25 May '12, 4pm

Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics: Can Conflicting Data Slow Down Green Living ...: After all, the rallying call of...

Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics: Can Conflicting Data Slow Down Green Living ...: After all, the rallying call of...

This posting compares FAO’s 18% livestock-GHG estimate to the 51% by Robert Goodland and Jeff Anhang (n.b., there are lots of typos in the posting) and proposes that it’s incredibly difficult, if not impossible, to tell where the truth lies. But there is actually a way to tell, as follows. The lead author of FAO’s 18% estimate recently participated on a team led by ILRI’s Mario Herrero in getting a critique of the 51% estimate published — but Herrero et al. could get their critique published not as a regular article, only as a “Commentary,” even by the cattleman-friendly Animal Feed Science and Technology journal. The journal then published a response by Goodland and Anhang, and provided Herrero et al. an opportunity to respond in turn — which you can see they declined to take up, at http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0377840111005177 . The response by Goodl...

Full article: http://sustainablog.org/2012/05/conflicting-data-green-li...

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searchengineland.com 25 May '12, 1pm

I can’t count the number of times I’ve been challenged by advertisers on the topic of trademark search. The question is si...

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greenbiz.com 24 May '12, 11am

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broadcom.com 27 May '12, 1am

Broadcom understands that the equipment deployed in Internet and corporate data centers must provide high-port density and...

Bioengineers Make DNA Into a Living Flash Drive

spectrum.ieee.org 24 May '12, 3pm

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"Our destination is stunningly beautiful, and t...

reelseo.com 28 May '12, 1am

If 35,000 Views for paid youtube ads is good, I'm walking on water because they spent a ton on these ads for very low few ...

Bioengineers Make DNA Into a Living Flash Drive

spectrum.ieee.org 23 May '12, 8pm

Diagram: Drew Endy Rewritable DNA Memory: When patches of DNA whose endpoints are the attachment sites attB and attP encou...

5 ways sustainability managers can use data to make their business case

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greenbiz.com 23 May '12, 12pm

Get top-level support . Columbia Sportswear, as an example, went to employees first when introducing sustainability practi...

New Post: Making Green Living Fun

healthychild.org 31 May '12, 9pm

By the time they were five and seven, they could hike all day -- as long as we included picnics, tree climbing, rock skipp...

Making Green Living Fun - @Healthy_Child

healthychild.org 01 Jun '12, 3pm

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Are IT Data Centers Emerging as a 'Killer App' for Green Power? Part 1

Are IT Data Centers Emerging as a 'Killer App' ...

renewableenergyworld.com 18 May '12, 3pm

Last month, Greenpeace launched a series of coordinated protests at Amazon, Apple and Microsoft locations to draw attentio...