Norman Ollestad was eleven when the plane carrying him and three others, his father among them, collided with a blizzard-enshrouded mountain. After a nine hour descent, inching his way down frozen cliffs, he was the only survivor.
Why stay in a hotel when you can mingle with like-minded travelers in an eco-friendly environment? From city centers to the great outdoors, we pick a dozen of the best places in North America for backpackers to lay their heads in sustainable style.
Earlier this year the Six Flags Inc. is adding green throughout their 20 theme-park locations, but many are so behind the scenes that you may not have noticed. One rather expensive switch has been to install Ecomfort
Outside of Mexico City, delegates from the world's 17 biggest economies are meeting this week to further negotiate international climate agreements. Issues on the table include funding for forest protection, mid-term and
With every traumatic event in life, there is always a team of clever marketers waiting to capitalize on peoples fear. It is the very basis of smart marketing. It is one thing to tell people to use their moisturizer or they will get
As we wait for answers on the source of the current H1N1 influenza outbreak, TED looks below the surface with a short interview with global health and emerging disease expert Laurie Garrett. Garrett is the author of
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Dear Pablo: I have been following the media field day on the outbreak of swine flu but I can't help but wonder if factory farms are to blame for swine flu?What Is Swine Flu?First of all let me clarify that Swine Flu, or
Here in Japan, face masks are a common sight. Visitors often wonder why ordinary people wear what appears to be white surgical masks as they take the subway or walk around town. Face masks have evolved as a kind of courtesy: if you
Obama met with Mexican President Felipe Calderon yesterday, and one outcome of their talks was a partnership to combat climate change and promote clean energy. According to Reuters, the aptly named "US-Mexico Bilateral Framework on
Unknown to each other, two world script writers have helped ensure the long term reliability of cheap US natural gas supplies. Hollywood celebrities won't suffer LNG depots in sight of their lovely coast. That's plot
When Michael Chertoff was in charge of Homeland Security, he took the environment seriously. He justified the wall he was building between Mexico and the United States:
....there are also environmental reasons to stop illegal
Here is an interesting bit of design that shows a different way of thinking. It is a storage unit, the start of a whole system, from Mexican designer Christian Vivanco. "From a Lost City" is inspired by the informal architecture of shanty
Mexico City's minister of the environment, Martha Delgado, announced Friday that in August a pilot project requiring students to take school buses instead of private vehicles to school at 10 private schools would commence.
School children in Brazil, India and Mexico have something to cheer about today as the Dell YouthConnect Grants, were announced totaling $2.7 million USD split among 11 organizations. Solar panels to power new computer labs;
It was a big week for renewable energy in Mexico. Yesterday we reported that Wal-Mart Mexico has just installed a 174 KW solar array on the roof of one of its stores in the northern city of Aguascalientes. Thursday also brought the launch of one of the
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Wal Mart Mexico's Solar Array Signals Longer Term Goals
Lloyd said it before — it's getting harder to hate Wal Mart. Yes, they are a gigantic retail monolith selling an awful lot of stuff. But of all the gigantic retai