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Climate Science as Culture War (SSIR)

Climate Science as Culture War (SSIR) | Sustainability & Us | Scoop.it

The public debate around climate change is no longer about science—it’s about values, culture, and ideology.

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Jenny Sabin - a creative innovator whose work inspires and transforms

Jenny Sabin - a creative innovator whose work inspires and transforms | Sustainability & Us | Scoop.it

Could building "skin" respond and adapt to humans inside structures?

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Study finds a new pathway for invasive species – science teachers | News & Research Communications | Oregon State University

Study finds a new pathway for invasive species – science teachers | News & Research Communications | Oregon State University | Sustainability & Us | Scoop.it

A survey of teachers from the United States and Canada found that one out of four educators who used live animals as part of their science curriculum released the organisms into the wild after they were done using them in the classroom.

Yet only 10 percent of those teachers participated in a planned release program, increasing the likelihood that the well-intentioned practice of using live organisms as a teaching tool may be contributing to invasive species problems.

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Cornell to Study Shrub Willow as Next Bioenergy Crop

Cornell to Study Shrub Willow as Next Bioenergy Crop | Sustainability & Us | Scoop.it

“We think the results of this research will take years off the cycle time needed to find the best growing shrub willow hybrids and with consistent increases in yield each cycle, we will rapidly advance commercialization of this emerging bioenergy crop,”

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Toiling in the Dark: Africa’s Power Crisis - New York Times

Toiling in the Dark: Africa’s Power Crisis - New York Times | Sustainability & Us | Scoop.it
Crippling electricity shortages in sub-Saharan Africa have begun to hamper the region’s development.
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N.C. Bans Use of Latest Science on Sea-Level Rise

N.C. Bans Use of Latest Science on Sea-Level Rise | Sustainability & Us | Scoop.it

A new law in North Carolina will ban the state from basing coastal policies on the latest scientific predictions of how much the sea level will rise, prompting environmentalists to accuse the state of disrespecting climate science.

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The Sports Industry Goes Green

The Sports Industry Goes Green | Sustainability & Us | Scoop.it

Just this month the White House brought together major sports players, leaders and enthusiasts to discuss and celebrate the sports industry’s success in going green and promoting sustainability.

 

Not only are these teams making smarter, more economical and sustainable decisions about their stadiums and arenas they are also promoting the environmental message to their fans before, after and during game time.

Read full article here :http://ow.ly/cG7Ni

 


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We need new leadership for sustainable business, society and the world

We need new leadership for sustainable business, society and the world | Sustainability & Us | Scoop.it
The challenge for business leaders is to justify their role in creating a living system of economy, society and nature to give us hope for the future (We need new leadership for sustainable business, society & the world | Guardian Sustainable ...

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Cornell's Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future - DC Policy Briefings

Cornell's Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future - DC Policy Briefings | Sustainability & Us | Scoop.it

The Atkinson Center Washington Policy Briefing Series brings sound science and research to bear on the most pressing legislative issues of our time. These briefings, designed for media, legislative staff, agency staff and legislators, feature faculty experts who contribute information and analysis without political agenda to some of today’s most salient topics.

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Cornell Chronicle: Engineers predict the threat of avalanches

Cornell Chronicle: Engineers predict the threat of avalanches | Sustainability & Us | Scoop.it
Using theoretical modeling, researchers have uncovered clues to the physical laws that govern how snow avalanches start, grow and move.
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Extreme weather and a changing climate - CNN.com

Extreme weather and a changing climate - CNN.com | Sustainability & Us | Scoop.it
Amid droughts, wildfires and heat waves, climate data are proving essential in coping with extreme weather events, says Jane Lubchenco...
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Sustainability: Economics, Environment and Equity

Sustainability: Economics, Environment and Equity | Sustainability & Us | Scoop.it

Professor David Lee, speaks about "Sustainability: Economics, Environment, and Equity"

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Global Warming's Terrifying New Math | Politics News | Rolling Stone

Global Warming's Terrifying New Math | Politics News | Rolling Stone | Sustainability & Us | Scoop.it
Three simple numbers that add up to global catastrophe - and that make clear who the real enemy is...
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Corn Drought? Who Cares? For World's Poorest, It's All About Rice And Wheat

Corn Drought? Who Cares? For World's Poorest, It's All About Rice And Wheat | Sustainability & Us | Scoop.it

The effects of the drought that has pummeled the U.S. corn belt will be felt for a while, but the grain most affected by it isn't one the world's hungriest depend on to survive.

