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Weekly Industry Crib Sheet: Top Cities for Recent College Grads

Plus: Jobless Claims Increase and Label Shipments to Grow. Top U.S. Cities for Recent College Grads As summer draws to a close, many recent college graduates are facing the same challenges as the rest of the country: looking for jobs in an environment of high unemployment. As more people look for work among fewer available positions, job-seeking 2011 grads may choose to expand their search by...

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And the Greenest Country On Earth Is... Um, Wait A Second...

Finding the greenest country on earth isn't as easy as you might think. And we're not talking about which country looks the greenest from 30,000 feet. That would be Ireland. Since my funding request to ThomasNet for an all-expense paid round the world trip to determine once and for all the greenest country on earth seems to have gotten held up somewhere in the bureaucracy, we had to look at...

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Light Friday: Mondays Can Be Miserable

Plus: Unveiling a Mini-Hotel for Air Travelers and Discovering a New Earth-like Planet. Mini-Hotel for Weary Air Travelers For all the road warriors out there, Russian architecture and design firm Arch Group has designed a miniature hotel intended for use in airports, railroad stations and even expo centers. The Sleepbox pod is 7 feet deep and 9 feet tall, and has all the amenities needed to...

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Americans Value Manufacturing but are Doubtful about its Future

Americans strongly value manufacturing's role in U.S. competitiveness and economic stability, but many have doubts about its long-term prospects, new survey findings indicate. The majority of the United States public continues to view manufacturing as a vital contributor to the nation's quality of life, its overall economic health and its global standing, a new study says. Based on a survey of...

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Will a New Carbon Emissions Fee Choke the Shipping Industry?

When thinking about cutting carbon emissions, the usual suspects come to mind: trains, planes and automobiles. What about ships? Turns out a new proposal is on the table from Germany, France and the Worldwide Fund for Nature that proposes a carbon price for ships at around $25 per ton of carbon dioxide emitted. Is this the right way forward? Here's why this group wants to impose the fee, from...

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Sustainability Spotlight: Aluminum Can Recycling Hits a High

Americans are getting the message about recycling - in 2010, instead of tossing empty cans in the nearest ordinary trashcan,  almost 6 out of every 10 aluminum beverage cans were instead tossed into the nearest recycling bin. This amounts to nearly 56 billion cans entering the recycling stream. Considering that it takes 95 percent less energy to produce a can from recycled material, the amount...

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Purdue University Offers Sustainability Certificate Programs

In response to the increase in green manufacturing, Purdue University in Indianapolis, Indiana has available a Green Enterprise Development (GreenED) workforce training program. This program is intended for organizations interested in effectively and efficiently applying the latest environmentally friendly practices. The GreenED program offers Purdue University Certificates in: - Green Generalist...

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University of Tennessee hopes to win Solar Decathlon with "Living Light" house

Amy Howard is trying really hard to remember a time when she wasn't working on her current passion. As the Project Manager for the University of Tennessee's entry into the Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon competition, which has been going on for years but finally will declare a winner later this month, Howard has eaten, slept and breathed the project for more than two years. She has...

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The 2020 Workplace: How Innovative Companies Attract, Develop, and Keep Tomorrow's Employees Today

In The 2020 Workplace, authors Jeanne C. Meister and Karie Willyerd look to the future, outlining strategies for attracting, training and retaining the most talented employees in tomorrow's workplace. What companies need to know — and do — to win and hold on to tomorrow's best employees. The workplace of the future is being shaped today by Web 2.0 — a collection of breakthrough...

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