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Winter Energy Saving Tips Help Cut Costs And Keep You Warm (PHOTOS)

Winter Energy Saving Tips Help Cut Costs And Keep You Warm (PHOTOS) | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
With the warmth of spring months away and parts of the U.S. getting battered by winter weather, maintaining your home in the cold is crucial.
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ReFlow reuses grey water, saves fresh water

ReFlow reuses grey water, saves fresh water | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
As water shortages haunt many parts of the world, saving water at home is a must. One way to do that is to recycle and reuse grey water. In Vancouver, Canada, a team of designers has created the p...
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How Amateur Mappers Are Helping Recovery Efforts In Nepal

How Amateur Mappers Are Helping Recovery Efforts In Nepal | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
A crowdsourcing satellite-imagery site that made headlines when Malaysian Flight 370 disappeared last year is now being used to plot parts of Kathmandu in need of aid.
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How the Microtransit Movement Will Change Your Commute (and Your City)

How the Microtransit Movement Will Change Your Commute (and Your City) | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The good and the bad of all these new flexible ride services.
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Antarctica's Blood Falls are a sign of life below ground - environment - 28 April 2015 - New Scientist

Antarctica's Blood Falls are a sign of life below ground - environment - 28 April 2015 - New Scientist | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
A vast underground network of aquifers storing water – and potentially teeming with microbes - may be linked to Antarctica's bleeding glacier
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Inside Italy's Urban Commons and Sharing School Movements

Inside Italy's Urban Commons and Sharing School Movements | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
I met architect Andrea Paoletti four years ago at Impact Hub SoMa in San Francisco, the coworking space where I’m a long-time member. He was visiting from Milan to lead a collaborative interior design project with Hub members. His job was to help Hub members design their space so that it encouraged collaboration. His work interested me and was relevant to Shareable. I asked him to write an article about his work co-designing collaborative spaces.
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Asheville Just 'Happened' to Develop a Nice Downtown—Or Did It?

Asheville Just 'Happened' to Develop a Nice Downtown—Or Did It? | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
In the immortal words from Liberty Valance, "when the legend becomes fact, print the legend." Herewith the legend and reality of Asheville.
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Audi just created diesel fuel from air and water

Audi just created diesel fuel from air and water | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Audi is making a new fuel for internal combustion engines that has the potential to make a big dent when it comes to climate change – that's because the synthetic diesel is made from just water an...
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Audi is in the process of making a new fuel for internal combustion engines that has the potential to make a big dent when it comes to climate change. Synthetic diesel is made from just water and carbon dioxide.

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Turning Bakken Oil Well Waste Water Into Clean Geothermal Power

Turning Bakken Oil Well Waste Water Into Clean Geothermal Power | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Oil fracking companies seeking to improve their image and pull in a little extra cash are turning their waste water into clean geothermal power.
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Did You Know That The Future Is Inside Of Your Organization? - Kedge

Did You Know That The Future Is Inside Of Your Organization? - Kedge | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

...In other words, we already have the DNA of the future inside of us...

In other words, we already have the DNA of the future inside of us – in what we think, what we hope for, and what we do. The future is the higher order purpose of our present ideas, innovations and activities. When we miss the transformative nature of the future, we really fail to understand the purpose and meaning of the present altogether. - See more at: http://www.kedgefutures.com/did-you-know-that-the-future-is-inside-of-your-organization/#sthash.gMOrdKw6.dpuf
In other words, we already have the DNA of the future inside of us – in what we think, what we hope for, and what we do. The future is the higher order purpose of our present ideas, innovations and activities. When we miss the transformative nature of the future, we really fail to understand the purpose and meaning of the present altogether. - See more at: http://www.kedgefutures.com/did-you-know-that-the-future-is-inside-of-your-organization/#sthash.gMOrdKw6.dpuf
In other words, we already have the DNA of the future inside of us – in what we think, what we hope for, and what we do. The future is the higher order purpose of our present ideas, innovations and activities. When we miss the transformative nature of the future, we really fail to understand the purpose and meaning of the present altogether. - See more at: http://www.kedgefutures.com/did-you-know-that-the-future-is-inside-of-your-organization/#sthash.gMOrdKw6.dpuf
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Existing skin medications may reverse effects of multiple sclerosis

