Green Economy

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June 17, 2011

What Is a Tree Worth?

What Is a Tree Worth?

This question first came to light when in the UK it was found that insurance companies where getting planning permission to cut trees down due to the risk that they may cause damage to buildings nearby.  This shows that a trees value is not correctly calculated in modern capitalism. Trees are so devalued that they [...]

Environmental Lifestyle

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April 27, 2011

English then Double Climate Change: Education Against Climate Chaos

Education is heralded as a pillar of our modern society.  Could it therefore and should it be used to make a society of super green citizens.  Citizens that understand why they should buy more expensive energy saving devices and who do not moan about the number of bins they need to sort their rubbish into. [...]

Green Politics

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March 17, 2011

Deepwater Horizon, Fukushima: A Boost For Green Energy?

Deepwater Horizon, Fukushima: A Boost For Green Energy?

After every disaster humanity adapts.  The earthquake that destroyed Kobe, Japan in 1995 meant massive amounts was invested in safe proofing Japan’s infrastructure for future quakes.  The recent death & destruction in Japan was not caused by the earthquake but rather the Tsunami that breached many of the Tsunami defenses.  Japan will probably rebuild the [...]

Green Economy

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March 2, 2011

Is the Earth Doomed Due to Planned Obsolescence?

Is the Earth Doomed Due to Planned Obsolescence?

Man is a clever species. Technology has allowed us to advance more than any other species before us. We sit as masters of our small blue planet. However we are not masters when it comes to ideas that are sustainable. With modern capitalism came the idea of planned obsolescence; the idea that designers should build [...]

Environmental Lifestyle

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February 21, 2011

7 Planet Saving Tips That Do You Good Too

Let’s take a look at being an eco-hero and how it can just maybe lengthen your life.  What is good for the planet is often good for you. 1)      Walking & Cycling Driving is part of our modern sometimes silly society.  It is also quite a deadly form of transport due to road traffic accidents [...]

Green Economy

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February 8, 2011

Is the Downfall of Coal Power Here?

Is the Downfall of Coal Power Here?

How many new coal plant plans have been scrapped in the USA since 2001? None?  How could it be a single one?!  We are as power hungry as ever and need every drop we can get; especially from cheap coal, right? Well in actual fact the 150th coal plant has just been scrapped. The USA [...]