Burkina Faso’s painted earth homes in a royal village

Green Prophet

Olga Stavrakis from TravelwithOlga.com writes about a 2009 visit : It was only through a process of year long negotiations that we were permitted to enter the royal palace the entrance of which is pictured here. Until the girls were abducted, I didn’t know much about Burkina Faso.

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All the World’s Carbon Pricing Systems in One Animated Map

Sightline Daily

Most carbon pollution comes from burning fossil fuels to generate electricity, to power businesses, to heat buildings, or to transport goods and people. Sectors covered by carbon pricing (2014).

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Coasts at Risk Report Expands Thinking on Natural Hazards

Nature Conservancy - Science

Photo credit: Mark Godfrey © 2009 The Nature Conservancy. Map shows vulnerability of 139 coastal nations from Coasts at Risk Report, 2014. It’s difficult to convince people to move away from the coasts.

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

Green Prophet

Out to pasture at the Aral Sea: Aral Sea in 1964: Aral Sea 2014: The region’s two major rivers which are fed by both snowmelt and rain in faraway mountains were used to “transform” the desert into farms for cotton and other crops. We’ve killed it!

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World Wind Power Poised to Bounce Back after Slowing in 2013

Green Blog

At the end of 2013, the wind farms installed in more than 85 countries had a combined generating capacity of 318,000 megawatts, which would be enough to meet the residential electricity needs of the European Union’s 506 million people.

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Naomi Klein: "Only mass social movements can save us"

Green Blog

The people of Ontario fell victim to such an attack, Klein notes. However, as Klein herself says elsewhere of many indigenous peoples’ deals with extractive industries, they face “a paucity of good choices”; at present extraction may be essential to maintenance of sovereignty.

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Lima climate talks reach watered-down global warming agreement

Green Blog

Many hoped that such a global climate agreement would be reached at COP15 back in 2009 when Copenhagen hosted the conference. This text is desperately lacking in ambition, leadership, justice and solidarity for the people worst hit by the climate crisis.”.

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What Tesla can learn from Israel’s Better Place post-mortem

Green Prophet

He appeared on the cover of Wired magazine and Fast Company celebrated him on its 2009 Most Creative People in Business list. What if we could apply the charisma, imagination and marketing genius of Steve Jobs to help promote green technology?

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Climate change is the sickness of our civilization, and the prognosis is bleak

Green Blog

Why then, Nightingale asks, is the same logic not applied to climate change, which has a statistically predictable trajectory and the potential to kill many more people than any other threat? This article was first published in People''s World by Jonathan W.

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Four Reasons Pay-As-You-Go Solar And Digital Financing Are Unlocking Energy Access For All

Sierra Club Compass

billion people currently without access to power.  For example, the compound annual growth rate from the sale of four million portable solar lighting products in Africa from 2009 to 2012 was 300 percent.

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Publish Your Book with Toronto Public Library’s EBM

The Alien Next Door

Self-Publish withAsquith Press EBM trimming Metaverse While the EBM provides an efficient book-to-market distribution channel, the Toronto Public Library is focusing on the machine’s rapid printing service for creative people and groups wishing to self-publish.

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Toward Decolonizing Conservation

Nature Conservancy - Science

Editor’s note: This essay ran originally in SNAP Magazine , the online magazine of the Science for Nature and People collaboration. In fact, “Haida Gwaii” translates literally to “land of the [Haida] people” — an indigenous nation of the Pacific Northwest. Haida people relaxing.

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Lima climate talks begin as countries eye global treaty in 2015

Green Blog

new EPA rules for new and existing power plants limiting their carbon pollution; continued commitment to renewable energy which started with the 2009 stimulus bill; and heightened attention in Obama''s 2013 Inaugural and State of the Union speeches. The latest in a long series of UN-sponsored talks is convening in Lima, Peru, for two weeks of negotiations. The goal is to lay the basis for a climate treaty deal in Paris in November 2015.

