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Wooden Skyscrapers: A New Level of Sustainability?

Wooden Skyscrapers: A New Level of Sustainability? | Développement responsable | Scoop.it

A new breed of high-rise architecture is in the process of being born, thanks to the collaborative efforts of modern design pioneers. Envisioned as the best sustainable option for meeting world housing demands and decreasing global carbon emissions, wooden mega-structures are now one step closer to becoming a reality.


“Big Wood,” a conceptual project to the eVolo 2013 Skyscraper Competition, builds on the premise that wood, when harvested responsibly, is one of the best tools architects and engineers have for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and creating healthy communities. Aspiring to become one of the greenest skyscrapers in the world, Big Wood challenges the way we build our cities and promotes timber as a reliable platform to support tomorrow’s office and residential towers...


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Linda Alexander's curator insight, April 20, 2013 4:47 PM

Whoa..Chicago!

Geovanni's curator insight, May 8, 2013 9:32 AM

Fascinating place. Must of been a lot of wood to be created.

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It takes around 30 years for a seedling to grow into the kind of wood that can be used in construction. A little maintenance is required during that period. Meanwhile it's soaking up CO2 and making oxygen. The only industrial processes required are to cut it down and cut it into boards and 2 x 4s. If you stagger your planting you have an endless supply.
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Food or Fuel? G8 under pressure to rethink biofuel mandates

Food or Fuel? G8 under pressure to rethink biofuel mandates | Développement responsable | Scoop.it
May 08, 2013 EurActive *EXCLUSIVE* / Leaders of the EU and their partners in the G8 nations are under mounting pressure to reconsider their support for biofuel targets amid concern that plant oil production competes with food output in poor countries.... http://www.euractiv.com/cap/g8-pressure-rethink-biofuel-mand-news-519583?utm_source=EurActiv%20Newsletter&utm_campaign=e1dcaf21b8-newsletter_daily_update&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_bab5f0ea4e-e1dcaf21b8-245661818 ++++WATCH++++ VIDEO REPORT - The Real News Jan 18,2013 +++BIO-FUELS, SPECULATION, LAND GRABS = FOOD CRISIS http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=7818#.USSEGBnZ03Y DISPELLING THE MYTH OF CLEAN, GREEN BIOMASS POWER DRIVEN BY THE BIOTECH INDUSTRY http://sco.lt/8ZX41R EU MINISTERS BLOCK EU ENVIRONMENT PROPOSAL TO LIMIT GMO BIOFUELS: FOOD OR FUEL? http://sco.lt/5Ol1o9 February 2, 2012 EurActive EU CLIMATE CHIEF CALLS FOR 'MUCH CARE' ON BIOFUELS http://www.euractiv.com/climate-environment/eu-climate-chief-calls-care-biof-news-510528 CONVERTING U.S. PRAIRELANDS AT DUST BOWL RATES FOR GMO BIOFUELS http://sco.lt/54TNAH CORN ETHANOL: BAD FOR FARMERS, CONSUMERS AND ENVIRONMENT - FARM SUBSIDIES http://sco.lt/4knJIH FOOD OR FUEL: BIG OIL AND BIG AG FIGHT IT OUT OVER ETHANOL BIOFUEL http://sco.lt/4rDj1t USA DEPT OF ENERGY AWARDS AGRIBUS GMO GIANT, MONSANTO, FREE PUBLIC LANDS TO DEVELOP ADVANCED BIOFUELS http://sco.lt/8bEMYT March 1, 2013 Guardian Environment THE BIOFUEL BELT KEEPS CREEPING ACROSS THE U.S. - AND IT'S WILDLIFE AND ECOSYSTEMS THAT LOSE OUT http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2013/mar/01/biofuel-habitat-loss-usa WHAT DOES BIOFUEL HAVE TO DO WITH THE PRICE OF TORTILLAS IN GUATEMALA? http://sco.lt/7OmWav March 13, 2013 -Deutsche Welle: Environment & Development » BIOFUELS BOOM THREATENS GLOBAL BIODIVERSITY The rush around the world to plant crops used to produce biofuel has not only sparked a global food vs. fuel debate, but it’s also putting biodiversity at risk.... http://www.dw.de/biofuels-boom-threatens-to-disrupt-global-biodiversity/a-16665847 GRAIN — LAND GRABBING FOR BIOFUELS MUST STOP http://sco.lt/7LE5cv MONSANTO GMO TREES COULD DEVASTATE FOREST ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/51ekyH “SUSTAINABLE" PALM OIL SHOULD NOT DRIVE DEFORESTATION http://sco.lt/7N5vU1 WATCH: +++ REMEMBERING 'GREEN' - AN ORANGUTAN'S JOURNEY - Winner of Best Short Documentary - A 2013 MUST AGENDA http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3926142290/remembering-green-an-orangutan-s-journey-winner-of-best-short-documentary-a-2013-must-agenda PALM OIL ECOCIDE - THE DEFORESTATION HOLOCAUST: Fast-Tracking Our Own Extinction http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1510545458/fast-tracking-our-own-extinction-the-deforestation-holocaust-
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Humans and nature come together in sustainability - Financial Times

