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Reusable Replacements For Foil And Plastic Wrap

Reusable Replacements For Foil And Plastic Wrap | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
To help you halt the endless stream of single-use cooking waste, Earth911 gathered up five clever (and reusable) ways to replace foil and plastic wrap in your kitchen.
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Learning to live in harmony with Nature

Learning to live in harmony with Nature | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
From as early as I can recall, I have been deeply in love with life, with Nature.  Then, as I grew up, the tragic reality of our sense of separation from Nature painfully dawned on me.  I searched ...
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How 'Micro-Breaks' That Include a 40-Second View of Nature Can Refresh Tired Brains

How 'Micro-Breaks' That Include a 40-Second View of Nature Can Refresh Tired Brains | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Green roofs are great for the environment. Turns out they're great for tired workers, too.
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Five Circular Economy Related Schools Of Thought You Should Know About

Five Circular Economy Related Schools Of Thought You Should Know About | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The “circular economy” as a term has only risen to prevalence relatively recently, accelerated by a range of emerging trends such as resource price volatility, the predicted dramatic global growth of middle class consumers and the development of new technologies. The framework synthesises a number of longer standing schools of
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E.P.A. Emissions Plan Will Save Thousands of Lives, Study Finds

E.P.A. Emissions Plan Will Save Thousands of Lives, Study Finds | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The carbon emissions standards, proposed last year for the nation’s coal-fired power plants, could prevent more than 3,000 premature deaths per year, according to a new study.
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A manifesto for a more sustainable world | John Sauven

A manifesto for a more sustainable world | John Sauven | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
John Sauven: We can do more than just endure or adapt to climate change, we can tackle it and create a better, more just society in the process
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Yale Environment 360: One in Six Species Facing Extinction in Current Climate Trajectory

Yale Environment 360: One in Six Species Facing Extinction in Current Climate Trajectory | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

Future increases in global temperatures will threaten up to one in six species if current climate policies are not modified, according to new research published in the journal Science. Global extinction rates are currently at 2.8 percent, the study notes. If global average temperature rises by only 2 degrees C — a benchmark that many scientists think is no longer attainable — the extinction rate will rise to 5.2 percent, the study found. If the planet warms by 3 degrees C, the extinction risk rises to 8.5 percent. And if the current, business-as-usual trajectory continues, climate change will threaten one in six species, or 16 percent, the study says. The risk of species loss is most acute for areas that have unique climate ranges — particularly South America, Australia, and New Zealand — yet those regions are the least studied, the author notes.

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How fracking for shale gas is becoming a foreign policy issue – video

How fracking for shale gas is becoming a foreign policy issue – video | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

The shale gas industry is facing a new challenge, from the tumbling price of oil. Some of fracking's supporters are trying to reframe the debate in geo-political terms

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Are We Doing Our Best To Restore Watersheds? Lessons from a 10-Year Watershed Restoration Strategy

Are We Doing Our Best To Restore Watersheds? Lessons from a 10-Year Watershed Restoration Strategy | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
For the past decade, the Bonneville Environmental Foundation (BEF) has explored ways to make community-based watershed restoration more effective.
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Stewart Brand: We Need Planetary Restoration

Stewart Brand: We Need Planetary Restoration | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Stewart Brand, who is perhaps best known for his book, Whole Earth Catalog, now runs the Long Now Foundation, which is focused on the next 10,000 years of human civilization. At the American Planni...
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A Carbon Price Would Benefit More than Just the Climate | World Resources Institute

A Carbon Price Would Benefit More than Just the Climate | World Resources Institute | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
When the price of carbon-intensive fuels and goods increases, the government takes in new revenues. These funds can lower taxes, reduce the federal deficit and more while curbing climate change.
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How to Make a Productive Patio

How to Make a Productive Patio | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
It would be great if we all had an acre or two, the time, and inclination to grow our own food, but the realities of the day are that the majority of peop
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Great insights for a vertical edible garden project, too!

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Have we really reached 'peak car'?

Have we really reached 'peak car'? | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Vehicle traffic grew at a fearsome rate worldwide for decades … until 2007. Then came the perfect storm of an economic collapse, a digital revolution and major changes to urban lifestyles. But is this just a blip?
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ReFlow reuses grey water, saves fresh water

ReFlow reuses grey water, saves fresh water | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
As water shortages haunt many parts of the world, saving water at home is a must. One way to do that is to recycle and reuse grey water. In Vancouver, Canada, a team of designers has created the p...
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Unlocking the Value in Natural and Hybrid Coastal Infrastructure

Unlocking the Value in Natural and Hybrid Coastal Infrastructure | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Coastal communities, economies and ecosystems could benefit greatly by conserving natural "infrastructure," and implementing innovative hybrid approaches.
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Poster: A Community-Based Resilience Framework

Poster: A Community-Based Resilience Framework | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
 Readying ourselves and our communities for economic, energy and ecological crises.
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Ottobox learns your schedule to lower your electricity bills

Ottobox learns your schedule to lower your electricity bills | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Who wouldn't want to save up to 50 percent on their electricity bills? The makers of Ottobox claim their smart home automation device can do just that, and all by turning off appliances when they're left in standby.
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Ghana’s bicycle which is creating jobs while it saves the soil

Ghana’s bicycle which is creating jobs while it saves the soil | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
By using an abundant - and green - crop, the Bamboo Bikes Initiative has won international prizes
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Tesla's new low-cost battery: 'the missing piece' in sustainable energy?

Tesla's new low-cost battery: 'the missing piece' in sustainable energy? | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Elon Musk says ‘this is within the power of humanity to do so’ as he unveils new batteries in effort to change the way the world consumes energy
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Enzyme could make any type of donated blood safe for anyone to receive

Enzyme could make any type of donated blood safe for anyone to receive | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

When it comes to donated blood, type O is special. It can be given to anyone, regardless of their blood type. Thanks to new research, however, it may soon be possible to give anyone whatever type of blood happens to be available, with no ill effects.

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The Systems View of Life – A Unifying Vision

The Systems View of Life – A Unifying Vision | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Interview with Fritjof Capra author of The Tao of Physics (1975) and co-author of the Systems View of Life – A Unifying Vision (2014).
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Boston Food Forest inspires community through ecological design

Boston Food Forest inspires community through ecological design | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Boston Food Forest builds community and resilience through ecological design, collaborative work, and good times.
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Massive stars lit up the early universe

Massive stars lit up the early universe | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
After the Big Bang, it took several hundred million years for all the hydrogen and helium and some other gases floating around to start to coalesce into the first stars. New research shows these ancient suns would have clustered together to form extraordinarily bright groupings of stars.
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These Lovely Maps Trace the Most Picturesque Routes of Every City in the World

These Lovely Maps Trace the Most Picturesque Routes of Every City in the World | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The "Geotaggers' World Atlas" follows the path of Flickr images.
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Steps Toward a New World: Four Co-ops that Are Building a New Economy

Steps Toward a New World: Four Co-ops that Are Building a New Economy | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Seeing high unemployment, activists from various social movements have decided that since the contemporary system cannot provide them with jobs, they’ll create them outside of it.
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