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Evidence-based Conservation: An Economic Perspective

Nature Conservancy - Science

Here, the challenge is to translate evidence on the effects of interventions on ecosystem functions into the resulting changes in ecosystem services that directly impact people’s wellbeing ( Ringold et al. The San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area.

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Duncan’s 2014 List

10,000 Birds

For Borneo I’ll be accepting the split endemic species listed in Myers (2009), some of which I think eBird could at least offer as subspecies options (I’d also welcome an eBird app that works). This year I think I’ll use some photos too to make the list more for the two or three people that read it. 2013 was a strange year for me, staring in the UK, ending in Borneo and spending large tracks of the year not really seeing many birds in New Zealand.

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Why Global Water Challenges Call for Creative Advertising

Conservancy Talk

The iconic Ganges and Yangtze provided identity and nationhood to its people, in India and China respectively. Learn more about water issues at VERGE SF 2014, Oct. A diamond or a gallon of water, what do you choose? Most of us would go for the diamond.

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Protecting Marine Biodiversity with ‘New’ Conservation

Nature Conservancy - Science

This Nature Longread essay first appeared in SNAP Magazine , which features great writing on the intersection of nature and human well-being as part of the website of the Science for Nature and People (SNAP) collaboration. 2014). 2009.

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Seeing the Trees – Without Losing Sight of the Forest

Nature Conservancy - Science

The Big Question : As people dominate more and more of Earth’s landscapes—wildlife habitat is being splintered into patches, sometimes linked by remaining fragments or intentional corridors. The tiny Gracile Mouse opossum is an almost entirely arboreal species, limited to treed areas.

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Brian Richter’s ‘Chasing Water’: Smarter Solutions for the Coming Water Scarcity

Nature Conservancy - Science

He discusses his vision — and the nightmare scenarios we face if we don’t take steps to manage our water better now — below: Q: Why don’t people understand how big the water problem is globally? RICHTER : When people run out of water, they revolt.

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Every Cat Counts: Conserving Ocelots on the Border

Nature Conservancy - Science

million people. This many people cause a number of threats to ocelots, but the biggest is roads. “If A lactating female was killed there in 2009. A recently tagged male Texas ocelot. Photo: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. By Matt Miller, senior science writer.

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Sugru: Fixing the future

Green (Living) Review

The idea is catching on and sugru is now used by nearly 500,000 people from 151 countries around the world, whilst Forbes.com call sugru ‘21st Century Duct Tape’, and TIME magazine listed it as one of the top 50 inventions of 2010.

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Weather Predictions For 2009

Eco Friendly Daily

If you are like most people, the past year offered some unusual weather patterns. Forced out of vehicles, people are taking the bus – when it comes – and plodding on foot. The problem is that the reality has not fit with conventional views of what climate change will bring.

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Forget apps, old-school mobiles ring in a comeback

Green (Living) Review

Some people don’t blink at the prices, we have models at more than 1,000 euros. in 2009. Smartphones are not the be all and end all and when I now see people making phone calls with their 7” tablet devices held to the ear I always want to fall about laughing.

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Enforcing Jordan’s Smoking Ban: Is the Kingdom Blowing Smoke?

Green Prophet

Smoking is so ubiquitous here in Jordan that motorists suck on miniature sheesha pipes while navigating city traffic, hospital workers light up cigarettes indoors, and beneath every “no smoking” sign in every city mall you’ll find people, well, smoking.

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Egypt’s environmental suicide by coal

Green Prophet

Coal and coal hauling (see photo above) will pollute the environment, harm people’s health, and destroy marine life; especially coral reefs.” In the Netherlands, the percentage rose to 98% in 2009.”.

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What Do Oil Train Explosions Cost?

Sightline Daily

In the draft July 2014 Regulatory Impact Analysis (RIA) that accompanied the proposed rules for oil and ethanol trains, the US Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) acknowledged that its “hazardous material incident report database often contains inaccuracies.”

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Erotic produce may seduce you into thinking “ugly”

Green Prophet

The original ban on “ugly” fruit and vegetables was introduced by the EU, but in 2009, after two decades of strict enforcement, it was lifted in response to public outcry about food waste. Psst…hey lady…want to see something AMAZING?

