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Waterstudio.nl’s Sea Tree is a Protected Floating Habitat for Flora & Fauna

Waterstudio.nl’s Sea Tree is a Protected Floating Habitat for Flora & Fauna | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Waterstudio.nl designs a floating habitat for flora & fauna to provide a safe haven and protected site to minimize the effects of urbanization and climate change in urban areas.
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Porsche Greenlights Development Of 3rd-Gen 911 GT3 R Hybrid

Porsche Greenlights Development Of 3rd-Gen 911 GT3 R Hybrid | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Porsche Greenlights Development Of 3rd-Gen 911 GT3 R Hybrid...
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Turkey's Biodiversity Is at Risk, Yet Largely Ignored

Turkey's Biodiversity Is at Risk, Yet Largely Ignored | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Turkey's unusually rich trove of unique wildlife is little studied and seriously imperiled by development, biologists warn in a new paper.
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Repurposing Decommissioned Military Bases | Viewpoints | Opinion | Epoch Times

Repurposing Decommissioned Military Bases | Viewpoints | Opinion | Epoch Times | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Repurposing closed and abandoned bases helps clean up contamination left behind and brings investment opportunities.
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The Year in Rights: Where We Advanced and Where We Fell Back in 2011 - News - GOOD

The Year in Rights: Where We Advanced and Where We Fell Back in 2011 - News - GOOD | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
A look at the state of our rights across the States—and beyond.
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Self-Healing Electronics Work More Reliably and Could Reduce Waste

Self-Healing Electronics Work More Reliably and Could Reduce Waste | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Remember Dad or Grandpa going thru Christmas lights one-by-one to find the broken light?
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Exploring Climate Change Impacts on Agriculture | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com

Exploring Climate Change Impacts on Agriculture | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The type of agriculture practiced in a given region depends heavily on the climate and weather that region receives.
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LEED Gold Hall Built with 184 Modules

LEED Gold Hall Built with 184 Modules | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
SUNY's Centennial Hall, a student dorm completed this summer, has earned LEED Gold certification, according to gbNYC, making it one of the largest modular construction projects in the state of New York.  It's not the only modular student building...
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Climate Story of the Year: Warming-Driven Drought and Extreme Weather Emerge as Key Threat to Global Food Security

Climate Story of the Year: Warming-Driven Drought and Extreme Weather Emerge as Key Threat to Global Food Security | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
This year has seen a great many important climate stories.  Obviously, the continued self-destructive failure of the nation and the world to reverse greenhouse gas emission trends always deserve to be the top story in some sense: Biggest Jump Ever...
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10 Fun Ideas for Recycling Your Old Computer Keyboard

10 Fun Ideas for Recycling Your Old Computer Keyboard | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Keyboards come and go. They are just one of those items that you are more likely to go through than other electronic hardware, such as earphones or mice.
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Unzipped: Car sharing takes a bite out of Americans’ drive time

Unzipped: Car sharing takes a bite out of Americans’ drive time | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Peer-to-peer car sharing takes off, thanks to a $1.7 million federal grant. But the best part may be the unintended consequences.
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GOOD Boulder Funds Future Beekeepers of America - Education - GOOD

GOOD Boulder Funds Future Beekeepers of America - Education - GOOD | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Growing Gardens won the first GOOD Maker challenge in Boulder, Colorado.
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Interactive Graphic: China’s Explosive Consumption of Coal

Interactive Graphic: China’s Explosive Consumption of Coal | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Want to see just how much coal consumption in Asia has grown in the last 30 years? These new animated info-graphics from the Energy Information Administration tell a powerful and scary story.
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Luxury Hydrogen Fuel Cell Boat Draws Electricity From Sea Water

Luxury Hydrogen Fuel Cell Boat Draws Electricity From Sea Water | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Luxury Hydrogen Fuel Cell Boat Draws Electricity From Sea Water...
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Why You Should Grind Your Own Flour and Other Lessons from The Urban Farm Handbook (Book Review)

Why You Should Grind Your Own Flour and Other Lessons from The Urban Farm Handbook (Book Review) | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
An interesting book to understand how the urban and farm worlds can collide, including everything from setting up a garden to producing backyard small-animal meat.
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The Next, Next Global Superpowers: Why Africa Is Rising

The Next, Next Global Superpowers: Why Africa Is Rising | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Get ready for a population and economic boom from Africa's largest countries, especially Nigeria and Egypt.
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Immigrants Don't Take Jobs, They Create Them: Why We Need More Immigration - Business - GOOD

Immigrants Don't Take Jobs, They Create Them: Why We Need More Immigration - Business - GOOD | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The United States allows a minuscule number of immigrants into the country legally. For the sake of the economy, we need to let more in.
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Dispelling the Top Five Mobile Money Risks | Blog | NextBillion.net | Development through Enterprise

Dispelling the Top Five Mobile Money Risks | Blog | NextBillion.net | Development through Enterprise | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

Here are five concerns I wish people didn't lock into quite so quickly.

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10 Fascinating New Species Discovered in 2011

10 Fascinating New Species Discovered in 2011 | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
From parasites that turn ants into suicidal zombies to rodent-eating plants and inflatable sharks, here are 10 of science's most amazing recent finds.
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At Treasury, Green is Our Favorite Color | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com

At Treasury, Green is Our Favorite Color | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
When you think about a “green” building, you probably don’t picture a centuries-old National Historic Landmark that’s lined with columns...
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Taking Stock of the Safety Net, Part 6: It Works, But It Doesn’t Do Enough

Taking Stock of the Safety Net, Part 6: It Works, But It Doesn’t Do Enough | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
As we’ve shown in our blog series over the past week, millions more Americans would face poverty and severe hardship without programs like TANF, housing assistance, SNAP (food stamps), and unemployment insurance — as well as other programs that...
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Sustainability in Urban Development

Sustainability in Urban Development | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The real question is can we create a sustainable urban lifestyle? We think so.
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Kraft Study Proves Importance of Supply Chains In Sustainability Efforts

Kraft Study Proves Importance of Supply Chains In Sustainability Efforts | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Kraft Foods, the second largest food producer in the world, recently announced the results of a survey measuring its climate impacts, land and water use.
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U.S. Conference of Mayors Survey Shows We Need Nutrition Programs Now More than Ever - Bread Blog

U.S. Conference of Mayors Survey Shows We Need Nutrition Programs Now More than Ever - Bread Blog | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Photo by Flickr user ccstbp Christmas is the season of food drives. We’re asked seemingly everywhere to bring in canned food (healthy please!) and drop it in a box or leave it on our doorsteps. But how is this small...
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EU's Highest Court Gives Green Light To Charging International Airlines For Carbon Emissions

EU's Highest Court Gives Green Light To Charging International Airlines For Carbon Emissions | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
From January 1, all airlines landing in the European Union will have to participate in the emission trading program, purchasing credits for all their carbon emissions.
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