Michael Specht

A blog from Australia looking at technology, management, Human Resources (HR) and recruitment.

Entries Tagged as 'Environment'

Are laser printers dangerous?

August 1st, 2007 · 2 Comments · Environment, General, Technology ·

It seems so. A team of researchers in Brisbane have found that some laser printers emit small particles into the air. Potential effects range from respiratory irritation to effects on the cardiovascular system and cancer, Professor Lidia Morawska from the Queensland University of Technology says. Professor Morawska, who is the director of the International Laboratory […]

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Water usage

April 30th, 2007 · 1 Comment · Environment ·

In Australia we are in the middle of a particularly bad drought, in Melbourne the dams supplying drinking water capacity are down to approximately 38% and falling between 0.5-1% a week. Without rain in the near future we conceivable will be without drinking water this time next year. Our households, like many others, have been […]

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The 9 year old and the future

March 26th, 2007 · 10 Comments · Environment, Future, Learning, Recruitment ·

Over the weekend our 9 year old expressed an interesting in getting Google Reader setup on his PC as he wanted to read stuff like Dad. This got me thinking again about what he and his generation will expect in a technology sense from their employers when he enters the workforce in 10-12 years. His […]

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One hour that could save your life

March 2nd, 2007 · 4 Comments · Environment, General ·

Ok the title might be attention grabbing but the cause is worth it. There is a movement up in Sydney called EarthHour and the idea is for 1 hour everyone in Sydney should turn off all of their lights. It is being supported by the World Wildlife Foundation Australia and The Sydney Morning Herald (a […]

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The environment

October 26th, 2006 · 4 Comments · Environment, Future, Personal ·

A few connected thoughts. The environment, climate change, and global warming are the talking point of every politician and news organisation at the moment. I get the feeling that there has been a “tipping point” reached and we might actually be making some progress here. Not sure what the trigger event was, maybe Al Gore’s […]

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