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Good food, as we've come to know it in that last few years, has a few characteristics: It's local. It's grown using responsible, land-loving techniques, like crop rotations and polycultures.
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What are the cultural aesthetics of architecture within any particular cultural group? What do these landscapes say about the people and society that created them? Do you think there would be economic benefits for Guanajuato's (Mexico) urban layout? Why is Willemstad more iconically Dutch than most places in the Netherlands?
In a SPIEGEL interview, José Graziano da Silva, 62, the new head of the United Nations aid organization FAO, discusses his plans to combat hunger as well as his efforts to limit speculation and the impact it has on dramatically fluctuating food...
You too can visit the South Pole, a hundred years after explorers first reached the southernmost point on Earth.
You have a long flight coming up. You don't want to get stuck sitting next to (fill in the blank here). What if you could use your social networks to select your seatmate, based on your friends or common interests?
"Milestone" for Asia as Chinese city beats New York and London in influential annual survey of world financial centres.
In announcing the decision, government officials indicated that the possibility of huge fines for Canada’s failure to meet greenhouse gas emissions targets had played a role.
As consumers pay more attention to the environmental damage caused by palm oil planting, pressure has increased on manufacturers to use sustainable sources.
'Glocality' - the act of thinking globally, acting locally - may be the antidote to CSR myths...
Twitter began rolling out its site and app redesign yesterday. New features include new navigation, discovery tab and brand pages.
The Bike Hanger is a very interesting project by Manifesto Architecture... have a look at it!
Paris, in its latest bid to be an innovator of the City of Tomorrow, is launching an electric car-sharing program to cut air and noise pollution on the city's medieval cobblestone streets and beyond.
Autolib', a project built on the success of the city's bike-rental scheme, makes its debut Monday and officials want the self-service e-cars to be as much a part of Paris life as the Eiffel Tower or Notre Dame Cathedral.
While many world cities have been developing greener alternatives to carbon-emitting vehicles, Paris says its program is the biggest of its kind: 250 vehicles hit the road on Monday, 2,000 are expected by next summer and 3,000 are planned within the next two years.
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Charging you cellphone or preparing a cup of tea: play around with this visualization to find out how much carbon is released by various activities!
Despite measures to increase recycling, discarded plastic packaging continues to blight Earth (@guilleprudencio Los envases d plástico q infestan el planeta: se podría cubrir China entera con los q tiramos cada año
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A new series of articles in Grist drags Walmart over the coals for not being as sustainable as it could be. While the author raises valid points about Walmart's level of action, there is more to the story.
Listen here to an interesting Q&A with FAO's Director of FAO Climate, Energy and Tenure Division.
Fluctuating prices of fossil fuels and doubts regarding their future availability mean that agriculture and the food sector need to shift to an 'energy-smart' model in order to feed a world population projected to ready 9 billion people by 2050...
Read here about the Sustainable Procurement Guidelines recently developed by UNEP
Sustainable United Nations (SUN) aims to support the United Nations system and other organisations to move towards climate neutrality and improve overall sustainability...
Rory Sullivan and Mike Tyrell debate recent events in the UK SRI world, and offer some global assessments of the state of play and outlook for 2012
Despite the best efforts of bike lane opponents and overprivileged New Yorker columnists, bike commuters in the Big Apple have increased by 102 percent since 2007, according to new figures from the New York Department of Transportation. Bicycle commuter numbers have almost quadrupled since 2001. Just imagine what it will look like when their bikeshare debuts!
A good article by Anna Locke from @ODI on agricultural investment, a topic under debate at #UNFAO
‘Approach large projects with caution, with realistic expectations and armed with the right set of questions. Learn from the past and look at successful models for guidance.'
It's the long flight, the hurried itinerary of a celebrated activist, and the London rush hour.
Recent years have witnessed a sharp increase in many commodity prices.
Read here the latest OECD working paper on this matter...
In the five years to 2016, revenue in the Green & Sustainable Building Construction Industry is forecast to increase at an average annual rate (RT @ahtohg: Green Building Industry to increase by 23% to $245.4 bil by 2016