final Clean Power Plan

On Monday, the Obama administration announced the final Clean Power Plan, a historic action on climate change. The plan is estimated to reduce carbon pollution from the U.S. by 870 million tons by 2030, a 32% decrease from 2005 levels. … Continue reading

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EPA Releases Climate Plans on Preparing for Climate Change Impacts

On October 31, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the Sustainability Plans and Climate Change Adaptation Plans as part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan.  The plans address reducing greenhouse gas emissions and preparing for climate change impacts including flooding, … Continue reading

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Obama Designates Massive Marine Reserve

Last week, President Obama designated the world’s largest marine reserve in the Pacific Islands.  The reserve will cover 470,000 square miles of ocean around the islands.  The area is a major expansion of the existing Pacific Remote Islands Marine National … Continue reading

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Is the Federal Strategy to Cut Methane Emissions Sufficient?

In March 2014, the White House released its “Climate Action Plan – Strategy to Reduce Methane Emissions.”  The strategy involves new regulations and voluntary actions to reduce methane emissions from landfills, coal mines, agriculture, and the oil and gas industry.  … Continue reading

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Tool Designed to Evaluate Total Cost of Medical Devices and Services

Practice Greenhealth recently announced the development of a new tool that will provide health care facilities with a Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for medical devices and services.  The project is part of Practice Greenhealth’s Greening the Supply Chain Initiative … Continue reading

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Healthcare Sustainability

Increasing a healthcare facilities sustainability not only reduces their impact on the environment, but it can also make economic sense as well.  Many healthcare facilities have already started to incorporate sustainable practices.  Recently, the Washington Business Journal reported on one … Continue reading

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