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5 takeaways from the IPCC report on extreme weather and climate change

5 takeaways from the IPCC report on extreme weather and climate change | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a report on the rise of extreme weather events and their connection to climate change. Here are the highlights.
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With U.S. Support, Indonesia Tackles Child Malnutrition - Institute Notes: A Dialogue on Overcoming Hunger and Poverty

With U.S. Support, Indonesia Tackles Child Malnutrition - Institute Notes: A Dialogue on Overcoming Hunger and Poverty | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is poised to sign a five-year Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) compact with Indonesia—the first such compact to include a nutrition...
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As Congress Moves to Slash Budget for Conservation & National Parks, Businessmen Speak Out

As Congress Moves to Slash Budget for Conservation & National Parks, Businessmen Speak Out | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The ironclad economic case for conservation.
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Latinos, African Americans Twice As Likely As Whites To Have Been Affected By The Housing Crisis

Latinos, African Americans Twice As Likely As Whites To Have Been Affected By The Housing Crisis | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
America’s housing crisis is one of the biggest problems plaguing the economy, as the country’s homes have lost $7 trillion in cumulative value over the last five years.
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Green Car Congress: California Energy Commission awards nearly $400,000 to UC Davis for wind forecasting tool for grid operator

The California Energy Commission has awarded $398,662 to the University of California, Davis to develop a forecasting tool that can be used by the state’s grid operator to respond to sudden changes in wind power production.
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Pasture-raised or organic: Why we can’t do both

Pasture-raised or organic: Why we can’t do both | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
When faced with the choice, farmer Alexis Koefoed believes that treating animals well -- and giving them the freedom to walk and roam around, and enjoy their natural behaviors and habitats -- is the most important piece of the puzzle.
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‘Use-by’ dates: A myth that needs busting

‘Use-by’ dates: A myth that needs busting | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Have you ever tossed perfectly good food because it was passed the "use-by" date? You're not alone. Here's what you need to know about so-called "expiration dates" and how they can lead to unnecessary food waste.
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The Land Institute permaculture - Ask Nature - the Biomimicry Design Portal: biomimetics, architecture, biology, innovation inspired by nature, industrial design

The Land Institute permaculture - Ask Nature - the Biomimicry Design Portal: biomimetics, architecture, biology, innovation inspired by nature, industrial design | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

Perennial grain cropping, or permaculture, is a form of agriculture developed to mimic natural systems.

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Greenversations » What do baby sea turtles, Mt Rainier, and your backyard have in common?

Greenversations » What do baby sea turtles, Mt Rainier, and your backyard have in common? | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

Fragile, is probably the last word that comes to mind when you see snow capped mountains.

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Nature Photo of the Week: Peeking Cardinal | Cool Green Science: The Conservation Blog of The Nature Conservancy

Nature Photo of the Week: Peeking Cardinal | Cool Green Science: The Conservation Blog of The Nature Conservancy | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Well, hello there, Mr. Cardinal! Flickr user Lana Gramlich photographed this colorful cardinal in the backyard of her home in Louisiana.
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It's (Not) Electric: Why A Natural Gas Car is the Greenest of 2011 - Business - GOOD

It's (Not) Electric: Why A Natural Gas Car is the Greenest of 2011 - Business - GOOD | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Green means less science fiction, more market impact.
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Green Car Congress: US Navy destroyer completes largest demo of shipboard renewable fuel; 20,000 gallons of 50:50 algal oil/F-76 fuel blend

The US Navy successfully concluded its largest demonstration of shipboard alternative fuel use with the successful arrival of the Self Defense Test Ship (SDTS) to Naval Surface Warfare Center Port Hueneme.
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Best US cities for living car-free? None of the above, really | Kaid Benfield's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC

Best US cities for living car-free? None of the above, really | Kaid Benfield's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
  Earlier this week, a story began making the rounds about the ten best metro areas in which to live without a car.  The winners include some of the usual suspects:  San Francisco, Portland, New York City, Honolulu, Seattle, San...
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Top 10 Green Building Products

Top 10 Green Building Products | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
This short list of green building products was selected from a pool of products nominated by our readers and the readers of Sustainable Industries.
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Bus Systems Are Miles Ahead on Green Transport Technology - Environment - GOOD

Bus Systems Are Miles Ahead on Green Transport Technology - Environment - GOOD | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Cities are switching over diesel clunkers not just to natural gas or hybrid buses, but to fully electric vehicles.
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Lettuce Evolve Aquaponic Planter Plans a Buy-One-Give-One-Away Business Model (Video)

Lettuce Evolve Aquaponic Planter Plans a Buy-One-Give-One-Away Business Model (Video) | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
A start up company plans to build integrated aquaponic planter systems and give them away to those in need. But they need funding to do it.
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5 Ridiculous Myths People Use to Trash Local Food -- And Why They're Wrong | Environment | AlterNet

5 Ridiculous Myths People Use to Trash Local Food -- And Why They're Wrong | Environment | AlterNet | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

 

It's become predictable. At nearly regular intervals, someone, somewhere, will decide it's time to write another article "debunking" the local food movement.

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LED Bulb with Filament Bulb Appearance

LED Bulb with Filament Bulb Appearance | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
What can you do if you'd like to use an energy efficient light bulb, but you think that they look funky? How about a LED bulb that looks and functions almost exactly like an incandescent filament bulb?
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Portraits of American Poverty in TIME Magazine - Bread Blog

Portraits of American Poverty in TIME Magazine - Bread Blog | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
TIME magazine's photo essay documents poverty in the United States. (Screen grab from TIME.com, photo by Joakim Eskildesn for TIME) Many poor people in America are hidden in plain sight, a point driven home in TIME magazine's latest photo essay,...
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New Window Blind Mimics Tree Leaves and Stores Energy

New Window Blind Mimics Tree Leaves and Stores Energy | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The Eco Leaf sops up sun during the day and glows at night.
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Troubling Health Trends Holding Back Progress on Life Expectancy

Troubling Health Trends Holding Back Progress on Life Expectancy | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
By Brigid Fitzgerald Reading

People born today will live for 68 years on average, 20 years longer than those born in 1950.
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Venture Capitalist Marianne Wu On Why Now Is The Right Time For Biofuels | Fast Company

Venture Capitalist Marianne Wu On Why Now Is The Right Time For Biofuels | Fast Company | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Marianne Wu | Photo by Toby BurdittPhoto by Toby Burditt "It's a really exciting time in biofuels and biochemicals," VC Marianne Wu says. "We're looking at massive markets, increased demand, and significant advances in biology and chemistry.
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By the numbers: The myth of ‘job-killing’ regulations

By the numbers: The myth of ‘job-killing’ regulations | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The GOP says constantly that environmental regulations kill jobs. These numbers prove the opposite.
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Shimmery Hansha Reflection House Thinks Outside The Japanese Box

Shimmery Hansha Reflection House Thinks Outside The Japanese Box | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Sklim Studio in Japan gave the Hansha Reflection House a shimmery facade that reflects the surrounding landscape and features a unique hybrid building technique.
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Water's Economics as Muddy as Ever - Andrew Winston and Andy Wales - Harvard Business Review

Water's Economics as Muddy as Ever  - Andrew Winston and Andy Wales - Harvard Business Review | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Business bloggers at Harvard Business Review discuss a variety of business topics including managing people, innovation, leadership, and more.
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