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The Climate Group Announces EarthHack, A Crowdsourcing Solution To Climate Change

The Climate Group Announces EarthHack, A Crowdsourcing Solution To Climate Change

Thatcher Michelsen May 30, 2013 1

One of the best chances for averting climate change is to tap into the collective intelligence of the entire scientific and business community to find ways of reducing greenhouse gas emissions

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The Case Against Genetically Modified Crops

The Case Against Genetically Modified Crops

Thatcher Michelsen May 29, 2013 0

You may have heard lately that there is a major effort to reduce Americans' addiction to genetically-modified (GM) foods, which can have an adverse impact on public health and the environment that is still

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Restaurants In NYC Reducing Food Waste

Restaurants In NYC Reducing Food Waste

Thatcher Michelsen May 28, 2013 0

In partnership with Mayor Michael Bloomberg's office, over 100 restaurants in New York City have agreed to reduce their food waste with the goal of diverting trash from landfills, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and

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Energy saving products for your home

Energy saving products for your home

Thatcher Michelsen May 23, 2013 2

Every now and then, it's good to peruse the internet for the latest gizmos that will help reduce energy consumption in your home without sacrificing usefulness or quality of life

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World’s Tallest Building To Be Completed In Seven Months

World’s Tallest Building To Be Completed In Seven Months

Thatcher Michelsen May 23, 2013 0

As the world's population grows and migrates toward urban living, the biggest challenge for city planners and real estate developers is to create housing that is affordable, sustainable and uses land sparingly

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Community-Owned Solar Gardens Make Solar Energy More Accessible

Community-Owned Solar Gardens Make Solar Energy More Accessible

Thatcher Michelsen May 21, 2013 2

One of the barriers to wider adoption of solar energy by consumers is the large upfront cost of installing a rooftop solar panel. Another obstacle is the fact that many power customers are renters

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The 3D Printing Revolution Could Have Green Effects

The 3D Printing Revolution Could Have Green Effects

Thatcher Michelsen May 17, 2013 0

The main concept that developed during the Industrial Revolution of the 18th century was that goods could be manufactured by machines, thereby lowering costs and increasing the availability of these items to a much

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Insurance Companies Advocating For Climate Change Policy

Insurance Companies Advocating For Climate Change Policy

Thatcher Michelsen May 16, 2013 0

On Thursday, May 16, there were two big pieces of news that could have a huge impact on the debate over public policy regarding climate change

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Amtrak Gets Faster Electric Locomotives

Amtrak Gets Faster Electric Locomotives

Thatcher Michelsen May 16, 2013 0

Amtrak has had trouble making money in recent years, and has had to rely on Federal government subsidies to stay afloat

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Shrinking Rain Forests Could Effect Hydroelectric Power Output

Shrinking Rain Forests Could Effect Hydroelectric Power Output

Thatcher Michelsen May 14, 2013 0

One of the biggest concerns for environmentalists has been the shrinking size of rain forests in South America. Rain forests provide important ecological benefits for the whole world, not just South America, and their

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