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Wind Power Information, Wind Power Facts - National Geographic

Wind Power Information, Wind Power Facts - National Geographic | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Learn about Wind Power and other alternative energy sources with National Geographic. (RT @NatGeo: Could one third of the world's electricity be powered by wind?
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Response to Senate Panel THUD Funding Vote

(Sept. 20, 2011) John Robert Smith, President and CEO of Reconnecting America and Co-Chair of Transportation for America, issued the following statement in response to today's vote in the Senate Appropriations Committee Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD):

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Let's design an end to poverty -- IndieGoGo

Let's design an end to poverty -- IndieGoGo | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Bringing creativity and innovation to the world's most pressing challenges, IDEO.org alleviates poverty through design (Ideo is putting design and creativity to work for ending poverty.)...
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Limitless hydrogen from microbes

Limitless hydrogen from microbes | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
US researchers demonstrate how power cells fuelled by bacteria can be self-powered and produce a limitless supply of hydrogen.
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Is it time to break our addiction to Bottled Water? | Caelus Green Room

Is it time to break our addiction to Bottled Water? | Caelus Green Room | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Simple truth, bottled water is just water.  Albeit water with some fantastic marketing - scenes of ice cold streams, snowy mountain tops and natural filtr (Is it time to break our addiction to Bottled Water?
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Global Women’s Progress Report

Global Women’s Progress Report | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Fair hiring in China. Literacy in Mali. Where women are winning—and where gains lag. By Jesse Ellison.
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Greenversations » P2 and Sustainability

Can P2 really take us to a future we can honestly say is more sustainable?

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U.N. and Civil Society Focus: Saving the Lives of Women and Children - Institute Notes: A Dialogue on Overcoming Hunger and Poverty

Tomorrow, September 20, the United Nations will hold a High-level Plenary and Dialogue for the Every Woman, Every Child initiative. It’s the first anniversary of...
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Insert Here: Asking People How They Would Improve Their Cities | Fast Company

Insert Here: Asking People How They Would Improve Their Cities | Fast Company | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

A new project from 350.org lets people fill in the blank spots in their city with potential exciting improvements.

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Thirty Years After the Original, a New Study of Organic Agriculture - Environment - GOOD

Thirty Years After the Original, a New Study of Organic Agriculture - Environment - GOOD | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Thirty years ago, the Rodale Institute showed that organic farming methods work just as well as conventional ones. The experiments continue.
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The UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre Opens Global Data | Spatial Sustain

The UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre Opens Global Data | Spatial Sustain | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The UN Environmental Programme's World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP WCMC), with the mission of sourcing, collating and verifying information on (UNEP WCMC has released a vareiety of open #environmental #monitoring datasets:
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Zambikes Bamboo Bikes Turn Heads In The U.S., Fight Poverty In Africa | Fast Company

Zambikes Bamboo Bikes Turn Heads In The U.S., Fight Poverty In Africa | Fast Company | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
In Zambia, bicycles grow on trees, or rather bamboo, the primary building material for many Zambikes.
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Bonds for trees programme announced | Conservation | The Earth Times

Bonds for trees programme announced | Conservation | The Earth Times | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
A coalition of conservation groups has announced a new bonds initiative aimed at increasing financial incentives to reduce deforestation of the world's tropical forests.
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U.S. Solar Capacity Expands by 69%, Led by Commercial Projects

Developers installed 69 percent more U.S. solar power capacity in the second quarter than a year earlier, led by commercial and government projects.
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The development community must adapt to a changing world

The development community must adapt to a changing world | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Louise Stoddard: Inspired ideas such as the use of rats to clear landmines should shape the DSI/EADI conference on the future of development (http://t.co/eaZ3Rito Rats trained to...
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The Oil Drum | Thoughts on a sustainable human ecosystem

The Oil Drum | Thoughts on a sustainable human ecosystem | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
It is clear there are limits to the pollution a given ecosystem can absorb, the level of resources that can be depleted, and debt that can be incurred. Despite concerns of many about these limits we are far from tackling any of ...
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Curiosities: Walking on a Mirror

Curiosities: Walking on a Mirror | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Walking On Mirrors or Some great natural photos with reflection as the theme http://t.co/oe5hJ9m7 #photo #photog #mirror #reflection...
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Fighting Poverty Now | The Nation

Fighting Poverty Now | The Nation | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Fighting Poverty Now | The Nation http://t.co/DCAJ2FJk...
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allAfrica.com: Nigeria: Scientists Call for Linkage of Agriculture and Nutrition Policies

allAfrica.com: Nigeria: Scientists Call for Linkage of Agriculture and Nutrition Policies | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
allAfrica: African news and information for a global audience (Nigeria: Scientists Call for Linkage of Agriculture and Nutrition Policies http://t.co/h0Y9Q9mp...)...
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It’s Just Good Business #2: Conscious Capitalism

It’s Just Good Business #2: Conscious Capitalism | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Social Entrepreneurship, Social Enterprise, Social Good...
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The small town energy revolution

The small town energy revolution | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Until recently, the idea of powering a local economy with 100 percent renewable energy seemed unrealistic. That has changed: there's a small town energy revolution underway.
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New Ideas for Saving the Lives of Women, Children | Blog | NextBillion.net | Development through Enterprise

New Ideas for Saving the Lives of Women, Children | Blog | NextBillion.net | Development through Enterprise | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

Problem: Local shortages of anti-malaria medicines at health facilities in sub-Saharan Africa because of poor inventory systems with no visibility of stocks.

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Rise of the Social City - Jobs & Economy - The Atlantic Cities

Rise of the Social City - Jobs & Economy - The Atlantic Cities | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Excerpts from the cutting room floor of my latest magazine feature...
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Local water demand likely to double by 2030

Local water demand likely to double by 2030 | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Ministry of environment aggressively pushes conservation plan (RT @gulf_news: Local #water demand likely to double by 2030 http://t.co/hnjNApIl #UAE...)...
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New partnership: Green Conduct Jobs is now one of internet´s most extensive platforms for green jobs | CSR News - Justmeans

New partnership: Green Conduct Jobs is now one of internet´s most extensive platforms for green jobs | CSR News - Justmeans | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Green Conduct has now teamed up with The Green Job Bank in a strategic partnership to showcase green jobs.
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