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Opening statement by the President of COP19 Mr. Marcin Korolec (UNclimatechange/flickr) Groups including Oxfam International, the International Trade Union Confederation, ActionAid International, WWF, 350.org, Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace International left the Polish Capital on Thursday in protest over slow speed and lack of and lack of ... keep reading
LONDON, UK, November 8, 2013 (ENS) – Britain’s Coalition government has called on Elon Musk, CEO and co-founder of U.S. electric car company Tesla Motors, to personally advise the government on how to get British drivers into electric vehicles more quickly. During a speech on the environment Thursday at ... keep reading
The US federal government shutdown postponed the start of US Antarctic Program research projects this month. These delays have had a permanent impact on the careers of junior scientists, says marine biologist Gretchen Hofmann in a Comment piece published online in Nature. The effective two-week closure of the US Antarctic ... keep reading
There is no question that food waste is a monumental environmental problem and recycling food waste would make a significant dent in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The barrier to food waste recycling isn’t so much about people’s willingness to compost. The willingness is there but the key to ... keep reading
A very thorough study from the University of Oxford has found that a campaign to persuade investors to take their money out of the fossil fuel sector is growing faster than any previous divestment campaign and could cause significant damage to coal, oil and gas companies. As the Guardian reports ... keep reading
RenewableUK has welcomed new official Government statistics published this week by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) showing that the amount of electricity generated from renewable energy sources reached a new record high of 15.5% of total electricity generation in the second quarter of this year. This ... keep reading
(Image Courtesy of Julie Chen) There is no denying that the solar industry is growing at an incredible rate. The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) estimates 723 megawatts (MW) of photovoltaic (PV) capacity was installed in the first quarter of 2013, representing a 33% increase in deployment levels over the ... keep reading
Bloomberg New Energy Finance reports that solar power capacity installed around the world this year will beat wind for the first time driven by stronger policy support in key markets "Photovoltaic plants will add about 36.7 gigawatts globally in 2013 and wind farms 35.5 gigawatts, or almost 25 ... keep reading
Eighteenth-century philosopher Jean Jacques Rousseau enlightened us with the likes of: “The world is always taken by surprise by any new example of commonsense”. Well ahead of his time, Rousseau could easily have been thinking about container deposit legislation when he penned that one. Container deposit legislation (or CDL for ... keep reading
Written by Gord Stewart in September, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Children and Families, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Economics, Industry & Business, Lifestyle & Behavior, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans
Food deserts – areas where it’s difficult to access fresh fruits and vegetables – are a more common occurrence across the US than most people would think. That’s why one group of students from the Center for Design Practice (CDP) at Maryland Institute College of Art decided to try and ... keep reading
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