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100% Recycled: a claim that is nothing but greenwash

100% Recycled is a greenwash claim that persists and nothing but a myth that is being perpetuated The claim of “100% Recycled” is one of a very misleading nature. When consumers see this term, they tend to think the item they are buying is made of material that was actually used by someone, discarded, and […]

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G20 to tackle food prices as countries reassure

The Group of 20 (G20) leading economies will discuss ways to tackle soaring food prices that are stoking fears of a repeat of the 2008 food crisis, as some Asian countries sought to reassure nervous consumers on Friday. Global food prices hit a record high last month, outstripping the levels that sparked riots in several […]

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Mass Animal Deaths Around the World

Dead Birds Fall from Sky, Millions of Fish & Crabs Wash Ashore As you’re likely aware, there’s been a pretty bizarre spate of mass animal deaths reported around the world. First, it was the thousands of birds that fell from the sky in Arkansas on New Year’s Eve. Some 100,000 fish also washed up on […]

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Top 5 Green Jobs for 2011

With the New Year here, it’s a good time to look towards the future. While nearly every sector of the economy is hurting, there are some areas that could be poised to have a big year in 2011. Looking at government incentives, natural business growth, and technology advancements, we believe that these five sectors will […]

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Retailers check water usage

Shoprite Checkers, Woolworths and Pick n Pay, have expressed concern over speculation that a water crisis is looming in South Africa. The three major retailers say they have put in place rigorous measures to ensure their products are safe for consumption and are free of any potential contamination from polluted water supplies.

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What Triggers Mass Extinctions?

Study Shows How Invasive Species Stop New Life An influx of invasive species can stop the dominant natural process of new species formation and trigger mass extinction events, according to research results published December 29 in the journal PLoS ONE. The study of the collapse of Earth’s marine life 378 to 375 million years ago […]

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Record floods swamp Australia’s northeast

Large parts of Australia’s coastal northeast disappeared under floodwaters on Sunday in a spreading disaster that has brought some of the highest floods on record and forced thousands from their homes. Queensland State Treasurer Andrew Fraser described the floods as a “disaster of biblical proportions” and said the ultimate cost would exceed A$1 billion (1.02 […]

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2010 review of green technologies

From electric cars to solar-powered planes and giant turbines, 2010 has seen huge progress in green technology development… In September, the UK opened the world’s biggest offshore wind farm at Thanet, off the coast of Kent. The eight lines of turbines, running north-west to south-east, cover a total area of 35sq km off Foreness Point […]

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2010 Year in Review of Biofuels…

Biofuels took a step away from the limelight in 2010, replaced by the buzz surrounding electric vehicles. But there were still a variety of policy decisions, and economic milestones that made the sector interesting in 2010.

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