Fully Renewable Energy Feasible for Samoa – Otago Study

Environmental News Network

The future of Samoa’s electricity system could go green, a University of Otago study has shown. Fully Renewable Energy Feasible for Samoa – Otago Study

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American Samoa Bans Plastic Bags, California Rejects Similar Ban

Eco Friendly Daily

These are among the many reasons that the island of American Samoa has recently announced that they will be banning the use of plastic bags next year. It is no surprise that many governments, whether they be national or local, are looking towards banning the use of plastic bags. The reports are endless regarding the build-up of plastics in our oceans and the subsequent deaths of marine animals and the increasingly poisoned seas.

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In news reports Climate Change blamed for Samoan tsunami

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The tsunami that struck Samoa and Tonga in the South Pacific in the last days of September 2009 has been blamed by some on Climate Change. I have to say that now I have about heard it all. Tsunamis are not triggered by Climate Change or Global Warming but by undersea earthquakes. But some forces are trying to make this out to be a result of Climate Change as well.

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NOAA report shows climate change is killing Floridas coral reefs


including around the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa and Hawaii. A status report released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency (NOAA) shows that overall, coral reefs in the U.S.

Bush Preserving Environment?

Green Earth Journey

The US claims jurisdiction over a number of small islands and atolls across the Pacific, including American Samoa, Wake Island and the Northern Mariana Islands. From New Scientist ONE of the George W. Bush's final acts as US president could be to create the largest marine conservation area in the world. White House officials say that Bush is considering a proposal to turn up to 2.3

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Overfishing causing reef shark numbers in the Pacific to decline


Nadon said that the numbers of the reef sharks around areas like the Mariana Archipelago, the main Hawaiian Islands and the America Samoa were very few. Sonia Renthlei: The connection between the declining population of many species and humans cannot be denied. We’ve significantly contributed to the near extinction of land and marine creatures owing to deforestation, food, poaching and global warming.

Take a virtual dive with NOAA


Sanctuaries available for VR visits include American Samoa, the Florida Keys, Flower Garden Banks off Galveston, Texas, Gray’s Reef in Georgia, Monterey Bay, the Olympic Coast in Washington state, Stellwagen Bank in Maine and Thunder Bay in Michigan. NOAA has released a series of virtual dives to keep stay-at-homers entertained, educated and interested in the undersea world even when everybody’s stuck on the couch.

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International Fisheries Management Commission Agrees to Strategy to Amend Measures to End Pacific Bigeye Tuna Overfishing

Green (Living) Review

Members: Australia , China, Canada, Cook Islands, European Union, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, France, Japan, Kiribati, Korea, Republic of Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Chinese Taipei, Tonga, Tuvalu, United States of America, Vanuatu. Participating Territories: American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, French Polynesia, Guam, New Caledonia, Tokelau, Wallis and Futuna.

Yes, You Can Buy Vegan Girl Scout Cookies - Eco-Vegan Gal: Live.

Eco-Vegan Girl

Unfortunately samoas and thin mints are not on the list, but check out what is ( according to PETA ): Tagalongs/Peanut Butter Patties Thanks-A-Lot Shout Outs! Samoa Girl Scout Cookies by Alisa Share | Posted by Eco-Vegan Gal at 3/24/2011 07:13:00 PM Labels: dessert , gluten-free , recipe , vegan 3comments: Ginasaid. Vegan-Related Recipes Eco-Related Health Calendar Contact Eco-Vegan Dog ENGAGE Productions Thursday, March 24, 2011 Yes, You Can Buy Vegan Girl Scout Cookies!

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Abu Dhabi gives 6 rural communities $41m for off grid power

Green Prophet

Samoa : a 3MW biomass gasification and biodiesel facility is expected to produce four million liters of biodiesel each year to replace expensive energy imports. IRENA announced the first six recipients of concessional loans for off grid renewable energy projects that are “ready for the shovel,” as Director General Adnan Z. Amin put it in a press conference yesterday. They will receive a combined $41 million from the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD).

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OP ED: Bioplastics Will not Solve the Plastic Pollution Problem

Green Prophet

Plastic washes up on the beaches of American Samoa, Hawaii and the Galapagos Islands. Daniella Dimitrova Russo from the Plastic Pollution Coalition warns that bioplastics will not solve plastic pollution. Plastic pollution is one of the major issues facing our planet today. Plastic bags festoon trees in Ras Al Khaimah in the United Arab Emirates, and along the streets of New York, USA.

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Hyperstability: The Achilles’ Heel of Data-Poor Fisheries

Nature Conservancy - Science

Bumphead parrotfish are now extinct in Guam and heavily depleted in Fiji, Samoa, Papua New Guinea, and others parts of the Solomon Islands. There’s a basic logic to managing fisheries: as a fish population decreases you’ll catch fewer fish. But what if that’s not always true? New research from the Solomon Islands indicates that hyperstability — when catch rates remain high even as fish are rapidly depleted — could be a major challenge for assessing data-poor coral reef fisheries.

Genetic Engineers and Conservation Biologists: Scenes From a First Date

Nature Conservancy - Science

Stanford marine biologist Steve Palumbi reported on innovative research he leads in American Samoa to identify and protect coral reef species that have genetically evolved to tolerate warm waters, findings that could help the Conservancy and other conservation organizations confront the challenge of warming oceans and coral bleaching. Woolly mammoths: coming soon to a prairie near you? Well, not so fast. Photo: Flying Puffin under a Creative Commons license.

Youth Perspective: Youth Action Guide on the SDGs

The Green Changemakers

An example from UNDP’s Youth Organic Farming in Samoa. Source: [link] A guide for youth as the ECOSOC Youth Forum concludes at UN HQ — As the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum just finished convening at the United Nations in New York, we reflect once again on the recently launched Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their relevance to youth.

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Shocking analysis by country of years left to zero emissions

Green Blog

years), Samoa (31.3), Tonga (31.3), Morocco (32.8), Senegal (32.8), Albania (32.8), Georgia (32.8), Armenia (34.3), St Vincent & Grenadines (36.1), Kenya (36.1), Maldives (37.9), Kyrgyzstan (37.9), Burkina Faso (37.9), India (40.1), Cook Islands (40.1), Bhutan (42.4), Yemen (45.1), Tajikistan (45.1), Mozambique (45.1), Rwanda (45.1), Burundi (45.1), Lesotho (48.1), Swaziland (48.1).

Analysis by country of fossil fuel burning-based Carbon Debt and Carbon Credit

Green Blog

Fossil fuel burning yielding the greenhouse gas (GHG) carbon dioxide (CO2) is a major component of man-made global warming. In relation to carbon pollution from the burning of fossil fuels, Net Carbon Debt is equal to the Historical Carbon Debt (from fossil fuel burning since the start of the Industrial Revolution in circa 1750) minus the Carbon Credit (the residual carbon pollution from fossil fuel burning permitted between now and zero emissions in 2050).

Island Nations can fight Climate Genocide with Carbon Debt & Carbon Credit Analysis

Green Blog

At the 2011 Durban Climate Conference the US, with the help of its climate criminal lackeys Australia and Canada, again succeeded in preventing requisite international climate change action. It was reported that Island States had again pleaded with other representatives to avert “ climate genocide ” but their pleas fell on deaf ears at Durban, as at Cancun, as at Copenhagen.