BookDifferent.com to publish carbon emissions for 593,000 hotels

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| Green Travel News | Several travel booking websites now call out eco-friendly lodgings, but in a world-first, not only is the Netherlands-based BookDifferent revealing which hotels have a valid green certification—they are also publishing nearly 600,000 hotels’ carbon emissions.

California Drought Intensified By Human Emissions, Says Study

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Scientists assert that climate Read More The post California Drought Intensified By Human Emissions, Says Study appeared first on Ecorazzi. A four-year drought has ravaged the state of California, but future dry spells could be even worse.

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Pollution, not carbon emissions

Green (Living) Review

Now the only talk is about carbon emissions, which obscures all the rest. The term emissions has replaced the word pollution in the political speak vocabulary and with that they can play around. However, pollution is the problem and not just carbon emissions and even particle emissions; it is pollution of air, water and soil that we have to fight. brown carbon carbon emissions environment green living pollution soot

Top Chinese adviser: China to limit carbon emissions from 2016

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One day after the US unveiled their plan to cut carbon emissions with 20 percent by 2030 , a top senior adviser to the Chinese government said that the country will set limits to their carbon emissions from 2016.

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Finland promises to cut emissions with 80% by 2050

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Earlier this month, the parliament in Finland passed a new climate change act that obliges the country to reduce its emissions with 80 percent by 2050.

Sustainable forests can cut global emissions by half

Green (Living) Review

According to a study conducted by Södra, the sustainable management of the world's production forests could yield a reduction in global emissions of up to 50 percent. This corresponds to 30-50 percent of global emissions.

Poland Rejects UN’s Zero Carbon Emission Proposal

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Poland is leading the bandwagon for a number of eastern European countries to shut down a United Nations target to cut carbon emissions to zero by 2100. On Sunday, the Read More The post Poland Rejects UN’s Zero Carbon Emission Proposal appeared first on Ecorazzi. Causes Environment News Science Top News

Reinvent our transportation systems for reduced emissions and more jobs

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Cutting greenhouse gas emissions will throw millions of people out of work! Our Jobs, Our Planet, a report written in 2011 by Jonathan Neale for the European Transport Workers Federation , argues the opposite, that changing the ways that goods and people are moved can reduce emissions from the transport sector by 80% while creating over 12 million new jobs – 7 million in transportation and 5 million in renewable energy. This can cut carbon dioxide emissions to almost nothing.

Green Your Ride: Save Gas & Reduce Emissions

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Labels now provide information about fuel economy, fuel costs, energy use, and environmental impacts for buyers to compare fuel costs and emissions. fuel efficiency green transportation saving energy saving money reduce emissions save gas save money In May 2011, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration started requiring new labels for vehicles.

US unveils historic plan to cut carbon emissions with 30 percent by 2030

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Today the Obama administration announced its plan to cut 30 percent of carbon emissions from power plants by 2030. The new emission standards are historic and are called the strongest action taken by the U.S. Carbon emissions were much lower at this time than only a few years back.

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Obama signs executive order to cut government’s greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent, increase use of renewable energy

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US President Barack Obama has signed an executive order to cut the federal government’s carbon pollution emissions by 40 percent by 2025. The new plan is expected to result in a reduction of 21 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions – which is equal to taking 4.2

CO2 Emissions In MENA Double In 30 Years

Green Prophet

Over the last thirty years, carbon emissions in North Africa and the Middle East have doubled with citizens in the Gulf states producing up to 10 times the amount of CO2 as the average global citizen. High Carbon Emission In Gulf Don’t Reflect Rest Of MENA.

Obama defends new carbon emission rules in face of growing criticism

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In what could become a defining moment in environmental history, President Obama unveiled a plan on June 2 to cut carbon emissions by nearly a third within 15 years.

The Middle East’s Carbon Emissions At A Glance (Infographic)

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Carboun, an organisation which promotes sustainability in the Middle East, has produced its first infographic which does a great job of mapping out the region’s carbon emissions. Indeed, Qatar is number one in world rankings when it comes to carbon emissions per capita.

