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Can We Solve Our Energy Problems with Existing Technologies Today Without the Need for Breakthrough Innovations? 17° (12 replies)

This is the topic of an Oxford-style debate on solving the world’s energy crisis at the Economist -http://www.economist.com/debate/index.cfm?action=hall&debate_id=11&sa_campaign=debateseries/debate11/spr/blog/tb13 The argument for solving our energy needs with today's technology is made by Joseph J. Romm, Senior Fellow at the Centre for American Progress and the argument for the need for technology ...

Started by Leslie B. in August 2008, about Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Economics, Energy Saving, Industry & Business, Politics & Government

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Do changing lightbulbs really help the environment? 29° (14 replies)

I've heard that high-efficiency bulbs actually contain rather nasty stuff like mercury. Is that true? And if so, which is better, using less electricity or keeping such nasties out of our landfills?

Started by Nick Lewis in June 2008, about Clean Technologies, Energy Saving, Health, Recycling

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What to do with old clothing? 23° (13 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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Are you willing to sacrifice? 26° (16 replies)

Change is fundamentally about sacrifice. Whether it's choosing chocolate ice cream or vanilla, when we decide on a course of action we sacrifice alternative options. Faced with climate instability and the social and political turmoil that will result in "staying the course", most everyone who visits Celsias has already decided ...

Started by Andrew Hunt in July 2008, about Climate Change, Consumerism, Economics, Education, Health, Philosophy & Religion, Politics & Government, Travel

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Did you know? – Biodegradable Electronics dissolve after use 3° (3 replies)

Along with the usual mix of teabags, banana skins and egg shells, compost bins of the future could contain biodegradable electronic circuits, The electronic components could also be made biocompatible, so they could be implanted into the body for a short period of time before being broken down and absorbed ...

Started by Ewaste R. in August 2013, about Recycling

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Proven way to reduce fuel consumption by 15% being blacklisted by all major oil companies 4° (4 replies)

Good morning, I apologize for the length of this statement. I have some concrete verifiable information that is truly astounding regarding the stranglehold the oil companies have on new technology to reduce fuel consumption . I just found Celsias via google as I am searching for the correct venue and ...

Started by James D. in July 2013, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Air Quality, Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Emissions, Energy Saving, Green energy

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New research shows that BT Cotton kills the soil 2° (2 replies)

Recent research by Navdanya, the research organization set up by world renowned scientist Vandana Shiva, has shown that BT Cotton, Mon 810 produced by Monsanto, destroys the ecology of the soil by killing vital microorganisms necessary for the transfer of nutrients from the soil to the plant. Read more at ...

Started by C Robb W. in March 2009, about Agriculture & Food, Environmental Disasters, Genetic Modification, Health, Industry & Business

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Help stop illegal logging in the Amazon rainforest! 1° (1 reply)

Hi everyone, I wanted to share an important new project with you to stop massive illegal logging operations in the Amazon rainforest. Rainforest Connection turns recycled smartphones into solar-powered listening devices that can detect and pinpoint signs of environmental destruction in real-time. By having this alert system in place, local ...

Started by Nicholas M. last month, about Logging

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Future of Fashion - 'DPOL' Green, Ecofriendly and Sustainable 3° (3 replies)

Over the last years there has been a relative rush of books on eco and ethical fashion published across the globe. We think this is an excellent indicator of the public’s awareness of how, what, where and whom produced the clothes in our closets. Sustainable fashion is fashion that is ...

Started by Siddhartha U. in December 2008, about Clean Technologies, Design, Energy Saving, Green energy, Industry & Business, Organic, Recycling

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Do you think the Government should make recycling, reducing and reusing compulsory for their respective countries? 3° (3 replies)

Imposing fines on errant people who do not make an effort to recycle, reduce or re-use is an act that the Government can implement, but a rather strict one at that too. Any opinions on this?

Started by Green Grin F. in January 2011, about Recycling

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