20 urban food forests from around the world


Source: Shareable 31 July 2014 Featured
20 urban food forests from around the world

The concept of a food forest has its roots in permaculture, a philosophy that advocates for managing agricultural landscapes in harmony with nature.

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Facebook mobile app to offer free, limited Internet in Zambia


Source: Reuters 31 July 2014
 Facebook mobile app to offer free, limited Internet in Zambia

Facebook Inc is launching a mobile app that gives users in Zambia free access to a handful of online services on mobile phones.

Boris Johnson defends London's record on air pollution


Source: The Guardian 31 July 2014
Boris Johnson defends London's record on air pollution

‘Like comparing apples with cucumbers’ to put London in same category as capitals such as Beijing, mayor’s adviser says

RFP Goes Out for Terminal Island Freeway Removal Project


Source: LongBeachize 31 July 2014 Featured
RFP Goes Out for Terminal Island Freeway Removal Project

It’s been named one of the top “Freeways Without Futures” in the nation and described as a “perfect example of obsolete infrastructure.”

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White House says Ebola outbreak won't alter U.S.-Africa summit


Source: Reuters 31 July 2014
White House says Ebola outbreak won't alter U.S.-Africa summit

An outbreak of the Ebola virus in Africa will not change a summit in Washington next week that about 50 African leaders are expected to attend.

The middle class is 20 percent poorer than it was in 1984


Source: Washington Post 31 July 2014
The middle class is 20 percent poorer than it was in 1984

Nostalgia is just about the only thing the middle class can still afford. That's because median wealth is about 20 percent lower today.

Drug-resistant malaria reaches Southeast Asia borders, could spread to Africa


Source: Reuters 31 July 2014
Drug-resistant malaria reaches Southeast Asia borders, could spread to Africa

Drug-resistant malaria parasites have spread to border regions of Southeast Asia.

UK driverless car trials to begin within months


Source: Gigaom 31 July 2014 Featured
UK driverless car trials to begin within months

The British government has given the all-clear for driverless cars to take to public roads from January 2015, when trials will begin in 3 cities.

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Which countries produce The most fossil fuels?


Source: The Energy Collective 31 July 2014
Which countries produce The most fossil fuels?

Which country takes the most fossil fuels out of the ground? The answer to this question is relatively predictable.

Tech for docs may save big bucks


Source: Healthcare IT News 31 July 2014
Tech for docs may save big bucks

Getting physicians on board with cost cutting measures proves to be one of the healthcare industry's top challenges.

Exploding Urbanization: A Threat or an Opportunity?


Source: Sustainable Cities 30 July 2014 Featured
Exploding Urbanization: A Threat or an Opportunity?

The underlying causes of mass urbanization are less important today than deciding how we will deal with the enormous environmental strain

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Fist bumps relay 90 percent less germs than handshakes: study


Source: Reuters 30 July 2014
Fist bumps relay 90 percent less germs than handshakes: study

Ditching handshakes in favor of more informal fist bumps could help cut down on the spread of bacteria and illnesses, according to a study

What we're learning from Europe's first campus-wide microgrid (think cogen)


Source: SmartGridNews 30 July 2014 Featured
What we're learning from Europe's first campus-wide microgrid (think cogen)

Europe's first campus-wide microgrid is up and running at the University of Genoa's Savona location

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Will Coal Exports Abroad Offset Hard-Won Carbon Reductions at Home?


Source: TheEnergyCollective 30 July 2014
Will Coal Exports Abroad Offset Hard-Won Carbon Reductions at Home?

When President Barack Obama took office in 2009, he set a goal of cutting U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by 17 percent of 2005 levels by 2020

U.S. GMO crop companies double down on anti-labeling efforts


Source: Reuters 30 July 2014
U.S. GMO crop companies double down on anti-labeling efforts

One year after the launch of a social media effort to allay consumers' concerns about the safety of foods made from genetically modified crops

23 Food Sharing Projects That Are Disrupting Hunger


Source: Shareable 30 July 2014 Featured
23 Food Sharing Projects That Are Disrupting Hunger

We’ve rounded up 23 food projects that are transforming communities by feeding the hungry, educating people about healthy eating and food justice

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Guilt may spoil restorative effects of entertainment


Source: Reuters 30 July 2014
Guilt may spoil restorative effects of entertainment

People who play video games or watch television to unwind after a hard day may end up feeling worse about themselves, not better, says a new study

Increase diesel taxes to fight pollution, say Boris Johnson and green groups


Source: The Guardian 30 July 2014
Increase diesel taxes to fight pollution, say Boris Johnson and green groups

Mayor and environmentalists call for reconsideration of fuel tax given health problems associated with lower-taxed diesel

Tackling the food waste challenge with technology


Source: The Guardian 30 July 2014
Tackling the food waste challenge with technology

Innovation in packaging and refrigeration can reduce waste – as can changes in behaviour

Drugs to increase 'good' cholesterol may not cut deaths


Source: Reuters 30 July 2014
Drugs to increase 'good' cholesterol may not cut deaths

rugs that have been investigated to increase so-called “good” cholesterol may not prevent deaths, heart attacks or strokes as many hoped

Solar revenues set to double worldwide by 2020 and call for carbon market reform to reverse EU coal comeback


Source: The Climate Group 30 July 2014 Featured
Solar revenues set to double worldwide by 2020 and call for carbon market reform to reverse EU coal comeback

Tackling climate change is one of 17 goals included in the UN’s blueprint for its new post-2015 sustainable development agenda

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