Monthly archive - May 2012

The Unfortunate Truth of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

The Unfortunate Truth of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

*+-Our obsession with convenience and greed has created the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a testament to the true ignorance of our modern world. Uncover the facts about this pile of trash, larger than Texas, floating out in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

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Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers Green Job Profile

Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers Green Job Profile

*+-Refrigeration mechanics and installers are among the fastest growing green job holders in the United States. The increasing demand for high efficiency refrigeration systems and energy saving initiatives are driving the growth for energy efficiency jobs. Learn more about this green career and see if it is right for you.

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The Navy’s Great Green Fleet Takes Friendly Fire

The Navy’s Great Green Fleet Takes Friendly Fire

*+-The Navy’s Great Green Fleet is about to make its world debut, only to be attacked by congressional leaders. With energy independence at the forefront, the use of alternative energy within the military will have an uphill battle to fight this year.

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Banned! Vermont is the First State to Ban Fracking

Banned! Vermont is the First State to Ban Fracking

*+-In a move largely symbolic, Vermont has banned the practice of hydraulic fracturing or fracking to help curb environmental damage and water contamination. Vermont is hoping this ban will be the model for other states to adopt, pushing for greater respect of our planet and resources she holds.

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The Push for Energy Independence Stimulates Green Job Growth

The Push for Energy Independence Stimulates Green Job Growth

*+-The drive for energy independence in America has begun to stimulate local economies and could begin to stem the tide of the economic downturn. Our workforce and planet are screaming for something to change and green jobs associated to energy independence could produce hundreds of billions of dollars in new wealth.

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Heating and Air Conditioning Mechanics and Installers Green Job Profile

Heating and Air Conditioning Mechanics and Installers Green Job Profile

*+-Heating and air conditioning (HVAC) mechanics and installers are essential green job holders, especially with the increasing demand for high efficiency HVAC systems among other going green initiatives. Learn more about this green career and see if it is right for you.

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Majority Holds, But Fewer Americans Support Climate Action

Majority Holds, But Fewer Americans Support Climate Action

*+-Support against climate change dropped for the first time in a recent poll conducted by Stanford University/IPSOS. This has many environmentalists concerned as it seems political rhetoric and distrust of environmental science could further compound the impact of global warming.

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Keeping Dangerous Medicines Out of the Water Supply

Keeping Dangerous Medicines Out of the Water Supply

*+-Pharmaceuticals such as birth control, anti-depressants, vitamins and antibiotics have been found in millions of American’s drinking water. Studies have shown that genetic mutations have occurred in fish, birds and amphibians because of this problem and now scientists are concerned about your health.

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One Small Victory Against the Toxic Practice of Fracking

One Small Victory Against the Toxic Practice of Fracking

*+-The only thing cool about fracking is being able to say the word. The drilling practices of fracking have been linked to toxic wastewater and polluted air, though new rules may help curb that exposure. Find out how one tiny step for mother earth could start the end of an era.

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