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BSH moves to first cradle-to-cradle office - I amsterdam

BSH moves to first cradle-to-cradle office - I amsterdam | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
BSH has chosen the first cradle-to-cradle (C2C) business park in the Netherlands, in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area, for its new office location.
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Ocean currents link to wildfires

Ocean currents link to wildfires | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Data on changes to oceans' sea surface temperature can help predict the severity of Amazon fire seasons, a study suggests.
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Bland urban landscapes transformed by nondestructive street art

Bland urban landscapes transformed by nondestructive street art | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Minneapolis, Minnesota-based street artist Eric Reiger wouldn’t describe himself as a graffiti artist… anymore.
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Poverty News Blog: Bill Gates on Aid During Economic Crisis

Last week, Bill Gates addressed the G20 Summit in France to discuss the subject of Aid - specifically about sustaining aid during severe economic crisis.

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London To Begin Wireless EV Charging Trial

London To Begin Wireless EV Charging Trial | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
London To Begin Wireless EV Charging Trial...
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Economic Recovery Unlikely to Lift State Revenues out of Deep Hole

Economic Recovery Unlikely to Lift State Revenues out of Deep Hole | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The encouraging 8.4 percent growth in state revenues in the 12-month period ending in June 2011 offers a glimmer of hope that states are beginning to climb out of the fiscal hole caused by the recession.
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Environmental Valuation & Cost-Benefit News: Study Clarifies the Energy Savings in Retrofitted Buildings

While the practice of retrofitting buildings with energy-conserving technology like efficient boilers, high-quality windows and compact fluorescent light bulbs has been around for years, data on whether these changes result in any real savings has been virtually nonexistent.

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Restoring Food Hubs

Restoring Food Hubs | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

What else will it take to transform our food system into one that delivers healthy, sustainable, affordable food for all?

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Soap = Hope; The Story of method.

Soap = Hope; The Story of method. | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
method, a consumer goods company which focuses on producing and selling products that not only clean your home, but do so in a sustainable way, has been one of the more successful social enterprises to date.
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» AMCs: The Journey from Idea to Action » Global Health Policy

» AMCs: The Journey from Idea to Action » Global Health Policy | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
This is a joint post with Kate McQueston November 12th is fast approaching and with it comes world pneumonia day.
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Farming to Invest in the Future | Blog | NextBillion.net | Development through Enterprise

Farming to Invest in the Future | Blog | NextBillion.net | Development through Enterprise | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

I learned that the average cotton farmer we work with is 45 years old, and falls just above Swaziland's poverty line - living on the equivalent of $65 per month.

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Nitrogen Air Pollution is Fertilizing Tropical Forests

Nitrogen Air Pollution is Fertilizing Tropical Forests | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
One more side-effect of air pollution that must be taken into account by scientists in their models and predictions.
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Defense insiders: Sustainable communities are key to the future

Defense insiders: Sustainable communities are key to the future | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Strategists say self-sufficient towns could be an “insurance policy” against so-called black-swan events, unanticipated threats from outside and in. A Midwest berg could be a model.
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Freakonomics » Healthcare Needs Insurance Companies Like a Fish Needs a Bicycle

Freakonomics » Healthcare Needs Insurance Companies Like a Fish Needs a Bicycle | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
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“Be an ENERGY STAR” — Top Videos

“Be an ENERGY STAR” — Top Videos | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

 

The video challenge isn’t the only education effort EPA was engaged in this year to encourage energy efficiency and conservation, though. It also an “Energy Stars Across America” national grassroots effort, launched on Earth Day 2011.

Source: sustainablog (http://s.tt/13MFS)
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Street-art film fest! Reverse graffiti, urban archaeology, and other writings on the wall

Street-art film fest! Reverse graffiti, urban archaeology, and other writings on the wall | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Looking for a little grit and inspiration? We've pulled together the best videos of artists we've profiled in our series about environment-related street art.
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Thieves Across the US Create a Black Market for Used Cooking Grease

Thieves Across the US Create a Black Market for Used Cooking Grease | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Sneaky thieves around the country are making a killing stealing used cooking grease from back alleys behind restaurants and selling it for a lot of dough.
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If US Followed Germany's Lead on Solar, We'd Create 2.5 MIllion Jobs: Bill Clinton on the Daily Show (Video)

If US Followed Germany's Lead on Solar, We'd Create 2.5 MIllion Jobs: Bill Clinton on the Daily Show (Video) | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The former president chats with Jon Stewart about how we can create millions of green jobs with smart, simple policies.
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First Greenhouse Gas Permit Issued | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com

First Greenhouse Gas Permit Issued | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Greenhouse gases are such materials as Carbon Dioxide and Methane that are implicated in global warming. From a permitting point of view it is a new phenomena.
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Green Car Congress: A third effect of anthropogenic aerosols on the climate

In a paper published in the journal Science, Natalie Mahowald at Cornell University reports on a third effect of anthropogenic aerosols on the climate—their slow impact on biogeochemical cycles potentially affecting the fluxes of CO2 into and out of the atmosphere.
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Nature Photo of the Week: It’s Easy Being Green | Cool Green Science: The Conservation Blog of The Nature Conservancy

Nature Photo of the Week: It’s Easy Being Green | Cool Green Science: The Conservation Blog of The Nature Conservancy | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Wow, look at how that lovely shade of purple really makes this frog's eyes pop!
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» Are We Ready to Set Priorities for an AIDS-Free Generation? » Global Health Policy

» Are We Ready to Set Priorities for an AIDS-Free Generation? » Global Health Policy | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Yesterday I attended the USAID and World Bank sponsored debate on “Treatment as Prevention,” where debaters were asked to support or oppose the proposition...
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Will the End of Oil Mean the End of Growth? - Environment - GOOD

Will the End of Oil Mean the End of Growth? - Environment - GOOD | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
A prolonged period of low or zero growth might present us with an opportunity to design a more sustainable and equitable world.
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The BuildingGreen Guide to Insulation Products and Practices Should Be On Every Designer's Virtual Bookshelf. (Book Review)

The BuildingGreen Guide to Insulation Products and Practices Should Be On Every Designer's Virtual Bookshelf. (Book Review) | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Insulation is complex, controversial, critical to conservation and too often ignored. The BuildingGuide Is a big help, if not the conclusive answer.
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Sustainable Transport Gaining Serious Mileage | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com

Sustainable Transport Gaining Serious Mileage | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
There is no doubt that climate change poses a grave danger, if there are any questions to be raised, they should be on our level of preparedness to face this...
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