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The Future Needs An Attitude Adjustment By Tom Murphy

The Future Needs An Attitude Adjustment By Tom Murphy | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

...I will say that I think our society needs some sort of attitude adjustment when it comes to expectations of our future....

 

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Top 10 states ravaged by extreme weather in 2011

Top 10 states ravaged by extreme weather in 2011 | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
2011 set the record for billion-dollar disasters. Here are the states that were hit the hardest.
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Poverty News Blog: Next Mexican President Faces Challenge

A battle over how to tackle poverty, which is blamed for stunting Mexico's economic development and fueling the rise of violent drug gangs, is already raging between candidates competing to succeed Calderon in a July presidential election..." 

 

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Reinventing Fire: Transportation‬

Building off of the Reinventing Fire: Change Energy Use Forever video, this is the first of four presentations that dig deeper. Stay tuned for more video's, ...
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Was 2011 the Year of Mega-Fire? | Cool Green Science: The Conservation Blog of The Nature Conservancy

Was 2011 the Year of Mega-Fire? | Cool Green Science: The Conservation Blog of The Nature Conservancy | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
If you lived in the American Southwest, 2011 indeed was the year of fire for you. Why? And more importantly, what can be done?
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New Innovation System Urged for Developing Renewable Energy | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com

New Innovation System Urged for Developing Renewable Energy | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Two U.S.energy experts are calling for a new strategy to develop renewable energy, including the creation of regional programs to drive innovation of new...
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Governor O’Malley Accepts “PlanMaryland”

Governor O’Malley Accepts “PlanMaryland” | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

PlanMaryland is an executive policy plan that better coordinates the smart growth efforts and programs of state government.

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Designers Want to Build a Vertical Garden on the Eiffel Tower

Designers Want to Build a Vertical Garden on the Eiffel Tower | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it


France has stated in the past that they would love to be the leader in eco friendly living. Imagine the kind of statement that would be made if they had covered the Eiffel tower with 600,000 plants.
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Choosing what matters: My smaller (but still green) budget for 2012

Choosing what matters: My smaller (but still green) budget for 2012 | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Radically revising the way I lived forced me to figure out what to keep and what to give up.
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Christmas Trees Recycled Into Fish Habitats Across the Country

Christmas Trees Recycled Into Fish Habitats Across the Country | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Around the country, Christmas trees are recycled for an unlikely purpose: they make for good fish habitat.
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Judge Enjoins California's Low-Carbon Fuel Standard

A federal judge issues a preliminary injunction blocking enforcement of California's low-carbon fuel standard, an important tool in meeting AB32, the state's landmark law to curb global warming.
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2012: International Year of Sustainable Energy For All | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com

2012: International Year of Sustainable Energy For All | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Alternative energy will be a major talking point in 2012, thanks to the UN’s decision to declare it as the International Year of Sustainable Energy for All.
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Four Sustainability Trends to Watch in 2012 | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com

Four Sustainability Trends to Watch in 2012 | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The worldwide movement toward sustainability has made significant progress over the past half-dozen years as companies and cities have pursued strategies that...
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For Entrepreneurial 'Change Agents,' a Green M.B.A.

Bard College introduces a two-year masters program focusing on sustainable business practices that involves intensive thematic weekend conclaves.
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Biomimicry at Heart of Wave Energy System | Cleantech Concepts

Biomimicry at Heart of Wave Energy System | Cleantech Concepts | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

Aquatic biomimicry plays a pivotal role in BioPower Systems’ bioWAVE wave energy system at a grid-connected site near Port Fairy, Victoria, in Australia.

 

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Judge Blocks California’s Low-Carbon Fuel Standard

Judge Blocks California’s Low-Carbon Fuel Standard | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
By granting a preliminary injunction, the judge dealt a blow to the state’s much-touted effort to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020.
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The city, stripped down: How ruin porn can help rebuild the Rust Belt

The city, stripped down: How ruin porn can help rebuild the Rust Belt | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Photographs of urban decay help us confront our failures -- and begin to imagine a more successful future.
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Best Ideas of 2011: Revolutionizing mindsets for a new Arab World | Blog | NextBillion.net | Development through Enterprise

Best Ideas of 2011: Revolutionizing mindsets for a new Arab World | Blog | NextBillion.net | Development through Enterprise | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

Nobody had foreseen what we witnessed happening throughout the Arab World in 2011:

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The new economy: work closer, live smaller, connect better | Kaid Benfield's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC

The new economy: work closer, live smaller, connect better | Kaid Benfield's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
  The Urban Land Institute’s latest forward-looking report for the real estate industry has lots of hopeful news for the environment, if perhaps also some sobering news for the economy.  Titled What’s Next?
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What’s in Your Food Shed?

How can we cultivate and support a local food system?  What's in our local food shed?  What's considered local?  Join in a presentation and discussion on January 17, 2012 in Mountain Iron explor...
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Spare Change for Social Change: Can Wasted Subway Fees Be Used for Public Good? - Cities - GOOD

Spare Change for Social Change: Can Wasted Subway Fees Be Used for Public Good? - Cities - GOOD | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
New York subway riders throw out $52 million worth of rides each year. Can MetroChange harvest that value back into the community?
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California's Delta Ecosystem Is Healthier, For Now

California's Delta Ecosystem Is Healthier, For Now | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
A report says that the population of endangered delta smelt in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River delta has increased 10-fold since last year. But an invasive weed and a dearth of rain could make the uptick in the estuary's health short-lived.
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Environmental Valuation & Cost-Benefit News: Integrated Economic and Climate Modeling

This survey examines the history and current practice in integrated assessment models (IAMs) of the economics of climate change.

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