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Giving foreign corporations special rights to challenge our laws outside of our legal system would be a bad deal. If a final TPP agreement includes Investor-State Dispute Settlement, the only winners will be multinational corporations.
The Investor-State Dispute Settlement provision would undermine U.S. sovereignty.
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64% wetlands lost since 1900.
World Wetlands Day is celebrated every year on 2 February to help raise public awareness about the importance and value of wetlands
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The new global context could simply be the old global crisis for years to come.
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Thanks to better technology and improved efficiency, energy is becoming cleaner and more plentiful—whatever the price of oil, says Edward Lucas.
A CAREFUL OBSERVER might note the chunky double glazing on the elegant windows and the heat pump whirring outside the basement entrance. From the outside the...
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This idea helps everyone in the community. It encourages people to save water and energy.
Why don't we conserve more? Even in perilous drought, conservation results are rarely above 10%. If we are going to solve the challenges of climate change and water scarcity, we need orders of magnitude improvements. Water and energy conservation is economically and ecologically valuable. We should treat it as such. We are creating a marketplace for sustainability. MeterHero Savers can volunteer to increase their water and energy efficiency and g...
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In other words, 85 percent of Californians don’t think the drought affects them. This attitude needs to change.
Voters approved a $7.5 billion water bond in a landslide, and legislators passed historic legislation that will finally lead to groundwater regulation. But we still need to conserve.
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The big winners in IoT will be thinking about an entirely different future, not just connecting to things we already use today in ways we already use them.
The “Internet of Things” or IoT is cool.  I know this because everyone tells everyone else how cool it is. Ask anyone and they will give you their own definition of what IoT means and why it is coo...
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A dozen of CityLab's favorite stories from the 2014 series on how Americans will travel tomorrow.
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A rewilding of the land permits, if we choose, a partial rewilding of our own lives.
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Here is how a bitcoin transaction is processed:
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Move over, green building and electrical energy conservation. The buzziest segment of the renewable energy and clean-tech sector right now is water innovation. 
It’s that time of year when my colleagues at Havas Worldwide and I have held our ears even closer to the ground than usual in order to compile our annual trends report, which launches today. We’ve also come up with a massive list of sightings about what’s next, which we’ll [...]
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California's Underground Water War
www.theatlantic.com

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
www.fastcoexist.com

You won't find cucumber eye pads at SOAK a new concept that strips down the spa experience to its most basic makes it affordable and won't h

WaterSmart Scores $4.5M to Expand Water-Saving Software Nationally : Gre...
www.greentechmedia.com

The Opower of water seeks to take conservation gains to a wider audience.

Dopper; Dutch and durable
changeyourperspective.com

Did you know that there are 100 billion pounds of plastic materials floating in the five major oceans? This exceeds the amount of available

WaterSmart - Learn about WaterSmart in our new Video Introduction
watersmartsoftware.com

get WaterSmart · Our Solution| Company| Press| Careers| Contact Us| Twitter · Facebook. © 2013 WaterSmart Software, Inc., All Rights Reserve

Forget GDP: The Social Progress Index Measures National Well-Being
www.fastcoexist.com

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

Refillable bottle comes with app to find water fountains - Plastics News
www.plasticsnews.com

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...
www.theatlantic.com

Three questions with the Digital Public Library of America's executive director

Exploratorium: Press Information: | Pier 15 Sustainability Fact Sheet:...
press.exploratorium.edu

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
www.nytimes.com

Collaboration is in. But it may not be conducive to creativity.

San Francisco firm designs solar energy system for Haitian hospital - Sa...
www.bizjournals.com

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...
www.nbcnews.com

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...
artinfo.com

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
www.sfgate.com

Many of us closed our eyes for a minute or so, and when asked by the group's leader to describe our experience, responses included "magic,"

Visualizing The Future Urban World
www.fastcoexist.com

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
cityarts.net

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
blog.hubspot.com

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
sfappeal.com

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