Is a carbon tax on consumption the happy medium we’ve been looking for?

February 14, 2017 by  
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Here’s a better way to regulate carbon — and change the tired environment-versus-economy debate.

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All fracked up: Manufacturers, energy companies shift gears

April 18, 2012 by  
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The EPA just set its first rules to regulate pollution from natural-gas fracking. Here's how all the debate and activity is already driving change for energy, manufacturing and transportation companies.

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A Dialogue Economic Growth’s Great Dilemma

September 1, 2011 by  
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You’re probably at least vaguely aware of the debate over economic growth that’s been taking place in liberal circles over the years — the one that discusses whether the very model that global capitalism is currently following is doomed. Economic growth requires resource consumption, and we’re running out of those resources — so how can we expect this sort of economic engine to keep chugging when we max out of oil, gas, coal, phosphate, etc? David Roberts has a fun, quirky introduction to this debate over … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Greener "Liquid Cremation" Gains Foothold at a Florida Funeral Home (Video)

September 1, 2011 by  
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Image credit: Resomation This probably won’t come as big news to most readers, but we are all going to die. And that’s why finding sustainable ways to deal with human remains should be an important priority. From composting your corpse to a comprehensive look at how to green your funeral , we’ve explored this issue from numerous angles. But with death being such a complex, culturally-sensitive subject, it … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Rented & Used Textbooks Cheaper Than Digital Nearly Every Time

August 24, 2011 by  
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Photo by wohnai via Flickr CC In the debate on which is better, printed or digital, for textbooks, a new survey could have students reaching for those 30-pound tomes. Campusbooks.com compared prices for 1,000 textbooks across 12 textbook rental companies, 35 used book retailers, and 7 digital textbook creators. The result is that 92% of the time, renting or buying used is cheaper than digital. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Going Another Round in the Never-Ending BPA Debate

June 7, 2011 by  
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Bisphenol A continues to be one of the murkier chemical issues for companies to wade though.

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NOAA’s Eye-Opening Time-Lapse Video of April’s Deadly Tornadoes

May 27, 2011 by  
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Image via Vimeo screengrab While the debate rages on about how much of a role climate change is playing in this year’s destructive tornado season, NOAA has put together a time-lapse video of the tornadoes that occurred in April. It’s quite eye opening.

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2 Gigantic French Solar Farms Part of 100MW Super Array

May 27, 2011 by  
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Image credit: Enfinity They might not quite match the Google-supported 392MW solar thermal project in Nevada , but 2 projects launched in France look set to eclipse many other European utility-scale solar projects, like this 1MW solar farm in England .

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The Forgotten Future of Pedal Power: How Bikes Can Do Just About Anything

May 27, 2011 by  
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Kris De Decker of Low-tech Magazine looks at the history of pedal powered machinery, writing that ” pedals and cranks could make an important contribution to running a post-carbon society that maintains many of the comforts of a modern life.” Other than his first illustration of a pedal-powered hydraulic log splitter (a silly idea more simply done by hand ), the article shows numerous ways that bike tech can be used to replace fuel or electricity powered machinery, … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Moving Beyond the Tired ‘Economy vs. Environment’ Debate

November 29, 2010 by  
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The "economy vs. the environment" debate is as old as the environmental movement. Despite holding little explanatory power, the debate survives because the leaders in certain highly-polluting industries do not want to see their profits diminished by stricter regulation

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