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Copenhagen: Beach park is city’s recreational oasis | Sustainable Cities

Copenhagen: Beach park is city’s recreational oasis | Sustainable Cities | Floriade 2022 | Scoop.it

The city's new beach and park are visited by as many as 70,000 cheerful Copenhageners on hot summer days.

The opening of Amager Beach has brought the lapping of waves, beach volley and picnicking closer to the...
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Green Building Council of Australia

Green Building Council of Australia | Floriade 2022 | Scoop.it

Around the world you will find green cities initiatives and groups and organisations such as the Green Building Council Australia.

 

Focus of the candidacy of Almere for Floriade is Growing Green Cities. Please contact us and many together we can grow towards a worldwide network with a focus on a greener and sustainable civilisation

 

The Green Building Council Australia

Their mission is to define and develop a sustainable property industry for Australia and to drive the adoption if green building practices through market-based solutions.Our objective is to promote sustainable development and the transition of the...

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Almere brengt uitersten samen voor Floriade 2022 [Blik op Nieuws.nl - Flevoland]

Almere brengt uitersten samen voor Floriade 2022 [Blik op Nieuws.nl - Flevoland] | Floriade 2022 | Scoop.it
‘Classick’ – een samengaan van het Almeerse Jeugd Symfonie Orkest en hiphop – was de Almeerse afvaardiging voor het cultuurprogramm...
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Almere.nl - Actueel content - Almere brengt uitersten samen

Almere.nl - Actueel content - Almere brengt uitersten samen | Floriade 2022 | Scoop.it

Almere heeft zich gisteren gepresenteerd als een jonge, veelkleurige stad, die contrasten niet schuwt. ‘Classick’ – een samengaan van het Almeerse Jeugd Symfonie Orkest en hiphop – was de Almeerse afvaardiging voor het cultuurprogramma van de ’national day of the kingdom of the Netherlands’, en illustreerde de Almeerse plannen voor de Floriade 2022. “Kern van ons bod is verbinding”, lichtte wethouder Ed Anker toe. “Het gaat allereerst om een huwelijk tussen stad en land, waarbij Almere tegelijkertijd de brug slaat tussen het grootste productie- en het grootste consumptiegebied van Nederland.”

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Global food prices jump 10%

Global food prices jump 10% | Floriade 2022 | Scoop.it
As much food is wasted in developed countries as is produced in sub-Saharan Africa. So says Chris Barrett of Cornell University, an expert in agriculture and economics.
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Provincie Flevoland - Bezoekers Pieperfestival enthousiast over Floriade Almere 2022

Provincie Flevoland - Bezoekers Pieperfestival enthousiast over Floriade Almere 2022 | Floriade 2022 | Scoop.it

Op zaterdag 8 september hebben bezoekers van het Pieperfestival in Emmeloord kennis kunnen nemen van de plannen voor de Floriade Almere 2022. De organisatie van de Floriade Almere - bestaande uit vertegenwoordigers van de gemeente Almere en provincie Flevoland - namen met een eigen marktkraam deel aan de braderie van het Pieperfestival. Doel was om het publiek duidelijk te maken dat de kandidatuur van Almere/Flevoland voor de organisatie van de volgende Floriade niet alleen interessant is voor Almere, maar ook voor gemeenten, organisaties en inwoners van andere delen van Flevoland.

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U.S. and Canada Sign Amended Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement

U.S. and Canada Sign Amended Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement | Floriade 2022 | Scoop.it
The U.S. and Canada sign the first amendment to the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement since 1987.
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The ‘shiniest’ living thing in nature is an African fruit - welcome to the world of structural colors

The ‘shiniest’ living thing in nature is an African fruit - welcome to the world of structural colors | Floriade 2022 | Scoop.it

Unique blue fruit’s colour does not fade even after a century!

 

The ‘brightest’ thing in nature, the Pollia condensata fruit, does not get its blue color from pigment but instead uses structural color – a method of reflecting light of particular wavelengths- new research reveals. This obscure little plant has hit on a fantastic way of making an irresistible shiny, sparkly, multi-colored, iridescent signal to every bird in the vicinity.

 

Most colors around us are the result of pigments. However, a few examples in nature – including the peacock, the scarab beetle and now the Pollia condensata fruit – use structural colors as well. Fruits are made of cells, each of which is surrounded by a cell wall containing cellulose. However, the researchers found that in the Pollia condensata fruit the cellulose is laid down in layers, forming a chiral (asymmetrical) structure that is able to interact with light and provide selective reflection of only a specific color. As a result of this unique structure, it reflects predominately blue light. The scientists also discovered that each individual cell generates color independently, producing a pixelated or pointillist effect (like those in the paintings of Seurat). This color is produced by the reflection of light of particular wavelengths from layers of cellulose in the cell wall. The thickness of the layers determines which wavelength of light is reflected. As a result, some cells have thinner layers and reflect blue; others have thicker layers and reflect green or red.

