Indian Farmer Suicides: One Every 30 Minutes

May 18, 2011 by  
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IRRI Images If you read TreeHugger, you probably know about the shockingly high suicide rate among farmers in India . But it’s not just high: it’s one farmer every 30 minutes, according to a report [PDF] recently released by the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at New York University Law School.

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Google’s Prediction API Could Optimize Your Car’s Fuel Efficiency

May 18, 2011 by  
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Image: Ford Learning Machines are Upon Us One-size-fits-all is rarely optimal, and that goes for cars too. Engineers have to consider many tradeoffs when they tune a car’s drivetrain, and settings that work well in one condition usually don’t work as well in another… But that might be about to change thanks to work by Ford and Google.

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Fracking As A Fractured Relationship With Ourselves

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image: Marcellus Protest / Creative Commons Fracking, an abbreviation for hydraulic fracturing . A method used to extract natural gas from shale involving horizontal drilling, high pressures, lots of waters, lots of chemicals, resulting in toxic waste. Sometimes spelled (bizarrely to my eye and ear) fracing

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Maine Requires Smart Meter Opt-Out

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GreenTechMedia reports on new developments in Maine, where a smart meter op-out option will be mandatory for utilities. It’s part of the growing backlash among consumers against smart meter installations

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