Tag: urbanization

The World’s New Megacities Must Be the Drivers of the ‘Smart’ Water Revolution

Written by | November 13th, 2013

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As cities grow to tens of millions strong, accelerated urbanization coupled with concerns for water security is energizing the “smart” water tech market.

Global Cities Need Natural Defenses

Written by | May 30th, 2013

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In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, we are reminded that nature can and should play an important role alongside engineered solutions in building (and rebuilding) the cities of tomorrow.

Cool Green Morning: Monday, August 22

Written by | August 22nd, 2011

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The sun is shining, the sky is blue, the news is green.

  1. A solar panel parking lot is in the works. (EcoGeek)
  2. Amazon rainforest communities are being added to Google Street View. (Mongabay)
  3. Five African nations have joined together to create a giant conservation zone. (Timeslive.co.za)
  4. Why are urban areas growing so quickly? (Green)
  5. Pre-COP, South Africa’s foreign minister fears that “politics cannot deliver on what science requires.” (AP, via Huffington Post Green)

The Great Urbanization and What it Means for Nature: Part 2

Written by | January 14th, 2010

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We’re an urban species for the first time in history. How is our language about nature shifting as a result…and how are we going to talk to urbanites about conservation?

The Great Urbanization and What It Means for Nature: Part 1

Written by | January 7th, 2010

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More people live in cities than don’t for the first time in human history — and conservationists need to be prepared instead of complaining, says Rob McDonald.

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