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Thomas Schueneman

Texans rally to stop coal-fired power plants

13 Feb 2007 at 11:02am

Some 1,000 fired-up citizens gathered at the Texas Capitol on Sunday to oppose proposals for up to 18 new coal-fired power plants in the state. The protest, organized by about 40 environmental and health groups, attracted greens, businessfolk, and people who like breathing. Much ire has been focused on energy ...

Green jobs are all the rage these days, so why are you still unemployed?

13 Feb 2007 at 11:02am

"If the green job market is so hot," asks one frustrated jobseeker, "why can't I find a job?" Could columnist Kevin Doyle of the Environmental Careers Organization have been wrong about his assertion that environmental careers are on the rise? Doyle lets the crestfallen applicant down gently, stands by his ...

Faced with contaminated food, Chinese shoppers pony up for organics

13 Feb 2007 at 11:02am

Got a hankering for lard made from sewage and industrial oil? Look no further than the mean streets of China's cities. Such "fake food," along with real food contaminated by pollution and pesticides, is showing up on shelves -- and turning the stomachs of urban denizens. As a result, according ...

Research shows carbon dioxide sinks deeper into oceans than estimated

13 Feb 2007 at 11:02am

Researchers have long known that the world's oceans absorb some of the excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. It's a boon and a bane, helping to stem the tide of climate change while causing acidification that hurts Nemo and friends. But new research shows that carbon is going deeper than ...

M.B.A. students increasingly required to take courses in sustainability

13 Feb 2007 at 11:02am

We can't say finance, accounting, and marketing get our rocks off, but we're jazzed about a growing trend: 54 percent of U.S. business schools require students to take a class in sustainability or corporate social responsibility, a jump of 20 percent since 2001. At MIT's Sloan School of Management, one ...


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