Sustainable Cities and Communities

Sustainable Development Goal
French automaker Citroën has unveiled the Ami — a one-of-a-kind tiny electric car made so accessible, it can be driven by anyone older than 14 years old, with or without a driving license. The two-seat vehicle is 100% electric and comes with a battery that can be powered from a standard electrical socket in just three hours....
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Zero Mass Water hydropanel installation
Zero Mass Water and Conservation International partnered to transform the Columbian community of Bahia Hondita with the installation of a SOURCE Field comprised of 149 of Zero Mass Water’s Hydropanels. The new system will transform life in the community with an infusion of renewably-sourced water pulled from the atmosphere using abundant sunshine. One of the two...
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Dutch pepper horticulture grower Hoogweg has laid the foundation for the expansion of its operations in the Netherlands. The company has currently around 120 hectares of greenhouse operations over five locations. Now the company is expanding it by another 24 hectares. Hoogweg is among other greenhouse operators in the Netherlands that looks at operating without the use...
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You may have cheered some of the many GNN reports of critically-endangered species rebounding after human intervention—like, declining numbers of humpback whales, green sea turtles, and bald eagles entirely reversed by conservation heroes. Another area of environmental degradation that is now turning around in the right direction is the surprising recovery of fish stocks. In the most comprehensive review...
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When roads are bad and extension agents few, technology can help get farmers the information they need to deal with climate shifts and other threats, backers say. Deep in rural western Zimbabwe, where tarred roads are nonexistent, Japhet Ngwenya used to spend every season worrying that the people who advise him on how to protect...
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An international team of scientists has developed a cheap way to provide fresh water to thirsty communities by making seawater drinkable without using electricity. So long as the sun is shining, they say, their device will produce enough high-quality potable water to cover a family’s needs, at a cost of around $100. The scientists, from Massachusetts institute...
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Airbnb now has another incredible tiny home retreat to add to its unique lodgings on offer. Located on a stunning prairie landscape in Brazil’s Cambará do Sul area, the Cambará Container House is comprised of two 20-foot shipping container units that have been carefully crafted by local firm Mégui Dal Bó Arquiteta into cozy accommodations. The design was inspired...
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New scientific findings reveal that Cuba’s rivers are in better health than the Mississippi River. The research was a joint effort between Cuba and the United States, marking the two countries’ first collaboration in more than 60 years. The work was part of a study on Cuba’s hydrology, focusing on the water quality of the island’s rivers. Despite centuries...
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The largest ultrafast charging network in Europe aside from Tesla’s exclusive Supercharger network, is the Ionity network. The “second phase” of the network’s development is now moving forward. The Ionity network currently has 205 high-power charging stations in Europe, and 51 are under construction. The website indicates there should be 400 “by 2020,” which I assume must...
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When plans for new solar power development start piling up in gigawatts instead of megawatts, it’s time for natural gas stakeholders to start worrying. That’s the case in Nevada, where natural gas still maintains a tight grip on electricity generation but solar power is coming on strong. More Solar Power For Nevada, Less Coal Nevada...
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