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9 Essential Green Elements For Cities Wanting To Be Sustainable | EarthTechling

9 Essential Green Elements For Cities Wanting To Be Sustainable | EarthTechling | What's going on around here? | Scoop.it
What really makes for a green or sustainable city? And how can sometimes highly diverse urban areas attain it?
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New map pinpoints cities to avoid as sea levels rise

New map pinpoints cities to avoid as sea levels rise | What's going on around here? | Scoop.it
Sydney, Tokyo and Buenos Aires are in for some of the biggest sea-level rises by 2100, finds one of the most comprehensive predictions to date

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Tony Hall's curator insight, February 13, 2013 11:31 PM

Could be really good to look at when discussing sustainability.

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WORK STARTS AT SAN MARCOS 'SMART GROWTH' PROJECT - U-T San Diego

WORK STARTS AT SAN MARCOS 'SMART GROWTH' PROJECT - U-T San Diego | What's going on around here? | Scoop.it
WORK STARTS AT SAN MARCOS 'SMART GROWTH' PROJECT U-T San Diego Palomar Station's promotional website calls it “a quintessential smart growth project.” The city recently issued developer Integral Communities a permit to clear vegetation, trees and...

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Cleveland is slowly becoming a more bike- and pedestrian-friendly town

Cleveland is slowly becoming a more bike- and pedestrian-friendly town | What's going on around here? | Scoop.it
Cleveland is well on its way to becoming a more bike- and pedestrian-friendly city, although it needs more innovative public funding plus support from businesses and private philanthropy to speed the change and catch up with other cities.
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Washington, D.C. Unveils an Ambitious New Sustainability Plan

Washington, D.C. Unveils an Ambitious New Sustainability Plan | What's going on around here? | Scoop.it
Proposals seek to halve the city's greenhouse gas emissions, boost walkability, and cut the obesity rate.
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Seacoast Science Café explores Lyme disease, lead poisoning Feb. 13 - Foster's Daily Democrat

Seacoast Science Café explores Lyme disease, lead poisoning Feb. 13 - Foster's Daily Democrat | What's going on around here? | Scoop.it
Seacoast Science Café explores Lyme disease, lead poisoning Feb.
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I live in a 112 year old home and have a 20 month old, so I am constantly worried about lead poisoning. I should probably stop reading articles like this as they only exasperate my anxiety.

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Winter Wildlife Gardening Tips » Green Times

Winter wildlife gardening tips: http://t.co/0Sygdj3b … #Winter #Wildlife #Gardening #Conservation #Birds #Nature
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Housing Patterns

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See the big picture of how suburban developments are changing the country's landscape, with aerial photos and ideas for the future

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Liam Michelsohn's curator insight, December 10, 2013 1:13 PM

A very interesting article on changes in landscape, while looking though this I came aross so many little things i never noticed about the topical layout of housing. The main thing that is apparent is density, how closely each house is put together, the amount of land each has as well as the view from the property. Its aslo interesting to see how the design of the area can be made for easy access or be desigend to keep people out with only one enctancte and exit. All of these charasticts make up how the land is desired as well as econimcly priced, which then determins who will be able to live there.

Jacqueline Landry's curator insight, December 15, 2013 5:53 PM

Having the streets interconnected allows for easy  traveling throughout the area.  when there is more density in an area it means there are more houses , more people.  The sprawl has the center on the place and the streets go out around it. The way the streets are made are for different reasons,.

megan b clement's comment, December 15, 2013 9:57 PM
This article talks about twenty different housing patterns and how we base these housing patterns around our society or enviroment. How looking at housing patterns can tell you what kind of neighborhood one lives in from the sky. Looking down and seeing a golf course with lush grass and big backyards shows you that this neighborhood is very expensive. Or Canal houses that utilize every inch of the waters edge to financially make them able to charge higher prices for the homes because each house has a water view and is on the waters edge.
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R.I. buys site for recreational access on Pawcatuck River in Westerly | Breaking News | providencejournal.com

R.I. buys site for recreational access on Pawcatuck River in Westerly | Breaking News | providencejournal.com | What's going on around here? | Scoop.it
R.I. DEM photo A view of the Wucik property along the Pawcatuck River acquired by the state. PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The state has acquired four acres of what Janet Coit, director of the R.I.
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Listing of Links to Harvest Calendars for Crop Availability in All States in teh United States

This website provides links to determine what individuals can pick/buy locally from local farms in their respective states.


