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The travelling greenhouse

Can a small greenhouse help to guarantee the sustainability of European forests? To find out, the Futuris team travelled to northern Italy. What

Can a small greenhouse help to guarantee the sustainability of European forests? To find out, the Futuris team travelled to northern Italy. What

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Takeaway: the traveling greenhouse

Looks like a carousel but in fact it is a portable greenhouse. Baby oaks, pines or firs are grown here Humidity, temperature and soil moisture

Looks like a carousel but in fact it is a portable greenhouse. Baby oaks, pines or firs are grown here Humidity, temperature and soil moisture

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Innovative teaching to promote sustainability

Overconsumption, pollution, global warming – we are living on a planet strained by decades of excess. So, how do we teach the next generation to face

Overconsumption, pollution, global warming – we are living on a planet strained by decades of excess. So, how do we teach the next generation to face

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Africa : cities and development, for today and the future

What will Africa look like in 50 years? To find out, African leaders have created the “Agenda 2063” to set up development objectives. One hard fact

What will Africa look like in 50 years? To find out, African leaders have created the “Agenda 2063” to set up development objectives. One hard fact

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Study: United States weak on UN development goals

A new study reveals that the United States falls short on its commitment to sustainable development as compared to other industrialized nations. The

A new study reveals that the United States falls short on its commitment to sustainable development as compared to other industrialized nations. The

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Merkel and Hollande pledge action on climate change

The leaders of France and Germany have said more needs to be done if the world is to achieve its goal of limiting global warming to two degrees. The

The leaders of France and Germany have said more needs to be done if the world is to achieve its goal of limiting global warming to two degrees. The

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Electric aircraft takes flight

Will the future of flight be all electric? There are certainly high hopes in France with Airbus showing off its latest small two seater prototype

Will the future of flight be all electric? There are certainly high hopes in France with Airbus showing off its latest small two seater prototype

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China's clean growth pledge at National Congress

Though steeped in tradition, the annual National People’s Congress this year sought to break with the past with ambitious plans to tackle toxic

Though steeped in tradition, the annual National People’s Congress this year sought to break with the past with ambitious plans to tackle toxic

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Designers getting smarter

Mass consumption and waste have made us ugly. In his work on show at the ‘Centre for Contemporary Design’ in Prague, Czech artist Shalom Tomas

Mass consumption and waste have made us ugly. In his work on show at the ‘Centre for Contemporary Design’ in Prague, Czech artist Shalom Tomas

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Eco fashion, smart fashion

New York City: Fashion Week has only just ended, but in the city that never sleeps, nor does the clothing industry. It is estimated to generate more

New York City: Fashion Week has only just ended, but in the city that never sleeps, nor does the clothing industry. It is estimated to generate more

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New York, fashion and clichés

So I’m off to New York! Everything is settled and all I have to do is get on the plane. Lyon-London-New York. The kind of straightforward trip

So I’m off to New York! Everything is settled and all I have to do is get on the plane. Lyon-London-New York. The kind of straightforward trip

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Artisan fishermen demand 'fairer EU quotas'

EU fisheries ministers met in Brussels on Tuesday with the aim of agreeing on fishing quotas for next year. The European Commission wants to slash

EU fisheries ministers met in Brussels on Tuesday with the aim of agreeing on fishing quotas for next year. The European Commission wants to slash

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Vitoria-Gasteiz is Spain's green pioneer

In the north of Spain, there is a wetland that might seem like many others. Except these lakes that are dominated by bizarre structures have been

In the north of Spain, there is a wetland that might seem like many others. Except these lakes that are dominated by bizarre structures have been

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Blog: the green attitude of the Basque capital

Vitoria-Gasteiz. I might well have lived in Spain, although it was on the other side of the country in Seville, which hadn’t had its Expo and its

Vitoria-Gasteiz. I might well have lived in Spain, although it was on the other side of the country in Seville, which hadn’t had its Expo and its

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Total energy independence in the Alps

French engineer and inventor Fabrice André is whizzing up the Alpine road to his refuge on his latest invention: a tricycle that can climb upwards at

French engineer and inventor Fabrice André is whizzing up the Alpine road to his refuge on his latest invention: a tricycle that can climb upwards at

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Blog: Amps in the Alps 

When it comes to my story from Sarenne, there is a before and an after. Little did I know just how much my one visit there would change the way I see

When it comes to my story from Sarenne, there is a before and an after. Little did I know just how much my one visit there would change the way I see

Culture

Back to our roots

City life, its speed, excitement, variety, culture and job opportunities act as a magnet for young people. But not everyone of a certain age yearns

City life, its speed, excitement, variety, culture and job opportunities act as a magnet for young people. But not everyone of a certain age yearns

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The Crystal eco-building dazzles Londoners

An eco-friendly building christened “The Crystal”, built near London’s Olympic Park has been crowned one of the most advanced environmentally

An eco-friendly building christened “The Crystal”, built near London’s Olympic Park has been crowned one of the most advanced environmentally

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London Olympics are 'greenest Games'

As it enters its final few days, officials in London say the 2012 Olympics are on track to be the ‘greenest Games’ in history. The original bid to

As it enters its final few days, officials in London say the 2012 Olympics are on track to be the ‘greenest Games’ in history. The original bid to

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New Green Materials

At a factory in Belgium, a new breed of products is being developed from the fibrous remains of sugar cane. It is a raw material with plenty of

At a factory in Belgium, a new breed of products is being developed from the fibrous remains of sugar cane. It is a raw material with plenty of

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Rio+20 ends on a low note for activists

In a room full of joyful delegates, Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff signalled the closing of Rio+20 joined with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon

In a room full of joyful delegates, Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff signalled the closing of Rio+20 joined with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon

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Green is the colour

Community-level action is a great way of contributing to sustainable development. And good habits start young, so teaching people how to live greener

Community-level action is a great way of contributing to sustainable development. And good habits start young, so teaching people how to live greener

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Earth summit opens in Rio amid low expectations

The UN’s three-day sustainable development summit has opened in Rio de Janeiro amid low expectations. Known as the Rio+20 because of the landmark

The UN’s three-day sustainable development summit has opened in Rio de Janeiro amid low expectations. Known as the Rio+20 because of the landmark

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Rio+20 delegates agree draft development plan

A draft blueprint has been agreed to help improve sustainable development at the Rio+20 conference in Brazil. The meeting, which is being held

A draft blueprint has been agreed to help improve sustainable development at the Rio+20 conference in Brazil. The meeting, which is being held

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Close up: Rio+20 summit searches sustainable solutions

Leaders of more than 100 countries from around the world are meeting in Brazil this week for a major summit on the environment. The Rio+20 talks aim

Leaders of more than 100 countries from around the world are meeting in Brazil this week for a major summit on the environment. The Rio+20 talks aim

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Scepticism ahead of Rio+20 climate change summit

Environmental campaigners are warning that any concrete agreements that come out of a major climate change conference in Brazil are likely to be

Environmental campaigners are warning that any concrete agreements that come out of a major climate change conference in Brazil are likely to be