Humans and nature come together in sustainability - Financial Times | Développement responsable | Scoop.it
Humans and nature come together in sustainability Financial Times “We have developed a model for sustainable energy projects that can be applied to any area, with the outcome being local job creation, energy cost reduction, carbon dioxide savings,...
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Finland's Wuxi Theater: An Iconic Design that Harvests Rainwater

Finland's Wuxi Theater: An Iconic Design that Harvests Rainwater | Développement responsable | Scoop.it

Like the iconic waterfront Sydney Opera House, the Wuxi Grand Theatre, built by Finland’s PES-Architects, benefits from its location.


Located on a manmade peninsula, the theater is highly visible from all directions- a prime spot that provided the opportunity to construct an eye-catching roof that places the building in a direct dialogue with the city’s weather. Eight massive steel wings stretch out from the roof 50 meters high, adding a distinct sculptural element while reflecting direct sunlight, sheltering interior spaces from excessive heat. The slanted roof also works to harvest rainwater, taking advantage of the local climate and reducing the building’s impact on the environment.

Thousands of LED lights illuminate the aluminum wings; inside, the Main Auditorium is covered by over 15,000 bamboo blocks, capturing the local character while infusing a distinctly Finnish element in its forms and materials.

 

One year after its opening, the theater has seamlessly integrated its green terraces and lakeside landscape into the urban context and local culture...



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Betty Klug's curator insight, April 27, 2013 3:12 PM

We can save the world through education.  Expose your students to innovations around the world as starters for innovative student projects.

ParadigmGallery's curator insight, April 29, 2013 10:35 AM

A breathtaking setting and an award winning design.

 

"Evoking the character of a butterfly, eight massive steel wings stretch out from the roof 50 meters from the ground. While the wings add a distinct sculptural element to the crown of the theater, they reflect direct sunlight, sheltering interior spaces from excessive heat. The slanting of the roof wings also work to harvest rainwater, taking advantage of the local climate and reducing the building’s impact on the environment"


bravo....beautiful...PES Architects

Natalie Curtis's curator insight, May 1, 2013 11:03 AM

I love the idea of Finnish architecture meeting in this locale to design this magnificent theater. Not only does the purpose of the architecture and the sustainability and environmental friendly aspects of this building speak for itself but the design of the life-like butterfly wings blends in gorgeously to it's surrounding landscape. The design and overall appearance can be appreciated at home and abroad and is a sight to behold, I'm sure. The inside is as equally as impressive as the outside- which has an interesting job of harvesting rainwater and regulating the amount of heat that may need to be reflected off of the building... which cuts down on energy usage. 

Impressive, PES Architects.

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Nantes, la capitale verte de l'Europe, a fait de la mobilité durable une réalité

Nantes, la capitale verte de l'Europe, a fait de la mobilité durable une réalité | Développement responsable | Scoop.it

Plusieurs des politiques que Nantes a mises de l’avant pour favoriser la mobilité durable peuvent servir d’inspiration. Son plan d’action poursuit l’objectif de réduire la part modale des déplacements en voiture à 50 % du total des déplacements.

