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IPCC: Climate efforts not sufficient, huge increase in green energy required to avert climate disaster

Green Blog

Between 2000 and 2010, average global emissions rose by 2.2 percent every year – reaching “unprecedented levels” of carbon dioxide in Earth''s atmosphere. IPCC, the UN’s expert panel on climate change, released part three of their new global warming study yesterday.

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Reuse and Reduce

Green Home Blog

recycling rate has risen every year, from 10% in 1980 to 16% in 1990 to 29% in 2000 and now 34% in 2010. Recycled Plastic Radio Flyer Earth Wagon. COMPOSTABLE BIODEGRADABLE Composting Defining Green Going Green RECYCLABLE Recycling REUSABLE compost recycled reduse reuse

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12 Uber Simple Steps to Green Your Life in 2012

Green Prophet

Step in for this wonderful list of 12 easy ways to green your 2012. The folks over at Nourishing the Planet have come up with a stellar list of simple steps that every person can take to green their lives. image via maliny.

Why manchineel might be Earth's most dangerous tree

Green (Living) Review

That''s because this rare tropical plant, which offers deceptively sweet fruit, is one of the most poisonous trees on Earth. Resembling a small green crabapple about 1 to 2 inches wide, the sweet-smelling fruits can cause hours of agony — and potentially death — with a single bite.

Yemen’s “Manhattan of the Desert” Boasts 400 Habitable Clay Towers

Green Prophet

If you have lost faith in earth architecture, take note: Yemen’s Manhattan of the desert boasts 400 habitable clay towers! Yemen has a UNESCO World Heritage Site secret , but it’s not so well-kept anymore.

Gaza’s Only Five Star Hotel Was Built With Adobe Bricks

Green Prophet

Designed by the Palestinian architect Rashid Abdelhamid, who was born and trained in Algeria, the 22 room Aldeira Hotel features domed ceilings and arches and a resplendent earth-toned facade.

See how Asia’s Aral Sea shrinks before our very eyes in these time lapse photos

Green Prophet

What’s left of the Aral Lake one of the strangest sights, Green Prophet’s Larry told me two weeks ago, while reflecting on his trip ther: Ports and boats stuck at “harbor” in the middle of the desert as shown in the images below. We’ve killed it!

YES! Earth Charter Curricular Module

The Green Changemakers

Preamble to The Earth Charter Introduction The Earth Charter calls for shared responsibility for all humanity and all living things in a declaration of principles for a just, sustainable, and peaceful world. EARTH CHARTER Major Principle 2 - Ecological Integrity YES!:

Linear actuators on solar trackers and what this all means!

Green Prophet

Ideally, the sun moves from East to West, which is associated with the rotation of the Earth. These are actuators that are quite strong as they can handle forces estimated at 2000 lbs. Green Tech and Gadgets Solar Energy

Green Mountain Energy Company Donates $20,000 Solar Array to Habitat for Humanity Rice Centennial House

Green (Living) Review

The donation is made possible through Green Mountain EnergyTM Sun ClubTM , a program where customer contributions provide solar-powered installations for non-profit organizations. Celebrate Earth Month in Houston Earth Day takes place every year on April 22, but why celebrate just one day?

SolView’s targeting solar energy rooftop potential on a massive scale

Green Prophet

Solar energy panels are an important investment for planet earth, but also for residential homeowners that want to cash in on attractive feed-in tariffs. “The key issue of SolView is our ability to automatically identify the solar potential of rooftops,” Sadka tells Green Prophet.

The Penguins of Boulders Beach

Nature Conservancy - Science

But an oil spill in 2000 near Robben Island, infamous as the prison that held Nelson Mandela and other anti-apartheid leaders, affected nearly 40 percent of the South African population. African penguins at Boulder Beach, South Africa. Photo: Matt Miller/TNC.

Nestle’s Easter Eggs Attempt to Hatch a Green Easter

Eco Friendly Daily

Easter symbolizes resurrection and in our century when we are trying to revive the Earth from all the ecological ills, it is appropriate that we bring in a bit of eco-consciousness to this important date. And companies around the world are doing their bit to green the occasion.

Puma Takes Off On a Run with a Green Push

Eco Friendly Daily

Puma has started off with its green push just in time for Earth Day. In its place Puma will start using green packaging by the second half of next year. After 2000 sketches and 40 prototypes, the design was finally unveiled at the UK’s Design Museum in London.

