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The role of Computing Research in Sustainability

Research in computer and information science and engineering (CISE) is the focus of the CCC report on “Science, Engineering, and Education of Sustainability: The Role of Information Sciences and Engineering” Adequatly adressing sustainability problems from the perspective of CISE are … Continue reading

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Open Data in Science is more sustainable

Opening content implies a sustainable use and re-use of information  and status validation within the scientific community. Open Data in Science would avoid duplication efforts and thus be more sustainable. Even if there is a default mechanism of sharing knowledge … Continue reading

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Sustainable Agriculture Urgently Needed

There is now widespread recognition that a rapid shift from industrial monoculture to sustainable farming is needed to save the climate and guarantee food security for all. See source from UN Agencies… Dr Mae-Wan Ho and collagues explain in the Food … Continue reading

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Sustainable models in the digital age

The FCForum has published a declaration and how-to on Sustainable models for creativity in the digital age. The declaration enacts a re-thinking of the economic structures that have been financing culture up until now, which may have become anachronistic and … Continue reading

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Programmed obsolescence

Why electronic products lifetime is so short? Is it compatible an ilimited production system with a finite resource planet? An extremely interesting doc about programmed obsolescence. Hoping it not be deprecated.

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New Organic.Mednet silent partner

TSRI has been be approved by the Organic.Mednet project consortium as a new silent partner. TSRI  will provide studies and solutions for sustainability issues related to the project outcomes. The decision was taken by the project consortium during the 3rd … Continue reading

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“Post-normal” sustainability technologies?

Frame and Brown published an interesting and intriguing paper in Ecological Economics 65(2008). The paper is titled “Developing post-normal technologies for sustainability“. The paer builds on the concept of “post-normal” science (a contrast with Kunh’s idea of normal science). The … Continue reading

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