Boosting the Fight Against Child Labor and For Clean Water: Where Aveda’s "Earth Month" Funds Go

May 6, 2011 by  
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Men in northern India lift the cover to a water source that now pipes clean water to their village. Photo: Rachel Cernansky I’m going to go out on a limb and assume most people will agree that Earth Day is a real let-down—for lots of reasons, including the hollow “Celebrate Earth Day every day” email blasts, Tweets, bumper stickers, etc

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Are Tech Geeks Also Cleantech Nerds?

May 6, 2011 by  
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Pike Research Blog has an interesting post that poses the question of whether or not tech-savvy people also have a thing for cleantech. Pike Research conducted a survey looking into the question, and found interesting info about what draws consumers in to clean technologies. The conclusion: “Early adopters of technology represent a goldmine of opportunity for consumer-focused cleantech companies.” Read their post for why.

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More Frequent Whale Strandings Has Experts on Edge

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Photo by NOAA via Flickr CC In the last few years, there has been an unexplained spike in the number of whales washing ashore. While the National Marine Fisheries Service has declared an Unusual Mortality Event (UME) in the Northern Gulf of Mexico, it’s more than just oil spills that are causing increased strandings worldwide

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Energy Secretary Appoints Fracking Study Panel

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A new seven-member study group has been tasked by Secretary of Energy Steven Chu to investigate the environmental impact of fracking. As the New York Times reports, the panel has 90 days to come up with recommendations to improve the safety of fracking , and within six months come up with advice for state and federal regulators on health ..

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EIA Budget Cuts Mean Our Energy Mess Just Got Messier

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Much of the focus on US government budget cuts and the environment have been on the EPA and NOAA. Now the Energy Information Agency has announced how much less they’ll be able to do after having their funding cut 14% compared to last year. None of it bodes well for having accurate information on US energy reserves and the state of US energy usage more broadly

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Teens Sue States to Protect Climate, Declare Atmosphere a Public Trust

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photo: Andres Rueda / Creative Commons Love the idea, not sure it will succeed: Lawsuits have been filed in several states by climate activists, attempting to declare the atmosphere a public trust and force the US to meaningfully act on climate change. Previously such an approach has been used to clean up polluted waterways, but success here will likely depend on a judge will to break new ground…

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Weekday Vegetarian: Barley Risotto with Porcini Mushrooms

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Image Credit: Emma Alter I headed off to the farmers’ market hoping for some asparagus , but not yet, perhaps next week.

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PaperPhone Is Most Durable Smart Phone Ever, Made of Bendable E-Paper (Video)

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Image via YouTube video The Queens University Human Media Lab has come up with a phone that not only provides a new way of interacting with your smart phone, but also what could be the most durable device yet. Using electronic paper, you simply bend the corners to call, play music, text and so on.

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