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Biofuels - a con right now, but the war for supremacy will only gather momentum 3° (3 replies)

Biofuels is big business - there's simply no debating that. What we need to do is think how to address the infrastructure/transport/genetic issues surrounding production, rather than screaming 'they're no good'! But we need to get this sorted soon, as methods for production will be too entrenched to change if ...

Started by Matthew W. in June 2008, about Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Climate Change, Genetic Modification, Industry & Business, Transport

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Tim DeChristopher, a real American Hero 3° (3 replies)

He threw a spanner in the works of the Bush administration's industry controlled BLM by personally bidding on gas and oil leases being offered in some the of the most beautiful and pristine parts of the canyon country in the southwest. Of course he is now in need of a ...

Started by C Robb W. in January 2009, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Pollution

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A Climate Plan for Climate-Change Deniers – WIH Resource Group, Inc. 2° (2 replies)

Interesting Reading from The Washington Post on11/14/10 that was reposted on http://wihresourcegroup.wordpress.com/ In the global-warming debate, scientists are, admirably, still trying to save the day. Last week, the American Geophysical Union announced plans to mobilize about 700 climate scientists in an effort to improve the accuracy of media coverage and ...

Started by Bob Wallace in November 2010, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Air Quality, Carbon Sequestration, Carbon Trading, Climate Change, Emissions, Green energy, Pollution, Recycling, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans, Water

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New book "Carbon markets or climate finance?" 3° (3 replies)

I would like to announce the book “Carbon markets or climate finance“? (editor Axel Michaelowa) just released by Routledge. The book assesses the challenges of climate finance in the context of the post-Copenhagen negotiations and compares financing based on market mechanisms to public finance vehicles. This is done through evaluation ...

Started by Axel M. in January 2012, about Carbon Trading, Climate Change, Economics, Emissions, Finance & Money, Politics & Government, Poverty & Development

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Bottled water companies effect on groundwater/aquifers 7° (7 replies)

Increasingly, more and more wells that have previously not run dry are doing so at the moment. In NH there are various bottled water companies taking huges amounts of water from what used to flow into wells. Am I wrong to worry about this?

Started by Joanne K. in August 2010, about Water

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What to do with old clothing? 17° (12 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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EcoArk Pavilion: Made From Recycled Plastic 2° (2 replies)

This is the pavilion I've been referring to that's been built for the International Floral Exposition (held in Taiwan this year). The EcoArk is built by Miniwiz and is constructed by 100% recycled plastic bottles. Full article here: http://taiwanreview.nat.gov.tw/ct.asp?xItem=117673&ctNode=1342&mp=1 Your thoughts welcome! :)

Started by Yi Chen in November 2010, about Architecture, Design, Recycling

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Are you willing to sacrifice? 18° (13 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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Corn Syrup contaminated with Mercury 3° (3 replies)

Industrial agriculture has had some spectacular failures of late, contaminated tomatoes, contaminated spinach, deadly beef. Now they want to irradiate our vegetables, and kill it's nutritive qualities in the process, to kill contamination after the fact rather than cleaning up their act. On top of all that this new study ...

Started by C Robb W. in January 2009, about Agriculture & Food, Organic

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Bamboo, as green as it gets! 3° (3 replies)

Did you know, bamboo sequesters four times the amount of carbon dioxide and produces 35% more oxygen than trees! I want to spread the word about bamboo and its many "green benefits" such as an alternative to lumber. http://bamboohabitat.com/

Started by Jim S. in April 2012, about Agriculture & Food, Architecture, Climate Change, Deforestation

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