IPCC: Near zero emissions needed by 2100 to avoid climate catastrophe

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In this assessment report, the IPCC warns that climate change will inflict “severe, widespread, and irreversible impacts” for humans and the natural world unless rapid action is taken to cut greenhouse gas emissions. To make sure we reach this goal the world needs to attain near zero emissions by 2100. “We To keep a good chance of staying below 2C, and at manageable costs, our emissions should drop by 40 to 70 percent globally between 2010 and 2050, falling to zero or below by 2100.

Oil-Rich UAE Leads Emissions Accountability

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The Dubai Carbon Center of Excellence (DCCE) will collect greenhouse emissions data for five of the seven United Arab Emirates by the end of 2013, The National reports. ” This in turn will inform what policies and targets should be put in place in order to control future emissions.

Government warned over green economy plans as UK emissions rise

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per cent rise in UK greenhouse emissions and a 3.8 per cent rise in carbon emissions, Friends of the Earth's Executive Director Andy Atkins said: "Our economy is as dangerously hooked on fossil fuels as it was twenty years ago - so emissions are bound to rise as the economy picks up. "If the Government is going to get serious on climate change it must accept the Climate Change Committee's advice in full and set tougher targets for cutting UK emissions.

Zero-Emission Travel

Green (Living) Review

What is “zero-emission” travel and is it, actually possible. Electric vehicles, as so often advertised as being “zero-emission” do not, in my view, fall entirely under this as, while they may not actually have any emissions, as in CO2, etc., the charging of them via the national grid or via a generator does have emissions of one kind or the other and therefore they cannot be seen entirely as emission free and carbon neutral.

World’s First Wave-Powered Desalination Tech Offers Zero-Emission Energy and Water

Green Prophet

Throughout the Middle East, water is fast becoming a luxury, and converting seawater into potable water is costly – both in terms of the energy required to purify vast quantities of water every day and its contribution to greenhouse gas emissions (and therefore climate change.).

Air pollution kills 200,000 people a year, vehicle emissions largely to blame

Green (Living) Review

Other areas of emissions studied were industry, commercial and residential sources, marine transportation and rail transportation. The city with the highest emissions-related deaths was Baltimore, where 130 out of every 100,000 residents die each year from long-term exposure to air pollution.

The Washington Carbon Emissions Reduction Taskforce Report is Out

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In April, Governor Inslee established a Carbon Emissions Reduction Taskforce (CERT) to provide recommendations about the design and implementation of carbon pricing in Washington. Governor Inslee toured energy storage systems company UniEnergy Technologies and met with staff.

Knowledge Problem: CO2 emission reductions: fracking, recession, renewables?

Environmental Economics

Lynne Kiesling: Several people have pointed out the remarkable fact that carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuel combustion have fallen almost to 1995 levels. As the Institute for Energy Research noted , The Energy information Administration reports that energy-related carbon dioxide emissions in the United States are 2.4 Why are carbon dioxide emissions on a downward trend?

5 Ways We Can Turn Paris Climate Commitments into Action

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Put a price on carbon Economists on both sides of the aisle generally agree on the easiest and cheapest way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions—putting a price on carbon. Two out of three support regulating power plant emissions.

Using 'Biochar' to cut greenhouse gas emissions

Green (Living) Review

In addition to these benefits, researchers are now saying that biochar has potential to mitigate climate change as it can help sequester carbon and thus cut our greenhouse gas emissions. A recent study by the NERC''s Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) says that adding biochar suppresses CO 2 emissions very significantly over several years. They also monitored soil emissions under controlled conditions in the lab.

Car Emissions May Cause Brain Damage

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Researchers at the University of Southern California (USC) have found that rodents exposed to motorized vehicle emissions showed signs of brain damage. Specifically, the mice involved in the study showed signs of memory loss and Alzheimer’s after being exposed to these emissions.

The Good News: Almost Everyone Else Knows that Global Warming is Real

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Yet will the decision unravel the entire agreement, leading to disastrous increases in carbon dioxide emissions, temperature, sea level rise and rainfall anomalies for the planet? emissions 26-28 percent by 2025 was very aggressive.

