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2007: The Year of the Dolphin

Eco Friendly Daily

To help stop this process, the United Nations Environment Programme/Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) along with ACCOBAMS and ASCOBANS decided to launch the Year of the Dolphin 2007. I love hearing about people who take the time for dolphin conservation issues.

Summary of Climate change

The Green Changemakers

Book review from Benjamin “Climate Change is an issue of intergenerational justice. Current concentrations of CO2 are at 379 ppm (IPCC, 2007), while total concentrations of all greenhouse gases are at 430ppm CO2e.

Behind the Greens

The Green Changemakers

Circle of Life E Magazine : What is the most pressing environmental issue in 2007? Julia Butterfly Hill: The most pressing environmental issue in 2007 is actually our disconnected consciousness.

New Federal Report: Climate Change Is Really, Really Scary.

Mother Jones

11, 2013 2:09 PM PST Tweet Gwoeii/Shutterstock Say what you want about the Obama administration's relative ignoring of climate issues: Many of his top scientists are paying rapt attention, and they think we're about to get our butts kicked—although dumping the news at 4 p.m.

Welcome to our group's blog

The Green Changemakers

We can also discuss news and issues on sustainable development, environment, green-living, eco-solutions. Dear changemakers! Welcome to our group's blog, an additional site where we can share ideas, experiences, photos, writings, recommended books, movies.

Latest UN Environment Report Describes a 'Threatened Planet

The Green Changemakers

However, there remain "the harder-to-manage issues, the 'persistent' problems." A look at these concerns led the GEO-4 report to state: "There are no major issues raised in Our Common Future for which the foreseeable trends are favorable." In addition the UNEP warns that "failure to address these persistent problems may undo all the achievements so far on the simpler issues, and may threaten humanity's survival."

Book report "Mining and the environment"

The Green Changemakers

In that book, which is consisted of 8 chapters, 237 pages; there were widely discussed issues of mining mineral resources and its influence on ecology, problems it brings such as air contamination, water pollution, air pollution, ecological degradation; and all environmental costs which occur. Recently I have read a book concerning Corporate Social Responsibility which is named as “Mining and the environment”.

21 Practical Ways to Help the Environment

The Green Changemakers

Source: [link] Concerned about the environment but feeling overwhelmed by all the issues out there? When I’m feeling overwhelmed by issues like dying coral reefs, species extinction, etc., There are all kinds of issues at stake here: losing aquifer recharge zones, additional urban runoff from new developments, gentrification, etc. Feeling discouraged about how you as an individual can really make a difference? Not to worry.

The Hi-Tech Gift Economy

The Green Changemakers

Read the full article A Bill Ellis' Review Reciprocity is the Basis of our Future Culture suggests Dominique Temple in issue No.31 [link] Towards a Gifting Culture Timothy Wilken, MD Yesterday, I posted Eric Steven Raymond's article The Hacker Milieu as Gift Culture as a preface to a series of articles on Gifting, Gifting Networks, Gifting Exchanges, Gifting Economys, etc. As children we all taught that it is better to give than to receive.

Fish Get Stoned, Too | Mother Jones

Mother Jones

Joy Brown / Krasowit /Shutterstock Human anti-anxiety meds are making fish tweak out, according to a study published in the latest issue of Science. Beyond the blustering on Benghazi and the budget sequester, there are many serious issues facing the nation. 2007 December.

Eating Real Food Can Save The Environment | Green Prophet

Green Prophet

A far-off cry in the wind, that’s what the vital issue of climate change has become. The well-fed have turned their attention to problems like obesity and health, issues that hit them where it hurts personally, and pay mere lip service to the world hunger crisis.

WATCH: What's It Like to Land on an Aircraft Carrier? | Mother Jones

Mother Jones

26, 2013 3:06 AM PST Tweet Hurtling toward the USS Nimitz in a biofuel-powered jet airplane was just one of the adventures that Mother Jones environmental correspondent Julia Whitty had while reporting the cover story for the March/April 2013 issue of the magazine. 2007 December.

An Important Step Toward Better U.S. Water Policy

Conservancy Talk

601 — the first WRDA bill since 2007. Committee Chair, Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Ranking Member, Senator David Vitter (R-LA) worked across party lines to address some of the key issues raised by the past system of selecting and approving water projects. Last week, the U.S.

