Podcast, May 21, 2018: Sustainability in Your Ear

May 21, 2018 by  
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Van Jones and Tom Steyer on the business opportunity of including all

November 9, 2015 by  
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The majority of the country now agrees that climate change is a problem and we’ve got to address it. Two champions of the movement — philanthropist business leader Tom Steyer, who founded NexGen Climate; and Van Jones, founder of the Dreams Corp., Green For All and a former White House advisor — talked together about the huge opportunity to not only stem climate change through innovation around renewable energy, but also fix social advancement and income inequality.

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The Biomimicry Manual: What Can the Platypus Teach Us About Collision-Avoidance?

March 6, 2014 by  
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The platypus is a funny little mammal found in Eastern Australia and Tasmania. Aside from echidnas (the also-very-weird Australian spiny anteaters) they are the only living mammals that lay eggs. This bizarro egg-laying, duck-billed, beaver-tailed, otter-toed, crocodile-bodied assemblage completely bamboozled European naturalists when they stumbled on it back in 1798. It just had to be an elaborate fraud concocted by Chinese taxidermists (who had a reputation for sewing random bits together into mythical beasts). The serious European museum folk spent countless hours digging around with scissors looking for the stitches. In reality, he is the last living descendant of an ancient proto-mammalian reptile. Or a post-reptilian mammal. It’s not always clear, but this funny little nocturnal predator has some crazy-cool strategies that are apparently still working just fine. For instance, he has the baffling habit of folding up his eyes, ears, and nostrils within his skin when he dives. So, how does he find the wiggly little crunchy creatures he likes best down there? How the heck does he know where he’s going? The answer turns out to be truly marvelous, an exquisite combination of braille and electrolocation. Could we emulate the genius of the platypus? Find out more in today’s entry of The Biomimicry Manual  ! Read the rest of The Biomimicry Manual: What Can the Platypus Teach Us About Collision-Avoidance? Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: biomimicry , collision-avoidance , electrolocation , monotreme , platypus , prosthetic finger , prosthetic hand        

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Plastic Islands Larger Than Texas Float in the Pacific

October 31, 2013 by  
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Angela Sun was working as a correspondent for Al Gore’s Current TV  when a colleague told her about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. As a surfer, scuba diver and ocean lover, the California native was both intrigued and outraged — …

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Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal Warns President Obama About ‘Radical Environmental Policies’

March 15, 2012 by  
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Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has decided to join the drill, baby, drill chorus this week by attempting to slam President Barack Obama and his current energy policies. In an op-ed piece in the Wall Street Journal Jindal says the President’s current environmental policies are “radical” and will wreak havoc on the country’s energy system. This, coming from the man who wanted to stop the gulf oil spill from reaching his state by dredging up delicate ecosystems and building barrier islands out of sand ? That seems a whole lot more radical than the President’s vision of a future where we explore all of the energy options currently on the table in order to create a stable energy economy and reduce prices. We’d say the Obama administration’s energy policy is pretty forward-thinking and Jindal, by contrast, can’t even seem to think far enough into the future to realize that building castles out of sand is never a good idea . Read the rest of Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal Warns President Obama About ‘Radical Environmental Policies’ Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bobby jindal , clean energy policy , governor bobby jindal , governor jindal , green energy policy , jindal energy policy , louisiana governor , obama energy policy , republican energy policy

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Researchers Find Canadian Tar Sands Mining Will Cause Irreparable Damage to Valuable Peatlands

March 15, 2012 by  
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Environmental activists may have counted plans for the Keystone XL being knocked down by the Senate as a major victory, but the fight’s not over yet. As open-pit oil sands mining continues in Canada, researchers from the University of Alberta have found that tar sands mining could cause even greater long term damage to the environment than previously thought as mining companies stand to massively and permanently deplete Canada’s natural peatlands . Read the rest of Researchers Find Canadian Tar Sands Mining Will Cause Irreparable Damage to Valuable Peatlands Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: alberta canada , carbon emissions , environmental destruction , mining carbon , oil sands , peat depletion , peat importance , tar sands , University of Alberta

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What Oat Hulls Can Teach Us About Tapping Employees’ Innovation

February 22, 2012 by  
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John Hellweg, recently retired from General Mills, shares the effort it took to complete a nearly 25-year-long process to turn a waste stream into a fuel source.

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How Autodesk Cut its Data Center Energy Use by 62 Percent

February 22, 2012 by  
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The CIO of the sustainbility-minded design software firm walks through the strategy, hardware and software behind a data center retrofit that will save Autodesk $7 million a year.

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What’s the Big Deal About the Heartland Institute ‘Scandal’?

February 16, 2012 by  
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The publication of internal documents — which may or may not be faked — from a think-tank that challenges the consensus on climate change reveals a great deal about the toxic debate over climate science and policy.

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TreeHugger is Hiring, and If You’re a Web Developer, We Want to Hire You!

July 1, 2011 by  
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We need help turning that big wheel thingy. (Image from Snopes ) TreeHugger is looking for an experienced Pythonista/Djangonaut to help take us to the next level. We’ve got some exciting projects in the pipeline and need an eager developer ready to jump in and hack away.

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