Australian Company Will Kill Camels for Cash, Carbon Credits

October 17, 2011 by  
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Photo credit: Harclade via Flickr/CC BY As you’ve likely heard, Australia is en route to pass legislation ensuring that its largest polluters pay for their carbon emissions. The new law will allow companies to reduce at least part of their emissions by buying carbon credits that sponsor projects proven to reduce greenhouse gase generation. And enterprising companies are already stepping up to the plate with ideas on how to turn a profit reducing emissions — like, for instance, Northwest Carbon. The company has alre… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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BlackBerry Outage Made Roads Safer for Everybody

October 17, 2011 by  
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Flickr / CC BY 3.0 Don’t Text and Drive! For years I’ve been saying that to make cities greener, we need to encourage more people to walk , bike , and take mass transit. There are many things to do to achieve that goal, and one of them is m… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Where Some Games Plunder, Trash Tycoon Stands Apart

October 17, 2011 by  
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Image: Trash Tycoon has officially launched on Facebook! Trash Tycoon is a new Facebook game from Guerillapps that promotes recycling and helping your city go green. While it’s easy enough to claim such values, how does Trash Tycoon actually dynamically enact that aesthetic goal? Well, whereas most Real-Time-Strategy games and Facebook games focus on taking your resources from the earth, in Trash Tycoon all of your resources com… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Embattled Corporation Turns To Push Polling On Keystone XL Pipeline

September 12, 2011 by  
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credit: Tar Sands Action /CC File this one under disgusting. TransCanada, the corporation that is trying to build the 1,700-mile long Keystone XL pipeline that would carry tar sands oil from Alberta to the Gulf Coast, has resorted to push polling so it can have its way. If you’re unfamiliar with the technique, it involves automated phone calls that trick unsuspecting people into supporting a cause–like, for instance, an oil pipeline that would go right through your supply of fresh water, which is what the Keystone XL would do to Nebraskans…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Hollywood Thinks Only Losers Don’t Have Cars

August 2, 2010 by  
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Hollywood is notorious for being about as subtle as a sledgehammer when its films venture some symbolism — so for that reason, it tends to be a good place to look for some of the more glaring reflections of American culture. Take, for instance, the phenomenon pointed out in a recent Slate article of Hollywood’s tendency to equate carlessness to loserdom.

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Today on Planet 100: Top 5 Tree Houses (Video)

August 2, 2010 by  
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The Everglades Added to UNESCO Endangered Sites List

August 2, 2010 by  
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Everglades National Park was listed as a UNESCO endangered place due to its continued aquatic degradation. Sarah and Jason /Flickr In contrast to the controversial decision to remove “World Heritage in Danger” status from Ecuador’s Galapagos Islands , UNESCO has announced a list of natural sites that will now receive the designation. Topping the list are two protected areas in the United States: Everglades National Park and

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