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How to feed the world without destroying it [Infographic]

How to feed the world without destroying it [Infographic] | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Want to address world hunger — not to mention climate change, poverty and pollution? Here's how taking a more natural approach to agriculture can benefit everyone and everything from the soil up.
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Why Ridesharing Is a Way Bigger Deal for Suburban Seniors Than Urban Millennials

Why Ridesharing Is a Way Bigger Deal for Suburban Seniors Than Urban Millennials | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

Peer-to-peer ride companies like Lyft and UberX can expand limited transportation options for the elderly.

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Yale Environment 360: Five Questions for IPCC Chairman On Future of Climate Change Action

Yale Environment 360: Five Questions for IPCC Chairman On Future of Climate Change Action | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

This month, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued a report on steps the world can take to avoid the worst impacts of future climate change. The report by the panel’s Working Group III was the final interim report before the IPCC’s major Fifth Assessment Report due to be released in October. Yale Environment 360 asked Rajendra Pachauri, who has served as IPCC chairman since 2002, five questions about the latest report and about the prospects that the international community will finally take decisive action to address climate change.

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The Solar Battlefield: How the US DOD Will Bring Solar Technology Mainstream

The Solar Battlefield: How the US DOD Will Bring Solar Technology Mainstream | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

When it comes to driving the development of renewable energy technology, no greater facilitating force exists than the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD). Acting on a mandate to achieve 25 percent reliability on renewable energy by the year 2025, the DOD has been busy in its aggressive pursuit of that

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DOE Solar Market Pathways Funding To Spur Shared, Community Solar

DOE Solar Market Pathways Funding To Spur Shared, Community Solar | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

The Department of Energy announces its "Solar Market Pathways" project. A $15 million dollar program to promote community solar project development

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My place on the earth | Kaid Benfield's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC

My place on the earth | Kaid Benfield's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
    Move your cursor over the images for credit information. Kaid Benfield writes about community, development, and the environment on Switchboard and in other national media.  Kaid’s latest book is People Habitat: 25 Ways to Think About Greener,...
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Why Wall Street Needs Remedial Biology | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network

Why Wall Street Needs Remedial Biology | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
There’s been a lot of chatter this month about high frequency trading, due in large part to the release of Michael Lewis’s latest book, Flash Boys: ...
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The Key to Saving the U.S. Transportation Program

The Key to Saving the U.S. Transportation Program | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

Cities and towns need more power over federal funds.

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Wichita Falls Braces for Water From Sewers With Texas in Drought

Wichita Falls Braces for Water From Sewers With Texas in Drought | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Pastor Bob McCartney of First Baptist Church tries to love his neighbor as himself. He’s just not thrilled that Wichita Falls will soon have him drinking water that once swirled down his neighbor’s toilet.
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Swim to Sea? These Salmon Are Catching a Lift

Swim to Sea? These Salmon Are Catching a Lift | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
California’s drought has left rivers too shallow for salmon, so the government is trucking and barging them to the sea in the hope they will return.
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California’s Thirsting Farmland

California’s Thirsting Farmland | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
California farmers have never relied only on rain. But given a prolonged drought and environmental regulations, the jockeying for water is becoming more intense.
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A Case Study in Community Sustainability

A Case Study in Community Sustainability | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Feldheim a perfect example of how a community working together can create sustainable solutions without (and in some cases in spite of) government legislation.
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2 Charts That Put the Chinese Pollution Crisis in Perspective

2 Charts That Put the Chinese Pollution Crisis in Perspective | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
No one now alive has experienced anything similar in North America or Europe, except in the middle of a forest fire or a volcanic eruption.
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Eleven states generated electricity from nonhydro renewables at double U.S. average - Today in Energy - U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Eleven states generated electricity from nonhydro renewables at double U.S. average - Today in Energy - U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
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China says more than half of its groundwater is polluted

China says more than half of its groundwater is polluted | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Number of groundwater sites of poor or extremely poor quality increases to 59.6%, Chinese government says
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For the Greater Green: Algae-Based Advanced Biofuels Bring a Clean, Affordable Solution

For the Greater Green: Algae-Based Advanced Biofuels Bring a Clean, Affordable Solution | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
As the implications of the global energy crisis continue to intensify, cost-effective and truly sustainable solutions are crucial. The energy industry experienced a giant leap with the production of first-generation biofuels, but rising costs and questionable energy yields have led to an innovative
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Kids Learning Permaculture

Kids Learning Permaculture | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Check out this charming short video for a look at kids of various ages learning about different plants and topics relating to permaculture
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Uncovering a Wild Garden’s Past

Uncovering a Wild Garden’s Past | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Unlike the 16 acres of formal gardens at Washington, D.C.'s Dumbarton Oaks, there are no remaining plans for Dumbarton Oaks Park, the wild garden that is its complement. Perhaps Beatrix Farrand, on...
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Profitable Development Solutions: How the Private Sector Can Contribute to the Post-2015 Agenda

Profitable Development Solutions: How the Private Sector Can Contribute to the Post-2015 Agenda | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Following the August 2013 Brookings Blum Roundtable on the Global Economy, this report highlights the most prominent themes discussed and debated among participants, including the development impact of the private sector; investments in individual enterprises serving low-income customers; and the U.S. government's development goals.
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How local governments can take congestion pricing from concept to reality | TheCityFix

How local governments can take congestion pricing from concept to reality | TheCityFix | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
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U.S. petroleum product exports increase in 2013 - Today in Energy - U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

U.S. petroleum product exports increase in 2013 - Today in Energy - U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
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California's Drought Ripples Through Businesses, Then To Schools

California's Drought Ripples Through Businesses, Then To Schools | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
California farmers produce an enormous proportion of American produce, but the state is now experiencing a record-breaking drought that is being felt throughout the state and the U.S.
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An Evolutionary Family Drama

An Evolutionary Family Drama | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
I went out rowing each morning, unaware that a grand evolutionary experiment was taking place beneath my hull.
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EU Passes Historic Law Requiring Large Companies to Report on Sustainability - CleanTechies

EU Passes Historic Law Requiring Large Companies to Report on Sustainability - CleanTechies | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The European Parliament has passed a historic law that makes it mandatory for the largest companies in Europe to include sustainability factors as an integral part of their annual financial reporting. The law, which was passed with a thumping majority vote of 599-55, will apply to publicly traded companies employing more than 500 workers. ThisRead More
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Science And Things From The NPR Science Desk
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Now available: 29 flavors of open source seeds, sans patents

Now available: 29 flavors of open source seeds, sans patents | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Wisconsin researchers release the first batch of seeds designed to propagate the old-fashioned notion of sharing.
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