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February 20, 2013
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  • NASA looks to improve satellites' ability to monitor air quality
    NASA is using airplanes to test air quality in California's Central Valley as part of its five-year, $30 million mission to improve the ability of satellites to monitor pollution. Data gleaned from the program allow researchers to compare observations taken from space, from ground level and in the air. Tests also will be conducted in Houston and Colorado and have been done in Baltimore. (2/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Why recycling of e-waste makes dollars and sense
    Recycling of electronic waste reduces trash, recovers valuable resources and is a global concern, writes Ariel Schwartz. Only three countries, including the U.S., recycle even 15% of cellphones. This article's accompanying infographics look at worldwide e-waste and its cost. FastCoExist (2/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Other News
5 tips for managing negative online comments
The Internet gives your customers a voice online, but what can you do when that voice is yelling negative comments? With 5 tips, you can learn how to positively respond and help direct the conversation. Read the article and learn the 5 ways to respond positively.

  • ISO offers tips on credible environmental labeling
    Eco-labeling is becoming confusing to consumers, says a study from August. To counter this, the International Organization for Standardization has issued three standards to give manufacturers guidelines on creating environmental labeling and declarations that are credible and clear to consumers. Environmental Leader (2/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Can eateries take a bigger role in reducing food waste?
    Restaurants can play a key role in helping consumers stop wasting food, starting with reducing portion sizes and encouraging patrons to take home leftovers, writes sustainability consultant Nancy Himmelfarb. Eateries are also in a position to create regular dialogues to educate customers about the negative impact of wasting food. (2/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
How SDN Makes Campus Networks Better
When should agencies adopt SDN? IDC reports that SDN provides immediate benefits for government campus networks, including modernized IT infrastructures that are more agile, cost-effective, and collaborative.
Read this new IDC paper to learn more.

  Career Focus 
  • Public-speaking tips from Aristotle
    YouTube/John Baldoni
    Leaders should learn from Aristotle when it comes to planning a public speech or presentation, says John Baldoni. That means keeping things simple, and repeatedly signposting your key points. "Tell 'em what you're going to tell 'em, tell 'em, then tell 'em what you told 'em," Baldoni says. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership (2/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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