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A Growing Role for Tourism in Sustainable Development

In a somewhat surprising report, The U.N. Environment Programme says one of the most promising green industries — at least when it comes to creating economic growth, reducing poverty, fueling job creation and addressing major e…

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Ethanol, the Next Generation: Why Corn Is Out and Cellulose Is In

It has become clear to politicians and scientists that corn-based ethanol isn’t the solution for creating a home-grown fuel source. Enter “cellulosic ethanol,” made from wood chips, weeds or algae. Could it be the fuel of the fu…

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Who Wins in the Dispute Between Airlines and Online Ticket Sites?

New technology is leading to changes in business relationships between airlines and online ticketing sites. It’ll take a while for the new landscape to settle down, but the near-term result could be potential windfalls for some …

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Global Confidence: Latin America Is Most Upbeat

Two recent reports suggest that there’s great variation in global confidence levels, both in the U.S. and abroad. And the U.S. isn’t exactly the home of the confident. Latin America, led by a booming Brazil, leads the world in c…

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Logging In to Art from Around the World

The VIP Air Fair, which starts this Saturday, will feature 7,500 pieces of art by more than 2,000 artists, from nearly 140 galleries in 30 different countries — and it will be held entirely online. Could online viewing change t…

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