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What is Sustainable Development? Barley sprout superfood for livestock. OECD calls for policy reform and technology to prevent impending water crisis. The OECD has released a report outlining the challenges humanity faces to maintain water resources in the future (Photo: Shutterstock) Image Gallery (2 images) Worldwide population growth and the related rapid increase in urbanization is already posing problems in many areas for the management of that most precious of resources, water.

With these problems only set to intensify, the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) has released a report outlining the challenges humanity faces to maintain water resources in the face of demographic growth and climate change. Called Meeting the Water Reform Challenge, the report says that urgent reform of water policies is crucial in order to preserve human and environmental health as well as economic growth. According to UN figures, more than one billion people lack access to safe drinking water.

Global water demand (Source: The Environmental Outlook Baseline,output from IMAGE suite of models) Source: OECD About the Author. -New HOme Project « Leifur Thor’s WorldPress Station. Imagine a home that provides a level of comfort and ease of living beyond what’s known.

-New HOme Project « Leifur Thor’s WorldPress Station

Now imagine this home uses less energy while providing that superior standard of living. In this century, wouldn’t we rather have a home that harvests energy quietly instead of using it? An enclosed space three average people with no special skills can assemble noise free, and with no special building tools in three weeks from start to finish. Sustainability. Achieving sustainability will enable the Earth to continue supporting human life.

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In ecology, sustainability is how biological systems remain diverse and productive. The Fastest Salmon Farm Tour...Ever! For a sustainable and desirable future. How-To plastic bottle green house build guide ! Sustainability explained through animation. Only Organics Can Feed the Hungry World: Here's Why. Students working on UGA's organic demonstration farm in summer 2012. (Photo: UGA College of Ag)A new approach to agriculture that combines the best in industrial production with organic and sustainable practices is the key to meeting the changing needs of a changing world, where resources are rapidly depleted by a growing population. "Are Organic Foods Safer or Healthier Than Conventional Alternatives? " is the title of a controversial report released last week by Stanford University's Center For Health Policy.

The study concludes that there is "little evidence of health benefit" from eating organic food. " UN warns of looming worldwide food crisis in 2013. World grain reserves are so dangerously low that severe weather in the United States or other food-exporting countries could trigger a major hunger crisis next year, the United Nations has warned.

UN warns of looming worldwide food crisis in 2013

Failing harvests in the US, Ukraine and other countries this year have eroded reserves to their lowest level since 1974. The US, which has experienced record heatwaves and droughts in 2012, now holds in reserve a historically low 6.5% of the maize that it expects to consume in the next year, says the UN. "We've not been producing as much as we are consuming. That is why stocks are being run down. Sustainable Communities Wheel. Vertical farming: 60 sq meters producing 2000kg fodder a week. The Coming Food Crisis. Sustainable Development. Our precious planet "Why use up the forests which were centuries in the making and the mines which required ages to lay down, if we can get the equivalent of forest and mineral products in the annual growth of the hemp fields?

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" - Henry Ford Sustainable development design systems ensure the Bio diversity and life support for healthy ECO systems. Healthy ECO systems translate to our health and future survival, simply because human beings are a smaller aspect of a larger ecology.Unsustainable development began when the conception of progress was defined as industrial growth and economic expansion. The education system and public relations campaign promoted "consumption".Corporate priorities were allocated to profit through what can only be described as "inappropriate technologies".Through systems, manufacturing and construction that today still causes acid rain , ozone depletion, climate change and leaves a toxic aftermath that PERMANENTLY effects humans and Eco immune systems.

Source Source. The New Geopolitics of Food - By Lester R. Brown. In the United States, when world wheat prices rise by 75 percent, as they have over the last year, it means the difference between a $2 loaf of bread and a loaf costing maybe $2.10. If, however, you live in New Delhi, those skyrocketing costs really matter: A doubling in the world price of wheat actually means that the wheat you carry home from the market to hand-grind into flour for chapatis costs twice as much.

And the same is true with rice. Overpopulation is a Myth. Housing positive energy feedback! - Tech News. Par Robert PELZER - Président du BET BETEC Voici un exemple de bâtiment de 30 logements collectifs à énergie positive.

Housing positive energy feedback! - Tech News

Trois de ces logements ont été « instrumentés » pour connaître en continu les relevés de consommations réelles. Cette synthèse présentée lors de l’Université ICO du 11 au 13 mai 2011, vous livre les résultats. 1°/ Fiche signalétique du projet BEPOS 30 logements à structure bois type BEPOS ; à énergie positive « Les Héliades » Z.U.S. de Saint Roch Saint-Dié-Des-Vosges SA Le Toit Vosgien – BP 31 – 88100 SAINT DIE DES VOSGES Architecte F. 2°/ Intégration et structure bois L'intégration du projet à son environnement a conduit à réaliser au préalable une simulation dynamique pour déterminer le nombre de bâtiments, leur orientation, les positions dans le site et les uns par rapport aux autres. -New HOme Project « Leifur Thor’s WorldPress Station.

Shrimp and vegetables and human Symbiotic relationship 蝦菜人共生. Alex Steffen: The route to a sustainable future. Sustainable Communities Wheel. How 1 MILLION Pounds Of Organic Food Can Be Produced On 3 Acres. By Andy Whiteley Co-Founder of Wake Up World The quality and accessibility of our food supply is a mounting issue today.

How 1 MILLION Pounds Of Organic Food Can Be Produced On 3 Acres

With GMOs, chemical pesticides and low-nutrition processed foods now commonplace in the mainstream supply, taking control of your own food supply is one of the smartest things you can do – for your health and for your hip pocket. So, with limited space, how can we create an independent food supply? Plastic-Eating Fungi Found In The Amazon May Solve World’s Waste Problem. Growing Power. The Universal Principles of Sustainable Development.