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Sustainability Reporting & GRI Focal Point USA: One Year Later

Sustainability Reporting & GRI Focal Point USA: One Year Later | Sustainability & Us | Scoop.it

By Hank Boerner

Focusing on the huge market we usually refer to as "Corporate America," the folks who run nonprofit Global Reporting Initiative [GRI] in Amsterdam organized a concentrated effort to encourage more U.S. companies to adopt the GRI G3 framework for their sustainability reporting.

 

Focal Point USA officially opened for business in New York City early in 2011 with great fanfare -- including a hosted reception and bell-ringing exercise at the New York Stock Exchange. From 2010 to 2011, the number of U.S. sustainability reports including a GRI content index has grown almost 50 percent. In 2011 alone, 345 reports were published, of which 273 used the GRI framework, according to our research. And the number is growing as we continue to find more reports to add to the total.

 

Read more here : 

http://www.csrwire.com/blog/posts/499-sustainability-reporting-gri-focal-point-usa-one-year-later


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Texas Climate News | Galveston: Rising Gulf, coastal erosion complicate development planning

Texas Climate News | Galveston: Rising Gulf, coastal erosion complicate development planning | Sustainability & Us | Scoop.it

Beyond the structural devastation and slower-than-hoped-for recovery, Hurricane Ike renewed a perennial debate on Galveston island: how to balance the needs of coastal dwelling Texans – a tough bunch who won’t give up their land to Mother Nature or development policy without a fight — with the threat of a rising ocean and the coastal destruction accompanying it.

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Cornell Chronicle: Cornell earns gold sustainability rating

Cornell Chronicle: Cornell earns gold sustainability rating | Sustainability & Us | Scoop.it
Cornell has achieved a gold rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education for its work as a 'green' leader.
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Texas suffers locally caused hypoxic areas

Texas suffers locally caused hypoxic areas | Sustainability & Us | Scoop.it

This is one time it’s better that not everything is bigger in Texas.

Texas A&M University (TAMU) oceanographer Dr. Steven DiMarco and Oceanography doctoral student Ruth Mullins-Perry have documented periodic hypoxic zones — areas of water with very low levels of dissolved oxygen — off the Texas coast. These Texas zones are often not related to the more famous “Dead Zone” spreading from the mouth of the Mississippi River and, at their zenith, cover just one-fourth the area of their better-known cousin.

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Greenland Meltdown Driven by Collapse of Glaciers at Ocean Outlets [Slide Show]: Scientific American Slideshows

Greenland Meltdown Driven by Collapse of Glaciers at Ocean Outlets [Slide Show]: Scientific American Slideshows | Sustainability & Us | Scoop.it

The latest science Greenland meltdown pictures 

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Cornell department partners with women’s co-op in Nicaragua

Cornell department partners with women’s co-op in Nicaragua | Sustainability & Us | Scoop.it

Mujeres Solares de Totogalpa — meaning solar women of Totogalpa — is an organization in Nicaragua focused on promoting different kinds of small scale renewable energy technologies like solar ovens.

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Little fish, big win | Greenpeace Blogs

Little fish, big win | Greenpeace Blogs | Sustainability & Us | Scoop.it

Healthy oceans are only possible with healthy ecosystems. Maintaining the robust fish populations upon which we depend for food and recreation requires protection of their food source. This means protecting the entire oceanic food web

 


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ClimateWatch Magazine » Climate & Fish Sticks

ClimateWatch Magazine » Climate & Fish Sticks | Sustainability & Us | Scoop.it

Since the mid-1950s, easy-to-serve, portion-controlled fish sticks have regularly found their way onto U.S. dinner tables and into school lunches. The past decade, however, has given fishermen and scientists a preview of the challenges they may face in keeping fish sticks on the menu as the planet gets warmer.

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Dana Cupkova and Kevin Pratt: Green Negligée

Dana Cupkova and Kevin Pratt: Green Negligée | Sustainability & Us | Scoop.it
Dana Cupkova and Kevin Pratt, professors of architecture at Cornell University and principals of the architectural research and design collaborative EPIPHYTE Lab, give a presentation at the 2012 Hans and Roger Strauch Symposium on Sustainable...
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Restoring the Elwha

Get a closer look at the large-scale restoration efforts and science behind the largest dam removal in U.S. history, which began in 2011 on the Elwha River i...
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The Ultimate Female Training Guide: Specific, Proven Methods to Get Lean And Sexy | SimplyShredded.com

The Ultimate Female Training Guide: Specific, Proven Methods to Get Lean And Sexy | SimplyShredded.com | Sustainability & Us | Scoop.it
The Ultimate Female Training Guide: Specific, Proven Methods to Get Lean And Sexy...
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