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Reads tagged with “sustainability”

The Bag Monster
The Bag Monster

Activism meets comedy, or what Texas has to do with Velcro.

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Fault Line Living: The World’s Most Dangerous Landscapes to Live
Fault Line Living: The World’s Most Dangerous Landscapes to Live

Geysers, mud pots, and what Barba Papa has to do with the benefits of geothermal energy.

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Seaswarm: MIT’s Fleet of Oil Spill Cleaning Robots
Seaswarm: MIT’s Fleet of Oil Spill Cleaning Robots

Geeks for the Gulf, or what paper towels have to do with nanotechnology.

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4Food: Dejunking Fast Food for the Digital Age
4Food: Dejunking Fast Food for the Digital Age

Holes that fill a market gap, or what the iPad has to do with taking down Monsanto.

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Winners of IDEO’s Living Climate Change Challenge
Winners of IDEO’s Living Climate Change Challenge

Design-thinking our way out of the climate crisis, or why 2.5 billion kids may hold the key to a sustainable future.

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Bees, Bees, Bees: In Praise of an Extraordinary Creature
Bees, Bees, Bees: In Praise of an Extraordinary Creature

10,000 buzzing pixels, the real source of your breakfast, and what electron microscopes have to do with art.

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7 Ways to Have More by Owning Less
7 Ways to Have More by Owning Less

Inconspicuous consumption, or what lunching ladies have to do with social web karma.

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CoolClimate: Addressing Climate Change Through Art
CoolClimate: Addressing Climate Change Through Art

From polar bears to pop art, or how canvases connect disconnects.

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7 Must-Read Books by TED Global Speakers
7 Must-Read Books by TED Global Speakers

Design imperialism, what gender equality has to do with military spending, and where 185 pig parts go.

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We’re Getting On: The Book That Grows Trees
We’re Getting On: The Book That Grows Trees

Life without Twitter, luddite literature, and why judging a book by its cover may at last be okay.

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