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E-Cigarettes: "To smoke, but how to smoke?"

Saying β€œthe jury is still out” on the ramifications of electronic cigarettes would be a massive understatement. E-cigarettes* are designed to mimic tobacco cigarettes in both look and feel. Most of them have three basic parts: a battery-operated heating element; a replaceable or refillable cartridge containing nicotine; and an atomizer that converts the cartridge contents

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How to Green your Community

I have spent hours researching how to turn my community green. I suppose I’m a little too anxious to create change. I went directly for who I should contact locally for changing laws and such. Again, I was reminded that all things take time. One of the first things pretty much every site said about community change was that you should form a group. And it’s true, there is great strength in numbers, so here’s how to go about it.

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Simple Ways Your Business Can Go Green

In recent years, environmental concerns have become greater than ever. Lots of us are recycling at home, but many businesses still believe that going green is difficult and requires a lot of hard work. In reality, there are several simple ways that businesses can go green and reduce their impact on the environment – as well as reducing their outgoings, since going green is all about minimising waste.

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Credit Card Statements to Include Your Carbon Emissions Soon (if you have a MasterCard corporate card)

With approximately 80% of companies expressing interest in green travel initiatives and many of those companies implementing programs to help tackle global warming by cutting their own carbon emissions, sustainability leader Brighter Planet and MasterCard have teamed up to provide a first-of-its-kind service for these businesses.

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Corporations Need to Do More to Protect Tigers, Corporations & WWF Say

Originally published on WWF. As the Year of the Tiger comes to an end, WWF, backed by a group of leading companies, today issued a call for more corporations around the world to reduce their impact on tiger habitats, through responsible procurement of wood, paper, palm oil, coffee, and other commodities. By moving supply chains

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Should BP and Federal Regulators Share the Blame for the Gulf of Mexico Disaster?

According to recent reports, BP and federal regulators have a lot of explaining to do regarding the safety standards in place for deep-water drilling. [social_buttons] I, along with the rest of the world, have been following the environmental disaster occurring in the Gulf of Mexico. The oil leak which was triggered by the deadly rig

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Sustainable Food Lab and SAI Platform Launch Global Climate Project with Farmers

At least a dozen global food companies collaborate toward practical, cost effective solutions to reduce the climate impact of specific farming systems. [social_buttons] I happen to be a fan of the Sustainable Food Lab, which is a group of businesses, NGOs and academic institutions working together to accelerate the shift toward sustainable agriculture.Β  I respect

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The Nature Conservancy: 320,000 Acres of Forest Protected in Landmark Deal

Few places on Earth are as untouched as the "Crown of the Continent" — a 10-million-acre expanse of mountains, valleys and prairies in Montana and Canada. The area has sustained all the same species — including grizzlies, lynx, moose and bull trout — for at least 200 years.

Now — in one of the most significant conservation sales in history — The Nature Conservancy and The Trust for Public Land have preserved 320,000 acres of forestlands in western Montana that provide valuable habitat for species in the Crown of the Continent.

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Ecopreneurist, Marketer, Consultant; MC Milker on The Lindberg Report

That smiling face belongs to MC Milker, head writer for Ecopreneurist where writers focus on sustainable and social entrepreneurship . MC is well-suited for this project, she spent 20 years in corporate marketing, working for Fortune 500 companies as well as start-ups. She’s taught marketing and public relations at the University of California, Berkeley, and

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(D)emocracy: Your Chance to Chime-in on Carbon Offset Projects

Last month, the Federal Trade Commission conducted hearings and convened a workshop for scientists, economists, environmental activists and representatives of the leading American retailers of ‘carbon offsets’ and ‘renewable energy credits’ (RECs) to learn more about the rather opaque business models and practices of some companies. Though the hearings were only exploratory in nature, the

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Businesses Blindly “Lead the Way” for Florida

The next time someone says something to you about “business leading the way” in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and building a sustainable future, email him a copy of the Florida Chamber Foundation’s latest blueprint for transitioning the Sunshine State into a 21st Century leader. The report, “New Cornerstone Revisited,” was rightfully derided by at least

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Scientists Ask for Billions to Increase Ocean Monitoring

Marine scientists are meeting with the 72-nation Group on Earth Observations (GEO) in Cape Town, South Africa this week, asking for $2-3 billion to study the threats of climate change and overfishing of the world’s oceans. Attending will be representatives from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in San Diego. I had the privilege of interviewing

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