Miami Mega Mall vs. Everglades National Park

10,000 Birds

While there’s nothing inherently noteworthy about another super complex, this one will sit in uncomfortable proximity to the Everglades National Park. Everglades National Park is an Audubon designated IBA ( Important Bird Area ), and here are some beauties we best go see before ‘progress’ isn’t so progressive. Everglades National Park. Here’s a thought – we already know where to find that atmosphere…in Las Vegas! Everglades National Park.

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Latin Nations to Receive Climate Change Help

Eco Friendly Daily

As the effects of climate change become ever more prominent, it is also clear that many of the world’s poorer countries will be the ones to suffer the most, despite having contributed the least to CO2 emissions. In February, however, the World Bank and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA, an agency of the U.S.

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Small Island Nation Leads Push for Biggest Climate Opportunity of 2010

Green (Living) Review

Phasing down these super greenhouse gases could lead to over 200 billion tonnes of CO2-equivalent in mitigation by 2050, according to calculations by Dr. Guus Velders of The Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency based on a paper published last year in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Mauritius , another island nation vulnerable to the near-term impacts of climate change, announced that it would officially co-sponsor FSM’s proposal.

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Inequality between rich and poor nations helps fuel a climate of mistrust and sabotages efforts to secure a climate deal

Green Blog

The 15th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP15) in Copenhagen, which many have said was our last chance to take action against “ the greatest threat the world has ever faced ”, ended in a failure. At the major United Nations Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1992 more than 100 world leaders met to address the question of global climate change. At the end of the conference 187 nations signed the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) treaty.

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How much are plants helping us fight climate change?

Green (Living) Review

Earth''s plant life may soak up more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than previously thought, according to a new study. And since CO2 emissions from burned fossil fuels are also the main driver of man-made climate change , that raises an obvious question: Are trees saving the world from us? Some news coverage and commentary has suggested it might, raising the possibility trees and other land plants could buy us more time to curb greenhouse gas emissions.

Paris climate talks extended another day

Green Prophet

The extra day of negotiations aims to reach accord between the near-200 participating nations. One hundred and ninety-five nations, each with a specific agenda. warmer by the end of the century if governments don’t cut CO2 emissions. “The atmosphere is good, things are positive, things are going in the right direction”, Fabius added.

CO2 levels hits dreaded 400 ppm milestone

Green Blog

The level of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere reached a symbolic milestone late last week when it hit historic record levels of 400 parts per million (ppm). Climate scientists warns that the milestone is a wake-up call for people and world leaders as it shows the alarming urgency of reducing our greenhouse gas emissions before it’s too late. In fact, the planet haven’t experienced these levels of CO2 in millions of years.

Shams 1: World’s Largest Concentrated Solar Plant Goes Live

Green Prophet

Now that it is live, it is expected to generate sufficient energy to power 20,000 homes and divert 170,000 tons of CO2 emissions from the atmosphere each year. Probably more than any other Gulf nation, the United Arab Emirates has employed an aggressive strategy to scale up its renewable energy portfolio. Today, the UAE is the only OPEC nation delivering both hydrocarbons and renewable energy to the international market.”.

How homeschooling could help the Planet

Green (Living) Review

Those journeys alone pump much pollution into the atmosphere, and I include the always exclusively CO2 emissions in the work pollution, often unnecessarily, as many children could walk or cycle to school. In the UK the minimum daily schooling a child must receive if being taught at home is two hours per day and I should think that that is possible for most people to achieve and it is also not necessary to follow the national curriculum.

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G8 Recognizes Need to Act on Super Greenhouse Gases, Considers More Aggressive Stance on CO2

Green (Living) Review

July 2009 – As the Group of Eight began discussions on targets for reducing climate emissions, talk was circulating of a possible commitment to limit warming to 2?C. The only way to meet these goals however, will be to pursue fast and big cuts in both CO2 emissions, which are causing half of the warming, and non-CO2 emissions which are causing the other half. C scenario to stabilize CO2 at 450 ppm. Washington, D.C.,

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David Brooks/Alexander Hamilton on COP21

Environmental Economics

A bunch of national leaders get together and make some resolutions to cut their carbon emissions over the next few decades. Unlike weight loss, the pain in reducing carbon emissions is individual but the good is only achieved collectively. And the EU Emissions Trading Program is a continuing experiment itself.   Hamilton steered me to an article by James Manzi and Peter Wehner in his favorite magazine, National Affairs.

