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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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Sick of work? New research suggests office environments more toxic than we thought

Sick of work? New research suggests office environments more toxic than we thought | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Office air contains hazardous chemicals that show up in workers' blood.
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How the Dutch Make "Room for the River" by Redesigning Cities: Scientific American

How the Dutch Make "Room for the River" by Redesigning Cities: Scientific American | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Higher and higher dikes will not keep the waters at bay under climate change...
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The Power of Storytelling for Businesses

The Power of Storytelling for Businesses | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

Socially responsible enterprises thrive because they are able to move people to change. How do they do this? By tapping into the emotional connections that inspire.

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Basic House is a Golden Self-Inflating Home That Fits in Your Pocket!

Basic House is a Golden Self-Inflating Home That Fits in Your Pocket! | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Martin Azua's golden Basic House is a self-inflating structure that fits into your pocket.
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Environmental Valuation & Cost-Benefit News: Simultaneously Mitigating Near-Term Climate Change and Improving Human Health and Food Security

A new study led by [Drew Shindell of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York City], highlights 14 key air pollution control measures that, if implemented, could slow the pace of global warming, improve health and boost agricultural production

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Digital Healthcare Puts Control In Consumer Hands: Scientific American Podcast

Digital Healthcare Puts Control In Consumer Hands: Scientific American Podcast | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

Digital healthcare apps, especially via smartphones, are offering users unprecedented control over their health behaviors. Larry Greenemeier reports. [Podcast]

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Detroit’s Urban Agriculture Movement Could Help ‘Green’ the City | A Green Living Blog - Go Green, Green Home, Green Energy

Detroit’s Urban Agriculture Movement Could Help ‘Green’ the City | A Green Living Blog - Go Green, Green Home, Green Energy | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Often dubbed a “shrinking city” , Detroit has been plagued by urban decay and is known for its vacant houses and abandoned plots of land. But in some areas local residents are reinventing the urban landscape and attempting to “green” the city.
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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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Community, Technology, Environment and Economy: The Four Drivers of Collaborative Consumption

Community, Technology, Environment and Economy: The Four Drivers of Collaborative Consumption | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
A confluence of opportunities and crises is pushing more and more people to share their stuff. This video explains why.
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Getting from Point A to Point B More Sustainably | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com

Getting from Point A to Point B More Sustainably | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Transportation has always presented significant design challenges.
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At This Vending Machine, Swapping is the New Buying - Environment - GOOD

At This Vending Machine, Swapping is the New Buying - Environment - GOOD | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Swap-O-Matic encourages users to trade with their neighbors to raise awareness of over-consumption.
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How Farms Are Using Permaculture to Survive

How Farms Are Using Permaculture to Survive | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Permaculture isn't just about forest gardens and eating your weeds. Many traditional farms are applying its principles to help them thrive.
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Bubbling New Technologies for Cost Effective Wastewater Purification: Mapal and Diffusaire | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com

Bubbling New Technologies for Cost Effective Wastewater Purification: Mapal and Diffusaire | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
One of the biggest challenges in the water arena is lowering the cost of wastewater purification, which is a heavy consumer of energy.
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Leveraging Environment and Climate Change Initiatives for ...

This paper reviews selected initiatives taken by Asian countries to comply with emerging global sustainability standards, reporting, and management systems, and tracks the response of Asian businesses to global ...
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