How the fashion industry can avoid its own Foxconn

April 12, 2012 by  
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As another report shines the spotlight on water pollution in the Chinese textile industry, Susan Egan Keane makes the case for why companies can no longer afford to take a hands-off approach to their supply chains.

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Suspended Window Planters Waste No Space

February 29, 2012 by  
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Written by Matt Hickman, Mother Nature Network Another week, another inventive design concept geared towards greenthumbed urbanites without a backyard — and in this case, a balcony — to spare. And this one, in my opinion, is a doozy. The creation…

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CASE and SOM’s AMPS Living Green Wall Promises to Reduce Air Pollution and Energy Costs

February 16, 2012 by  
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Read the rest of CASE and SOM’s AMPS Living Green Wall Promises to Reduce Air Pollution and Energy Costs Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “green wall” , Active Modular Phytoremediation Wall System , Ashra 62.1 , Ashrea 62.2 , case , green design , green interiors , IAQ , Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute , Rhizosphere air filter , SOM green , vegitated wall , Wall plant

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Chevron Files Suit Against Ecuadorian Court for $18 Billion Oil Pollution Case

January 2, 2012 by  
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The fight between the native people of northern Ecuador and the oil giant Chevron over the Lago Agrio oil field has taken an unexpected turn as Chevron just filed suit against the ruling judge and plaintiff’s lawyers for fraud and corruption. In 1967 the American oil company Texaco began to drill when they found vast oil reserves hidden beneath the Amazon’s floor in northern Ecuador, and decades later the people of Ecuador sued the crude oil giant for alleged pollution of the area. The lawsuit started in 1993, and after 18 years of battling in courts in the United States and Ecuador (and after Texaco was consumed by Chevron ) the people of Ecuador were awarded $18 billion in restitution for the harm done to their health and their native land. Not content to foot the bill, Chevron has called the ruling illegitimate stating that they’ll do everything in their power to avoid paying for a crime they say they didn’t commit. Read the rest of Chevron Files Suit Against Ecuadorian Court for $18 Billion Oil Pollution Case Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: case , Chevron , ecuador , ecuador oil , ecuadorian oil field , lago agrio , lago agrio case , lago agrio lawsuit , lawsuit , oil field , oil in ecuador , oil pit , oil pollution , oil pollution case , oil production , tar pit , texaco

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Endangered Siberian Tigers are Dying Because of Canine Distemper

October 14, 2011 by  
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Wikipedia / CC BY 3.0 A Viral Poacher With a name like that, you’d think that canine distemper wouldn’t be too dangerous for felines like Amur Tigers (aka Siberian Tigers), but sadly, that’s not the case. The mysterious disease that recently caused the death of many Amur Tigers has been identified by researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and by Russian health … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Floating "Noah’s Ark" Capsule Saves Lives In Tsunamis

October 5, 2011 by  
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Images via YouTube video We have bomb shelters, cellars for when tornadoes hit, houses on stilts for floods… but what do we really have in the case of a tsunami? New Comsopower, a Japanese company, has come up with a novel safety measure for surviving such a disaster. It’s called Noah, a capsule that’s designed to bob in the water until the contents reach safety. While it’s designed for people, could it be possible that this may really act as an ark?… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Japanese Flair For Detail Elevates ‘Earth-bricks’ House By Atelier Tekuto

October 5, 2011 by  
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Photos: Toshihiro Sobajima for Atelier Tekuto Earth building is unusual in Japan, a nation better-known for its high-tech and ultra-modern architecture. That’s why this single-storey earth-brick residence in Chiba, Japan by Atelier Tekuto is so striking: not only does its curves differentiate it from the cookie-cutter linearity of its neighbours, but its slick interiors are a departur… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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The Low Carbon Revolution is Everywhere. And Visibility Matters.

September 9, 2011 by  
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From massive solar warehouses to stunning urban wind turbines, I have made the case before that visibility is almost as important as productivity in these early phases of the low carbon revolution. We need to make the technological and cultural break that are undoubtedly happening tangible for the majority of the population—and we need to make the case for why they make the world, and our economies, safer, better and more stable. In a great piece over at Business Green, James Murray reminds us that the

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Electric Hearses as the Perfect Early EVs? Bury Me By Battery.

September 9, 2011 by  
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Image credit: Brahms Electric Vehicles I’ve argued before that electric vehicles (EVs) do not have direct “gasoline equivalents” , and that EVs are actually looking like increasingly viable every-day modes of transport for many of us. But there are a few applications where the advantages of EVs really come into their own—and one of them has got to be the funeral industry. After all, whoever wanted a noisy hearse?… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Meat-Loving Chef Eats Mostly Vegetarian. We All Should Too.

August 30, 2011 by  
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Image credit: River Cottage Anthony Bourdain’s argument that we should eat less meat took me a little by surprise. But he’s not the only carnivorous chef making the case for veg-centric eating. In fact, British celebrity chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstal—whose River Cottage Meat Book graces the shelves of many a meat-loving environmentalist, and whose

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