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A Better Poverty Measure Shows Us the Path to Ending Hunger - Bread Blog

A Better Poverty Measure Shows Us the Path to Ending Hunger - Bread Blog | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

 As anyone who has dieted before can tell you, tracking how much you eat and exercise is vital for measuring success. They could also tell you that it wouldn’t make sense to only track exercise, but ignore that...

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Greenbottle to Launch a Paper Wine Bottle In the UK

Greenbottle to Launch a Paper Wine Bottle In the UK | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The very idea of a paper wine bottle may seem ludicrous to many and sacrilege to wine lovers, but this is exactly what British company Greenbottle is...
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Michael Pollan discusses the farm bill

Michael Pollan discusses the farm bill | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
In this video, the author and real-food advocate talks about why the farm bill should matter to anyone who cares about food.
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Carbon Trading Initiative a Success, Study Says

Carbon Trading Initiative a Success, Study Says | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
A study estimates that the 10 states in the regional initiative will realize $1.6 billion from a three-year period in which the cap-and-trade market operated.
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Train Recycles Braking Energy to Power other Trains | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com

Train Recycles Braking Energy to Power other Trains | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
A new subway development in Warsaw, Poland, captures the braking energy from its metro cars and stores it to boost another train’s acceleration to the next...
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Texas Wildfire Season Hits One-Year Mark With No End In Sight

Texas Wildfire Season Hits One-Year Mark With No End In Sight | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
By ANGELA K. BROWN, The Associated Press FORT WORTH, Texas -- The devastating Texas wildfire season reaches the one-year mark on Tuesday, and there appears to be no end in sight as officials brace for large blazes that could ignite anywhere across...
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Lessons of design learned from nature

Lessons of design learned from nature | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
MICHAEL PAWLYN is a British architect with an affinity for the natural world. So he is passionate about biomimicry—a discipline that looks at nature’s best ideas to inspire solutions to human problems.
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Why firms go green

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SHORTLY before the 2009 UN climate summit in Copenhagen, many companies got into green. The summit was expected to lead to new regulations restricting greenhouse-gas emissions.

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Asymptosis » The Legacy of Reaganomics in Two Graphs

Asymptosis » The Legacy of Reaganomics in Two Graphs | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

Does anyone else see a trend here?

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Solar Power Creating Jobs, Boosting Tennessee’s Economy

Solar Power Creating Jobs, Boosting Tennessee’s Economy | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Times remain hard across the country, but solar power is a bright spot in Tennessee's economy. Home to Hemlock Semiconductor and Wacker-Chemie polysilicon and Sharp Solar plants.
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Searching for Water in an Untapped Source: the Air - Environment - GOOD

Searching for Water in an Untapped Source: the Air - Environment - GOOD | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The Airdrop is a low-tech fix to a serious problem: growing food during a drought.
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New Study Links Air Pollution to Extreme Weather

New Study Links Air Pollution to Extreme Weather | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The harmfull effects of air pollution on the human body are well documented, from causing brain damage to increasing the risk of heart attacks, but it turns out that it can put people under the weather in more ways than one.
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IEA Report Advises Governments to Embrace Renewables and Nuclear | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com

IEA Report Advises Governments to Embrace Renewables and Nuclear | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The good news is that on 8 November the International Energy Agency released its 2011 World Energy Outlook.
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Panasonic Designs Energy Efficient LED Bulb That Looks Like an Incandescent

Panasonic Designs Energy Efficient LED Bulb That Looks Like an Incandescent | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Panasonic have developed a high-tech LED bulb that looks like an incandescent bulb.
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Mass Transit, Biking Saves Lives and Money

Mass Transit, Biking Saves Lives and Money | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Mass Transit, Biking Saves Lives and Money...
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The 2012 ‘Doing Business’ Report: A Traveler’s Guide | Blog | NextBillion.net | Development through Enterprise

The 2012 ‘Doing Business’ Report: A Traveler’s Guide | Blog | NextBillion.net | Development through Enterprise | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

The Doing Business (DB) 2012 report, released last month, found that Singapore was number one for overall ease of doing business, followed by Hong Kong, New Zealand, the United States and Denmark. Among the countries with the most improved business environments this year were Morocco, Latvia, Sierra Leone, Burundi, South Korea, Armenia and Colombia.

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Top Ten Highlights of Cleantech in Houston, Texas | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com

Top Ten Highlights of Cleantech in Houston, Texas | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
As part of a state-wide effort to become more cleantech friendly, including the use of renewable energy and energy efficient products,Houston has been doing what it can to work toward sustainability.
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Feeling Blue About Green? Reasons for Cleantech Optimism… | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com

Feeling Blue About Green? Reasons for Cleantech Optimism… | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
There are so many easy reasons to be a pessimist today: the world financial crisis, the discord and dysfunction in Washington, and the almost certain doom that...
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Can Corals Adapt to a Warming World? | RSMAS Blog

Can Corals Adapt to a Warming World? | RSMAS Blog | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
RT @UMiamiRSMAS: Can Corals Adapt to a Warming World?
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An energised industry

An energised industry | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
What are the world's biggest sources of renewable energy and where are they located?
EFFORTS to tackle climate change include heavy investment in renewable sources of electricity around the world.
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Clean energy has highest return rate of any federal program

Clean energy has highest return rate of any federal program | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The U.S. is an amazing venture capitalist when it comes to clean energy research and development. But you wouldn't know it from the Washington Post's obsessive Solyndra coverage.
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“Use-By” Dates: a Myth that Needs Busting

“Use-By” Dates: a Myth that Needs Busting | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Here’s a superbly-kept secret:  You know all those dates you see on food products—sell by, use by, best before? Those dates do not indicate the safety of your food, and generally speaking, they’re not regulated.
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Seven Pillars of Governance

Seven Pillars of Governance | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Every week I see signs that our social institutions and organizations have lost their ability to accomplish key tasks, even as the urgency to do so rises.
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Crop Circle-Esque Green Roof Covers Batlle i Roig’s Award Winning Waste Treatment Plant

Crop Circle-Esque Green Roof Covers Batlle i Roig’s Award Winning Waste Treatment Plant | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Batlle i Roig Aquitectures won an award at the World Architecture Festival for their amazing waste treatment plant in Spain.
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Green Car Congress: Toyota unveiling new hydrogen fuel cell concept vehicle indicative of 2015 production model at Tokyo Motor Show; Aqua hybrid and FT-EV III

Green Car Congress: Toyota unveiling new hydrogen fuel cell concept vehicle indicative of 2015 production model at Tokyo Motor Show; Aqua hybrid and FT-EV III | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) will stage the world premiere of the FCV-R, a practical sedan-type next-generation hydrogen fuel-cell concept vehicle, at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show.

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