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The idea is to create a single worldwide network that can not only unite all digital currencies, but all companies and individuals who use those currencies.
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Any global conference that includes so many countries can’t be expected to agree on much more than the lowest common denominator. But the fact that the lowest common denominator is now so high — a willingness by 188 countries to offer plans to steadily and verifiably reduce their carbon emissions — means we still have a chance to meet what scientists say is our key challenge: to avoid the worst impacts of global warming that we cannot possibly manage and to manage those impacts that we can no longer avoid. That is a big, big deal.
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The issue can be overwhelming. The science is complicated. We get it. This is your cheat sheet.
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Remarkable reporting by The Guardian on lives around the world ever more affected by worsening climate change.
On the eve of the 2009 Copenhagen summit, we reported on families threatened by climate change around the world. Now, as the Paris summit nears, many of their worst fears are being realised
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Founded in May 2015 and headquartered in San Francisco, Blockstack.io was awarded Best of Show at FinovateFall 2015.
Best of Show winner Blockstack.io announced today that it has agreed to be acquired by Digital Asset Holdings. Terms of the deal were not immediately available. Miron Cuperman, Blockstack CTO, called Digital Asset “the best platform” to deliver Blockstack’s blockchain application development tools as part of a comprehensive solution for customers. Digital Asset Holdings CEO Read more...
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The theme of this year’s conference is “The Fourth Industrial Revolution”, referring to the advent of economy-changing technologies, and to a book by the founder and executive chair of the WEF, Klaus Schwab.
On Wednesday, the world’s elite will convene in Davos, Switzerland, for the annual conference of the World Economic Forum. The 2,600 attendees, who pay $25,000 for the privilege, range from Christine Lagarde, the head of the International Monetary
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An admittedly subjective list of the 10 sustainable-business themes and memes that made the 12 months just passed a very good year.
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Compassion is a universal virtue, but is it innate or taught? Have we lost touch with it? Can we be better at it? In this hour, TED speakers explore compassion: its roots, its meaning and its future.
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So what should environmentalists be demanding? Foremost, governments need to fund research and development for low-carbon energy technologies at Apollo-program levels of commitment. Breakthrough innovations are needed in batteries, nuclear energy, liquid biofuels, and carbon capture. The required funding of this ultimate public good is too great a risk with too little a reward for private companies. But it is easily fundable by governments.
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The never-ending war between bicyclists, drivers, and pedestrians reflects a basic, and often wrong, mental shortcut, upon which we all too often rely: Who is in the right? I am.
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As the financial crisis of 2008 demonstrated, the financial services industry plays an outsized role in the economy as a whole. As a result, we will never tra
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California's Underground Water War
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California has been the only western state without groundwater regulation—but now that looks set to change.

This Anti-Spa Is Built Inside Shipping Containers
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Dopper; Dutch and durable
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WaterSmart - Learn about WaterSmart in our new Video Introduction
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Forget GDP: The Social Progress Index Measures National Well-Being
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For many years, the powers that be thought that economic indicators were the ultimate measure of a country’s wellbeing. That’s starting to c

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CHICAGO — A newly designed bottle is only part of Merijn Everaarts business plan to get consumers to ditch disposable water bottles. The res

Now, With No Further Ado, We Present... The Digital Public Library of Am...
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Three questions with the Digital Public Library of America's executive director

Exploratorium: Press Information: | Pier 15 Sustainability Fact Sheet:...
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The core idea driving the design of Piers 15-17 is reuse and sustainability. Integral to the design of the Exploratorium is a commitment to

The Rise of the New Groupthink
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Collaboration is in. But it may not be conducive to creativity.

San Francisco firm designs solar energy system for Haitian hospital - Sa...
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Mazzetti Nash Lipsey Burch, a San Francisco-based engineering and design firm, managed...

Women Have Better Decision-Making Abilities Than Men, Make Better Corpor...
www.fastcoexist.com

It’s never a good idea to make generalizations about the differences between men and women. But when there’s real data to back these general

Reusable Bottles Introduced to American Market by Advocates for the Redu...
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Born out of a 2010 crowdsourcing design competition in Europe, Dopper reusable water bottles have quickly gained momentum in Holland and are

How Pop-Up Architecture is Changing Our Relationship to the Built Enviro...
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How Pop-Up Architecture is Changing Our Relationship to the Built Environment, From Brooklyn's DeKalb Market to Oakland's Popuphood

Conscious Capitalism ready for spotlight
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Visualizing The Future Urban World
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Think of the world’s biggest, most important cities and you probably picture London, New York, Beijing, Singapore--the bustling cities of to

The sharing economy isn't motivated by the environment
gigaom.com

While web sharing sites -- like Airbnb and Zipcar -- have an environmental angle, potential users of these services aren't all that motivate

THE POWER OF GAMING with Dr. Jane McGonigal | City Arts & Lectures
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Jane McGonigal directs game R&D at the Institute for the Future, the nonprofit forecasting firm where she developed Superstruct, a massi

Why User-Generated Content Is More Important Than You Think
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Certain types of consumers have been gaining attention from marketers because of the strong tole they play in the purchasing decision. Wheth

UN Plaza Hit With Plastic Wave
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To recognize World Water Day, a giant wave made out of plastic bottles was erected at San Francisco’s UN Plaza this morning. World Water Day