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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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Bridgestone’s New Air-Free Tires are 100% Recyclable

Bridgestone’s New Air-Free Tires are 100% Recyclable | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Bridgestone revealed its air-free tire concept, an airless, 100-percent recyclable tire, at the Tokyo Motor Show.
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Why Warmer Water Leads to Male Offspring — if You're a Fish

Why Warmer Water Leads to Male Offspring — if You're a Fish | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Global warming may lead to a dramatic skewing of fish populations around the world.
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Ecuador vows to push Yasuni jungle protection plan

Ecuador vows to push Yasuni jungle protection plan | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
QUITO (Reuters) - Ecuador vowed on Friday to press ahead with a plan to shield the Yasuni reserve in the Amazon jungle from oil companies after international donors pledged more than $100 million in exchange (Reuters: Environment: Ecuador vows to ...
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Climate change may bring big ecosystem shifts, NASA says

Climate change may bring big ecosystem shifts, NASA says | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
By 2100, global climate change will modify plant communities covering almost half of Earth's land surface and will drive the conversion of nearly 40 percent of land-based ecosystems from one major ecological community type -- such as forest,...
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New South Wales - Permaculture Directory

New South Wales - Permaculture Directory | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
New South Wales - Permaculture Directory http://t.co/H2XOCIkx...
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Toyota Launches 83 MPG Prius C In Japan, Takes 60,000 Pre-Orders

Toyota Launches 83 MPG Prius C In Japan, Takes 60,000 Pre-Orders | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Toyota Launches 83 MPG Prius C In Japan, Takes 60,000 Pre-Orders...
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More Cities Turning Off Street Lights: Good For Environment & Taxpayers. But For Bicyclists?

More Cities Turning Off Street Lights: Good For Environment &  Taxpayers. But For Bicyclists? | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Turning off the street lights reduces energy consumption, saves money, and mitigates against climate catastrophe. Hit the switch!
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Between the Lines

Between the Lines | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Anyone scanning Disney Hall’s debut calendar in the fall of 2003 would have noticed the size of that first season’s schedule, 128...
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Improving Affordable Housing Delivery Across Federal Agencies | The White House

The initiatives in a new report will streamline federal housing requirements to support more efficient delivery of affordable housing, and help state and federal agencies’ staff to better serve low-income families who rent their homes.
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Round Goby, Great Lakes Invasive Species, To Be Targeted By Underwater Cannon

Round Goby, Great Lakes Invasive Species, To Be Targeted By Underwater Cannon | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Scientists want to know if an underwater cannon can protect valuable Great Lakes fish from a greedy predator.
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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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Don Tapscott | Analysis & Opinion | Reuters.com

Don Tapscott | Analysis & Opinion | Reuters.com | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

What will happen in 2012? In the spirit of the aphorism “The future is not something to be predicted, it’s something to be achieved,” let me suggest 20 transformations (which Reuters has published in four groups of five; the first can be found here, the second here, the third here.) We need to make progress on these issues now to prevent next year from being a complete disaster.

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Bercy Chen’s East Village is a Bright Orange Mixed Use Development in Austin

Bercy Chen’s East Village is a Bright Orange Mixed Use Development in Austin | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Bercy Chen Studio has really outdone itself with the East Village Mixed-Use Development in Austin, Texas.
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An Illustrated Visualization of What Can Happen in a Single Second

An Illustrated Visualization of What Can Happen in a Single Second | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
What a whale's song has to do with the Helios II satellite and the beat of the pigmy shrew's heart.
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Congestion Pricing: Not Coming Soon to a US City Near You | This Big City

Congestion Pricing: Not Coming Soon to a US City Near You | This Big City | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Despite the huge success of London's congestion charge, American cities seem less willing to embrace an economically driven transportation management system.
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Sustainable development in 2012: Learning the lessons of 1987 | Left Foot Forward

Sustainable development in 2012: Learning the lessons of 1987 | Left Foot Forward | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
As we enter 2012, what can we learn from looking back to 1987? Jules Peck looks at the state of play post-Durban and the state of green politics in the UK.
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Poverty News Blog: Children forced by Poverty to Work

Of the greatest tragedies of poverty is that inflicted upon children. Children who grow up in poverty are often not only lack development such as education, but can be forced into the workforce at a much earlier age than they should be. This tends to perpetrate the cycle of poverty - family is poor, so children must work instead of grow, which leads them to be unable to pull themselves and their family out of poverty, so their children must work...etc

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In the zone: A review of the Dyson Hot

In the zone: A review of the Dyson Hot | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Although its price tag may prove prohibitive, the Dyson Hot fan heater is a stylish, safe and most importantly, efficient, alternative to cranking up the central heat this winter.
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Green Car Congress: California gasoline consumption declined 2.1% in September, 2.0% in Q3; diesel consumption Up 7.0% in September and 6.6% in Q3

In California, gasoline consumption decreased 2.0% in the third quarter 2011 and declined 2.1% in September, according to figures from the state Board of Equalization. Diesel fuel consumption increased 6.6% in the third quarter and rose 7.0% in September compared to last year.

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» Glowing Scorpion Exoskeletons May Be Giant Eyes

» Glowing Scorpion Exoskeletons May Be Giant Eyes | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Scorpion bodies are studded with eyes, sometimes as many as twelve -- and scientists may have found one more.
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Crowdfunding Temporarily Halts Oil Extraction From Key Tract of Amazon Rainforest in Ecuador

Crowdfunding Temporarily Halts Oil Extraction From Key Tract of Amazon Rainforest in Ecuador | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
A fundraiser was held last night that collected the $116 million necessary to temporarily halt oil exploitation in Yasuní National Park.
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