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Acidic Seas threaten mass extinctions 3° (3 replies)

As reported on the BBC, our oceans are now more acidic than anytime in the last 500,000 years, 30% more acidic than at the start of the industrial revolution. This is a direct consequence of increasing carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere due to human burning of fossil fuels. Are ...

Started by C Robb W. in March 2009, about Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Emissions, Energy Saving, Environmental Disasters, Green energy, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans

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Climate Change education 4° (4 replies)

Please see the film that I'm working on - I'd really really like some feedback and opinions about the film so far - it's in Spanish and English at the moment. http://odyssey2050.blogspot.com/p/contact-odyssey-2050.html and youtube - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjFG-v82Sew

Started by Benjamin W. in February 2012, about Emissions, Environment & Wildlife, Environmental Disasters, Global Dimming, Logging, Pollution, Recycling

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Voluntary Carbon Market (VCM). 1° (1 reply)

Voluntary carbon market (VCM) is still a problem many developing states. Can great investment on Climate change adaptation and mitigation knowledge make the 'sinking boat' float?

Started by Joseph Bukula in November 2012, about Air Quality, Carbon Sequestration, Carbon Trading, Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Economics, Emissions, Energy Saving, Environment & Wildlife, Environmental Disasters, Green energy, Pollution, Transport

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The Dirty Thirty 1° (1 reply)

The Dirty Thirty is a list of 30 chemical ingredients that may be linked to cancer. Many have been banned by the European Union on suspicion of their toxicity. What you may not know is that many of the biggest manufacturers of these products reformulate without these chemicals for the ...

Started by Runka Products in April 2010, about Emissions

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Sustainable Building at or below conventional cost 1° (1 reply)

Using our tradmarked project delivery method called Total Project Management: Driven to the POWER of g, we continue to deliver buildings that are at least LEED Gold Certified below conventional budgets Northland Pines High School - Eagle River, WI -23% below the national average cost of all public high schools ...

Started by Pete Hoffman in November 2008, about Air Quality, Architecture, Design, Economics, Education, Emissions, Energy Saving, Finance & Money, Green energy, Industry & Business, Recycling

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Finally a more serious commitment to Green Refurb in the UK 2° (2 replies)

The labour government is trying get a spending package to improve efficiency standards in existing homes. This has been a long time coming while the talk was all about Eco towns which no-one can afford anymore, much less get financing for. The gains available through efficiency improvements are huge. I ...

Started by C Robb W. in February 2009, about Clean Technologies, Design, Emissions, Energy Saving

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Today is the day. Stop Dirty Coal! 1° (1 reply)

Along with thousands of others including James Hansen, Wendell Berry and Gus Speth, Bill McKibben is putting his freedom on the line to protest dirty coal. Stand in solidarity with them. Here is a message from Bill McKibben; "Dear Friends, There are moments in a nation's--and a planet's--history when it ...

Started by C Robb W. in March 2009, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Emissions, Environmental Disasters, Events, Industry & Business, Pollution

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Soil, organics, and Co2 14° (9 replies)

Soil is one of our most precious resources and along with many others we are treating like dirt. * The United States is losing soil 10 times faster -- and China and India are losing soil 30 to 40 times faster -- than the natural replenishment rate. * The economic ...

Started by C Robb W. in October 2008, about Agriculture & Food, Carbon Sequestration, Emissions, Food, Organic, Pollution

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Steel Can Labels 2° (2 replies)

The little known fact about steel (tin) can recycling that could make a big difference. Who among you would like to help save a million trees a year? What if I told you that saving those million trees could also eliminate the CO2 from 10,000 average American cars? Do I ...

Started by Steve N. in February 2012, about Air Quality, Carbon Sequestration, Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Consumerism, Design, Emissions, Lifestyle & Behavior, Pollution, Recycling, Smart Growth

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Global Youth Panel 2° (2 replies)

Hello to everyone! As you all know the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference is approaching, and here at Debatewise we are attempting to put together a one thousand strong panel of young people to debate the issues that arise in Copehagen. We want this panel to contain people from every country ...

Started by Ricky D. in October 2009, about Climate Change, Deforestation, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Emissions, Environment & Wildlife, Environmental Disasters, Global Dimming, Logging, Pollution, Recycling, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans, Water, Weather

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Electric transportation in Bermuda, and elsewhere. 3° (3 replies)

I test drove an EVT 4000e electric motorbike a few days ago. It handles and accelerates just like a fossil fuel powered bike but quietly without any exhaust. The lithium battery pack will go for nearly 100 miles and costs about $1 to charge. Clearly widespread adoption of electric vehicles ...

Started by C Robb W. in March 2009, about Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Electric vehicles, Emissions, Energy Saving, Green energy, Pollution, Solar

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Pool Chlorine and How it Harms You and the Environment. 3° (3 replies)

Chlorine is a very harmful substance; It can give you itchy eyes, dry skin, dry/green hair, and it can trigger asthma attacks which are more dangerous in a pool. Along with the physical effects of chlorine there are also environmental effects, when the sun is shining, chlorine evaporates into the ...

Started by David D. in December 2010, about Emissions

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Can/will China agree to limit greenhouse gasses? 3° (3 replies)

They are building coal at an alarming rate. They are now the second largest economy in the world and will only continue to grow. The Chinese government had said that it also deserves to have the same growth that we had during the industrial revolution, which was done on the ...

Started by Bobby Cotter in November 2010, about Emissions

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