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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
As the year draws to a close, Carbon Brief takes a look at 2015’s top climate stories through the medium of numbers. Here are our top 15. 1. 1.5 Degrees Celsius Limit Over the last 12 months, after years of taking the back seat, the idea of a 1.5C limit to global temperatures m...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
by Marie Alt I've got to admit (and many of you already know) I tend to be a glass half empty person (repeatedly taking on well-heeled polluters and recalcitrant politicians hasn't really helped my condition), but even I can see that 2015 was a banner year for the environment. In fact, we may have ...
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Posted by on in Clean Technology
Co-located with the Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit/ Islands Innovation Summit & Showcase/ Pacific Defense Energy Summit & Showcase  August 24-26, 2015 Honolulu Convention Center, Honolulu, HI  resiliencesummit.com   The event is the preeminent meeting place for internat...
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Posted by on in Food
It's hard to find the truth nowadays. Even in my interactions with friends and family, the line between fact and fiction can get a little blurry. One can only imagine how hard it must be, relatively speaking, to fathom what is really going on at Monsanto.  If you don't know who Monsanto is, do...
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Posted by on in Clean Technology
Every September, the clean tech community gathers for Oregon BEST FEST, the Pacific Northwest’s premier clean tech innovation conference. This interactive event convenes a diverse audience of university researchers, entrepreneurs, industry leaders,and more to accelerate solutions to environmental ch...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
BONN, GERMANY/WASHINGTON, DC (8 June 2015) — On June 7th and 8th, government leaders met at the G7 Summit in Schloss Elmau, Germany. On the topic of climate change, G7 leaders demonstrated their support for a goal to phase out greenhouse gas emissions over the course of this century and reached a se...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
By Will Dunham WASHINGTON, Feb 12 (Reuters) - The world's oceans are clogged with plastic debris, but how much of it finds its way into the seas annually? Enough to place the equivalent of five grocery bags full of plastic trash on every foot (30 cm) of every nation's coastline around the globe. T...
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Posted by on in Arts and Entertainment
Green news April 2015 Photo of me with Denis Hayes April 2015 How old were you when the first Earth Day occurred? I was 10…and I’m embarrassed to say I don’t remember it! But I do remember growing up in Berea, Ohio, south of Cleveland. And I definitely remember the Cuyahoga River, near by, catch...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
Eight million tons of plastic is dumped at sea each year...that's five whole bags-full for every foot of the world's coastline  China topped the league, accounting for up to 3.5 million tons a year Other main offenders are Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam and Sri Lanka United States contribut...
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Posted by on in General Environment
Earth recently hit several remarkable records — but not in a good way The amount of carbon dioxide gas, a global warming pollutant, has risen to the highest level in at least 800,000 years. Monthly average Arctic sea ice extent in March was the lowest in the satellite record. So far, 2015 has seen ...
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Posted by on in General Environment
Earth is a constant marvel, especially for children who enjoy learning about its wonders. As people celebrate Earth Day today (April 22), some may choose to mark the occasion by going hiking in the woods to soak in nature, while others may take the opportunity to research ways to reduce their carbo...
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Posted by on in General Environment
President Obama marks Earth Day on Wednesday by traveling to the Florida Everglades to promote his climate change agenda. Obama is looking to "add some momentum and energy to the ongoing political debate about climate change," said White House spokesman Josh Earnest. With Congress controlled by Re...
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Posted by on in General Environment
There are (so far) 1,800 known planets beyond our solar system, but among all of them, there’s no place like Earth. To celebrate Earth Day, April 22, NASA is asking you to share pictures and video of your favorite places on Earth to all your social medi with hashtag #NoPlaceLikeHome. Meanwhile, NAS...
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Posted by on in General Environment
Each year, Earth Day -- April 22 -- marks the anniversary of what many consider the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. The height of hippie and flower-child culture in the United States, 1970 brought the death of Jimi Hendrix, the last Beatles album, and Simon & Garfunkel’s “Br...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) today launched a major new campaign aimed at saving the declining monarch butterfly. The Service signed a cooperative agreement with the National Wildlife Federation (NWF), announced a major new funding initiative with the National Fish and Wildlife Found...
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Posted by on in Animals
There have been five mass extinction events in Earth's history. In the worst one, 250 million years ago, 96 percent of marine species and 70 percent of land species died off. It took millions of years to recover. Nowadays, many scientists are predicting that we're on track for a sixth mass extincti...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
The China-US joint climate change agreement is a full pendulum swing back from the failures of five years ago. It was only in 2009 at the Copenhagen climate change summit that, despite global pressure for action and the highest political attention, an agreement that would have addressed tempera...
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Posted by on in Peace
2014 was a better year for some in the world, but we still have a long way to go before we can say we are protecting the planet. We wanted to end this holiday weekend with setting some resolutions for 2015 that all of us can partake in and find a reason to stand up and protect the planet more. Needl...
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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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