 

Because of how it is created, the color of the Pollia condensata fruit does not fade. The researchers found that samples of the fruit in herbarium collections dating back to the 19th century were as colorful and shiny as ones grown today.


Via Dr. Stefan Gruenwald, Alan Yoshioka
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De Groene Stad - Congres Growing Green Cities internationale oproep tot dialoog

De Groene Stad - Congres Growing Green Cities internationale oproep tot dialoog | Floriade 2022 | Scoop.it
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Water and food security: where to next? - live discussion

Water and food security: where to next? - live discussion | Floriade 2022 | Scoop.it
Live discussion: what are the next steps in addressing the world's water, energy and food challenges and how can nexus-thinking help?
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FAO Media Centre: Joint statement from FAO, IFAD and WFP on international food prices

FAO Media Centre: Joint statement from FAO, IFAD and WFP on international food prices | Floriade 2022 | Scoop.it
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Food Prices Are Soaring: 5 Questions for Economist José Cuesta | Perspectives on development

Food Prices Are Soaring: 5 Questions for Economist José Cuesta | Perspectives on development | Floriade 2022 | Scoop.it
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Melbourne: world’s most liveable city

Melbourne: world’s most liveable city | Floriade 2022 | Scoop.it

Melbourne has been deemed the most liveable city in the Economist Intelligence Unit’s latest (EIU) Global liveability report. Among the 140 cities surveyed, Melbourne was given the nod for the second time running.

In second place is Vienna, Austria,while Vancouver, Canada came in third.

The report assesses which locations provide the best, and worst, living conditions. Each city is assigned a score for more than 30 qualitative and quantitative factors across five categories:

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Green Cities 2013 - coming soon also in Australia

This March, Australia's largest sustainable built environment event returns to Sydney, bringing together the nation's top sustainability professionals for three days of inspirational dialogue, innovative thinking and paradigm-shifting collaboration.

Green Cities 2013 will challenge us all to build on our successes, construct new ways of thinking and join together to take sustainability beyond bricks and mortar.

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Vertical Farm and Retail Store Grows Mushrooms and Herbs

Vertical Farm and Retail Store Grows Mushrooms and Herbs | Floriade 2022 | Scoop.it
A vertical farm concept from old shipping containers incorporates a retail space for selling its wares to the public.
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WBCSD - World Business Council for Sustainable Development

WBCSD - World Business Council for Sustainable Development | Floriade 2022 | Scoop.it
The WBCSD is a CEO-led organization of forward-thinking companies that galvanizes the global business community to create a sustainable future for business, society and the environment.
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Provincie Flevoland - Enthousiasme voor Floriade Almere bij Flevolandse organisaties

Provincie Flevoland - Enthousiasme voor Floriade Almere bij Flevolandse organisaties | Floriade 2022 | Scoop.it

Op 10 september jl. kwamen, op uitnodiging van gedeputeerde Jan-Nico Appelman, wethouders van verschillende gemeenten, vertegenwoordigers van kennisinstellingen en het bedrijfsleven uit Flevoland bijeen in het provinciehuis. Tijdens deze inloopsessie wisselden zij van gedachten over de economische kansen die een Floriade Almere 2022 aan heel Flevoland te bieden heeft.

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Warmer temperatures make new USDA plant zone map obsolete

Warmer temperatures make new USDA plant zone map obsolete | Floriade 2022 | Scoop.it
Gardeners and landscapers may want to rethink their fall tree plantings. Warming temperatures have already made the US Department of Agriculture's new cold-weather planting guidelines obsolete, according to Dr.
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Persbericht: "Tuinbouw rijke bron voor biobased economy" | Productschap Tuinbouw

Persbericht: "Tuinbouw rijke bron voor biobased economy" | Productschap Tuinbouw | Floriade 2022 | Scoop.it
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Map of the Day: Who is Hungry, Where?

According to the World Food Program, from Africa and Asia to Latin America and the Near East, there are 925 million people in the world who do not get enough food to lead a normal, active life. This map from the World Food Program offers an...
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Study questions how much better organic food is

Study questions how much better organic food is | Floriade 2022 | Scoop.it
Patient after patient asked: Is eating organic food, which costs more, really better for me? Unsure, Stanford University doctors dug through reams of research to find out.
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The era of cheap food may be over

The era of cheap food may be over | Floriade 2022 | Scoop.it
A spike in prices caused by poor harvests and rising demand is an apt moment for the west to reassess the wisdom of biofuels...
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News Flash - Older Americans Food Security Challenge | Newsflash

News Flash - Older Americans Food Security Challenge | Newsflash | Floriade 2022 | Scoop.it
InnoCentive, Inc. and the AARP Foundation announces two challenges advancing their goal of improving the lives of older Americans who struggle to meet basic needs.
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