Sustainability

Smart Cities: A Systems Approach to a Sustainable Future

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Lauren Riga
Smart Cities
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As the world is undergoing the largest wave of urban growth in history, increasing from approximately 3.4 billion in 2009 to 6.4 billion in 2050, there is a growing movement to turn cities into meccas for sustainable living.  
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World leaders pledge 513 bln USD to sustainable development

World leaders pledge 513 bln USD to sustainable development
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RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 22, 2012 -- Xinhua

 

Some 513 billion U.S. dollars in funding has been committed at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) to achieve a sustainable future, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Friday.

In a press release posted on the UN's website, Ban said he was encouraged by the nearly 700 concrete commitments - totally 513 billion dollars-registered at the conference from governments, business, industry, financial institutions and civil society groups, amongst others. ... Read more about World leaders pledge 513 bln USD to sustainable development

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The european Supergrid project

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Brieuc Hamon
This document is a presentation about the European Supergrid project, which consist in connecting all the Offshore wind farms together to provide electricity to all Europe.

In Mackerel's Plunder, Hints of Epic Fish Collapse

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MORT ROSENBLUM and MAR CABRA
In Mackerel's Plunder, Hints of Epic Fish Collapse
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TALCAHUANO, Chile — Eric Pineda, a dock agent in this old port south of Santiago, peered deep into the Achernar’s hold at a measly 10 tons of jack mackerel — the catch after four days in waters once so rich they filled the 17-meter fishing boat in a few hours.

Mr. Pineda, like everyone here, grew up with the bony, bronze-hued fish they call jurel, which roams in schools in the southern Pacific. ... Read more about In Mackerel's Plunder, Hints of Epic Fish Collapse

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U.N. sustainable development summit shifts from climate change

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Deborah Zabarenko and Nina Chestney
U.N. sustainable development summit shifts from climate change
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(Reuters) - Representatives from around the world gather in Rio in June to try to hammer out goals for sustainable development at a U.N. conference designed to avoid being tripped up by the intractable issue of climate change.

But there is concern in the lead-up to the conference, known as Rio+20 or the Earth Summit, that it risks ending up as all talk and little action. ... Read more about U.N. sustainable development summit shifts from climate change

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