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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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Is the creation of five million new American ‘green collar’ jobs realistic? 2° (2 replies)

President Obama’s plan to turn around the US economy includes $150bn of investment in green energy over the next ten years, driving America towards energy independence whilst creating 5 million ‘green collar’ jobs. Nobody could question the need for the new US president to take action to resurrect the US ...

Started by Sam N. in February 2009, about Politics & Government

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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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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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Global Climate Day of Action -- What is going on in your area? 2° (2 replies)

We are looking for stories from around the world centering on the Global Climate Day of Action, Saturday 6 December. (Check out http://www.globalclimatecampaign.org/) If you have something planned, or witness anything in your community, please send us your material! From stories of local individuals doing great things, or pictures from ...

Started by Chris Tobias in December 2008, about Climate Change, Events, Media, Politics & Government

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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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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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Obama Commits To Climate Change 2° (2 replies)

Presidential candidate Barack Obama has committed himself in Berlin today to stand as one on Climate Change and he said he wants to save the planet. www.lamarguerite.wordpress.com . The comments on this blog echo my thoughts. What is the plan for weaning us off our dependence on oil and will ...

Started by Karlamanda B. in July 2008, about Politics & Government

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