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The Venus Project: Bombastic Dream or Realizable Future?

The Alien Next Door

The Alien Next Door Musings of Nina Munteanu, SF writer and Ecologist Thursday, March 19, 2009 The Venus Project: Bombastic Dream or Realizable Future?

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Government Watchdog Says Climate Change and Weird Weather.

Mother Jones

Government Watchdog Says Climate Change and Weird Weather Will Cost Big Bucks. 2009 December. Skip to Navigation. Skip to Content. Study.

Mountains of Toxic E-Waste in Pakistan are a Goldmine

Green Prophet

Thousands of tons of electronic waste are dumped in Pakistan each year, creating a hazard, and a mountain of opportunities for recyclers.

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The Middle East Nuclear Power Boom Without Toxic Waste Strategy

Green Prophet

However, even if these risks and dangers are minimized, not much has been declared about plans to dispose of toxic nuclear waste.

Europe heading for dismal fail on its zero waste policy on plastics

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The plastics industry is not going to achieve zero waste to landfill until 2037, which is a full 17 years later than its stated 2020 target. On a brighter note, the PlasticsEurope report notes that some overall progress has been made in capturing value from plastics waste. In EU-27, 4.8%

Illegal EU waste shipments on the rise

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith Illegal shipments of hazardous waste from European countries are increasing and are putting the environment and human health in developing countries at risk, so a new report warns. The illegal waste is either exported to other EU countries or non-EU countries, including developing countries. Not here, they say.

Industry responds to Government Strategic Defense Review

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The Society of British Aerospace Companies (SBAC) gave a cautious welcome to the Government’s announcement of the intended Strategic Defense Review (SDR) for the next parliament, and encourages the review to seek input from industry. We are an industry providing security for the nation, the economy and the future.”

Turning waste into a resource

Green (Living) Review

Meet the EcoComplex Project by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Why not have businesses and other groups make use of the garbage and sewage that was piling up every day in Catawba County’s landfills instead of letting it go to waste, was the seemingly simple idea of Barry Edwards. We get something from it.” It can? Need I say more?

British government set out new Climate Change policy

Green (Living) Review

by Micheal Smith (Veshengro) The British government on July 15, 2009 announced its Renewable Energy Strategy (RES) and the Low Carbon Transition Policy. This policy includes carbon budgets for all government departments in the same way as those departments are given financial budgets.

Government sets out plans to cut carbon emissions in farming

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The government has unveiled plans to cut carbon emissions in a bid to tackle climate change and farming is also targeted there. The government themselves admit that farming, land use and waste will only contribute 4% of the emission savings that they hope to make by 2020. This does not compute.

Wave & tidal industry backs Government search for new underwater sites

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Leaders of the UK wave & tidal power sector meeting in Bath recently at the world’s largest ever marine energy conference have backed Government plans to scope English & Welsh waters for new sites. The UK is a leader in the development of this emerging green technology. It has been done before. We do not.

Country can't afford much of defense equipment government wants to buy

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) A think tank has stated that Britain does not need and cannot afford much of the defense equipment that the government wants to buy. What we are seeing here is, yet again, the power of the Military Industrial Complex and the way the government has its fingers in it. What a way to fight a war.

TO MARK EARTH DAY, GREEN PLUG ENDORSES E-STEWARD PROGRAM AS EFFECTIVE RESPONSE TO E-WASTE CRISIS

Green (Living) Review

Manufacturing separate interfaces is both costly and inconvenient to the consumer, and is a significant source of solid waste. The current program respects international definitions and laws pertaining to hazardous waste, among other things, and tracks them to final disposition. More than 2.5 Every year, in the U.S.

Recycling was given a head start at Epsom Derby

Green (Living) Review

We keep getting told that this amount of waste is being recycled when, in fact, it is just the separated waste being collected which is that amount.

Marína of the Zabbaleen - DVD movie review

Green (Living) Review

For almost a century, the Zabbaleen had raised pigs to consume the thousands of tons of organic waste generated daily by Cairo’s residents.

Gasification plant to join planned sustainable business park on the Estuary

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith A high-tech energy-from-waste plant is the latest facility to join the line up of business planned for an “eco-business park” designed to showcase sustainable industries on the Thames Estuary. The only thing that is keeping us from it is vested interests. © M Smith (Veshengro), 2009. Tags: gas from waste

THE SELF-SUFFICIENTISH BIBLE – Book Review

Green (Living) Review

You do not have to give up your urban lifestyle in order to live a greener lifestyle. You can do it right from the city, basically.

More plastics could be recycled at home

Green (Living) Review

However, trials run by the Government-funded Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) suggest that this could soon change.

Sustainable Food – Book Review

Green (Living) Review

Here in the UK prices are maintained artificially by means of government intervention. And then the governments moan about the waste of food.

OneClick IntelliPanel Desktop from Lakeland - Product Review

Green (Living) Review

We’re told that leaving something on standby wastes a staggering £740 million a year, well waste no more! Standby To Save Money! Bingo!

World Environment Day 2009 - What Is It and What You Can Do

The Green Changemakers

The theme for WED 2009 is “ Your Planet Needs You-UNite to Combat Climate Change.” It reflects the urgency for nations to agree on a new deal at the crucial climate convention meeting in Copenhagen some 180 days later in the year, and the links with overcoming poverty and improved management of forests. What is World Environment Day?

What Does the University of Victoria and the Mandala have in Common?

