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Car-saturated Mexico City lets bicycle riders rule the roads on Sunday mornings

Car-saturated Mexico City lets bicycle riders rule the roads on Sunday mornings | Piccolo Mondo | Scoop.it
Most days, traffic in the capital has a “Mad Max” feel. But 80,000 riders get weekly taste of what could be.
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Chiquita going bananas by The Economist

Chiquita going bananas by The Economist | Piccolo Mondo | Scoop.it

Sometimes you bend over backwards to please, but still get nowhere...

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Rebuilding the dream: jobs for the environment

Rebuilding the dream: jobs for the environment | Piccolo Mondo | Scoop.it

"We seem to forget that everything that is good for the environment is a job. Solar panels don’t put themselves up. Wind turbines don’t manufacture themselves. Houses don’t retrofit themselves and put in their own new boilers and furnaces and better-fitting windows and doors. Advanced biofuel crops don’t plant themselves. Community gardens don’t tend themselves. Farmers’ markets don’t run themselves. Every single thing that is good for the environment is actually a job, a contract, or an entrepreneurial opportunity."

 

Excellent analysis on the Climate Progress blog from the new book of the White House's former green jobs advisor Van Jones.


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Is artificial intelligence possible?

Is artificial intelligence possible? | Piccolo Mondo | Scoop.it
Can computer intelligence ever match the skills of the human brain, asks mathematician Professor Marcus du Sautoy.
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FAO Media Centre: People-centered investment in agriculture and rural development

FAO Media Centre: People-centered investment in agriculture and rural development | Piccolo Mondo | Scoop.it
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New Storage Projects Turns CO2 into Stone: Scientific American

New Storage Projects Turns CO2 into Stone: Scientific American | Piccolo Mondo | Scoop.it
Iceland is experimenting with pumping carbon dioxide underground and converting it into rock...
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ICT for climate-smart agriculture and "green growth": Online forum 5-16 March 2012 | e-Agriculture

ICT for climate-smart agriculture and "green growth": Online forum 5-16 March 2012 | e-Agriculture | Piccolo Mondo | Scoop.it

Interesting online forum on ICT4climate-smart agriculture coming soon!

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The Greeks Pass Austerity But Are They Being Priced Out of Their Lives?

The Greeks Pass Austerity But Are They Being Priced Out of Their Lives? | Piccolo Mondo | Scoop.it
As the streets of Athens explode in anger, the parliament passes the austerity measures that diminish the standard of living. But is there any other choice?

 

A bad day for democracy as the birthplace of democracy is burning.


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Treated Wastewater Used for Drinking

Treated Wastewater Used for Drinking | Piccolo Mondo | Scoop.it
As water becomes more precious, suppliers are beginning to overcome public aversion to treating and reusing wastewater.

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China's exports and imports fall

China's exports and imports fall | Piccolo Mondo | Scoop.it
China's exports and imports fell in January, raising fresh concerns about the impact of a global economic slowdown on its economy.
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Rainforest Alliance Spices up Sustainability with New Standard | TRADE FOR DEVELOPMENT CENTRE

Rainforest Alliance Spices up Sustainability with New Standard | TRADE FOR DEVELOPMENT CENTRE | Piccolo Mondo | Scoop.it

The Rainforest Alliance on February 10 announced that it has teamed up with the Sustainable Spices Initiative (SSI) to develop new standards for sustainable spice production, in accordance with Sustainable Agriculture Network (SAN) standards. SSI is the first major program to address sustainability in the production of spices.

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The Dubai Skyline In The Fog

The Dubai Skyline In The Fog | Piccolo Mondo | Scoop.it

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megan b clement's comment, December 15, 2013 10:01 PM
Dubai a country that has developed itself. It is a country that is extremely rich and beautiful.
Jacqueline Landry's curator insight, December 16, 2013 6:02 PM

This is pretty cool. You can tell how  high that main strip of buildings are. Very unique 

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Wind power in Europe grew 11% in 2011

Wind power in Europe grew 11% in 2011 | Piccolo Mondo | Scoop.it
BusinessGreen: Industry figures reveal more than 9.6GW of capacity added last year, taking overall EU total to about 94GW...
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Living wages: Still shackled in global supply chains | Ethical Corporation

Living wages: Still shackled in global supply chains | Ethical Corporation | Piccolo Mondo | Scoop.it
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Analysis: Low cost era over for China's workshops to the world

Analysis: Low cost era over for China's workshops to the world | Piccolo Mondo | Scoop.it
TAIPEI (Reuters) - Foxconn Technology's agreement to improve the lot of its 1.2 million workers in China who make Apple Inc's iPads and iPhones is a signal that China is losing its title as the world's...
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General Mills Releases 2012 Global Responsibility Report – Press Releases on CSRwire.com

General Mills Releases 2012 Global Responsibility Report – Press Releases on CSRwire.com | Piccolo Mondo | Scoop.it
Press Releases get your corporate social responsibility news and information out to journalists, investors, and industry professionals utilizing CSRwire’s targeted reach.
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Africa Renewal Magazine | To Rio and beyond: Africa seeks sustainable solutions

Africa Renewal Magazine | To Rio and beyond: Africa seeks sustainable solutions | Piccolo Mondo | Scoop.it
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Fairfood International at the World Banana Forum

Fairfood International at the World Banana Forum | Piccolo Mondo | Scoop.it
Fairfood International’s Advocacy Manager Hana Ivanhoe and Research Manager Darcie Renn are just back from an exhilarating and thought provoking meeting of the World Banana Forum (WBF) in Guayaquil, Ecuador.
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Entire nation of Kiribati to be relocated over rising sea level threat - Telegraph

Entire nation of Kiribati to be relocated over rising sea level threat  - Telegraph | Piccolo Mondo | Scoop.it
The low-lying Pacific nation of Kiribati is negotiating to buy land in Fiji so
it can relocate islanders under threat from rising sea levels.
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Essay: Is there an optimal degree of sustainability? | Ethical Corporation

Essay: Is there an optimal degree of sustainability? | Ethical Corporation | Piccolo Mondo | Scoop.it

Corporate sustainability is not a one size fits all concept. Successful strategy balances all business pressures...

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20 cities want your innovative ideas for a better future

20 cities want your innovative ideas for a better future | Piccolo Mondo | Scoop.it

Living Labs Global is a non-profit association which promotes new technologies and services in cities. In all, twenty cities have partnered with the organisation to identify innovative solutions to problems around tourism, transport, health and open government.


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How to choose an ethical banking account

How to choose an ethical banking account | Piccolo Mondo | Scoop.it
Simon Birch: Consumers had never had a better opportunity to move their money away from the failed big banks...
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Google Chrome Blog: German Federal Office of Information Security recommends Chrome

German Federal Office of Information Security recommends Chrome

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World Press Photo

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The Spanish SAMUEL ARANDA wins the World Press Photo of the Year 2011.

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ICTSD • China to Boost Farm Subsidies for Science and Technology

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