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California Attorney General Files Plastic Water Bottle Lawsuit

California Attorney General Files Plastic Water Bottle Lawsuit | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
California Attorney General Kamala D.Harris filed a lawsuit against three companies over claims that they misled consumers by marketing plastic water bottles...
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How Closed Loop Systems Keep Unwanted Clothing From Landfills - SocialEarth

How Closed Loop Systems Keep Unwanted Clothing From Landfills - SocialEarth | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The clothing industry has a big impact on the environment. Synthetic materials take a long time to decompose once they end up in landfills. For example, nylon takes 30 to [...]
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How Environmentalism Can Foster Nation-Building

How Environmentalism Can Foster Nation-Building | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
A reforestation program unites the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic.
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Natural disasters displaced more people than war in 2013, study finds

Natural disasters displaced more people than war in 2013, study finds | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Norwegian Refugee Council finds ‘mega disasters’ such as typhoons, tornadoes and hurricanes drove 22 million people from homes
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How to Make Farm-to-Table A Truly Sustainable Movement

How to Make Farm-to-Table  A Truly Sustainable Movement | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Chef Dan Barber says the farm-to-table movement that he helped build has failed to support sustainable agriculture on a large scale.
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Rising sea levels a 'sleeping giant' that could cost $226bn, report says

Rising sea levels a 'sleeping giant' that could cost $226bn, report says | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Analysis by the Climate Council finds Australia is likely to experience rises of 0.4m to 1m, putting infrastructure at risk
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STATEMENT: WRI Responds to New Climate Economy Report | World Resources Institute

STATEMENT: WRI Responds to New Climate Economy Report | World Resources Institute | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
NEW YORK//WASHINGTON (September 16, 2014)—The Global Commission on the Economy and Climate launched a new report, Better Climate, Better Growth: The New Climate Economy, that brings together research by leading global economists showing that the world can achieve economic growth and tackle climate change at the same time.
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We've defined poverty so that a lot of anti-poverty programs can't cut it

We've defined poverty so that a lot of anti-poverty programs can't cut it | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The poverty rate fell from 15 percent in 2012 to 14.5 percent in 2013. Here's what that misses.
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Countries at all income levels have the opportunity to build lasting economic growth and at the same time reduce the immense risk of climate change. But action is needed now.


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You can find the summary and  report on this web site....

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Seven things we learned from Lord Stern's New Climate Economy report

Seven things we learned from Lord Stern's New Climate Economy report | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
A major new report says the world can tackle climate change without harming economic growth. Here’s the digested read
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Fight Against Climate Change Seen Driving Economic Growth

Fight Against Climate Change Seen Driving Economic Growth | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Government and industry leaders need not choose between fighting climate change or growing the world’s economy. They can do both, according to a new study.
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‘Animated Life: Seeing the Invisible’

This animated documentary celebrates the scientist Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, whose discovery of microbes would change our view of the biological world.
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Reconciling the Supply & Demand of Good Intentions

Reconciling the Supply & Demand of Good Intentions | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
By John Cary
LinkedIn recently eclipsed a staggering 300 million members.
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Laura Hansen's curator insight, Today, 2:23 AM

Not following through on a good intention is the next big thing necessary in creating a better world. What have you promised to do to make your own life better or the lives of those in your community? Would do you need to bridge the gap between intention and action?


You can build that bridge effortlessly by recognizing the impact your actions. There are so many of our fellow citizens living on the edge in some way. Your action can be the tipping point to stability and hope.


If you live in the Sacramento area, I invite you to visit a Social Mission Central meetup.


