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Greenpeace Guide to Greener Electronics

Consumers who want to consider environmental responsibility before making their next electronics purchase should consult Greenpeace's sixteenth edition of their 'Guide to Greener Electronics,' which ranks the 18 top manufacturers of personal computers, mobile phones, TVs and games consoles according to their policies on toxic chemicals, recycling and climate change. Greenpeace's mission is to get...

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Light Friday: Holographic Telecommuting

Plus: A Self-Flying Car, Tarantula Terror Studies, Close-Up Comet Photos and an Engine-Free Speedster Plane. The Autonomous Helicopter-Jeep Building a flying car or a car that drives itself to fulfill our vision of the future would be one thing, but a flying car that flies itself is another level of sci-fi-turned-reality altogether. The United States military's Defense Advanced Research Projects...

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Sustainability Spotlight: NREL's Clean Energy Forum Nurtures Innovation

Close to 500 participants from the investment community recently attended the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL) 23rd Industry Growth Forum. Highlighting clean energy industry technology and business developments, the fourm featured presentations from 34 emerging clean energy companies and served as an ideal venue for them to prepare, refine, and present their business to a wide range...

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Top 15 Military-Friendly Employers

Military vets returning to the workforce do so at a difficult time. However, this Veterans Day, new data highlight private-sector firms that are eager to hire military veterans despite the slowdown in job creation. Although private-sector hiring is slowly improving — employment in the private sector has risen by 1.1 million since December 2009 — military veterans returning to the...

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Environmental and Sustainability Management Tools Consolidated into Easy to Use Matrix

The Global Environmental Management Initiative (GEMI) has developed a how-to/where to resource for professionals seeking guidance on addressing environmental and sustainability management issues. The GEMI Solutions Tools Matrix is intended to serve as a navigational guide to assist companies in their own pursuit of environmental, health, and safety (EHS) and sustainability excellence by guiding...

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Green Beer All Year Long - Ontario Beer Container Recycling Rate Hits 92%

According to ts annual packaging recycling report, The Beer Store, a province-wide chain funded by brewers that acts as the de facto alcohol sales and container recycling system, collected 2.1 billion bottles, cans and kegs between May 2009 and April 2010. A deposit on all alcohol containers and easy access to recycling are being credited for pushing Ontario's recycling rate for beer, wine and...

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2010 Reader Satisfaction Survey: Tell Us What You Think of IMT

How are we doing? Let us know how we can improve IMT and better help you stay ahead of the competition. By taking two minutes to complete our 2010 Reader Satisfaction Survey, you will help shape our content for the year to come. As a token of our appreciation, respondents will be entered in a drawing to win a luxury Citizen watch. In a rapidly changing economy, IMT works hard to provide the...

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Algae to Become the Big Guns of Biofuel

As we previously reported, there is a lot of research and development behind algae this year and for good reason. The promise of algae biofuel process itself offers two highly sought after benefits; the capture and conversion of carbon dioxide to offset  polluting and the production of other products like low emissions biodiesel and fertilizers. Companies like PetroAlgae, Algae.Tec and...

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How to Kick the Micromanaging Habit

Managers should be involved in their employees' work, but when a boss becomes over-involved, it can be a detriment. Here we look at some ways to avoid micromanaging. Obsessing over minor details and offering instruction for tasks that are an employee's responsibility can be harmful to performance and lead to worker dissatisfaction. Knowing how and when to avoid micromanaging is vital to keeping a...

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Workplace Bullying Runs Rampant

A spate of recent suicides highlights the tragic effects of prolonged bullying. While many consider it a schoolyard issue, bullying is an all-too-common problem in the workplace for millions of Americans. Bullying has gained prominence in recent months following a spate of suicides by bullied students. Kids being bullied at school isn't a new issue. In fact, half of all high school students say...

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