Suzanne Shelton: Waking the sleeping giant: Middle America and single-use plastics

July 3, 2019 by  
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Based on new research, Suzanne Shelton offers up profiles of the Americans who are awake, aware and activated on plastics and the profile of those who are still dormant and asleep. From Circularity 19.

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What’s the (right) word on climate change?

May 21, 2019 by  
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The words we use most frequently to describe the climate problem may be the least impactful, according to new research. At least one big media company already is taking action.

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Daimler’s 2030s EV commitment challenges sector to rev up

May 21, 2019 by  
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The automaker’s goal to make its entire passenger fleet carbon-neutral will require a complete overhaul of its entire operations over the next 20 years.

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Big companies seek more holistic energy management

October 16, 2018 by  
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They also want better tools for collecting and understanding data, according to new research by GreenBiz and Siemens.

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World’s oldest surviving woven garment dates back to the Bronze Age

February 28, 2016 by  
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The history of fashion may date as far back as the Bronze Age, according to new research on the “Tarkhan Dress,” a garment believed to be the world’s oldest surviving woven piece of clothing. Excavated in 1913 from a First Dynasty Egyptian tomb at Tarkhan, the shirt was radiocarbon tested by University of Oxford researchers who say, with 95 percent accuracy, that the dress originated between 3482 and 3102 BC. The ancient v-neck linen “Tarkhan Dress” is currently on display at the University College London’s Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology . READ MORE>

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Why it pays more to bake in CSR vs. ignoring it completely

January 24, 2013 by  
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Dabbling in CSR results in mediocre performance, according to new research.

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Fungus Can Make a Cheap Violin Sing Like a Stradivarius

September 11, 2012 by  
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photo via Shutterstock Normally, finding mold on your instrument would make any violinist panic. Fungus needs heat and moisture to grow, both of which are deadly to the delicate woods used to make stringed instruments. But according to new research from Switzerland, fungus could be the secret to making a ho-hum violin indistinguishable from a Stradivarius – one of the most highly prized violins in the world. Read the rest of Fungus Can Make a Cheap Violin Sing Like a Stradivarius Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: fungi , fungus , mold , musical instruments , stradiavarius , violin making , Wood

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Passively-Cooled Dojo Provides Space for Quiet Meditation Outside of Santiago, Chile

September 11, 2012 by  
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Read the rest of Passively-Cooled Dojo Provides Space for Quiet Meditation Outside of Santiago, Chile Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “sustainable architecture” , Chile , colina , dojo , eco design , green architecture , Green Building , green design , louvers , lucia cavecedo garcia , meditation hall , natural cooling , passive cooling , santiago , shade , shade device , shade structure , sun shade , Sustainable Building , sustainable design , umwelt

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IT Industry Gets a D+ for Green Policy, Labor Practices

December 19, 2011 by  
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With the exception of Ricoh, Intel and Motorola Mobility, the IT industry earns dismal grades when it comes to sustainability and social practices, averaging a D+, new research says.  

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Researchers Identify Food Price Tipping Point Linked To Rioting

August 23, 2011 by  
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Riots in Algeria over unemployment and high food prices, photo: Magharebia / CC BY There’s no doubt that rising food prices in a specific can lead to rioting . We have plenty of current and historic examples of that. But some interesting new research highlighted in Technology Review shows that once average global food prices cr… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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