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A rare look at a golden frog - last seen in 1996 A public consultation held simultaneously in 25 countries — 19 of them in the developing world — showed 84 per cent of participants believing that most people in the world were seriously affected by biodiversity loss. The results of the consultation ...
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Earth Protect.com Surpasses 2 Million Video ViewsProof that people do care about living sustainably. (September 10, 2012) Denver, CO— Earth Protect Website Moves People “From Image toAction”If viewing videos to learn about how to take action to protect the earth is any indicator of people unifying ...
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TOKYO -- Japan's public wants the government to phase out nuclear power according to the results of town hall-like forums to give the public a say in the debate on the nation's energy supply post-Fukushima. The forums brought together 286 citizens for two days in early August in Tokyo from...
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Earth Protect was very fortunate to have Molly as a Summer Intern entering her Junior Year this fall at Drexel University.  She is a Film & Video and Television Major. Molly has great organization skills, is a whiz at editing and wowed the IGERT graduate students at UCSD Scripps Institution...
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By Brandon Keim at Wired Science Earnest, well-meaning environmental messages are supposed to be ineffective relics of a bygone age, when bumper stickers still worked and treehuggers hadn’t realized that self-interest speaks louder than Mother Earth ever could. But don’t put that Save the Whales t...
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Three large explosions from the Sun over the past few days have prompted U.S. government scientists to caution users of satellite, telecommunications and electric equipment to prepare for possible disruptions over the next few days. "The magnetic storm that is soon to develop probably will be i...
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A KeenForGreen.com survey finds several roadblocks to a more "green" life. Obstacles including the high cost, inconvenience, and large time commitments associated with green products and behaviors. In a recent KeenForGreen.com survey 76% of respondents described “living green” as important. Seventy...
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It was hard to find a happy soul at the end of the Rio+20 environmental summit. Not within the legion of bleary-eyed government negotiators from 188 nations who met in a failed attempt to find a breakthrough at the U.N. conference on sustainable development. Not among the thousands of activists wh...
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by Olivier Hoedeman There is a growing outcry at the corporate capture of United Nations action on sustainable development - a campaigner reports from the Rio Summit The lobbyists will be out in force at this week's Rio Summit on sustainable development - fighting to make sure that any proposals t...
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By SIMON ROMERO and JOHN M. BRODER Burdened by low expectations, snarled by endless traffic congestion and shunned by President Obama, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development ended here as it began, under a shroud of withering criticism. The antipoverty organization CARE called the...
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By James Murray Of all the blithering nonsense climate deniers throw at the environmental movement, there is perhaps one criticism that does real damage – that "green is the new religion". We can handle the scientifically illiterate and ethically questionable attempts to undermine evidence of clim...
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By Bruce Jones Early Tuesday morning, 1,000 or so advanced delegates at Rio+20 earth summit (formally, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development) laid down their pens and shut off their laptops. At noon, Brazil's foreign minister, Antonio Patriota, gaveled through the Outcome Documen...
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by Fiona Harvey Like The Great Gatsby, this summit failed to measure up to the challenge of a new world, preferring to recreate the failures of the past, "And as the moon rose higher the inessential houses began to melt away until gradually I became aware of the old island here that flowered once ...
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By Roli Mahajan "We are here to articulate and build our vision of a sustainable future," Karuna Rana, 24, one of Rio+20's youth speakers, said in addressing the gathering's opening plenary. But that wasn't quite how youth saw the sustainable development summit turning out as it finished Friday. ...
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By Mikhael Gorbachev, Jane Goodall, Parker Liautaud, Jamie Oliver and Philippe Cousteau Jr. Mikhael Gorbachev - Green Cross International founding president and the last leader of the Soviet Union. The future is not predetermined. It depends on what we do today. In the face of every great cha...
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What's with the name?The official title is the 'United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development'. The '+20' is because the conference is being held on the 20th anniversary of the 1992 Rio earth summit, a huge event which was attended by more than 100 world leaders, including then US president G...
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By Leon Kaye Aruba’s government, led by Prime Minister Mike Eman, announced this afternoon at the Rio+20 Conference that the country is partnering with the Carbon War Room (CWR) to transition to an energy portfolio of 100 percent renewables. CWR, one of Richard Branson’s many sustainability initiat...
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By Bryan Walsh First the bad news: the planet is in peril. On June 6, an international team of scientists published a study in the journal Nature warning that because of human activity, Earth is reaching a potentially catastrophic tipping point. Humans have already radically altered 43% of the pla...
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  The WWF’s Living Planet Report (LPR) is the world’s leading science-based analysis on the health of the Earth and the impact of human activity. The ninth biennial publication released in May, reviews the cumulative pressures humans are putting on the planet and the conseq...
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By JENNY BARCHFIELD The earth's environmental systems "are being pushed towards their biophysical limits," beyond which loom sudden, irreversible and potentially catastrophic changes, the United Nations Environment Program warned Wednesday. In a 525-page report on the health of the planet, the age...
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