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Offshore Wind Power Important to Future of Clean Energy Development

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Offshore wind power is paramount to the future of clean energy development as the potential is huge. In layman’s terms it is simply the construction of wind farms on the water which generate electricity from the wind. It can include the ocean as well as inland areas like lakes, fjords and sheltered coastal areas using …

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Achieving Sustainable Development Through Industrial Ecology

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ACHIEVING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT THROUGH INDUSTRIAL ECOLOGY 1. INTRODUCTION During the last ten years, concepts such as sustainable development, industrial ecology and environmental management have been more frequently used by industry, the world of academia, the media, public administration and the NGOs. The amount of such “buzzwords” indicates that there is an increased focus on environmental …

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Rising Oil and Gas Prices Will Continue As We Reach Peak Oil

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While oil and gas prices keep rising, and us nearing peak oil, many are concerned with where and when it will stop. Price spikes have occurred in 1973, 1979, 1991 and most recently 2011. These price jumps in oil and gasoline have done little to sway US Energy policies in the past, and with the …

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Sustainability What Does Sustainable Development Mean For Us And The Environment

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The term sustainability is derived from sustain, and pertains to sustainable development in this reference, and has ten meanings according to most dictionaries. The word sustain in it’s basic form means to maintain, support or endure. In the 1980’s, sustainability was implemented more in terms of mankind’s sustainability on our planet. There are differing interpretations …

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Sustainable Development – Can We Balance Sustainable Development With Growth To Help Protect us From Ourselves?

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Sustainable Development is not a term that is mentioned too often in our fast paced throw away society. Is it posted and shared allover Facebook like Justine Beiber or some other trending topic, no. Should it be, probably, as we need it moving forward as much as we need water and food for survival. Population …

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Educational Wooden Toys for Healthy Minds

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Educational wooden toys for healthy minds, and what are some of the things you want your child to learn through play? Many – if not most – parents want for their children’s toys to encourage healthy mental development and motor skills. But many modern toys “spoon feed” entertainment to children without enhancing their individual cognitive …

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Rio+20 Panel Calls for Creating Sustainable Development and Low-Carbon Prosperity For Sustainable Planet

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The upcoming Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development for low-carbon prosperity and a sustainable planet sent out a blueprint with 56 recommendations yesterday in the Resilient People, Resilient Planet: A Future Worth Choosing report just released. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon yesterday called for action on a new blueprint for creating a sustainable planet, a just …

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