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White butterflies as solar photovoltaic concentrators : Scientific Reports

White butterflies as solar photovoltaic concentrators : Scientific Reports | Resilience and sustainability - meandering through the interwebs | Scoop.it
Scientific Reports is an online, open access journal from the publishers of Nature. The 2014 Impact Factor for Scientific Reports is 5.578.
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Are Nonprofits Getting in the Way of Social Change? (SSIR)

Are Nonprofits Getting in the Way of Social Change? (SSIR) | Resilience and sustainability - meandering through the interwebs | Scoop.it
Solving major social problems is now possible, but not unless the organizations that have been most responsible for making a difference change significantly.
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Tracking Seafood From Bait to Plate

The Obama administration recently announced actions that will help reduce seafood fraud and combat pirate fishing around the globe.
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Biomimicry and Nanoassembly: The Case for Self-Assembling Bacterial Armor

Biomimicry and Nanoassembly: The Case for Self-Assembling Bacterial Armor | Resilience and sustainability - meandering through the interwebs | Scoop.it
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Biomimicry global design challenge opens today

Biomimicry global design challenge opens today | Resilience and sustainability - meandering through the interwebs | Scoop.it
(January 20, 2015) Today, the Biomimicry Institute and the Ray C. Anderson Foundation announce that the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge is open to registrants, who are invited to submit commercially viable, nature-inspired solutions to our global food system challenges.
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Can a new form of accounting save animals from extinction?

Can a new form of accounting save animals from extinction? | Resilience and sustainability - meandering through the interwebs | Scoop.it
Is a new form of accounting the key to encouraging companies to protect the environment?
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New York City Public Comment Period for Rebuild by Design Projects

New York City Public Comment Period for Rebuild by Design Projects | Resilience and sustainability - meandering through the interwebs | Scoop.it
State and City governments are releasing draft action plans for new coastal resiliency projects — including the Rebuild by Design projects. Make your voice heard at these public hearings and during the public comment periods. See below for ways to support the projects and keep them moving forward. See amendments to the NYC Draft Action […]
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Stoke-on-Trent becomes first British city to be classified as 'disaster resilient' by the United Nations

Stoke-on-Trent becomes first British city to be classified as 'disaster resilient' by the United Nations | Resilience and sustainability - meandering through the interwebs | Scoop.it
Since the decline of the potteries there is not much, to put it kindly, that is remarkable about Stoke-on-Trent. But that could be about to change, as it has emerged that the city has become the first in the UK to be classified as "disaster resilient" by the United Nations.
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ECC Videos Provide Insights on ‘High-Road’ to Climate Resilience for Low-Income Neighborhoods - Emerald Cities Collaborative

ECC Videos Provide Insights on ‘High-Road’ to Climate Resilience for Low-Income Neighborhoods - Emerald Cities Collaborative | Resilience and sustainability - meandering through the interwebs | Scoop.it
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Climate Deal Would Commit Every Nation to Limiting Emissions - NYTimes.com

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Biomimicry Inspires Eco-friendly Performance Apparel

Biomimicry Inspires Eco-friendly Performance Apparel | Resilience and sustainability - meandering through the interwebs | Scoop.it

Designers of performance apparel are looking to nature for inspiration when developing their ranges - a process, known as "biomimicry. [...] Advocates of biomimicry point ot the fact that animals, insects, plants and other living organisms have survived and adapted in dynamic environments by evolving over billion of years, and many natural adaptations have proved to be more effective than manmade solutions.""


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Companies and cities are working together for sustainable cities | Duurzaam Ondernemen

Companies and cities are working together for sustainable cities | Duurzaam Ondernemen | Resilience and sustainability - meandering through the interwebs | Scoop.it
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Nasscom partners Accenture to form ICT framework for smart cities

Nasscom partners Accenture to form ICT framework for smart cities | Resilience and sustainability - meandering through the interwebs | Scoop.it
Firm will with industry experts to develop the GIS architecture framework
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14 Smart Inventions Inspired by Nature: Biomimicry

14 Smart Inventions Inspired by Nature: Biomimicry | Resilience and sustainability - meandering through the interwebs | Scoop.it
Companies seeking breakthrough products tend to ignore the greatest invention machine in the universe: life’s more than three-billion-year history of evolution by natural selection.
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The secret to chameleon color change: Tiny crystals

The secret to chameleon color change: Tiny crystals | Resilience and sustainability - meandering through the interwebs | Scoop.it
Reptiles change colors by rearranging a lattice of nanocrystals in one of the top layers of skin cells
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Net positive: ‘It’s the leading edge of sustainability, but we’ve not cracked it’

Net positive: ‘It’s the leading edge of sustainability, but we’ve not cracked it’ | Resilience and sustainability - meandering through the interwebs | Scoop.it
The net positive movement is growing but its advocates are still fighting to explain what they stand for – and what they don’t. Oliver Balch reports
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Building Resiliency of the Coastal Population to Natural Disaster

Building Resiliency of the Coastal Population to Natural Disaster | Resilience and sustainability - meandering through the interwebs | Scoop.it

The Multipurpose Disaster Shelter Project will benefit nearly 14 million coastal people who are more vulnerable to natural disasters.

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Tree-shaped Wind-turbines shows Biomimicry at its Best

Tree-shaped Wind-turbines shows Biomimicry at its Best | Resilience and sustainability - meandering through the interwebs | Scoop.it
Biomimicry or biomimetics is the imitation of the models, systems, and elements of nature for the purpose of solving complex human problems
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Rob Bernard on sustainability, smart cities and Microsoft CityNext

Rob Bernard on sustainability, smart cities and Microsoft CityNext | Resilience and sustainability - meandering through the interwebs | Scoop.it
This article was first published in the Winter 2014 issue of OnWindows
For the last few years, Rob Bernard has been responsible for defining and implementing the global strategy for ­Microsoft’s environmental efforts. Under his leadership, the company has succeeded in establishing a ­carbon-neutral goal and the first-of-its-kind ­internal carbon fee – a model that places a price on carbon and makes the company’s business divisions responsible for the cost of offsetting the...
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Court finds North Korea can be held liable for torture, killing

Court finds North Korea can be held liable for torture, killing | Resilience and sustainability - meandering through the interwebs | Scoop.it
A top appeals court on Tuesday found North Korea can be held liable for the torture and killing of the Reverend Dong Shik Kim, a Christian missionary and U.S. legal permanent resident.
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Developing a model and tool to measure community disaster resilience

The concept of 'community resilience' is widely used by community leaders, policy makers, emergency management practitioners and academics in Australia, but there is little agreement on its meaning and application.
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NOAA brings Outer Cape man's erosion-fighting method to the masses

NOAA brings Outer Cape man's erosion-fighting method to the masses | Resilience and sustainability - meandering through the interwebs | Scoop.it
Dune whisperer Gordon Peabody and his crew at the Wellfleet-based non-profit Safe Harbor have been given a chance to bring their erosion-fighting
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