China helped wind power climb to new record levels in 2011

Green Blog

China led all countries in annual wind power gains for the third straight year, installing a jaw-dropping 18,000 megawatts for a total wind capacity of 63,000 megawatts. China’s ambitious Wind Base program will help ensure a widening lead for some years to come.

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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? science-fiction posted by SF Girl @ 9:32 AM 158 Comments 158 Comments: At March 19, 2009 12:04 PM , Catana said.

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VIDEO: Wait Until China Acts on Climate. What? They Are!? | Mother.

Mother Jones

Must Reads: America Under the Gun | How to Win Any Climate Change Argument | Sequestration, Explained | Best. VIDEO: Wait Until China Acts on Climate. China plans to introduce a carbon tax , says state-run news agency Xinhua. 2009 December. Skip to Navigation.

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Napa's Bardessono: America's greenest luxury hotel?

Green Traveler Guides

A very brief history of green wine Info News Views Our favs Useful resources Travel blogs we like Contact Napa’s Bardessono: America’s greenest luxury hotel? When it opened in early 2009, Bardessono laid claim to being the greenest luxury hotel in America.

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Chart: What Exactly (Cough) Is Beijing (Hack) Breathing? | Mother.

Mother Jones

Must Reads: America Under the Gun | How to Win Any Climate Change Argument | Sequestration, Explained | Best. 15, 2013 3:01 AM PST Tweet China's landlocked capital of 20 million people has experienced record-breaking pollution over the last few days. 2009 December.

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World Wind Installations Up 22% in 2010

Wind Power Ninja

In 2009, 38.6 GW was installed.GWEC noted that more than half of the new capacity built in 2010 came outside the traditional wind markets of Europe and North America, with China and other Asian nations witnessing a boom. China alone added 16.5 Government / Industry china wind power Global Wind Energy Council world wind powerGlobal wind power capacity increased by 22.5% in 2010 with 35.8 GW of new installations built, taking the total worldwide to 194.5

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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.

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Will Recycling Survive the Recession?

Green (Living) Review

China, presently the manufacturer of the world's products, is not ordering recycled polymer and China also is not taking in any recyclables for reprocessing either. In fact, a large number of factories in China are closing down due to lack of demand. Some people predict now that if nothing changes in 2009 the recycling industry could die. Not only would recyclers by definition become the cheapest source of packaging in America, they would also be the greenest source.

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POLYSTYRENE PROCESSING SAVES LANDFILL SPACE IN FLORIDA

Green (Living) Review

New technologies provide solution SADDLE BROOK, NJ, March 23, 2009 : Ever wonder where those Styrofoam® school cafeteria trays end up? For most of America, they get tossed into the garbage and hauled to the landfill. With customers and plants in the US, Korea, New Zealand, Ecuador and China, RecycleTech has become the leader in polystyrene processing equipment.

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

Green (Living) Review

The Basel Action Network ( www.ban.org ) and the Electronics TakeBack Coalition has defined standards for globally responsible recycling and has qualified 33 electronics recyclers in 81 locations in the United States and Canada to manage this problematic waste stream in a way that keeps toxic wastes in developed countries, and does not allow them to end up in China, India, or other developing countries.

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Mosanto Part 2 - Patent Pigs

Green Earth Journey

There are more than 160 countries and territories mentioned where the patent is sought including Europe, the Russian Federation, Asia (India, China, Philippines) America (USA, Brazil, Mexico), Australia and New Zealand. Monsanto notes that "The economic impact of the industry in rural America is immense. Monsanto has also claimed patent rights on such non-Monsanto inventions as traditionally bred wheat from India and soy plants from China.

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Visit the Tiny Town Where Big Coal Will Meet Its Fate | Mother Jones

Mother Jones

Must Reads: America Under the Gun | How to Win Any Climate Change Argument | Sequestration, Explained | Best. Courtesy Brett VandenHeuvel Last week Beijing saw its infamous smog thicken to unprecedented levels, driven largely by emissions from coal-fired power plants across China.

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2009 To Be Fifth Warmest Year On Record

Eco Friendly Daily

The United Nations released their report regarding the temperatures of 2009 in time for the conference. However, the UN has indicated that the year of 2009 will most likely end as the fifth warmest, moving 2003 to the 6th.

