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. One square kilometer of virgin forest is lost every second around the planet. Global climate talks expected to close today in Paris have extended into Saturday, according French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius.

Why Boxed Water is Really Better than Aluminum Cans and Plastic Bottles

Green Prophet

The world has witnessed many amazing environmental benefits this year as Coronavirus pandemic stay-at-home orders resulted in drastic global pollution and carbon emission cuts in a matter of months. Is boxed water better?

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Here’s to Earth Day: 9 eco-friendly Caribbean resorts

Green Traveler Guides

The Caribe Hilton is a member of the Hilton Family of Hotels , which has committed to reducing energy consumption, CO2 emissions and waste by 20% and water consumption by 10% by 2014. Green Globe certified for its ongoing efforts to protect the island’s coral reefs, forests, and other areas of dense vegetation and native species. Based in California, it operates in more than 83 countries and is an affiliate member of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

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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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. Nay, all other forests do too, whether they are in public or private hands.

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New Science: Time to Step Away from the Ecological Footprint?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Kareiva and his coauthors argue that the most widely cited measure of global and national sustainability — the Ecological Footprint — has serious conceptual and scientific flaws that render it almost unusable for scientists, policymakers, resource managers and investors. Instead, the article’s authors argue, science needs to develop new indicators for decision makers — ones that show the trends for critical natural resources such as soils, forests, fisheries and fresh water supplies.

ENER-G launches Mexico's first landfill gas capture project to power manufacture of Nissan cars

Green (Living) Review

Project will help Mexico deliver on binding emissions reduction targets and renewable energy generation targets of its new Climate Change Act Manchester, UK, April 2012 : ENER-G Natural Power and its sister company Biogas Technology are generating clean electrical energy from biogas for use by Nissan at its manufacturing site in Aguascalientes. million investment by ENER-G will reduce carbon dioxide emissions at the landfill site by approximately 90,000 tons per year.

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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10 Celebrities Fighting To Save The Rainforests

Eccorazzi

The website, ISFoundation.com, reveals the frightening facts about the impact deforestation will have on us not nationally, but globally. Possibly one of the world’s biggest advocates for the protection of the Rainforest, The Prince’s Rainforest Project (PRP) , started in 2007, holds the motto “Working to make the forests worth more alive than dead.”. Ecorazzi’s Rainforest Editorial Series is brought to you by Hello Green Tomorrow , the Avon Product Inc.

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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. 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. Roads are the way forests have been clearcut. Plant trees on lawns (including golf courses), and everywhere: they suck up CO2.

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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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The problems with our fossil fuel economy

Green (Living) Review

Coal is dirty and no amount of greenwashing can turn it into “clean coal” and that is just with regards to emissions and pollution. Oil producing nation s and the oil industry and its fat cats will never allow this to happen. It is pollution that is killing life that personally worries me more than any CO2 emission, for instance.

Recycling helps us avoid tackling Climate Change

Green (Living) Review

These denials go against science: carbon emissions have increased by 35 per cent since 1990, and climate change is responsible for over 300,000 deaths a year, a figure that could rise to half a million people by 2030.Or The climate is changing though – and I am swaying that rather carefully – whether all is down to CO2 emissions is another thing altogether. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Climate change and environmental destruction are contentious and disputed topics.

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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Eco-Model Cities for a Low-Carbon Society

The Green Changemakers

All of the cities prominently feature activities and future plans to achieve drastic reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. SHIMOKAWA A Low-Carbon Society in Harmony with the Forest Population Area Mid-Term Reduction Goal Long-Term Reduction Goal Base Year 3,800 644 km 2 32% (2030) 66% (2050) 1990 Shimokawa is a small town located in the Kamikawa District of Hokkaido, the northern island of Japan. The primary industries are farming and – as 90% of the town is forest – lumber.

Regional Cap and Trade Advances

Sightline Daily

Earlier this week, the states Environmental Improvement Board voted 4-to-1 in support of a carbon cap-and-trade program that will reduce state emissions by 3 percent annually from 2013 to 2020. And perhaps most importantly, local leadership exerts political force on the national leaders in Ottowa and DC who have so far shirked their responsibilities. Solar Cycles, Natural CO2 Sources, Ocean Currents etc. Skip to content.

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.” National partnerships and advocacy Joining together across faith traditions.

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The SymbioCity concept: Combine and benefit

The Green Changemakers

emissions and climate change. Sweden – once a troubled nation By the 1970s, decades of heavy industrialisation had finally taken their toll on Sweden. Polluted air, dead forests, wastelands and toxic water were everyday news. New policies - new ideas Eventually, the negative events triggered political action and tougher legislation, spurred cooperation between local, regional and national authorities and private industry – and got ordinary citizens involved, too.

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The global crisis in land use.

The Green Changemakers

Collectively, we are beginning to acknowledge that our long addiction to fossil fuels—which has been harming our national security, our economy and our environment for decades—must end. Unfortunately, this positive shift in the national zeitgeist has had an unintended downside. But is it so serious that we can afford to overlook the rise of infectious disease, the collapse of fisheries, the ongoing loss of forests and biodiversity, and the depletion of global water supplies?

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"Environmentalists Say" — Sightline Daily - Northwest News that.

Sightline Daily

Nowhere is mentioned the serious damage that coal burning does to public health (particularly to to children), the diminished views at Mount Rainier National Park, the havoc wrought by climate change, or the precariousness of a local economy dependent on a foreign multinational energy company that has sent shock waves through the towns labor force before. Bottom line: some reduction of NOx, but not as much as under full emission regulation. Skip to content.

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"Environmentalists Say"

Sightline Daily

Nowhere is mentioned the serious damage that coal burning does to public health (particularly to to children), the diminished views at Mount Rainier National Park, the havoc wrought by climate change, or the precariousness of a local economy dependent on a foreign multinational energy company that has sent shock waves through the towns labor force before. Bottom line: some reduction of NOx, but not as much as under full emission regulation. Skip to content.

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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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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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