Top Green, Business and Tech Posts of the Week


Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailYou’ve had a busy week. It’s hard to stay on top of the news. But you hate missing the good stuff. Not to worry, here is a collection of eight posts from a variety of sources that you will find interesting, thought provoking and maybe even a little concerning.


Ask These Questions About Your Professional Network Before It's Too Late

Ask These Questions About Your Professional Network Before It’s Too Late

When your boss calls you to your office to let you know you’re being downsized it’s a little late to start thinking about your professional network…


Headstone for an Apocalypse

Headstone for an Apocalypse

Just across the river from New York City, the looming cliffs of the Palisades are monuments to a global-warming catastrophe.


Flickr Cofounders Launch Slack, An Email Killer

Flickr Cofounders Launch Slack, An Email Killer

If someone I worked with emailed me Id probably fire them says Slack cofounder Stewart Butterfield. What changes and doesn’t when we ditch email for…


Halfway Through 2013, The 5 Worst Extreme Weather Events Show The Damage Is As Bad As Ever

Halfway Through 2013, The 5 Worst Extreme Weather Events Show The Damage Is As Bad As Ever

The 25 most damaging events took a combined 1,100 lives and caused $188 billion in damages.


Power grid increasingly vulnerable to severe weather, report says

Power grid increasingly vulnerable to severe weather, report says

Americans are more vulnerable to major power outages because of severe weather driven by climate change, a federal report says.


Killer Heat Waves in Northeast Asia and Climate Change to Come

Killer Heat Waves in Northeast Asia and Climate Change to Come

Northeast Asia is on fire. Yesterday temperatures in Shanghai hit an all-time high of 105.4ºF (40.8ºC), the hottest day in the coastal megacity since Chinese officials began keeping records some 140 years ago — during the Qing dynasty. On Aug. 12 the heat reached 105.


Heat Waves Projected To Double By 2020, Quadruple By 2040

Heat Waves Projected To Double By 2020, Quadruple By 2040

BERLIN, Aug 15 (Reuters) – The areas of the world hit by heatwaves are set to double in size by 2020 and continue to grow in coming decades, as heat-trapping greenhouse gases warm the global climate, scientists in Germany and Spain said on Thursday.


  The people are hungry: The link between food and revolution

The people are hungry: The link between food and revolution

Rising food prices are one of the hidden causes of Egypt’s conflict. And they’ll keep fueling discontent until we come up with a better system.

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