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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General Mills CEO Says Water is Critical to Business and Engagement is Key


Source: MarketWatch 20 November 2014
General Mills CEO Says Water is Critical to Business and Engagement is Key

Yesterday evening, General Mills chairman and CEO Ken Powell spoke about the company's efforts to conserve and protect global water resources.

How Barcelona is becoming a leader in solar energy


Source: Switchboard 20 November 2014
How Barcelona is becoming a leader in solar energy

I’m not writing much this week, because I’m traveling, very glad to be away from US presidential politics but concerned for all my colleagues and...

#IBMTryTracker Twitter Q&A Weds 19th Nov at 11am - save the date


Source: IBM 17 November 2014 Daily digest
#IBMTryTracker Twitter Q&A Weds 19th Nov at 11am - save the date

Smarter Trends will be running a live Twitter Q&A session on Wednesday 19th November at 11am gmt under the hashtag #IBMTryTracker

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Brazil faces the worst drought in 80 years


Source: TreeHugger 14 November 2014
Brazil faces the worst drought in 80 years

Unless the desperately needed rain arrives, São Paulo residents are being warned to "prepare for a collapse like they've never seen before."

Two thirds of world's largest companies exposed to serious water risks


Source: The Guardian 13 November 2014
Two thirds of world's largest companies exposed to serious water risks

Severe droughts in São Paulo and California shatter the misguided belief in a limitless supply of water, and business is starting to feel the effects.

New Tool Quantifies Your Business’ Water Risk


Source: Blue Living Ideas 12 November 2014
New Tool Quantifies Your Business’ Water Risk

In a time when we’re experiencing an increasingly drier climate, with agrowing demand on water supplies, water scarcity is a very real risk.

9 Ways Sustainability Drives Profit


Source: GreenTechMedia 11 November 2014 Featured
9 Ways Sustainability Drives Profit

Here are nine reasons why corporations—and all of us—might want to redefine how we approach sustainability...

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World's Most Powerful Supercomputer Devoted to Climate Change Turns On


Source: Tree Hugger 11 November 2014 Featured
World's Most Powerful Supercomputer Devoted to Climate Change Turns On

A new supercomputer devoted completely to climate change has turned on at the National Center for Atmospheric Research's...

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Radical new economic system will emerge from collapse of capitalism


Source: The Guardian 9 November 2014
Radical new economic system will emerge from collapse of capitalism

Jeremy Rifkin believes that the creation of a super internet heralds a new economic system that could solve society’s sustainability challenges.

Risk of floods in England up due to cuts in government funding, say NAO


Source: The Guardian 5 November 2014
Risk of floods in England up due to cuts in government funding, say NAO

The risk of flooding is rising as a result of government funding cuts, according to a damning report from the National Audit Office (NAO)...

Three maps help explain São Paulo, Brazil’s water crisis


Source: TheCityFix 5 November 2014
Three maps help explain São Paulo, Brazil’s water crisis

The worst drought to grip São Paulo, Brazil and neighboring states in 80 years is wreaking havoc on the local population...

Smarter, More Competitive Cities


Source: IBM 5 November 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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Beating water and land shortages in the Middle East and north Africa


Source: The Guardian 4 November 2014
Beating water and land shortages in the Middle East and north Africa

Water and arable land are more scarce in Middle East and North African (Mena) countries than in any other region...

Wateraid in Tanzania: The babies who die for want of clean water


Source: The Telegraph 4 November 2014
Wateraid in Tanzania: The babies who die for want of clean water

n a bare clinic room overlooking a stretch of parched red earth, Aisha Mkude is telling us about the loss of her fourth child, a boy, in January...

Threat to world’s water security greater than thought


Source: Financial Times 4 November 2014
Threat to world’s water security greater than thought

Crucial supplies of water in China, the US, India and other major economies are dwindling so fast that the threat to the world's water security is...

Water everywhere for profit in Nejapa, but few drops for local people to drink


Source: The Guardian 3 November 2014
Water everywhere for profit in Nejapa, but few drops for local people to drink

While big companies make millions from El Salvador’s water-rich Nejapa municipality, locals have little or no access to water...

Water charges: Almost 100 protests across Republic of Ireland


Source: BBC 3 November 2014
Water charges: Almost 100 protests across Republic of Ireland

Tens of thousands of people have taken part in nationwide protests against the introduction of water charges in the Republic of Ireland...

How business and academia could turn the tide on water scarcity


Source: The Guardian 3 November 2014
How business and academia could turn the tide on water scarcity

An experiment is currently underway at a wastewater treatment plant on the edge of Melbourne, Australia...

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