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The Environmental Toll Of Our Smart Tech Obsession

A smiling, talking fridge might seem fun. But what happens when it has said all it has to say?
Photograph: David McNew/AFP/Getty Images
via The Environmental Toll Of Our Smart Tech Obsession | HuffPost.

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Ford to invest $11bn and have 40 hybrid and fully electric vehicles by 2022

“The planned investment is significantly higher than the previously announced target of $4.5bn by 2020.”
Photograph: Brendan Mcdermid/Reuters
via Ford to invest $11bn and have 40 hybrid and fully electric vehicles by 2022 | Environment | The Guardian.

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Shell doubles up on green spending and vows to halve carbon footprint

Anglo-Dutch giant to spend $2bn on wind power, biofuels and electric cars as it bows to shareholder pressure by setting new company climate change target
Photograph: Alamy
Source: The Guardian

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Support Us on Black Friday!

Support us when you shop on Black Friday. Go to smile.amazon.com/ch/27-3021913 and Amazon donates to Gainesville Environmental Film and Arts Festival.

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The Koch brothers have reportedly put up $550m to buy Time Inc – why?

The rightwing billionaires are believed to be backing Meredith’s bid for the renowned media group but it is not the most obvious move for the brothers.

Source: The Guardian

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It’s Time to Tie Executive Compensation to Sustainability

Despite conflicting messages about climate change from U.S. government leaders, sustainability is getting more and more attention at American companies.

Source: Harvard Business Review

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Out of office: a guide to taking a holiday from your smartphone

The belief that you needed to be connected to the office 24/7 can lead to burnout. An expert explains how business owners can log off on holiday

Source: The Guardian

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Warren Buffett Donates Over $3 Billion In Stock To Gates Foundation, 4 Other Charities

Warren Buffett on Monday donated roughly $3.17 billion of Berkshire Hathaway Inc stock to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and four family charities, his largest contribution in a more than decade-long plan to give away his fortune.

 
Source: Warren Buffett Donates Over $3 Billion In Stock To Gates Foundation, 4 Other Charities

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The age of The Intrapreneur

Here’s an interesting story I wrote about Intrapreneurship for the global firm Atlas Copco. Many thanks to Dr. Michael Morris Professor of Entrepreneurship at UF’s Warrington Biz School for valuable background information! The story begins on page 45: The age of the Intrapreneur

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Solar Power Will Kill Coal Faster Than You Think

Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s outlook shows renewables will be cheaper almost everywhere in just a few years.
Source: Solar Power Will Kill Coal Faster Than You Think

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‘Washington can’t stop Americans’: Michael Bloomberg pledges to pay US share of Paris climate funding

US billionaire Michael Bloomberg has offered $15 million to UN efforts to tackle climate change after President Donald Trump announced he is pulling the United States out of the Paris Climate Accord.
Source: ‘Washington can’t stop Americans’: Michael Bloomberg pledges to pay US share of Paris climate funding

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Why Trump Actually Pulled Out Of Paris

It wasn’t because of the climate, or to help American business. He needed to troll the world—and this was his best shot so far.
Source: Why Trump Actually Pulled Out Of Paris

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Donald Trump Pulls U.S. Out Of Paris Accord In Crushing Blow To Climate Fight

The United States will pull out of the Paris Agreement on combating climate change, President Donald Trump announced Thursday, a decision that makes good on one of his key campaign pledges but deals a devastating setback to international efforts to curb global warming.
“I’m fighting every day for the great people of this country,” Trump said […]

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Why Trump’s Evangelical Base Won’t Much Care If We Leave The Paris Accord

President Donald Trump is reportedly planning to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change, a move that is unlikely to ruffle his evangelical base.
Under the terms of the deal, the U.S. cannot officially withdraw until November 2019. But in signaling an exit from the deal, Trump would make good on one of his major […]

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While You Obsessed Over Trump’s Scandals, He’s Fundamentally Changed The Country

On the morning of May 12, Attorney General Jeff Sessions revealed that he had instructed federal prosecutors to begin pursuing lengthier prison sentences for drug offenders.
It was a draconian change in approach that flew in the face of a growing bipartisan agreement on sentencing reform. “He’s completely discarded what has been an emerging consensus about […]

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Trump Quitting Paris Climate Deal Is About Ideology, Not Business

Quitting the Paris Agreement, as President Donald Trump has decided to do, will have steep political and economic costs.
But for an embattled president, it does offer one benefit: It fulfills a campaign promise popular with his base and appeases the members of his administration who are ideologically opposed to anything that smacks of globalism or […]

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The Guardian view on a trustworthy web: it’s up to us | Editorial

Editorial: Global internet companies have become a sophisticated and target-driven industry. Sir Tim Berners-Lee is right to warn about their power but not entirely right about what to do about them
Source: The Guardian view on a trustworthy web: it’s up to us | Editorial

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Barack Obama on food and climate change: ‘We can still act and it won’t be too late’

The former president addresses some of the biggest problems facing the world, and what we can do about them
Source: Barack Obama on food and climate change: ‘We can still act and it won’t be too late’

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France Declares All New Rooftops Must Be Topped With Plants Or Solar Panels | CSGlobe

A new law recently passed in France mandates that all new buildings that are built in commercial zones in France must be partially covered in either plants
Source: France Declares All New Rooftops Must Be Topped With Plants Or Solar Panels | CSGlobe

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Photographer Clyde Butcher is recovering from a stroke, and is eager to return to the Everglades

The renowned Everglades photographer has suffered a stroke. His family said the stroke has not affected his brain, but it has impaired the right side of his body.
Source: Photographer Clyde Butcher is recovering from a stroke, and is eager to return to the Everglades

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