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Posted by on in Climate Change
The former vice president and California Gov. Jerry Brown talked about efforts to combat climate change at a Hollywood screening of 'An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power.' Ten years ago, Al Gore showed the world the devastating effects of global warming with his Academy Award-winning documentary&...
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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
As a man on a "great social mission," former Vice President Al Gore says he feels like baseball trailblazer Jackie Robinson, the messenger of integration who was often ridiculed and worse when he hit the bases as the first black to play professional ball. "There is a time-honored tradition of peopl...
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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
The Pacific islands of Tuvalu are threatened, as David Attenborough explains in his DVD 'The Truth About Climate Change' Environmental concern and climate awareness is becoming big business. Alongside rising sales of wind turbines and solar panels, one of the most lucrative revenue channels is ...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
The climate crisis of the 21st century has been caused largely by just 90 companies, which between them produced nearly two-thirds of the greenhouse gas emissions generated since the dawning of the industrial age, new research suggests. The companies range from investor-owned firms—household names ...
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Posted by on in Clean Technology
Cloud computing, or the practice of using remote servers to store data and software, is changing the way the world does business. The cloud can be accessed from anywhere where there’s an internet connection, and therefore allows business data to be stored and continuously updated in one, central loc...
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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
  Al Gore received his first standing ovation Saturday when he greeted the crowd at Trinity United Methodist Church in Telfair Square. The second came when he finished his presentation, given as part of the 2013 Savannah Book Festival. In between, the former vice president and Tennessee sena...
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Posted by on in Ecotourism
In 2004, Ted Nordhaus and Michael Shellenberger wrote an essay titled "The Death of Environmentalism" that shook the environmental community -- although probably not quite enough. Nordhaus and Shellenberger (N and S) have gone on to form The Breakthrough Institute, arguing that we need technolo...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
  If there is a poster child for global warming, it may be the vanishing snows of Kilimanjaro, which were predicted to disappear as early as 2015 in a widely-publicized report a decade ago. However, the famed snowcap is stubbornly persisting on the African peak and may not fully vanish for ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
  Even if Americans were more knowledgeable about the science of climate change, they’d have difficulty understanding the connection between a winter of extreme weather and a warming planet. A giant cold front has much of the country locked down under bitter cold and brought Chicago the most s...
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