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Global Wind Day

Wind Power Ninja

America could lose ground to China and Europe where strong renewable energy policy commitments are driving investment in manufacturing and development” You can check out the GWEC ‘s Global Wind Day website here. The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) is declaring June 15th as “Global Wind Day” to help in the promotion of wind energy all around the planet.

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Global Wind Power Grew By 29% In 2008

Wind Power Ninja

Global wind capacity grew by 29 percent in 2008 with America passing Germany to become the world’s leading wind power generator. In Asia, China was the second globally in new capacity last year, adding some 6,300 MW to bring its total to over 12,200 MW. China has officially surpassed its 2010 goal of 10,000 megawatts of installed wind power and a senior energy official said in April the country will have 100,000 MW in place by 2020. ].

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Cheap Olive Oil Threatens to Destroy Middle East Growers and Suppliers

Green Prophet

million tons last year, a 3.7 % increase from 2009. Olive oil producers have also started focusing their exports on non-traditional markets, particularly China, India and Japan. China increased its import of olive oil by 62% in 2011, but most of the imports came from European countries. Food & Health China Europe Israel Japan Levant Olive oil sustainable farming

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Saying ?No!? to GMO in North America

Green Blog

to GMO in North America Photo credit: {Guerrilla Futures | Jason Tester} What are genetically modified foods? Even though foods may be labeled organic, their carbon footprint may be much higher than traditional foods as many are grown in China.

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Saying ?No!? to GMO in North America

Green Blog

to GMO in North America Photo credit: {Guerrilla Futures | Jason Tester} What are genetically modified foods? Even though foods may be labeled organic, their carbon footprint may be much higher than traditional foods as many are grown in China.

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Climate Change Studies Library

The Green Changemakers

[link] There is a perceived need to foster awareness about climate change in schools and universities and to engage young people and future professionals in the search for local solutions for a problem with has global dimensions.

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Killing fields: the true cost of Europe's cheap meat

The Green Changemakers

Vast quantities are exported to neighbouring Argentina, from where much of the crop is shipped to China to supply the country's growing demand for animal feed.

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Jan Gehl: Making healthy cities

The Green Changemakers

I feel that a separate substantial challenge is the alarming rate at which the cities of China expand. Some of the worst models are being used in China to deal with the rapid growth of cities. Jan Gehl - 3 qualities of the sustainable city from Sustainable Cities™ on Vimeo.

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World Wind Power Poised to Bounce Back after Slowing in 2013

Green Blog

China has led the world in installed capacity since surpassing the United States in 2010. installations in 2013, China’s wind construction accelerated—adding 16,000 megawatts to reach a total 91,000 megawatts. Before China’s recent surge, Europe was the leading wind power region.

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10 Big, Really Hard Things We Can Do to Save the Planet

The Green Changemakers

President Barack Obama's recent announcement that America must lead the charge to eliminate nuclear weapons worldwide. But although most of North America continues to pave new lanes in the hopes of reducing choking congestion, we're actually making the problem worse.

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The Hardest Hardship Posts and The World's Best Places to Live 2009

The Green Changemakers

You will find, though, cities in Africa, Southeast Asia, India, China, Central Asia, and the Middle East. No cities from Africa or South America are in the top 30. By Bruce Einhorn Hardship Posts These days few workers feel confident enough to make demands of their employers.

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For the Greener Good: Public Lecture Series

The Green Changemakers

link] Past Programs Vertical Farming Conversations That Will Change the World For the Greener Good April 29, 2009 Learn about the future of urban food production with Robin Osler , Elmslie Osler Architects; Dickson Despommier , Professor of Public Health, Columbia University; Carolyn Steel , Author of Hungry City: How Food Shapes Our Lives ; and J. For the Greener Good is a public series that affirms the National Building Museum's commitment to environmental sustainability.

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Break the Climate Stalemate Between the Global South and the North

The Green Changemakers

In the past two years, China has surpassed the United States as the largest CO2 emitter, but China’s population is four and a half times larger. By exhausting the capacity of the atmosphere, land, and ocean to absorb carbon, industrialized nations have left countries like India, China, and Brazil little room to create industrial economies that establish decent standards of living for their populations.

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UNESCO World Conference on ESD documents

The Green Changemakers

[link] Workshop 1: Education for water sustainability Workshop 2: Strengthening the educational response to climate change internationally?

