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Gina-Marie Cheeseman

Green Gina: Obama Signs the Stimulus Bill - 0 views

    How the $79 billion in the stimulus package marked for environmentally-friendly projects will be spent.
Joshua Sherk

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    Plastic preventing item
Fred Delventhal

Ecofont | less is more - 0 views

  • a font that uses up to 20% less ink. Free to download, free to use.
    Font that saves 20% of the ink used in regular fonts.
Brian G. Dowling

MIT World » : Global and Regional Climate Change: Underlying Science and Emer... - 0 views

  • The most recent UN report on climate change predicts that greenhouse gases already in circulation have committed the planet to a warming of 2.5 degrees. “No matter what we do today to reduce emissions, the planet will still heat up,” says Ramanathan. But, through a quirk that Ramanathan has spent 10 years uncovering, the planet actually manifests only ¼ of the warming it should based on these climate models. Air pollution, specifically brown clouds from burning biomass, Ramanathan has learned, act as a global warming mask, reducing sunlight on the ground. “On the one hand, it has protected us, but also prevented us from seeing the full blast of the greenhouse effect,” he says. “One of the dumbest things we can do is to reduce sunlight,” because it reduces ocean evaporation, which cuts down on rainfall, and shifts weather systems everywhere, shrinking harvests and glaciers.
  • We are left with “Faustian bargains,” says Ramanathan. If we cut airborne pollutants such as sulfur, the mask will drop, temperatures rise rapidly, and climate tipping elements come into play. Curing one ill causes another. Any plan for “dismantling the experiment we have done with blankets, mirrors and dust must be done as carefully as dismantling a nuclear device.”
Brian G. Dowling

Iceland Banana Republic of Europe - Energy Probe - Nuclear Power, Utility Reform - 0 views

    Raises questions regarding food miles. The question is what is the net benefit of growing bananas in Iceland as opposed to Chili. Reason Magazine chooses Chile, the right choice in many instances but not sure necessarily here.
Brian G. Dowling

Business & Human Rights : The Gates of Hell - Jungle takes a look at the lesser known s... - 0 views

  • My task is to translate, photograph, film and get permission to accompany the Brasilian government's Mobile Group on a rescue mission to release men, women and children being forced to work in sub-human conditions...[by] unscrupulous land owners...since 1995, 30,000 slaves have been freed. Sandy and I were given permission to follow a group in Boca do Inferno...a sugar-cane plantation near to Cuiabá (MT)...home to Usina Itamarati, the largest sugar refinery in the country, owned by...Olacyr de Moraes...Slave labour is mainly found on the borders of the deforested Amazon Jungle. This type of work force [is] major landowners and businesses that aim to cut down on production costs...Cattle breeding and the production of soya, cotton and sugarcane are the...biggest culprits...As soon as the workers arrive at the ranch, they're already in debt...Workers spend two, three months, sometimes up to a year, and never earn a penny...500,000 people working on the cane fields...spend hours out in the blazing sun to produce ethanol and sugar...[T]he government's 2nd Plan to Eradicate Slave Labour...aims to...increase the government's "black list" of establishments involved in slave labour, punishing these organizations by preventing them from drawing up new financial contracts with a range of Brasilian state-run banks.
Brian G. Dowling

California issues plan to slash greenhouse gas emissions - Los Angeles Times - 0 views

  • California's climate blueprint would slash the state's emissions about 15% below today's level at a time when a consensus of scientists say that global warming is shrinking the state's water supplies, intensifying wildfires, and stressing plant and animal populations.
    California issues plan to slash greenhouse gas emissions Over the next 12 years, new regulations would seek to turn the climate change clock back to 1990 levels. More efficient electricity use, less traffic and cleaner cars are goals.
Brian G. Dowling

A Reporter at Large: Big Foot: - 0 views

    A very good article providing possible market based solutions to the climate crisis. Introduced by Tyler Cowen of Marginal Revolution.
Linda Nitsche

Environmental Issues: Land Use Change - Submit Your Lessons | Google Groups - 0 views

    Environmental Issues: Land Use Change was developed at Lehigh. UBD interdisciplinary technology-embedded middle school science unit focusing on environmental changes related to land use.
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