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Sustainability is a simple concept, but it is one that is incredibly difficult for societies, countries and governments to achieve. To help you navigate through the issues and stay informed, Wiser has created a sustainability news digest. Living sustainably means everyone on the planet making sure resources and conditions are maintained for the long term. This is because everything that is done by humans has an impact on the natural environment, positively or negatively. Sustainable practices are those that protect natural resources like water and other materials. Scientists believe that unless sustainability goals are achieved, population growth and increased consumption will lead to a strain on natural resources that will, at some point, become too heavy to withstand. Changes in society that are ongoing include environmental protection measures, the increased use of renewable energy, and the development of new green technologies. All of these topics and more are covered in the articles that feature in the sustainability news digest from Wiser. Sign up today to make sure you are always up-to-date.

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Woman Fatally Struck by Train After Lifting Railroad Crossing Gate So Car Could Pass
TIME Magazine • Associated Press
Lithium From A Surprising Source (Infographic)
CleanTechnica • Andrea Bertoli
What will it take to boost ridership on Napa's express buses?
Napa Valley Register • Barry Eberling
Social Security Worker Allegedly Lies to Qualify for Subsidy
U.S. News
Sustainability Forum 2016 Takes Place on October 5
CSRwire
Tesla Wants to Turn Superchargers Into Full-Service Convenience Stores
Fortune Magazine • David Z. Morris
Train kills North Carolina woman who lifted track cross arm
Daily Mail • Associated Press
How to leverage technology and scale together to create impact
SAP Blogs • Christine Susanne Mueller
Pennsylvania’s ugly budget fight runs into Amazon courtship
The Seattle Times • Marc Levy
Transport chaos looms as rail unions widen strikes over driverless trains
The Guardian • Rajeev Syal
 
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Auto Industry, Green Transportation
Woman Fatally Struck by Train After Lifting Railroad Crossing Gate So Car Could Pass
TIME MagazineAssociated Press
(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) — North Carolina police say a woman was killed by a train after she got out of a car and lifted a railroad crossing gate. Charlotte Police issued a news release saying the woman was a passenger in a Chevrolet...
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Auto Industry, Cleantech
Lithium From A Surprising Source (Infographic)
CleanTechnicaAndrea Bertoli
Lithium is one of the central elements of the massive transition to electric cars that is just beginning. Lithium-ion batteries, after all, are basically what enabled this 21st century resurrection of the electric car. There’s no shortage of articles and opinions out...
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Green Transportation
What will it take to boost ridership on Napa's express buses?
Napa Valley RegisterBarry Eberling
(Traffic Tales is an occasional feature looking at traffic congestion issues in Napa County. Readers are encouraged to contact reporter Barry Eberling at beberling@napanews with suggested stories.) Napa County wants its Vine Transit express buses traveling to the Vallejo ferry, BART and...
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Copyright, Green Transportation
Social Security Worker Allegedly Lies to Qualify for Subsidy
U.S. News
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An employee for the U.S. Social Security Administration has been charged with making a false statement to the government in order to qualify for low-income housing subsidies. Acting U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans, in a news release Friday,...
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Biodiversity, Sustainability
Sustainability Forum 2016 Takes Place on October 5
CSRwire
Almost three weeks left until the 6th «Sustainability Forum 2016, a Τraining, Networking and Professional Development Event». The Forum, is organised by Global Sustain and will take place on October 5th, at the Center of Sustainable Entrepreneurship “Excelixi” premises, in Athens. Just...
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Auto Industry, Electric Vehicles
Tesla Wants to Turn Superchargers Into Full-Service Convenience Stores
Fortune MagazineDavid Z. Morris
This Sunday at the FSTEC restaurant-technology conference, Tesla CTO J.B. Straubel suggested the electric carmaker could be branching out into a new business: convenience stores. During the talk, as reported by Restaurant Business, Straubel explained that long-distance Tesla drivers typically spend 20...
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Auto Industry, Green Transportation
Train kills North Carolina woman who lifted track cross arm
Daily MailAssociated Press
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina police say a woman was killed by a train after she got out of a car and lifted a railroad crossing gate. Charlotte Police issued a news release saying the woman was a passenger in a...
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Biodiversity, International Development
How to leverage technology and scale together to create impact
SAP BlogsChristine Susanne Mueller
Wow, what a packed week it was! So many events in New York dedicated to the SDGs (the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals) and the solutions and pathways to achieve them. The sense of urgency certainly was there with just a...
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Economic Policy, Green Transportation
Pennsylvania’s ugly budget fight runs into Amazon courtship
The Seattle TimesMarc Levy
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Mass transit system? Check. Big population center? Check. Top-notch universities? Check. Predictable state government with a top-notch credit rating? Pennsylvania business boosters and economic development professionals couldn’t help noticing this week that state government got slapped with another...
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Green Transportation, Labor Policy
Transport chaos looms as rail unions widen strikes over driverless trains
The GuardianRajeev Syal
Pity British commuters this autumn. In southern England, Merseyside, East Anglia and the east coast main line they will face a wave of disruption after strikes were announced for Tuesday 3 October and Thursday 5 October. London Underground will also face disruption...
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