Job-killing regulations

Environmental Economics

On Mars: Fearing that any further delay might prevent their movement from having any meaningful impact, a consortium of leading conservationists confirmed Wednesday it is attempting to get a head start on preserving the planet Mars.

Regulation Monday (with snark)

Environmental Economics

President Barack Obama is using his executive authority to take his strongest action yet against climate change -- proposing new EPA regulations. Oooohhh, new regulations.  "As president, and as a parent, I refuse to condemn our children to a planet that's beyond fixing," Obama said in his weekly address Saturday. Chamber of Commerce, a business federation, estimated the new regulations will cost the economy $50 billion a year.

It's the Planet Stupid!: Capitalism and The Destruction of the Commons

Green (Living) Review

I would propose a slightly broader definition, one in which “cultural resources” includes the laws, regulations and norms designed to assure an equitable, just, prosperous and sustainable world. commons environment Planet

Quick Take: The High Seas Belong to the Planet and Us All

Conservancy Talk

This week could herald the beginning of a new era in Ocean conservation, as negotiations begin at the United Nations in New York for a new legally binding treaty which could cover over half the planet – or in other words, the high seas.

Eat Less Meat and Save The Planet

Green Prophet

But it seems unlikely to happen on some ideal internationally regulated scale. The Unep study forewarns of dark scenario for the planet. Cut your meat consumption by half to combat global warming, urges UN Environment Program.

Sustainable Economic Growth and a finite Planet

Green (Living) Review

And we are to blame for the growth in population in that we almost permanently interfere in Nature's self-regulation mechanism. Famines and natural disasters are a way of how the Planet self-regulates the population, human, other animals, etc., I am sorry but that is Mother Nature's way of regulating life, and has done though the ages. When it comes to economic growth it is a fact that more, more and ever more cannot work with our finite Planet and its resources.

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A New Diet for the Planet?

Conservancy Talk

Given those facts, you might expect my answer to Marc’s question to be straightforward: that environmentalists should say no to meat , and that we should focus on changing what people eat in the interest of saving the planet. Can changing your diet make a positive impact on the planet?

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For Earth Week: Three Transformative Ideas to Save the Planet

Conservancy Talk

Saving the planet will largely depend on our ability to close this gap. The company joined forces with the Nature Conservancy and other organizations to develop monitoring systems and incentives for farmers who comply with Brazil’s environmental regulations. This piece originally appeared in the Milken Institute’s “ The Power of Ideas 2015 : A Collection of Insights to Transform the Future.”

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

Conservancy Talk

But right now I want to focus on what actions all of us can take as individuals to help put our planet on the right path. Everywhere you look, very diverse groups of people are coming together to do what it takes to save the planet. The other leads to a thriving, greener planet.

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Building Cities that Think Like Planets

The Green Changemakers

From a planetary perspective, the emergence and rapid expansion of cities across the globe may represent another turning point in the life of our planet. If we are to think like a planet, the challenge will be to deal with scales and events far removed from everyday human experience.

The Green Buzz: Monday, May 13

Conservancy Talk

In case you didn’t see it: Amazing Google Earth time-lapse video of how we’ve changed the planet. ( Take a sip of coffee and read what’s on our green news radar this Monday morning. Unless severe weather strikes this summer, the U.S. expects a record corn crop. Wall Street Journal ). Is there human poop in your compost ? ( NPR ). Think everyone in the developed world has easy-access to safe drinking water ? Think again. ( The New York Times ).

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Trash Planet: Germany

The Green Changemakers

by Marie Look The Trash Planet series highlights various countries around the world and how they handle their waste. In the 1970s, Germany had around 50,000 landfills , but now there are fewer than 200, thanks to stricter regulations and a diminished need.

Breast Cancer Fund’s Janet Nudelman Breaks Down BPA Dangers: Heroines for the Planet

Eco Chic

Support the “Ban Poisonous Additives Act” and other federal policy initiatives that would require the FDA to more strictly regulate the safety of food packaging. The post Breast Cancer Fund’s Janet Nudelman Breaks Down BPA Dangers: Heroines for the Planet appeared first on Eco-Chick.

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Heroines for the Planet: Model and Skincare Chef May Lindstrom

Eco Chic

Then you need to make them smell nice so they are loaded up with synthetic perfumes, which are not regulated and you do not need to disclose the full make up of their ingredients on your labels. Photo Credit: Larry White.

