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5 Sobering Realities about Global Water Security | WRI Insights

5 Sobering Realities about Global Water Security | WRI Insights | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Some people say that water is the oil of the 21st Century. If only water were that simple.

Water is very complicated. It’s affected by large-scale issues like climate change and globalization. International commerce moves virtual water (the water it takes to grow or produce a product) from farms in Brazil to grocery stores in China and Egypt.

But water is also inherently local, impacted by site-specific weather, geography, and other environmental and land use conditions. Managing and using water, then, requires understanding it in its full geographic context.

Today, WRI is launching its new Aqueduct mapping tool to do just that. Aqueduct provides businesses, governments, and other decision makers with the highest-resolution, most up-to-date data on water risk across the globe. Armed with this information, these decision-makers can better understand how water risk impacts them—and hopefully, take actions to improve water security.

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Opening Pandora's Lunchbox: Processed foods are even scarier than you thought

Opening Pandora's Lunchbox: Processed foods are even scarier than you thought | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Writer Melanie Warner spent a year and a half exploring the processed-food industry. Here are her unappetizing discoveries.
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Australia to build $10m seawater pipeline for algae industry

Australia to build $10m seawater pipeline for algae industry | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Australia’s State Development Minister Colin Barnett has announced a $10million government sponsored project for construction of a seawater pipeline to support the expansion of an algae industry......
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Coal Demand Falls in the U.S., Rises Everywhere Else | MIT Technology Review

Coal Demand Falls in the U.S., Rises Everywhere Else | MIT Technology Review | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Cheap natural gas means U.S. electricity producers are buying less coal. But the rest of the world is buying more.
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Opera and Skyfire Combine to Give Your Smartphone Data Bill a Makeover | MIT Technology Review

Opera and Skyfire Combine to Give Your Smartphone Data Bill a Makeover | MIT Technology Review | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
What if mobile subscribers could click a button and top off their data plan, or even buy mobile Internet access to a single app?
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Will This Crazy Home Win The 3-D Printed House Race?

Will This Crazy Home Win The 3-D Printed House Race? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The race is on to build the first 3-D printed house.
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A World (Of Google Street Views) Hiding Behind a Secret Door

A World (Of Google Street Views) Hiding Behind a Secret Door | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Since its launch, Google Street View’s view of the world has grown both more comprehensive and intimate--adding business interiors and museum galleries to its mega-database in recent years.
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This Simple Machine Detects Fake Drugs In The Developing World

This Simple Machine Detects Fake Drugs In The Developing World | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Counterfeit medicine is a major problem in the developing world.
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Ranking The World’s Biggest Food Companies On How They Treat The Developing World

Ranking The World’s Biggest Food Companies On How They Treat The Developing World | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
To hear the food and beverage industry tell it, big brands today are a boon to the developing countries where they source many of their ingredients; they work on community-building projects, promote sustainable agriculture, and prevent biofuels...
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A University Is A Social Enterprise, So Why Don’t They Act Like It?

A University Is A Social Enterprise, So Why Don’t They Act Like It? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
I just got back from the Ashoka U Exchange, a truly awe-inspiring convergence of college and university students, faculty, and administrators from 30 countries.
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Driverless Cars Before Electric Ones | The Energy Collective

Driverless Cars Before Electric Ones | The Energy Collective | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Pushing electric cars into the market before we have driverless cars is putting the cart before the horse.
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What kind of economy says OK to tar sands oil?

What kind of economy says OK to tar sands oil? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
On Sunday, February 17, I marched in the largest climate change protest in U.S. history. About 35,000 people gathered on the Washington Monument grounds for a rally and then marched past the White House, calling on President Obama to deny permission for the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline that would transport oil from Canada’s tar sands through the heart of the U.S. to the Gulf Coast.
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Mental Model for Managing CO2 Emissions | The Energy Collective

Mental Model for Managing CO2 Emissions | The Energy Collective | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Most approaches to emissions control rest on the assumption that responding to climate change depends on managing the rate of emissions from the global economy, not how the atmosphere sees our emissions of CO2.
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Pro-fracking petition with fake signatures embarrasses gas association

Pro-fracking petition with fake signatures embarrasses gas association | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The Colorado Oil and Gas Association wants to retract its pro-fracking petition after a newspaper revealed it was bogus.
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NASA: Forest Canopy in Eastern US Impacted by Warming

NASA: Forest Canopy in Eastern US Impacted by Warming | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Stupid trees. Don't they know CO2 is plant food? NASA: NASA scientists report that warmer temperatures and changes in precipitation locally and regionally have altered the growth of large forest ar...
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Astronomers Calculate Orbit of Chelyabinsk Meteorite | MIT Technology Review

Astronomers Calculate Orbit of Chelyabinsk Meteorite | MIT Technology Review | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The Chelyabinsk meteorite is from a family of Earth-crossing rocks called Apollo asteroids and there are 80 million others like it, say astronomers
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Ubiquitous Energy Engineers See-Through Solar Cells | MIT Technology Review

Ubiquitous Energy Engineers See-Through Solar Cells | MIT Technology Review | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A spectrally selective approach could let tablets, e-readers, and windows turn light into power.
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How Terrorist-Hunting Software Saved Lives During Hurricane Sandy

How Terrorist-Hunting Software Saved Lives During Hurricane Sandy | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
When superstorm Sandy devastated New York this past fall, rescuers faced a logistical nightmare. In storm ravaged neighborhoods in Staten Island, the Rockaways, and Brooklyn, the traditional pattern of disaster relief was disrupted.
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This Billboard Generates Clean Drinking Water Straight From The Air

This Billboard Generates Clean Drinking Water Straight From The Air | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Universities usually try to attract students with successful alumni, traditional advertisements, and in the case of elite schools, a positive track record.
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Honda Wants To Sell You An Electric Car, And A Cleaner Lifestyle

Honda Wants To Sell You An Electric Car, And A Cleaner Lifestyle | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
As they try to sell more electric vehicles, carmakers are marketing more than just a new way to get from A to B.
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All We Need To Fix The Planet Is More Cash

All We Need To Fix The Planet Is More Cash | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
We’re losing the war on climate change. And our best weapon is one we’re badly under-utilizing.Editor’s NoteThis post is part of Co.Exist’s Futurist Forum, a series of articles by some of the world’s leading futurists about what the world will look...
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Ranking The World’s Biggest Food Companies On How They Treat The Developing World

Ranking The World’s Biggest Food Companies On How They Treat The Developing World | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
To hear the food and beverage industry tell it, big brands today are a boon to the developing countries where they source many of their ingredients; they work on community-building projects, promote sustainable agriculture, and prevent biofuels...
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Clean Break » Blog Archive » Is guilt the path to serious climate action? New labelling campaign wants to test theory that guilt works

Clean Break » Blog Archive » Is guilt the path to serious climate action? New labelling campaign wants to test theory that guilt works | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
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Saudi Arabia Reveals Plans For 54 GW Of Renewable Energy, White Paper Provides Details

Saudi Arabia Reveals Plans For 54 GW Of Renewable Energy, White Paper Provides Details | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Saudi Arabia has just released a white paper for its K.A.Care program, detailing the competitive procurement process (CPP) for the ambitious plan.
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Future Of Airline Efficiency

Future Of Airline Efficiency | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
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