10 Minutes with Michael Maslansky

October 17, 2017 by  
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The expert on CSR communications riffs on why most companies over-complicate their messages, and why admitting flaws upfront is a good thing.

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Volkswagen’s $15 billion lesson on the stakes of sustainability

June 29, 2016 by  
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Could the automaker’s landmark U.S. settlement actually be a good thing for corporate environmentalism?

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KFC Comes to East Africa, and Why That’s a Bad Thing

August 24, 2011 by  
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Image: Jeff Attaway via flickr Reports have been flowing out of Kenya about how long the lines have been at the newly-opened KFC in Nairobi . People are excited. But it’s not a good thing for anyone except the beneficiaries of Yum Brands’ bottom line. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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New Study Shows Humans Are "Hard-Wired" For Density

August 23, 2011 by  
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Image credit Tim De Chant David Owen and Edward Glaeser tell us that density is a good thing, and that the closer together people live, the less energy they use per capita. Richard Florida tells us that it makes us more creative. Now Tim de Chant tells us that it was ever thus; he writes that

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The Environmental Impact of Cocaine

August 23, 2011 by  
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Whenever we talk about the production of cocaine fueling rainforest destruction , or the electricity consumption of indoor marijuana growing , many commenters decry that it is prohibition that causes these negative impacts, not the drug itself. There is, of course, some truth to that fact. We know, for example, that

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Human-Caused Climate Change Based on Consensus of Evidence, Not Just Consensus of Scientists

December 27, 2010 by  
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photo: Marcin Wichary / Creative Commons Given climate change’s complexity, anything that breaks it down into more intellectually digestible bits without dumbing it down is a good thing. The latest in that category comes from Skeptical Science (via

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China Spending $30 Billion on Water Conservation Next Year

December 27, 2010 by  
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Three Gorges Dam. Photo by Britrob via Flickr Creative Commons Knowing that China is hurting for water , it comes as no surprise that the country is setting aside a massive $30 billion for water conservation during 2011

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Rare Video of Wild Cambodian Elephant Released by Wildlife Conservation Society

December 27, 2010 by  
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There are only an estimated 116 wild Asian elephants in Cambodia’s Seima Protection Area, and until now most of the photographic evidence of them has be taken by camera traps. New footage released by the Wildlife Conservation Society changes that.

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Ecomodo Grows Communities for Lending and Renting Goods

December 27, 2010 by  
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Sharing websites put stuff packed in closets to good use. Photo via Apreche Usually EcoModo refers to the title of TreeHugger’s weekly column on Gizmodo

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Students Create Dirt Cheap Solar Solution for Disinfecting Water

December 27, 2010 by  
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Photo via University of Washington Disinfecting water with the sun is an old idea. But students at University of Washington have come up with a clever way of checking whether or not the water being disinfected is finally ready to drink

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