INFOGRAPHIC: The challenges and triumphs of engineering the Rio Olympic games

August 3, 2016 by  
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On August 5, all eyes will be on Rio de Janeiro for the opening ceremonies of the summer Rio Olympics . Though the games have already been plagued by issues like poisonous water and Zika virus-prompted boycotts, the games promise to be three weeks of intense competition and inspiring performances from the world’s top athletes. As it draws near, we look at how the city is preparing to host this prestigious event, including the work of civil engineers who played a pivotal role in building the infrastructure and stadiums, and the challenges the city faces. + New Jersey Institute of Technology

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How Brazil is rethinking governance to clean up slums

October 19, 2015 by  
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How do we make cities work for people? An introduction to a study on key governance gaps in two Brazilian cities—Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo.

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Can B Corps take companies beyond the bottom line?

October 19, 2015 by  
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B-Corps require businesses to consider environmental and social impacts, as well as financial returns – and interest in the concept is growing fast.

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How clean energy aggregation empowers neighborhoods

October 19, 2015 by  
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Community Choice Aggregation, in which communities enter numerous contracts for procuring locally produced power, is allowable in seven states. Here’s how it works in New York.

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Vik Muniz Transforms Trash from Brazil’s Largest Landfill into Astonishing Works of Art

October 21, 2014 by  
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Read the rest of Vik Muniz Transforms Trash from Brazil’s Largest Landfill into Astonishing Works of Art Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: garbage art , landfill art , trash art , vik muniz , Vik Muniz art , Vik Muniz Brazil , Vik Muniz Catadores , Vik Muniz gallery , Vik Muniz garbage photographs , Vik Muniz landfill art , Vik Muniz recycled art , Vik Muniz Rei de Janeiro , Vik Muniz trash art , Vik Muniz trash photographs

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Rio de Janeiro’s 2016 Olympics Park Will Focus On Nature Preservation And Urban Legacy

August 25, 2011 by  
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Images: Courtesy of Rio de Janeiro’s mayor office. Authorities from Rio de Janeiro announced the winning project in the international contest held to design the Olympic Park to be built for the 2016 games . The winning project is focused in the preservation of nature and of the lagoon in the area, as well as in ensuring the conditions for new developments to be installed in the area after the event…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Human’s Dominant Relation to Earth Is a Violent, Closed Fist: Alternative Nobel Winner Leonardo Boff

December 29, 2010 by  
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photo: LeonardoBoff.com A coda to the news from earlier in the day that environmental degradation and pollution in China in 2008 totaled about 4% of GDP for that year: Tierramérica is running an interview with Leonardo Boff , theologian, environmentalist and a professor at Brazil’s State University of Rio de Janeiro. Boff was awarded the…

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