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Sustainability: Will We Recognize It When We See It?
July 2, 2010
Most people today embrace sustainability as a good thing, and it may be the greatest technological challenge our society has ever faced. But researchers say that the technological challenge of sustainability pales in comparison to the ethical crisis it presents to society.
Michigan Technological University
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