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Rio+20 was held in Rio in 2013, since then this is all what the World today is concerned about: quality of life
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The Thames Barrier has saved London - but is it time for TB2? - Telegraph

The Thames Barrier has saved London - but is it time for TB2? - Telegraph | Climate - Water - Ecology - People and Sustainability post Rio+20 | Scoop.it
The Thames Barrier is being closed with increasing frequency to protect central London and at-risk areas upriver. Now, some experts are asking if it is still fit for purpose
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En prison pour avoir refusé de polluer !

En prison pour avoir refusé de polluer ! | Climate - Water - Ecology - People and Sustainability post Rio+20 | Scoop.it
Ecoutez le témoignage de ce viticulteur bio, soutenez-le et partagez.
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Biomatrix Water Technology

Biomatrix Water is a cutting edge ecological design firm working on water restoration projects around the World. This video features Galen Fulford of BW on site…
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Global conservation outcomes depend on marine protected areas with five key features

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In line with global targets agreed under the Convention on Biological Diversity, the number of marine protected areas (MPAs) is increasing rapidly, yet socio-economic benefits generated by MPAs remain difficult to predict and under debate1, 2. MPAs often fail to reach their full potential as a consequence of factors such as illegal harvesting, regulations that legally allow detrimental harvesting, or emigration of animals outside boundaries because of continuous habitat or inadequate size of reserve3, 4, 5.

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China, India and Brazil could 'derail' UN climate deal says UK envoy

China, India and Brazil could 'derail' UN climate deal says UK envoy | Climate - Water - Ecology - People and Sustainability post Rio+20 | Scoop.it
Leading climate diplomat Sir David King says some developing countries are still vague about whether they will sign UN treaty
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What 500 Big Investors Think About Climate Change

What 500 Big Investors Think About Climate Change | Climate - Water - Ecology - People and Sustainability post Rio+20 | Scoop.it
One of the hard truths about climate change solutions—whether they’re solar panels, protective sea walls, or carbon-sucking golf balls—is that somebody has to pay for them.
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It’s not the desert that’s the enemy

It’s not the desert that’s the enemy | Climate - Water - Ecology - People and Sustainability post Rio+20 | Scoop.it
The goal isn’t to fight desertification, it’s to arrest it, says award-winning director of Israel’s Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research, Prof. Pedro Berliner.

Via André Michel
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Environment at risk from rapidly rising population

Environment at risk from rapidly rising population | Climate - Water - Ecology - People and Sustainability post Rio+20 | Scoop.it
Shanghai’s rapidly increasing population is a major challenge for the city’s environment and may be too much for it to bear, a government report said yesterday.Urbanization has resulted in problems such...
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Climate Smart Super: Understanding Superannuation & Climate Risk

Climate Smart Super: Understanding Superannuation & Climate Risk | Climate - Water - Ecology - People and Sustainability post Rio+20 | Scoop.it
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Ozone-hole treaty slowed global warming

Ozone-hole treaty slowed global warming | Climate - Water - Ecology - People and Sustainability post Rio+20 | Scoop.it
Montreal Protocol helped to curb climate change and so did world wars and the Great Depression.
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Water management in Brazil is critical, affirm researchers | Agência FAPESP

Water management in Brazil is critical, affirm researchers | Agência FAPESP | Climate - Water - Ecology - People and Sustainability post Rio+20 | Scoop.it
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Sri Lankan apartment block to be world's tallest vertical garden

Sri Lankan apartment block to be world's tallest vertical garden | Climate - Water - Ecology - People and Sustainability post Rio+20 | Scoop.it
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Janine Benyus: Nature's 100 Best Solutions

Vimeo is the home for high-quality videos and the people who love them.
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Amazon forests maintain consistent canopy structure and greenness during the dry season

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The seasonality of sunlight and rainfall regulates net primary production in tropical forests1. Previous studies have suggested that light is more limiting than water for tropical forest productivity2, consistent with greening of Amazon forests during the dry season in satellite data3, 4, 5, 6, 7. We evaluated four potential mechanisms for the seasonal green-up phenomenon, including increases in leaf area5, 6, 7 or leaf reflectance3, 4, 6, using a sophisticated radiative transfer model8 and independent satellite observations from lidar and optical sensors.

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Calcium carbonate corrosivity in an Alaskan inland sea (update)

Calcium carbonate corrosivity in an Alaskan inland sea (update) | Climate - Water - Ecology - People and Sustainability post Rio+20 | Scoop.it
Ocean acidification is the hydrogen ion increase caused by the oceanic uptake of anthropogenic CO2, and is a focal point in marine biogeochemistry, in part, because this chemical reaction reduces c...
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A Year of Weather 2013 - YouTube

The visualisation, comprised of imagery from the geostationary satellites of EUMETSAT, NOAA and the JMA, shows an entire year of weather across the globe dur...
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An insider’s story of the global attack on climate science

An insider’s story of the global attack on climate science | Climate - Water - Ecology - People and Sustainability post Rio+20 | Scoop.it
An epic saga of secretly funded climate denial and harassment of scientists.
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U.S. Joins China Among Biggest Global Warming ‘Offenders’

China, India and Brazil, three of the largest developing nations, joined the U.S. in a list of the biggest historical contributors to global warming, according to a study by researchers in Canada.
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Top Global Emitter China Best on Climate Change, Figueres Says

China, the top emitter of greenhouse gases, is also the country that’s “doing it right” when it comes to addressing global warming, the United Nations’ chief climate official said.
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One Investment that Can Make Unhealthy Cities Livable and Fight Climate Change: Sustainable Transportation

One Investment that Can Make Unhealthy Cities Livable and Fight Climate Change: Sustainable Transportation | Climate - Water - Ecology - People and Sustainability post Rio+20 | Scoop.it
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The more the world urbanizes – and we’re forecast to be 70 percent urban-dwellers by 2050 – the more critical clean, efficient, safe transportation becomes.
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jardinelviejito's curator insight, December 12, 2013 7:33 AM

En un país cuya única fuente de ingresos es el petróleo y cuyas políticas públicas le impiden regular el aumento del número de vehículos particulares por ser una medida poco populista, es difícil que se apliquen medidas que ayuden a mejorar, tanto la movilidad y transporte eficiente masivo de personas como la calidad de vida y nivel de salud pública al disminuir las emisiones de carbono.

Pero qué lindo sería que nuestras grandes ciudades tuvieran menos vehículos particulares circulando y más transporte masivo eficiente, de buena calidad y poco contaminante.

Soñar no cuesta nada, especialmente si vemos esos sueños realizados en otros países.

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Warsaw talks to thrash out UN climate roadmap

Warsaw talks to thrash out UN climate roadmap | Climate - Water - Ecology - People and Sustainability post Rio+20 | Scoop.it
Costs of reducing emissions may be flashpoints in path towards 2015 Paris treaty.
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Enhancement of photosynthetic carbon assimilation efficiency by phytoplankton in the future coastal ocean (update)

Enhancement of photosynthetic carbon assimilation efficiency by phytoplankton in the future coastal ocean (update) | Climate - Water - Ecology - People and Sustainability post Rio+20 | Scoop.it
A mesocosm experiment was conducted to evaluate the influence of photosynthetic performance on the energetic balance of coastal phytoplankton, in relation to community production and autotrophic ph...
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