Japan moving forward on smart cities

February 25, 2013 by  
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The country has been actively supporting projects in four cities since 2010.

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Solar Panels Act As Sails for Shipping Vessels

August 26, 2011 by  
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Image via Eco Marine Power An innovative concept of using solar panels as both sails and photovoltaic energy producers on ships is moving forward to the “detailed design” phase, according to developer Eco Marine Power . The Fukuoka, Japan-based company is promoting its concept as a way for shipping lines to green up their operations…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Hotels In Buenos Aires To Offer Bikes For Travelers

October 12, 2010 by  
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Photo: Philip Choi / Creative Commons . The capital of Argentina is moving forward in getting more and more bike friendly

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Long Before Banksy, Guerilla Artist John Fekner Tagged Environmental Woes (Slideshow)

October 12, 2010 by  
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Image credit: John Fekner /Flickr In the 1970s, single words and short phrases began appearing on dilapidated buildings, highway overpasses, abandoned vehicles, and piles of refuse across New York City. Looking back today, the strong messages and style have a lot in common with street artist Banksy , who appeared on the scene a decade later.

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Traffic Can Be Good, Public Transit Can Be Bad: David Owen’s Unconventional Urban Wisdom (Video)

October 12, 2010 by  
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Writer David Owen makes the now uncontroversial argument that cities are the greenest places we can live, given their scalability, mobility, and density. He’s got a lot more unintuitive wisdom about cities, and how much better they can be: Traffic can be good, public transit can be bad, and our demand for new technologies doesn’t lead to a better planet; indeed, innova..

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Belo Monte Dam Moves Ahead Despite Indigenous Protests, Celebrity Visits, and Court Injunctions

April 21, 2010 by  
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Indigenous participants in a public hearing on the Belo Monte dam. Photo via International Rivers . Neither the celebrity sway of ” Avatar ” director James Cameron nor a top court’s injunction were, in the end, enough to stop the Brazilian government from moving forward with plans to develop the huge

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Ocean Saltiness Shows Global Warming Is Intensifying Our Water Cycle

April 21, 2010 by  
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Photo via CSIRO After pulling data from 1.6 million salinity profiles and data from the international Argo Program – a massive fleet of small oceanic robotic probes that gather information used by 50 research and operational agencies from 26 countries – scientists have found that the ocean has changed salinity levels over the past 50 years. The areas of the ocean that get the most rainfall are less salty, while the areas that get the least is getting more salty, revealing that our water cycle is getting more defined.

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International Whaling ‘Peace Plan’ Moving Forward

April 16, 2010 by  
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Protestors in Australia outside the Japanese embassy, photo: Takver via flickr. A whaling ‘peace plan’ proposal attempting to bridge the gap between Japan, Norway, and Iceland, which all object to the international ban on whaling, and the rest of the world which abides by it is moving forward. BBC News reports that a proposal is quickly being finalized so that it can be discussed at the June meeting of the International Whaling Commission

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The Russians are Coming…With a More Energy Efficient Ceramic Nanocoating

December 23, 2009 by  
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The Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies (RUSNANO) is moving forward with an energy saving process for applying ceramic nanocoatings on metal surfaces.  A more efficient process could pick up the pace for replacing toxic chemicals, heavy metals, volatile organic compounds, and other hazardous materials with safer, more sustainable anti-corrosion nanomaterials. Ceramic coatings are nothing new, but the conventional technology for applying them is energy intensive.  RUSNANO hopes to improve on that with a more energy efficient design that also results in better performance and a longer lifespan.

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As Massive March Descends On Negotiations, Copenhagen On Edge

December 12, 2009 by  
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Climate talks may be moving forward only in fits and starts at Copenhagen, but on Saturday afternoon a march of thousands proceeded with determined speed to the main negotiating hall, the Bella Center. Marchers held aloft enormous emergency-yellow signs, with slogans like “Act Now,” “There is no Planet B,” and “Change the Politics Not the Climate.” Demonstrators in polar bear costumes carried a banner that read “Save My Kids” and Greenpeace ferried an enormous inflatable snowman along the city’s prim streets as people cheered from windows.

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