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Catching CO2 the Saudi Way?

Green Prophet

Saudi Arabia has a lofty goal of storing CO2 by increasing oil recovery and reducing waste. . Carbon capture utilization has become one of the most innovative means of recycling and reducing greenhouse gas emissions across the globe, but has largely remained an untouched endeavor in the Middle East. “The main objective of such a method is to safely and permanently store CO2.

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Bolivia responds to US on climate debt: "If you break it, you buy it."

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) In response to the US chief negotiator Todd Stern's rejection of paying it's climate debt - the principle of polluter pays - Pablo Solon, Bolivia's ambassador to the United Nations said the following: "Admitting responsibility for the climate crisis without taking necessary actions to address it is like someone burning your house and then refusing to pay for it.

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Oil and Gas Company Climate Commitments Are Encouraging—But They Need to Do More

Conservancy Talk

Shell’s ambitious “Sky” scenario outlines the potential for “net zero” CO2 emissions by 2070. And because methane is a far more potent greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide, continued use of natural gas will also require that methane emissions in the production and transport of natural gas be tightly controlled. to end flaring and are adopting practices such as green completions that rein in methane emissions.

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Masdar’s Carbon Capture Program Could Lead to Mass Delirium and Comas

Green Prophet

Such a system would require the development of a massive new infrastructure including pipes and pumps that could capture, pressurize, transport, and then inject carbon dioxide underground in order to divert emissions from our atmosphere. According to the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), this technology has a lot of potential. We would need 6000 CCS programs storing 1 million tons of CO2 each.

Carbon Dating Could Help Manage Energy Production from Waste

Eco Friendly Daily

A lobby group from the UK, National Center for Biorenewable Energy, Fuels and Materials (NNFCC) says –. “(This) is enabling easy and accurate differentiation between CO2 emissions created from fossil and biogenic, renewable fuels.”. Burning wood and plant waste is thought of as contributing less to climate change as it only returns to the atmosphere the same CO2 that the plants absorbed while they were growing.

Runaway Warming Ahead, According to Ancient Climate Records

Green (Living) Review

They complement efforts to cut CO2 under any climate treaty. F) when concentrations of CO2 were at the levels that will be reached by 2100 under business-as-usual trends. Current emissions have warmed the Planet about 0.76?C. CO2, for example, is causing 50 to 60% of warming, while four other pollutants are causing the other 40 to 50%. Downstream emissions of HFCs are included in the Kyoto Protocol.) But cutting CO2 is not enough.

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Combating Climate Change with Landscape Architecture

The Green Changemakers

A recent report from the United Nations Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) states that “warming of the climate system is unequivocal.” The primary cause of the warming trend is an increasing concentration of greenhouse gases (GHGs), especially carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere. The 2007 Assessment Report by the IPCC indicates that GHG emissions increased by 70 percent between 1970 and 2004. GHG emissions come from the transportation sector.

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Why we must oppose transition to gas-fired power

Green Blog

One such false, phony, politically disingenuous approach has been the Carbon Trading-based Cap-and-Trade Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) approach. Collective, national responsibility for this already commenced Climate Holocaust is in direct proportion to per capita national pollution of the atmosphere with greenhouse gases (GHGs). the World has to cease CO2 emissions by 2050. However, achieving zero CO2 emissions is just the start.

Shocking analysis by country of years left to zero emissions

Green Blog

We all know that we have to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution and eventually reach zero emissions. Indeed top climate scientists and biologists are telling us that reaching zero emissions is not enough – we then have to reduce atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration from the current 394 parts per million (ppm) to 350 ppm (according to 350.org ) and thence to 300 ppm ( according to the latest science-informed 300.org ). tonnes CO2 per person.

Ten steps for greenhouse relief and benefits

The Green Changemakers

The world's transport sector is the worst offender in greenhouse-gas emissions-especially the U.S. Each gallon of gasoline burned means five pounds of carbon into the atmosphere. Halt road construction at local, state and national levels. More roads and wider roads bring about more car and truck traffic and CO2 emissions, and allow sprawl development which means more electricity-demand and less green space. means lower global-warming emissions.

