What could have prevented the Cape Town water crisis

February 28, 2018 by  
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It’s better than your usual cost-benefit analysis, and other water-stressed parts of the world should pay attention before they also near Day Zero.

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Bayer spinoff Covestro pitches chemicals for a circular economy

April 29, 2016 by  
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What happens when a chemical incumbent focuses on a “return on carbon” instead of the usual return on investment?

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What missing a Supreme Court justice means for climate change

April 29, 2016 by  
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The D.C. Circuit Court or even the Senate could wind up deciding the fate of the Clean Power Plan if a ninth Supreme Court Justice is not named before the high court takes up the plan’s challenge.

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Cancer is the Leading Cause of Death in China but What Does That Mean?

May 26, 2011 by  
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Photo credit: / Creative Commons This guest post was written by Janet Larsen, Director of Research for the Earth Policy Institute . Cancer is now the leading cause of death in China . Chinese Ministry of Health data implicate cancer in close to a quarter of all deaths countrywide.

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Mark Zuckerberg Only Eats Animals He Kills

May 26, 2011 by  
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A cousin of Zuckerberg’s first kill. Image by Louisiana Sea Grant College Program Louisiana State University via Flickr CC Fortune Magazine is reporting that Mark Zuckerberg has challenged himself to only eat animals that he kills by his own hands. As an ex-vegan omnivore who has never killed my own dinner I commend his personal challenge.

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Hands in the Sand: A Volunteer’s (Silly yet Satisfied) Perspective

June 26, 2010 by  
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Participants get painted for their debut in the sand. Image credit: Jess Root As Matt put it, today’s Hands in the Sand event was a refreshing take action way of channeling all the BP hate and directing it toward something positive. A global cry for clean energy, clean beaches and a clean planet using the potent visual cue of thousands of linked hands stringing the world’s shores.

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Ian McEwan’s Solar: The First Good Climate Change Novel? (Video)

March 16, 2010 by  
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Image credit: Friends of the Earth Back in 2008, TreeHugger founder Graham Hill posted on author Ian McEwan’s thoughts on climate change . At the time, the word was that McEwan’s next book would be all about climate change. Now that book is out—and it looks like it’s going to be a cut above the usual simplistic fearmongering and moralizing that has come to stand for climate change art

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Fab Fabrics: Vintage Finds from The Tin Thimble

January 12, 2010 by  
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A commenter on our 2009 Fab Fabrics Retrospective mentioned that she’d been seeing more and more crafts from repurposed vintage fabric , and we thought it would be fun to kick off Fab Fabrics for 2010 with just that! Emma Farrell and her mother, Sharon Mansfield, came home from a trip with a dream of opening a sewing store that was “that was different than your standard quilt shop.” Rather than the usual offerings, their Loomis, CA shop offer vintage patterns, scrap packs, and notions and vintage and organic fabrics.

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Imagine Recycled Content Surfboards That Break in Half. On Purpose.

December 30, 2009 by  
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Photo: Imagine Surfboards Imagine make surfboards from a 100% recycled, (and recyclable*) polystyrene foam they call, very informatively, B-XP3. Apparently this particular foam, besides being made as a waterproof extrusion, off-gasses 50% less volatile organic compounds (VOCs), during manufacture, than standard polyurethane (PU) surfboard blanks. Tagged as Eco Boards, these planks are also laminated with a stretch bamboo cloth, instead of the usual fibreglass….

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