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Camel domestication research challenges Bible’s origins

Green Prophet

Their domestication helped people in the region travel, build and communicate. At a 2009 dig, Ben-Yosef dated an Aravah Valley copper smelting camp where the domesticated camel bones were found to the 11th to 9th century BCE.

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What does a random sample of other people think about climate policy?

Environmental Economics

It did not make it politically in the US at a moment of great opportunity in 2009. First, as the G20 vowed in 2009, there needs to be a concerted phase out of fossil fuel subsidies. A carbon tax will induce innovation as people demand a way to avoid the tax.

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Yet Another Coal Ash Spill: This Time in North Carolina

Sierra Club Compass

Duke Energy is also responsible for the coal ash contamination of Mountain Lake , which is the drinking water source for 75,000 people in Charlotte. The site of the Dan River spill in North Carolina. Photo by Appalachian Voices. See more photos here.

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Israel’s first natural gas customers to be Palestinians

Green Prophet

Israel’s natural gas fields, which includes the nearby Tamar gas field, have been the subject of high interest ever since Israeli tycoon Yitzhak Tshuva and his Delek Energy Company partnered with the American Noble Energy Company back in 2009.

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Risk Assessment for Railroads

Sightline Daily

The Bakken oil train that derailed and exploded in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec killed 47 people. In January 2014, the Wall Street Journal published an expose on how under-insured the railroads hauling crude oil really are, and how they will be unable to cover the costs of an oil train explosion in an urban area. “There is not currently enough available coverage in the commercial insurance market anywhere in the world to cover the worst-case [train derailment] scenario.”

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Recovery: Ranching Gone Right

Nature Conservancy - Science

For instance, our new grazing plan called for so much monitoring that the BLM couldn’t quite do it, so I hired people to help. In 2014 and 2015 the Lemhi had the largest salmon runs in 40 years. From the Field Nature + People Ranching Restoration Rivers Sustainability Water Quality

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Tunisians are loving the Fennec Fox to death

Green Prophet

He found that nomadic people frequently capture the fox both as pets and to make a few dinar off tourists. In 2009, Maureen McKamey , then a Drake University student, relayed a similar story that suggests that D’Amicis may be right.

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Hotspots for People: A New Conservation Strategy

Nature Conservancy - Science

This Nature Longread essay first appeared in SNAP Magazine , which features great writing on the intersection of nature and human well-being as part of the website of the Science for Nature and People (SNAP) collaboration. like bamboo (Stokes et al 2009).

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A Rx for Family-Sized Housing in Seattle

Sightline Daily

A tiny fraction—just 2 percent—of market-rate apartment units in Seattle in 2009 had three or more bedrooms, as the chart below shows.

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Pesticide poisoning kills two kids in Jerusalem

Green Prophet

It was the same chemical that killed a thousand people in Syria in August last year. According to Wikipedia editors: in the 2009 U.S. It’s time to speak up people and put your future in your own hands.

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Land, Co-ops, Compost: A Local Food Economy Emerges in Boston's Poorest Neighborhoods

Green (Living) Review

It''s about local people keeping the wealth of their land at home. So in 2009 Lloyd helped found City Growers, one of Boston''s first for-profit farming ventures. It''s about local people keeping the wealth of their land and labor in the community. “We

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Land, Co-ops, Compost: A Local Food Economy Emerges in Boston's Poorest Neighborhoods

Green (Living) Review

It''s about local people keeping the wealth of their land at home. So in 2009 Lloyd helped found City Growers, one of Boston''s first for-profit farming ventures. It''s about local people keeping the wealth of their land and labor in the community. “We

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One of the Smartest Investments We Can Make

Conservancy Talk

To determine the extent of the economic contributions of these fragile and fading ecosystems, the Center for American Progress and Oxfam America analyzed three of the 50 coastal restoration projects NOAA carried out with funding from the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

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