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Solar Power for Cell Phones | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com

Solar Power for Cell Phones | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Last September we ran a blog post about Nokia’s adventure with solar power for cell phones.
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Danger Waters

Danger Waters | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Welcome to an edgy world where a single incident at an energy "chokepoint" could set a region aflame, provoking bloody encounters, boosting oil prices, and putting the global economy at risk.
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QUESTION | What does sustainability look like?

QUESTION | What does sustainability look like? | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Last year, a largish residential block in my local area was subdivided into three (above, outlined in red). An oversized lowset family home, probably built in the 60s/70s, was demolished and three ...
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What is Biomimicry? | The Innovation Diaries

What is Biomimicry? | The Innovation Diaries | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Charles Darwin proposed the theory of evolution in 1859, though most of us believe the process of evolution to be millions of years older than antiquity.
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Sowing Seeds of Hope as Famine Fight Goes Global - Bread for the World: Have Faith. End Hunger.

Looking back on the extraordinary events of 2011, it's difficult to recall a more precarious time for the world's poorest people, but it's important also to acknowledge that great progress was made this year in galvanising international political will towards the elimination of global hunger.

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An In-Home Energy Display for the Fridge

An In-Home Energy Display for the Fridge | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
At CES 2012, Wireless Glue Networks launched its second-generation in-home display called SmartLook.  SmartLook provides direct wireless access to smart meters with real-time information and is The World’s First Refrigerator Magnet In-home Display,...
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The supply chain is an essential part of the sustainability jigsaw

The supply chain is an essential part of the sustainability jigsaw | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
A company's sustainability credentials should consider its supply chain and avoid a one-size fits all approach, says Jill Poet...
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Wind Power Facts: Emissions Through the Lifecycle

Wind Power Facts: Emissions Through the Lifecycle | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it


Going green is something that many of us are starting to see as a necessity if we wish to find a sustainable way to live on planet Earth.
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Why the 2012 Farm Bill is a climate bill

Why the 2012 Farm Bill is a climate bill | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The Environmental Working Group says climate change activists should be concerned about proposed cuts to farm bill conservation programs, which would be the carbon-emissions equivalent of adding 2 million cars a year to America's roads.
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» Two Years after Haiti’s Catastrophe, It’s Time to Complement Aid with the Most Cost-Effective Assistance: Migration » Global Development: Views from the Center

» Two Years after Haiti’s Catastrophe, It’s Time to Complement Aid with the Most Cost-Effective Assistance: Migration  » Global Development: Views from the Center | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Two years ago this Thursday, at least 150,000 people died one evening in Haiti. As a fraction of the national population, the U.S. equivalent would be the instant death of the entire state of South Carolina.
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Green Car Congress: Acura introduces three new vehicles at Detroit show; two hybrid powertrains

Green Car Congress: Acura introduces three new vehicles at Detroit show; two hybrid powertrains | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Acura unveiled three new vehicles at the North American International Auto Show, including a concept version of the ILX hybrid luxury compact sedan (which will offer Acura’s first production hybrid as a model version); the NSX Concept, which presages the direction for Acura’s next-generation supercar; and a prototype of the 2013 RDX crossover sport utility vehicle.
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Crane Migration Can Resume, F.A.A. Says

Grounded whooping cranes can continue on their trip to Florida with a pilot as surrogate parent and guide.
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Bajaj Auto RE60: World's Smallest Car? (VIDEO)

Bajaj Auto RE60: World's Smallest Car? (VIDEO) | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Over the years a slew of vehicles have fought for the title of "world's smallest car." The latest entrant on the scene is the Bajaj Auto's RE60, a new vehicle that fits four people and sports a 200cc, water-cooled, fuel-injected engine mounted in...
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Prefab ADU Keeps Family in One Place

Prefab ADU Keeps Family in One Place | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
This is a “Granny Annex” in Kent, England, fabricated by in.it.studios in eight weeks.
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Health Innovations - Another Cool Example of Biomimicry in Healthcare Innovation | MI2 | MedStar Institute for Innovation

Health Innovations - Another Cool Example of Biomimicry in Healthcare Innovation | MI2 | MedStar Institute for Innovation | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
innovation that advances health...
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Forget about San Francisco: Second-tier towns are where the action is

Forget about San Francisco: Second-tier towns are where the action is | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
In down-and-out cities like Oakland, St. Louis, and Knoxville, there's more freedom to do your thing, and a hunger for fresh energy and ideas. That's why this writer went looking for a little bit of Cleveland on the West Coast.
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LuminAID, the Inflatable Solar Light | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com

LuminAID, the Inflatable Solar Light | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
People developing solar energy lights have all sorts of ideas, and sometimes they are very swell …Take the case of the LuminAID Light.
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Ecologists should learn to look on the bright side - opinion - 10 January 2012 - New Scientist

Ecologists should learn to look on the bright side - opinion - 10 January 2012 - New Scientist | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The planet is in a bad state but remorseless pessimism is a turn-off.
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Greenversations » The EPA Toxics Release Inventory National Analysis: Celebrating 25 Years of Community-Right-to-Know

In 1984, when a deadly cloud of chemical gas killed thousands of people in Bhopal India, a power movement was set in motion. Back then, Americans had little access to information about chemicals in their neighborhood. The spill in Bhopal along with another accident at a sister plant in West Virginia, awakened public interest in knowing more about potential hazards. Communities demanded information about toxic chemicals being released outside facilities, and it was in this environment that the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) was created by the Emergency Planning and Community-Right-to-Know Act in 1986.

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Whither environmentalism?

Whither environmentalism? | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

In the latest issue of Orion Magazine, environmental activists Derrick Jensen and Paul Kingsnorth both express their frustrations with the current environmental movement.

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Heart to hearth: Darfur Stoves Project’s Andree Sosler makes survival sustainable

Heart to hearth: Darfur Stoves Project’s Andree Sosler makes survival sustainable | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Call it the bright side of globalization: From her Berkeley office, Andree Sosler distributes cheap, clean, efficient cooking stoves to women in the Darfur region of Sudan.
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Can Using This App a Day Keep the Doctor Away? - Lifestyle - GOOD

Can Using This App a Day Keep the Doctor Away? - Lifestyle - GOOD | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Analyzing eating trends rather than calorie counting may be the key to staying fit. A new app, The Eatery, will do the math part for you.
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Steve Kingsley's curator insight, June 2, 2013 2:24 PM

Don't you need data to find and analyze trends?

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Best Ideas of 2011: Understanding Three Affordable Housing X-Factors | Blog | NextBillion.net | Development through Enterprise

Best Ideas of 2011: Understanding Three Affordable Housing X-Factors | Blog | NextBillion.net | Development through Enterprise | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

There is no magic bullet to solving the affordable housing problem, especially given how large the issue is. Efforts will be needed from governments, for-profit companies, NGOs and especially from the BoP members themselves. More than anything, time is needed (and a positive economic environment).

 

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LED bulbs get their own spotlight at CES

LED bulbs get their own spotlight at CES | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
RCA, following Samsung and Vizio, is the latest gadget maker to get into LED lighting. That shift could make LEDs cheaper and speed home automation. Read this post by Martin LaMonica on CES 2012: Green Tech.
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