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6 key messages from Copenhagen 3° (3 replies)

2,500 of the worlds scientists from 80 countries have gathered in Copenhagen to build consensus and draw conclusions about the acceleration of the degradation of the planets' climate . The full report will come out in June but they have 6 key points ready for distribution now. I found them ...

Started by C Robb W. in March 2009, about Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Education, Emissions, Energy Saving, Green energy, Lifestyle & Behavior, Politics & Government, Smart Growth

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Home "tiny green remodeling"--what else is there? 9° (9 replies)

I've learned recently that in addition to buying products that are better for the environment (such as energy saving bulbs and biodegradable cleaning products), there are some things that homeowners can do to reduce the environmental impact of our homes. From a friend, I heard about installing grey water systems ...

Started by Lindsey K. in June 2009, about Air Quality, Alternative, Cohousing, & Off-Grid Living, Climate Change, Consumerism, Design, Green energy, Lifestyle & Behavior, Pollution, Recycling, Solar, Water

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New research shows that BT Cotton kills the soil 3° (3 replies)

Recent research by Navdanya, the research organization set up by world renowned scientist Vandana Shiva, has shown that BT Cotton, Mon 810 produced by Monsanto, destroys the ecology of the soil by killing vital microorganisms necessary for the transfer of nutrients from the soil to the plant. Read more at ...

Started by C Robb W. in March 2009, about Agriculture & Food, Environmental Disasters, Genetic Modification, Health, Industry & Business

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Bottled water companies effect on groundwater/aquifers 7° (7 replies)

Increasingly, more and more wells that have previously not run dry are doing so at the moment. In NH there are various bottled water companies taking huges amounts of water from what used to flow into wells. Am I wrong to worry about this?

Started by Joanne K. in August 2010, about Water

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Are you willing to sacrifice? 18° (13 replies)

Change is fundamentally about sacrifice. Whether it's choosing chocolate ice cream or vanilla, when we decide on a course of action we sacrifice alternative options. Faced with climate instability and the social and political turmoil that will result in "staying the course", most everyone who visits Celsias has already decided ...

Started by Andrew Hunt in July 2008, about Climate Change, Consumerism, Economics, Education, Health, Philosophy & Religion, Politics & Government, Travel

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Three Big Things We Should Do Now to Slow Global Warming 2° (2 replies)

Amidst all the complexity of international climate change negotiations, it is easy to lose sight of actions we can take now, using proven technologies. Such “immediate mitigation” is essential if we are to avoid irreversible tipping points for abrupt climate change. There are three very promising ways of meeting the ...

Started by Igsd I. in August 2008, about Climate Change

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Electrasol's effect on the environment (hint: it's not good). 3° (3 replies)

It has been known that phosphate has been bad for the environment for quite some time. Since 1977, the government has banned phosphate levels over 0.5 in laundry detergents. Why then, do Electrasol tabs contain 8.7% phosphate content? The gels have less, 4.9%, but still far more than the environmentally-safe ...

Started by Vadim G. in August 2008, about Clean Technologies, Environment & Wildlife, Pollution, Water

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Hurricane Earl 2° (2 replies)

<a title="Hurricane Earl causing massive wind storms across the East Coast" href="http://personalmoneystore.com/moneyblog/2010/09/02/earl-path/">Hurricane Earl</a> is the tropical storm being watched closely ever since it began within the Caribbean Islands to get bit. Earl has developed from a category three storm to a Category four storm. The U.S. continues to be carefully ...

Started by BaldricT T. in September 2010, about Weather

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Mitigate, adapt, or both? 2° (2 replies)

One of the lecturers, Peter Harper, at my last module for my MSc stressed the importance of developing carbon capture and storage as a last ditch effort to mitigate anthropogenic climate change. Others discussed the looming need for planetary engineering proposals and a willingness to consider implementation of such schemes. ...

Started by C Robb W. in August 2008, about Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Carbon Sequestration, Coal & Oil, Emissions, Energy Saving, Environmental Disasters

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East Africa Trust Newsletter 3° (3 replies)

East Africa Trust http://www.surreycommunity.info/eastafricatrust/ is a charity working to promote sustainable healthy lifestyles through appropriate technology, consultation, and hard work. If you are interested in Tristan's work please contact him at eastafricatrust@aol.com Rwanda joined the East African Community, EAC, in 2007, joining Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Burundi in a union ...

Started by C Robb W. in January 2009, about Agriculture & Food, Education, Energy Saving, Green energy

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