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Please Turn Your Engine Off…

Green Life Smart Life

When I got back, I decided to do some digging and get some information on the New Hampshire Idling Regulations and here is what I found: . Above are the regulations for gasoline powered cars. You can read the full regulations here. I think that every state should pass this kind of regulation. Tagged: energy conservation, Environment, New Hampshire, no idling regulations. My husband and I recently went on vacation in Vermont.

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A warmer world may bring more local, less global, temperature variability

Green (Living) Review

Whatever the reason, the climate of our Planet is in flux – not that it has not always been – and undergoing changes at the present which will, more than likely, lead to serious weather extremes the pinpointing and predicting of which will be almost impossible.

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New Mexico Chooses More Solar Power - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

Recently the New Mexico Public Regulatory Commission chose to continue the state’s leadership on clean energy investments when it approved a measure on solar power : The Public Regulation Commission (last month) approved a new way.for utilities to calculate renewable energy costs but kept the current price caps that limit the impact on consumers. Sierra Club® and "Explore, enjoy and protect the planet"® are registered trademarks of the Sierra Club. Compass.

New Poll Finds Ratepayers Strongly Oppose Duke Energy Coal.

Sierra Club Compass

As state regulators prepare to make a major decision on the future of a proposed Indiana coal plant with a $3.5 Hopefully, Indiana regulators will get the message loud and clear when they rule on the settlement later this month. -- Mary Anne Hitt, Beyond Coal Director. Compass.

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Power of the People: Local Movements for Self-Reliance and Urban Revitalization

Green Living Ideas

Sometimes it feels like politics and regulations are out of our hands, but there is a growing movement of ‘local first’ initiatives, grassroots activism and urban revitalization proving that people have the power to make huge changes for their neighborhoods and their planet. Green Lifestyle city climate change regulations sustainability

Automakers Back Call for Fuel Economy Standards - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

During his first term as President, Barack Obama took historic steps to mitigate the climate crisis our planet is facing. Sierra Club® and "Explore, enjoy and protect the planet"® are registered trademarks of the Sierra Club. Compass.

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The New York Times on the Republican carbon tax proposal

Environmental Economics

From the editorial page : The new Climate Leadership Council argues that conservatives should support a carbon tax because it is a more market-friendly approach than Mr. Obama’s regulations. But there are legitimate fears that the tax alone might not achieve emission reductions on the scale needed to save the planet from out-of-control warming, and that regulations and other policies like public investments in renewable energy will be needed, too.

Healthy Furniture is the Future in a Green Home

Green Life Smart Life

Volatile Organic Compounds were once important to the performance of the paint, but now low VOC and zero-VOC paints and finishes are available and are becoming very popular and in some cases required by new environmental regulations. .

"There’s no way around it."

Environmental Economics

Brad Plumer (subtitled "Donald Trump is going to be a disaster for the planet"): Trump has been crystal clear about his environmental plans. Trump has said, straight up, he wants to scrap all the major regulations that President Obama painstakingly put in place to reduce US carbon dioxide emissions, including the Clean Power Plan. With Republicans now controlling Congress, they could pass a bill preventing the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating CO2.

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The leisure economy: can we save the planet by working less?

The Green Changemakers

Despite this, research shows that our working habits continue to put a strain on the planet's resources. Environmentalists responded by regulating industrial and urban discharge into water and air, through planning laws to preserve countryside and reclaim industrial land, and through preserving and conserving farmland and wild places as green lungs for the planet. Ewan Kingston The idea of a 'leisure economy' has been predicted for decades, but never realised.

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There are no coal mines on Mars

Environmental Economics

Huffington Post ): In a condemnatory speech last week against the Obama administration’s new Environmental Protection Agency carbon emission regulations , Kentucky state Sen. Smith, the owner of a mining company called Mohawk Energy, argued that despite the fact that the red planet doesn’t have any coal mines, Mars and Earth share a temperature. Therefore, Smith reasoned, coal companies on Earth should be exempt from emission regulations.

Food Forests Could Bring Healthy Organic Food To Everyone – For Free

Green (Living) Review

Unlike much of the modern industrial agricultural system which relies heavily of inputs such as fossil fuels and artificial herbicides, pesticides and fertilizers, a food forest once established is self-regulating and highly abundant in yield.

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Food Forests Could Bring Free Healthy Organic Food To Everyone For The Same Cost As Roadside Grass

Green (Living) Review

Unlike much of the modern industrial agricultural system which relies heavily of inputs such as fossil fuels and artificial herbicides, pesticides and fertilizers, a food forest once established is self-regulating and highly abundant in yield.

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No pain no gain?

Environmental Economics

High energy costs, declining industrial competitiveness and a recognition that the economy is unlikely to rebound strongly any time soon are leading policy makers to begin easing up in their drive for more aggressive climate regulation.

