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Promoting Sustainable Urban Development Through Urban Agriculture and Tourism The multi-stakeholder 2012 World Cities Scientific Development Forum (WCSDF) will take place 12 – 14 December 2012 in the historic city of Xi’an, China under the theme “Promoting Sustainable Urban Development through Urba...
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Indigenous Peoples from all regions of the world met at the “Indigenous Peoples International Conference on Sustainable Development and Self Determination,”  from June 17 – 19,  2012 at the Museu da República in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This is the declaration that will be delivered to worl...
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Radically better ways of doing business have begun to unlock enormous value for a few far-sighted manufacturers - and now a new organization plans to help UK firms join the revolution A new not-for-profit group has been set up to help the UK benefit from an imminent revolution in the manufacturing...
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by Brigid Milligan According to the National Geographic Society and the consultancy GlobeScan, Americans lag behind the rest of the world regarding sustainable behavior, but notably don’t feel that bad about it. The fourth annual Greendex report studied 17,000 consumers in 17 countries, asking que...
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By Greg Lavery Our work with business and thought leaders has identified a profound change in the way that businesses are run in the after-financial-crisis (afic) world. This discussion identifies the causes of the change and how businesses are responding. On the input side, capital is scarce, res...
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  BY SYLVIA MWEETWA A GERMAN consultant Klaus Heidler has challenged developed nations to consider investing in renewable energy technology which has minimal impact on the environment. Dr Heidler who is Solar Consulting Agency for Sustainable Communication chief executive officer said German...
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Sustainability wasn't always a hot theme, particularly in the world of finance. But looking at the new UNCTAD World Investment Report, that's quickly changing. Every year, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) publishes the World Investment Report, which looks at "non-equi...
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One of the world's largest open-air landfills, a vast, seaside mountain of trash where thousands of people have made a living sorting through the debris by hand, closes this weekend after 34 years in malodorous service. Long a symbol of ill-conceived urban planning and environmental negligence, Rio...
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Regular exercise adds about eight years to a person's life — more even than quitting smoking does. That's why a community should design an environment in which people want to walk and bike rather than drive. That's the message Dr. Richard Jackson, the host of the Public Broadcasting Service series ...
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  An estimated 9 million species of living things inhabit the Earth — plants, animals, fungi and micro-organisms such as algae and bacteria. But those species are disappearing at an alarming rate, and this loss of biodiversity appears to be a major driver of environmental changes that can af...
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By: Matt Grocoff IS NATURE SAFE FROM OUR HOMES? Homes exist to shelter us from storms, protect us from the elements, and keep us safe from nature. But, is nature safe from our homes? Henry Pollack, author of “A World Without Ice” and who with his colleagues on the International Panel on Climate C...
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The Big Island of Hawaii is joining the islands of Maui and Kauai and banning the use of plastic bags. The bill won't take effect until next year and gives businesses and additional year to adjust to using paper bags.   Plastic shopping bags are a complicated issue. One one hand, they're much...
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Plastic bags are perhaps the largest source of waste from our modern consumer culture. Stores give them out without question for all products big and small. Later, they can be found littered on the sides of roads and highways, hanging from tree branches, floating in rivers and clogging up our landfi...
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A new dolphin speaker device could one day help us talk with these remarkably intelligent life forms, scientists say. Dolphins live in a world of sound far beyond our own. They can distinguish very small differences in the frequency or pitch of sound waves, and can hear and generate low-frequency s...
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Los Angeles became the largest city in the nation to approve a ban on plastic bags at supermarket checkout lines, handing a hard-fought victory to environmentalists and promising to change the way Angelenos do their grocery shopping.The City Council voted 13 to 1 to phase out plastic bags over the n...
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INTERVIEWCorporate Social Responsibility (CSR), now redefined as Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility, is obviously taking a more sustainable dimension in recent times. Mrs. Ini Onuk, lead consultant at ThistlePraxis, is Nigeria's leading icon in redefining CSR practice. In this interview wit...
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  President Obama announced Saturday at the conclusion of the G8 Summit at Camp David, Maryland that the G8 leaders have committed to cutting short-lived climate pollutants to mitigate near-term climate change, save lives, and improve crop yields, and have joined the new Climate and Clean...
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Microsoft has committed to become carbon neutral beginning on July 1, the start of the company's new fiscal year. The shift results from three years of internal discussions within the company to improve Microsoft's carbon footprint and environmental performance. The company will roll out the new cha...
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  Hundreds of people from throughout McHenry County donated a little of their time on Saturday to clean up community parks, wetlands, roadways and other areas in honor of Earth Day. We commend everyone who took time out of their busy schedules to help make their communities a little clean...
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While this guide to important environmental issues is not comprehensive, if you’re new to green or simply want a refresher overview, this list neatly summarizes some of our most pressing environmental concerns … some of which cannot be solved simply via creative upcycling or small-space living....
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