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Bitcoin Rally of 2013 vs 2017 – Chart Analysis

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 10:11:46 +0000

Is bitcoin’s bubble about to burst? With the recent seemingly unstoppable rally of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, which is fuelling mainstream adoption like merchant account and payment processing startups to provide the infrastructure for excepting payments in the digital currency, and the CME announcing regulation for the futures market we decided to take a look at the 2013 rally (and subsequent crash) to see what similarities there were. Quite a lot is transpires. First up here are both the charts side by…

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8 Most Costly Atlantic Hurricanes [INFOGRAPHIC]

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 12:22:12 +0000

  This image was created by expertsure.com to raise awareness and donations for the victims of hurricane Irma. You can find the original here. Like this image? Share it far and wide! Name Damage cost (Billions) Year Category Katrina $108.0 2005 Category 5 hurricane Sandy $75.0 2012 Category 3 hurricane Harvey $70 2017 Category 4 hurricane Ike $37.5 2008 Category 4 hurricane Wilma $29.4 2005 Category 5 hurricane Andrew $26.5 1992 Category 5 hurricane Ivan $23.3 2004 Category 5 hurricane Irene $16.6 2011 Category 3 hurricane

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Using a Bridging Loan to Finance a Commercial Solar Install

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 18:44:16 +0000

The role of bridging finance allows eager property developers to act quickly on an investment opportunity. Rather than wait for traditional funding from a bank or mortgage, a bridging loan allows individuals and companies to borrow up to £25 million for around 12 to 24 months. Instead of waiting from mainstream finance, the application is much quicker and funds can be drawn down in one lump sum within 7 working days of applying. Hence it is used as a metaphorical…

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This Is Not an Oxymoron: China as the World’s Green Superpower

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:54:44 +0000

Far from the bustling, and often heavily polluted, coast lies China’s number one weapon in its growing “green” arsenal – the world’s largest solar farm. Located in north-western Qinghai province, Longyangxia Dam Solar Park covers 1- square miles (26 square kilometres). It has the capacity to generate 850 megawatts of electricity, which is enough to supply power to 200,000 households. Built in 2013 at a cost of about 6bn yuan (£721.3m), the solar farm has been on almost constant construction…

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Urban Spaces, Global Ideas, and the Silencing of Sait Tuzel

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 10:12:30 +0000

Urban spaces often inspire citizens to seek better lives. Sait Tuzel, a Turkish scholar, used digital and media literacy to teach language arts. He's been in prison as a result since August 2016.

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What’s Cycling Got to Do with Digital Literacy?

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 17:16:50 +0000

Without access to digital tools, many Philadelphians couldn’t participate in a local bikeshare program.  A program to boost digital literacy changed that.

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Solar Sheep to the Rescue!

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 01:51:21 +0000

Many solar farm designers didn’t plan for the high grasses that would grow up and block precious sunlight from solar panels.  The solution? Solar sheep!  Here’s an eco-business that’s new, different, and in demand.

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Vertical Gardens for Urban Areas

Tue, 16 Aug 2016 11:06:28 +0000

If you have only a small exterior space for growing plants and flowers, why not try a vertical garden?

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Environmental Literacy Initiatives for Urban Kids

Sat, 13 Aug 2016 00:08:19 +0000

Environmental literacy programs often target urban kids to inspire connections to the natural world.

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Tesla’s Autopilot: A Disincentive to Public Transit?

Tue, 02 Aug 2016 12:42:11 +0000

The debate is on! Will Tesla's Model S Autopilot usher in an era where commuting is easy and public transit loses its appeal? Does Tesla's Autopilot feature contribute to urban sprawl?

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A Contest to Fight Urbanisation

Sat, 30 Jul 2016 20:39:48 +0000

What can a bunch of grad students do to try to combat urban sprawl? We'll find out as the entries for The Geneva Challenge arrive on July 31, 2016.

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Urban Renewal: The Greening of Cities

Thu, 24 Mar 2016 23:12:31 +0000

If you imagine a green city, you might not first think of Houston, Texas, but according to a green building index, over half of the commercial square footage there has an EPA Energy Star or LEED rating. In fact, Houston has ranked as high as number 3 in the US for LEED-certified commercial space. “Since Houston is the energy capital of the world, sustainability is paramount to all aspects of our economy. This is evident in the way real estate has been consistently…

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