Migration to Cities Drains Resouses

Migration from rural areas to the mega-cities in search of food, job and security is a natural process. But every city has its limitation; it has its own saturation point and if exceeded, a city might falter while providing basic facilities to its residents. As modern mega-cities are now choking with the pressure of ever growing population, scientists fear that in near future these cities might have to face an acute food and water crisis. […]

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Our Choice is Al Gores Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis

On November 3, 2009, Al Gore, the world climate crisis crusader and former US Vice President, published his new book. The new book is titled “Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis” and promises to come with both intriguing new questions and solutions to the global climate crisis. “Now that the need for urgent action is even clearer with the alarming new findings of the last three years, it is time for a comprehensive global plan that actually solves the climate crisis. Our Choice will answer that call,“, according to the press release. […]

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Copenhagen Design Week 2009 is all about Sustainable Design

Copenhagen Design Week explores design that matters – ideas, concepts, products and services that will come to play an important role in your professional and personal life. Taking place between August 27th – September 6th, Copenhagen Design Week explores social and environmental design and innovation. Each element of the program explores the positive power of design, inspiring businesses and individuals. […]

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Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things

Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things is a thought provoking and visionary book by U.S. architect William McDonough and German chemist Michael Braungart that is reshaping the long-held relation between environment and industry. Going against the traditional views and opinions, McDonough and Braungart advocates the adoption of ecologically intelligent design in human industry for attaining a sustainable and wholesome growth. This book is a manifesto for the next industrial revolution, which encourage readers to look beyond the limits of natural system. Published in 2002, this book is still being considered as the best source for exploring the […]

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G8 Summit has Climate Change, Development Aid on Agenda

Today, Wednesday, 8 July 2009, world leaders of G8 will gather in Italy for the 35th summit hosted by Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. The development of Africa and Climate Change is a key part of the G8 summit agenda. President Obama is expected to reveal a major initiative to boost agricultural development and prevent hunger in Africa, worth perhaps $3bn (£1.8bn) to $5bn, at the summit. In a report, the charity ActionAid says that a billion people are still hungry in the world today, and that despite the drop in food prices it is still a key issue for […]

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Geoengineering Earth is Technically Possible

Talking about the imminent climate change, one of our biggest challenges is to limit the increase of global temperature caused by the greenhouse effect. Many climate scientists calculate that the world has only a few decades to reduce emissions before there is so much carbon dioxide in the atmosphere that a dangerous rise in global temperature is inevitable. At the forthcoming COP15 climate conference in Copenhagen in December, the overall goal is to establish an ambitious global climate agreement for the period from 2012 when the first commitment period under the Kyoto Protocol expires. It has finally become a broadly […]

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