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Great Barrier Reef protection zones help boost fish stocks 'to pre-European times'

Great Barrier Reef protection zones help boost fish stocks 'to pre-European times' | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
Long-term study in the reef’s marine park finds an 80% difference in the biomass of coral trout between areas where fishing is allowed and no-go zones
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The bacteria that could make your blue jeans greener

The bacteria that could make your blue jeans greener | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
Rethinking the way denim achieves its signature blue hues could have big sustainability implications.
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2°C climate change target 'utterly inadequate'

2°C climate change target 'utterly inadequate' | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
The official global target of a 2°C temperature rise is 'utterly inadequate' for protecting those at most risk from climate change, says a lead author on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, writing in the open-access journal Climate Change Responses.

The commentary presents a rare inside-view of a discussion at the Lima Conference of the Parties on the likely consequences of accepting an average global warming target of 2°C versus 1.5°C.
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68 Elephants Massacred in Democratic Republic of Congo in Past 60 Days, Is Extinction Only Decades Away? » EcoWatch

68 Elephants Massacred in Democratic Republic of Congo in Past 60 Days, Is Extinction Only Decades Away? » EcoWatch | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
The African Elephant Summit focused on mitigating poaching and increasing elephant habitats. In Garamba National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo in
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30 Heat-Tolerant Beans Identified, Poised to Endure Warming World

30 Heat-Tolerant Beans Identified, Poised to Endure Warming World | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
New strains of beans that beat the heat could do more than protect food security; they could even expand into new territories
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'Freedom Seal' Certifies Companies Committed to a World Free from Slavery

'Freedom Seal' Certifies Companies Committed to a World Free from Slavery | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
By eliminating the demand for goods and services produced with slave labor, the Freedom Seal aims to end human trafficking and slavery.
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A parklet rises in Boston - The Boston Globe

A parklet rises in Boston - The Boston Globe | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
Wilhelmina Peragine, a teaching fellow at Harvard Graduate School of Education, had an idea to test an innovative education idea while doing her bit to enhance urban life. Build a parklet in Boston, funded by Kickstarter and private foundation grants, with a team that included special-education students from Boston public schools, volunteers from Boston Architectural College, city officials, and various nonprofits. THE PROJECT WAS FUNDED THROUGH A KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN AND DONATIONS FROM PRIVATE
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From basic income to social dividends: sharing the value of common resources

From basic income to social dividends: sharing the value of common resources | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
It’s time to broaden the debate on how to fund a universal basic income by including options for sharing resource rents, which is a model that can be applied internationally to reform unjust economic systems, reduce extreme poverty and protect the global commons.
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Dew collecting greenhouse to fight water and food scarcity in Ethiopia

Dew collecting greenhouse to fight water and food scarcity in Ethiopia | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
The invention could help local farmers increase their yields.
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Neighborhood Development and Grid Design | Sustainable Cities Collective

Neighborhood Development and Grid Design | Sustainable Cities Collective | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
Much has been written about the importance of making our cities healthy and liveable and about what can be done to making them that way.
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The US Government Is Pressuring Europe to Dial Back its Pesticide Rules

The US Government Is Pressuring Europe to Dial Back its Pesticide Rules | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
The European Union has strict rules around hormone disruptors. But if the United States has its way, that could soon change.
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Pay for fighting wildfires like natural disasters

Pay for fighting wildfires like natural disasters | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
An out-of-control wildfire is just as much a natural disaster as a hurricane or flood. Just ask Californians who fled for their lives or saw their homes burn down in recent years. But that’s not how wildfires are handled in the federal budget, and it’s taking money away from worthwhile programs in our national forests and parks.
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Why record low Arctic sea ice only tells half the story (+video)

Why record low Arctic sea ice only tells half the story (+video) | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
New studies on both of Earth's polar regions reveal record-setting levels of ice melt, but scientists are most concerned about the Antarctic melt and its effect on sea-level rise.
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On the Frontlines of Thailand’s “Blood Wood” War

On the Frontlines of Thailand’s “Blood Wood” War | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
Criminal syndicates are poaching rosewood from the forests of Southeast Asia
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France now requires all new buildings to have green roofs or solar panels

France now requires all new buildings to have green roofs or solar panels | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it

France just passed a trailblazing new law that requires that all new buildings constructed in commercial areas to be partially-covered by either solar panels or green roofs. Not only will this bring dramatic changes to the nation’s skylines and bolster the efficiency of all new commercial construction, but the law will help France pick up the pace the solar adoption—which has lagged behind other European nations in recent years.

Read more: France requires all new buildings to have green roofs or solar panels | Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building 




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Susan Davis Cushing's curator insight, March 26, 2015 1:55 AM

"Here's hoping that other nations can soon follow suit." I had to go back and dig through my sources to make sure I hadn't dreamed this!

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What Are The Actual Costs Of Doing Nothing About Pollution? Co.Exist | ideas + impact

What Are The Actual Costs Of Doing Nothing About Pollution? Co.Exist | ideas + impact | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
News, infographics, and videos about the future of energy, electric cars, the environment, and food on FastCoExist.com.
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This Is How Roads Are Collapsing Forest Ecosystems

This Is How Roads Are Collapsing Forest Ecosystems | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
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For most, forests are something to be driven by or hiked through briefly. A new study shows just how much humankind has tailored these landscapes to our own devices at the expense of the rest of the natural world.

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One satellite data set is underestimating global warming | John Abraham

One satellite data set is underestimating global warming | John Abraham | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
John Abraham: A new study suggests that the University of Alabama at Huntsville is lowballing the warming of the atmosphere
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Higher Education and the Politics of Disruption

Higher Education and the Politics of Disruption | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
As higher education's role as a center of critical thought and civic engagement is devalued, society is being transformed into a "spectacular space of consumption" and financial looting.

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Willy De Backer's curator insight, March 18, 2015 3:11 PM

Absolutely brilliant essay by Heny Giroux about the devastating assault of neo-liberal market-first ideology on universities and higher education

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A mile deep, ocean fish facing health impacts from human pollution | News & Research Communications | Oregon State University

A mile deep, ocean fish facing health impacts from human pollution | News & Research Communications | Oregon State University | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
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See-Through Solar Is Tomorrow’s Threat to Oil

See-Through Solar Is Tomorrow’s Threat to Oil | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
In episode 5 of The Spark, screens and windows that soak up light could power your home or your phone

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Map: Tracking Academia's Fossil Fuel Divestment | InsideClimate News

Map: Tracking Academia's Fossil Fuel Divestment | InsideClimate News | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
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Video: Vice News Explores Coal’s Effect on the Navajo Nation

Video: Vice News Explores Coal’s Effect on the Navajo Nation | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
The images are gripping, the statements prophetic.VICE News visits the Navajo Nation to report on the harmful effects of coal mining and combustion on the reservation's residents.

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Gaza’s Natural Gas Deposits Could Easily Spark a Full-Fledged Resource War

Gaza’s Natural Gas Deposits Could Easily Spark a Full-Fledged Resource War | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
The first quarter-century of crisis over eastern Mediterranean natural gas has been nothing but prelude.
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Ocean-pipe cooling tech would actually warm - environmentalresearchweb

Ocean-pipe cooling tech would actually warm - environmentalresearchweb | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
Forcing could be four times larger than brought by a doubling of carbon dioxide
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