Scientists say the ozone layer is recovering

Green (Living) Review

WASHINGTON (AP) — Earth''s protective ozone layer is beginning to recover, largely because of the phase-out since the 1980s of certain chemicals used in refrigerants and aerosol cans, a U.N. green living ozone layer

Making a green revolution

The Green Changemakers

Friedman’s “Hot, Flat and Crowded—Why We Need a Green Revolution and How it Can Renew America,” Michael Brune’s “Coming Clean—Breaking America’s Addiction to Oil and Coal,” and Van Jones’ “The Green Collar Economy—How One Solution Can Fix Our Two Biggest Problems.” 209) One of the more interesting parts of Friedman’s book is his articulation of what can happen by marrying green energy and the internet, what he calls the “Energy Internet.”

Going Green: 12 Simple Steps for 2012

The Green Changemakers

Here are 12 simple steps to go green in 2012: (1) Recycle Recycling programs exist in cities and towns across the United States, helping to save energy and protect the environment. 2) Turn off the lights On the last Saturday in March—March 31 in 2012—hundreds of people, businesses, and governments around the world turn off their lights for an hour as part of Earth Hour, a movement to address climate change. Life-style Energy Green

Call B for Birder or Waterfowling East Anglia

10,000 Birds

The park itself is a narrow green strip winding down the river valleys. Along the A149 towards the Hickling Heath, I’ve noticed large clods of earth remained after plowing and was about to say to B. Sitting in the car and scanning the 2000 birds strong flock… Such a perfect moment. A few winters ago, I went waterfowling in East Anglia. At local Internet forums, my friend Dr B. sounds like some James Bond’s nemesis, doesn’t it?)

Where Logging Reigns, Going Beyond Sharing vs Sparing

Nature Conservancy - Science

Ahead the Indonesian rainforest ripples outward, high clouds casting shadows against the luminous green vegetation and red clay roads. Between 2000 and 2010, Indonesia lost 840,000 hectares of forest per year, accounting for 56 percent of all forest cover loss in Southeast Asia.

MENA Is Changing Drastically & NASA Has The Pictures To Prove It

Green Prophet

Iran’s Lake Oroumeih (also spelled Urmia) is the largest lake in the Middle East and the third largest saltwater lake on Earth. Healthy vegetation appears bright green while dry vegetation looks orange. Right: 2000. Center: August 23 to September 1 , 2000.

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The Arab World Is Changing Drastically & NASA Has The Pictures To Prove It

Green Prophet

Iran’s Lake Oroumeih (also spelled Urmia) is the largest lake in the Middle East and the third largest saltwater lake on Earth. Healthy vegetation appears bright green while dry vegetation looks orange. Right: 2000. Center: August 23 to September 1 , 2000.

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12 Sierra Club Bloggers to Watch in 2013: Part I - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

At the Sierra Club, we can't thank our members and supporters enough for helping us achieve so many accomplishments in 2012 and making green resolutions for the new year. Green Fleets. Green Transportation. Eye on Earth. The Green Life. Compass.

Cleaning Up the Toxins in Your Home

Green Home Blog

According to a survey on household drug abuse conducted in 2000, the 1990s saw huffing and other abuses of chemicals more than doubled, to 150 percent, most notably within the 12-17-year-old age group. Drop your smelly cleaning supplies and vow to go green.

Toward Green Resilience: Eco-effective Design and Climate Change Adaptation in Vietnam

The Green Changemakers

Nguyen Tri Dung sits across from me and says he created this one-hectare garden--perhaps the largest private green space in Ho Chi Minh City, where the opportunity cost for this expanse of paths and trees is likely in the millions of dollars--for his own philosophy. Green roofs and open space.

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Australian PM Julia Gillard’s appalling record of climate change inaction

Green Blog

In Australian Federal politics the Liberal Party-National Party Coalition Opposition and the Labor Government (aka the Lib-Labs) have the same official climate change policy of a derisory 5% off Australia’s 2000 domestic GHG pollution by 2020 and unlimited GHG pollution through coal and gas exports. In stark contrast, Labor under PM Julia Gillard has actually no intention of even achieving this derisory 5% reduction in GHG pollution in 2020 relative to that in 2000.

Sustainable Kitchen Décor: Recycled Countertops and Tiles, Natural Fiber Rugs

Eco Chic

Going green in the kitchen means so much more than mixing in a few additional Spring Mix salads and adding a couple extra Granny Smith apples. Chris has been helping customers since 2000 and has interests in topics ranging from kitchen cabinets to outdoor living and doors and windows.

Shoot Your Shampoo

Sightline Daily

So, I marched back into the store and bought sunscreen in a bottle that cooed “natural”—a mossy green number with a leafy motif and a reassuringly crunchy brand name, and claims in soothing pale yellow script about special herbal ingredients.

