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First Converted Hybrid Train with Regenerative Braking Could be a Game Changer

First Converted Hybrid Train with Regenerative Braking Could be a Game Changer | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
A "Desiro" diesel locomotive retrofitted with batteries recharged by braking takes the tracks. This could be a game changer.
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What is Culture? - YouTube

http://exchanges.state.gov/non-us/connect and http://exchanges.state.gov/us/connect This video illustrates a conversation that took place on the U.S. State D...
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Tackling Global Sustainability: A Need for Integrated Systems Approaches

Tackling Global Sustainability: A Need for Integrated Systems Approaches | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
  If there is anything that the past few decades of research and study of major global challenges tells us, it is that truly effective solutions to sustainability challenges require truly integrated approaches across disciplines, fields of study,...

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Artist Has Spent 7 Years Turning UK Forests Into Works Of Art

Artist Has Spent 7 Years Turning UK Forests Into Works Of Art | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Ellie Davies, a talented multimedia artist in the UK, has spent seven years turning landscapes throughout the UK into beautiful and ghostly works of art.

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The Changing Geography Of Education, Income Growth And Poverty In America | Newgeography.com

The Changing Geography Of Education, Income Growth And Poverty In America | Newgeography.com | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

In this column, we often rate metropolitan areas for their performance over one year, five or at most 10. But measuring economic and social progress often requires a longer lens, spanning decades.

Nowhere is this clearer than in education, which many claim is the key to higher-wage economic growth. Yet there are two sets of numbers that need to be distinguished: those states with the highest percentage of educated workers and the states that have increased their numbers most rapidly.

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Children's Lung Health Improves as Air Pollution Is Reduced, Study Says

Children's Lung Health Improves as Air Pollution Is Reduced, Study Says | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The new study, conducted in Southern California, provides evidence that better air quality improved health among children, experts said.
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(Self)-Organize for Complexity

(Self)-Organize for Complexity | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
"You've got to keep asserting the complexity and the originality of life, and the multiplicity of it, and the facets of it." - Toni Morrison I've been re-reading Niels Pfleaging's short book Organi...
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Reimagining Our Streets as Places: From Transit Routes to Community Roots

Reimagining Our Streets as Places: From Transit Routes to Community Roots | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Streets are our most fundamental shared public spaces, but they are also one of the most contested and overlooked.
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Net Zero Case Study: Bullitt Center - Green Materials - CleanTechies

Net Zero Case Study: Bullitt Center - Green Materials - CleanTechies | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The Bullitt Center in Seattle, Washington, is one of the most self-sufficient buildings on the planet. It is net zero energy and, after the water reuse system is approved by city authorities, net zero water. Net zero means that the building uses the same amount as it creates or generates – it is self-sufficient.
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When the Path to Homeownership Runs Through Public Housing

When the Path to Homeownership Runs Through Public Housing | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
A federal government program is trying to turn our nation of low-income renters into future homeowners by helping them build up savings accounts.
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In Kentucky, manufacturers partner to bridge the skills gap

In Kentucky, manufacturers partner to bridge the skills gap | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
When General Electric announced plans to ramp up production at its Louisville Appliances & Lighting plant several years ago, the company and its suppliers faced a significant barrier: finding enough skilled workers to staff their plants and factories. Securing skilled labor is a familiar challenge for employers. Although debate continues over the size and nature of a national skills gap, in the Bluegrass region of Kentucky—a 22-county area stretching from Louisville to Lexington&m
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Why we need to think about implementing the Sustainable Development Goals

Why we need to think about implementing the Sustainable Development Goals | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
While in yesterday’s post Shanta Devarajan confessed that he was wrong to cost the Millennium Development Goals, today’s post offers a different perspective. Homi Kharas argues that governments should develop their own detailed implementation strategies for the Sustainable Development Goals, with financing included, so that they can continue to discuss and refine them in consultation with development partners and other stakeholders.
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EVs Could Be Cheaper Than Gas Cars By 2025 - CleanTechies

EVs Could Be Cheaper Than Gas Cars By 2025 - CleanTechies | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
One of the most effective arguments against electric cars right now is their high cost compared to conventional vehicles. Without the $7,500 tax rebate, a Nissan LEAF costs nearly $30,000, making it one of the most expensive compact cars you can buy…and that’s for the base model. But what happens if electric cars actually endRead More
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The Metrics Myth—Why Quantitative Presentation of Qualitative Value Matters - UNREASONABLE.is

