Study: Nearly Half a Million U.S. Jobs in Scrap Metal Recycling

July 31, 2013 by  
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We all know recycling is good for the environment, but what about the economy? This month, the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) released the findings of an economic impact study that shows scrap metal recycling isn’t just good…

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Copenhagen’s SUVs (aka Cargo Bikes)

September 17, 2010 by  
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How Awesome is Copenhagen?

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Whaling Increases Carbon Emissions… So Let’s Sell Credits Against It!

February 26, 2010 by  
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photo: Chris via flickr. One more on the connection between whales and carbon sequestration : Scientists from the Gulf of Maine Research Institute have determined that 100 years of whaling has released the same amount of carbon as burning 50,000 square miles of forest, BBC News reports:… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Sidewalks = Social Justice in Amman, Jordan

February 26, 2010 by  
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Istanbul sidewalks aren’t the sole province of pedestrians. Photo by Jennifer Hattam. Sidewalks in Istanbul, when they do exist, are often narrow, uneven, rutted, and frequently torn up entirely, forcing pedestrians into the street to dodge fast, erratically moving cars.

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When Does Energy Independence Meme Become Xenophobia? (Video)

February 26, 2010 by  
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Image credit: NozzleRage I may get stick from those who want to paint all greenies as liberal, PC zealots for this one, but what the heck. I’ve started so I’ll finish

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US Greenhouse Gases Dropped Nearly 5% in 2008

December 15, 2009 by  
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The U.S. Energy Information Administration has just released the figures comparing 2008 with the previous year and found that greenhouse gas emissions, from just the transportation sector, dropped 4.7% between 2007 and 2008. The EIA attributed the drop not just to the gas price rise of the summer of 2008, but also in the Fall to the near-depression-level econo-apocalypse that denuded neighborhoods of many of the businesses that we take for granted as part of the landscape.

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