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Lessons from the Village

January 1, 2011

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Sólheimar is a sustainable community located in the south-east of Iceland where about a hundred individuals live and work together. The community is composed for the most part, about 45%, of adults with mental handicaps. The village was founded in 1930 by Sesselja Hreindís Sigmundsdóttir (1902-1974) who initially wanted to help orphan children with mental […]

The Shale Gas Rush

December 1, 2010

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While some nations are investing in the development of technologies to provide renewable energy, others are putting their trust in companies that are digging deeper and deeper for hydrocarbons. In North America, the hydrocarbon giants are now drilling three kilometers down into the earth to extract natural gas from within shale formations. Unfortunately however, this […]