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Wordsworth and nature 3° (3 replies)

I've just spent the weekend on a literary landscapes excursion in the Lake District of England. Wordsworth was the predominant focus and I found his expression of the value of pure natural experience to be illuminating. Here is one of my favorites, though apparently acknowledged to be one of his ...

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

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Musings on science, religion, and Us 1° (1 reply)

I was listening to a lecture/conversation between Wes Jackson of the Land Institute and Wendell Berry this morning and the topic wandered to science and it's mandate. To paraphrase, science doesn't decide what's good, culture does that, within culture religion has largely had a monopoly on that word, that task, ...

Started by C Robb W. in October 2008, about Climate Change, Consumerism, Education, Environment & Wildlife, Food, Philosophy & Religion

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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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Terraform Mars to better understand climate change 1° (1 reply)

In order to test an idea in science you build an experiment and test it. What better way to build a climate change experiment than using Mars. Our current understanding of climate change relies on computer models and small scale experiments. As climate change is something we want to avoid ...

Started by Steve C. in August 2010, about Air Quality, Carbon Sequestration, Carbon Trading, Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Education, Emissions, Environment & Wildlife, Environmental Disasters, Industry & Business, Politics & Government, Population, Poverty & Development, Smart Growth

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SAVE 100 Million gallons of water in 2011 just by voting!! 2° (2 replies)

Help us save 100 million gallons of water in 200 schools across 8 drought States (Texas, Florida, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, California and Hawaii). Just go to www.refresheverything.com/lifeneedswater and click on "Vote for this Idea". No need to register because you can choose to login via your Facebook account. ...

Started by Lee S. in November 2010, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Children and Families, Education, Energy Saving, Green energy, Lifestyle & Behavior, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans, Water

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PACE Initiatives in Florida 1° (1 reply)

Through the products BPA manufactures and the PACE legislation passed here in Florida, we have the unique opportunity to step in an offer Floridians with Wind Resistance and Energy Efficiency retrofit options that will save money and better protect their homes from the destructive forces of Hurricane Winds and the ...

Started by Robert Stobaugh in October 2011, about Education, Energy Saving, Environmental Disasters, Finance & Money, Green energy, Politics & Government, Weather

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Public Interest Environmental Law Conference 2° (2 replies)

Registration is Now Open for PIELC 2013! University of Oregon School of Law From an initial gathering of just fifteen speakers and seventy-five participants in 1983, we have grown to become one of the world’s most important environmental law conferences. The Conference is full of energy, innovation, and inspiration for ...

Started by Jesse H. in February 2013, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Agriculture & Food, Architecture, Climate Change, Deforestation, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Economics, Education, Emissions, Energy Saving, Environment & Wildlife, Green energy, Industry & Business, Logging, Organic, Politics & Government, Pollution, Recycling, Water

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Masters in renewable energy, sustainability? 4° (4 replies)

Hello Everyone, I'm hoping some of you might have some good suggestions for me. I have two bachelor degrees. One in business, and another in applied computer science. Since 1995, I've worked in IT. Mostly Oracle databases. Lots of contracts, and layoffs. I keep trying to do more with my ...

Started by Roger L. in September 2010, about Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Clean Technologies, Computing, Education, Electric vehicles, Energy Saving, Green energy, Industry & Business, Nuclear, Solar

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Vanishing glaciers 7° (2 replies)

Interested in the effect of climate change upon the world's glacier landscapes? How fast is the ice really Melting? Based on current research we have ascertained some of the following figures: In Uganda the glaciers of the Ruwenzori Mountains will be gone in 2025, In Tanzania the top of Kilimanjaro ...

Started by Klaus T. in April 2012, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Art & Culture, Climate Change, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Education, Environment & Wildlife, Water, Weather

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