U.N.’s Water Agenda at Risk of Being Hijacked by Big Business

  U.N.’s Water Agenda at Risk of Being Hijacked by Big Business   By Thalif Deen UNITED NATIONS, Feb 11 2013 (IPS) – Amidst growing new threats of potential conflicts over fast-dwindling water resources in the world’s arid regions, the United Nations will commemorate 2013 as the International Year of …

Paris tests 40 urban innovations directly on public

SmartPlanet Daily SmartPlanet Member | April 13, 2012 A daily briefing of the newest stories on SmartPlanet, five days a week. — Paris tests 40 urban innovations directly on public PARIS — The French capital becomes a living laboratory as prototypes pop up city-wide to innovate everyday life while giving …