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Water and Oil - Vogue

by: EJ on 08/13/2010

Vogue is not a magazine I usually read, unless waiting for an appointment, but photographer Steve Meisel sure got my attention this time with his photo shoot in Vogue Italia this month.

Models, likened to oil covered birds, are shown languishing on the shore. Tyler Grey of Fast Company may not like this but for anyone who feels kinship to the …

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The Impossible Hamster

by: Heather on 03/04/2010

The New Economics Foundation is an independent UK think-and-do tank that inspires and demonstrates real economic well-being. They aim to improve quality of life by promoting innovative solutions that challenge mainstream thinking on economic, environmental and social issues.

The group is also the producer of an innovative video called The …

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Gargantuan Global Vaccine Surplus Looms

by: Heather on 01/11/2010

In the wake of the H1N1 pandemic panic, Swissinfo, an enterprise of the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation, reported last week that a long list of Western European countries are attempting to return, resell, donate, or otherwise offload hundreds of millions of surplus doses of the swine flu vaccine. In one of the more extreme examples, France is …

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Local Washing

by: Heather on 08/24/2009

I'm the first to admit that I can be cynical. But then I read a story like The Corporate Co-Opt of Local by The New Rules Project and I am reminded of the fact that what some see as cynicism is often just realism viewed without the rose-coloured glasses.

Not content with greenwashing, multinational corporations are now trying to convince consumers …

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Cash for Clunkers - how much will they give me for a new bike?

by: EJ on 08/07/2009

I am sure by now most of you have heard of the Car Allowance Rebate System, or 'Cash for Clunkers'. The program offers $3,500 to $4,500 in rebates to automobile owners who trade in an old car for a new one with higher fuel economy. The program was so popular that the initial $1 billion was used up in the first week. In response, President Obama …

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