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Protecting, restoring, and better managing tropical forests could provide as much as half the net carbon emissions required to meet a 2-degree Celsius climate target, argues a commentary published this week in the journal Nature.
According to a recent report the market for green building continues to double every three years, with strongest acceleration in emerging economies.
Researchers find the continent's "development corridors" stand to affect important wildlife habitat and thousands of protected areas.
According to a paper published in the journal Bioscience, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s pesticide evaluation process may be riddled with flaws, allowing industry too much power.
Societal evolution through global sustainability. News, innovations & alternatives in energy, environment, economics, resources, open development & culture.
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