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All Posts Tagged With: "Environment"

Haitians destroy environment in struggle to survive

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Haitians destroy environment in struggle to survive

Haiti is a tiny island country in the Caribbean and the poorest in the Western hemisphere. In their struggle to survive, Haitians are destroying the very elements of their environment that sustain them.

Posted: February 18, 2009 14:01   Comments: 23
Israeli company builds infrastructure for world’s electric cars

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Israeli company builds infrastructure for world’s electric cars

One Israeli company is not just promoting the use of electric cars but designing an entire system to service them, with battery charging stations. Many countries are expressing great interest.

Posted: February 9, 2009 15:12   Comments: 16
Debate on the electric revolution of the auto industry

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Debate on the electric revolution of the auto industry

Better Place founder Shai Agassi discusses some of the company's challenges with commentary by Bruce Upbin, a managing editor at Forbes Magazine.

Posted: February 9, 2009 11:32   Comments: 0
Sinking economy sidelines environmental priorities

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Sinking economy sidelines environmental priorities

A recent poll shows that economic concerns have taken priority above the environment, a response to the economic crisis being faced around the globe.

Posted: February 6, 2009 13:17   Comments: 2
Europe looks to harness Saharan heat for solar energy

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Europe looks to harness Saharan heat for solar energy

A small section of the Sahara desert could provide as much electricity as all of the world's power plants combined. A Worldfocus contributing citizen journalist writes about Europe's desire to harness the desert's heat for solar energy and what the plans would mean for Africa.

Posted: February 6, 2009 08:21   Comments: 9
Japanese whaling sparks cultural, environmental debate

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Japanese whaling sparks cultural, environmental debate

Japan's annual five-month research hunt in Antarctica has angered anti-whaling activists. Though Japanese whalers say their work is part of legal scientific research, critics say they are hunting for commercial purposes.

Posted: January 8, 2009 14:11   Comments: 4
World faces economic and political challenges in 2009

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World faces economic and political challenges in 2009

The world is bracing for a difficult economic year as the global financial crisis continues -- but there are also significant social, environmental and political landmarks ahead. Bloggers around the globe make their predictions for 2009.

Posted: January 1, 2009 17:32   Comments: 0
Climate conference targets developing nations

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Climate conference targets developing nations

About 11,000 people from more than 190 countries met in Poland this week to lay the foundations for a treaty to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that will extend beyond the Kyoto Protocol agreement, which expires in 2012.

Posted: December 12, 2008 11:21   Comments: 0
Brazil emerges as an oil giant

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Brazil emerges as an oil giant

Worldfocus explores the P-51 offshore oil platform near Angra dos Reis, which for many represents not only the future of oil exploration but also the future of Brazil.

Posted: November 25, 2008 19:53   Comments: 3
Brazil Today: Religion, ethanol and roads

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Brazil Today: Religion, ethanol and roads

"Brazil Today" is a series that explores Brazil's spiking conversion to Pentecostalism, its pioneering path toward energy independence and its improving - but expensive - roadways.

Posted: November 7, 2008 23:55   Comments: 4

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