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"Governments Await Obama’s Move on Carbon to Gauge U.S. Climate Efforts"

Environmental Economics

This was in today's emailed headlines from the NYTimes: President Obama is expected to announce on Monday an Environmental Protection Agency regulation to cut carbon pollution from the nation’s fleet of 600 coal-fired power plants, in a speech that government analysts in Beijing, Brussels and beyond will scrutinize to determine how serious the president is about fighting global warming. regulation taking aim at coal-fired power plants, the nation’s largest source of carbon pollution.

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"ExxonMobil CEO Relieved It Finally Too Late To Do Anything About Climate Change"

Environmental Economics

The 64-year-old petroleum executive, who acknowledged that throughout his career he had feared the public might take action to curb rising temperatures by imposing emissions restrictions or mandating a switch to alternative energy, said he was just happy that the window for avoiding the planet’s environmental destruction had closed, and that the entire industry was now free to carry on as usual. “I

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Standards over incentives in the inaugural address

Environmental Economics

The centerpiece will be action by the Environmental Protection Agency to clamp down further on emissions from coal-burning power plants under regulations still being drafted — and likely to draw legal challenges.

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What is Happening with the Rainforests?

Green Home Blog

billion acres of land (about 40% of the continent), the Amazon (Amozonian) is the largest rainforest amongst those found throughout the world (which in total cover about 6% of our planet). Regulate worldwide climate patterns. What is Happening with the Rainforests?

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Parks and Public Lands Win at the Polls

10,000 Birds

Under the measure, taxpayers will be responsible for payments to property owners for any loss in property value resulting from a change in law or regulation, regardless of whether the property retains a profitable use.

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Food Forests Could Bring Healthy Organic Food To Everyone – For Free (VIDEO)

Green (Living) Review

Unlike much of the modern industrial agricultural system which relies heavily of inputs such as fossil fuels and artificial herbicides, pesticides and fertilizers, a food forest once established is self-regulating and highly abundant in yield.

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10 Ways to Conserve Biodiversity

Greentumble

In short, biodiversity maintains the balance of an ecosystem to keep them functioning and self-regulating. regulating services. Regulating services refers to anything that lessens environmental change. Biodiversity is the pillar that allows.

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Why Is Biodiversity Important to Ecosystems?

Greentumble

climate regulation. Antibiotics, fungicides, anticancer drugs, blood-clotting agents and thinners, anesthetics, cardiac regulators and fever suppressants are among the drugs we have obtained from wild biodiversity [8]. . Where are the highest levels of biodiversity on our planet?

The Deceit of Yes/No Conservation

Nature Conservancy - Science

Another complicating factor: Santa Cruz County has arguably the best-regulated timber harvest practices in the world. Roads built before the tough regulations were in place are re-graded, and all roads are monitored and maintained by the harvesters for years after the harvest.

Water Pollution Facts, Causes, Effects & Solutions

Greentumble

Long, long ago our planet was just a rock, a shell that had cooled over its molten hot interior, devoid of life. Our planet needs water to maintain life. Of the water that covers 70 percent of our planet, only 2.5 Advocate for pollution regulation.

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Set the fox to guard the henhouse

Environmental Economics

Their timetable is dictated by a state law establishing a moratorium until July 2016 on any sea-level prediction that could be used as the basis for new state policies or regulations. The 2012 law also ordered the commission to launch a parallel study weighing the environmental and economic costs and benefits that would come from any sea-level regulations – or the lack of regulations – in the future.

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Insecticides put world food supplies at risk, say scientists

Green (Living) Review

Billions of dollars’ worth of the potent and long-lasting neurotoxins are sold every year but regulations have failed to prevent the poisoning of almost all habitats, the international team of scientists concluded in the most detailed study yet.

Top 10 Interesting Facts about the Rainforest

Greentumble

Rainforests regulate global temperature. 7 Rainforests regulate global temperature. Rainforests help to regulate the world’s temperature and weather patterns. These are essential functions for our wellbeing on the planet. Rainforests are the richest terrestrial ecosystems.

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7 Ways to Live a More Green Life at Home

Green Prophet

There are over 7 billion people in the world utilizing the planet’s resources. Even then, examine the products thoroughly to determine which one will provide the most savings for you and best results for the planet.

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How eco-friendly are barbecues?

Green (Living) Review

Charcoal is excluded from EU timber regulation which requires all timber and many timber products to be legally sourced. Not just for us, as consumers, but also, it would appear, for any regulators. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Not very unless you use charcoal from local sources.