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Seeing is believing? 1° (1 reply)

I'm just about to finish my 5th trip to China in the last year or so. In the last two the pollution has started getting to me - not just in a physical sense but actually also in an intellectual sense. I've started to wonder just how we can expect ...

Started by Nick G. in May 2010, about Action, Protest, & Activism

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EcoArk Pavilion: Made From Recycled Plastic 1° (1 reply)

This is the pavilion I've been referring to that's been built for the International Floral Exposition (held in Taiwan this year). The EcoArk is built by Miniwiz and is constructed by 100% recycled plastic bottles. Full article here: http://taiwanreview.nat.gov.tw/ct.asp?xItem=117673&ctNode=1342&mp=1 Your thoughts welcome! :)

Started by Yi Chen in November 2010, about Architecture, Design, Recycling

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What to do with old clothing? 16° (11 replies)

I have a bag full of old clothes that I no longer wear / fit me. They are all still in pretty good condition - wheres the best place to take them? I'm in Wellington NZ

Started by Kate I. in July 2008, about Consumerism, Recycling

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New book "Carbon markets or climate finance?" 1° (1 reply)

I would like to announce the book “Carbon markets or climate finance“? (editor Axel Michaelowa) just released by Routledge. The book assesses the challenges of climate finance in the context of the post-Copenhagen negotiations and compares financing based on market mechanisms to public finance vehicles. This is done through evaluation ...

Started by Axel M. in January 2012, about Carbon Trading, Climate Change, Economics, Emissions, Finance & Money, Politics & Government, Poverty & Development

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A Climate Plan for Climate-Change Deniers – WIH Resource Group, Inc. 2° (2 replies)

Interesting Reading from The Washington Post on11/14/10 that was reposted on http://wihresourcegroup.wordpress.com/ In the global-warming debate, scientists are, admirably, still trying to save the day. Last week, the American Geophysical Union announced plans to mobilize about 700 climate scientists in an effort to improve the accuracy of media coverage and ...

Started by Bob Wallace in November 2010, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Air Quality, Carbon Sequestration, Carbon Trading, Climate Change, Emissions, Green energy, Pollution, Recycling, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans, Water

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Tim DeChristopher, a real American Hero 2° (2 replies)

He threw a spanner in the works of the Bush administration's industry controlled BLM by personally bidding on gas and oil leases being offered in some the of the most beautiful and pristine parts of the canyon country in the southwest. Of course he is now in need of a ...

Started by C Robb W. in January 2009, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Pollution

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Biofuels - a con right now, but the war for supremacy will only gather momentum 2° (2 replies)

Biofuels is big business - there's simply no debating that. What we need to do is think how to address the infrastructure/transport/genetic issues surrounding production, rather than screaming 'they're no good'! But we need to get this sorted soon, as methods for production will be too entrenched to change if ...

Started by Matthew W. in June 2008, about Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Climate Change, Genetic Modification, Industry & Business, Transport

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BP: BOSTON'S PISSED! OR IS IT BIKE POWER? 1° (1 reply)

Melodeego puts Music into Action with New campaign and new CD Last Sunday a crowd gathered in Harvard Square to listen to a band play. What's unusual about this? The music was powered completely by two stationary bikes pedalled by volunteers from the audience. The band is Melodeego, which means ...

Started by Gregory Reinauer in August 2010, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Alternative, Cohousing, & Off-Grid Living, Art & Culture, Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Design, Electric vehicles, Environmental Disasters, Events, Green energy, Lifestyle & Behavior, Media

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A brief guide to getting solar friendly. 1° (1 reply)

Nowadays, people are getting inclined towards green energy. By green energy we mean, environmental friendly technologies which will help us in saving minerals and would cause minimum or no damage to the environment. One of the most popular one is the solar energy. Sun is one of the most abundant ...

Started by Mikel E. in May 2015, about Solar

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Advanced biofuels becoming reality 8° (8 replies)

Advanced biofuels becoming reality with Novozymes’ new enzyme technology, Cellic CTec3, decreases costs and increases yields in production of advanced biofuels from agricultural residues and waste. The enzyme enables cost-efficient conversion of biomass to ethanol and performs 1.5 times better than Novozymes’ previous market-leading product, Cellic CTec2. Using Cellic CTec3, ...

Started by Meng Lian in February 2012, about Biofuels & Alternative Energy

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