Government Watchdog Says Climate Change and Weird Weather.

Mother Jones

But the GAO notes that, since it started the list in 1990, only one-third of the issues it flagged have been addressed to the point that they could actually be removed from the list. Beyond the blustering on Benghazi and the budget sequester, there are many serious issues facing the nation.

Hawaii Tackling Issue Of Coral Damage With Fines

Eco Friendly Daily

In addition to these issues, coral are often harmed from boating as well. The first fine for coral harm occurred in June 2007. Coral reefs are vital to the environment and are often the first to give a sign of trouble in the oceans.

New Issue Slideshow + Wending the Airwaves: Talkin’ Cannibals, Bukowski and Adventure with Poet Walt Curtis on KBOO.FM

Wend Magazine

When we finally did the show a year or so later in 2007, I was nervous as hell. Since it’s so long, we here at Wend decided to add an accompanying slideshow that serves as a teaser—scrolling through screenshots captured from every page of the newest issue of Wend. Five or six years ago, I met renowned Portland poet, Walt Curtis at a keg party. I didn’t know who he was at the time but his presence there was impossible to ignore.

Greens Say Climate Change Being Ignored as An Issue in Australian Election

Celsias

In the "no surprise here " department , the Australian Greens say the issue of climate change has been sidelined in the federal election campaign. And remember the same Kevin Rudd on 3 December 2007, as his first official act after being sworn in, signing the Kyoto Protocol.

A Profile of Iraq's Environmental Woes

Green Prophet

In a bid to enlighten myself and others alike, I’ve put together a short profile on Iraq and its environmental issues.

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Israel Utility Envisions Territory Near Gaza Covered In Solar Fields

Green Prophet

The PUA has already issued conditional licenses for 25 medium-sized plants that will account for almost 50% of the region’s electricity output.

SCOTUS Further Weakens EPA Power to Regulate Greenhouse Gases

Green (Living) Review

Ruling issued Monday cuts back already ''soft'' regulatory measures under the Clean Air Act Pollution in Joliet, Illinois (Photo: Eric Schmuttenmaer / Flickr Creative Commons) The U.S.

GREYWATER USE IN THE MIDDLE EAST Technical, Social, Economic and Policy Issues

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GREYWATER USE IN THE MIDDLE EAST Technical, Social, Economic and Policy Issues Edited by Stephen McIlwaine and Mark Redwood Practical Action/CSBE/ IDRC 2010 ISBN 978-1-85339-698-4 e-ISBN 978-1-55250-466-6 200 pp.

Progress in Alternative Power, From National to Global Views

Green Home Blog

Let’s address the issues point by point: Internationally, solar energy has grown from three countries vested to more than 10. alone, renewable have grown from approximately 68 quadrillion Btu per year (or Quads) to 95 quadrillion in 2011, even adjusting for recession (2007 to 2009).

Are hydrogen-fueled cars pie-in-the-sky?

Green (Living) Review

CEM Issue #103 • January/February, 2007, Backwoods Home Magazine Hydrogen-fueled cars is a topic of much discussion these days. By Jeffrey Yago, P.E., People who want to see the U.S.

LEAKED: Secret Trade Document Reveals Weak Environmental Standards

Sierra Club Compass

Since the May 2007  bipartisan consensus on trade by the Bush administration and Congress, the environment chapters of all U.S. Since the May 2007 bipartisan agreement on trade, all trade pacts have obligated that countries uphold their commitments made under MEAs.

Down the drain?

Eco_Living

While most environmentalists are focussing on the big issue du jour, climate change, and the talks in Bali, the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) has flagged up the fact that we still need to take care on more parochial issues such as not poisoning our water supply.

Video Games Could Save the Environment

Green Home Blog

The one thing that video games can do (though few developers have taken this tack) is teach a younger generation how to solve the world’s current energy and environmental issues. The first video game came not out of a developer’s studio but from the U.S.

Green Home Improvement: Wooden it be nice.

Eco_Living

Another important issue with wood is preservatives as most are toxic (they have to be to kill rot and fungus). Wood is one of the most sustainable building materials - non-toxic with a solar-powered 'manufacturing' process and it is easily recyclable.

How Many Birders Are There, Really?

