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Neighborhood Walkability in the US | Sustainable Cities Collective

Neighborhood Walkability in the US | Sustainable Cities Collective | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
79 percent of Americans believe they should walk more, but forty percent say they do not do so because their neighborhoods do not have nearby services, shops, schools and work, according to a recent national survey released this week.
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Landmark Plastic Bag Ban Officially On Hold

Landmark Plastic Bag Ban Officially On Hold | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
The nation’s first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags will not go into effect this summer after all. The California secretary of state’s office announced Tuesday that a referendum to overturn the measure has qualified for the Novemb...

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Cleaner Air in China Might Mean More Carbon Dioxide Pollution | VICE News

Cleaner Air in China Might Mean More Carbon Dioxide Pollution | VICE News | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
Technologies that trap harmful particulate matter from power plants and factors might be helping improve China's air quality — but they are a disincentive for transitioning from coal-burning power plants to cleaner energy sources.
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Canadian government pushing First Nations to give up land rights for oil and gas profits | Martin Lukacs

Canadian government pushing First Nations to give up land rights for oil and gas profits | Martin Lukacs | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
Martin Lukacs: Harper government organized private meetings between oil firms and Indigenous chiefs to try and gain support for oil and gas pipelines located on their lands, documents reveal
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No more big power plants? Civic energy could provide half our electricity by 2050

No more big power plants? Civic energy could provide half our electricity by 2050 | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
How a distributed energy network of home generators and local authorities might tackle the big utilities.
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Climate change worsens endocrine disruptors’ effects - Conservation

Climate change worsens endocrine disruptors’ effects - Conservation | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
Climate change and pollution together can radically restructure the sex ratios of fish populations, leaving them vulnerable to reproductive collapse.
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What works for worms

What works for worms | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
Looking for inspiration for your innovation? The AskNature collection of National Geographic’s Great Nature Project could be a good place to start. The…
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Focus on Gender: SDG targets are no such thing

Focus on Gender: SDG targets are no such thing | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
Without clear end points, the ‘targets’ relating to women and girls risk being irrelevant, says Henrietta Miers.
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Cheap solar cells made from shrimp shells

Cheap solar cells made from shrimp shells | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
Researchers at QMUL have successfully created electricity-generating solar-cells with chemicals found the shells of shrimps and other crustaceans for the first time.

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Why care about conflict minerals? Customers and investors do

Why care about conflict minerals? Customers and investors do | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
Far-away raw materials may seem like a simple cog in the supply chain for large businesses, but blatant human rights abuses are both ethically and financially volatile.
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New Report Explores The Commons as a Paradigm to Align Movements

New Report Explores The Commons as a Paradigm to Align Movements | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
The proliferation of activist initiatives calling for systemic change around the world has never been more impressive. Yet collaborations among like-minded organizations, projects and movements have been disappointingly modest. As neoliberal economics and policies tighten their grip on American society—notwithstanding the dismal misbehavior of financial institutions, corporations and the two political parties—can leading alt-economic and social movements find ways to work more closely together?
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Here’s How the US Keeps the Rest of the World From Tackling Climate Change | BillMoyers.com

Here’s How the US Keeps the Rest of the World From Tackling Climate Change | BillMoyers.com | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
The whims of our partisan Congress have repeatedly derailed the world’s attempts to tackle climate change. It could happen again.
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Polluting Politics: Koch Industries and Others Spend Millions to Gut Clean Water Act Protections » EcoWatch

Polluting Politics: Koch Industries and Others Spend Millions to Gut Clean Water Act Protections » EcoWatch | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
A report from Environment America, Polluting Politics: Political Spending by Companies Dumping Toxics in our Waters, shows opponents to the Clean Water Act
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A Brief Historical Perspective on Natural Capital - Part I

A Brief Historical Perspective on Natural Capital - Part I | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it

In terms of nowadays economics way of thinking, one of the striking features of modern growth models is their silence about the natural foundations of economic production. Capital goods and human labour combine to produce commodity output, but no land is required as a site, no materials are needed from which to form commodities, and no energy is required to drive the process of commodity production and exchange (e.g., England, 2000).But how did this happen? 


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Nuno Gaspar de Oliveira's curator insight, February 24, 1:30 PM

Why is the XXIst century economy still so detached from its true natural foundations and so focused on the pure financial outputs? Were there no warnings along the road? Apparently, there were aplenty, even since the early times…

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New models yield clearer picture of emissions' true costs

New models yield clearer picture of emissions' true costs | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
When its environmental and human health toll is factored in, a gallon of gasoline costs us about $3.80 more than the pump price, a new Duke University study finds.
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Beans could help fill Africa’s fertiliser gap

Beans could help fill Africa’s fertiliser gap | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
The N2Africa project supports bean planting to provide soils with nitrogen, replacing expensive fertilisers.
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Cool Planet’s Biochar Reduces Water Use, Increases Crop Yield

Cool Planet’s Biochar Reduces Water Use, Increases Crop Yield | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
Cool Planet's enhanced biochar can help farmers reduce water use and increase crop yield, an important benefit in California's current drought conditions.

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Stone Barns Center - It All Adds Up: The True Costs of Farming

Stone Barns Center - It All Adds Up: The True Costs of Farming | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture is a nonprofit farm and education center located just 25 miles north of Manhattan in Pocantico Hills, New York. Stone Barns operates an 80-acre four-season farm and is working on broader initiatives to create a healthy and sustainable food system. Through our Growing Farmers Initiative, children’s education programs, and diverse public awareness programs, we aim to improve the way America eats and farms.
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Chicago Community Taking On Koch Brothers Pollution & Winning

Chicago Community Taking On Koch Brothers Pollution & Winning | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
It’s not easy to take on a wealthy, multi-national corporation and win. Especially for residents of Chicago’s struggling southeast side.

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Cotton 2040: Mainstreaming a better way | Forum for the Future

Cotton 2040: Mainstreaming a better way | Forum for the Future | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
As more than a dozen stakeholder companies from across the cotton industry prepare for today’s Forum for the Future-led discussions on how to mainstream more sustainable cotton, guest writer Leslie Johnston, executive director of C&A Foundation, reflects on why efforts to date have failed t
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Engineering Students Devise System to Track Ghost Fishing Nets

Engineering Students Devise System to Track Ghost Fishing Nets | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
Invention could help save hundreds of marine animals that get entangled and killed by abandoned fishing nets every year
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Newly discovered algal species helps corals survive in the hottest reefs on the planet

Newly discovered algal species helps corals survive in the hottest reefs on the planet | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
A new species of algae has been discovered in reef corals of the Persian Gulf where it helps corals to survive seawater temperatures of up to 36 degrees Celsius -- temperatures that would kill corals elsewhere.
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Why Local Matters, and Why It’s Inevitable

Why Local Matters, and Why It’s Inevitable | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it

If you're looking for a quick ~5-10 minute presentation on why local matters you may find this useful. Slides and transcript included.


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Why U.S. East Coast Should Stay Off-Limits to Oil Drilling: Yale Environment 360

Why U.S. East Coast Should Stay Off-Limits to Oil Drilling: Yale Environment 360 | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
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A Vacant Lot In Wyoming Will Become One Of The World's First Vertical Farms

A Vacant Lot In Wyoming Will Become One Of The World's First Vertical Farms | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
A unique conveyer belt design allows the three-story greenhouse to be efficient and sustainable, providing jobs and fresh produce to Jackson.
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