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Finding the balance - energy, food, housing, jobs...

Finding the balance. - 9 billion by 2050, this brings many challenges to us and future generations, the main topics have ...

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The wealth and potential of solar energy

David Bresch, Swiss Re's Global Head Sustainability, talks about the wealth of solar energy and a future that doesn't rely ...

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So many issues: isn't it great?

A six-hour bus journey, and your mind does tend to wander. Which is what mine did in early November as ...

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What it will take to become a Type 1 civilization

I've recently watched a very thought-provoking TED Talk by Neill Blomkamp, the young South-African filmmaker who brought us "District 9" ...

STORY URL: TEDxVancouver - Neill Blomkamp - 11/21/09
About TEDx, x=independently organize event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self- organized events that bring people toget...

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Solar ~ Hut(s)

The story is simple - There are very hot sunny days in many parts of the Earth. The question is simple ...

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Solar Impulse - un moyen extraordinaire...

Bertrand Piccard, initiateur et président du projet Solar Impulse, a trouvé un moyen extraordinaire pour démontrer ce que le courage ...

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Building resilience in economic machines: Cities

As President Bill Clinton stated during the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting, "Every five days, one million people move from ...

STORY URL: Making 100 cities more resilient | Swiss Re - Leading Global Reinsurer
Pledge will support at least 100 cities in building resilience to natural...

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Join us in New York and online for Climate Week NYC

Climate Week NYC, marking its 5th anniversary in 2013, is the global summit that has become a key event on ...

STORY URL: Climate Week NYC
Join us for the fifth anniversary of Climate Week NYC. See you there, September 23-29, 2013.

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Goodbye plastic ocean gyres!

My war on plastics began when I first heard about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Then I found out there ...

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Does environmental protection bury the nuclear phase-out?

As potential solutions for a nuclear phase-out in Switzerland become more concrete, they reveal a trade-off for environmental groups and ...

STORY URL: Energiewende: Grüner Atomausstieg liegt noch in weiter Ferne - Schweiz Nachrichten - NZZ.ch
Ein neuer Bewertungsindex der Umweltverbände beurteilt die Umsetzung des Atomausstiegs kritisch. Dabei zeigen sich auch ökologische Zielkonflikte. Der Index selbst dürfte die Harmonie zwischen den...

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Spanish innovation in clean transport

I've just returned from my summer holidays in Spain during which I was on a unique catamaran. The boat represents ...

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Fracking

There's a huge amount of noise in the media around fracking in the UK media - inevitable with the recent protests ...

STORY URL: How safe is fracking?
DOZENS of protesters, including a member of parliament, were arrested on August 19th during demonstrations around Britain against hydraulic fracturing, or fracking....

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Profiling the risks in wind and solar

According to "Profiling the risks in wind and solar", a recently published study by CorSo Environmental & Commodity Markets and ...

STORY URL: Renewable energy risk management and the institutional investor | Swiss Re - Leading Global Reinsurer
Profiling the risks in wind and solar, a joint study by Swiss Re and Bloomberg...

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Seoul shows the way

The first time I came to live and work in Zurich, I was amazed by the city's first-rate public transport ...

STORY URL: C40 Cities: Seoul Car-Free Days Have Reduced CO2 Emissions by 10% Annually
Seoul's Weekly No Driving Day program is improving air quality, congestion and saving energy. Every year, two million cars stay off the road – decreasing traffic volume by 3.7%. CO2 vehicle emissi...

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Casual paper

Some colleagues of mine have been having a discussion about which might be the lesser of two evils. Here at ...

STORY URL: Joe Smith: How to use a paper towel | Video on TED.com
You use paper towels to dry your hands every day, but chances are, you're doing it wrong. In this enlightening and funny short talk, Joe Smith reveals the trick to perfect paper towel technique. ...

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