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Food That Travels Well - New York Times

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One of the key arguments for eating locally is to cut down on the food miles and the carbon foot print created by shipping foods over vast distances.  This article offers a sound rebuttal when it states that the process of production should also be considered in the food miles and that a farther distance does not necessarily translate to more miles.  I also really like the idea of including food miles on labels.  For those who like to be aware of what they eat, accurate food labels are key.


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Can other cities emulate the success of New York’s High Line? –

Can other cities emulate the success of New York’s High Line? – | What's going on around here? | Scoop.it
New York's elevated linear park, the High Line, shows how (Can other cities emulate the success of #NY’s High Line?

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Park(ing) Day

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PARK(ing) Day is an annual worldwide event where artists, designers and citizens transform metered parking spots into temporary public parks.


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Neighborhood Development | U.S. Green Building Council

Neighborhood Development | U.S. Green Building Council | What's going on around here? | Scoop.it
Worth checking out: on www.usgbc.org
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Will New York City act to block future surges? - Signal

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Will New York City act to block future surges?SignalThink Sandy was just a 100-year storm that devastated New York City? Imagine one just as bad, or worse, every three years.

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Walkable Streets: Considering Common Issues | Planetizen

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A Mapped History of Train Travel in the United States

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On the 209th birthday of the first steam engine trip, how the Civil War impeded, then accelerated, the progress of America's trains.
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LOCAVORE'S DELIGHT: Tasty summit focuses on getting local foods in schools - Portage Daily Register

LOCAVORE'S DELIGHT: Tasty summit focuses on getting local foods in schools - Portage Daily Register | What's going on around here? | Scoop.it
LOCAVORE'S DELIGHT: Tasty summit focuses on getting local foods in schools Portage Daily Register But before they could experience a meal that would make any locavore's stomach rumble with anticipation, the approximately 40 participants at...
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Seeking Host Organizations for Chesapeake Conservation Corps Volunteers » Bay Backpack Blog

Seeking Host Organizations for Chesapeake Conservation Corps Volunteers » Bay Backpack Blog | What's going on around here? | Scoop.it
MT @BayBackpack Sounds like a great program! Interested in hosting a Ches Conservation Corps volunteer? http://t.co/mGX6at5Y @baytrust
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Satellite images of US snowstorm

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Nasa satellite images show US and Canada under snow as a result of snowstorm Nemo.
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Understanding Climate Change, With Help From Thoreau : NPR

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Some of the most beloved nature writers of all time, Henry David Thoreau and Aldo Leopold, are helping scientists learn how global warming will affect spring.
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Why Eat Local?

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Really simple image to get a quick idea of while people argue to eat locally. As you can see there are economic, environmental and health reasons for eating locally.


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YoComproSano's curator insight, December 2, 2013 2:43 PM

No son los argumentos que faltan!

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Farm Fresh Rhode Island - RI farms, local food, farmers markets

This website is "a hub for healthy food". It gives information on where to buy locally in Rhode Island and provides education on eating fresh and and nutritious food. It also gives information on and praise to local institutions who a using local foods such as the JWU culinary program and certain restaurants around the state.


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10 Tips to Reaching Out to Local Businesses for Your Event

10 Tips to Reaching Out to Local Businesses for Your Event | What's going on around here? | Scoop.it
Seeking out individual donations for your event, charity or fundraising effort is the hallmark of any successful campaign.
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In Sandy's aftermath, Barron urges urban planning at a national level - Harvard Law School News

In Sandy's aftermath, Barron urges urban planning at a national level - Harvard Law School News | What's going on around here? | Scoop.it
Harvard Law School NewsIn Sandy's aftermath, Barron urges urban planning at a national levelHarvard Law School NewsIn the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, how will our urban coastal areas deal with the challenge of rising sea levels?

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