It Isn’t Just a Playground Anymore

Green Home Blog

At that point, the greening of Detroit will be literal instead of figurative. Defining Green Green Kids In the Garden ORGANIC SUSTAINABLY SOURCED Detroit Edible Schoolyard recession San Bernardino Stockton urban gardensIt Isn’t Just a Playground Anymore.

Hawaii’s Plastic Beach

Green Home Blog

Earth’s oceans are vast – they cover 71% of our planet’s surface – and the majority of that area is never visited or even seen by people, which can make it easy to ignore the growing problem of pollution in our waters. Hawaii’s Plastic Beach. Kamilo Beach.

When Technology Fails – Book Review

Green (Living) Review

But unlike any other book, Stein not only shows you how to live “green” in seemingly stable times, but to live in the face of potential disasters, lasting days or years, coming in the form of social upheaval, economic meltdown, or environmental catastrophe.

Interview With Abu Dhabi's Most Innovative Design Couple

Green Prophet

They talked with Green Prophet about their vision. A good estimate is that they will have the capacity to power between 200 and 2000 homes. Salma said on UAE Sustainability Conference Inspires Change : I’m one of those green newbies; I.

Shocking analysis by country of years left to zero emissions

Green Blog

By the middle of the 21st century a maximum of approximately 750 Gt CO2 (billion metric tons) may be released into the Earth’s atmosphere if the guard rail is to be adhered to with a probability of 67%. tonnes CO2- per person per year in 2000 = 2.8 years left, based on the 2000 data. Set out below is the time (at 2000 pollution rates) for every country in the World to use up its “fair share” of the World’s 600 Gt CO2 terminal GHG pollution budget.

International day for biological diversity

Green (Living) Review

On the UN International Day for Biological Diversity, The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) calls for a greater awareness of the threats to marine biodiversity as without life in the ocean there would be no life on Earth. The greatest diversity of life on Earth is actually in the sea. Over 70 percent of the Earth is covered by ocean, constituting over 90 percent of the habitable space on the Earth.

Does the Cannes Film Festival recycle cans?

Green Prophet

What exactly makes a movie “green” ? Her 50 minute film about a film is a bit meta, devised by a producer who tries herself to behave green as she documents a movie being made in an eco-responsible way. Cities Cannes Film Festival carbon neutral green film making

Is it cost effective to go solar?

Green Blog

Solar is all about the green, and I’m not referring to that warm fuzzy earth day feeling either. I’m talking about the universal green – money. When you factor that 55% the cost of solar can be paid for through these incentives, and you factor in the $1500-$2000 a year in electric savings you have, you can see very clearly how solar quickly pays for itself. If solar didn’t make financial sense, no-one would invest into it.

Livable Communities through Urban Forestry

The Green Changemakers

The Pope speaks out against consumerist global development that benefits the economy at the expense not only of the poor – but of the earth: “…the earth herself, burdened and laid waste, is among the most abandoned and maltreated of our poor.” By Suzanne H. Crowhurst Lennard, Ph.D.(Arch.),

Consumed with Consumption

Sightline Daily

Bowerman’s research among Oregon voters found that: 83 percent agree that consuming less would be better for the earth, 75 percent think consuming less would result in more time with family and friends, 75 percent disagree that reducing consumption would make life less enjoyable and exciting.

KYOCERA MITA URGES UK BUSINESSES TO SUPPORT SUSTAINABILITY IN MARCH

Green (Living) Review

KYOCERA Mita (KYOCERA) , one of the world's leading document solutions companies, is urging UK businesses to get involved in sustainability this month and participate in Climate Week (12-18th March) and Earth Hour. KYOCERA applauds the awareness generated by Climate Week and Earth Hour Supported by PM David Cameron and Sir Paul McCartney Climate Week is Britain’s campaign to highlight climate issues and promote positive change for the environment.

Dithering on climate action means bigger emissions cuts needed - new research

Green (Living) Review

Countries across the globe will need to make much bigger cuts in emissions than previously thought, because of a lack of progress in international efforts to tackle climate change, a new report by Friends of the Earth warns. Friends of the Earth's Executive Director Andy Atkins said: 2These staggering findings are deeply worrying - we're hurtling towards the abyss much faster than we thought and we must change direction before it's too late.

The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil

The Green Changemakers

One of the good parts of the crisis was to go back to the oxen," said Miguel Coyula, a community development specialist, "Not only do they save fuel, they do not compact the soil the way the tractor does, and the legs of the oxen churn the earth." "The The Cuban agricultural, conventional, 'Green Revolution' system never was able to feed the people," Sanchez said. "It The sun was enough to maintain life on earth for millions of years," said Bruno Beres, a director of Cuba Solar.