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Vladimir Putin Ultralight

Ultralight Aircraft News: Russian President Flies Ultralight to Encourage Crane Migration

In an effort to help save endangered cranes on their southern migration Russian President Vladimir Putin took flight in an ultralight aircraft early last month. Accompanied by pilot Igor Nikitin in the two-seat trike aircraft the ultralight helped lead a flock of rare White Siberian Cranes to their migration route. Putin wore a white jumpsuit […]

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Uruguay President José Mujica

Translation of Rio +20 Summit Speech by Uruguay President José Mujica

Thank you to Veronica Pamoukaghlian, creator of The Wander Life Blog, for sharing this translation with us.  The following is a translation of the speech given by Uruguay President José Mujica at the Rio +20 Summit on June 20, 2012 in front of representatives of 139 from around the World. GARD Pro Not Registered To all of […]

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Fossil Fuels and Politics

Is It A Lack Of Education Or Do We Really Not Care?

Guest post written by Alex Duthie from Find Energy Savings. When it comes to putting something on the political agenda, our politicians seem to be taking a big risk with renewables. Because as it turns out – Americans are not very well educated when it comes to what all this green stuff means.GARD Pro Not […]

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New Zealand Milford Sound

What New Zealand Can Teach the Rest of the World When it Comes to Renewable Energy

This guest post is by Alex Duthie of Find Energy Savings. With a long standing commitment to the environment, New Zealand (NZ) is a country which has built its reputation on its clean image. It is part of the country’s background and it is built into its future. Tourism relies on the country being untarnished and […]

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Corruption in Malaysia Borneo Rainforest Cleared

21 NGOs from 9 Countries Ask for UN Involvement in Malaysia Corruption Scandal

Abdul Taib Mahmud, a politician in Malaysia since 1981, was found to be corruptly taking government land and destroying the Borneo rainforest at the same time. This was discovered in December 2011 when land registry records were leaked. Since that time the Malaysian government was given time to take care of this corruption. However, authorities […]

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Dr. Bronner Industrial Hemp Steel Cage Protest

CEO of Dr. Bronner’s Arrested for “Possession of About 10 Pounds of Marijuana”

After locking himself inside a steel cage, in front of the White House, to protest the laws against cultivating industrial hemp Dr. Bronner was arrested by the police. The protest was in response to a White House statement combining the non-drug industrial hemp with marijuana. This policy is restricting American farmers from cultivating hemp, even […]

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Corruption in Malaysia Borneo Rainforest Cleared

Corruption in Malaysia: Taib Family is Destroying Borneo Rainforest in Oil Palm Land Grab

Leaked land registry records show the corruption of Malaysian politician and his family are taking government land and destroying the Borneo rainforest as they build palm oil plantations. The growing demand for palm oil and palm kernel oil add to the amount of rainforest land all over the world being cleared at an unprecedented rate. […]

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Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act of 2009 Recently Introduced

With the aim to help America reinvent how we produce and use energy, US Senators John Kerry (Democrat – Massachusetts) and Barbara Boxer (Democrat – California) just introduced their “Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act.” Millions of Americans will be able to get back to work, the environment and our children's health will be […]

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White House is Closer to Passing Global Warming Legislation

President Obama is calling for Congress to send him a comprehensive climate bill. We cannot sit and wait for the economy to get better on its own; it's time to rebuild America. Help the Environmental Defense Action Fund raise one million dollars in the next 30 days. We need to educate the rest of America […]

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