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How might we keep the lights on, water flowing, and natural world vaguely intact? It starts with grabbing innovative ideas/examples to help kick down our limits and inspire a more sustainable world. We implement with rigorous science backed by hard data.
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Before and after photos of flooding in Paris

Before and after photos of flooding in Paris | Sustainability Science | Scoop.it
Drag the slider to compare the images. The Seine River in Paris on April 12, 2015, and June 3, 2016, showing the extent of the rise in the floodwaters. French officials say that the Seine River is still rising in Paris as France's unseasonable spate of rainfall begins to taper off. (Thibaul
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Two-hundred-year drought doomed Indus Valley Civilization

Two-hundred-year drought doomed Indus Valley Civilization | Sustainability Science | Scoop.it
Monsoon hiatus that began 4,200 years ago parallels dry spell that led civilizations to collapse in other regions.
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Not that we need rain or anything.  But...we need rain.

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High-tech water-saving system draws a crowd at North Hollywood home

High-tech water-saving system draws a crowd at North Hollywood home | Sustainability Science | Scoop.it
Whether she's driving a hybrid car, installing solar panels on her roof or tearing up her beloved front lawn and replacing it with mulch, Carrie Wassenaar said, she wants to do her part for the environment.
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Clearly, we don't all need computer controlled flushing our our rain barrel systems, but the idea is a sound one for larger systems (think apartments, office buildings, etc.).  Again, the cost will be huge for the early adopters but pave the way for more affordable systems in the future.

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Kangaroo scrotums in short supply in Australia after rain sends them bounding

Kangaroo scrotums in short supply in Australia after rain sends them bounding | Sustainability Science | Scoop.it
Kangaroo scrotums are reportedly in short supply in Australia after constant heavy rain drove the animals beyond the range of shooters.
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When we discuss about climate change or "global weirding", we normally talk about coastal flooding, etc.  But this panoply of events can also (apparently) include this.  I guess for some people/critters it is not much of a G'Day.

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