Aaron Sutch at Spruce Knob

For Appalachia, the Sky’s the Limit

“From the perspective of environmental sustainability, energy use and extraction is one of the most important drivers,” says Aaron Sutch, Energy Program Manager at The Mountain Institute. Based in Morgantown, West Va., Sutch specializes in energy and resource management and connects local citizens with sustainable energy initiatives, such as solar power.

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A large portion of Burma's population reside in rural areas and rely heavily on agriculture, creating a large consumption of water

What’s the Value of Water in Myanmar?

The Irrawaddy River basin project is based off blue moon fund’s 2012 scoping mission in Burma, in which experts on Myanmar and the environment determined that an Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) program would best suit the region’s economic development in combination with environmental sustainability.

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guacamayo and interoceanic

Key Players Tackle Illegal Mining in Peru

Illegal gold mining, driven by the increase in international prices and other macroeconomic factors, is rampantly spreading in the Amazon and carries catastrophic effects. Environmental issues resulting from artisanal and small scale gold mining (ASGM) include deforestation, soil loss, reduced water quality, and mercury release into the food chain.

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New Orleans & Katrina, 8 Years Later

Today marks the eighth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and its effects on the Gulf Coast – a storm ranked as one of the costliest national disasters, amounting to billions of dollars in damage, killing more than 1,700 people, and displacing hundreds of thousands residents. Hurricane Isaac, not as damaging but still a threat, was only a year ago. The storm hit Plaquemines Parish the day before the anniversary of Katrina.

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Insight on Impact Investing

Established in 1998, Community Capital Management, Inc. is an institutional fixed income manager and a registered investment advisor based in Weston, Florida. CCM offers its strategy via a separate account, a mutual fund (CRA Qualified Investment Fund) or a commingled fund.

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