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Nanotechnology: The Potential to Make Every Industry Sustainable
by Jo Anne Shatkin

With every innovation in the 20th century, one pattern stands out: where technology advances, a rise in public concern follows. From HAL in 2001: A Space Odyssey to wireless devices, new technology gives rise to new questions and new concerns. This is certainly true of nanotechnology – a topic on which I’ve written extensively, and which has been the subject of vigorous debate.

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Smooth Sailing with Clean Diesel
by Peter Shelley

In 2011, CLF Ventures, the strategy-consulting arm of CLF, received a grant from the EPA to help two New England fishing/whale watching vessels replace the aging, inefficient engines on their vessels with cleaner-burning, more efficient four-stroke diesel engines. In this video, Captain Brad Cook of the Atlantic Queen II and Captain Chris Charos of Captain’s…

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The Promise of Urban Agriculture: New Growing Green Report
by Jo Anne Shatkin

I am excited to share with you the news that today CLF and CLF Ventures released a report that, for the first time, details the economic development potential for urban agriculture in Greater Boston, assesses its environmental and health co-benefits, and examines current market and policy barriers to expanded food production in Greater Boston. The report‘s findings confirm that urban agriculture can play an important role in creating a more livable, carbon resilient, healthier, economically vibrant, and environmentally sustainable city—if we put smart policies in place and encourage market development for Boston grown foods.

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Supporting Innovation: Intel & 15 Year Olds
by Jo Anne Shatkin

Innovation – a word commonly used, and commonly associated with big money and big business. But as 15 year old Jack Thomas Andraka, recent winner of an Intel prize for his cancer detection technology, demonstrated: innovation is unfolding in unlikely places. We should nurture these innovations, and we must do more to leverage these breakthroughs.

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CLF Ventures Awarded EPA Grant for Clean Diesel Projects
by Karen Wood

CLF Ventures, Conservation Law Foundation’s non-profit consulting affiliate, has been awarded an EPA grant to help two New England charter fishing vessels reduce their diesel emissions. The project will repower four “tier 0” marine engines on the vessels The Atlantic Queen, out of Rye, NH and The Captain’s Lady II, out of Newburyport, MA. Jo…

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Launching the Stewardship Action Council
by Jo Anne Shatkin

Over the past several months, CLF Ventures has been participating as a founding member of a new collaborative effort with diverse organizations to improve their social and environmental performance.

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Wanted: Angry Young People from “Generation Hot”
by Claire Morgenstern

Grist, the environmental news website has a good piece about a book called Hot: Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth about “the 2 billion or so young people who will be stuck dealing with global warming and weirding for their entire lives — and who have to figure out how to do it sanely and humanely.”

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CLF Ventures CEO Jo Anne Shatkin Receives 2010 Outstanding Service Award from Society for Risk Analysis
by Conservation Law Foundation

CLF congratulates Jo Anne Shatkin, CEO of CLF Ventures, for receiving the 2010 Outstanding Service Award from the Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) for her extraordinary service to the Society, particularly in the fields of nanotechnology and emerging nanoscale materials. BOSTON, MA  December 13, 2010 – The Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) has presented Jo…