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How can I offset carbon produced by flying to see my folks yearly? 16° (6 replies)

I fly back to Europe every year to see my folks, but am really worried about the huge amounts of carbon it produces. Whats the easiest way to offset/counter this??

Started by Matthew W. in June 2008, about Carbon Trading, Transport

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What can Mars teach us about the possible future of Earth? 8° (3 replies)

NASA believes that the Phoenix Mars lander has found ice crystals in one of the trenches it dug. If true, and we then extrapolate backwards, could Mars have been as wet and verdant as Earth is today? If so, where are we heading next?

Started by Nick Lewis in June 2008, about Education, Environment & Wildlife, Events, Population, Water

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Autonation planting trees in Haiti, India, the Philippines + Brazil 2° (2 replies)

Just wanted to get the word out-all you have to do it "like" this FB page for the Nissan Leaf and Autonation will plant a tree for you in Haiti, India, the Philippines or Brazil. I chose Haiti.

Started by Alison Kroulek in May 2010, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Deforestation

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Which national policy will break oil addiction, strengthen national security and revive the economy, FEED IN TARIFFS or SOLAR RECS? 2° (2 replies)

The Feed In Tariff policy/business model, used in Germany to thrust its wind/solar industries, induces utilities to accept solar/wind netmetering schemes because the utilities make as much profit as the homeowner. I understand that the SOLAR REC policy/business model that many US states have adopted and that liberals in Congress ...

Started by Terry G. in July 2008, about Politics & Government

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Kentucky Fried Chicken 9° (9 replies)

Massive excess packaging with a large dirty dye content thrown in, drive throughs 15 cars long Fatty as hell products Underpaid overstressed staff. KFC you have a lot to answer for. A fine example of rampant unchecked commercialism in our open society. My ultimate quarter pack will consist of. 1 ...

Started by John G. in June 2008, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Agriculture & Food, Consumerism, Environment & Wildlife, Recycling, Transport

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Which vehicle manufacturer creates the greenest vehicles? 7° (7 replies)

I'm looking to buy a new car right now, and an unsure about which to go for - especially as it's so tough filtering out truth from 'greenwash'. Can anyone help? And does anyone know where I can find them?

Started by Matthew W. in June 2008, about Climate Change, Industry & Business, Transport

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US election and it's consequences for environmentalism 5° (5 replies)

The US election has been pretty hard fought, with both sides talking passionately about climate change and how they plan to address it. However, for me it simply boils down to politics... those with vested interests in industries that traditionally have the largest impact will do least to push new ...

Started by Matthew W. in June 2008, about Climate Change, Politics & Government

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Should we petition Governor Schwarzenegger for bike lanes on LA freeways? 4° (4 replies)

http://www.celsias.com/article/madness-la-bike-activists-taking-it-one-step-beyon/ Reading about the Crimanimalz and their efforts to ride through LA, I think we need a worldwide petition to the California Governor to set aside lanes on LA freeways for cyclists. Who thinks this is a good idea, and does anyone know how we can make this happen?

Started by Leanne V. in July 2008, about Transport

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Hubris 4° (4 replies)

I've been thinking recently about hubris. I don't mean the the petty everyday hubris we experience in our relationships and human contacts. I'm thinking about the hubris we have developed along with our big brains through the millenia of evolution. As we have refined our ability to change our environment, ...

Started by C Robb W. in September 2008, about Environment & Wildlife, Philosophy & Religion

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