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Poaching still an international problem

Nature has funny ways of doing things. Rhinos, elephants and lions have no natural predators, but as the great flowchart in the link shows, this doesn't matter. Both the survival and demise of the species are consequences of human actions. While around 18,000 new animal, insect or plant ... keep reading

Written by Source in December 2013, about Environment & Wildlife, Lifestyle & Behavior, Politics & Government

Climate projections for the US revealed.

For the first time, maps and summaries of historical and projected temperature and precipitation changes for the 21st century for the continental U.S. are accessible at a county-by-county level on a website developed by the U.S. Geological Survey in collaboration with the College of Earth, Oceanic and ... keep reading

Written by Vicki B. in December 2013, about Climate Change, Environment & Wildlife, Environmental Disasters

GLOBE 2014 keynote speaker line-up announced

Vancouver, CANADA – The 13th edition of the GLOBE Series of events, a leading sustainable business summit, has unveiled its keynote speakers for the upcoming event being held March 26-28, 2014 in Vancouver, Canada. Framed around the thematic concept of ‘Building Business Resilience through Sustainability Strategies & Innovation’, the GLOBE 2014 agenda ... keep reading

Written by Lindsey Horne in December 2013, about Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Carbon Trading, Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Consumerism, Economics, Emissions, Energy Saving, Events, Green energy, Industry & Business, Smart Growth, Water

New Zealand product will help reduce Chinese air pollution

A new wool and rice straw blended upholstery fabric, which has been developed by a Wellington company, goes into commercial production next year with the potential to create significant demand for New Zealand crossbred wool, while helping solve a massive air pollution problem in China. The Formary is a Wellington ... keep reading

Written by PR in December 2013, about Air Quality, Design, Emissions, Industry & Business, Pollution

Oceans acidify at an alarming rate

This article is from the Environmental News Service. Climate change is causing the world’s oceans to acidify at rates not seen for the last 55 million years, and the only way to moderate this danger is to reduce human emissions of carbon dioxide, conclude 540 scientists from 37 countries ... keep reading

Written by Environmental News Service in December 2013, about Climate Change, Politics & Government, Pollution, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans

Renewable Energy in East Africa is Praised.

Last month we reported that Ethiopia had just opened the largest wind farm in Africa. A third of Ethiopia, the continent's second most populous nation, conducts their day to day without any access to electricity. The new wind farm has the potential to change the lives of millions.  Ethiopia ... keep reading

Written by Daniel F Benson-Guiu in December 2013, about Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Emissions, Politics & Government, Smart Growth

Improving soil quality by not ploughing.

Recently there have been many reports about the negative sides of ploughing. The productivity of our soils has constantly increased thanks to the invention of the plough millennia ago, but now ploughing could be a cause for the decline in soil productivity. Dr John Baker, an international soil scientist who ... keep reading

Written by Daniel F Benson-Guiu in December 2013, about Agriculture & Food, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Emissions, Smart Growth

London's largest street light investment drives energy efficiency forward

                    One of the famous red double decker buses in London on route 185 to Lewisham Station, London, UK Transport for London (TfL) has agreed on a new energy efficient lighting programme to help reduce the cost of lighting the TfL Road Network (TLRN). It is one of the largest 'invest ... keep reading

Written by Lindsey Horne in December 2013, about Emissions, Energy Saving, Politics & Government, Transport, Travel

EcoQube: An aquarium that feeds you.

Two students from University of California San Diego (UCSD) have designed an exciting project that ticks all the boxes. It is educational, functional, aesthetic and easy to use. In their own words, they have created “a natural, self-sustainable ecosystem that is easy to care for”. ‘Aquarium enthusiasts’ Eric and Kevin ... keep reading

Written by Daniel F Benson-Guiu in December 2013, about Agriculture & Food, Design, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Organic, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans

Microplastics cover our seas.

This article by Julia Reisser and Charitha Pattiaratchi comes from The Conversation- Australia. Each square kilometre of Australian sea surface water is contaminated by around 4,000 pieces of tiny plastics, according to our study published today in journal PLOS ONE and data repository Figshare. These small plastic fragments, mostly ... keep reading

Written by Julia Reisser & Charitha Pattiaratchi in December 2013, about Environment & Wildlife, Pollution, Recycling, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans

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