Existing skin medications may reverse effects of multiple sclerosis | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
There are already stem cells that are capable of repairing the damage done by multiple sclerosis, but getting them to do so has proven very difficult. Now, however, scientists may have found the a...
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Artificial photosynthesis breakthrough turns CO2 emissions into plastics and biofuel

Artificial photosynthesis breakthrough turns CO2 emissions into plastics and biofuel | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Scientists have created a hybrid system of bacteria and semiconducting nanowires that take water, sunlight and carbon dioxide and turn them into the building blocks of biodegradable plastics, phar...
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Food Stamps Are Worth Double at These Michigan Farmers Markets—Helping Families and Local Businesses

Food Stamps Are Worth Double at These Michigan Farmers Markets—Helping Families and Local Businesses | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
A program that helps low-income families and local farmers.
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How Much Water Do You Really Use? A New Calculator Will Add It Up

How Much Water Do You Really Use? A New Calculator Will Add It Up | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
This tool reminds us that every bite of food, every mile we drive, and every light switch we flip relies on the wet stuff.
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My edible classroom gives deprived New York kids a reason to attend school

My edible classroom gives deprived New York kids a reason to attend school | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Teacher Stephen Ritz explains how a project to grow fresh food in his school turned into a wider movement encouraging healthy eating among US students

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We're making progress on a community vertical garden for an after school enrichment program in Houston.  Hooray!!

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Hundreds of millions of acres of world's forest could be lost by 2030, say WWF

Hundreds of millions of acres of world's forest could be lost by 2030, say WWF | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Conservationists identify 11 hotspots that could sustain 80% of protected global forest losses over the next two decades
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One Way To Force The Government To Act On Climate Change: Take It To Court

One Way To Force The Government To Act On Climate Change: Take It To Court | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
A landmark case in the Netherlands will decide whether or not the government is violating human rights by not stopping emissions.
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Rapid, low-cost technologies generate high-value soils information for planners and farmers - Water, Land and Ecosystems

Rapid, low-cost technologies generate high-value soils information for planners and farmers - Water, Land and Ecosystems | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
  A big, risky decision for smallholder farmers is what type and how much fertilizer to apply to their crops.…
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Implanted micropump could deliver epilepsy drugs right into the brain

Implanted micropump could deliver epilepsy drugs right into the brain | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
A promising new treatment for epilepsy directly targets the nerve cells that cause seizures. Its creators hope to combine it with an implantable microchip that they previously developed to create ...
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Resilient Urban Systems: Where We Stand Now and Where We Need to Go

Resilient Urban Systems: Where We Stand Now and Where We Need to Go | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
This paper draws on case studies from across the globe to assess the current innovative approaches that cities are undertaking to make their infrastructure systems more resilient in order to better cope with future uncertainties.
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In a New Video, Las Vegas' 'Water Empress' Delivers a Lesson in Conservation Ethics

In a New Video, Las Vegas' 'Water Empress' Delivers a Lesson in Conservation Ethics | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Patricia Mulroy lays out your moral obligation to save water.
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Liquid Batteries for Solar and Wind Power

Liquid Batteries for Solar and Wind Power | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
So-called flow batteries can provide energy steadily over time and last much longer than other types of storage.
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Revisiting Ethics in Sustainable Agriculture

Revisiting Ethics in Sustainable Agriculture | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Sustainable agriculture is by nature, an ethical industry. By definition it is the conscious design and maintenance of agriculturally productive ecosystem
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Innovation Excellence | Seeking Innovation Alignment Conversations

Innovation Excellence | Seeking Innovation Alignment Conversations | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Innovation stands in service to the strategic goals of our organization, or it certainly should!
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Fresh understanding of what causes asthma opens door for new treatment

Fresh understanding of what causes asthma opens door for new treatment | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

Researchers at the Cardiff University may have just lifted the veil on this what triggers asthma, claiming to have not only have uncovered its root cause, but drugs that can curtail its symptoms.

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