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Posted by on in Climate Change
Sunday's ABC's This Week (10/26/14) profiled George P. Bush, a Texas land commissioner candidate who is a grandson and nephew of the more famous George Bushes.  It was part ofThis Week's "Closer Look" series, which seems to be intended as a place for upbeat profiles of political ...
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Posted by on in Buy Local
The Shop Local, Buy Local food movement appears to be losing steam, as smaller stores close-up shop. Would you pay ten cents more for an apple grown locally? Maybe not, and that's what "locavores" are trying to change. Locavores, are people who shop locally, and they say you need to change your min...
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Posted by on in Population
When ecologist Corey Bradshaw gives public talks about the state of the globe's endangered wildlife, he sees a recurrent phenomenon. At the end of the talk, in the question and answer period, "someone will stand up and say, 'You’ve neglected the elephant in the room -- human population siz...
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Posted by on in Population
Doctors should be encouraging people to have smaller families for the sake of the environment, says GP "I was sterilised after the birth of my second son because I believed I had no right to have more than two children – it would have been more than my reproductive share," says Pippa Hayes, 56. "Hu...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
A global low-carbon energy economy is not only feasible - it could actually double electricity supply by 2050, while also reducing air and water pollution, according to new research.Even though photovoltaic power requires up to 40 times more copper than conventional power plants, and wind power uses...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
Most of the concerns about climate change have focused on the amount of greenhouse gases that have been released into the atmosphere. But in a new study published in Science, a group of Rutgers researchers have found that circulation of the ocean plays an equally important role in regulat...
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Posted by on in Energy Efficiency
  At a meeting that barely made world headlines late in November 2013, a group of some of the world’s most influential people sat down in New York and agreed on the need for a scaled-up effort by governments, cities, international agencies and the public at large to provide sustainable energy ...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
European leaders have struck a broad climate change pact obliging the EU as a whole to cut greenhouse gases by at least 40% by 2030.  But key aspects of the deal that will form a bargaining position for global climate talks in Paris next year were left vague or voluntary, raising questions as ...
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Posted by on in Energy Efficiency
  Increase efficiency and reduce emissions The City of Boulder Climate Action Plan (CAP) advances programs in six strategy areas to help the community reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Energy efficiency is one of these key strategy areas, and relates to electricity usage. Most of Bo...
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Posted by on in Water Conservation
  Governing bodies are imposing rules and regulations on certain types of water use in a growing number of cities and regions. Although many facility executives are familiar with temporary water use restrictions, such as limited hours for lawn and landscape irrigation during drought, facility ...
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Posted by on in Energy Efficiency
  Tackling energy use is a win-win proposition: it reduces our environmental impact and makes good business sense. By building more energy-efficient stores and facilities, conserving the energy and water we use and purchasing renewable energy credits, we are pushing ourselves to reduce t...
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Posted by on in Water Conservation
  Water is a key ingredient in our beverages and a necessity for operating our stores. We’re working to better understand how we use water, and how we can use it more efficiently. Much of the water in our stores is used to make coffee and tea beverages, and to run equipment such as dishwashers...
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Posted by on in General Environment
Studies show that exposure to light after dusk is quite literally unnatural, and may be detrimental to health. Do we need 24/7 garages, supermarkets and TV – or should the city that never sleeps be put to bed? Astronomer Dr Jason Pun of the Hong Kong University department of physics has been studyi...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation provided USD 2 million to Oceans 5, an international funders’ collaborative dedicated to stopping overfishing and establishing marine reserves in the world’s five oceans. The funds will support projects creating large protected areas in the Pacific Islands and ...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
For the third month this year, the world's oceans set a record for the warmest they have ever been since at least 1880, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reported on Monday. September had the highest global average sea surface temperatures of any month on record s...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Why is it so difficult to teach climate change in our classrooms? My kids hear climate change discussed in the news as a very real threat, but it is largely absent from school science curricula. In fact, most children the world over don’t receive any formal academic reasoning to put the vast a...
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Posted by on in Food
Can ordering a locally sourced, grass-fed steak and an expertly made cocktail in a trendy restaurant actually combat climate change? That's the goal with the Perennial, a Mid-Market restaurant experiment due in the spring that's the first of its kind in the Bay Area, if not the country. It's the b...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
Australia's Environment Minister Greg Hunt has pledged to end the extinction of native mammal species by 2020, with a focus on culprits such as feral cats. Hunt said Australia had the worst rate of mammal loss in the world and the nation's "greatest failure" in environmental policy was protecting t...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
This past September was the warmest since records began in 1880, according to new data released by NASA this weekend. The announcement continues a trend of record or near-record breaking months, including May and August of this year. The newly released data could make ...
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Posted by on in Green Products/Services
By Kristina Sink, Green House Data Environmentally conscious individuals are one thing, but having corporations be sustainability minded is even more significant. Whether they are impacting the environment for the better or, in most cases, for the worse, corporations have a huge effect.  Busi...
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