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. Everglades National Park. National Park Service photo.). Birding Conservation Everglades National Park Florida

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Nation Calls For New Approach To Affordable, Attainable Housing

Green (Living) Review

17 report from the Center for Responsible Lending found that the foreclosure crisis is less than halfway over.(2) The Affordable Housing Crisis According to recent Census data, from 2000 to 2010 the nation’s median income fell by 7 percent to $49,445.(6) 6) In addition, in the third quarter of 2011, the national median market-rate rent was reportedly $1,004, up from $981 a year earlier,(7) while the national rental vacancy rate declined to 9.8

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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. We clearly have the responsibility to help.” Goal is up to 209 billion tonnes of CO2-equivalent, Nearly 10% of total mitigation needed to stay below 2?C

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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

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? It''s widely known that plants need CO2 for photosynthesis , but the study''s authors say current computer models of Earth''s climate underestimate how much CO2 is absorbed by vegetation overall.

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

Green Traveler Guides

The resort also has corporate social responsibility initiatives to assist the local community’s school and students. 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. 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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Dream green awards for oil companies

Green Prophet

In 2012, Saudi Aramco has worked with the Kingdom’s Energy Efficiency Program and National Energy Efficiency Hub to institute several energy (and cost) saving projects resulting in the savings of 13,000 barrels of crude oil per day and 1.0 million tons of CO2 emissions. .

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Unearthing the true cost of fossil fuels and the true value of photovoltaics

Green (Living) Review

In a context where there is broad consensus in the scientific community that fossil fuels are largely responsible for global warming—with 85% of CO2 emissions coming from fossil fuel combustion—the authors argue that there needs to be a fundamental redesign of the energy market to make it fit for purpose. Ginley, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, USA David Cahen, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel Elizabeth A.

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. " "We are not assigning guilt, merely responsibility.

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Europe's 'Coal Renaissance' Masks Industry Downfall - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

The most important are 1) Strict new air pollution rules that ensure a huge amount of coal-fired capacity will be retired or constrained by 2016 2) Rock bottom carbon prices and 3) National level coal policies. In addition to the short term effect of these rules, coal has received a boost as European CO2 emissions have plummeted. This has led to an oversupply of CO2 emission permits, which cratered prices. Compass. « Secretary Kerrys Solar Surge | Main.

Climate Attitude Adjustment?

Sightline Daily

Photo Credit: VinothChandar via Compfight cc Today Yale and George Mason are releasing the third report from their latest national survey, Public Support for Climate and Energy Policies in April 2013. Americans increasingly looking to corporations and industry to take responsibility and do something about global warming (to lesser degrees they look to Congress, themselves, and the president to get to work).

ALEC's Vision of Pre-Empting EPA Coal Ash Regs Passes the House

PR Watch

The agency received some 450,000 public comments in response to its 2010 hearings and public comment period on the issue. This resolution is among a host of ALEC initiatives aimed at environmental deregulation, which also includes efforts to prevent the EPA from regulating CO2 emissions under the Clean Air Act. New Study by National Employment Law Project Documents ALEC’s Attack on Wages. Skip to Main Content Area. Contact Us. News Feeds. Podcasts. Privacy Policy.

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Non-CO2 Pollutants Are Promising Target in Cancun, Could Delay Warming by Several Decades

Green (Living) Review

Ramanathan and Victor highlight the importance of aggressively reducing CO 2 emissions, but note that the road ahead will be long, difficult, and expensive, and that “in the meantime, a fast-action plan is needed.” For example, reducing emissions from open cooking and diesel vehicles could save many of the 1.9

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I Heart Blue: An Ocean Love Affair in NYC with Dr. Susan Shaw and Poets, Musicians and More

Eco Chic

Gourmet catering, wine and our event’s signature cocktail: Surf Kiss Major news outlets (tv, print and internet) have committed to covering the event Green Mountain Energy Company is proud to help I Heart Blue go green by offsetting part of its estimated carbon dioxide emissions! In partnership with Green Mountain Energy Company, Blue Beyond Boarders has calculated and offset the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions associated with powering the I Heart Blue event. Tonight!

