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In the UK for a household to be deemed to be in fuel poverty it must spend more than 10% of its household income on fuel . In 2004 the number of homes living in fuel poverty was 2 million. By 2010 that had risen to 4.8 million households In ... keep reading
The American Meteorological Society (AMS) will assemble leading members of the climate science and finance communities June 3-4, 2013 in Washington DC to explore climate information needs for financial decision-making. AMS will present the workshop in partnership with the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR). The event is supported, in ... keep reading
In March of 2006, I drove to Biloxi Mississippi to see the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Unlike the flooded homes, black mold and chaos in New Orleans, Biloxi’s coastal infrastructure was completely wiped off the map. Driving along the beachfront road, lonely foundation slabs were the only evidence of ... keep reading
Written by Rayna Gordon-Hellman this week, about Climate Change, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Economics, Environmental Disasters, Finance & Money, Politics & Government, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans, Weather
Go beyond the usual this Father’s Day. Save the Manatee Club suggests a real Florida manatee gift adoption for caring dads, everywhere. Select from 35 living manatees with known histories in the Club’s adoption programs including Rocket, Brutus, Doc, Paddy Doyle and other great choices for dad. See ... keep reading
Leonardo DiCaprio suggested to art collectors on Monday to bid at an environmental charity auction in New York as if the planet's fate “depends on us” - and the auction raised more than $33 million The 11th Hour auction at Christie's featured 33 works of mostly contemporary art, much ... keep reading
Christchurch in New Zealand is still in a massive rebuild . About 70 per cent of the central city has been demolished after the earthquake in February 2011 and the city is seeing amazing and innovative concepts popping up everywhere. The container mall, and Gapfiller and Greening the Rubble projects everywhere ... keep reading
The World Bank ( hardly a radical organisation! ) says climate change is a fundamental threat to sustainable economic development and the fight against poverty. It is concerned that without bold action now, the warming planet threatens to put prosperity out of reach of millions and roll back decades of development. The ... keep reading
Enoughness... it's an interesting concept...an alternative to the Western World View . - 40% of the Earth’s resources owned by 1% of the population.- The combined wealth of the three richest men in the world exceeds the total GDP of the poorest 47 counties.3.5 billion people survive ... keep reading
Brace yourself. You may not be able to tell yet, but according to global experts and the US intelligence community, the earth is already shifting under you. Whether you know it or not, you’re on a new planet, a resource-shock world of a sort humanity has never before experienced ... keep reading
Many Australians are happy to declare their interest in sustainability, to reducing their environmental impact. But how many of them are prepared to reduce the amount they actually consume? We recently explored whether Australian households have an “attitude-action gap” on environment and consumption. We surveyed 1200 households, examining attitudes, intentions ... keep reading
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