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Christian

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10 years 11 months ago

<p>I'm an avid fly fisher, and often head to the Deschutes River in Central Oregon to fish for trout and steelhead. Earlier this year, I noticed a sign newly installed at an access point warning anglers about <a href="http://www.protectyourwaters.net/hitchhikers/mollusks_new_zealand_mudsna... New Zealand mud snail</a>, a highly invasive species. The NZMS is notorious for how fast it reproduces. The individuals are just a few millimeters in size, but with no natural predators can quickly...


10 years 11 months ago

<p>Transparency is the new black. You can't be a good corporate citizen without it. Customers, NGOs, investors, they all expect it. And effective CSR communications depend on it.</p>
<p>Transparency is often couched in terms of responsibility. As in, a company that pulls back the curtain-showing how it ensures human rights in its supply chain or goes about eliminating toxic substances from its products-is doing the right thing. It's inviting scrutiny and criticism, offering itself up to be measured, likely prompting pressure to change a thing or two. In...


11 years 1 day ago

<p>With the global financial storm raging, it seems more likely than not that we&rsquo;ve entered a new age of frugality, where resourcefulness and conservation will become more ingrained in our daily lives. The changes in our behavior&mdash;both as individuals and as a culture&mdash;could be widespread and dramatic. <br /> <br /> Many of us have already begun to cut down on consumption, putting off big purchases or eliminating small luxuries, like our morning latte. That will probably accelerate. Services that allow people to pool resources to defray costs&mdash;like <a href="http://www.zipcar.com/">Zipcar</a>, the hourly car rental service--could become more diverse and prevalent. Some people might...