 

« On a hiérarchisé notre réseau », a expliqué M. Retiére. Nantes fut la première ville en France à avoir réintroduit le tramway d’une façon moderne, en 1985. Un réseau structurant d’autobus sur des sites propres, avec des couloirs réservés ou des priorités aux feux de circulation, vient se mailler à ce squelette fait de rails. De plus, des navettes fluviales naviguent sur les eaux de la Loire. « Notre politique de mobilité, c’est une réflexion sur tous les modes de déplacement et leur coordination. »

 

Cette conception du réseau redonne une place de choix aux piétons. « On a essayé de redessiner la ville pour la marche. »


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Ecology buys time for evolution: Climate change disrupts songbird's timing without impacting population size (yet)

Ecology buys time for evolution: Climate change disrupts songbird's timing without impacting population size (yet) | Développement responsable | Scoop.it
Songbird populations can handle far more disrupting climate change than expected. Density-dependent processes are buying them time for their battle.

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A-Z of Invasive Marine Species: Mya arenaria - Conservation Jobs UK

A-Z of Invasive Marine Species: Mya arenaria - Conservation Jobs UK | Développement responsable | Scoop.it
It is widely believed that M. arenaria was introduced into Europe in the 16th or 17th century rather deliberately as food or bait.

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La Corée du Sud fait le pari de la croissance verte | Cleantech Republic

La Corée du Sud fait le pari de la croissance verte | Cleantech Republic | Développement responsable | Scoop.it
Hôte de nombreux événements internationaux liés à l'environnement et au climat, la Corée du Sud s'est également engagée dans une démarche visant à développer un modèle coréen de la croissance verte.
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Andrew Wisdom - Cities Regain Food Consciousness | Future Cities

Andrew Wisdom - Cities Regain Food Consciousness | Future Cities | Développement responsable | Scoop.it
There is a global shift toward trends like urban farming and homegrown foods that will call for a shift in policy and behaviour as well.

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The Big Squeeze: Can Cities Save The Earth?

The Big Squeeze: Can Cities Save The Earth? | Développement responsable | Scoop.it
What if you put all 7 billion humans into one city, a city as dense as New York, with its towers and skyscrapers? How big would that 7 billion-sized city be? As big as New Jersey? Texas? Bigger? Are cities protecting wild spaces on the planet?

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Steven Flis's curator insight, December 17, 2013 2:12 PM

Its been known that Americans have lavish lifestyles compared to outher populous countries. In this article they show a represntation if the entire world lived like (had as much space) americans and it was astoudning. It would take 4 earths to fit the world if everyone had this lavish lifestyle. So we obviously need to change our ways. Cities ae very helpful to sharing this earth. They serve as a main hub so youll only have to ship to a few places. This with the shortening of distances would save tons of gas and othe rescources. But as the article states everyone living in a Main city wouldnt be possible because people need to produce outside the city. So in my opinion for this city world to work it would need to be a few megacities preferably one on each continent and for them to the city be surronded by production methods.

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Peter Hillman's curator insight, July 22, 11:42 PM

An interactive site for comparisons of city sizes

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Santé et confort : des sujets secondaires du bâtiment durable ?

Santé et confort : des sujets secondaires du bâtiment durable ? | Développement responsable | Scoop.it
Nicolas Mercier, responsable Activité Bâtiment Durable, SGS France, revient sur le décalage qui subsiste aujourd'hui dans le traitement des problématiques de santé et de confort des bâtiments par rapport aux...

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Green Innovation: First Bio-building Powered by Algae Opens in Hamburg

Green Innovation: First Bio-building Powered by Algae Opens in Hamburg | Développement responsable | Scoop.it

The world's first algae-powered building is being piloted in Hamburg.

Designed by multinational firm Arup, features panel glass bioreactors on a facade containing microalgae that generate biomass and heat, serving as a renewable energy source.


