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Can High-Bandwidth Communication Help Solve the Problem of Global Warming?

Paul Dickinson, Chair of the Carbon Disclosure Project, believes that it can - by cutting out 50 percent of human transport, drastically reducing the emissions that contribute to climate change.
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Can high-bandwidth communication help solve the problem of global warming? Paul Dickinson, Chair of the Carbon Disclosure Project, believes that it can - by cutting out 50 percent of human transport, drastically reducing the emissions that contribute to climate change.

Accountability-Central.com AC Alert for November 1, 2011 Controversy Over Public Pensions Boils Over Again

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Just when you think you’ve heard it all about the looming public sector pension crisis, and the deteriorating condition of public sector budgets, along comes unwelcome news like this:

Alternative Energy Sources Prove Beneficial in Reducing GHGs

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) September 20, 2011 - NBS is pleased to announce the publication of Alternative Energy Sources in Cement Manufacturing, a systematic review commissioned by NBS for the Cement Association of Canada. The study reveals that using household garbage, tires and even plastic to manufacture cement would produce fewer greenhouse gases and reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill than the fossil fuels currently used.

Check out our ‘Score Your Shopping Cart’ quiz

Do Your Purchases Reflect Your Values on Climate Change?
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To help you with all your summer purchases—from food and drinks for your picnic and barbeque to airlines and hotels for summer vacations—we launched our ‘Score Your Shopping Cart’ quiz on Facebook!

Society for Women Geographers Spurs Sustainability

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By Carol Pierson Holding

In May, the Society for Women Geographers (SWG) held its Triennial conference in Boulder. Formed in 1925 after the Explorer's Club refused to admit women, SWG originally required all members to be American female geographers or explorers whose discoveries had been published. Members included world-changers from Amelia Earhart  to Jane Goodall, Margaret Mead, Mary Leakey and Helen Thayer.

16 Year Old Climate Activist Unites Generation Around Climate Crisis

Climate Counts' Green Watching Campaign Teams Up with iMatter March
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Starting April 22,the Climate Counts Green Watching campaign is teaming up with 16-year-old climate activist Alec Loorz and his international iMatter March campaign happening in May. Loorz is the founder of the non-profit Kids vs. Global Warming and has inspired his generation to lead youth-driven iMatter Marches across the globe. In the run-up to the marches, the Climate Counts Green Watching campaign and iMatter March are reminding youth everywhere to demand more corporate climate action by raising their climate voices to the 12 electronic and 10 toy companies scored by Climate Counts.

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Starting April 22,the Climate Counts Green Watching campaign is teaming up with 16-year-old climate activist Alec Loorz and his international iMatter March campaign happening in May. Loorz is the founder of the non-profit Kids vs. Global Warming and has inspired his generation to lead youth-driven iMatter Marches across the globe. In the run-up to the marches, the Climate Counts Green Watching campaign and iMatter March are reminding youth everywhere to demand more corporate climate action by raising their climate voices to the 12 electronic and 10 toy companies scored by Climate Counts.

A Tale of Two Ports - The Role of Shipping in Mitigating Climate Change

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The Port of Seattle has worked hard to shrink its carbon footprint, implementing energy saving measures and programs to encourage environmentally friendly practices by visiting ships. But just down the Washington coast, a port in Longview has proposed a plan that would make it the export hub of dirty coal bound for China. What does this mean for our global environment and what kind of precedent would it set for future pollution exporters?

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The Port of Seattle has worked hard to shrink its carbon footprint, implementing energy saving measures and programs to encourage environmentally friendly practices by visiting ships. But just down the Washington coast, a port in Longview has proposed a plan that would make it the export hub of dirty coal bound for China. What does this mean for our global environment and what kind of precedent would it set for future pollution exporters?

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