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Electrasol's effect on the environment (hint: it's not good). 2° (2 replies)

It has been known that phosphate has been bad for the environment for quite some time. Since 1977, the government has banned phosphate levels over 0.5 in laundry detergents. Why then, do Electrasol tabs contain 8.7% phosphate content? The gels have less, 4.9%, but still far more than the environmentally-safe ...

Started by Vadim G. in August 2008, about Clean Technologies, Environment & Wildlife, Pollution, Water

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Your coal-driven or nuclear profit-making electric car! 5° (5 replies)

Electric cars are being touted as a 'green' option, but where does your electricity come from now? Chances are, it comes from coal or nuclear, at least in part. So what makes you think that if electric cars become the norm, things will change at all? All that will happen ...

Started by Leanne V. in July 2008, about Clean Technologies

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The World Bank cites bio-fuels for causing 75% increase in food prices. How come food in US hasn't increased by this amount? 3° (3 replies)

World Bank points to food riots in Bangladesh and Egypt. Yet we've not been so badly effected here in the U.S. Why not?

Started by Brian O. in July 2008, about Food, Industry & Business

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Does your company have a sustainability program? 2° (2 replies)

We're all making sacrifices in our own lives to try to help the environment... what projects and energy saving efforts have the companies you work for been making?

Started by Matthew W. in August 2008, about Industry & Business

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Where can I find a large storage tank for a large scale rain catchment system? What type of tank if recommended? 12° (12 replies)

The Homestead will be putting in a large scale rain catchment system once we have our new roof (lots of leaks) on this summer. Ideally, I would be interested in a 1.5-2 story cylindrical holding tank to be placed outside near the house. I can't seem to find anything on ...

Started by Jayne Bielecki in July 2008, about Agriculture & Food, Climate Change, Consumerism, Environment & Wildlife, Health, Recycling, Water

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Three Big Things We Should Do Now to Slow Global Warming 1° (1 reply)

Amidst all the complexity of international climate change negotiations, it is easy to lose sight of actions we can take now, using proven technologies. Such “immediate mitigation” is essential if we are to avoid irreversible tipping points for abrupt climate change. There are three very promising ways of meeting the ...

Started by Igsd I. in August 2008, about Climate Change

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Top 10 green companies 2008? 3° (3 replies)

CNN thinks these guys were worth a mention for going above and beyond last year: 1. Honda (www.honda.com) 2. Continental Airlines (www.continental.com) 3. Suncor (www.suncor.com) 4. Tesco (www.tesco.com) 5. Alcan (www.alcan.com) 6. PG&E (www.pge.com) 7. SC Johnson (www.scjohnson.com) 8. Goldman Sachs (www2.goldmansachs.com) 9. Swiss Re (www.swissre.com) 10. Hewlett-Packard (www.hp.com) Who ...

Started by Matthew W. in August 2008, about Economics, Finance & Money, Industry & Business

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Sustainable Building at or below conventional cost 1° (1 reply)

Using our tradmarked project delivery method called Total Project Management: Driven to the POWER of g, we continue to deliver buildings that are at least LEED Gold Certified below conventional budgets Northland Pines High School - Eagle River, WI -23% below the national average cost of all public high schools ...

Started by Pete Hoffman in November 2008, about Air Quality, Architecture, Design, Economics, Education, Emissions, Energy Saving, Finance & Money, Green energy, Industry & Business, Recycling

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What's that light in my eyes? 8° (3 replies)

Yesterday I was reminded of a song from the musical Annie, "The sun will come out tomorrow". Today the sun has come out. A light is shining from America unlike any we have seen for almost a decade. We have seen how dark it can be when we get complacent ...

Started by C Robb W. in November 2008, about Politics & Government

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Should U.N. Troops protect displaced people in Congo with force? 3° (3 replies)

Well, we're all still celebrating the victory of common sense in the U.S. elections, but as usual there are literally hundreds of humanitarian emergencies unfolding around the world. Surely nobody could have failed to notice the situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo, but like everything else it's still not ...

Started by John P. in November 2008, about Politics & Government, War

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