The systems provide insulation for the building- 129 bioreactors have been fitted to the southwest and southeast faces of the building. They are controlled by an energy management center in which solar thermal heat and algae are harvested and stored to be used to create hot water.

 

Jan Wurm, Arup’s Europe Research Leader, said: 'Using bio-chemical processes in the facade of a building to create shade and energy is a really innovative concept. 

'It might well become a sustainable solution for energy production in urban areas, so it is great to see it being tested in a real-life scenario.'


The news comes after Arup announced their vision for the future of skyscrapers which suggested that buildings would be 'living' buildings powered by algae that respond automatically to the weather and the changing needs of inhabitants...


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I am interested to follow this story and to learn more details about the specific sources for the algae and a bit more of the science behind it.

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Thanks so much for your thoughts.....
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welcome:)
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Photo Ark: Shining a Light on Threatened Species

Photo Ark: Shining a Light on Threatened Species | Développement responsable | Scoop.it
For more than 20 years, I’ve been a contributing photographer for National Geographic.
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Future Generations To Pay For Our Mistakes: Biodiversity Loss Doesn't Appear For Decades

Future Generations To Pay For Our Mistakes: Biodiversity Loss Doesn't Appear For Decades | Développement responsable | Scoop.it

April 15, 2013 Mongabay

The biodiversity of Europe today is largely linked to environmental conditions decades ago, according to a new large-scale study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)....

 

Future generations will inherit a natural world of our making. ... the scientists say conservation efforts will have to stepped up considerably to stave off mass extinction.

"The progressive impact of environmental degradation on the loss of global biodiversity is strongly linked to key socioeconomic indicators such as human population size, land use, and gross domestic product (GDP). However, species populations do not necessarily respond immediately to environmental degradation but might do so with a delay," the scientists write. This theory is known as 'extinction debt,' whereby it takes species several of their generations to show the full impact of habitat loss and other threats.... http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0415-hance-biodiversity-debt.html

 

April 15, 2013 "Revolution" - Richard Branson's Blog - Virgin.com
"THERE IS NOTHING MORE IMPORTANT THAN CONSERVATION BECAUSE CONSERVATION IS THE PRESERVATION OF HUMAN LIFE ON EARTH."  This is the message of Revolution, an excellent new film following the adventures of Rob Stewart as he attempts to spark a change in the global mindset towards conservation http://www.virgin.com/richard-branson/blog/revolution

 

April 15, 2013 - CSRWire Talkback
NO NATURE, NO BUSINESS: THE COSTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE & THE FINANCIAL CRISIS http://www.csrwire.com/blog/posts/802-no-nature-no-business-the-costs-of-climate-change-the-financial-crises

 

 

 


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Eco-spirituality: towards a values-based economic structure

