Category Archives: Business & Finance

Why Education Should Be Free

By Scott Hines gettingsmart.com February 15, 2013 Why Education Should Be Free For most, the single greatest barrier to accessing higher education is cost. In the last decade, tuition has skyrocketed across the United States. Crippling student loan debt in … Continue reading

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Claes Nobel Addresses 2013 Envision Inauguration Event in Washington D.C. — The Power of Hope

Claes Nobel emphasized the power of hope to the young audience as exemplified by the Nobel Peace Prize. Claes Nobel spoke on “The Power of Hope” to over on 1,300 students from around the country at the 2013 Presidential Inaugural … Continue reading

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Designing Peace Through Transportation — The Context of Rio+20

By Marcus Nobel UnitedEarth.us Feb 2, 2012 Forum on Peace through Transportation A Joint Project of the WPI (Wholistic Peace Institute) and KOTI (Korea Transport Institute) So what exactly does Peace have to do with transportation?  (Fights on the Max … Continue reading

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Is Organic Agriculture Bad for the Environment? Another Reason to Eat Locally

Written by Rachel Cernansky www.care2.com January 4, 2012 The New York Times ran an important story about a growing shift in the organic agriculture industry away from sustainable practices. There are still no synthetic chemicals, but large farms growing organic … Continue reading

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RIO+20: Toward a new green economy—or a green-washed old economy?

By JIM THOMAS grist.org 24 MAR 2011 I’ve got good news and bad news about the future of the planet. Good news first. Next year, a honking big global Earth Summit is coming our way — one with a proud … Continue reading

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Styrofoam ban: one side claims jobs; the other, the environment

By Nannette Miranda abclocal.go.com/kabc Monday, August 29, 2011 SACRAMENTO (KABC) — Styrofoam food take-out containers may become a thing of the past. California lawmakers are considering such a ban, the first-ever such ban in the country. Supporters say the containers … Continue reading

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Marine scientists call for industrial deep-sea fishing ban

By Juliet Eilperin September 7, 2011 The Washington Post Industrial fishing in the deep sea should be banned because it has depleted fish stocks that take longer to recover than other species, according to a paper by an international team … Continue reading

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Is economic growth incompatible with sustainable development?

By Jo Confino Guardian Professional Network guardian.co.uk, Wednesday 7 September 2011 It is easier to point out the problems than find a systemic solution, but it is vital that we are able to articulate a better future In the next … Continue reading

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THE STICKY PROBLEMS WITH TAR SANDS

By Cristen Conger news.discovery.com Sep 2, 2011 Actress Darryl Hannah and NASA scientist James Hansen are just two of the more than 800 environmental protesters that have been arrested in front of the White House this week. The crowd has … Continue reading

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Raising Awareness of Plastic Waste

By BETTINA WASSENER New York Times August 14, 2011 HONG KONG — Most people are familiar with the concept of a carbon footprint. Many may also know there is such a thing as a water footprint. But whoever heard of … Continue reading

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