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DOD Budgeting Rules May Impede Green Building | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com

DOD Budgeting Rules May Impede Green Building | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
In April 2010, the Department of Defense (“DOD”) issued a memorandum (“memo”) that altered the structure of the defense budgeting cycle,...
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Skokomish report will focus on ecosystem restoration

Skokomish report will focus on ecosystem restoration | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Flood control is no longer a primary consideration, but it has not been forgotten.
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Sebelius On U.S. Global Health Strategy

Sebelius On U.S. Global Health Strategy | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
"A health threat emerging in one corner of the world will eventually become a global health threat."...
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Thermoelectric Materials Advance Could Drop the Cost of Waste-Heat Harvesting

Thermoelectric Materials Advance Could Drop the Cost of Waste-Heat Harvesting | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
by Zachary Rybarczyk New research could lead to more cost-effective materials for using waste heat for electricity and cooling – opening up innovation in a new class of waste heat conversion technologies.
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Regenerative Braking Works for Gas-Powered Cars, Too

Regenerative Braking Works for Gas-Powered Cars, Too | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Regenerative Braking Works for Gas-Powered Cars, Too...
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Transition Town to Plant 60,000 Trees

Transition Town to Plant 60,000 Trees | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
A community group plans massive tree planting effort to reforest one of Europe's least wooded areas.
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NASA's Maps of US Trees Will Be a "Before" Picture for Deforestation

NASA's Maps of US Trees Will Be a "Before" Picture for Deforestation | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
NASA has created a map of the all the trees in the United States to serve as an inventory and provide a "before" picture for climate change...
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2011 Climate Change in Pictures and Data: Just the Facts - Forbes

2011 Climate Change in Pictures and Data: Just the Facts - Forbes | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
For readers of Forbes, the debate over climate change often takes the form of “tit-for-tat” blogs, conflicting commentary, and dogmatic ideological statements.
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The Smart Way to Play God with Earth's Limited Land: Scientific American

The Smart Way to Play God with Earth's Limited Land: Scientific American | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Can humans grow enough food, produce enough energy and still preserve some of the last refuges of other species--both plant and animal--on the planet?
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Poverty estimates by county

RT @Velir: A Half-Decade of Rising Poverty, a data #visualization by @gabrielflorit of @velir http://t.co/VyhSkXiA...
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Universities find Biomimicry Design Solutions | Ecology Campus

Universities find Biomimicry Design Solutions | Ecology Campus | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Universities find Biomimicry Design Solutions...
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Improving Forestry for Nature, People and the Climate | Cool Green Science: The Conservation Blog of The Nature Conservancy

Improving Forestry for Nature, People and the Climate | Cool Green Science: The Conservation Blog of The Nature Conservancy | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
While the world debates the best ways to address climate change, Mark Tercek says that one strategy is a no brainer. Find out which.
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GREEN GUIDE TO PREFAB: The History of the Mobile Home and Its Influence on the Modern Prefab

GREEN GUIDE TO PREFAB: The History of the Mobile Home and Its Influence on the Modern Prefab | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Last month we kicked off our Green Guide to Prefab series with an article exploring the history of prefabricated housing.
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'Bicycle pump' to turn wave power into clean energy

'Bicycle pump' to turn wave power into clean energy | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Searaser device that pumps saltwater to an onshore generator has been tested in prototype and praised by ministers (RT @guardianeco: 'Bicycle pump' to turn wave power into clean energy http://t.co/fE0K03Jr...)...
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Using Ocean Temperature Differences to Create Renewable Energy

Using Ocean Temperature Differences to Create Renewable Energy | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
A look at the renewable energy source that exploits the difference between water temperatures at the ocean surface and seabed.
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City Grazing

City Grazing | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The 60 goats living in the rail yard near Pier 96 at the Port of San Francisco clear brush as fire prevention and offer a green alternative to toxic herbicides.
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Green Car Congress: DOE reports show major potential for wave and tidal energy production near US coasts

The US Department of Energy (DOE) released two nationwide resource assessments showing that waves and tidal currents off the nation’s coasts could contribute to the United States’ total annual electricity production. These new wave and tidal resource assessments, combined with ongoing analyses of the technologies and other resource assessments, show that water power, including conventional hydropower and wave, tidal, and other water power resources, can potentially provide 15% of our nation’s electricity by 2030.
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We are losing quiet places

We are losing quiet places | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Human-created noise is slowly overwhelming nearly every part of the world. Is there any hope for the future of quiet places?
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Biodiversity Loss Versus Climate Change: Which is Worse?

Biodiversity Loss Versus Climate Change: Which is Worse? | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Scientists fighting for political action say biobiversity loss is worse than climate change.
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Tallying Disasters and Gauging a Greenhouse Impact

Tallying Disasters and Gauging a Greenhouse Impact | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
An environmental scientist explains the challenges in efforts to gauge global warming through disaster patterns.
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Green School

Green School | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Delivering a generation of global citizens who are knowledgeable about and inspired to take responsibility for the sustainability of the world...
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biomimicry: when species meet | never learned

biomimicry: when species meet | never learned | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

By studying the genius of other organisms’ adaption strategies, and being willing and open to seeing other creatures as having something to teach us, hopefully we’ll be able to design better functioning (i.e. sustainable) tools and systems to help us meet our present and future challenges.

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New farming technology to get through drought

New farming technology to get through drought | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Amarillo, TX - New technology may be the key the agriculture industry needs to survive. Many things are being unveiled to help our local economy.
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5 Ways the Pacific Northwest Is Pushing Green Forward

5 Ways the Pacific Northwest Is Pushing Green Forward | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it


Make no mistake about it – the Pacific Northwest of the US has long been a frontrunner in the green movement. Then again, this isn't a huge surprise.
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Swedish Cities Close to Building a Bicycle Superhighway

Swedish Cities Close to Building a Bicycle Superhighway | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Sweden’s transportation authority, Trafikverket, has approved a four line bicycle superhighway between Malmö and nearby Lund.
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