Diary of an Ecoislander: Part 2


Source: ASmarterPlanet.com 19 December 2014
Diary of an Ecoislander: Part 2

In December 2009, Chale was selected as one of only ten communities in the UKto benefit from funding for a project to become a...

Small-scale solar desalination system aims for affordable water independence


Source: TreeHugger 17 December 2014
Small-scale solar desalination system aims for affordable water independence

By combining solar PV, solar thermal, and a heat exchanger, Desolenator has developed a low-cost portable water purifier and desalination device.

Eight unbelievable solutions to future water shortages


Source: The Guardian 16 December 2014
Eight unbelievable solutions to future water shortages

It’s estimated that we use 9tn cubic metres of water every year. As the global population grows, it is becoming an increasingly precious resource.

Fracking: Can Getting Involved Do Any Good?


Source: Sustainable Cities 11 December 2014
Fracking: Can Getting Involved Do Any Good?

High Volume Horizontal Hydraulic Fracturing, commonly known as “fracking,” is creating soul searching among landscape architects.

The Ocean Cleanup


Source: The Ocean Cleanup 10 December 2014
The Ocean Cleanup

On June 3rd, 19-year-old Boyan Slat unveiled the results of the feasibility study, proving that we can likely clean our oceans.

Smarter, More Competitive Cities


Source: IBM 10 December 2014
Smarter, More Competitive Cities

In our world of seven billion people, the global rural-urban balance of populations has tipped for the first time in favor of cities. About one in...

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5 easy swaps to reduce your water footprint


Source: TreeHugger 9 December 2014
5 easy swaps to reduce your water footprint

TreeHugger recently had the chance to speak with Stephen Leahy, the author of the new book “Your Water Footprint.”

How Gravity (And a Little Coagulant) Could Transform How Communities Clean Water


Source: Sustainable Cities 8 December 2014
How Gravity (And a Little Coagulant) Could Transform How Communities Clean Water

Purifying water is a problem as old as civilization. When people started living together in larger groups, water became a shrinking resource.

Resist the urge to flush if you're serious about water conservation


Source: TreeHugger 8 December 2014
Resist the urge to flush if you're serious about water conservation

As Brazil experiences its worst drought in 80 years, there’s nothing like being in a drought-ridden country to make me pay attention to water usage.

Researchers Use Rust and Water to Store Solar Energy as Hydrogen


Source: TreeHugger 5 December 2014 Featured
Researchers Use Rust and Water to Store Solar Energy as Hydrogen

Scientists at EPFL have come up with an inexpensive way to store solar energy as hydrogen. It's a concept that has...

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Three climate adaptation lessons from Brazil’s cities


Source: The City Fix 4 December 2014
Three climate adaptation lessons from Brazil’s cities

Brazil’s cities, home to 85% of the country’s population, are already feeling the effects of climate change.

The Crystal, London - A Sustainable Cities Initiative


Source: YouTube 3 December 2014 Featured
The Crystal, London - A Sustainable Cities Initiative

Video explaining the role of the Crystal (a sustainable cities initiative by Siemens) in addressing issues of urban regeneration, interviews with...

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Samantha Barks in Madagascar


Source: WaterAid 3 December 2014
Samantha Barks in Madagascar

Samantha Barks meets two girls, Solo and Ze, in rural Madagascar and finds out how clean water will change their lives.

The Smart Grid and Key Research Technical Challenges


Source: IBM 1 December 2014
The Smart Grid and Key Research Technical Challenges

The numerous technological innovations needed to enable the smart grid require integrated collaboration between utilities, governments and...

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Roadmap 2050 - A Practicle Guide to a Prosperous Low Carbon Europe


Source: YouTube 1 December 2014
Roadmap 2050 - A Practicle Guide to a Prosperous Low Carbon Europe

Roadmap 2050 illustrates how the EUs long-term climate and energy security commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions can be...

IBM Smarter Cities: Creating opportunities through leadership and innovation


Source: IBM 1 December 2014
IBM Smarter Cities: Creating opportunities through leadership and innovation

For the first time ever, most people live in urban areas. In the years to come, the percentage of people living in cities will continue to..

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David Roberts - Climate Change is Simple


Source: YouTube 28 November 2014
David Roberts - Climate Change is Simple

David Roberts is staff writer at Grist.org. In "Climate Change is Simple" he describes the causes and effects of climate change in...

The future of energy and utilities: An IBM point of view


Source: IBM 27 November 2014 Featured
The future of energy and utilities: An IBM point of view

Making predictions is a risky activity. Making predictions in the utility industry can be perilous and history is filled plenty of mistakes.

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Blue Energy - The Bo Hai Tidal Bridge Project


Source: YouTube 26 November 2014
Blue Energy - The Bo Hai Tidal Bridge Project

Blue Energy plans to build a 120km tidal energy generating bridge across the Bohai Strait, China. This ambitious project would generate...

Green living: Gizmag's Top 10 sustainable houses


Source: Gizmag 25 November 2014
Green living: Gizmag's Top 10 sustainable houses

The cost of a house can be counted in dollars, but the construction and running of a house takes a toll on the environment that's harder to measure.

IBM puts Smarter Buildings research into practice


Source: IBM 21 November 2014
IBM puts Smarter Buildings research into practice

Smart is...Optimising energy and water usage and enhancing the working environment for IBM researchers by analysing data from thousands of sensors...

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