Eco-spirituality: towards a values-based economic structure | Développement responsable | Scoop.it
SUSTAINABILITY SHOULD FOCUS ON THE WHOLE INTER-CONNECTED WEB OF LIFE, NOT JUST ON HUMAN PROSPERITY May 17, 2013 Guardian Sustainable Business Corporate visions of sustainability focus on material prosperity – but leaders must respect the soul as well as the soil, writes Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee... As our world stumbles to the brink of ecological collapse, the "tipping point" of irreversible climate change, sustainability has become a vital issue. But in order to consider the question of sustainability, it is important to begin with the question: who or what is being sustained? Does sustainability refer to sustained economic growth, and an environment that is able to maintain the status quo with our energy-intensive, consumer driven needs? Or does sustainability refer to the whole ecosystem, an interconnected web of life with its vast and rich diversity of species? What is the relationship between sustainability and the economy? http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/eco-spirituality-values-based-economic-structure ECOCIDE AND SACRED LAW: A FUNDAMENTAL INTRINIC VALUE OF THE SACREDNESS OF ALL LIFE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3444120897/ecocide-and-sacred-law-a-fundamental-intrinsic-value-of-the-sacredness-of-all-life HOW A SENSE OF SACRED CAN HELP SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS - RESTORING VALUES How a sense of sacred can help sustainable business - Restoring Values http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health/p/3994926408/how-a-sense-of-sacred-can-help-sustainable-business-restoring-values May 17, 2013 Green Biz IS THERE AN "I" IN SUSTAINABILITY? http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2013/05/17/there-i-sustainability May 10, 2013 RALPH NADER: SEEKING SUSTAINABILITY http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ralph-nader/corporate-sustainability_b_3254162.html WHY CHOOSING NATURE WILL ONLY ADVANCE HUMAN SOCIETIES http://sco.lt/6odAoL THE EVOLUTION OF BUSINESS: CREATING 'FIRMS OF THE FUTURE' THROUGH BIOMIMICRY http://sco.lt/76mBDl April 19, 2013 Guardian Sustainable Business CAPITALISM NEEDS RETHINKING BUT WHAT ARE THE OPTIONS? http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/capitalism-needs-rethinking-what-options ERADICATING ECOCIDE: WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE http://sco.lt/7ExcmX ERADICATING ECOCIDE: WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE http://sco.lt/56vkOH March 23, 3012 - THICH NHAT HANH: MAYBE IN 100 YEAR THERE WILL BE NO MORE HUMANS ON THE PLANET - The Ecologist http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health/p/1474669518/thich-nhat-hanh-maybe-in-100-years-there-will-be-no-more-humans-on-the-planet-the-ecologist THICH NHAT HANH: BEYOND ENVIRONMENT: FALLING BACK IN LOVE WITH MOTHER EARTH | Guardian Sustainable Business | guardian.co.ukhttp://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/zen-thich-naht-hanh-buddhidm-business-values?intcmp=239 IS SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS STILL POSSIBLE? GLOBAL TRANSFORMATION http://sco.lt/8eGJDF ----NO MATTER HOW YOU CUT THE CAKE OR WHAT SPIN YOU PUT ON IT --- THIS IS NOT SUSTAINABILITY, IT IS ECOCIDE +++++Palm Oil Bonanza And Destruction of Forests and All Life Within Them http://sco.lt/5VN27l THE STATE OF THE WORLD: IS IT TOO LATE FOR SUSTAINABILITY? http://sco.lt/4ueEQz WATCH: "THE MONEY FIX" - A CONTEMPLATIVE FILM ON OUR RELATIONSHIP TO MONEY Exploring society's relationship with the almighty dollar and examines economic patterning in both the human and the natural worlds.(73:40) From Ethical Markets http://sco.lt/8XxACv VIDEO: SUSTAINABILITY AS STRATEGIC IMPERATIVE http://www.greenbiz.com/video/2013/05/17/keynote-interview-mark-puck-mykleby
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Wooden Skyscrapers: A New Level of Sustainability?

Wooden Skyscrapers: A New Level of Sustainability? | Développement responsable | Scoop.it

A new breed of high-rise architecture is in the process of being born, thanks to the collaborative efforts of modern design pioneers. Envisioned as the best sustainable option for meeting world housing demands and decreasing global carbon emissions, wooden mega-structures are now one step closer to becoming a reality.


“Big Wood,” a conceptual project to the eVolo 2013 Skyscraper Competition, builds on the premise that wood, when harvested responsibly, is one of the best tools architects and engineers have for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and creating healthy communities. Aspiring to become one of the greenest skyscrapers in the world, Big Wood challenges the way we build our cities and promotes timber as a reliable platform to support tomorrow’s office and residential towers...


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Linda Alexander's curator insight, April 20, 2013 4:47 PM

Whoa..Chicago!

Geovanni's curator insight, May 8, 2013 9:32 AM

Fascinating place. Must of been a lot of wood to be created.

