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The Sustainable Olympics - One Year to Go 1° (1 reply)

As every Olympian knows, it’s not easy being Gold, Silver or Bronze. It’s not easy being Green either; but one year from today the first truly sustainable Olympic Games will open, and if all goes well, Canada will get top marks for delivering on the promise it made years ago ...

Started by Stan L. in February 2009, about Lifestyle & Behavior

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Green Winners Do Better in Tough Times 2° (2 replies)

While President Obama’s green policies will certainly boost innovation in certain areas, many in industry still believe that there is a fundamental conflict between "sustainable" and "affordable." But companies looking for ways to survive in the current economic climate should think twice before cutting back on sustainable initiatives. In 16 ...

Started by Stan L. in February 2009, about Industry & Business

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Financing microgeneration in Bermuda and elsewhere 2° (2 replies)

As the economy continues its tailspin towards terminal velocity, many will find the costs of installing renewable energy systems a deal breaker. Though the costs of systems are dropping, PV panel prices are set to decrease by as much as 40% by year end, (http://www.worldchanging.com/archives/009478.html) and will continue to drop ...

Started by C Robb W. in March 2009, about Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Electric vehicles, Emissions, Energy Saving, Green energy, Industry & Business, Politics & Government, Solar

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GM crops increase pesticide use 11° (6 replies)

From Organic Consumers Association "According to a recent (December 2008) global summary report from the Worldwatch Institute: 1) The U.S. leads the world, by far, in genetically engineered crop production and consumption. 2) The widespread planting of crops genetically engineered to resist specific pesticides (which allows farmers to apply more ...

Started by C Robb W. in February 2009, about Agriculture & Food, Environment & Wildlife, Environmental Disasters, Genetic Modification, Organic, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans

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Soil, organics, and Co2 14° (9 replies)

Soil is one of our most precious resources and along with many others we are treating like dirt. * The United States is losing soil 10 times faster -- and China and India are losing soil 30 to 40 times faster -- than the natural replenishment rate. * The economic ...

Started by C Robb W. in October 2008, about Agriculture & Food, Carbon Sequestration, Emissions, Food, Organic, Pollution

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Acidic Seas threaten mass extinctions 2° (2 replies)

As reported on the BBC, our oceans are now more acidic than anytime in the last 500,000 years, 30% more acidic than at the start of the industrial revolution. This is a direct consequence of increasing carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere due to human burning of fossil fuels. Are ...

Started by C Robb W. in March 2009, about Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Emissions, Energy Saving, Environmental Disasters, Green energy, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans

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6 key messages from Copenhagen 2° (2 replies)

2,500 of the worlds scientists from 80 countries have gathered in Copenhagen to build consensus and draw conclusions about the acceleration of the degradation of the planets' climate . The full report will come out in June but they have 6 key points ready for distribution now. I found them ...

Started by C Robb W. in March 2009, about Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Education, Emissions, Energy Saving, Green energy, Lifestyle & Behavior, Politics & Government, Smart Growth

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Make that old computer feel like a new one 1° (1 reply)

Apart from fashion goods, nothing in our society gets obsoleted faster than computers. Most computers don't die, they just get too bogged down by modern bloaty software to be as responsive as we'd like and this causes them to end up being dumped in favour of something a bit faster. ...

Started by Charles M. in March 2009, about Computing, Consumerism, Recycling

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Solar Energy: Smart Money? 1° (1 reply)

Hi. I am a researcher at Smart Money and we would like to talk to anyone in the USA who is a regular user of solar products. Send an email to lwitherington@hearst.com if you would like to advise our readers on going solar. Thanks!

Started by Laurence W. in April 2009, about Clean Technologies

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What would you like to see on Celsias? 8° (3 replies)

Hi everyone-- hope you've been enjoying what we've had on the site recently. I've been in the "editor's chair" about 6 months now, and I thought it would be good to check in with you, our fabulous readers. What have we been getting right? What would you like to see ...

Started by Chris Tobias in April 2009, about Computing, Lifestyle & Behavior, Media

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