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  • Outlook for “Green Jobs” / Prognóstico para “empleos verdes”

    Monday, December 15th, 2008

    While the idea of creating a “green economy” with “green jobs” has been around quite a while, it really started to gain serious consideration as the climate change debate heated up,  and recently moved front-and-center during the US presidential elections and the debates about how best to respond to the global financial crisis (here, here, […]

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    Loan for Environmental Decontamination in Argentine Mining Sector

    Friday, August 1st, 2008

    From the World Bank:
    World Bank Approves US$30 Million for Environmental Decontamination in Mining Sector
    The World Bank Board of Executive Directors approved today a US$30 million loan to support an environmental program designed to assist the Government of Argentina, specifically the National Atomic Energy Commission (CNEA), to meet its legal obligations to remediate closed uranium mines […]

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    An Environmental Agenda for the Andes

    Wednesday, January 24th, 2007

    Another piece I started long ago (at the end of Sept.) and left in the queue. I’ll clear the backlog yet! This is one is not over-ripe, though, because the Andean Community is only now implementing the Agenda.
    The Lima-based General Secretariat of the four-nation Andean Community* (Comunidad Andina – CAN) has released the […]

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    Getting Toxics Out of Electronics: I Second the Motion

    Monday, October 30th, 2006

    I recently came across another blog which discussed the controversy over Greenpeace’s “toxics in laptops” report I covered in this entry and that entry here on the Temas Blog and over at Treehugger in a guest blog as well. The “Inspired Protagonist” offered what I felt was very thoughtful advice well worth contemplating by […]

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    Toxics in Electronics Redux: Greenpeace Responds

    Monday, October 30th, 2006

    As I noted here previously on the Temas Blog, a few weeks back Treehugger invited me to guest blog about my reservations concerning Greenpeace’s handling of its report on the testing of laptops for certain substances. My entry drew quite a few comments, including a long, detailed reply reputedly penned by the scientist who […]

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    Judging the Electronic Firms Revisited

    Wednesday, September 20th, 2006

    Since I wrote my prior Temas blog entry on the Greenpeace “report card” on “greener electronics,” I have read a number of interesting reviews of the GP report written by other blogs. Two examples I suggest reading: Treehugger’s analysis and the debate in Dan Dilger’s “Roughly Drafted” blog on all things Apple.
    Reading these […]

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