Bubba Muntzer's comment, May 13, 2013 11:44 AM
It takes around 30 years for a seedling to grow into the kind of wood that can be used in construction. A little maintenance is required during that period. Meanwhile it's soaking up CO2 and making oxygen. The only industrial processes required are to cut it down and cut it into boards and 2 x 4s. If you stagger your planting you have an endless supply.
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Net Zero Prefab Prototype in Emeryville by Simpatico Homes

Net Zero Prefab Prototype in Emeryville by Simpatico Homes | Développement responsable | Scoop.it

California builder Simpatico Homes specializes in modern modular homes, and recently completed a prototype located in Emeryville, in Alameda County, California.

 

From Swatt | Miers Architects:

“The partnership with Simpatico Homes represents an opportunity for our firm to bring custom-quality architecture to a broader audience through the cost advantages of prefabrication.

The Krubiner Residence, the Simpatico Prototype, is located in Emeryville just a few blocks from our office.

The Simpatico Homes represent a unique opportunity to transform housing, by combining modern design with off-site prefabrication and LEED-certified sustainability.”


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This is not your father's modular home...

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Should companies compensate society for environmental destruction from which they profit?

Should companies compensate society for environmental destruction from which they profit? | Développement responsable | Scoop.it

April 29, 2013 Mongabay

The environment is a public good. We all share and depend on clean water, a stable atmosphere, and abundant biodiversity for survival, not to mention health and societal well-being. But under our current global economy, industries can often destroy and pollute the environment—degrading public health and communities...  http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0429-hance-teeb-externalities.html

 

 

BUSINESS SOLUTIONS FOR NATURAL CAPITAL: TEEB – The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity http://www.teebweb.org/

 

ERADICATING ECOCIDE:  WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE PLATE http://sco.lt/7ExcmX

 

$400 BILLION OCEAN FISHING INDUSTRY LARGE CORPORATE FISHING FLEETS EMPTYING OUR OCEANS http://sco.lt/7ABxHV

 

MORE THAN HALF OF U.S. RIVERS ARE TOO POLLUTED TO SUPPORT LIFE. REPORT REVEAL SCALE OF WATER CONTAMINATION   http://sco.lt/5Gpafx

 

March 22, 2013 Environment America
REPORT: WASTING OUR WATERWAYS 2012

INDUSTRIAL FACILITIES CONTINUE TO DUMP MILLIONS OF POUNDS OF TOXIC CHEMICALS INTO AMERICA'S RIVERS, STREAMS, LAKES AND OCEAN WATERS http://www.environmentamerica.org/reports/ame/wasting-our-waterways-2012

 

DEFORESTATION OUT OF CONTROL: THE ONGOING SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION http://sco.lt/60eudl

 

 "GREENING" THE WORLD WITH PALM OIL?  SUSTAINABLE? CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY? http://sco.lt/99L6uH

 

$400 BILLION OCEAN FISHING INDUSTRY LARGE CORPORATE FISHING FLEETS EMPTYING OUR OCEANS http://sco.lt/7ABxHV

 

ENERGY:

+++FRACKING AWAY THE WATER: Report warns of dwindling water supply reaching crisis point in USA http://sco.lt/5eMhNJ

+++GRAIN — LAND GRABBING FOR BIOFUELS MUST STOP http://sco.lt/7LE5cv

 

DESTRUCTIVE DAMS : BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION

Indigenous Communities, EcoSystems, Forests Devastated - http://sco.lt/6zxQWX

 

MINING COMPANIES DEVASTATE PRISTINE WISCONSIN FOR FRAC-SAND: LEAVING A MINING, CHEMICAL WASTELAND  http://sco.lt/6gL1ov

 

LAND GRABBING: HOW FOREIGN "INVESTMENTS" ARE REDISTRIBUTING WEALTH, LAND AND WATER ACROSS THE GLOBE http://sco.lt/7rqpG5

 

 

RESPECTING HUMAN RIGHTS: SHAREHOLDERS SHIFT FROM POLICY TO ACTION  http://sco.lt/7hwpBB

 

April 19, 2013 Guardian
CAPITALISM NEEDS RETHINKING BUT WHAT ARE THE OPTIONS http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/capitalism-needs-rethinking-what-options

 

