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Poll: Do you trust Wal-Mart?

According to these comments and the letters to the editor, there seems to be a bunch of you who don't believe Wal-Mart is actually going to implement their sustainability plans. I think it is time for a Friday poll! Sorry, the poll you are seeking no longer exists. If you’re in a voting mood, suggest a poll and you might just see it on the site.

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Tim Flannery on Big Picture TV

I don't know how they do it, but Big Picture TV has added author and Australian scientist Tim Flannery to their impressive list of talking heads. Tim Flannery wrote The Weather Makers: How Man Is Changing the Climate and What It Means For Life on Earth which was reviewed by Grist back in March. In this four-part series, Flannery chats about the carbon debt, action for solutions, the end of denial, and taxing carbon.

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Print it, email it, digg it, bookmark it, reddit … technologic

All you eagle-eyed Gristmillers might have noticed a small change recently: a toolbar! Each post now includes the following features: A printer-friendly version, which allows you to hide and display comments; email a friend, where you can recommend a post to up to 10 people at a time and include a custom message; add to digg, which nows has an environment category; bookmark to del.icio.us; and add to reddit. Links are the top of each post. Enjoy!

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SB Flix Contest

Create your own PSA

Our friends over at Shifting Baselines have launched a new website and video contest where you can create and submit your own PSA: The contest comes at a time when more than ninety percent of large fish in the oceans are being consumed, coral reefs around the world are dying due to coral bleaching, and large lifeless regions called "dead zones" are expanding each year. The problem of ocean decline has reached global crisis stage. Shifting Baselines' objective is to create solutions by having more effective "communication" to inform people about the problems and the goal of the contest is …

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Media Shower: Game on!

I don't know if anyone else pays attention to the Google ads in Gristmill, but I just clicked on an ad for the game Xeko Mission: Madagascar and, wow, it sounds really cool! I'm all for creative ways of educating the public and this seems like a great way for families to learn about ecosystems. And speaking of gaming, I direct you to this New York Times article by Clive Thompson titled "Saving the World, One Video Game at a Time". Here's a taste: Video games have long entertained users by immersing them in fantasy worlds full of dragons or …

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The City Gas Guzzler

You gotta love this new ad from Greenpeace. Well, unless you're an SUV owner. (Via TH)

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Sundance Channel Green

This just in: Sundance founder, Robert Redford announced today that Sundance Channel will launch SUNDANCE CHANNEL GREEN, a weekly primetime destination block focusing on environmental topics, in early 2007. Consisting of three hours of hosted programming, SUNDANCE CHANNEL GREEN will present original series and documentary premieres about the earth's ecology and concepts of "green" living that balance human needs with responsible environmental stewardship. With SUNDANCE CHANNEL GREEN, Sundance Channel becomes the first television network in the United States to establish a significant, regularly-scheduled programming destination dedicated entirely to the environment. Cool! More below the fold: SUNDANCE CHANNEL GREEN will consist …

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Early warning system set up to detect global warming

This sounds cool: MOUNT ALBION - University of Colorado biologists began installing an alarm system atop this craggy summit Friday, near the Continental Divide west of Boulder. Like the alarm systems in your car or home, this one is designed to detect intruders. But in this case, the invaders are tundra plants moving up from lower elevations in response to global warming. The alarm system is a cluster of mountaintop vegetation plots that will be monitored periodically for decades to come. (Via Digg)

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Funny

(from SFGate via Groovy Green)

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Help wanted: Web geek and word worm

Hey Gristmillers. In case you haven't heard, Grist's editorial and production teams are each seeking an intern to work in our lovely new office. So, if you possess some HTML and Photoshop skills, or are a fact-checker extraordinaire, and want to work with some of the coolest people in Seattle, check these internships out.

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