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Shipping Containers Outfitted to Become Temporary Housing for Canada’s Workers

Shipping Containers Outfitted to Become Temporary Housing for Canada’s Workers | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
A British Columbia-based modular home company, BigSteelBox, has unveiled a series of temporary living quarters for workers made out of shipping containers. The housing was built to house Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) workers in a work camp and is designed to offer them all the comforts of home, while LNG carries out the new liquid natural gas projects in Northern B.C. Each BigSteelBox shipping container home is built from a single, standard-sized 40-foot unit. ...
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How A City Changes The Evolution Of All The Nature Around It

How A City Changes The Evolution Of All The Nature Around It | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Plop down millions of people and a ton of infrastructure and it alters the surrounding ecosystem. What's crazy is that it alters it in the same way...
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U.S. Moves to Reduce Global Warming Emissions

U.S. Moves to Reduce Global Warming Emissions | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The Obama administration is moving to cut emissions of hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs, powerful greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change.
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US shale oil growth covers up production drop in rest-of-world

US shale oil growth covers up production drop in rest-of-world | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The world is transfixed on growing world crude production driven by US shale oil but forgets to look what is happening under this remarkable growth curve.
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How Cities Can Save Trillions, Curb Climate Change, and Improve Public Health | World Resources Institute

How Cities Can Save Trillions, Curb Climate Change, and Improve Public Health | World Resources Institute | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
A new report, Better Growth, Better Climate, finds that there are several actions city leaders can take that can reduce emissions while driving economic growth. The report finds that connected, compact cities could save $3 trillion in infrastructure investments over the next 15 years. Not only that, but they can also curb global climate change and yield immediate local benefits for air quality, health, and quality of life.
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New Urban Ag Study Touts Potential of Small Cities

New Urban Ag Study Touts Potential of Small Cities | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
To see beyond the hype to urban agriculture's true potential to meet the growing need for healthy food in cities, a recent study published by IOPScience looked at how much food (specifically vegetables) the world's “urban clusters” could actually produce.
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Yale Environment 360: Tackling Climate Change Could Pay Off in as Little as 15 Years, Report Finds

Yale Environment 360: Tackling Climate Change Could Pay Off in as Little as 15 Years, Report Finds | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

Limiting greenhouse gas emissions globally over the next 15 years is both economically feasible and likely to save money, according to a new report from the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate. Between 2015 and 2030, nations are expected to invest roughly $90 trillion in urban, land-use and energy infrastructure, the analysis estimated. Steering those investments toward renewable energy, efficiency improvements, and other low-emission technologies would make that global infrastructure investment more costly, the panel of government and business leaders conceded — but only marginally, adding about $4 trillion overall. But these costs could eventually be offset by the lowered operating costs associated with renewable power, the report suggested. Although they are difficult to quantify, health care savings associated with improved air quality would also offset costs. The biggest challenges for governments will be enacting stronger rules and economic policies that favor low-carbon development, such as cutting the $600 billion that countries currently spend on fossil fuel subsidies. The report highlights the plunging costs of renewable energy — solar technology costs have been cut in half since 2010, for example — and argues that limiting urban sprawl and deforestation are essential steps in combating climate change.

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A Neuroscientist’s Radical Theory of How Networks Become Conscious | Science | WIRED

A Neuroscientist’s Radical Theory of How Networks Become Conscious | Science | WIRED | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
It's a question that's perplexed philosophers for centuries and scientists for decades: Where does consciousness come from? Neuroscientist Christof Koch, chief scientific officer at the Allen Institute for Brain Science, thinks he has an answer.

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Musk Solar Strategy Used as Model for Record Investments

Musk Solar Strategy Used as Model for Record Investments | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Private equity and venture capital firms are pouring record investments into rooftop solar, following a model popularized by billionaire Elon Musk’s SolarCity Corp. -- sell power, not panels.
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Austin City Council Approves Edible Landscaping on Public Parkland (Texas)

Austin City Council Approves Edible Landscaping on Public Parkland (Texas) | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The Austin City Council unanimously passed an amended version of the Holly Shores Master Plan on the evening of August 28th, which includes
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Transportation For America – A dozen states have moved to raise transportation dollars, with more to come: Track them here

Transportation For America – A dozen states have moved to raise transportation dollars, with more to come: Track them here | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
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New High Resolution Maps Show Greenhouse Gas Emissions at City-Level

New High Resolution Maps Show Greenhouse Gas Emissions at City-Level | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Researchers have developed a new method for mapping global carbon emissions for individual cities on an hourly basis — a major improvement over previous techniques, which quantified greenhouse emissions less accurately and at coarser scales,...
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