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How Do You Stay Hydrated?

How Do You Stay Hydrated? | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
It's Drink Water Week and to celebrate, HuffPost Healthy Living is putting together a gallery of images showcasing how you get your H20. We want to see how you stay hydrated throughout the day.
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Designing the World we Want

Designing the World we Want | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
How can we connect our passion for food with a systems-based approach to changing the world? Permaculture claims to be one such way of doing it…
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Reclaiming a Public Space

Reclaiming a Public Space | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Active citizens in West São Paulo have revitalized a square to create a small oasis in the middle of the city.
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ETS would be more cost-effective than higher renewables target, analyst says

ETS would be more cost-effective than higher renewables target, analyst says | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
An emissions trading scheme would be cheaper and more effective than Labor’s 50% renewables goal or the government’s Direct Action policy, Paul Hyslop says
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New "smart window" material selectively blocks light and/or heat

New "smart window" material selectively blocks light and/or heat | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Researchers at the Cockrell School of Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin has developed a "smart window" technology that allows the passage of visible light while blocking heat, or vice versa.
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Ice flows, hazy hydrocarbons among latest Pluto reveals

Ice flows, hazy hydrocarbons among latest Pluto reveals | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

NASA has released the latest batch of images and detailed fresh discoveries from New Horizons as the unmanned probe hurtles away from Pluto and out of the Solar System.

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Sebastião Salgado focuses on big picture with parable of reforestation in Brazil | John Vidal

Sebastião Salgado focuses on big picture with parable of reforestation in Brazil | John Vidal | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
At a Paris climate change meeting, the celebrated Brazilian photographer joined Bishop Fredrick Shoo of Tanzania in extolling the merits of reseeding forests
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Just saw the film Wim Wenders and Salgado's son made about this man and the work he does with his wife. Truly inspiring!

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'I Was Almost Another Dead Black Male'

'I Was Almost Another Dead Black Male' | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

In a StoryCorps animation, Alex Landau recalls his harrowing experience being pulled over by Denver police.

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Toyota fuel cell bus tested in Tokyo

Toyota fuel cell bus tested in Tokyo | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

Toyota and Hino Motors have begun testing a jointly-developed fuel cell bus in Tokyo, Japan. The brief test, which is taking place on public roads in the central and waterfront areas of the city, is designed to will help Toyota improve the technology ahead of a possible market launch.

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How one homeless child inspired this Bangladeshi to help hundreds

How one homeless child inspired this Bangladeshi to help hundreds | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

At 21, Korvi Rakshand had to turn away from a little girl who asked for his help, that led him to start his country’s most innovative education NGO

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Honeybees in Massachusetts Are Riddled With Pesticides

Honeybees in Massachusetts Are Riddled With Pesticides | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Their pollen and honey contain substances linked to Colony Collapse Disorder.
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At Vatican, Mayors Pledge Climate Change Fight

At Vatican, Mayors Pledge Climate Change Fight | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The two-day conference was the first time the Vatican specifically invited local officials to address the issue, hoping to keep pressure on world leaders.

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Andrew Winston's curator insight, July 27, 9:04 AM

Two important elements of the expanding battle against climate change come out of this story. (1) The local. Mayors (and governors) will build pressure from below on national leaders to be bolder, but they also bring the climate issue to citizens who may listen more to local leaders, and they drive action on both mitigation and adaptation at the local level. (2) The moral. The Pope continues to push his 'we're all connected' social/environmental message on climate here. (see my summary of the Pope's encyclical and best quotes...http://bit.ly/1KthCL9). Action on climate is building.

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Why the Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement May Ultimately Win by Marc Gunther: Yale Environment 360

Why the Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement May Ultimately Win by Marc Gunther: Yale Environment 360 | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

The fossil fuel divestment campaign has so far persuaded only a handful of universities and investment funds to change their policies. But if the movement can help shift public opinion about climate change, its organizers say, it will have achieved its primary goal.

