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BBC Web Game Lets You Feel Full Force of Political Decisions

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The BBC’s free web-based game Climate Challenge lets you to take a shot at cutting down on green house gases while growing the economy, staying on budget, and keeping the public happy. Play it too aggressively and you’ll get voted out of office. You may even be told, “You were a deeply unpopular leader who cared nothing for the happiness of the population.”

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Sundance Film Fest highlights “The Last Mountain”

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The Sundance Film Festival, which was held January 20-30, featured an online side venture sponsored by Timberland. That mini-site has trailers for four films that the boot company especially wanted to highlight, and those four films vied for the title Timberland Flick Pick.

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Cancun Climate Conference: Talking Points

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In the opening speech for the UN Climate Change Conference in Cancun, which started November 29 and runs through December 10, Mexican President Felipe Calderón cited last year’s hurricane in Mexico, this year’s floods in Pakistan, and fires in Russia as examples of natural disasters brought about by climate change

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Reducing Your Company’s Carbon Footprint — Through Logistics

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Trying to reduce your company's carbon footprint? MIT engineering professor David Simchi-Levi suggests taking a systematic look at the logistics involved in your supply chain -- and then carefully analyzing the data to understand the greenhouse gas emissions impact of your logistics choices, the MIT News Office reports.

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Playing Russian Roulette — With the Gun Pointed at Our Children

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How can you explain to ordinary people the dangers of not taking action to lower the risks associated with climate change in the future?

That's a question MIT Sloan School professor John Sterman has given thought to -- which was evident when he gave a presentation on climate change last week at a systems thinking conference at MIT.

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Good management = less energy use

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Here's an intriguing finding from a new working paper:  Companies that use modern management best practices tend to also use less energy. A team of researchers from Stanford, the London School of Economics and Cambridge University studied a sample of mid-sized manufacturing companies in the U.K.

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Turn Waste into Profit

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"By-product synergy networks" and "industrial symbiosis" are not exactly catchy terms — but they describe an idea that's getting increasing interest in both the business and academic worlds.

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