FUTURE GENERATIONS TO PAY FOR OUR MISTAKES:  BIODIVERSITY LOSS IMPACT DOESN'T APPEAR FOR DECADES http://sco.lt/5kP4Of

 

THE STATE OF THE WORLD:  IS IT TOO LATE FOR SUSTAINABILITY? http://sco.lt/4ueEQz

 

CORPORATE FOOD MONOPOLY:  FOOD AID FOR THE 21st CENTURY:  MEETING THE OBJECTIVE OR FEEDING THE BIG AG CHEMICAL CARTEL http://sco.lt/6ksGS9

 

 

CORPORATE  PROFIT IMPACTS ON:

+++ CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

+++ BIODIVERSITY http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life

+++ OUR OCEANS http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us

+++ OUR FOOD http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

 


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Infographic: LEED in Motion | U.S. Green Building Council

Infographic: LEED in Motion | U.S. Green Building Council | Développement responsable | Scoop.it
Worth checking out: Infographic: LEED in Motion on www.usgbc.org

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Arctic Ho! Canadian Official Proposes Yet Another Tar Sands Pipeline

Arctic Ho! Canadian Official Proposes Yet Another Tar Sands Pipeline | Développement responsable | Scoop.it

Energy minister exploring northern option for transporting 500,000 gallons a day of tar sands oil to Arctic ports


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New wave: the art of ocean waste

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Rubber thongs are piled 1.5 metres high at some beaches of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands, the tiny Australian territory halfway between Australia and Sri Lanka.

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World Health Day - Battle of the Cities | Infographic

World Health Day - Battle of the Cities | Infographic | Développement responsable | Scoop.it

Is your city the fittest? In honor of World Health Day MapMyFitness hosted a global challenge to find the fittest cities.


The Battle of the Cities contest encouraged users worldwide to log workouts for city points. The winners were chosen based on the percentage of increased activity over the weekend compared to the last 30 days. Over 18,000 cities competed and the results are in...


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Jim Gramata's curator insight, April 12, 2013 9:55 AM

Way to get fit Chicago. We take first place...where's the medal?

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The Big Squeeze: Can Cities Save The Earth?

The Big Squeeze: Can Cities Save The Earth? | Développement responsable | Scoop.it
What if you put all 7 billion humans into one city, a city as dense as New York, with its towers and skyscrapers? How big would that 7 billion-sized city be? As big as New Jersey? Texas? Bigger? Are cities protecting wild spaces on the planet?

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Steven Flis's curator insight, December 17, 2013 2:12 PM

Its been known that Americans have lavish lifestyles compared to outher populous countries. In this article they show a represntation if the entire world lived like (had as much space) americans and it was astoudning. It would take 4 earths to fit the world if everyone had this lavish lifestyle. So we obviously need to change our ways. Cities ae very helpful to sharing this earth. They serve as a main hub so youll only have to ship to a few places. This with the shortening of distances would save tons of gas and othe rescources. But as the article states everyone living in a Main city wouldnt be possible because people need to produce outside the city. So in my opinion for this city world to work it would need to be a few megacities preferably one on each continent and for them to the city be surronded by production methods.

Bryan Chung's curator insight, May 8, 7:40 PM

cool

Peter Hillman's curator insight, July 22, 11:42 PM

An interactive site for comparisons of city sizes

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3D Fractals in Motion: Meet the Animated Mandelbulb

3D Fractals in Motion: Meet the Animated Mandelbulb | Développement responsable | Scoop.it

In the world of fractals, the Mandelbrot Set is a stunning geometrical shape that results when you take a particular equation and apply it to a number, and then to the result, and then to each subsequent result after, ad infinitum. But what happens when you go from two dimensions to three? You get a “Mandelbulb.” And if you want to see how such a shape evolves over time, check out this stunning computer animation of a Mandelbulb modeling the movement of 250,000,000 particles.

Video of the Week #87, April 10th, 2013:

From: Meet the Mandelbulb by Jennifer Ouellette at Cocktail Party Physics.


