Suburban sprawl and bad transit can crush opportunity for the poor


Source: Vox 29 July 2014
Suburban sprawl and bad transit can crush opportunity for the poor

A new post by Danielle Kurtzleben explains the infrastructure considerations that must be in place for transportation to benefit economic mobility

Solar FREAKIN' Roadways!


Source: SolarRoadWays 29 July 2014
Solar FREAKIN' Roadways!

Two American engineers have set out to overhaul the US's transport and energy infrastructures

IBM Institute for Business Value: Transportation and economic development


Source: IBM 29 July 2014
IBM Institute for Business Value: Transportation and economic development

High unemployment, languid economic growth and growing urbanization make transport’s role in driving growth more important than ever...

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Orica fined more than $750,000 for pollution incidents


Source: The Guardian 29 July 2014
Orica fined more than $750,000 for pollution incidents

Chemical giant handed the 'highest penalty' that has been handed down by the land and environment court

Fracking push gets go-ahead across UK as ministers tighten safeguards


Source: BusinessGreen 29 July 2014 Featured
Fracking push gets go-ahead across UK as ministers tighten safeguards

Drilling will be allowed in national parks in 'exceptional circumstances' but ministers retain power to veto plans

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Luck May Be Changing for California High Speed Rail


Source: Planetizen 28 July 2014
Luck May Be Changing for California High Speed Rail

The new state budget based on cap-and-trade revenue for High Speed Rail is sparking inquiries from private investors

Change In Antarctic Sea Ice Trend Not So Extreme, Study Finds


Source: The Energy Collective 28 July 2014 Featured
Change In Antarctic Sea Ice Trend Not So Extreme, Study Finds

A new study finds that the change in the trend of Antarctic sea ice growth over time is “not as extreme as the published literature indicates"

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Malaria is the leading killer in Central African Republic: aid group


Source: Reuters 28 July 2014
Malaria is the leading killer in Central African Republic: aid group

A key medical aid group warned on Thursday that malaria was the leading killer in the impoverished landlocked country

The IBM Start Summit 2012


Source: IBM 28 July 2014
The IBM Start Summit 2012

This year's IBM Start Summit 2012 focused on Sustainable Infrastructure. The aim was to take four real infrastructure issues from...

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Mindfulness: has it been hijacked by business or can it change lives?


Source: The Guardian 26 July 2014
Mindfulness: has it been hijacked by business or can it change lives?

Just a few years ago, being invited to a company-sponsored meditation session would have raised eyebrows in most workplaces...

Ban sending leftover food to landfill, MPs say


Source: The Guardian 25 July 2014
Ban sending leftover food to landfill, MPs say

A ban on sending leftover food to landfill and longer warranties for consumer goods are needed as part of efforts to end the "disposable society"...

Optical Camouflage To Be Implemented Into Cars In 5 Years


Source: BitRebels 25 July 2014 Featured
Optical Camouflage To Be Implemented Into Cars In 5 Years

Features built into cars that help people drive more safely have become very popular lately. Everything from rear and front mounted cameras to...

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Why targeting 4 human emotions is key to marketing sustainability


Source: The Guardian 24 July 2014 Featured
Why targeting 4 human emotions is key to marketing sustainability

While brands have been remarkably successful at feeding universal human drives, such as the desire for adventure, power or status...

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Intelligent Urban Transportation


Source: IBM 24 July 2014
Intelligent Urban Transportation

As the world becomes increasingly urbanized, cities, and the movement of people and goods within them, are critical to the future of citizens and...

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How Should Cities Measure Their Greenhouse Gas Emissions?


Source: Sustainable Cities 24 July 2014
How Should Cities Measure Their Greenhouse Gas Emissions?

The World Resources Institute, C40 Cities and the ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, have published their second version of...

IBM UK & Ireland Predictions for 2014 - Smarter Cities


Source: IBM 24 July 2014
IBM UK & Ireland Predictions for 2014 - Smarter Cities

Victoria Burton, Smarter Cities & Communities Leader for IBM UKI, outlines her predictions for the year ahead.

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IBM Smarter Cities Public Safety— Emergency Management


Source: IBM 24 July 2014
IBM Smarter Cities Public Safety— Emergency Management

The first obligation of a city is to protect its citizens and its critical infrastructure. But maintaining public safety involves a number of...

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Sustainable packaging: there's no such thing as 'waste


Source: The Guardian 24 July 2014
Sustainable packaging: there's no such thing as 'waste

Taking a holistic approach to consumer goods packaging, it is possible to be sustainable, innovative and profitable...

Toyota's Smart Insect Concept EV Packs Kinect Motion Sensor and Voice Recognition


Source: YouTube 23 July 2014 Featured
Toyota's Smart Insect Concept EV Packs Kinect Motion Sensor and Voice Recognition

Toyota's latest concept car, called the Smart INSECT, works as a giant accessory for your cell phone, connecting to all sorts of...

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Social value: a sustainability buzzword without a meaning?


Source: The Guardian 23 July 2014
Social value: a sustainability buzzword without a meaning?

This year's buzzwords are social value and social impact. Despite being buzzwords, and meaning much the same thing, there is an important question...

Making optical cables out of air could boost communication in space


Source: Gigaom 23 July 2014
Making optical cables out of air could boost communication in space

Under our feet, cables carry data between our homes, offices and data centers at a pace that can match the speed of light...

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