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This Directory is a place where we can monitor the consequences of our collective actions regarding alternative energy solutions and whether or not the adversely impact the earth on which we live.

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The earth is our stewardship. How we treat it will depend on the quality of life for generations to come. Then there is the "Law of Unintended Consequences"..."each cause has more than one effect, and these effects will invariably include at least one unforeseen side effect".

Research and Development

Tools

  • IA TOOLS = Provides expert and non-expert with guidance on the main steps to be followed to perform an impact assessment. It contains an inventory of social, economic and environmental impact indicators.
  • Low Impact Living Calculator - Calculate the environmental impact score for your household, and view great green projects for your home.
  • Environmental Impact Assessment Review - A refereed, interdisciplinary journal serving a global audience of practitioners, policy-makers and academics.
  • Search tool for Envronmental Impact Statements
  • EPA EIS Database All EISs prepared by federal agencies are filed with EPA. Each week, EPA publishes in the Federal Register a "Notice of Availability" for all of the EISs filed with EPA during the previous week. EPA publishes this notice each Friday; if a holiday falls on Friday, the notice is published on Thursday.
  • Urban Environmental Management

Directories

Politics

  • PAC - Environmental Action Organizations.

Commentary

  • Humor > Environment > Impact > Conservation >
    Earth Hour a Superficial, Cheap Conscience Salve (Video) [Caution: crude language and humor] - In a recap of 2011, comedian, Deek Jackson, provides a hilarious and insightful overview of all the hypocrisy and shallowness of "Earth Hour". He later also addresses the rising oil prices. "The ultimate environmental indulgence: ...In exchange for just one hour spent in the dark, you can be absolved of all consumerist sins accrued over the rest of the year." (YouTube / FKN Newz; January 24, 2012)

Impacts

  • Revealed: the environmental impact of Google searches - Performing two Google searches from a desktop computer can generate about the same amount of carbon dioxide as boiling a kettle for a cup of tea, according to new research. (Note: More Junk Science. Read the comments!) Includes video. (Times Online; Jan. 11, 2009)

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Discussion

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See also

GENERAL NATURE

ENERGY IN NATURE

MAN AND NATURE

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