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A Canadian senator has launched a campaign to replace the industrious beaver with the indomitable polar bear as Canada's national emblem, saying the incumbent is "a dentally defective rat."   Conservative Senator Nicole Eaton delivered her damning criticism in the Senate on Thursday, noting t...
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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) faced scrutiny on Capitol Hill again this week over the high costs of its record number of environmental regulations.  During a hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee, the agency’s air chief denied consequences of the Clean Ai...
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The per capita consumption of paper and boards in India is also the lowest among the major developing countries. With these factors, we feel that, the paper market development in India will remain strong.   The paper industry is facing one of the most challenging times with sharp increase i...
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Congress, particularly the House of Representatives, cast many major environmental votes during July. Most significantly, spending bills have become vehicles for an unprecedented number of anti-environment policy riders -- provisions that block environmental protections without reducing federal spe...
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Well-known authors and artists publish an open letter demanding the council rethink its 'extraordinary' move A group of some of Britain's best-known authors and artists has condemned the British Council's "extraordinary" decision to all but end its groundbreaking international work on climate chang...
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Change can be tough, and sometimes it takes a kick-start to make it happen. Take the EcoChallenge this October 1-15 and change your life for good. How does it work? This October, we challenge you to choose one action to reduce your environmental impact and stick with it for two weeks. As an indivi...
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A decade and a half before it blew apart in a hydrogen blast that punctuated the worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl, the No. 3 reactor at the Fukushima nuclear power plant was the scene of an earlier safety crisis. Then, as now, a small army of transient workers was put to work to try to stem t...
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  In 25 countries on five continents, the next generation of youth climate activists are participating in the iMatter march by taking to the streets and to the courts to demand action. Here at It’s Getting Hot in Here, we have seen a youth climate movement explode in Montreal, g...
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The 2011 budget cuts and the environment. The good, the bad, and the ugly. News is coming out all over the place about what the 2011 budget deal means for different topics. Even within the environmental realm, different organizations, journalists, and bloggers with different agendas are focusing on...
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Earth Day isn't good for my health. I've got to stop observing it. Actually, I don't. Normally. Observe it. Or rather I prefer to think of every day as Earth Day. It probably has something to do with when I came of age—the late '60s, early '70s. It hit me over the head (my recollection is that the m...
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  The majority of electricity production in the United States comes from the combustion of fossil fuel. However, the low price of electricity derived from fossil fuels such as coal do not reflect the complete cost. Fossil fuels create many externalities, or external costs that consumers do no...
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The Japanese nuclear disaster has focused attention on global energy resources and nuclear power's role as a source of electricity. Now is an opportune moment for Japan and the United States, in particular, to undertake a thorough re-examination of their current energy environments and to develop r...
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Charter of ResponsibilitiesLet’s Take Care of the PlanetWe, the young people of the world, and the delegates of this International Conference, invite you to share the responsibility to take care of the Planet.This Charter, created by the gathering of 53 countries, represents the responsibilities and...
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Since the first Earth Hour in 2007, supporters have included: The Most Reverend Archbishop Desmond Tutu, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon, actress Cate Blanchett, Nicole Kidman, Kylie Minogue, Yoko Ono, Ashton Kutcher, Brazilian supermodel Giselle Bundchen, TV host and landscaper Jamie Durie, Kevin ...
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The magnitude-8.9 quake that struck off Japan’s coast on March 11 is the largest in the country's recorded history. Even if its magnitude is downgraded in the coming days, as sometimes happens as more data are analyzed, the quake will remain a benchmark in a country that has seen many major quakes....
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Peter holds a Master of Applied Science in Environmental Policy and Management from the University of Denver and has an interest in alternative energy and energy efficiency.  He is also interested in policy development to bring more alternative energy into the energy mix and develop programs to...
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A key climate change adviser to President Barack Obama will step down soon, administration officials said on Monday, in the latest staff departure as the White House adapts to a shift in power in Congress. Carol Browner, White House coordinator of energy and climate policy, "will stay on as long as...
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To shift the global economy from fossil fuels to renewable energy will require the construction of wind, solar, nuclear, and other installations on a vast scale, significantly altering the face of the planet. Can these new forms of energy approach the scale needed to meet the world’s energy demands?...
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    By Brett Israel, OurAmazingPlanet Staff Writer   The natural forces of the planet were in full swing this year, with some spectacular and devastating consequences. From the massive Haiti earthquake to a bevy of explosive volcano eruptions, 2010 saw its share of natur...
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  Our planet is gasping for breath. Our harmful pollutions is choking the eco system and stripping the ozone layer and affecting the water and air. In response to this alarming state of the only planet we live on maybe it is time we did something more about it. The science is there, the know...
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