The Metrics Myth—Why Quantitative Presentation of Qualitative Value Matters - UNREASONABLE.is | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Since at least the early ‘90s, those involved in the generation of more than money have been on a quest to capture the right balance between documentation of impact and claims to same. For me personally, I have been a reluctant crusader in this quest for coming on thirty years. As a social worker in …
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What Will America Look Like in 2060? 9 Bold Predictions About Our Future

What Will America Look Like in 2060? 9 Bold Predictions About Our Future | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

The U.S. is about to undergo some radical demographic shifts that will make our country a more beautiful, open place.


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Sustainability for Whom?

Sustainability for Whom? | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The conundrum is that eco-business is being accepted by many governments and public interest groups as the best practical short-term option to make products and packaging more sustainable, while at the same time locking in a system that is fundamentally incapable of halting global ecological and social loss.
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F. Kaid Benfield: How to Create Healthy Environments for People

F. Kaid Benfield: How to Create Healthy Environments for People | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

"Just as all parts of an ecosystem must be healthy if the system is going to work," an environment for people -- a "people habitat" -- must have "homes, shops, businesses, and the environment that ...

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Would You Consider Riding a Bike Along Route 66?

Would You Consider Riding a Bike Along Route 66? | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The Adventure Cycling Association has just put out six detailed maps and brochures for cyclists planning to tackle the historic highway.
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Can Civil Society Change Food?

Can Civil Society Change Food? | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
In an age of disruptive change, where trends in global politics shift at an unprecedented rate, civil society organisations could be the only solution capable of grounding the debate on sustainable food and pushing for the change so urgently needed.
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Let’s Talk About Solar Power and Equity - CleanTechies

Let’s Talk About Solar Power and Equity - CleanTechies | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

By JORGE MADRID | BIO | Published: FEBRUARY 23, 2015 We need to have “the talk” about solar power and equity, because ignoring uncomfortable questions will invite misinformation and bad decisions. We need an informed dialogue about how local solar power can impact low-income communities and communities of color in the U.S. We need toRead More

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Hermosa Beach, Calif., Voters Give Thumbs Down to Oil Drilling

Hermosa Beach, Calif., Voters Give Thumbs Down to Oil Drilling | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

Residents of the small Pacific Ocean community voted overwhelmingly against for the construction of up to 34 oil wells in the center of town

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Letting girls learn: Empowering communities to overcome barriers to girls’ education

Letting girls learn: Empowering communities to overcome barriers to girls’ education | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Today, the White House will launch a new effort on the Let Girls Learn initiative to put grassroots solutions front-and-center in the struggle to overcome the challenges to girls’ education. In light of this announcement, Rebecca Winthrop discusses the key priorities for breaking the barriers and advancing education opportunities for girls around the world.
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California Beach Community to Decide if It’s ‘an Oil Town’

California Beach Community to Decide if It’s ‘an Oil Town’ | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Hermosa Beach will go to the polls on Tuesday to decide whether to follow through on a longstanding contract for drilling rights or pay millions to kill the deal.
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The City as Commons

The City as Commons | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
A commons-based economy cannot thrive without appropriate institutions, especially those that represent a "partner state" approach.
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Yale Environment 360: Photographs of Amazon Forest Added to Google Street View Collection

Yale Environment 360: Photographs of Amazon Forest Added to Google Street View Collection | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

Detailed views of the Amazon rainforest, its rivers, and indigenous communities are the latest additions to Google's "Street View" collection, the company announced this week. The imagery — captured while boating down 500 kilometers of rivers, walking along 20 kilometers of trails, and ziplining through dense forest — reveals stunning views of the Amazon from the top of its canopy to the forest floor. The photos also capture daily life in 17 communities of local people who live deep within the rainforest and along the Rio Mariepauá, one of the Amazon River's largest tributaries. To capture images of a particularly isolated part of the forest, the project used a custom-built camera called a Trekker, which snaps photos as it moves through the canopy on a zip line. The images were collected in partnership with the conservation organization Amazonas Sustainable Foundation, which hopes that sharing in-depth photographs of the area will help promote conservation efforts.

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