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» A Bold New Idea for Infrastructure in Africa » Global Development: Views from the Center

» A Bold New Idea for Infrastructure in Africa  » Global Development: Views from the Center | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
This is a joint post with Julie Walz.It is no secret that Africa faces an infrastructure crisis.  The low-income economies of the region have fewer miles of paved roads and fewer modern freight and passenger-transport systems than any other region...
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9 Eco Travel Destinations on the Hot List for 2012

9 Eco Travel Destinations on the Hot List for 2012 | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
From sitting in on scientific research trips to experiencing traditional native cultures, these are the responsibly-run hotels, resorts, and trips everyone's talking about.
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Brazilian Paradise Island Gets Solar Powered | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com

Brazilian Paradise Island Gets Solar Powered | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Fernando de Noronha is one of Brazil’s eco hot spots, famous for its breathtaking geography, surf and marine life.
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Gainesville, Florida Sees Massive Increase in Solar Power Usage

Gainesville, Florida Sees Massive Increase in Solar Power Usage | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
  Solar power is proving to have a ton of different applications, allowing us to continue to have a technologically advanced way of life, while reducing our burden on the planet. People have installed solar garage doors and water heaters, use solar...
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Best Ideas of 2011: The Reshaping of Capitalism | Blog | NextBillion.net | Development through Enterprise

Best Ideas of 2011: The Reshaping of Capitalism | Blog | NextBillion.net | Development through Enterprise | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

One hundred years ago, Nobel Prize winning, free market capitalism economist Milton Friedman was born into this world. Private enterprises, Friedman claimed, must be the foundation of economic prosperity.

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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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The Best Ideas of 2011: The Power of Collective Action | Blog | NextBillion.net | Development through Enterprise

The Best Ideas of 2011: The Power of Collective Action | Blog | NextBillion.net | Development through Enterprise | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

If 2011 revealed nothing else, it showed us that the age for collective, collaborative action has returned. Compared to the political and cultural movements of other generations, however, this time we have powerful online platforms at our disposal, sending ideas and inspiration across continents in nanoseconds.

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Cleantech Disaster Relief: How Today’s Technologies Can Avert Tomorrow’s Disasters | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com

Cleantech Disaster Relief: How Today’s Technologies Can Avert Tomorrow’s Disasters | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
We all remember sights of people lined up for clean water in Haiti after the devastating earthquake in 2010, or in Japan last year after the great tsunami hit...
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Automakers Chase Energy Storage for Fuel Cell Cars | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com

Automakers Chase Energy Storage for Fuel Cell Cars | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The year 2015 is the deadline that a number of automakers have set for themselves to introduce commercially viable fuel cell cars.
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How Crowdfunding Saved 722 Square Miles of Rainforest - Environment - GOOD

How Crowdfunding Saved 722 Square Miles of Rainforest - Environment - GOOD | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Ecuador will choose rainforest preservation over oil exploitation, if the rest of the world can contribute enough money to make it worthwhile.
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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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