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oliviersc's comment, April 23, 2013 12:48 PM
Trop long à charger ; Viméo rame...
jaber repon's curator insight, April 23, 2013 1:35 PM

tanku for<a hrfef=" http://monshaschoolandcollege.blogspot.com/"world </a>

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Collaboration and Peer Governance - Government Innovation

Collaboration and Peer Governance - Government Innovation | Développement responsable | Scoop.it

Collaboration, Peer production, Peer networks, Crowdsourcing….the more I read about these topics the more I understand the enormous opportunities for social development and governance that are already out there. But at the same time, there are some new challenges to address.


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Monsanto GMO trees could devastate forest ecosystems

Monsanto GMO trees could devastate forest ecosystems | Développement responsable | Scoop.it

“Some trees are being genetically engineered to contain the Bt toxin,” notes Anne Peterman of Stop GE Trees.  “This could be a tremendous threat to forest ecosystem soils, in which beneficial fungi are a key component of the forest ecosystem.”

 

>>>>>WATCH Documentary David Suzuki

"A SILENT FOREST - THE GROWING THREAT OF GENETICALLY ENGINEERED TREES" - Full Movie https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w437uQf_A7c

 

GMO TREES - ERADICATING REAL FORESTS TO PLANT MONOCULTURE BIO-ENGINEERED TREES - http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/2568524705/gmo-trees-eradicating-real-forests-to-plant-monoculture-bioengineered-trees

 

GENETICALLY ENGINEERED TREE BAN URGED AT UN CONVENTION ON BIODIVERSITY http://www.treehugger.com/environmental-policy/genetically-modified-tree-ban-called-for.html

 

A BRIEF HISTORY OF GENETICALLY ENGINEERED TREES http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1474627620/a-brief-history-of-genetically-engineered-trees

 

VIDEO:

KILLING OUR FORESTS AND SOILS WITH CHEMICALS: Poisoning USA Majestic Forests in Oregon http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3570818841/video-killing-our-forests-and-soils-with-chemicals-poisoning-usa-majestic-forests-in-oregon

 

AGRIBUS GMO GIANT - MONSANTO -  GETS FREE PUBLIC LANDS TO DEVELOP ADVANCED TO BIOFUELS  http://sco.lt/5jzwp7

 

 

 

TREE HEALTH, FOREST HEALTH LINKED WITH HUMAN HEALTH - OUR INTERCONNECTED LIVES http://sco.lt/85WZ2v

 

NATURAL MIXED FORESTS MORE PRODUCTIVE THAN MEGA INDUSTRIAL MONOCULTURES  http://sco.lt/8p51lZ

 

 

 

SEE: Fast-Tracking Our Own Extinction THE DEFORESTATION HOLOCAUST AND PALM OIL ECOCIDE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1510545458/fast-tracking-our-own-extinction-the-deforestation-holocaust-and-palm-oil-ecocide

 

 

WATCH

 URBAN TREES ACT AS BIOLOGICAL FILTERS http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1791835636/urban-trees-act-as-biological-filters

 

HOW MOTHER TREES CONNECT THE FOREST - SHORT VIDEO http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1236958267/how-mother-trees-connect-the-forest-short-video

 

WATCH:

THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO  (FULL LENGTH) THE LEADER OF THE GLOBAL BIOTECH CARTEL http://sco.lt/7FFsXZ

 

 

 

 

 

 


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CineversityTV's curator insight, March 13, 2013 6:12 AM

Evil Monsanto is related to the Bush family.

CineversityTV's curator insight, May 5, 2013 6:22 AM

it will infect and destroy the ecosystem. MSM always posts "could" "Suggests" for journalists they have great difficulty telling the truth.

pdjmoo's curator insight, November 21, 2013 2:07 AM

This is already happening.  Bear in mind that these trees can be patented and therefore owned by Monsanto.   A backdoor to owning our forests while lashing the soils, waterways and ecosystems with tons of pesticide and chemicals, leaving biological lifeless deserts -- where will our wildlife go and how will they fare under this assault of destroyed environment?