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Puma's New Natural Capital Accounting Framework Receives a Thumbs Up From Experts

Puma's New Natural Capital Accounting Framework Receives a Thumbs Up From Experts | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Puma asked a group of independent experts to review its new Environmental Profit & Loss framework (E P&L), and comment on its methodology, benefits and where it can be improved.
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US set to pledge emissions cuts of up to 28% ahead of global climate treaty

US set to pledge emissions cuts of up to 28% ahead of global climate treaty | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
US expected to confirm planned greenhouse gas emissions cuts ahead of today’s deadline for nations to submit proposals towards forming a global climate change agreement at talks in Paris in December
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Light bulb set to be graphene's first commercial consumer application

Light bulb set to be graphene's first commercial consumer application | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Researchers at the University of Manchester have produced both the first commercial application of graphene and the world's first graphene light-bulb. Longer lasting, cheaper to run and make than ...
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Climate change making droughts in Australia worse as rain patterns shift

Climate change making droughts in Australia worse as rain patterns shift | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Climate Council report says projected decreases in average rainfall are linked to reduced agricultural productivity and increased suicide risk in rural areas
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The Fifth Estate | More jobs, fewer deaths and money saved: the co-benefits of climate action assessed

The Fifth Estate | More jobs, fewer deaths and money saved: the co-benefits of climate action assessed | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

Recent climate policy commitments by the US, EU and China will lead to a million more jobs, over 100,000 fewer deaths and billions saved in fuel imports, a just-released study by the NewClimate Institute has revealed.

Commissioned by Climate Action Network, the study calculated co-benefits of reducing carbon emissions for the three economies, and also found that scaling up the commitments to limit climate change to 2°C with 100 per cent renewable energy would lead to savings of US$523 billion a year in reduced fuel imports, 1.3 million fewer premature deaths from air pollution and three million more green jobs.

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Showing new way forward? Implications of Mexico’s pledge for global climate action

Showing new way forward? Implications of Mexico’s pledge for global climate action | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Last week, the United States and Mexico announced new plans to increase bilateral cooperation on climate change and low carbon development. Timmons Roberts and Guy Edwards discuss the implications on global climate action.
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How Long Can Oceans Continue To Absorb Earth’s Excess Heat? by Cheryl Katz: Yale Environment 360

How Long Can Oceans Continue To Absorb Earth’s Excess Heat? by Cheryl Katz: Yale Environment 360 | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The main reason soaring greenhouse gas emissions have not caused air temperatures to rise more rapidly is that oceans have soaked up much of the heat. But new evidence suggests the oceans’ heat-buffering ability may be weakening.
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How landscapes mould language and lives - life - 27 March 2015 - New Scientist

How landscapes mould language and lives - life - 27 March 2015 - New Scientist | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Our surroundings can influence the words we use and feed into life's twists and turns, as two new books explore
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Just 3% of American Land is Urban. These Maps Show What The Rest Looks Like

Just 3% of American Land is Urban. These Maps Show What The Rest Looks Like | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Most maps of the U.S. prioritize cities. But "Minimal Maps" single out the nation's forests, crops, and waterbodies.
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Northwest Energy Star Program Provides Insights Into Efficiency - CleanTechies

Northwest Energy Star Program Provides Insights Into Efficiency - CleanTechies | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The Northwest Energy Star program is tracking the energy use of green homes for 13 months after they are occupied in an attempt to learn more about what features and technology enhance energy efficiency. The homes in this pilot program, begun in late 2012, are at least 30% more efficient that similar homes built toRead More
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How to Grow a Medicine Cabinet

How to Grow a Medicine Cabinet | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Chamomile Bunches It has crept up on us slowly, perhaps without the initial intentions of what we are now left with: prescription medicine. Medicine, fo
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LivingHomes sustainable prefab houses are judged by their own standard

LivingHomes sustainable prefab houses are judged by their own standard | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Gizmag covered the launch of the C6 sustainable prefab homes from LivingHomes in 2013. The residences were designed to be low-cost and to be LEED Platinum certified. Since then, it has installed o...
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This isn’t an opportunity for Georgia; this is a last chance | Jay Bookman

This isn’t an opportunity for Georgia; this is a last chance | Jay Bookman | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Watching Georgia legislators debate the state’s transportation future, as they did last week on the Senate floor, is enough to make a man despair.


You look at the scale of the challenge that we face as a result of decades of willful neglect and underinvestment, and then you see the cramped vision,...
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A Utility Business Model That Embraces Efficiency and Solar Without Sacrificing Revenue?

A Utility Business Model That Embraces Efficiency and Solar Without Sacrificing Revenue? | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Our analysis shows that both municipally-owned utilities like Fort Collins Utilities and other member- or independently-owned utilities alike can achieve very real success while embracing efficiency and solar.
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Ploughing On Regardless

Ploughing On Regardless | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Almost all other issues are superficial by comparison to soil loss. So why don’t we talk about it? Imagine a wonderful world, a planet on whi
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Earth’s Second Lung Has Emphysema

Earth’s Second Lung Has Emphysema | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
In other words, if the world’s first lung is represented by all of the tropical forests combined, the second (and perhaps larger) lung is definitely the boreal forest.
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Texas City Opts for 100 Percent Renewable Energy—to Save Cash, Not the Planet

Texas City Opts for 100 Percent Renewable Energy—to Save Cash, Not the Planet | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
It's not about going green for Georgetown, Texas.
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Earth Repair – Homegrown Healing of Toxic Lands, part 2

Earth Repair – Homegrown Healing of Toxic Lands, part 2 | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
In her book Earth Repair, Leila Darwish provides a grassroots guide to healing toxic and damaged landscapes emphasizing local solutions.
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UK's

UK's | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
An eco-town described as the UK's most sustainable development is moving closer to being occupied. The first residents are expected to move into North West Bicester later this year. Planning per...
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Biomass Electricity + Carbon Capture = Carbon-Negative Energy

Biomass Electricity + Carbon Capture = Carbon-Negative Energy | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Generating electricity from biomass, such as urban waste and sustainably sourced forest and crop residues, is one strategy for reducing greenhouse gas emissions because it is carbon-neutral: it produces as much carbon as the plants suck out of the atmosphere.
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Collective Impact: Equity, Community and Network Thinking

Collective Impact: Equity, Community and Network Thinking | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Just returning from the Champions for Change gathering in Washington, DC hosted by the Tamarack Institute and the Collective Impact Forum. I was in attendance with a couple of others from the Food ...
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Keeping warming to 2 °C is not enough to save species - environment - 27 March 2015 - New Scientist

Keeping warming to 2 °C is not enough to save species - environment - 27 March 2015 - New Scientist | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The temperature limit we've chosen to protect our planet from harmful warming is 0. 5 °C too high, say a growing number of climate scientists
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Green Climate Fund Moves Forward; Will Soon Disburse Climate Finance through 7 Institutions | World Resources Institute

Green Climate Fund Moves Forward; Will Soon Disburse Climate Finance through 7 Institutions | World Resources Institute | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The Green Climate Fund (GCF), expected to become the main vehicle for securing and distributing finance, moved one step closer to disbursing funds this week. Its resources will support a range of activities that reduce emissions or foster resilience—such as installing renewable energy, helping farmers grow drought-resistant crops and reducing deforestation.
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How much of the world's fossil fuels can we burn?

How much of the world's fossil fuels can we burn? | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Duncan Clark: The much-quoted three numbers of climate change have raised awareness of the simple fact there’s far more fossil fuel than we can burn and the more we extract, the greater the risk of climate catastrophe – but they don’t tell us the whole story
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