‘Environmental Activist’ Arnold Schwarzenegger Reportedly Linked to Illegal Logging Companies

March 27, 2014 by  
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A new report from Global Witness states that movie star/governor/”environmental champion” Arnold Schwarzenegger is part owner of an investment company that backs some of the world’s most destructive logging companies. The report shows that Schwarzenegger’s Dimensional Fund Advisors (DFA) , which bills itself as a ‘pioneer in financial engineering’, has links to 50 of the world’s biggest tropical forestry companies. Read the rest of ‘Environmental Activist’ Arnold Schwarzenegger Reportedly Linked to Illegal Logging Companies Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Arnold Schwarzenegger , borneo rainforests , Climate Change , deforestation , Dimensional Fund Advisors (DFA) , environemental champion , global witness , illegal logging , investment        

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Natalie Portman Sings the Virtues of Recycling + Chu & Schwarzenegger Tell Grads US Must Go First (Video)

March 2, 2011 by  
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It’s not too often I (or anyone) gets to write about Natalie Portman , Arnold Schwarzenegger and Steven Chu in the same post, so I’ve got to seize the opportunity. Two videos coming across my virtual desk this morning that are both worth watching for their serious message and unintentional humor. Above is a much younger Natalie Portman–which comes to us now via

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Trees Aren’t Straight; With BoleFloor, Neither Are Floorboards.

March 2, 2011 by  
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Images Credit Bolefloor Why are floorboards straight when trees are not? Dutch flooring company Bolefloor says “It wasn’t nature that created straight floorboards: it was the limitations of technology.” They have a really interesting idea, using “wood scanning systems, tailor-made CAD/CAM developments and innovative optimization algorithms for placement software developed by a Finnish engineering automation company and three software companies in cooperation with the Institute of Cybernetics at Tallinn University of Technology.”..

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Its a Bummer to Care About the Environment Right Now

October 19, 2010 by  
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I just got an email from Gillian Caldwell who recently stepped down “after three wonderful years” as Campaign Director for 1Sky a great grass-roots environmental organization. I’m not surprised, though. I guess its a bummer to care about climate change right now

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California To Extend Carpool-Lane Access To 40,000 Plug-In Hybrids

September 1, 2010 by  
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Photo: Flickr , CC Should Access for Regular Hybrids be Phased Out? In California, vehicles that meet certain fuel economy and tailpipe emission criteria are granted special access to the high occupancy vehicle lanes (HOV, aka the carpool lane). In car-centric places like Los Angeles, it’s a huge advantage

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Is the UK’s First Green Cell Phone Rating System Bending the Rules?

September 1, 2010 by  
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Photo via KhE O2 , a communications company in the United Kingdom, has just launched the country’s first green cell phone ranking system — something of which Apple did not want the iPhone to be part . But G… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Bloom Energy Comes Out of the Shadows, Launches the Bloom Box Fuel Cell

February 24, 2010 by  
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Photo: Bloom Energy High Profile Cleantech We already knew a little about Bloom Energy and their “Bloom Box” fuel cells because of a segment on CBS’s 60 Minutes last Sunday, but many questions were left unanswered. Bloom Energy officially came out of stealth mode today during an event held at the eBay HQ (it was revealed on 60 Minutes that the eBay campus has been getting 15% of its power from Bloom Boxes) with many heavyweight guests (Arnold Schwarzenegger, Colin Powell, Larry Page, e..

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California Doubles Net-Metering Cap on Wind and Solar to 5%

February 23, 2010 by  
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Photo: Flickr , CC Your Solar Roof or Micro Wind Turbine Produces Excess Power?

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Rare Bumblebee Species Rediscovered in Scotland after 50 Years

February 23, 2010 by  
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Bombus vestalis , better known as the Southern Cuckoo bumblebee. Image credit: Wikimedia Commons It’s been absent from the hives of Scotland for 50 years but, it seems, the Southern Cuckoo bumblebee has returned . Still common in England, the curi..

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Hit or Miss? Growing Plants Gets Techy With The Click & Grow System

February 23, 2010 by  
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Image via Gizmag Exactly how much technology do we need to utilize in order to keep a plant alive? Apparently for some people, a lot. The Click & Grow offers a computerized system utilizing sensors for correct watering and fertilizing to make growing houseplants brainless, …but also a bit un-TreeHugger.

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