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To protect New York City from the increasing number of flooding events expected in the next century—similar to Hurricane Sandy—the city needs to consider a costly and invasive option: permanent evacuation of communities in the lowest-lying areas and massive barriers around the city that will cost billions of ... keep reading
Head down South in the UK and you will find a tiny corner of Plymouth called Bickleigh Down, the place where the first ever eco village will be built! Developers have received planning permission to build 91 properties on the seven acre site comprising of three, four and five bedroom ... keep reading
The World Bank ( hardly a radical organisation! ) says climate change is a fundamental threat to sustainable economic development and the fight against poverty. It is concerned that without bold action now, the warming planet threatens to put prosperity out of reach of millions and roll back decades of development. The ... keep reading
Enoughness... it's an interesting concept...an alternative to the Western World View . - 40% of the Earth’s resources owned by 1% of the population.- The combined wealth of the three richest men in the world exceeds the total GDP of the poorest 47 counties.3.5 billion people survive ... keep reading
Great men, like great epochs, are explosive material in whom tremendous energy has been accumulated; their prerequisite has always been historically and physiologically, that a protracted assembling, accumulating, economizing and preserving has preceded them – that there has been no explosion for a long time - Nietzsche. Scientific breakthroughs often follow a ... keep reading
Brace yourself. You may not be able to tell yet, but according to global experts and the US intelligence community, the earth is already shifting under you. Whether you know it or not, you’re on a new planet, a resource-shock world of a sort humanity has never before experienced ... keep reading
Continuing a decade-long increase, global food prices rose 2.7 percent in 2012, reaching levels not seen since the 1960s and 1970s but still well below the price spike of 1974. Between 2000 and 2012, the World Bank global food price index increased 104.5 percent, at an average annual ... keep reading
http://vimeo.com/48364311 I would like to introduce you to Puro Fairtrade Coffee, and one of the reasons why I decided to work for them. Coffee is commonly quoted to be the second most traded commodity in the world (after oil), so it serves as a great platform to ... keep reading
We have plenty of resources that could stop us falling off the edge. Chris Philavanh With world population exceeding seven billion, there is renewed interest in the limits to growth concept first articulated by the Club of Rome in the 1970s. How can a growing population with growing affluence sustain ... keep reading
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