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Tagged with “green” (7)

  1. The Mysteries of the Brain - Part 3

    How do our brains work in everyday life?

    The experiences that we take for granted – talking to a friend, listening to a piece of music, lifting a cup of coffee, tasting a peach – depend for their existence on the intricate and silent workings of several cooperative regions of the brain.

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  2. Can China Go Green? Part two

    The second part of Jonathon Porritt’s report from China, where, amidst the toxic power stations and burgeoning numbers of cars, he finds some extraordinary and pioneering green solutions.

    In two provocative and counter-intuitive programmes, Jonathon Porritt flies in the face of international protest and fear at what China is ‘doing’ to the world’s environment in order to properly explore what’s actually happening across the vast country. Although the Chinese are avid to grow their economy at all costs, Porritt is convinced that they are effectively leap-frogging the older industrial societies of Europe and America and bringing on real long term environmental solutions, sustainable power and eco design.

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  3. Can China Go Green? Part One

    Jonathon Porritt reports from China, where, amidst the toxic power stations and burgeoning numbers of cars, he finds some extraordinary and pioneering green solutions.

    In two provocative and counter-intuitive programmes, Jonathon Porritt flies in the face of international protest and fear at what China is ‘doing’ to the world’s environment in order to properly explore what’s actually happening across the vast country.

    Although the Chinese are avid to grow their economy at all costs, Porritt is convinced that they are effectively leap-frogging the older industrial societies of Europe and America and bringing on real long term environmental solutions, sustainable power and eco design.

    —Huffduffed by nickstreet

  4. Stewart Brand’s ‘Ecopragmatism’

    In the 1960s, Stewart Brand became one of the country’s first and most famous champions of a new ecological awareness. His Whole Earth Catalog spoke to a generation of hippies and back-to-nature commune dwellers.

    Now, at 70, Stewart Brand is calling on environmentalists to reframe their understanding of the problem — and solutions. It’s too late for back-to-nature, he says. Global warming is beyond that.

    To survive now, Brand says, we need nuclear power, genetic engineering, giant cities. We must manage nature or lose civilization.

    This hour, On Point: In the face of global warming, Stewart Brand redefines green.

    http://www.onpointradio.org/2009/10/stewart-brands-ecopragmatism

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