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Hi-Tech Concrete

New concrete from C-Crete Technologies is stronger than traditional concrete and produces less CO2 in production. Winner of MIT $100k business plan contest (304 entries). http://bit.ly/dAcbYQ

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Focus on Soot

Soot (aka black carbon) plays a much larger role in global warming than previously thought. It is also easier to limit than CO2. http://econ.st/10hkYMP

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Keep Your Clunker

"Cash for Clunkers" programs can be a bad deal for the environment: they encourage producing a new vehicle, and they often don't make a big dent in fuel consumption. Washington Post: http://bit.ly/aBKMkM

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Don't Drink Water from Fiji

Why is drinking bottled water shipped from halfway around the world considered cool? Isn't it absurdly wasteful? Mother Jones http://bit.ly/arjT5P

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If You Seek Global Cooling, Use The Right Technique

Wired Magazine reviews geoengineering proposals for global cooling. The two that are most promising: stratospheric aerosols and cloud or mechanical albedo increase. Wired http://bit.ly/9BC6Oe

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Concerned about Global Warming? Fly Less

As much as 3/4 of a white collar professional's carbon footprint is from air travel. In terms of personal behavior, flying is the main thing that matters (by far). NY Times: http://nyti.ms/W7bDVa

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New Drywall Requires No Kilns

Traditional drywall requires heating to 500 degrees Fahrenheit, producting 20 billion pounds of greenhouse gases per year. New process requires only 20% of energy. Popular Science "Best of 2008" selection. http://bit.ly/4Gj71z

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Incentivize Voluntary Corporate Compliance for Carbon Reduction

The Carbon Disclosure Project receives voluntary carbon reporting and reduction from corporations. http://www.cdproject.net

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Don't Cremate - Freeze Dry

A new freeze-drying process has only 25% of the carbon footprint of cremation. http://bit.ly/uvbUuN

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Build Carbon Offsets into the Supply Chain

A process of investing carbon offset activities the supply chain, known as "insetting", renders the process less controversial and more beneficial. The Guardian (via Aspen Ideas) http://bit.ly/1CjhP0s

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