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Timeline: How the World Found Out about Global Warming: Scientific American

(Reuters) - A U.N. conference in Qatar next week is the latest attempt to combat global warming after mounting evidence that human activity is disrupting the climate.Here is a timeline of the road to action on global warming:300 BC - Theophrastus,...
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10 ways the circular economy is changing the way businesses think

10 ways the circular economy is changing the way businesses think | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The transformation to create a more competitive resource-efficient economy is under way and it’s changing how businesses, large and small, approach what they do.
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Ocean warming and acidification needs more attention, argues US

Ocean warming and acidification needs more attention, argues US | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
US to raise issue in Paris climate talks and call for more research as concern grows over climate change-induced warming on marine life
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BLDGBLOG: Typographic Forestry and Other Landscapes of Translation

BLDGBLOG: Typographic Forestry and Other Landscapes of Translation | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Speculative short stories realized as ornamental thickets in the backyards of arboreally inclined landowners.

Given all the urban parks, hedge mazes, and scientifically accurate themed gardens of the world—two of my favorites being the exquisite Silver Garden at Longwood Gardens and the scifi otherworldliness of the Desert Garden at the Huntington—surely there is room for a kind of translation landscape?
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Love the idea of tree typography!

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Study: Choice Architecture, Not More Info, Key to Healthier Purchasing Habits | Sustainable Brands

Study: Choice Architecture, Not More Info, Key to Healthier Purchasing Habits | Sustainable Brands | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Recent research by Danish behavioral design consultancy Krukow reveals simple strategies that have broad applicability for businesses trying to secure market share with sustainable product offerings.
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Yes, you can learn by osmosis and observation. I did.

Yes, you can learn by osmosis and observation. I did. | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Bruce Katz shares five lessons he learned through observation of his mentor, Henry Cisneros, the Secretary for Housing and Urban Development during the first term of President Bill Clinton.
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Think Like a Tree: What We Can Learn From the Oaks That Survived Katrina

Think Like a Tree: What We Can Learn From the Oaks That Survived Katrina | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Architects and scientists may be able to work together to build natural-disaster resistant buildings...by looking at trees.
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A Coming of Age for Impact Investing

A Coming of Age for Impact Investing | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The new benchmark is an indication of a fast-growing and increasingly sophisticated impact investing industry.
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How the circular economy is taking off in the US

How the circular economy is taking off in the US | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Once a Scandinavian speciality, the circular economy has gained momentum in Europe, and now companies across the US are seeing the benefits
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MultiFab mixes and matches 10 different materials in a single 3D print

MultiFab mixes and matches 10 different materials in a single 3D print | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab's (CSAIL) MutliFab printer takes 3D printing technology a step further by combining 3D optical scanning with the ability to print using 10 different materials on the same job.
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Will Allen: Food is About Social Justice

Will Allen: Food is About Social Justice | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
To Will Allen, food is more than just sustenance: it’s about social justice.
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In Clash of Greens, a Case for Large-Scale U.S. Solar Projects by Philip Warburg: Yale Environment 360

In Clash of Greens, a Case for Large-Scale U.S. Solar Projects by Philip Warburg: Yale Environment 360 | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Weaning the U.S. economy off fossil fuels will involve the wide deployment of utility-scale solar power. But for that to happen, the environmental community must resolve its conflict between clean energy advocates and those who regard solar farms as blights on the landscape.
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Own a Home in Just Four Years? This Co-Op Program Keeps Workers in the Neighborhood

Own a Home in Just Four Years? This Co-Op Program Keeps Workers in the Neighborhood | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Alex Cedeño quit renting two years ago. Now, he has just two years left until he owns his own home. And it’s all thanks to his employer, Evergreen Cooperatives.
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Rethinking urban traffic congestion to put people first

Rethinking urban traffic congestion to put people first | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The Texas A&M Transportation Institute recently unveiled their semi-regular report on urban traffic congestion. Chances are you read about it in your local news outlet. While the focus and themes of the report are largely the same as previous years, big changes are underway in how we study, think about, and address metropolitan traffic congestion. This new, modern approach calls into question whether the endless pursuit of congestion relief makes sense anymore as a practical policy goal.
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BEEcosystem creators looking to create a buzz about bees

BEEcosystem creators looking to create a buzz about bees | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Honeybees play a crucial role in pollinating crops. The BEEcosystem observation hive has been designed to help combat falling bee numbers by encouraging people to take up beekeeping and get educated about bees.
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America's Shrinking Cities Are Gaining Brains

America's Shrinking Cities Are Gaining Brains | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
If there's one thing that's a nearly universal anxiety among cities, it's brain drain, or the loss of educated residents to other places. I've written about this many times over the years, critiqui...
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The Drought Isn't Just a California Problem

The Drought Isn't Just a California Problem | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
A rundown of other Western states in the middle of serious dry spells.
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What will happen to oil and gas workers as the world turns carbon neutral?

What will happen to oil and gas workers as the world turns carbon neutral? | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Building a wind farm or solar energy project is nothing professionals in fossil fuels can’t manage, but there are too few programmes to help them retrain
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Imagine applying all that oil and gas know how to alternative energy, particularly in research for efficiency and improved technologies...we'd have a win for the planet!

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New Orleans launches resilience roadmap to tackle climate and social challenges

New Orleans launches resilience roadmap to tackle climate and social challenges | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
As well as focusing on climate-related catastrophes, the 41-step resilience strategy addresses social issues such as poverty, racial inequality and crime
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Report Release: The Economics of Demand Flexibility

Report Release: The Economics of Demand Flexibility | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
In the context of the U.S. electricity system’s evolution, Demand Flexibility represents a huge, cost-effective resource option for customers, utilities, and third-party innovators alike to reduce costs and create value.
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Design Thinking for a Post-Industrial Century

Design Thinking for a Post-Industrial Century | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Gas Works Park in Seattle. Landscape Park Duisburg-Nord in Germany. Ariel Sharon (Mount Hariya) Park in Tel Aviv. Freshkills Park in Staten Island, NY. And The High Line, in Manhattan. These landma...
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Ranking the World’s Most Water-Stressed Countries in 2040 | World Resources Institute

Ranking the World’s Most Water-Stressed Countries in 2040 | World Resources Institute | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Globally, changing water supply and demand is inevitable; what that change will look like is far from certain. A first-of-its-kind analysis sheds new light on the issue.
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"Voltaglue" sticks in the wet and hardens when voltage is applied

"Voltaglue" sticks in the wet and hardens when voltage is applied | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
A glue that performs at a high-level in wet environments could bring about all sorts of possibilities in areas like surgical care and ship maintenance. A team from Singapore's Nanyang Technological University claim to have developed such a glue, which hardens when an electrical voltage is applied.
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A Good Life is the Business of us All

A Good Life is the Business of us All | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Digital culture is changing society: the way we relate to each other, how power flows, decisions are made, and politics is done, shaping environmental stresses.
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