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Shamengo: a platform that cultivates the very best of green and…

Shamengo’s goal is to boost green and social innovation throughout the world. This web platform created in 2011 has 6,000 members and has already given media coverage to projects devised by 200 pioneers.…

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Building a new agricultural model: an urgent need for a sustainable…

The 9th Forum for the Future of Agriculture (FFA) was held in Brussels on March 22, attended by 1,500 representatives of the food industry, the States and NGOs. Over the course of that day, all of the…

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Computer chip made of wood works as well as the one in your phone

Biodegradable, wood-based computer chips can perform just as well as chips commonly used for wireless communication, according to new research. The inventors argue that the new chips could help address…

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LiquiGlide : a technology to improve the flow rate of condiment…

LiquiGlide, a project of the Varanasi Group at MIT, is a slippery, biocompatible coating that could be used to line ketchup bottles and other kinds of food packaging. LiquiGlide won the Audience Choice…

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Age of Sustainable Development: Good lives for all?

Top sustainable-development guru Jeffrey Sachs can get world leaders onboard for saving the planet, but is the optimism of his vision enough?

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The “mobile revolution” helps African farmers

Over the past recent years, the mobile phone has become the most widely used digital tool in Africa; and more and more initiatives intend to make it an efficient support to the continent’s farmers’…

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Turning carbon dioxide into cakes

Here is an article reblogged from ecomagination about an original way to get rid of C02 emissions. What…

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Blue Petroleum: the first artificial oil that reduces CO2 emissions

Meet Spain-based start-up BFS, which produces a new kind of oil, obtained through the accelerated transformation of carbon into fuel. This company is one of the many striving to find an answer to our energy…

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Is the best yet to come?

Each year, the Earth University reflects on society and the environment, and the challenges we are facing for the future. The 2013 edition of the event adopted a positive point of view, sharing the reasons…

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When plastic becomes part of Nature’s recycling system

Plastic is widely acknowledged as an environmental plague, but replacement solutions are hard to find and it seems that we would never be able to live without it. But what if a revolutionary decision was…

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