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Top 10 biggest global concerns, according to millennials

From climate change and destruction of nature to lack of education and employment, here’s what’s worrying the world’s young adults. It seems that just about every generation gets blamed for something; those born in the 1980s and 90s are no different. Going by the accounts of the snarky media, one …

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Climate ChangeEnvironmentGreen BuildingInternationalSmart Cities

How Much Are Trees Worth to Megacities?

In a metropolis teeming with shuffling crowds, cranes and high-rises aren’t the only things that ought to be reaching skywards. Megacities—those urban centers crammed with more than 10 million people—would be well served to double down on their arboreal assets, according to a new paper in the upcoming issue of …

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Lab Report: Why Didn’t Houston Evacuate for Harvey?

Harvey questions: As Houston grapples with epic devastation of the storm—chest-high floods, overwhelmed rescue squads, and more than 80,000 homes without power—many are questioning why mandatory evacuations weren’t enforced. But officials including Mayor Sylvester Turner are defending the decision, CNN reports: “You literally cannot put 6.5 million people on the …

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Mobi Bikes: Will Bike Share Make Vancouver a World-Class City?

After many delayed attempts at bringing bike share to Vancouver, British Columbia, Mobi Bikes finally launched in July of 2016, with 1,500 bikes and 150 planned stations. Vancouver is the 5th city in Canada to embrace bike-sharing, and Mobi is the second largest bike sharing program in the country, only behind …

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UN Global Compact Provides Platform for Business Leaders to Take Action on the SDGs

(New York, 20 July 2017) – The United Nations Global Compact brought together leaders from business with representatives from Government, the UN, civil society and academia to highlight private sector commitment to take action on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) – the …

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ChallengesLocal EconomyMexico

Photographing an Eerily Empty Mexico City

When photographer Melvin Lara moved to Mexico City from his hometown of Cuernavaca, he set out on excursions to photograph his new city. In order to avoid the notorious traffic in Mexico’s capital, he gradually stayed later and later in the neighborhood around his office before heading home. He would …

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EnvironmentFood InsufficiencyLocal EconomyPollutionPovertyRecycleSolutionsWaste

Food Waste, Hunger, Energy and Growth in New York City

Cities are growing. So, too, is the collective demand for food production and waste collection. In New York City – home to about 8.5 million people – more than 6 million tons of waste is disposed of every year. Nearly a third of that waste is organic, including food that: …

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US needs White House Climate Change Council to protect lives and economy

The new national Climate Change Council would coordinate and prioritize domestic protection as well as foreign humanitarian and national security-related planning for climate change resilience across cabinet-level federal agencies. read more Powered by WPeMatico

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ChallengesCírculo Verde en EspañolGreen BuildingMexicoSmart CitiesSmart Cities TechnologySustainable Development

Smart City Expo Puebla

El evento está organizado por Fira Barcelona en colaboración con el Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT); la Secretaría de Energía (SENER); la Secretaría de Economía (SE); la Secretaría de Gobernación (SEGOB); la Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes (SCT); la Secretaría de Desarrollo Agrario, Territorial y Urbano (SEDATU); Estrategia …

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ChallengesPoverty

A Population Explosion Could Destabilize These Countries In The Next 30 Years

Forty nations—many of the world’s poorest—may double or even triple their numbers over the coming decades. The best answer? Contraception education. There’s a stark demographic divide in the world. On one side, countries in Europe, North America, Latin America and East Asia are seeing declining mortality and fertility rates, such …

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