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Creative Communities For the Creative Age

John M. Eger | Posted 10.21.2013 | Technology
John M. Eger

Leaving the presidency of the Ford Foundation next month, Luis A. Ubiñas, lamented that "half of Americans don't own a Smartphone, one-third lack a...

The Brazilian Government Has Woken Up

Kátia Abreu | Posted 10.19.2013 | Business
Kátia Abreu

The cost of transporting soybeans from the city of Sorriso (Brazilian West) to China through Santos, the main port in Brazil, is approximately $ 190/t...

Musk's Hyperloop: Getting Past the Dog at the Gate

Jim Moore | Posted 10.19.2013 | Politics
Jim Moore

Hyperloop's biggest obstacle is the ever-growling Cerberus of the people's pocketbook: a dollar-sniffing watchdog with the three heads of public resistance, legislative reluctance, and administrative recalcitrance. Sneaking a good idea past this hell hound is a Heraclean task.

How the Richest 1 Percent Control the 99 Percent in Elysium, and in America

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 10.19.2013 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

In accepting the gross income inequality, obscene wealth gap, inexcusable corporate excesses, and blatant political corruption that we do today, we are already laying the groundwork for a real-world Elysium.

Development Banks and Post-Crisis Blues in Investment Finance

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 10.19.2013 | World
Otaviano Canuto

International long-term private finance to developing countries has changed dramatically in the wake of the global financial crisis. In such a context, it is no surprise that the creation/expansion of national and multilateral development banks has been getting so much attention.

Generating 'Non-Energy' to Drive Revenues from Efficiency

David Bank | Posted 08.15.2013 | Business
David Bank

Energy efficiency should be the low-hanging fruit of carbon-reduction schemes, with clear and reliable paybacks. Instead, the bountiful harvest has be...

Water: The Most Critical Asset in Your Production Strategy

Michael Zacka | Posted 10.15.2013 | Business
Michael Zacka

It's the new oil, and both need to be in the business mix.

'Green News Report' - August 8, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.08.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S ...

Why Are American Workers Being Left Behind?

Michele Masterfano | Posted 10.08.2013 | Business
Michele Masterfano

If our companies cannot find skilled employees, why don't they hire for aptitude and provide the specific training for the skills and abilities they need?

A 'KISS' (Keep-It-Simple-Stupid) Strategy for Dems to Win the '14 Elections

Paul Abrams | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics
Paul Abrams

To win the '14 elections, Democrats especially have to generate enthusiasm, a reason for minorities and young people and women to vote in the same numbers as they do in presidential election years.

In the Face of Drought, Innovative Approaches are Keeping Water Flowing

Michael Deane | Posted 09.29.2013 | Business
Michael Deane

Proactively instituting innovative water purification techniques and continuing to study and develop new processes will ensure safe, clean drinking water for generations to come, and private water companies are helping lead the way.

Refocusing the Debate in Congress on Climate Change

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins | Posted 09.24.2013 | Green
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

Nobody wants climate change to be real. It's scary. It's hard. We would all much rather it wasn't happening. But denial is a costly proposition. Just ask the insurance industry.

Threatened coastal stretch of Louisiana Highway One needs funding

Susan Buchanan | Posted 09.06.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the July 8, 2013 edition.) The lower section of LA Highway 1, which runs from Grand Isle in ...

LOOK: These States Have The Worst Highways

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 07.03.2013 | Los Angeles

Forget what you think you know about the United States' crumbling infrastructure. The simple truth is that the American public highway system has been...

President Obama Vows to Cut Pollution

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 08.28.2013 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

I was live tweeting the speech, which had a distinct "call to arms" tone, as Obama underscored the need for each citizen to do his/her part. He said, "I'm going to need all of you to educate others. Speak up for the facts, Broaden the circle. Make yourself heard."

Groundwork for Repair America Plan Found in a View From Space

David Foster | Posted 08.27.2013 | Green
David Foster

We can put that same competitive drive that helped Americans lead the charge into space to work to combat the effects of climate change.

Mitigating Risks Associated With IT Server Downtime

Richard Tso | Posted 08.26.2013 | Technology
Richard Tso

IT system monitoring has emerged as a tool to help reduce downtime but up until now, IT departments are working in the dark when figuring out the baseline business traffic thresholds and traffic patterns in order to set up monitoring.

Austerity Is Dead -- So Can We Fix the Infrastructure NOW?

Dave Johnson | Posted 08.12.2013 | Business
Dave Johnson

You might have heard that "austerity is dead." Meanwhile we have two real problems to worry about: unemployment and crumbling infrastructure.

That Sinking Feeling at 14th and F Streets NW

George S. Hawkins | Posted 08.06.2013 | DC
George S. Hawkins

The call seemed innocent enough at first -- a question over a small hole that was visible at the edge of a steel plate near the curb at 14th and F Street. From that call, however, came a dramatic example of one of the biggest challenges facing water infrastructure.

Digital Fire: Northwest Voices in the Arts, Books, and Business on Reinvention

Russell C. Smith | Posted 07.31.2013 | Impact
Russell C. Smith

We asked a few Northwest people in the arts and business communities what reinvention means to them.

U.S. and Europe Sign Joint Tolling Declaration

Patrick D. Jones | Posted 07.31.2013 | World
Patrick D. Jones

As governments worldwide face shrinking budgets and growing economic challenges, tolling is quickly becoming a powerful infrastructure funding tool not only here in the United States, but also in Europe.

The Answer to Unemployment Is More Europe Not Less

Vivian Norris | Posted 07.29.2013 | Business
Vivian Norris

Beyond more focused EU spending is also the responsibility of business to help bring down youth unemployment by showing what they have to offer Europe in order to make the transition from school to work flow more smoothly.

Jason Linkins

President Obama Really, Really Wants To Maybe Fix Some Bridges, If That's OK With Everybody [VIDEO]

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.29.2013 | Politics

One of the fun new games we are playing in America during our morning commutes is, "Will I Make It Across This Bridge Before It Collapses?" Today, I w...

Re-thinking the "Business" of Government

Faisal Hoque | Posted 07.28.2013 | Politics
Faisal Hoque

As with the private sector, all public agencies are functioning within a global marketplace -- the key difference lies in the constituencies it serves.

'Green News Report' - May 28, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.28.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'...