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Bees could engineer next-generation energy storage: Pollen being tested in lithium ion batteries http://buff.ly/1KEorNM / CleanTechnica
Energy storage could be the next item on the list when it comes to listing all the reasons we need to save the world's bee population from collapse. A research team at Purdue University has found that bee pollen can be used as an efficient, renewable source for anodes in lithium-ion batteries. The team also
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No monkeying around: China state control threatens climate agenda http://buff.ly/1WcXodg / Climate Home
ANALYSIS: Beijing's bold economic reform plans could speed emissions cuts - but can they coexist with a crackdown on free speech?
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The climate and the commons http://buff.ly/1PBlj2i / CapGlobalCarbon
This article is intended for those familiar with the CapGlobalCarbon proposal. Please first read this or watch this short video explainer. . The Paris agreement that ensued from the COP-21 summit states that “climate change is a common concern of humankind”. This brings to mind the position ...
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EasyJet is developing fuel cell hybrid aircraft http://buff.ly/1QqtoGF / TriplePundit.com
EasyJet is preparing to test out a new hybrid airplane later this year. Not only will this airplane utilize regenerative braking to reclaim energy during landings, but it will also utilize onboard fuel cells.
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Australia / Solar microgrids and batteries could prevent another Black Saturday bushfire http://buff.ly/1nUfeGS / Sustainable Business
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USA / Controversial Utah tar sands mine “put on hold” http://buff.ly/1XctQO4 / Oil Change Intl
Every day the low oil price is causing more pain for the oil and gas industry and no company or region is immune from the damage being caused.
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USA / Southwest enters ‘drier climate state’ raising specter of megadroughts http://buff.ly/1o1Fboy / Climate Progress
A new study finds that the semi-arid U.S. Southwest has begun to enter the "drier climate state" that had been long-predicted from climate models.
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USA / Big News: 39 states and their utilities write plan for deep CO2 reductions http://buff.ly/1o1Eg7v / Concerned Scientists
A new UCS-commissioned report shows that, prior to the EPA's Clean Power Plan, a major collaboration between officials from 39 states and 26 major utility companies created a technical report showing how the eastern U.S. could cut carbon 42% by 2030 and reach 30% renewable energy in the ...
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USA / Hawaii accelerator backs little wind turbine that could: Small-scale approach to wind gets boost http://buff.ly/1XhnexX TriplePundit.com
A unique, small-scale approach to wind energy has gotten the seal of approval from the Energy Excelerator, a Hawaii startup incubator backed by GE and the U.S. Navy.
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USA / Charlotte-Mecklenburg & Durham schools would conserve millions with solar http://buff.ly/20K3isX / CleanTechnica
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Improved crop storage bags can improve harvests and incomes http://buff.ly/1UWwoON / Food Tank
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Carbon capture gardens: A nature-based solution for managing urban brownfield soils http://buff.ly/1T7kjZl / The Nature of Cities
I may have (just) missed the 2015 International Year of Soils, so please forgive me for jumping on the soils bandwagon somewhat belatedly. Before I go further, a disclaimer—I am no expert on soils, having only relatively recently begun working on a multidisciplinary research project on carbon ...
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Societal evolution through global sustainability. News, innovations & alternatives in energy, environment, economics, resources, open development & culture.
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evolveSUSTAIN is a collection of the latest news, innovations, ideas, and alternatives in global sustainability and resilient systems development. The selection of articles and blog posts reflects a desire for people to think outside the box in regards to sustainability. A world viewpoint takes center stage, focusing on international issues and macroscopic systems. Local and regional developments that show potential for widespread impact are also covered. The motivation for this project is to help people discover the progressive aspects of sustainable development, while acknowledging the difficulties in achieving global sustainability. In order to foster discovery, evolveSUSTAIN maintains a presence on a variety of social media and social networking sites. Scroll down for more ways to connect. 

Topics covered here, as they relate to sustainability, include... 
  • clean and renewable energy, including wind, solar, hydro, geothermal, biofuels, and any new technologies 
  • sustainable agricultural practices 
  • natural resource conservation 
  • energy efficient and alternative housing 
  • green urban development 
  • alternative economic systems and monetary reform 
  • community development and localization 
  • alternative business and employment models 
  • energy efficient infrastructure and alternative construction methods 
  • the commons and public resources 
  • population stabilization, focusing on contraceptive education and distribution 
  • ecosystem and wildlife preservation 
  • clean transportation systems 
  • nuclear energy 
  • open source and open society development 
  • gender issues, including global female equality and sexual health 
  • land management and environmental protection 
  • open government development and political transparency 
  • climate change and global warming 
  • local food system development 
  • peak oil and the transition away from petroleum, natural gas, and coal 
  • water conservation and management 
  • efficient and alternative methods of manufacturing and production 
  • recycling and waste management