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Building tops to house urban windpower

Building tops to house urban windpower | Sustainability | Scoop.it
The southern hemisphere's largest ever Windpod system has been installed on the City of Cockburn's administration building in Spearwood, as part of a joint research trial with Windpods International.
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A super canal from Scotland to London could help solve water scarcity

A super canal from Scotland to London could help solve water scarcity | Sustainability | Scoop.it
Waterway could offer a sustainable way of meeting water demand as well as providing employment, flood relief and boosting tourism. But is the government interested?
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Australian Farmers Gain Mass Consumer Support over GMO Pollution

Australian Farmers Gain Mass Consumer Support over GMO Pollution | Sustainability | Scoop.it
Farmers in three Australian States are seeking public support for a Senate inquiry into the post-commercialisation impacts of existing regulated GM crops - as a Western Australian (WA) farmer who lost...
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Local councils to be stripped of right to decide on fracking - Telegraph

Local councils to be stripped of right to decide on fracking - Telegraph | Sustainability | Scoop.it
Ministers are hoping to speed up Britain's shale gas "revolution" by taking away powers from local councils to decide on controversial fracking projects.
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Taxpayers to pay for fracking pollution if companies go bust

Taxpayers to pay for fracking pollution if companies go bust | Sustainability | Scoop.it
Minister rejects proposal to amend regulations to make companies sign a bond to pay for potential pollution incidents
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Tribes Take the Helm in West Coast Ocean Planning

Tribes Take the Helm in West Coast Ocean Planning | Sustainability | Scoop.it
By Shaunna McCovey The Tolowa Dee-ni’ of the Smith River Rancheria in California have always been the caretakers of the ocean and coast. During the summer months, Tolowa families set up camps to fish for smelt on the local beaches.
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The Organic Approach: Wikihouse Download and Print Your Own House

The Organic Approach: Wikihouse Download and Print Your Own House | Sustainability | Scoop.it
Wikihouse makes it possible to download the blueprint designs for the house and send them to the printer!
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Lord Browne: fracking will not reduce UK gas prices

Lord Browne: fracking will not reduce UK gas prices | Sustainability | Scoop.it
Statement contradicts David Cameron and George Osborne's claims that shale gas could help curb soaring energy bills
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Scotland Embraces Natural Capital

Scotland Embraces Natural Capital | Sustainability | Scoop.it
Scotland's First Minister launched an all-inclusive, public-private partnership that aims to protect and conserve Scotland's ecosystems.
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New Greenpeace briefing explains why forests cannot offset fossil fuel emissions

New Greenpeace briefing explains why forests cannot offset fossil fuel emissions | Sustainability | Scoop.it
To coincide with the COP19 UN climate negotiations in Warsaw, Greenpeace has released a short briefing explaining why forests cannot offset fossil fuel emissions. The briefing is a very clear expla...
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This Delicate Flower Is A Stepping Stone To Energy Independence

This Delicate Flower Is A Stepping Stone To Energy Independence | Sustainability | Scoop.it
If you find it hard to wrap your head around the idea that a shrub bearing pea-sized flowers could have anything to do with energy independence, consider guayule.
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5 Reasons Solar Is Already Beating Fossil Fuels

5 Reasons Solar Is Already Beating Fossil Fuels | Sustainability | Scoop.it
Stunning advancements in production and financing have brought solar to the table with coal, oil, natural gas, and nuclear. And here are five reasons why solar is already winning.
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America’s Forgotten Food Forest Suburb Rediscovered!

America’s Forgotten Food Forest Suburb Rediscovered! | Sustainability | Scoop.it
Years ago, Permaculture founder, Bill Mollison made a TV series called Global Gardener. In a 10-minute segment of that series he visited a
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Paradise - and the answer to feeding the world!

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Now for the downside of fracking - Telegraph

Now for the downside of fracking - Telegraph | Sustainability | Scoop.it
Local people are unhappy with the risks they feel are associated with the gas rush in rural Pennsylvania
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France aims to double organic farmland by 2017

France aims to double organic farmland by 2017 | Sustainability | Scoop.it
PARIS, May 31 (Reuters) - France wants to double the area offarmland devoted to organic agriculture by 2017 to meet growingconsumer demand through local production, the country's farmminister said.France,...
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WWF's Draw the Line Virunga campaign - in pictures

WWF's Draw the Line Virunga campaign - in pictures | Sustainability | Scoop.it
Virunga, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, is Africa's oldest national park and a world heritage site. But the park is at risk of becoming Africa's newest oil field
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New Bladeless Wind Turbine Claimed to be Twice as Efficient as Conventional Designs

New Bladeless Wind Turbine Claimed to be Twice as Efficient as Conventional Designs | Sustainability | Scoop.it
A new type of wind turbine is poised to leap onto the wind power scene, this time without blades, twice as efficient and half the price of conventional wind turbines.
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Special: The Frack Files Downloadable PDF -- New Internationalist

Special: The Frack Files Downloadable PDF -- New Internationalist | Sustainability | Scoop.it
https://bric-new.newint.org/blog/fracking_from_newint_issue_468_-_newint.org.pdf
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Upskilling for Post Growth Futures, Together | Post Growth Institute

Upskilling for Post Growth Futures, Together | Post Growth Institute | Sustainability | Scoop.it
What range of skills might we collectively need in order to thrive in post growth futures?
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The Great Sparrow Campaign was the start of the greatest mass starvation in history

The Great Sparrow Campaign was the start of the greatest mass starvation in history | Sustainability | Scoop.it
In 1958, Mao Zedong ordered all sparrows to be killed. As a direct result, millions of people starved to death.
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National Grid to Turn Excess Methane from Brooklyn Wastewater Plant into Fuel | Inhabitat New York City

National Grid to Turn Excess Methane from Brooklyn Wastewater Plant into Fuel | Inhabitat New York City | Sustainability | Scoop.it
National Grid has teamed up with the city to build a gas processing facility that will convert excess methane from the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant into utility-grade natural gas.

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