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Four Years of Bright Green Canadian Solutions

This article was written by WorldChanging Canada Editor Mark Tovey in November 2008. This month we've been showcasing some of the best of the 382 articles we've published, in celebration of four years of WorldChanging Canada. Our very first post...

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The World's Free Virtual School: an interview with Salman Khan

This article was written by Hassan Masum in September 2009. This month we're showcasing some of our best, in celebration of four years of WorldChanging Canada. Salman Khan is the man behind Khan Academy, a 2009 Tech Award winning site...

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A unique approach to nation-building

This article was written by Peter ter Weeme in January 2009. This month we're showcasing some of our best, in celebration of four years of WorldChanging Canada. On Saturday, I returned from Ottawa where I attended the last few days...

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Light pollution: space elevator show-stopper?

This article was written by Karl Schroeder in March 2009. This month we're showcasing some of our best, in celebration of four years of WorldChanging Canada. In the past few years two ideas that were once considered preposterous have begun...

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The Missing Link

This article was written by Jordy Gold in March 2009. This month, we're showcasing some of our best, in celebration of four years of WorldChanging Canada. For years sustainablists have been pushing the corporate sector to go green. A key...

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Shipping containers and world trade

This article was written by Garry Peterson in January 2009. This month we're showcasing some of our best, in celebration of four years of WorldChanging Canada. The BBC is planning to follow and report on the progress of a container...

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New Interfaces on Government

This article was written by Jason Diceman in February 2009. This month we're showcasing some of our best, in celebration of four years of WorldChanging Canada. On the first Saturday after Obama's inspirational inauguration, and just days before Canada's parliament...

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Eco-Business Zone Links Economic and Ecological Goals

This article was written by Kathryn Cooper in June 2008. This month we're showcasing some of our best, in celebration of four years of WorldChanging Canada. Pearson Eco-Business Zone There has been much speculation that the current downturn in the...

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Change Camp Ottawa: Open Data and Open Access

This article was written by WorldChanging Canada Editor Mark Tovey in May 2009. This month we're showcasing some of our best, in celebration of four years of WorldChanging Canada. One of the things that Tracey Lauriault (civicaccess.ca, datalibre.ca) taught me...


Hot Japan's Cool Green Trends

This article was written by Madeline Ashby in September 2008. This month we're showcasing some of our best, in celebration of four years of WorldChanging Canada. There's a commercial here, I wrote to a friend about Japan, and it seems...

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Can pellet fuel make coal plants green?

This article was written by Rod Edwards in May 2010. This month we're showcasing some of our best, in celebration of four years of WorldChanging Canada. A few months ago, I sat down for coffee with Winnipeg entrepreneur and business...


Sustainability Observations from the Road

This article was written by John Lewis in August 2009. This month we're showcasing some of our best, in celebration of four years of WorldChanging Canada. I just recently spent a month away—both for work and for pleasure. My work...


WorldChanging Canada turns 4!

It's November 1st, and that means we've been bringing you bright green articles in a Canadian context for four years now, and we've got more coming! Over the next month, drawing from some of the 382 articles we've published to...

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Restoring the American Chestnut

In an interesting story of restoration ecology, Juliet Eilperin writes about the citizen science movement that is trying to restore the American chestnut. The American chestnut was a dominant tree in the forest of the Eastern US, making up about...

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One night in an Earthship

By Eva Amsen. In early August, I found myself surrounded by garbage: Empty bottles, cans, old tires—all covered in mud—and it was a dream come true. This kind of garbage forms the building blocks of the walls of the self-sustainable...

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100 MPGe X-Prize Winners

The winner of the 100 MPGe X Prize was recently announced (MPGe = miles per gallon or energy equivalent). Here are photographs of some of these highly energy efficient cars, colourfully illustrating the point that large prizes have a role to play in stimulating new green technologies. X-Prize is planning to offer other X-Prizes in the energy and environment space, and are always open for suggestions.

Self organizing traffic lights

Traffic lights are ordinarily set by engineers, based on known local conditions. It turns out that with appropriate sensors, traffic lights that sense and respond to local conditions as a system can reduce delays by 10-30%, with corresponding decreases in fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emission.

Transparency through Freedom of Information

There's a site in the States that submits requests under the Freedom of Information Act, and then makes the results freely available on their website. It's called Government Attic. Anyone know of a project like this for ATIPs in Canada?

The changing face of science

Science 2.0 is hitting the mainstream. This September (3-4), the British Library, Mendeley, and Nature will be hosting a two-day conference in London England (Science Online London 2010).

Scientific discovery game proves its worth

How do you make citizen science both fun and useful? FoldIt, a protein folding discovery game, has been around for a couple of years. Sure, it was fun, but could groups of people outperform supercomputers in solving proteins? It turns out they can, at least for problems involving "radical moves, risks and long-term vision". The resulting paper in Nature has taken the unprecedented step of acknowledging all 57,000 FoldIt players as co-authors.

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