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Floating Cities

The idea of floating cities has been around for centuries. Now, a new collaborative entity called Oceanix is achieving this ancient vision with modern technology. In a rapidly urbanizing world, where six in ten people...

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NYC: CoolRoofs to Combat Climate Change

NYC °CoolRoofs is a City’s initiative to tackle climate change and support job seekers at the same time. The project trains and engages volunteers in applying white, reflective surfaces to rooftops, which reduces cool...

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United States: Reading, Writing and Refugees

At a public school in Rochester, New York, 98 percent of the students are refugees. Meet one of its resilient students, who demonstrate strong resolve to give back to their host country, as well as the officials runni...

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United States: Tackling Climate Change Close to Home (Passive House)

One of the biggest causes of climate change may surprise you: emissions from buildings. In the United States many believe that changing houses can help heal the planet. 21st Century: Episode #131 Producer, Videographe...

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China: Streamlining Electronic Waste

United Nations - Electronic waste or e-waste is becoming one of the largest rubbish streams in the world. China and the United States together account for one-third of the world’s e-waste. Experts say if e-waste is ...

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How Does The UN Work?

» Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe Special Thanks to Evan Puschak for hosting TestTube! Last month, the Pakistani Taliban attacked a school in Peshawar and killed 132 children. This is o...

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South Carolina: Rights to Ancestral Land

United Nations - The legacy of slavery in the United States lives on today in South Carolina and Georgia. The Gullah Geechee peoples, descendants of African slaves, are facing a struggle to hold on to their land and c...

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Detroit’s water – Not flowing

United Nations - You can't live without water - if you're rich or you're poor - and that's the threat facing thousands of people right now in the United States – in Detroit. 21st Century, Episode #98 Script: http://...

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Kenya: Tapping Geothermal Potential

Kenya is one of the fastest growing economies in Africa, but 75 per cent of its population do not have regular access to electricity. Geophysicists trained by the United Nations University Geothermal Programme are wor...