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China Slashes Coal Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions for the Second Year in a Row

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percent in 2015, marking the second year in a row that the country has slashed coal use and greenhouse gas emissions. China is widely expected to meet or surpass its goal of "peaking" emissions (the point at which the country begins to permanently reduce its greenhouse gas emissions) by 2030.

Germany to Create Bicycle Highway.

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This new track should effectively remove 50,000 vehicles from the roads daily, helping to reduce traffic jams and emissions related pollutants. Bicycle Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Featured Today Air Pollution bicycle bicycle highway bikes commute emissionsWith air.

Giant Infrared Human Dryers Slash Carbon Emissions

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Residents of Sharjah – the Emirate just north of Dubai – enjoy drying off in giant human dryers like these pictured above, which reportedly slash carbon emissions by half in some situations.

How California Uses Forests—and Economic Forces—to Fight Climate Change

Conservancy Talk

The state is using a market-based approach to reduce emissions at the lowest cost possible – while protecting forests at a significant scale. The cap-and-trade program is a key piece of the state’s commitment to reduce emissions to 1990 levels by 2020.

Gaza’s Getting 20! Zero-Emissions Eco-Schools

Green Prophet

In an unprecedented move, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) has unveiled plans to build as many as 20 zero-emissions schools throughout the Gaza Strip, which will rely entirely on renewables for their energy supply. The first zero-emissions school will cost $2 million, which is no more than UNRWA usually spends on an educational facility in the region. In time, students living in Gaza Strip will no longer be vulnerable to the politics du jour. .

This Video by a woman who works for NASA flipped my perspective on Climate Change.

Elephant Journal

“Can you imagine if all of us NASA people just sat around going ‘Ah, that’s too hard,’ every time some ginormous obstacle happened?”.

oRo: A zero emission, human powered vehicle for agility in city based commuting

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However, for deft maneuvering of the zero emission bantam craft, the cockpit also incorporates an easy to use steering mechanism with an adjoining speedometer.

IEA warns world headed for irreversible climate change in five years, greenhouse emissions soaring

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At the same time the US department of energy released new figures showing a “monster increase” in greenhouse gas emissions. ” Everything that produces greenhouse gas emissions, such as dirty coal plants and other fossil-fueled power stations, which are being constructed from now on, will continue to spew out carbon for decades to come. The increase in emissions mainly comes from China and the USA which alone stood for more than half of the emissions in 2010.

Airplanes' contrails cause far more warming than their carbon emissions

Green (Living) Review

By Michael Smith (Veshengro) According to research by the DLR German Aerospace Center, airplane contrails have a much, much greater impact on global warming than do the carbon emissions caused by planes' engines. Very low emissions.

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Turkey Plans to Introduce Emissions-Based Tax on Motor Vehicles

Green Prophet

Transportation accounts for nearly one-third of all CO2 emissions in the European Union. But since 1990, overall greenhouse gas emissions in the EU have decreased — unlike Turkey, where they doubled between 1990 and 2009. There are currently 1.6

Are CO2 emissions a normal or inferior good?

Environmental Economics

  With regards to CO2 emissions, the distinction is important because the income effect of policies aimed at CO2 reductions may cause unintended consequences if the income effects counter the direct reduction of the policy.  Global carbon dioxide emissions from industry rose about 3 percent in a weak global economy this year, a study released on Monday showed, adding fresh urgency to efforts to control planet-warming gases at U.N.

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 ).

The Arctic melts at an unprecedented pace while greenhouse gas emissions, temperatures and sea levels all hit record highs

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A new climate report released by the NOAA shows new global temperature records, how both greenhouse gas emissions and sea levels are rising, and that the Arctic is melting at an unprecedented pace.

EPA: Reducing greenhouse gas emissions

Environmental Economics

By taking action to reduce emissions of the greenhouse gas pollution that warms our planet, we can reduce the risks we will face from future climate change. EPA, From the EPA climate change webpage : We are already experiencing the effects of climate change. Temperatures are rising, snow and rainfall patterns are shifting, and more extreme climate events—like heavy rainstorms and record high temperatures—are already taking place.