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Some of London’s dodgiest corners are getting so spruced up that they’re now magnets for locals and tourists alike. A guide to the best hotels, sights and eats.
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Paul Tudor Jones II loves capitalism. It's a system that has done him very well over the last few decades. Nonetheless, the hedge fund manager and philanthropist is concerned that a laser focus on profits is, as he puts it, "threatening the very underpinnings of society." In this thoughtful, passionate talk, he outlines his planned counter-offensive, which centers on the concept of "justness."
Paul Tudor Jones II loves capitalism. It's a system that has done him very well over the last few decades. Nonetheless, the hedge fund manager and philanthropist is concerned that a laser focus on profits is, as he puts it, "threatening the very underpinnings of society." In this thoughtful, passionate talk, he outlines his planned counter-offensive, which centers on the concept of "justness."
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Google's venture with Jane Goodall shows the promise—and limits—of data and devices in the fight against deforestation.
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Tesla Motors, SolarCity and SpaceX -- have benefited from an estimated $4.9 billion in government support.
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California farmers produce more than a third of the nation’s vegetables and two-thirds of its fruits and nuts. To do that, they use nearly 80 percent of all the water consumed in the state. It is the most stubborn part of the crisis: To fundamentally alter how much water the state uses, all Americans may have to give something up.
The average American consumes more than 300 gallons of California water each week by eating food that was produced there.
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We need a framework for collaborative conservation, which means we have to treat conservation as more than a sacrifice. We must treat conservation and ecological sustainability as valuable in its own right.
As we confront the fact that we’ve long since surpassed greenhouse gas concentrations that will irrevocably change the climate, we have to ask: What can “sustainability” achieve for future generations at this point? How will business lead on critical environmental issues in the coming decades? McGee Young, CEO of MeterHero, addresses these questions and more.
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1. "Fast Track"—which we've [Electronic Frontier Foundation] been fighting—which is officially called Trade Promotion Authority (TPA).
The Senate's Fast Track bill package failed in the House today, following a landslide vote to reject a piece of the legislation that was necessary to send the bill to the President for approval. The White House has been working alongside powerful corporate lobbyists and sympathetic lawmakers to win enough support among representatives. Despite all of that—and a personal visit by the President to the Capitol urging support for the bill this mornin...
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California’s economy is as big as Brazil's. Here's what countries the other states compare to.
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The historic dry spell is reshaping the habitats of much of the state’s wildlife, forcing animals to search much further for water and leaving some vulnerable to death.
More than humans are hurt by an historic drought
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All of this means that sustaining water supplies in parts of the Southwest will be a challenge this year – and in the future.
What explains the unusually dry and warm weather that behind California's prolonged drought? And how is climate change contributing?
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For anyone who cares about the environment, the ongoing efforts to improve effectiveness, accountability and transparency — however imperfect — can’t come too soon. Without them, it’s all but impossible to know whether all the money flowing into green groups is having the impact it should.
Greenpeace rates tech companies on their data centers. Oxfam America ranks food brands on the sustainability of their supply chains. The League of Conservation Voters scores elected officials on their voting records. But who rates, ranks and scores Greenpeace, Oxfam America and the League of Conservation Voters​?​ ​Or The Nature Conservancy, Conservation International or WWF? ​For now, no one.
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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
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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
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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
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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...
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
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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
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
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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