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Ideal Home Show gives ‘Coronation Street’ House an Ideal Refit

Green (Living) Review

Our national carbon footprint would be dramatically reduced along with individual homes' annual energy bills. "So As individuals we can all help by adopting a more responsible lifestyle by making simple changes in our homes." "The Energy used in homes is responsible for more than a quarter (27%) of all UK emissions of carbon dioxide, the main greenhouse gas causing climate change.

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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. According to the website, the project has two main focuses: “The first, to identify appropriate incentives to encourage rainforest nations to slow their deforestation rates. This past June, Weaver was awarded the prestigious Rachel Carson Award at the 2011 National Audubon Society Women in Conservation Luncheon.

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Debate: What Good Are Planetary Boundaries?

Nature Conservancy - Science

“The climate system is much more responsive to methane than to carbon dioxide, and even if we control carbon, we’ll still have warmed the planet by 2 degrees in 35 years because of methane pollution alone. “To provide electricity to everyone would only increase CO2 emissions by 1 percent. And while climate change will push all the systems in the same way, they behave very differently in response.” Commissariat Point, South Australia, Australia.

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.

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.

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.

Britain must grow more sustainable food

Green (Living) Review

A 'Grow your own' revolution planned as Hillary Benn says that Britain must grow more sustainable food by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Proposals for national food strategy calls for UK farming 'revolution' in response to climate change and food security, and the way we are presently working cannot continue, that is certain.

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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.

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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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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Mottainai

The Green Changemakers

Maathai told us that we are merely borrowing the earth from future generations and that it is adults' responsibility to make sure we hand over to them a beautiful world. Since she learned this word, she has frequently used it in her public speeches including the one in the UN Commission on the Status of Women and the Live 8 concert held in England in 2005, while believing that the value and spirituality of mottainai Japanese traditionally have could transcend culture and national boarders.

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Trash Planet: Germany

The Green Changemakers

Germany leads the European nations in recycling, with around 70 percent of the waste the country generates successfully recovered and reused each year. The concept in which private industries are responsible for eliminating waste – and for covering the costs – is described as the “polluter pays” principle. In other words, those who create the waste are responsible for cleaning up the mess. million tons of CO2 emissions.

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. Adaptation is the only strategy in response to peak oil. 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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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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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.

Developing Children’s Systems Literacy

The Green Changemakers

Like water, air, and playgrounds, these are resources that many people use, and for which no individual is solely responsible. Systems literacy makes it easier to see the commons: the shared gifts of nature such as water, air, land, fish, and also the shared efforts of our communities, upon which we depend, and for which we are all responsible. Trees, fish, people, goods, good will, money, the national debt—these are all stocks.

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Back to Basics in Transportation Planning

The Green Changemakers

I was part of a profession that for five decades viewed its mission as simply accommodating the demands of traffic, whether on local streets or on state and national highways. In the 1930s many American officials visited the German Autobahn network and returned with a sense of urgency that we must create a national system of high-speed highways. There was an overwhelming consensus in the 1950s among politicians that the Interstate Highway system was a matter of national interest.

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

Green Blog

Despite endless conferences, treaties and solemn promises, greenhouse gas emissions have risen 61% since 1990, and the rate of increase is accelerating. As Naomi Klein tells us in her new book, This Changes Everything, we are now experiencing an “early twenty-first century emissions explosion.” For 35 years they have claimed to be working to reduce carbon emissions. Thus about half of China’s carbon emissions are export-related.

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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Economies For Life

The Green Changemakers

In late 2001, the Social Ventures Network, an alliance of socially committed entrepreneurs, responded to this upsurge in civic innovation by launching a new nationwide initiative—the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies—to encourage, strengthen, and facilitate the interlinking of these initiatives with the aim of creating a cohesive national movement. Those responsible for corporate interests grew it into being through their day-to-day effort to increase profits and market share.

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Nuclear Power is NOT the Solution to Our Global Warming Woes

The Green Changemakers

The high costs of conventional fossil-fuelled plants would go even higher if their large carbon emissions had to be captured. Uncompetitive CO2 Displacement Nuclear plant operations emit almost no carbon—just a little to produce the fuel under current conditions 6. As Figure 2 shows, various options emit widely differing quantities of CO2 per delivered kilowatt-hour. kilograms of CO2 per kilowatt-hour 7. kilograms of CO2 for the same cost as displacing 0.9

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