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Silk-based functional inks put biosensor data on your fingertips

Silk-based functional inks put biosensor data on your fingertips | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

Researchers at Tufts University have now developed silk-based inks containing bacteria-sensing agents that can withstand the rigors of inkjet printing, opening the door much wider for printing biomolecules.

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Freaks3D takes 3D printing on the road

Freaks3D takes 3D printing on the road | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

3D printers are fantastic, but you're unlikely to see someone carrying one with them to a maker faire, or anywhere else for that matter. Elecfreaks is aiming to provide a portable option for the growing 3D printer market with Freaks3D – a unit that's around the size of an average laptop.

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In Comparing Metro Areas, the Devil is in the Details | Newgeography.com

In Comparing Metro Areas, the Devil is in the Details | Newgeography.com | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

Frequently I see examples of metro areas comparing themselves to other, more successful metro areas.  Metro area movers and shakers take a deep dive into the intricacies of what makes a "good" place tick, and try to implement the takeaways in their metro.  This is a reasonable action, but I believe it misses the point.  There is more to examine by taking a deep dive within your own metro than looking at another.

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Nonlinear: New York, London, Shanghai underwater in 50 years?

Nonlinear: New York, London, Shanghai underwater in 50 years? | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Those under the impression that climate change is advancing at a constant and predictable rate don't understand the true dynamics of the issue. The fear is that the ability of the oceans and plants to continue to absorb half the carbon dioxide human civilization expels into the atmosphere each year may have become impaired. That means more carbon dioxide is remaining in the atmosphere where concentrations are building at the fastest rate ever recorded in the modern era.
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Synthetic material mimics coral's ocean-cleaning attributes

Synthetic material mimics coral's ocean-cleaning attributes | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Researchers from China's Anhui Jianzhu University have developed a synthetic substance that mimics coral's ability to collect harmful heavy metals from water. Tests on the effectiveness of the aluminum oxide structure have so far shown promising results.
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The Uphill Battle to Get Solar Into D.C.'s Low-Income Households

The Uphill Battle to Get Solar Into D.C.'s Low-Income Households | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

Earlier this month, President Obama held up the city as model for bringing solar power to low-income families. He might have spoken a bit too soon.

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Yale Environment 360: European Union Is Increasingly Turning to Wind Power, Analysis Finds

Yale Environment 360: European Union Is Increasingly Turning to Wind Power, Analysis Finds | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

The European Union met 8 percent of its electricity demand with wind power last year, up from roughly 7 percent in 2012, according to a report by the Joint Research Center, the European Commission's in-house science service. That's equal to the combined total electricity consumption of Belgium, Ireland, Greece, and the Netherlands, the report notes, and it is a heartening sign for the E.U. wind power sector, which had seen turbine installations decline in 2013. Denmark generated enough wind power to meet 40 percent of its electricity demand, and in Ireland, Portugal, and Spain, wind's share made up between 19 and 25 percent of final consumption. Fifteen other E.U. nations generated 4 percent or more of their electricity from wind. By 2020, wind energy will provide at least 12 percent of Europe's electricity, the analysis says. Globally, wind power has grown dramatically over the last two decades, soaring from 3.5 gigawatts in 1994 to roughly 370 gigawatts by the end of 2014. Global installed wind capacity increased 48 percent over 2013, the report says.

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Investors could lose $4.2tn because of climate change, report warns

Investors could lose $4.2tn because of climate change, report warns | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Investments in fossil fuel companies face serious risk from global warming, research by the Economist Intelligence Unit shows
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The week in wildlife – in pictures

The week in wildlife – in pictures | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

Fighting hippos, flamingoes in the Great Rift Valley and a snow leopard in Himalayas feature in this week’s pick of images from the natural world

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Gleaning: an Ancient Custom that May Return in the Future

Gleaning: an Ancient Custom that May Return in the Future | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

Gleaning is an ancient tradition, deeply embedded in the agricultural world.

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Solar is bringing a new world to women in Zimbabwe

Solar is bringing a new world to women in Zimbabwe | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

A solar power project in a remote community in Zimbabwe is encouraging women to give birth in hospitals, and reducing their workload

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