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Australia’s outrageously deficient carbon tax entrenches climate change inaction

Green Blog

A Climate Change Authority will recommend caps for an Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) and GHG pollution targets. In July 2015 a Cap-and-Trade Carbon Trading Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) will be introduced and the Carbon Tax will be allowed to float between a price floor of $15/tC (indexed) and 20% above the expected international price (also indexed). steel and cement manufacture) and fugitive emissions (e.g. billion over 6 years to assist over emissions from gassy mines.

Debate: What Good Are Planetary Boundaries?

Nature Conservancy - Science

For example, boundary advocates warn that increasing global atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration above 350 parts per million could accelerate the effects of climate change into a nightmarish scenario of extended heat waves, killer storms, droughts, crop failures, species extinctions and mass environmental refugee movements. “To provide electricity to everyone would only increase CO2 emissions by 1 percent. Commissariat Point, South Australia, Australia.

Don’t Just Complain, Blame, or Worry. Do Something: How You Can Take Action for a Sustainable Planet

Conservancy Talk

The Act required tail pipe emissions to be reduced by 75% in just five years. When it comes to acting on climate, we need to keep our eye on the ball—and that ball is lowering greenhouse gas emissions in the fastest and biggest way. To meet this goal, developed countries must reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050, while developing countries must get to and the developing world needs to join us at net zero by 2080.

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21 Ways Faith Groups Are Combating Global Warming

The Green Changemakers

Congregations are saving thousands of dollars and preventing tons of CO2 emissions from entering into the atmosphere by developing energy-efficient church buildings. On Sunday, tens of thousands of American clergy linked their worship texts to creation care, many using the materials provided by the National Council of Churches Eco-Justice Working Group , “ Celebrating and Caring for God’s Creation.”

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All About: Developing cities and pollution

The Green Changemakers

Story Highlights Fate of world's climate depends on how developing nations' cities expand By 2030 another 2 billion people from developing world will be living in cities Rapid urban expansion brings huge problems of pollution Local rather than macro-solutions hold key to how cities cope with expansion Rachel Oliver for CNN (CNN) -- If you fix the cities, do you fix the problem? Globally, according to Pew Center on Global Climate Change, emissions from transportation are "rising faster.

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Urban Research Symposium 2009

The Green Changemakers

A policy agenda (pdf) ( presentation - pdf) Lucy Winchester, United Nations (ECLAC/UN), Chile; Raquel Szalachman Assessing patterns of vulnerability, adaptive capacity and resilience across urban centers (pdf) ( presentation - pdf) Patricia Romero Lankao, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Mexico; John L.

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Developing Children’s Systems Literacy

The Green Changemakers

When a child observes drivers’ behavior at the traffic rotary being similar to people letting the water run when they brush their teeth, or that the growing conflict between two kids at school is similar to the escalating conflict between two nations, compare those patterns. Trees, fish, people, goods, good will, money, the national debt—these are all stocks. What happens to the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere?

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Peak energy, climate change, and the collapse of global civilization - The current peak oil crisis

The Green Changemakers

Unconventional oil resources have greater environmental impacts associated with them, including higher CO2 emissions. link] The conclusions of this analysis are supported by publications and statements made by several national governments, the George W. In 2010, the eight month mean (January 2010 – August 2010) global atmospheric concentration of CO2 was approximately 391 parts per million (ppm) (see Figure 33).

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Towards a Sustainable Energy Future

The Green Changemakers

and ‘Can it help reduce CO2 emissions?’ Second, they help make use of local resources to provide a cost-effective energy supply (characterized by mobility, modularity and low operating costs; renewable energies are very flexible in case of upgrade and competitive technologies as decentralized systems) while reducing regional and global greenhouse gas emissions. These biofuels produce fewer emissions than petroleum.

10 reasons why organic can feed the world

The Green Changemakers

3 In the UK, however, a study by the Elm Farm Research Centre predicted that a national transition to all-organic farming would see cereal, rapeseed and sugar beet yields fall by between 30 and 60 per cent. Greenhouse gas emissions and climate change Despite organic farming’s low-energy methods, it is not in reducing demand for power that the techniques stand to make the biggest savings in greenhouse gas emissions. Can organic farming feed the world?

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12 steps to unite to combate Climate Change

The Green Changemakers

Whether you are an individual, an organization, a business or a government, there are a number of steps you can take to reduce your carbon emissions, the total of which is described as your carbon footprint. Telling people you will reduce carbon emissions may seem simplistic, but even simple actions like announcing your commitment to going carbon neutral can be effective, while the simple act of asking for ideas can lead to creative and innovative solutions.

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