Can Going Green Make Wal-Mart Cool?

Seven years ago, Wal-Mart began to undertake an unexpected transformation. The world’s largest retailer, so often criticized or sued for a variety of its labor and sourcing practices, partnered with some of its onetime critics  — environmentalists — and embraced going green.  Since then, the company has dramatically reduced its waste, cut down on packaging…

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Ambassador Says Equatorial Guinea Has Reached Major Development Goals

MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Equatorial Guinea’s United Nations permanent Representative, Anatolio Ndong Mba, said last week that the country has achieved some of its major development goals by eradicating malaria in more than a third of the population, and making significant improvements in the country’s infrastructure, education and public health. Moving the country toward a…

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About Those Green Jobs

By Jonah Goldberg May 10, 2011, 10:15 am   There’s a lot of chatter about the fact that GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt is backing off his obsession with green technology and climate change. In a speech at MIT recently he said: If I had one thing to do over again I would not have talked so much…

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Shepherd prepares students for ‘green’ careers

May 16, 2011 · By Cecelia Mason Shepherd University Dr. Ed Snyder, chair of the Institute of Environmental and Physical Sciences and professor of environmental studies at Shepherd University, helps a student. Wind turbines are springing up all over West Virginia and renewable energy is predicted to be a growth industry so Shepherd University’s Institute for Environmental and Physical…

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The iPhone is the new Prius

Two years ago, my California driver’s license expired. Living in Chicago at the time, where the smart resident uses bikes or public transit to avoid traffic, I hadn’t found a compelling reason to get behind the wheel of our car in months. With plenty of other pressing tasks on my to-do list, renewing or replacing…

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Bill Gates’ blind spots

When Bill Gates first jumped into the energy discussion with a big TED talk, I wrote a post called “Why Bill Gates is wrong.” In retrospect, I should have been a bit more diplomatic. I should have started with a post called “Why it’s super-fantastic that someone as smart, influential, and wealthy as Bill Gates is…

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Top 10 Green Trends for 2011

Green Trends There is no doubt that 2010 was a difficult year for the economy, yet the hope for the coming year is high. And for good reason — Many leading U.S. economists predict that the economy will grow an astounding two to four percent in 2011. This is welcome news after two years of…

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The Sustainable Food Market

The Sustainable Food Market Your food matters, it’s not a new concept to hear that you are what you eat. Have you noticed why certain foods have correlations to the exact part of the body that it is good for? For example, a sliced carrot looks like the human eye, the pupil, iris and radiating…

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