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These 2 Cities Are Now Exclusively For Rich People

These 2 Cities Are Now Exclusively For Rich People | Sustainability Science | Scoop.it
Few cities in the U.S. embody the growing divide between rich and poor quite like New York and San Francisco. In just the past 20 years, both have changed from economically diverse melting pots to exclusive playgrounds for the rich.

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These cities are indeed a microcosm (albeit perhaps also something of a magnifying glass) for the global condition here in the 21st century: a hollowing out of the middle, professional classes.  While income distribution was never normally distributed, we are far, far away from the progress that was made in the developed west a few decades back.  A new normal like this makes efforts to strive for sustainability even further out of reach.

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Welcome to Sustainability Science

Welcome to Sustainability Science | Sustainability Science | Scoop.it

Welcome to my curation site for the emerging science of sustainability.

 

Here you will find an array of stories, examples, relevant cautionary tales, and data related to our hunt for a more sustainable economy with a reduced ecological footprint.  While my students, colleagues and I are interested in all aspects of sustainability, these pages have an historc emphasis on:

 

- human population growth rates/demography 

- product design/construction, especially:

    - triple bottomline

    - life cycle analyses (LCA)

    - sustainable supply chains

 - carbon footprints (especially carbon "finprints" of seafood)

 - food production/distribution systems

 - energy production/storage systems, especially:

    - dams and flow diversions

    - wind turbines

    - tidal power

    - solar panel efficiency/material advances

    - fuel cell design/material advances

 - general building design/construction, especially:

     - green roof/wall construction and plant palletes

     - lighting systems

     - elegant design

     - redevelopment/reuse

 - urban planning

 - role of mobile technology in fostering sustainability

 - elegant and effective communication

 

Thanks for visiting.  Please enjoy and let me know if I can answer any questions or be of any other help.

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California regulators propose replacing PG&E natural gas plants with energy storage

California regulators propose replacing PG&E natural gas plants with energy storage | Sustainability Science | Scoop.it
California regulators want Pacific Gas and Electric Co. to replace three natural-gas fueled plants with energy storage to help meet reliability needs, saying clean energy alternatives can solve demand concerns.
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Freightos focuses on sustainability with carbon transparency features

Freightos focuses on sustainability with carbon transparency features | Sustainability Science | Scoop.it
Online freight pricing platform Freightos is introducing new features to introduce transparency to the freight sector, including adding an estimate of the carbon footprint to every shipping service on Freightos and adding several free carbon dioxide (CO2) calculation tools that allow customers or third-parties to determine the carbon footprint along various routes and modes.

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Transportation is an important factor in your supply chain's carbon footprint.

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Museums are better prepared than most Americans to survive the next natural disaster

Museums are better prepared than most Americans to survive the next natural disaster | Sustainability Science | Scoop.it
Museums, seeking to protect their priceless art, are on the cutting edge of climate-resilient design.
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Danone invests in firm selling bottled water from ocean floor

Danone invests in firm selling bottled water from ocean floor | Sustainability Science | Scoop.it
Water comes from a deep ocean current off the coast of Hawaii and is desalinated using reverse osmosis
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This is a consequence of people being totally decoupled from nature AND totally ignorant of a basic understanding of science.  Reverse Osmosis is Reverse Osmosis.  Crazy, crazy stuff.

Also, this is only possible because we do not properly price carbon.
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Nanotechnology: The Whole Story Download

Nanotechnology: The Whole Story

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We Are Still In and We're More Committed than Ever

We Are Still In and We're More Committed than Ever | Sustainability Science | Scoop.it
Joining Microsoft in Bonn were leaders from a wide array of industries. Mars, Incorporated, explained the economic reasoning behind their $1 billion sustainability pledge. Patagonia underlined the overwhelming business case for incorporating sustainability into their supply chain. Target and Walmart highlighted the importance of renewable energy procurement. And Fetzer Wines showcased their innovative carbon sequestration system -- a practice that earned them one of this year’s Momentum for Change awards from the UNFCC.

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EcoVadis's curator insight, November 22, 12:27 AM

Many big companies around the world are committing to climate change actions. This will inevitably bring change to the supply chain and procurement industries and so on the long-term. What are your views on those companies' actions? 

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The Surprising Origin of Thanksgiving Foods

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Elon Musk lifts the veil on Tesla's electric truck of the future – and teases a new sports car

Elon Musk lifts the veil on Tesla's electric truck of the future – and teases a new sports car | Sustainability Science | Scoop.it
Elon Musk introduces the new Tesla big rig.
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The improbable new wine countries that climate change is creating

The improbable new wine countries that climate change is creating | Sustainability Science | Scoop.it
Would you bring a Polish bottle of chardonnay to a dinner party? How about a riesling from Michigan? A bubbly from England?
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Getting hyper-local: Mapping street-level air quality across California

Getting hyper-local: Mapping street-level air quality across California | Sustainability Science | Scoop.it
Today, we’re making air quality results available online for 3 additional regions across California – the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, and California’s Central Valley.
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19 photos show just how bad the air pollution is right now in New Delhi

19 photos show just how bad the air pollution is right now in New Delhi | Sustainability Science | Scoop.it
A thick gray haze envelopes India's capital as air pollution hits hazardous levels. Over the last two years, New Delhi has earned the dubious distinction of being one of the world's most polluted cities.
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California Fuel Taxes Rise Wednesday

California Fuel Taxes Rise Wednesday | Sustainability Science | Scoop.it
California gas and diesel taxes are higher Wednesday, under a law approved this past spring by the state Legislature and Gov. Jerry Brown. The tax hikes will raise several billion dollars a year for road repairs, public transit and other projects.
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How a Wayward Arctic Current Could Cool the Climate in Europe

How a Wayward Arctic Current Could Cool the Climate in Europe | Sustainability Science | Scoop.it
The Beaufort Gyre, a key Arctic Ocean current, is acting strangely. Scientists say it may be on the verge of discharging a huge amount of ice and cold freshwater that could kick off a period of lower temperatures in northern Europe.
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Concerns About Safety Of Pipeline Weights Raised By Regulators Investigating Recent Keystone Oil Spill

Concerns About Safety Of Pipeline Weights Raised By Regulators Investigating Recent Keystone Oil Spill | Sustainability Science | Scoop.it
An investigation into the causes of the recent TransCanada Keystone pipeline oil spill on November 16 has raised serious questions about the widespread use of weights on pipelines, regulators have revealed.

