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Time now to act on looming water crisis, UN warns

Time now to act on looming water crisis, UN warns | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
Without reforms, the world will be plunged into a water crisis that could be crippling for hot, dry countries, the United Nations warned Friday.

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Shell, ENI Responsible for 550 Oil Spills In Nigeria Last Year

Shell, ENI Responsible for 550 Oil Spills In Nigeria Last Year | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
Late last year, it came to light that Shell had been warned repeatedly by its own staff that the Trans Niger Pipeline was at significant risk of failure well before a 2008 spill of 500,000 barrels of oil. It was also revealed that Shell had drastically understated the extent of the spill.
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Greenpeace's Rolf Skar On Big Paper

Greenpeace's Rolf Skar On Big Paper | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
Greenpeace’s Rolf Skar brings us up to date on the latest Greenpeace campaigns to push paper companies into adopting more sustainable forestry practices.
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State rail regulators: Fine BNSF for not reporting leaks immediately

State rail regulators: Fine BNSF for not reporting leaks immediately | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
Washington state regulators have recommended BNSF Railway be fined up to $700,000 for failing to properly report more than a dozen hazardous materials spills in recent months despite the fact state staff had reminded the company how to do so last fall.
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FEMA won’t give money to states that don’t plan for climate change

FEMA won’t give money to states that don’t plan for climate change | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
Climate deniers like Rick Scott just may be forced to reconsider their anti-science opinions

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The Cost of Sprawl: A Visual Comparison

The Cost of Sprawl: A Visual Comparison | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it

The cost of sprawl is 2.5 times more expensive than the compact city.

Sidewalks, water and wastewater pipes, schools and libraries, police and fire protection, and of course, roads. And whether the costs are paid by the homeowner, the local government, or businesses, the lower density in the suburbs leads to higher costs to operate, maintain and replace all these services...


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Bella The Non-Vampire's curator insight, March 10, 2015 10:12 AM

     Sprawl is the spread of development over the landscape. For suburban areas it's going to be more expensive than urban areas. Sprawl in suburban areas would overall take more time in making it more as an urban area. Making urban areas more industrial is going to be a lot easier especially since the area has already been industrialized. 

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Suzette Jackson's curator insight, May 24, 2015 2:04 AM

The cost of sprawl is 2.5 times more expensive than the compact city.

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Neighborhood Planning for Resilient and Livable Cities, Part 2: Can ‘Nested’ Neighborhood Planning Lead to Urban Ecological Democracy? | The Nature of Cities

Neighborhood Planning for Resilient and Livable Cities, Part 2: Can ‘Nested’ Neighborhood Planning Lead to Urban Ecological Democracy? | The Nature of Cities | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
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Bats are harmed rather than helped by street lights

Bats are harmed rather than helped by street lights | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it

"New research at the University of Exeter and Bat Conservation Ireland has given the lie to the popular belief that streetlights are attractive to our common bat species because of the insect life they attract.

The study found that in fact bat activity was lower in street-lit areas than in dark locations with similar habitat.  And, in fact, the scientists have concluded bright lights are having a detrimental effect on bats."

 


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World's first fully integrated research facility opens in Calgary wastewater plant

World's first fully integrated research facility opens in Calgary wastewater plant | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
For the first time, university researchers are working side-by-side with municipal operators to advance wastewater treatment technologies and knowledge that will lead to cleaner water, a better protected ecosystem and improved public health.
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Living Planet: Fukushima Revisited | Living Planet | Radio plan englisch | 13.03.15 | DW.DE

Living Planet: Fukushima Revisited | Living Planet | Radio plan englisch | 13.03.15 | DW.DE | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
Revisiting Fukushima after the nuclear disaster, controversy looms over Nicaragua’s new canal & is blue the new green in terms energy?
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Old MacDonald Had a Yard: Animal Care in Suburbia – The Plate: Mary Beth Albright

Old MacDonald Had a Yard: Animal Care in Suburbia – The Plate: Mary Beth Albright | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
Yard-to-table eating is all the buzz. Last week a yet-to-be-invented invention made an Australian father-and-son team a the overnight stewards of millions of crowdfunding dollars—and the good inten...
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Biomimicry and Nanoassembly: The Case for Self-Assembling Bacterial Armor

Biomimicry and Nanoassembly: The Case for Self-Assembling Bacterial Armor | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it

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How a Small Quaker Group Forced PNC Bank to Stop Financing Mountaintop Removal

How a Small Quaker Group Forced PNC Bank to Stop Financing Mountaintop Removal | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
The American 1 percent habitually manipulates religion to serve its interests and fight its battles.
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Can the world get richer for ever? - BBC News

Can the world get richer for ever? - BBC News | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
In a finite world with limited resources, can economies continue to grow indefinitely?

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Nuno Gaspar de Oliveira's curator insight, March 18, 2015 11:57 AM

"Growth should not be about speculation and making a quick buck," he says. "It's seen as helping to lift people out of poverty, but we mustn't lose that mindset. It should not be about simply creaming away natural resources."

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A manifesto for local economies | NewStart

A manifesto for local economies | NewStart | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
In the new manifesto for local economies, the Centre for Local Economic Strategies (Cles) sets out ideas which breaks out of this austerity narrative and the present timidity of some proposed alternatives.
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Why are so many baby sea lions starving?

Why are so many baby sea lions starving? | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
Starving sea lion pups are crowding California beaches—again.
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Water rationing may become a way of life in California drought | Al Jazeera America

Water rationing may become a way of life in California drought | Al Jazeera America | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
State takes tougher approach, and water districts are considering stricter enforcement
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What a toothbrush says about the state of the circular economy

What a toothbrush says about the state of the circular economy | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
Environmentalists and green businesses face a daunting challenge if they are ever to establish circular economy thinking in the corporate mainstream.
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EU one of the largest importers of illegal deforestation products - Blue and Green Tomorrow

EU one of the largest importers of illegal deforestation products - Blue and Green Tomorrow | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
EU imports have been linked to driving illegal deforestation in a report from campaign group Fern. The UK is among the largest consumers of the good highli
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Fed Up With Austerity Policies, #Blockupy Storms Streets of Frankfurt

Fed Up With Austerity Policies, #Blockupy Storms Streets of Frankfurt | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
Anti-austerity protests boiled over near the new headquarters of the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt on Wednesday, with hundreds of people arrested after an off-shoot from an otherwise peaceful march clashed with police.
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Light pollution shown to affect plant growth and food webs

Light pollution shown to affect plant growth and food webs | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
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Cities Could Be Ideal for Utility-Scale Solar Plants | Climate Central

Cities Could Be Ideal for Utility-Scale Solar Plants | Climate Central | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
Utility-scale solar power plants could be built in cities as a way to use land efficiently for sustainable energy development, a Stanford study says.
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FDA Tests Turn Up Dairy Farmers Breaking The Law On Antibiotics

FDA Tests Turn Up Dairy Farmers Breaking The Law On Antibiotics | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
Random tests of milk reveal that a few farmers are treating dairy cows with antibiotics that aren't supposed to be used on them. The FDA is now considering tighter controls to prevent such practices.

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