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Three Quarters of the US Thinks Nation Not Making Enough Progress on Renewable Energy

Three Quarters of the US Thinks Nation Not Making Enough Progress on Renewable Energy | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Official US Navy Imagery/CC BY 2.0 Some telling stats from a new poll by the University of Texas on how people in the United States feel about current national energy policy (h/t Yale e360): Just over 3400 people were surveyed,...
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Solar Eclipse in Europe Shows Grid Operators Can Be Successful with Renewables | World Resources Institute

Solar Eclipse in Europe Shows Grid Operators Can Be Successful with Renewables | World Resources Institute | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
A rare solar eclipse earlier this month threatened electricity blackouts in renewable energy-heavy Europe. When operators kept the lights on, they proved that the grid is ready for a clean energy future.
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What Have We Learned From 30 Years of 'Aging in Place'?

What Have We Learned From 30 Years of 'Aging in Place'? | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

A new study on 'naturally occurring retirement communities' shows that cities must adapt to and support the needs of elders for them to thrive.

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Yale Environment 360: Natural Filters: Mussels Deployed To Clean Up Polluted Waterways

Yale Environment 360: Natural Filters: Mussels Deployed To Clean Up Polluted Waterways | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

In the Delaware River and other watersheds in the U.S. and Europe, threatened populations of mussels are being re-established to help filter out pollution generated by agriculture, industry, and development.

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SITES Certifies 12 More Projects

SITES Certifies 12 More Projects | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The Sustainable Sites Initiative™ (SITES™) has certified a dozen sustainable landscapes across the country for meeting rigorous standards for environmental design and performance, bringing the tota...
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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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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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How to fill the implementation gap for inclusive growth: Case studies covering urban transportation sector development in Egypt

How to fill the implementation gap for inclusive growth: Case studies covering urban transportation sector development in Egypt | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
In this paper, Hideki Matsunaga and Mayada Magdy aim to identify key reform areas that would be necessary to fill the implementation gap in Egypt.
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Aligning Tactics and Beliefs for Collective Impact

Aligning Tactics and Beliefs for Collective Impact | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
"We see the world not as it is, but as we are." -The Talmud A year ago at this time I had the opportunity to be part of faculty for the launch of the Presidio Institute's Cross-Sector Leadership Pr...
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The Rights of Nature: Reconsidered

The Rights of Nature: Reconsidered | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Peter Burdon argues that the environmental rights movement would benefit from more strenuous critical engagement with the question of nature's potential legal
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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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