The Alien Next Door

After graduating from UVic her first employment opportunity was a government job with the environment. At March 14, 2009 9:44 AM , SF Girl said.

Environmental Showdown on the Irish Coast

Green Earth Journey

Since 2000, local residents have been fighting a pitched and sometimes bloody battle against Big Oil and the Irish government.

Copenhagen Climate Summit Emissions

Green (Living) Review

Ordinary households get penalized now for creating too much waste while Whitehall and other such locations just carry on regardless; or at least so it would seem. It is, as per usual, one rule for the ordinary folks and one for them up there at the top; those in government. Rhetorical question; answer follows below). Great, eh?

Guerilla Gardening

Green Earth Journey

Also called “pirate gardening”, guerilla gardening is all about improving public spaces and making sure that potential garden spaces don’t go to waste.

Urban Research Symposium 2009

The Green Changemakers

Mr José Lopez, International Conseil Energie Monday, June 29, 2009 Cities and Climate Change in Public Policy Moderator: Daniel Hoornweg, Lead Urban Specialist, World Bank The French Case. pdf) ( presentation - pdf) Le-Yin Zhang, University College London, UK Valuing environmental characteristics in urban slums. Dawson, S. Barr, M. Carney, A.

Don’t Waste Your Waste; Compost and Let Your Garden Grow

Green Life Smart Life

Rather than scold the young whipper-snapper for sullying our tablecloth-sized, weed-laden attempt at sustainable living, I used the opportunity to teach a lesson about giving our “waste” a second life.  I turned to the youngster and half-jokingly asked, “What’re you starting a compost heap or something?”. KITCHEN WASTES. LEAVES.

Britain recycles two-thirds of all packaging

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) According to report released recently by the British government the United Kingdom exceeded E.U. Businesses which handle packaging have a vital role to play in reducing the amount of waste we're sending to landfill and I'm pleased to see they're doing their bit." per cent of the waste collected.

Peru makes a big statement about reusing rather than recycling of electronics

Green (Living) Review

study called "Product or Waste? Importation and End-of-Life Processing of Computers in Peru," and reported at Greener Computing, found that that in Peru imported electronics do not go straight to e-waste dumps to be broken up for recycling but rather 85% of discarded computers sent to the country are reused instead of recycled.

Green Program Launched to Keep City Parks Poo Free

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) DENVER, Colorado, USA, June 2009 – Poo Free Parks, a privately-held company that installs and maintains eco-friendly pet waste bags and dispensers, announces an environmentally responsible, community-based program addressing the issue of dog waste in city parks and along waterways.

Impulse buying reduction tips

Green Living Tips

The economy's in a mess and our governments are encouraging us to spend. Spending is fine, but so much of what we buy these days on a whim is rubbish, and all the additional waste is bad for the environment. Pick up some tips to reduce impulse buying

The Recycling System of the Zabbaleen

Green (Living) Review

Some, at least years ago, for so it was reported in National Geographic Magazine, not only collected and sorted the waste for resale as recyclables but, for instance, reworked and upcycled – much like the Romani-Gypsy have done (and some are still doing) – waste, such as tin cans, into new resalable goods. great shame really.

Former landfill site has been designated contaminated land

Green (Living) Review

Gas is produced from the natural breakdown of the dumped rubbish in this case wood, paper and other wastes, which are creating methane and carbon dioxide. After that time if an agreement cannot be reached the council would serve a remediation notice and seek funds from government to carry out the necessary work. It can be done.

FUTURE FOOD SECURITY

Green (Living) Review

The suggestion of improving efficiency and reducing waste at a household level, combined with ensuring a diverse supply chain, does not go far enough to ensure UK food security. We need a firm approach to develop a policy which will look at all issues, such as increased efficiency and less waste.”

Britain deeper in recession than admitted

Green (Living) Review

Is it not our government that keeps telling us that by early Fall in the current year or thereabouts it is all going too get better again? Instead of throwing good money after bad government should invest in small and large green venture alike to help them succeed, by way of long-term loans. But how can this be? What a shame.

London to get 'flagship' low carbon zones

Green (Living) Review

Speaking at Prince Charles' May Day Summit on Climate Change in May 2009 London's mayor formally invited applications for the LCZ by committing at least £200,000 funding for each one. The zones will be funded by the London Development Agency's recently approved budget for climate change activities and private sponsorship. Go for it, Boris!

Forests and not biomass needed in fight against Climate Change

Green (Living) Review

In the CIWEM’s recently published Manifesto, Fitting the Bill, the Institution called for the Government to ensure that its own policies do not accelerate deforestation. The CIWEM also demands that the Government enforces a requirement that imported timber products are only from legal and sustainable sources.

Farming faces climate change risk

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) London, June 2009: Agricultural pests and diseases are set to increase over the next 40 years due to climate change, so says a major report launched on June 18, 2009. Summers are likely to be over 2°C hotter in southern England by the 2040s, accompanied by a 20% drop in summer rainfall. Time we got going.

GENUINELY CLEAN ENERGY MIX NEEDED

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Whilst the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) applauds the Government’s commitment to combat climate change and to ensure energy security, the Institution believes that Britain can meet its targets without building new nuclear power stations.

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Irish communities have been urged to live more sustainably

Green (Living) Review

The conference, jointly hosted by the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Environment, Heritage & Local Government and An Taisce, was funded under the National Waste Prevention Programme. We just cannot go on like this and we must have those alternative sources.