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Six Myths About the Smart Grid

Green Life Smart Life

If “green&# was the buzzword of 2008, you can bet that “smart grid&# will be the buzzword for 2009 and probably even 2010. GreenTech Grid’s Michael Kanellos posted an excellent resource on understanding 6 myths in smart grid technology and it’s full of insight and truths into the newest buzzword in North America. And in China, the issue is cost.

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Keepin it green and clean in Beijing

Green Life Smart Life

Yep, China’s skies are looking a little bluer these days, actually, the bluest they’ve been in about a decade! If you want to help sway our governments decision making, checkout the We Campaign’s brain child, Repower America. Remember when Beijing took those drastic measures to clean up their polluted air because they wanted to host the Olympics so bad?

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Nano Unveiled

Living In a Toxic World

I also realize that other countries want to develop a standard of living and a lifestyle like that of North America. To replicate that in India and China will have disastrous consequences for all of us. The Tata Nano was released yesterday in India. I understand the reasoning for a small, inexpensive car for the masses. However, none of us can afford it any longer. The financial, environmental and social implications of consumerism are becoming pretty obvious.

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Profits Before People: 7 of the World’s Most Irresponsible Companies

Eco Chic

The company buys up pristine springs in some of the most beautiful natural spaces in America and builds huge factories on the sites, releasing pollution into the air and drawing enormous amounts of water out of the springs. This article originally appeared on EarthFirst.com.

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Washington, DC green: Restaurant Nora

Green Traveler Guides

green: Restaurant Nora 8 February 11 · 0 comments | Green Founding Mother | H ere’s a 21 Organic Carrot Salute to a Founding Mother in America’s capitol. She is Nora Pouillon , chef/owner of America’s very first certified organic restaurant.

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Orange-headed Thrush

10,000 Birds

Redgannet (the blog) fledged in February 2009 and the 100th post was published as he was invited to become a beat writer for 10,000 Birds. Jochen Mar 7th, 2011 at 5:51 pm Redgannet, almost all song birds at least in North America (and the Orange Thrush sure won’t be the only old world bird to have them, too) have these filamental plumes on their nape. melli is the Hong Kong form that visits during the winter from southern China.

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Chart: The Black Triangle Suffocating Beijing | Mother Jones

Mother Jones

Must Reads: America Under the Gun | How to Win Any Climate Change Argument | Sequestration, Explained | Best. China's enormous boom in cars often gets blamed, but in fact the bigger problem lies farther afield. 2009 December. Skip to Navigation. Skip to Content. Mother Jones.

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

Green Blog

has launched such suits against India, challenging its ambitious solar energy program, and against China, over wind power. And yet, with brazen hypocrisy, Washington denounces China and India at the United Nations for not doing enough to cut emissions, claiming this as an excuse for U.S.

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80% of Middle East and Africa Concerned About Climate Change

Green Prophet

Despite the Middle East’s growing environmental movement and important green groups in countries from Jordan to Iran, we still look to the high-status green campaigns and campaigners of America and Europe for inspiration. Latin America, Africa and Middle East Lead The Way.

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US media censor out BBC TV “Frozen Planet” series climate change episode

Green Blog

In America, the series is being aired by the Discovery channel, which insists that the final episode has been dropped because of a “scheduling issue” ”. The WBGU that advises the German Government on climate change in 2009 estimated that for a 75% chance of avoiding a disastrous 2C temperature rise the world can emit no more than 600 billion tonnes of CO2 between 2010 and zero emissions in 2050. China), 6.7 (the

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Napa's Bardessono 3rd in world to go LEED Platinum

Green Traveler Guides

A very brief history of green wine Info News Views Our favs Useful resources Travel blogs we like Contact Napa’s Bardessono 3rd in world to go LEED Platinum 26 July 10 · 0 comments | Green Travel News | G reenest hotel in America?

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Top 4 Reasons the US Still Doesn't Have a Single Offshore Wind.

Mother Jones

Must Reads: America Under the Gun | How to Win Any Climate Change Argument | Sequestration, Explained | Best. CHARTS: On Wind Power, China Kicks Our Butt New analysis of the US wind industrys place in the world market shows an unsettling trend. 2009 December. Skip to Navigation.

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US Leads World in Clean Energy Investment Under Obama

Green Prophet

Last year, the US government gave out more loans for clean energy – than even China, which came second in the rankings. billion – while in China it increased 1 percent to $47.4

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