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Rooftops: Occupied! Communities Turn Out for Solar Power - News - GOOD

Rooftops: Occupied! Communities Turn Out for Solar Power - News - GOOD | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
In Australia, Germany, Romania, Georgia, Finland, Peru, and all across the United States, small and large groups met to work toward solar power.
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Asymptosis » The Real Ponzi Scheme: Private Debt

Ultimately, of course, private debt and interest charges on that debt needs to be paid off from real-economy income. Asset prices can’t rise forever.

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ICCAT Increases Protection for Bluefin Tuna, Swordfish and Sharks, But Is It Enough?

ICCAT Increases Protection for Bluefin Tuna, Swordfish and Sharks, But Is It Enough? | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Protection boosted for tuna, sharks and swordfish...
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Bill Gates calls for massive increase in energy research

Bill Gates calls for massive increase in energy research | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Despite the threat of cuts to current energy research programs, Gates, in an editorial, says the U.S. should increase annual R&D from $5 billion a year to $16 billion for economic, national security, and environmental reasons.
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The Contribution of Peatland CO2 to Climate Change | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com

The Contribution of Peatland CO2 to Climate Change | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Peat, the accumulated turf made up of decayed vegetation, forms in many parts of the world in places like bogs, moors, and swamp forests.
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Water in 2050 | Growing Blue

Water in 2050 | Growing Blue | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

To be able to adequately feed and support the world’s growing population, our global economy needs to continue to grow. Water is critical to this growth. But it can also become the major limiting factor to growth.

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Great Green Home Insulation Product: Sheeps Wool Batting

Great Green Home Insulation Product: Sheeps Wool Batting | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it


Wool is one of the best natural insulators -- think of how precious that favorite wool sweater of yours is, or those toasty wool socks you can't leave home without on a cold winter day.
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Poverty News Blog: The New Supplemental Poverty Measure

A two part post about the Census Bureau's new Supplementary Poverty Measure...

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14 Awesome DIY Holiday Gifts (And How to Make Them)

14 Awesome DIY Holiday Gifts (And How to Make Them) | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Homemade doesn't have to look homespun.Here are 14 eco-chic do-it-yourself gifts to make spirits bright this holiday season...
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Green Car Congress: Neste Oil’s 100% renewable diesel to be tested for the first time in marine use

Neste Oil, the Port of Rotterdam, and the Rotterdam Climate Initiative have launched a trial in which a Port Authority patrol boat will run for an extended period on Neste Oil’s NExBTL renewable diesel.

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Smart meters blamed for Wi-Fi router traffic jam

Smart meters blamed for Wi-Fi router traffic jam | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
A Maine advocacy group says about 250 people have complained about electronic interference from smart meters and says the utility must do a better job informing consumers about the fix. Read this blog post by Martin LaMonica on Green Tech.
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Predicting the Unpredictable | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com

Predicting the Unpredictable | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Are you a weather junky? I am. After all, I make plans, dress and tend my garden around what’s happening outside.
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Hardship in America, Part 1: Majority of Poor Children Live in Households with Major Hardships

Hardship in America, Part 1: Majority of Poor Children Live in Households with Major Hardships | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Note: With Thanksgiving right around the corner, the Center thought this was a good time to look at the latest figures on various indicators of hardship. This is the first in a series of posts on this subject that CBPP will do this week.
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» Brave New World: Emerging Donors and the Changing Nature of Foreign Assistance » Global Development: Views from the Center

» Brave New World: Emerging Donors and the Changing Nature of Foreign Assistance  » Global Development: Views from the Center | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

As we approach the Fourth High Level Conference on Aid Effectiveness in Busan, South Korea, the topic of emerging donors looms large.

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» Implications of Ghana’s New Middle Income Status – Todd Moss » Global Prosperity Wonkcast

» Implications of Ghana’s New Middle Income Status  – Todd Moss  » Global Prosperity Wonkcast | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Ghana’s recent recalculation of its GDP led to an overnight $500 per capita jump, putting in motion unexpectedly rapid graduation from the International...
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Global Greenhouse Pollution Surge Continues

Global Greenhouse Pollution Surge Continues | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The United Nations World Meteorological Organization (WMO) reports that greenhouse pollution continues to build in the global atmosphere at a terrifying rate.
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Samsung lights up new line of LED bulbs

Samsung lights up new line of LED bulbs | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
LED lights are, after all, electronics. Samsung is among a few consumer electronics companies pushing into LED lighting with a new line of consumer light bulbs. Read this blog post by Martin LaMonica on Green Tech.
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Southwest Drought 2011: Migrating Birds Face Slim Pickings

Southwest Drought 2011: Migrating Birds Face Slim Pickings | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- From nesting grounds in Alaska and Idaho to the prairie potholes in Canada, thousands of sandhill cranes, snow geese and other migratory birds are making their way south to their traditional winter watering holes in the...
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We Are Losing the Most Vital Commodity of All: Farmland

We Are Losing the Most Vital Commodity of All: Farmland | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

With each passing year, we learn more and more about our impact on the environment and the depletion of many of our vital resources.
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The 2012 Hunger Report is Here! - Bread Blog

The 2012 Hunger Report is Here! - Bread Blog | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Rebalancing Act: Updating U.S. Food and Farm Policies, the 2012 edition of Bread for the World Institute's annual Hunger Report, was released today, November 21. This is the Institute's 22nd annual report.
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Gainesville, Florida is a Bigger Per Capita Solar Producer Than California — Thanks to Feed-In Tariffs

Gainesville, Florida is a Bigger Per Capita Solar Producer Than California — Thanks to Feed-In Tariffs | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Advocates for feed-in tariffs (FITs) have long claimed that the policy is the fastest, most efficient method for deploying renewable energy. One need only look at the rapid adoption rates in European countries to see their effectiveness.
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Green Car Congress: Large-scale CO2 injection test begins in Illinois

The Midwest Geological Sequestration Consortium (MGSC), one of seven regional partnerships created by the US Department of Energy (DOE) to advance carbon storage technologies nationwide (earlier post), has begun injecting carbon dioxide for their large-scale CO2 injection test in Decatur, Illinois.

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Giving Shad a 30-Year Chance

Energy companies are now negotiating with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for 30-year license renewals, a process that could allow for improvements to existing fish ladders.
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