3 reasons why good parenting means reduced screen time for your kids

August 30, 2015 by  
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We’ve all heard that common refrain that the iPad is the perfect babysitter of the modern age. While some parents say it in jest, others are perfectly serious—the average kid today spends 9 hours a day looking at a screen. Letting kids play with tech isn’t a problem in itself, but studies have linked kids’ excessive screen use with physical, social, developmental, and emotional problems. Keep reading to see the research and why good parenting may mean less screen time for your children. READ MORE>

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CES 2011: Pinpointing Problems With Smart Grid Security

January 10, 2011 by  
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Photo by Rennett Stowe via Flickr Creative Commons As the smart grid rolls forward, we’re seeing an upswing in wariness from consumers, utilities and other organizations who have serious questions about the security of our grid. Indeed, security has been an ominous issue that no one wants to ignore as the smart grid develops, yet few can really address the scale, let alone the solutions.

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Canadian Offenders Jailed in Stunning LEED-certified Prison (Slideshow)

January 10, 2011 by  
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When I first saw the images of C. F.

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Orwellian Alan Oxley’s Pro-Palm Oil Claims Mislead the Public: Top Indonesian Climate Official

December 30, 2010 by  
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photo: Wakx / Creative Commons If you follow the problems with palm oil and deforestation in Southeast Asia you’ve no doubt come across Alan Oxley and his shilling for big timber–for which a group of scientists recently chided him, for massive misrepres… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Clean Coal May Cause Earthquakes

December 15, 2010 by  
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Photo: Inhabitat Clean coal is friendlier-sounding euphemism for carbon capture and sequestration (CCS), the technological conceit of snagging emissions belched out by coal plants and storing them under ground in order to keep them from entering the atmosphere. CCS has long been touted as a clean energy solution, and a political means of reassuring coal states that their lifeblood isn’t too dirty to burn after all. Of course, there are plenty of problems with CCS — the latest ..

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Official Emission Reduction Calculations Only Give 50-50 Chance of Avoiding Climate Catastrophe

December 15, 2010 by  
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photo: IRRI Images / Creative Commons With COP16 just ended and some hope of multilateral action on climate revived a new report from Friends of the Earth highlights an important point in all these discussions: Current official calculations on emission reductions only give us a 50% chance of keeping temperature rise below 2°C. That’s not what nations have pledged to do mind you, which certainly won’t keep temperature rise below that critical thr…

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The Economist Looks At Vertical Farming and Asks: Does It Stack Up?

December 15, 2010 by  
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Oliver Foster’s Vertical Farm The Economist does a good summary of the strengths and weaknesses of vertical farming . They note that “The necessary technology already exists. The glasshouse industry has more than a century’s experience of growing crops indoors in large quantities”, and that “The technology of hydroponics allows almost any kind of plant to be grown in nutrient-rich water, from root crops like radishes and potatoes to fruit such as melons and even cereals like maize.” But does it make sens..

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Just How Entertaining Can Climate Change Really Be?

February 5, 2010 by  
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All images by author: KT Tunstall, Robyn HItchock, Graham Coxon + Kathryn Williams performing at SHIFT Festival If anyone needs a right good laugh it’s surely those ever so glum and deadly serious environmentalists. One of the many problems with the perception of climate change and sustainability is that people still think it’s utterly depressing, self sacrificing and worthy – how dull! Last week at the Southbank Centre in London the

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Winter Olympics Have Too Much Green and Some Snow

February 5, 2010 by  
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Image from engadget The Vancouver Winter Olympics are starting next week and there is a lot of rain in Vancouver…and not that much snow on the mountain. The truth is they are calling them the Spring Olympics because there is a little too much green happening right now.

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"The 00s" the Hottest Decade on Record

December 8, 2009 by  
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Photo via My Green Family One of the biggest problems with the years 2000-2009 is that there was no agreed-upon, easy-to-say decade name.

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