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The World's Most Dangerous Dams ~ By Llewellyn King
World  (tags: hydroelectric dams, Mosul Dam, Kariba Dam )

Stephen
- 10 hours ago - oilprice.com
Hydroelectric dams are a nifty way of producing a huge amount of power but they do not last forever. This is a tale of two dams that will fail unless they are urgently repaired, and if they fail, catastrophic suffering and loss of life will be the result
Booming Rooftop Solar Power Suffers Growing Pains Aug 18, 2014 |By David Biello
Business  (tags: world, americans, business, consumers, corporate, energy, Entrepreneurs, environment, ethics, finance, greenbuilding, investing, SustainableDevelopment, technology )

Ruth
- 5 hours ago - scientificamerican.com
'There is a catch though: the coordination of solar company, local utility and homeowner may fail--leaving the homeowner in the lurch.' (Owning your own energy source is the only no-catch system.)
Slaves and Human Trafficking Victims Forced to Work on Cannabis Farms in UK
World  (tags: world, humanrights, europe, slavery, Human Trafficking )

Rose
- 12 hours ago - ibtimes.co.uk
Slaves held in Britain are growing the cannabis that ends up in thousands of joints across the UK. The cultivation of the class B drug by crime gangs in urban homes is being done with the enforced labour of people
UK Wind Sets New Record and Supplies More Power Than Domestic Coal, Hydro and Biomass By Melissa C. Lott | August 14, 2014
Business  (tags: UK, business, consumers, energy, Entrepreneurs, environment, government, greenbuilding, investing, SustainableDevelopment, world )

Ruth
- 7 hours ago - blogs.scientificamerican.com
'On Sunday night, wind power in the United Kingdom supplied more electricity than domestic coal, biomass, and hydropower (combined) and set a new record for maximum hourly output.'
Defective Photovoltaics and Other Flaws Plague China's Push to Build Solar Power Aug 12, 2014 |By Coco Liu & ClimateWire
Business  (tags: China, business, consumers, corporate, energy, Entrepreneurs, environment, greenbuilding, government, investing, SustainableDevelopment, world )

Ruth
- 1 hour ago - scientificamerican.com
'...he insisted that the ongoing performance problem and the challenge of overcoming it are part of the learning curve, saying the nation will figure out a way to better manage its solar projects, with on-the-ground data-collecting work being...'
China To Offer Tax Breaks On Electric Cars, Mostly To Local Brands Reuters Aug 29, 2014
Business  (tags: China, business, consumers, corporate, energy, Entrepreneurs, environment, government, greenbuilding, investing, SustainableDevelopment, world )

Ruth
- 7 hours ago - scientificamerican.com
'China announced on Friday additional policy support for electric car purchases, offering tax breaks predominantly for cars made by Chinese automakers. The list of tax breaks, posted on the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology,...'
Public Urged to Walk and Ride Bikes to Help Cut Smog Aug 13, 2014 Reuters
Business  (tags: China, business, consumers, energy, Entrepreneurs, environment, greenbuilding, investing, SustainableDevelopment, world )

Ruth
- 7 hours ago - scientificamerican.com
'The Chinese government has identified public participation as a key element in its efforts to reverse some of the environmental damage done by more than three decades of breakneck economic growth'
The Defiant One
World  (tags: world, humanrights, activist, mexico, brave, trafficking )

Rose
- 12 hours ago - smh.com.au
Mexican investigative journalist Lydia Cacho, in Australia to speak at the Festival of Dangerous Ideas, has taken on drug cartels and paedophile rings
Nearly Half the WorldâEUR(TM)s Trash Is Burned, and ThatâEUR(TM)s Worsening Climate Change | TakePart
Offbeat  (tags: off-beat, interesting, news )

Christeen
- 8 hours ago - takepart.com
Reduce, reuse and recycle. That will lesson the trash.
These 5 Crops Are Still Hand-Harvested, And It's Hard Work
World  (tags: farming, labor, society, world )

Kathy
- 11 hours ago - npr.org
Mechanization has made the farming of many crops -- lettuce and tomatoes, among them -- a lot less labor intensive. But some crops are still tended and harvested by hand, and it can be painstaking work.
 
 
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