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Environment

Making Do launches at Maker Faire Africa 2010

September 3rd, 2010

Making Do, a new book by Steve Daniels, highlights the power of the Jua Kali (hot sun) industries in Kenya. Here’s an excerpt, from The Atlantic.

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Reinventing the City to Combat Climate Change

August 24th, 2010  |  Source: strategy+business

Cities produce 80 percent of global carbon dioxide emissions, and that number will grow as more people in the developing world move to urban centers. How we develop urban infrastructure over the next 30 years will determine whether cities become a growing force for environmental destruction or primary sources for ecological rejuvenation.

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Dutch ships could clean 99% of oil spill but are not allowed to because the EPA insists on 99.9985%

Three days after the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico began on April 20, the Netherlands offered the U.S. government ships equipped to handle a major spill, one much larger than the BP spill that then appeared to be underway.

“Our system can handle 400 cubic meters per hour,” Weird Koops, the chairman of Spill Response Group Holland, told Radio Netherlands Worldwide, giving each Dutch ship more cleanup capacity than all the ships that the U.S. was then employing in the Gulf to combat the spill.

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BP on the Slippery Slope: The Dangerous Disconnect Between Rhetoric and Reality at a Time of Crisis

BP’s flawed handling of the environmental crisis in the Gulf of Mexico is creating an identity crisis for the company, according to management professors Hamid Bouchikhi of the ESSEC Business School in France and John R. Kimberly of the Wharton School.


Giant Norway fund manager puts searchable holdings and voting data on website

April 20th, 2010

Norges Bank Investment Management, the arm of the Norwegian central bank which manages the assets of the NOK2.7trn (€347bn) Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global, has enhanced its website to allow users to search its equity and fixed income holdings and voting records.

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The military-climate link

July 30th, 2009

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