To be more specific, a report from the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration stated that the recent Keystone oil spill in South Dakota may have been caused by a weight that was put in place during the construction of the pipeline back in 2008.
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Are Your Favorite Jeans Part of the Climate Problem?

Are Your Favorite Jeans Part of the Climate Problem? | Sustainability Science | Scoop.it
Sadly, instead of increased transparency and commitments, fashion CEOs are hiding behind greenwashed PR campaigns, like the disappointing announcement made by Levi’s, Gap, Guess, Wrangler, and Lee at a New York climate week event this past autumn. CEOs of the world’s famous denim brands said they would announce climate targets in two years, a deadline far longer than necessary to complete a basic step. While these CEOs continue to delay the climate commitment process, denim supply chains are continuing to pump carbon dioxide into the atmosphere without recourse.

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EcoVadis's curator insight, December 8, 7:22 AM

According to you, what can be done to drive more sustainable denim supply chain? 

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Trump Quietly Accepts an Obama-Era Climate Deal

Trump Quietly Accepts an Obama-Era Climate Deal | Sustainability Science | Scoop.it
Under the deal, the U.S. will work globally to limit a class of superpollutants called hydrofluorocarbons
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Mexico promised affordable housing for all. Instead it created many rapidly decaying slums

Mexico promised affordable housing for all. Instead it created many rapidly decaying slums | Sustainability Science | Scoop.it
Mexico’s Housing Debacle: Chapter I
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While the editing isn't up to snuff on this story, the underlying issues showcase yet again the problem with lack of effective governance and pervasive corruption.  We cannot have an effective, just, sustainable system if this is the norm.
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Renewable Diesel Maker Neste Lines Up Four Calif. Distributors 

Renewable Diesel Maker Neste Lines Up Four Calif. Distributors  | Sustainability Science | Scoop.it
“Neste brings great value to our company by offering a consistent supply of quality renewable diesel with a definite branding potential, along with an exclusive supply arrangement for our designated marketing area,” comments Ron Van De Pol, president of Van De Pol Petroleum.
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The shine of biodiesel and its brethren has turned dull over the past few years, limited by the availability and reliability of supply.  Most of the consistent stream has been snapped up by larger entities with larger fleets.  More supply should trickle down to the consumer market and help further wean us off of petroleum-based fuels.
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Environmental NGOs take Norway to court over Arctic drilling licenses and link with climate change

Environmental NGOs take Norway to court over Arctic drilling licenses and link with climate change | Sustainability Science | Scoop.it
From 14 to 23 November 2017, a Norwegian court will hear a case brought by Greenpeace Nordic and Nature and Youth against the Norwegian government over the granting of Arctic oil exploration licenses to 13 oil companies. The environmental NGOs argue that a 2015 oil licensing round allowing new drilling in the Barents Sea in the Arctic violates the Norwegian constitution and the Paris Agreement.

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What will be on your Thanksgiving plate? It depends on where you’ll be

What will be on your Thanksgiving plate? It depends on where you’ll be | Sustainability Science | Scoop.it
As Americans gather around the dinner table this Thanksgiving, the food on their plates will differ — except for stuffing; nearly everyone eats stuffing. We looked at Google search trends of holiday recipes to find regional differences.
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To me the most interesting thing here is the consistency of the "average" or "most popular" items.  Everyone loves turkey!
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How to watch tonight’s Tesla semi truck unveiling

How to watch tonight’s Tesla semi truck unveiling | Sustainability Science | Scoop.it
CEO Elon Musk will take the stage to show off his heavy-duty electric truck
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Tax Breaks for Oil, Wind, Electric Cars Survive in Senate Bill

Tax Breaks for Oil, Wind, Electric Cars Survive in Senate Bill | Sustainability Science | Scoop.it
Tax breaks cherished by both the fossil fuel and renewable energy industries emerged unscathed in a tax plan unveiled in the U.S. Senate, according to details of the bill released Thursday evening by the chamber’s main tax writing committee.
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NextGen Supply Chain: 3-D printing is on the move

NextGen Supply Chain: 3-D printing is on the move | Sustainability Science | Scoop.it

Clearly, 3-D printing is on the move. But don’t get too carried away and expect it to replace established manufacturing techniques. Don’t look for all manufacturing to shift to retail stores, to parcel delivery depots or to your home or mine. Instead, 3-D will supplement current manufacturing at various supply chain nodes in some key segments.


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How do you think 3D printing can revolutionize the supply chain industry?

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Good riddance to Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, the most noxious climate change denier in Congress

Good riddance to Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, the most noxious climate change denier in Congress | Sustainability Science | Scoop.it
Rep. Lamar Smith, who announced his retirement Friday, is one of the most noxious anti-science figures in Washington.
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Cultivating future scientists and leaders

Cultivating future scientists and leaders | Sustainability Science | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced grants to support agricultural science education a
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