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Is Organic Agriculture Bad for the Environment? Another Reason to Eat Locally

Is Organic Agriculture Bad for the Environment? Another Reason to Eat Locally | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
There's a growing shift in the organic agriculture industry away from sustainable practices.
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Humans, cities and the environment

Humans, cities and the environment | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
More than 50 percent of the world's population now live in cities – and there is no end of urbanization in sight.
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Trout Headwaters Inc.- Stream, River and Wetland Restoration

Meet Trout Headwaters, Inc (THI) - the River and Wetland Restoration Company...
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Yoyogi Village Features a Lush Interior Vertical Garden in Tokyo

Yoyogi Village Features a Lush Interior Vertical Garden in Tokyo | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Wonderwall and a suite of other designers collaborated to create the Yoyogi Village, a tranquil urban retreat in Tokyo.
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Building Low-Carbon UK Economy Will Cost Same as Continuing High-Carbon Infrastructure

Building Low-Carbon UK Economy Will Cost Same as Continuing High-Carbon Infrastructure | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Critics often say that green energy is too expensive. A new open-source analysis tool says it's not. And that's not even taking into account the damage that fossil fuels create.
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Andrew Clements's curator insight, January 25, 2013 9:18 PM

Surely a no brainer, low carbon UK economy is the only way for us to go!!

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The Difference Between Resilience & Sustainability? A Zombie Apocalypse

The Difference Between Resilience & Sustainability? A Zombie Apocalypse | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Resilience & Sustainability Are Related
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2011 Water in the News – A Look Back and Wishes for the New Year «

2011 Water in the News – A Look Back and Wishes for the New Year « | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

Fresh water topped much of the news in 2011 as flooding, as well as drought and water shortages, continued to splash the nation’s headlines. Our Top Ten Water Wishes for 2012 includes quick look back at some of those stories that streamed our network over the past year.

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Study of Wild Horses Suggests More Range Helps Endangered Species Survive Global Warming

Study of Wild Horses Suggests More Range Helps Endangered Species Survive Global Warming | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
A study of Przewalski's horses proves that the boundaries of protected areas may sentence endangered species to death during catastrophic climatic events...
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Don Tapscott | Analysis & Opinion | Reuters.com

Don Tapscott | Analysis & Opinion | Reuters.com | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

What will happen in 2012? In the spirit of the aphorism “The future is not something to be predicted, it’s something to be achieved,” let me suggest 20 transformations (which Reuters has published in four groups of five; the first can be found here, the second here, the third here.) We need to make progress on these issues now to prevent next year from being a complete disaster.

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Bercy Chen’s East Village is a Bright Orange Mixed Use Development in Austin

Bercy Chen’s East Village is a Bright Orange Mixed Use Development in Austin | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Bercy Chen Studio has really outdone itself with the East Village Mixed-Use Development in Austin, Texas.
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An Illustrated Visualization of What Can Happen in a Single Second

An Illustrated Visualization of What Can Happen in a Single Second | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
What a whale's song has to do with the Helios II satellite and the beat of the pigmy shrew's heart.
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Congestion Pricing: Not Coming Soon to a US City Near You | This Big City

Congestion Pricing: Not Coming Soon to a US City Near You | This Big City | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Despite the huge success of London's congestion charge, American cities seem less willing to embrace an economically driven transportation management system.
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Sustainable development in 2012: Learning the lessons of 1987 | Left Foot Forward

Sustainable development in 2012: Learning the lessons of 1987 | Left Foot Forward | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
As we enter 2012, what can we learn from looking back to 1987? Jules Peck looks at the state of play post-Durban and the state of green politics in the UK.
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To save energy, popping socket unplugs plugs

To save energy, popping socket unplugs plugs | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Ignore the 10-minute warning and you'll find that your toaster, computer, or smartphone has been unceremoniously evicted from its wall socket, by the socket itself. Read this blog post by Edward Moyer on Crave.
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Designing Innovation : India Future of Change Design Contest | Designwala

Designing Innovation : India Future of Change Design Contest | Designwala | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
We become what we behold.We shape our tools, and thereafter our tools shape us.——-Marshall McLuhan...
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A Visual Tour of the 2012 Hunger Report - Institute Notes: A Dialogue on Overcoming Hunger and Poverty

A Visual Tour of the 2012 Hunger Report - Institute Notes: A Dialogue on Overcoming Hunger and Poverty | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
A photo from the 2012 Hunger Report in Photos: Schoolchildren at Bruce-Monroe Elementary School in Washington, DC, celebrate lunch after receiving Gold Award of Distinction...
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Using Ducks to Control Slugs in the Garden

Using Ducks to Control Slugs in the Garden | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Slugs can be a nightmare in the garden. But if you keep ducks, they become animal feed.
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Local T-Shirts Made from Local Cotton, Now Includes Organic Too

Local T-Shirts Made from Local Cotton, Now Includes Organic Too | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Experts said you couldn't grow organic cotton in NC. But one initiative, which is already recreating a completely local supply chain for its t-shirts, set out to prove them wrong.
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Giant Floating Tower Is an Offshore Home for Urban Animals

Giant Floating Tower Is an Offshore Home for Urban Animals | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The Sea Tree is an eye-catching green habitat for displaced animals, to be anchored outside large cities.
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Poverty News Blog: Politics and Poverty in India

This article provides perhaps a look into Indian politics - specifically as they surround the subjects of poverty and the general welfare of the public.

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Environmental Valuation & Cost-Benefit News: Increased Recycling Would Create Nearly 1.5 Million Jobs, Reduce Pollution

Higher recycling rates hold the potential to produce millions of new jobs, would strengthen local economies, reduce pollution and improve public health, according to a new report released November 15, 2011.

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Bridgestone’s New Air-Free Tires are 100% Recyclable

Bridgestone’s New Air-Free Tires are 100% Recyclable | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Bridgestone revealed its air-free tire concept, an airless, 100-percent recyclable tire, at the Tokyo Motor Show.
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Why Warmer Water Leads to Male Offspring — if You're a Fish

Why Warmer Water Leads to Male Offspring — if You're a Fish | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Global warming may lead to a dramatic skewing of fish populations around the world.
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Ecuador vows to push Yasuni jungle protection plan

Ecuador vows to push Yasuni jungle protection plan | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
QUITO (Reuters) - Ecuador vowed on Friday to press ahead with a plan to shield the Yasuni reserve in the Amazon jungle from oil companies after international donors pledged more than $100 million in exchange (Reuters: Environment: Ecuador vows to ...
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Climate change may bring big ecosystem shifts, NASA says

Climate change may bring big ecosystem shifts, NASA says | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
By 2100, global climate change will modify plant communities covering almost half of Earth's land surface and will drive the conversion of nearly 40 percent of land-based ecosystems from one major ecological community type -- such as forest,...
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