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Nature Is Not A Commodity: The Path to Rio+20 | Environment | AlterNet

Nature Is Not A Commodity: The Path to Rio+20 | Environment | AlterNet | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
David Korten: Indigenous wisdom reveals a path to the future that does not include a buy-out of the earth’s natural systems.
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Castaway House is a Cool Green Renovation

Castaway House is a Cool Green Renovation | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
This is the Castaway House, a renovation in Phoenix, Arizona that’s also the first project to be certified under the Phoenix Green Construction Code.
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A Streetlight Powered by Algae: Is This Actually Possible?

A Streetlight Powered by Algae: Is This Actually Possible? | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The French biochemist behind this strange green light sees it having a "massive" palliative effect on global warming.
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Is Traffic Making Us Lonely?

Is Traffic Making Us Lonely? | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Long before the invention of social media, a man named Donald Appleyard was investigating how automotive traffic isolates us from one another.
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Carbon Footprint of a High-Speed Train | Streetsblog.net

Carbon Footprint of a High-Speed Train | Streetsblog.net | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

In 2009, Mikhail Chester and Arpad Horvath of Berkeley’s Institute for Transportation Studies published a paper entitled “Life-cycle assessment of high-speed rail: the case of California” in the academic journal Environmental Research Letters. The paper suggested high-speed trains were not so green, with possibly negative cost/benefit.

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America's best cities for public transportation | Kaid Benfield's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC

America's best cities for public transportation | Kaid Benfield's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
  Which are the best US cities for those who need or prefer to use public transportation?  New York, San Francisco, Boston, Washington, and Philadelphia – in that order – according to the terrific organization Walk Score, whose range of...
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Green Car Congress: Honda technology detects the potential for traffic congestion with the goal to prevent traffic jams; public-road testing in Italy and Indonesia

Green Car Congress: Honda technology detects the potential for traffic congestion with the goal to prevent traffic jams; public-road testing in Italy and Indonesia | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. has developed what it claims it the first technology to detect the potential for traffic congestion and determine whether the driving pattern of the vehicle is likely to create traffic jams. Honda developed this technology while recognizing that the acceleration and deceleration behavior of one vehicle influences the traffic pattern of trailing vehicles and can trigger the traffic congestion.

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Sharing is caring: How to start a solar co-op

Sharing is caring: How to start a solar co-op | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The Center for the New American Dream checks in with the Mount Pleasant Solar Cooperative, a neighborhood association in Washington, D.C. that has helped 100 homeowners go solar under a co-op model.
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What’s Undermining Energy Efficiency? | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com

What’s Undermining Energy Efficiency? | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Exhilaration swept through the energy efficiency industry as city after city, state after state and nation after nation set aggressive energy saving goals over...
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Why the economy needs people and businesses with one foot in the future

Why the economy needs people and businesses with one foot in the future | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
It is time for transformational change – and that means aiming higher and acting over significantly extended time frames...
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A Map Of Healthy Eating In The U.S.

A Map Of Healthy Eating In The U.S. | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
People eat healthier on the coasts of the U.S. than in the Midwest or South. Don’t believe us?
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D.C. Puts Its Trees Up For Adoption

D.C. Puts Its Trees Up For Adoption | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Washington, D.C. has 19 certified arborists to care for the 140,000 street trees that are planted across the District. The Urban Forestry Administration, like most U.S. cities, can only do so much.
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Watch Your Breath: The 10 Most Polluted Cities in the Nation

Watch Your Breath: The 10 Most Polluted Cities in the Nation | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The American Lung Association breaks down the most polluted cities in the U.S. by ozone and particulate pollution. There's a good chance you live in one of them: 40% of Americans do.
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The World's Insurers Brace For Climate Change -- Except In America | Environment | AlterNet

The World's Insurers Brace For Climate Change -- Except In America | Environment | AlterNet | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Climate change is increasing insurance costs all over the world. But a recent Ceres report finds that American firms are still in denial.
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The Invisible Borders That Define American Culture

The Invisible Borders That Define American Culture | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
We can be connected (or disconnected) based on where we move, how we speak, and even what sports teams we root for.
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America's Best Cities for Transit, According to Walk Score

America's Best Cities for Transit, According to Walk Score | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
New York, San Francisco, Boston, and D.C. top a new ranking of the best cities for transit.
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In a Harsh Economic Climate, New Opportunities for Designers

In a Harsh Economic Climate, New Opportunities for Designers | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The three presidents of the major design organizations shaping the built environment – the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), American Institute of Architects (AIA), and Americ...
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"To the Victors Go the Foils" by Richard N. Haass | Project Syndicate

"To the Victors Go the Foils" by Richard N. Haass | Project Syndicate | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Three trends – loss of economic and physical autonomy, technological diffusion, and the growing inability to meet popular demands – are creating enormous political challenges in virtually every country.
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Moving the Green Movement Forward (Literally)

Moving the Green Movement Forward (Literally) | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Although environmental awareness sometimes seems to drop off the day after Earth Day, this spring there are a number of eco-justice groups taking their message on the road, making connections, and building broader coalitions in the process.
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Less Poor but More Unequal | Building Capacity through Rethinking Development

Less Poor but More Unequal | Building Capacity through Rethinking Development | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

First, the good news: The world has become considerably less poor. Today, 43 percent of people are considered to be living in poverty—that is, living on less than $2 per day—compared to 30 years ago when almost three-fourths of the developing world was doing so. Even more heartening is that extreme poverty—that is, living on less than $1.25 per day to meet the most basic human needs—has declined even more. In fact, the share of those living in this state has fallen by more than half, from 52 percent in 1981 to 22 percent in 2008.

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Building From Strength: Creating Opportunity in Greater Baltimore's Next Economy

Building From Strength: Creating Opportunity in Greater Baltimore's Next Economy | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Jennifer Vey discusses how economic growth in key sectors can create greater opportunities for Greater Baltimore residents, focusing on the creation of quality jobs and preparing a workforce to fill them.
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Resource: Facts about International Food Aid Programs - Bread Blog

Funding for poverty-focused foreign assistance comprises just 0.6 percent of the U.S.
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Rethinking The Science Of Generosity

Rethinking The Science Of Generosity | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Last week, the legendary biologist E. O. Wilson shook the world of science with a new book, The Social Conquest of Earth, which challenges the established understanding of evolution and with it the accepted explanation of altruism.
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Feast Your Eyes on A Hypnotic Human Kaleidoscope

Feast Your Eyes on A Hypnotic Human Kaleidoscope | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Last week’s TEDxSummit gathered 700 organizers from 120 countries in Doha, Qatar, with the aim of activating Ideas Worth Doing.
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