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A Libertarian view that is half-right and uses ShadowStats as we do at Calvert-Henderson Quality of Life Indicators
George Orwell wrote his legendary novel 1984 just after World War II. It is renowned for its portrayal of government’s encroachment on the rights of the individual. It was Orwell’s warning against totalitarianism, specifically Stalin’s Soviet Union. Pervasive thought control and surveillance of citizens is prominent throughout the novel. [...]
This report helps Principles of Responsible Investing signatories understand how they can apply the Principles to property assets through what some call responsible property investing (RPI) by highlighting the work of leading practitioners. Download PDF.
How You Can Start a Farm in Heart of the City Imagine sitting down to a salad of peppery arugula and heirloom tomatoes that you grew yourself. Or a Sunday omelet of eggs laid that morning, served with a thick slice of fresh sourdough, butter and apricot jam -- all homemade, of course. Or imagine toasting your friends with a mead made from local [...]
Integrity in Science Watch - Jan. 12, 2009 Legal Scholar Sunstein Tapped for Key Reg Spot President-elect Barack Obama has chosen former University of Chicago law school colleague Cass R. Sunstein to head the influential Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, which will have a powerful say over the pace and content of government [...]
EV Concept Confirms Battery-Electric Vehicle in 2012; First of 150 Plug-ins Arrive Late ‘09 to Lease-Fleet Customers; As Many As 10 New Gas-Electric Hybrids by early 2010s DETROIT, MI, January 10, 2009 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc. today announced that it will display the Toyota FT-EV concept on opening Media Day at [...]
Final Results of the RTD4EDC project available: the potential for renewable energy in developing countries is high, the EU’s research policy can play an important role in realising this potential. (more…)
Earth Policy Institute Plan B 3.0 Book Byte For Immediate Release December 30, 2008 Lester R. Brown As of 2007, the shrinking forests in the tropical regions were releasing 2.2 billion tons of carbon per year. Meanwhile, expanding forests in the temperate regions were absorbing 0.7 billion tons of carbon annually. On balance, a net of [...]
ToYou from NewEnergyNews: Jan. 2, 2009 TODAY'S HEADLINES: THE GOOD NEWS FROM OH EIGHT… …AND THE OUTLOOK FOR OH NINE MORE STORIES, 1-2 (MAPPING NEW ENERGY, WHAT CREDIT CRUNCH?, BULGARIAN WIND, 'CLEAN' COAL – NOT) NEW YEAR VIDEOS: Auld Lang Syne, With Soul Will There Be Another Comedy Depression? To You, From NewEnergyNews, via [...]
By Kim Se-jeong Staff Reporter Dec. 31, 2008 New Year has arrived and it's time for resolutions that, for many, will last a few weeks at best. Read more...
2008 Among 10 Warmest Years on Record, UN Reports GENEVA, Switzerland, December 18, 2008 (ENS) - The year 2008 is likely to rank as the tenth warmest year on record since the beginning of the instrumental climate records in 1850, although the global average temperature was slightly lower than previous years of the 21st century, according to the [...]