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The seven deadly sins of land use | Kaid Benfield's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC

The seven deadly sins of land use | Kaid Benfield's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
  I have been invited to participate in a program tonight on sloth.  I’m even featured, promoted.  How should I feel about this?  Embarrassed?  Insulted?  Proud, in effect compounding one deadly sin with another?
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Blockchain: A technology on the verge of revolutionising society

Blockchain: A technology on the verge of revolutionising society | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
A safe, tamper-proof digital ledger has triggered a shock wave rippling far beyond the world of finance. Online payments diverted into the wrong pockets. Election results disputed by a political pa…
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Sustainable development: a new kind of globalization - The Boston Globe

Sustainable development: a new kind of globalization - The Boston Globe | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
A new concept of globalization calls for social fairness and environmental sustainability alongside economic development.
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Can we now envision of the world that is driven to create global well being for all living things and all systems that support us?

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5 Jobs That Will Be The Hardest To Fill In 2025

5 Jobs That Will Be The Hardest To Fill In 2025 | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
There is a labor shortage looming over the next decade, and jobs in these sectors will be the most difficult to fill.
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Balancing the Scales of City Sustainability | Sustainable Cities Collective

Balancing the Scales of City Sustainability | Sustainable Cities Collective | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
I spend virtually all my professional time thinking about the intersection of human settlement and environmental sustainability.
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How the Brain Dumps Its Trash [Video]

How the Brain Dumps Its Trash [Video] | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
A recently discovered waste-removal system is a linchpin in preserving neural health
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Designing Suburbs: Beyond New Urbanism | Newgeography.com

Designing Suburbs: Beyond New Urbanism | Newgeography.com | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

It is not primarily the fault of land developers that the American suburbs are thought to be dysfunctional and mundane. The blame belongs largely to the influence of boiler-plate zoning regulations combined with design consultants who seek the most minimum criteria allowed by city regulations.

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Report: More Pollinator Species In Jeopardy, Threatening World Food Supply

Report: More Pollinator Species In Jeopardy, Threatening World Food Supply | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
About 40 percent of invertebrate pollinator species such as bees and butterflies are facing extinction, according to the global assessment.
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Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space: Water as a utility

Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space: Water as a utility | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

Aaron Renn of Urbanophile and a fellow at the Manhattan Institute has produced a report, Wasted: How to Fix America’s Sewers, on the crushing financial impact on local jurisdictions of regulations promulgated by the EPA concerning discharge of untreated water into rivers and the security of water supplies.

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Decline of bees poses potential risks to major crops, says UN

Decline of bees poses potential risks to major crops, says UN | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Animal pollination responsible for 5-8% of global agricultural production by volume, says UN biodiversity panel, as it issues warning over their decline
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Green with Facebook Envy, Red with Twitter Rage

Green with Facebook Envy, Red with Twitter Rage | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
How you act on social media may alleviate or exacerbate negative emotional states
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Think You Know Rainbows? Look Again [Slide Show]

Think You Know Rainbows? Look Again [Slide Show] | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Physicists are starting to explain how rainbows can be completely red, white, nearly flat or full-circle
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Rare superbloom in California’s Death valley | EarthSky.org

Rare superbloom in California’s Death valley | EarthSky.org | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Heavy autumn rains have transformed the barren landscape into riot of flowers not seen since 2007. Have a look!
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Ellen MacArthur Foundation's Circular Economy 100 Program Comes Stateside, Lands in Arizona | Sustainable Brands

Ellen MacArthur Foundation's Circular Economy 100 Program Comes Stateside, Lands in Arizona | Sustainable Brands | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The Ellen MacArthur Foundation has launched a U.S. chapter of its Circular Economy 100 (CE100) program, which brings together leading organizations with the objective of innovating, developing and implementing circular economy opportunities. The CE100 USA provides a national pre-competitive innovation platform addressing the specifics of the U.S. market. Among the first members of the CE100 USA are Arizona State University and the City of Phoenix.
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7 Futurists On What To Expect In The Next Decade

7 Futurists On What To Expect In The Next Decade | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it


From smartphone apps that can do seemingly everything to driverless cars and
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These are the top 10 emerging technologies of 2016

These are the top 10 emerging technologies of 2016 | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Breakthrough technologies, including “socially aware” artificial intelligence and new generation solar panels, could soon tackle the world’s most pressing challenges.
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The PV technology outlined here is intriguing and could be an industry pivot point.
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Wilderness Society: C02 report demonstrates land clearing is out of control - video

Wilderness Society: C02 report demonstrates land clearing is out of control - video | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The national campaign director for The Wilderness Society believes the C02 report reveals many damning findings regarding the current level of tree clearing in Australia
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The Long, Complicated History of Affordable Housing in New York

The Long, Complicated History of Affordable Housing in New York | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
A new book and exhibit take a look at the programs, buildings, and people that have brought the system to where it is today—and what still needs to be done.
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The week in wildlife – in pictures

The week in wildlife – in pictures | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
A damselfly, black rhinos and an encounter between a crocodile and a whip snake are among this week’s pick of images from the natural world
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Norway to build Europe's largest onshore wind power project

Norway to build Europe's largest onshore wind power project | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The newly-announced Fosen Vind project will comprise six wind farms with a combined capacity of 1,000 MW, more than the current total installed capacity in Norway and on track to become the largest of its type in Europe.
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Three friends, Milky Way, planets | EarthSky.org

Three friends, Milky Way, planets | EarthSky.org | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
On a beach in South Carolina, three friends watched as the morning twilight met the Milky Way.
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Harvard taps biomimicry to harvest water from thin air

Harvard taps biomimicry to harvest water from thin air | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Harvard University researchers have found inspiration in desert beetles and cacti in developing life-saving water collection techniques.
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Despite the Recovery, the Most Distressed Communities in the U.S. Are Not Improving

Despite the Recovery, the Most Distressed Communities in the U.S. Are Not Improving | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Despite the economic recovery, the nation’s pattern of concentrated inequality has actually gotten worse, according to a new report.
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Cities Can Save Money by Investing in Natural Infrastructure for Water | TheCityFix

Cities Can Save Money by Investing in Natural Infrastructure for Water | TheCityFix | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
"By 2030, the world is projected to spend an estimated $10 trillion on repairing and expanding water infrastructure. Dams and treatment plants are aging, water demand is surging, and more frequent extreme weather events threaten our water security—each driving up water management cost."
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Use natural ecosystems for resilience...good reminder to look at nature's solutions!
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