Technology

October 4, 2011 to October 7, 2011

Greenbuild NEXT International Conference and Expo

Greenbuild NEXT, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, will be the first time the U.S. Green Building Council is hosting Greenbuild outside the United States. The conference and expo will celebrate what's NEXT for green building.

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"Their Mission: To Build a Better Toilet"

"NO wonder they are called conveniences. Flush toilets swirl human waste down the drain quickly and neatly. But the convenience comes with a rising price for all that follows the flush — a cost that is often paid by municipal water and sewage treatment systems.

Now some groups are rethinking the venerable technology of the flush toilet, particularly for regions that lack such systems or for places where waste water treatment plants, many of them aging, are overburdened by the demands of fast-growing populations.

Source: NY Times, 08/15/2011
January 16, 2012 to January 19, 2012

World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi

Every year, WFES gathers world leaders, international policy makers, industry leaders, investors, experts, academia, intellectuals and journalists to find practical and sustainable solutions for today's energy security, climate change challenges and the advancement of clean technology. The upcoming 5th edition of the event in Abu Dhabi will promote innovation and investment opportunities surrounding alternative energy, clean technology and environment.

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New Environment-Related CRS Reports Available

Congress still forbids the Congressional Research Service to release publicly reports that taxpayers have paid for. Thanks to groups like the Federation of American Scientists, however, taxpayers can read the reports online despite the charade.

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August 17, 2011 to August 19, 2011

International Conference on Environmental Pollution and Remediation (ICEPR 2011)

ICEPR is a series of international conferences held yearly to address environmental pollution and new advances in remediation. These conferences focus on all aspects of Environmental Science, Engineering, and Technology. International ASET and the University of Ottawa will be hosting this conference.

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New Media Toolkit

Created by the Renaissance Journalism Center, a project of San Francisco State University’s Journalism Department, these online tools, tutorials and resources are "designed to help nonprofits and ethnic and community news organizations navigate the often intimidating and ever-evolving new media landscape." Includes Video, Social Media, Monitoring & Metrics, Blogging, Audio and SEO.

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August 7, 2011 to August 12, 2011

Ecological Society of America's (ESA) 96th Annual Meeting

The Austin, TX meeting, which has the theme "Earth Stewardship: Preserving and enhancing the earth's life-support systems," is expected to draw more than 3,500 scientists, policy makers, educators and concerned citizens to share emerging research and explore strategies to enhance community-based approaches to global responsibility.

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