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Some Thoughts on Climate Change Conferences

By hipydeus & Mariana Barrosa The 17th United Nations Climate Change Conference ended on the 9th of December. 25 000 delegates from 200 nations came together in Durban to discuss climate change and try to get some papers signed and to save the world, or so they said. They even had a cool slogan: “Working […]

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Green or…Grey?

As i wrote in a previous article “Where do we want to grow?” the land consumption in Germany is reaching an almost rediculous level. Every little village seems to need their own business park. And if they have one, they think about what else they can concrete over to maximise profit, and to open our […]

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Our e-waste poisons children in Africa

The truth about the afterlife of our old gadgets. Have you ever wondered what becomes of the old computers we throw away and forget all about the minute we turn on the new one? Or that mobile phone you had last year but replaced with a new shiny iPhone? In his book “Permanent Error” the […]

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The International Year of Forests, 2011

I stumbled upon this Campaign “OF FOREST AND MEN” today, and i’m overwhelmed by these fantastic pictures and the 7-minute short film on forests. You can see and download more incredible posters in high resolution on GoodPlanet Enjoy!  The Film

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Debut of the first practical ‘artificial leaf’

Found this on http://www.geeksaresexy.net –  Sounds really interesting: An MIT scientist claims he has achieved “one of the Holy Grails of science”: an artificial leaf that stands up to practical application. The device simulates photosynthesis to generate electricity using just sunlight and water — reputedly doing so 10 times more efficiently than a real leaf. […]

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