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Green-Roofed Jeju Natural Heritage Center is Carved from South Korea’s Volcanic Landscape

Green-Roofed Jeju Natural Heritage Center is Carved from South Korea’s Volcanic Landscape | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The diverse and wild land is celebrated in the design of the Jeju World Heritage Center by architect firm poly.m.ur...
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At the Tipping Point: How Can Global Financiers Create a Sustainable World Economy | Blog | NextBillion.net | Development through Enterprise

At the Tipping Point: How Can Global Financiers Create a Sustainable World Economy | Blog | NextBillion.net | Development through Enterprise | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

Last week's UNEP FI conference, "The Tipping Point: Sustained Stability in the Next Economy" brought together over 500 participants, including senior finance executives and policy makers, and more than 100 speakers, including 20 CEOs and two former heads of government.

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U.S. Biofuel Production Increase – Fact or Wishful Thinking? | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com

U.S. Biofuel Production Increase – Fact or Wishful Thinking? | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
A recent study, released on 11 October, “Biofuel and Technologies” released by Pike Research states that the global biofuel market will double within the...
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Payback of Green Home Upgrades [Graphic]

Payback of Green Home Upgrades [Graphic] | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
I don't think about my home in investment, payback, or IRR terms, but that's not to say it's bad to consider these things.  For instance, you can renovate an old bathroom to make it usable, beautiful, or more efficient, but you can also renovate...
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Poverty News Blog: African Farmers adapting to climate change

There is growing evidence that farmers in Africa are already adapting to climate change. They are beginning to change their farming methods on their own in order to keep harvests plentiful.

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Energy Storage “Membrane” Cheaper Than Batteries and A Lot More Effective

Energy Storage “Membrane” Cheaper Than Batteries and A Lot More Effective | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Energy Storage “Membrane” Cheaper Than Batteries and A Lot More Effective...
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The Future of Solar Technology Is Still Wide Open - Environment - GOOD

The Future of Solar Technology Is Still Wide Open - Environment - GOOD | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Solar panels are cheaper for the moment, but the government's not giving up on solar towers yet.
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The South-South Opportunity. The Role of Knowledge Exchange in the New Development Landscape | e-Institute

The South-South Opportunity. The Role of Knowledge Exchange in the New Development Landscape | e-Institute | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

Webinar hosted by World Bank - 1Nov2011 10AM EST

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Underwater cities: Climate change begins to reshape the urban landscape

Underwater cities: Climate change begins to reshape the urban landscape | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Miami, one of the world's most vulnerable cities to rising sea levels, gets a taste of life in a warmer, wetter world.
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Printable Solar Panels Now Powering The National Guard | Fast Company

Printable Solar Panels Now Powering The National Guard | Fast Company | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

Nanosolar, which uses an innovative method to get roofs covered with solar panels, is busy outfitting Guard bases around the country. The nation's biggest energy consumer should be its biggest solar customer.

 

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» Selectivity and Focus for High Impact Development. Will Budget Austerity Help? » Rethinking U.S. Foreign Assistance Blog

» Selectivity and Focus for High Impact Development. Will Budget Austerity Help? » Rethinking U.S. Foreign Assistance Blog | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The President’s Policy Directive on Global Development (PPD) called for two important concepts to guide U.S.
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GE: Solar panels will be as easy to install as new roof

GE: Solar panels will be as easy to install as new roof | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
A $5.9 million research program seeks to cut the installation cost of solar in half for home systems by building standardized components for racking and wiring. Read this blog post by Martin LaMonica on Green Tech.
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Global investors may benefit from expected U.S. solar growth

Global investors may benefit from expected U.S. solar growth | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
PricewaterhouseCoopers report says others are poised to cash in on expected growth of solar energy in the U.S. in coming years unless U.S. companies take action. Read this blog post by Candace Lombardi on Green Tech.
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Poverty News Blog: Video: Kenya's growing population

[Video] From Al Jazeera, a the world reaches 7 billion people, a look at how Kenya tries to deal with their exploding population.

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Furniture Companies See The Forest For The Trees (Photos)

Furniture Companies See The Forest For The Trees (Photos) | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
© Qubique It seems that finally somebody managed to take furniture fairs to another level. Not only is Qubique held at the re-used airport Tempelhof in Berlin, it also traded boring lectures for high quality products and shows this week.
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Solar Power Spurs Job Creation in the US | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com

Solar Power Spurs Job Creation in the US | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Alternative energy is not only good for the environment; it’s good for job creation, too.
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Greenversations » Science Wednesday: EPA Awards Research Grants to Study Black Carbon

Greenversations » Science Wednesday: EPA Awards Research Grants to Study Black Carbon | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

One pollutant associated with diesel exhaust as well as contributing to global air pollution is black carbon (BC). BC is a short-lived aerosol that stays in the atmosphere from days to weeks.

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INTERVIEW: University of Maryland Wins Big at the 2011 Solar Decathlon | Inhabitat - Green Design Will Save the World

INTERVIEW: University of Maryland Wins Big at the 2011 Solar Decathlon | Inhabitat - Green Design Will Save the World | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Inhabitat interviews University of Maryland student designer David Gavin on the design of the Solar Decathlon prize winning WaterShed home, and how Building Information Modelling software helped bring this team to victory at the 2011 Solar Decathlon.
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Swedish Tree Hotel is a Tree House Fantasy - Design - GOOD

Swedish Tree Hotel is a Tree House Fantasy - Design - GOOD | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
A new hotel in Sweden is at one with the forest...
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Envelope, please: The Green Car of the Year awards

Envelope, please: The Green Car of the Year awards | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Five cars vie for the title, but only one will win. Luckily, they're all worthy. Just don't make me watch the awards ceremony, because I hate that stuff.
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“Zaza’s Third World” – An Unforgettable Meal Deal

“Zaza’s Third World” – An Unforgettable Meal Deal | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

It suddenly started to get lively around me. A little boy just about dodged me and ran towards a rusty truck that had just arrived. More and more children followed suit. Although the vehicle did not have any logos or writing on them the children, that had by now gathered, knew that it was loaded with the waste from fast food chains.

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City Harvest's App Gets You Reservations At The Restaurants That Care | Fast Company

City Harvest's App Gets You Reservations At The Restaurants That Care | Fast Company | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Where to eat your next meal? Dozens of mobile apps are vying for the lucrative chance to tell you where to dine tonight, or five minutes from now, or within five blocks.
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Passive Bamboo Residence Keeps Cool With Pixelated Green Brise Soleil Facade

Passive Bamboo Residence Keeps Cool With Pixelated Green Brise Soleil Facade | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The Bamboo Residence is a colorful energy efficient apartment complex in Geneva, Switzerland. Designed by Group8, the residence is both green in color- and in architecture.
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Geothermal potential reaches coast to coast

Geothermal potential reaches coast to coast | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Google-sponsored study from SMU finds that new techniques mean geothermal power can be done in many areas in the U.S. and supply a signficant portion of U.S. electricity in the future. Read this blog post by Martin LaMonica on Green Tech.
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U.S. betting on concentrated solar

U.S. betting on concentrated solar | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Department of Energy plans to invest $60 million in research as part of an effort to reduce cost of solar in U.S. and reach six cents per kilowatt-hour by decade's end. Read this blog post by Candace Lombardi on Green Tech.
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