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Laundry for small-space apartment dwellers

Laundry for small-space apartment dwellers | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Small space apartment dwellers rejoice! Rather than trekking to the laundromat, try one of these countertop washing machines and save your quarters.
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River Basins Can Hold Carbon for 17,000 Years | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com

River Basins Can Hold Carbon for 17,000 Years | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Researchers say the soils and sediments of the Ganges-Brahmaputra basin are able to store carbon for thousands of years, a fact they warn could portend...
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The Story of Milaap, A Micro-lending Platform [MyWay Series]

The Story of Milaap, A Micro-lending Platform [MyWay Series] | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Milaap is an online platform that enables you to lend to India's working poor so they can get access to education, clean water, energy and more.
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A Million Solar Rooftops Not Just California Dreaming : Renewable Energy News :

A Million Solar Rooftops Not Just California Dreaming : Renewable Energy News : | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
A Million Solar Rooftops Not Just California Dreaming : Renewable Energy News : Energy Matters - Solar Power Australia...
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» Secretary Clinton: How Will We “Transition” to an AIDS-Free Generation? » Global Health Policy

» Secretary Clinton: How Will We “Transition” to an AIDS-Free Generation?   » Global Health Policy | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Yesterday, Secretary Clinton made an eloquent and morale boosting speech in support of the United States' continued leadership in the global effort towards an...
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By the Numbers: $3.5 Billion

By the Numbers: $3.5 Billion | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The Obama Administration is on track to eliminate $3.5 billion in spending by Fiscal Year 2012 by getting rid of unneeded and unused real estate.
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High-Speed Rail, Despite Stumbles, Is Booming

High-Speed Rail, Despite Stumbles, Is Booming | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Many more fast trains are making a beeline into service around the globe.
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Without the Safety Net, More Than a Quarter of Americans Would Have Been Poor Last Year

Without the Safety Net, More Than a Quarter of Americans Would Have Been Poor Last Year | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
I pointed out earlier this week that six recession-fighting initiatives enacted in 2009 and 2010 kept nearly 7 million people out of poverty in 2010 — under an alternative measure of poverty that takes into account the impact of government benefit...
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New Poverty Measure Shows Government’s Anti-Poverty Impact

[This commentary, on the experimental measure of poverty that the Census Bureau released this week, first appeared in Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity.] The Census Bureau’s release of the Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM) makes clear, in a...
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Empowering Afghan Women Through Embroidery - Bread Blog

Empowering Afghan Women Through Embroidery - Bread Blog | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Rangina Hamidi, an Afghan-American, is the founder of an embroidery business that employs more than 450 Afghan women in Kandahar. Afghanistan is not unfamiliar to Rangina Hamidi.
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The Doha Round: Much More than Market Access | Building Capacity through Rethinking Development

The Doha Round: Much More than Market Access | Building Capacity through Rethinking Development | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

Last week, world leaders gathered in Cannes, France to discuss the future of the global economy.

 

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When Ozone Drops, Farm Workers Step Up the Pace

When Ozone Drops, Farm Workers Step Up the Pace | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
When ozone levels declined by 10 parts per billion - roughly the level of tightening proposed by the E.P.A. - productivity climbed 4.2 percent among workers in a study, researchers say.
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Why DARPA is Researching Storytelling

Why DARPA is Researching Storytelling | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Why you should use storytelling to better reach an audience, effectively communicating complex ideas, and unify a message across divergent groups.
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PHOTOS: BMW Unveils i3 Electric Car and i8 Hybrid Electric Vehicle on US Soil for the First Time!

PHOTOS: BMW Unveils i3 Electric Car and i8 Hybrid Electric Vehicle on US Soil for the First Time! | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
BMW just unveiled the i3 electric car and the i8 hybrid electric car in the United States for the first time - and Inhabitat was on the scene to bring you exclusive photographs of these next-gen green vehicles.
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First look at the new Tesla Model S Beta electric car | VentureBeat

First look at the new Tesla Model S Beta electric car | VentureBeat | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Electric car-maker Tesla's second vehicle, the Model S, won't be available until next summer, but the company is taking a version of its new electric sedan out for a little publicity spin with a North American tour.
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World headed for irreversible climate change in five years, IEA warns

World headed for irreversible climate change in five years, IEA warns | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
If fossil fuel infrastructure is not rapidly changed, the world will 'lose for ever' the chance to avoid dangerous climate change...
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The Rising Age Gap in Economic Well-Being | Pew Social & Demographic Trends

The Rising Age Gap in Economic Well-Being | Pew Social & Demographic Trends | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Households headed by older adults have made dramatic gains relative to those headed by younger adults in their economic well-being over the past quarter of a century.
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Energy Results Teams Up With Best Buy | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com

Energy Results Teams Up With Best Buy | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Energy Results’ online home energy self-assessment tools will be used in the new Best Buy Home Energy concept, the company recently announced.
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Greenversations » Green Apps Forum

Greenversations » Green Apps Forum | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

The Apps for the Environment Challenge resulted in over 100 ideas from users as to what environmental mobile applications they would like to see, and 38 finished apps.

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Target to Sell Only Sustainable Traceable Fish by 2015

Target to Sell Only Sustainable Traceable Fish by 2015 | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Company will work with a marine conservation group to find out where the seafood comes from and how it is caught or farmed.
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The biofuel grind

The biofuel grind | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

So biofuels—as difficult as they are—may ultimately play a key role in applications where other options do not work. Airplanes really do need liquid fuels to keep doing what they’re doing.

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Enabling the enablers: How to get your social venture off the ground

Enabling the enablers: How to get your social venture off the ground | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Next Tuesday, November 15, in the borough of Manhattan, a group of like-minded business entrepreneurs will gather four floors above the hustle and bustle of the Big Apple streets to brainstorm.
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Rice University’s New LEED Gold Dorms Feature Prefab Bathroom Pods

Rice University’s New LEED Gold Dorms Feature Prefab Bathroom Pods | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Two new LEED Gold certified college dorms at Rice University feature prefab bathroom pods, energy-efficient design, and living roofs.
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Can a New Thermostat Change the World? | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com

Can a New Thermostat Change the World? | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The tech world is abuzz about the first new product from the man who led the teams behind the first generations of iPod and iPhone.
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