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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
Sustainable development recognizes that growth must be both inclusive and environmentally sound to reduce poverty and build shared prosperity for people today and for future generations. At the same time, growth patterns have left hundreds of millions of people behind: 1.2 billion lack access to ele...
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Posted by on in Biofuels
Harvesting seaweed ‘forests' and feeding them into large underwater digesters could one day meet the world's energy needs, with nine per cent of the ocean floor being enough to replace fossil fuels entirely, according to an ambitious idea. Even a more immediate and realistic use of seaweed — a majo...
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Posted by on in Transportation
DENVER — Driving to Boulder from here offers a spectacular mountain panorama, but the nearer view is anything but impressive. U.S. 36, the unlovely highway that connects the cities, is crowded and often painfully slow, dotted with malls, fast-food restaurants and other commercial flotsam. It i...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Whew! We made it through that Mayan end of the world apocalypse thing. But don’t even begin to imagine that our doomsday problems are nearly over. Even the Wall Street Journal breathlessly reported "Polar Ice Melt Is Accelerating: Shrinking in Greenland, Antarctica Has Sent Ocean Levels Higher, Stu...
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Posted by on in Arts and Entertainment
Hydraulic fracturing, known colloquially as fracking, is a contentious issue, and Hollywood has not overlooked it. “Promised Land,” directed by Gus Van Sant and starring Matt Damon, takes on fracking, which involves blasting millions of gallons of water, sand, and chemicals into rock, often shale, i...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
  Australia created the world's largest network of marine national parks on Friday, protecting an area of ocean the size of Western Europe in a move which will prevent oil and gas exploration and commercial fishing in the most sensitive areas. Environment Minister Tony Burke said the decisi...
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Posted by on in Food
Remember bubble and squeak? That crispy, almost sweet concoction of fried mash and cabbage or brussels sprouts? Or bread pudding? These and other leftovers dishes are making a comeback from their Seventies heyday as emptier pockets are forcing us to change our domestic habits.One side effect of this...
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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
In this new biography by Stefan Bechtel, Hornaday's passion about conservation, and his role in the passage of wildlife protection laws is explored in detail. Here is a promotional video for the book: "Mr. Hornaday's War" is a long-overdue biography of William Temple Hornaday. He was complex, qu...
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Posted by on in Ecotourism
Kerala - Prone to fires and fast turning into a dumping yard, Thodukappukinnu at the entrance to the Mannarkkad Forest Division on the Perinthalmanna-Palakkad stretch of the national highway, could soon see a makeover as an ecotourism destination. Having recovered the area after long litigation, th...
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Posted by on in Mining
Mining companies, already squeezed by high fossil fuel costs that are likely to rise further, are turning to renewable energy systems for power.RWE Innogy commissioned its 20.5-MW wind farm at Titz in Germany's Rhenish mining area this week, just one of a string of renewable energy project announcem...
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Posted by on in Oil Spill
by  Bayoubuzz StaffOne of the big concerns post BP oil spill has been the existence of large oil concentrations spilling upon the Louisiana coast land after a major storm such as Isaac. That concerned just might be realized as oil remnants have been found on certain parts of the Loui...
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Posted by on in Human Health
  We’ve long known that environmental factors contribute to disease, especially contamination of air, water, and soil. Scientists are now learning the connection is stronger than we realized.   New research shows that 60 per cent of emerging infectious diseases affecting humans — thos...
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Posted by on in Biofuels
by Boua Xiong Algae has been studied and experimented with for decades. Now St. Cloud State University is helping take it to the next level. In 2010 students at St. Cloud partnered with Algaedyne, a Minnesota start-up company, to try and find the most efficient way to convert the small organisms i...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
A polar bear was inadvertently shot to death by a security guard at BP's Endicott field on the North Slope of Alaska when it approached a compound where oil workers live. The shooting earlier this month marked the first time one of the region's iconic bears -- listed as threatened under the federal...
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Posted by on in Mining
By Dominic Frongillo of syracuse.com Gas from fracking is mostly methane, a dangerous greenhouse gas that is up to 105 times more powerful at trapping heat in the atmosphere than carbon dioxide over 20 years. As this record-breaking summer continues to heat up, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is purportedly nea...
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Posted by on in Buy Local
Which is better for the environment and the economy — a tomato grown nearby or one from the supermarket? Local food, hip among urbanites and touted at the White House, is stirring more debate as new research suggests its benefits have been oversold. “I like the food,” says Joseph Conklin, a custom...
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Posted by on in Biofuels
by Duane Shimogawa Hawaiian Electric Co. and the Army are moving ahead with the development of a 50-megawatt biofuels power plant at Schofield Barracks. The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission on Wednesday approved HECO’s request for a waiver from the competitive bidding process for the purpose of ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
  by Glen Barry Where Will You Be the Day Earth's Death Became Unavoidable? The world’s and especially America’s environment has gone mad during the summer of 2012. Abrupt climate change is clearly upon us, and life-giving ecosystems are visibly failing, portending doom for our shared biosph...
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Posted by on in Food
Should people eat less meat? Meat consumption isn't just something that impacts your health; it's also played a huge role in problematic deforestation. Animals raised for meat use very large amounts of land -- land to graze and land used to raise crops that feed livestock -- and it's increasingly co...
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Posted by on in Animals
  A huge proportion of Canada’s bird species are in serious decline, threatened by disappearing habitat and climate change, the first comprehensive report on the health of the country’s avian populations has found. Overall, there’s been a 12 per cent drop in bird populations since 1970, says ...
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