10,000 Birds

There were similar FWS studies using similar methodologies with similar findings in 2007 and 2003. These figures are from Jeff Gordon’s introduction in the February 2016 issue of Birding.) Jason A. Crotty is a birder and lawyer living in Portland, Oregon. Jason’s first contribution to 10,000 Birds tackled the importance of the National Wildlife Refuge System. How many birders are there in America? As it turns out, there are very few estimates. Indeed, there appears to be just one.

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France’s new ban on plastic throwaways should be extended globally

Green Prophet

Bans on free-issue plastic shopping bags have been on national law books for over a decade. The Republic of Ireland (enacted in 2002), Denmark (2003), Belgium (2007), Mexico (2010), Wales and Italy (2011), Scotland (2014), and England (2015) all tackled the problem with legislation.

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Al Gore goes vegan for environmental reasons

Green Blog

Gore, whom in 2007 was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize alongside the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) for their efforts to inform the public about the dangers of climate change, have received a lot of criticism over the years for living in a big mansion and consuming meat. Former Vice President, climate activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Al Gore has switched to a vegan diet due to environmental concerns.

Climate change likely fuelled the Syrian conflict, study claims

Green Blog

The drought was one of the worst in the country’s modern history and lasted from 2007 to 2010. Given continued instability and a forecast of increased drying in the region, this issue should be better integrated into the international security agenda,” Femia said.

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We're all green now.

Eco_Living

The 2007 Attitudes and Behaviour Toward the Environment survey polled 3,600 people in England on topics including general attitudes toward the environment, energy, water efficiency, and recycling. This is almost completely the wrong way round - food is probably the biggest individual issue , then flying , then driving/home energy and recycling comes last.

Captain Planet Live Action Film In Development!!

Eccorazzi

Murphy and Angry Filmworks are most notably credited for the highly successful action-adventure franchise, Transformers (2007), Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) and Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011).

All You Need to Know About BC’s Carbon Tax Shift in Five Charts

Sightline Daily

Energy-related greenhouse gas emissions in BC dropped by six percent overall (and nine percent per capita) between 2007 and 2011 (the latest year for which data are available). In fact, between 2007 and 2011 Canada’s energy-related emissions fell by an equal amount.

Endangered Species Act: Delisting the Black-capped Vireo?

10,000 Birds

It must provide an opportunity for the public to comment and it must consider those comments before issuing a final rule. FWS issued a recovery plan in 1991 and a five-year review that proposed downlisting to “threatened” in 2007. The U.S.

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The UK's Climate is Gloomy

Eco_Living

Three headlines: - Labour's plan to abandon renewable energy targets - Energy efficiency funds withdrawn - Carbon output rising faster, study says In other words, we're producing more carbon and the Government is more interested in ducking their targets than addressing the issue. I'm an angry man. I've just brought up the Guardian's Environment webpage, and it makes depressing reading.

Tread Lightly With the Guardian

Eco_Living

You will get gentle reminders of your pledges, plus a running total of your achievements and a forum to discuss the issues. Regular readers will know that I quote regularly from the Guardian Environment website. Well they've now launched a new community site, Tread Lightly , to encourage people into a low carbon lifestyle so that they come together to save the planet.

Ban the bag? Catch a Grip!

Eco_Living

Unfortunately the facts undermine this totemic issue - plastic bags probably make up a measely 0.1% The humble carrier bag has had a bad time of it recently. From Gordon Brown's first big green speech to 'Dragon' Peter Jones to the good folk of Modbury , the message has gone out loud and clear " Save the Planet! Ban the bag! ". of our carbon footprint (less if you're as rich as Mr Jones and spend your life jetting around the world).

Farmers' Markets Rock!

Eco_Living

The big issue seems to be whether to dilute the strict 'local' rules with products like marinated olives. I love our local farmers' market - chutney, cheese and cooked pies tend to fill my bag - but unfortunately it only opens one day a month. All local food, less artificial crud and quite a lot of organic produce too. What more could you ask for?

Arnie loses car fight

Eco_Living

The judge ruled that the issue of whether carmarkers were accountable was a political, not legal, matter. Hidden away in today's media is the disappointing (but hardly surprising) news that the state of California has lost in its attempt to sue 6 major car dealers over environmental damage from their products. The legal action, the first (and presumably last) of its kind, demanded millions of dollars in compensation from General Motors, Ford, Honda, Toyota, Chrysler and Nissan.