Christine Riccardi, Regional Director of the Office of Infrastructure Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, infrastructure resiliency

June 29, 2018 by  
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Christine Riccardi, Regional Director of the Office of Infrastructure Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, infrastructure resiliency, disruption prevention, self-sufficiency of communities, public-private-partnerships

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Thieves Hijack Truck Carrying Radioactive “Dirty Bomb” Ingredients in Mexico

December 4, 2013 by  
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A truck carrying dangerous radioactive materials that could be used to assemble a “ dirty bomb ” was just stolen in Mexico, according to an announcement released by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) early this morning. The truck was hijacked in Tepojaco near Mexico City as it was transporting a cobalt-60 teletherapy source from a Tijuana hospital to a radioactive waste storage center. Authorities say that the materials could be “extremely dangerous” if damaged or removed from their protective shielding. Read the rest of Thieves Hijack Truck Carrying Radioactive “Dirty Bomb” Ingredients in Mexico Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: armed hijacking , cobalt 60 , colbalt-60 teletherapy source , International Atomic Energy Agency , mexico , mexico city , radioactive materials , Radioactive waste , tepojaco , tijuana , U.S. Department of Homeland Security        

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Swedish Students Design Passive Home Powered by the Sun

December 4, 2013 by  
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Read the rest of Swedish Students Design Passive Home Powered by the Sun Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Architecture , chalmers university of technology , green design in Sweden , green homes in Swedish , HALO , nergy efficiency , passive house , renewable energy , Solar Decathlon , solar panels roof , solar powered green homes , solar-powered passive homes , student accomodation , Sustainable Materials , swedish architecture , Swedish solar decathlon design        

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14 Beautiful Handcrafted Gifts for Eco-Friendly People

December 4, 2013 by  
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In the old days we all used to put time and effort into making special gifts for the people we love, that is before the world changed and left most of us with little time to spare. Luckily there are still artisans who make their living crafting beautiful, meaningful gifts , so we have collected 14 really neat, special handcrafted gifts that are suitable for all kinds of people on your holiday list. We’ve got sweet brazil nut candles from Peru, hand-knitted fingerless gloves for friends and family who like to use their hands, an adorable dandelion necklace in a small glass orb , a hand-carved wooden tea strainer , and several other one-of-a-kind gifts that will thrill the eco-friendly people in your life. GREEN HANDCRAFTED GIFTS > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: brazil nut candles , buriti palm clutch handbag , candy cane soap , christmas gifts , claybean cooking pot , earth-friendly gifts , eco presents , eco-gifts , ecobota honeysuckle pressed botanical art , gift guide , green gift guide , green gifts , green holidays , green office , green presents , green splat bamboo wall clock , green xmas , handcrafted afghan soap , handcrafted moroccan plate , holiday gift guide , holidays , ikat decorative pillow case , manchoro wood drum , nkuringo wishing basket , presents , scalloped paper lantern , spiral recycled plastic holder , twig terrariums , xmas gifts        

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Brits Get Good Money For Recycling Phones. Many Don’t Bother.

September 30, 2011 by  
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Image credit: O2 Recycle Oh dear, recent news has not been kind to the people of my homeland. Not only are many of my fellow Brits too lazy to insulate or switch energy suppliers . According to one cell phone recycling program, their too lazy to recycle their phones and other gadgets—even when they could make UK£85 (about US$140) for each item!… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Buildup To Greenbuild: The Architourist and 5 Views of a Green Toronto

September 30, 2011 by  
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30,000 green building professionals are coming to Toronto for Greenbuild in October; this series will try to explain Toronto to them. Dave LeBlanc, the Architourist in the Globe and Mail , interviews four talented green architects and me in his buildup to Greenbuild. When asked what the one building people should see, two answered The Evergreen Brickworks , I suggested

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PA Homeland Security Spies on Anti-Drilling Activists, Reports to Drilling Company

September 15, 2010 by  
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Image via the Working Families Party In what is striking many as unduly Orwellian, Pennsylvania’s Homeland Security Department is actively spying on anti-drilling activists throughout the state — and then handing that information over to the drilling company that they’re protesting against.

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Better Than Vacuum Elevators: The Balloon Elevator

September 15, 2010 by  
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Philip Proefrock at Inhabitat discovers vacuum elevators , a slow but energy-efficient way of building an elevator that will rise one atmosphere, or about 33 feet. He notes that they have no nasty hydraulic fluids like conventional elevators, (although many residential elevators are chain drive and don’t have hydraulics either)

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Ethiopian Athletes: Latest Victims of Climate Change

December 7, 2009 by  
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Image via: Loren Kahle on Flickr.com Ethiopian athletes, those power-houses of running, particularly long-distance events are finding that their homeland is no longer so welcoming to its own athletes.

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