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Recently I returned to Quito after a short trip to the UK, where I attended the aptly named CAOS (the Centre for the Anthropology of Sustainability) conference at UCL. I also got some much needed guidance from my supervisors (Dr Evan Killick and Professor...
From: Contexts Magazine | By: George Byrne at Sociology Lens | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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Lawmakers in West Virginia repealed the Alternative and Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard Act, which forced utility companies to use more alternative fuels, early this month. The law, passed in 2009, mandated West Virginia to get 25 percent of its...
From: Firedoglake | By: Brandon Jordan | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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Royal Dutch Shell PLC Chairman Jorma Ollila is joining Chief Executive Ben van Beurden in backing efforts to limit carbon emissions ahead of international climate talks in Paris later this year....
From: Wall Street Journal | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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Lisa Suatoni, Senior Scientist, New York: In 2007, when Whiskey Creek Shellfish Hatchery in Oregon experienced extreme die-offs of baby oysters, the company became the first known economic victim of ocean acidification in the United States. While the...
From: Natural Resources Defense Council | By: Lisa Suatoni | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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I will preface this article with my standard disclaimer on the Keystone XL Pipeline project: I have no vested interest in the pipeline either way. My interest is in fostering honest debate and discussion on energy policy, and because there has been so...
From: R-Squared Energy Blog | By: Robert Rapier | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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Whether it's swapping your car for an electric vehicle, or your natural gas furnace for geothermal heating, transitioning from fossil fuels to electric-powered technology is widely believed to be the best way to lower carbon emissions.
From: PhysOrg | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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Engineers propose a new 600-ton threshold that could indicate when switching to 'low carbon' alternatives may actually increase emissions. Although regions may welcome "green" technology like electric vehicles, high-speed rail and geothermal heating,...
From: Science Daily | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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From: Power Line | By: Steven Hayward | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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UPS says that it expects its On-Road Integrated Optimization Navigation (ORION) routing system to reduce by 100 million miles annually the distance driven by its drivers, when fully implemented in 2016. The company is accelerating its implementation...
From: Environmental Leader | By: Jessica Lyons Hardcastle | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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Our sun over the past five years. *Worldwide. Destroying the world that feeds us: shellfish are now threatened. Ocean acidification (OA) is increasing as the oceans try to absorb all the carbon we produce, thus endangering much ocean life. Most vulnerable...
From: Firedoglake | By: KateCA | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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PR maestro Richard Berman serves the interests of the wealthy, but he’s just one cog in a machine. The attack on Obama's power-plant rules illustrates how....
From: Grist | By: David Roberts | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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Not every startup in Silicon Valley is focused on social networking or enterprise collaboration. On Tuesday at the Launch Festival in San Francisco, several companies stood in front of an audience full of tech enthusiasts and declared that the future...
From: Business Insider | By: Jonathan Fisher | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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They might have vastly different visions for how to deal with Iran, but Obama and Netanyahu agree on the necessity of climate change action....
From: Grist | By: Tim McDonnell | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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As both countries get more serious about cutting pollution and building up clean energy capacity, coal feels the brunt....
From: Grist | By: John Light | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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Today Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed Congress on Iran's nuclear ambitions, at the invitation of House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio). The speech has caused a considerable flap, with Democrats criticizing it as an unprecedented affront...
From: Mother Jones | By: Tim McDonnell | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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Danielle Droitsch, Director, Canada Project, Washington, D.C.: It seems that when the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline is dealt a blow, the talk of a deal in exchange for its going forward picks up a notch. Suddenly pundits and others feel free...
From: Natural Resources Defense Council | By: Danielle Droitsch | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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Cities and industry have a dynamic and interdependent relationship that has long profited both. Industry provides jobs, and cities bring people, knowledge and innovation. But with escalating greenhouse gas emissions, and air pollution taking a major...
From: Greentech Media | By: Jigar V. Shah | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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According to energy data released by the Chinese government last week, the country’s consumption of coal fell by 2.9 percent in 2014 – the first dip in 14 years, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) reports.
From: Triple Pundit | By: Alexis Petru | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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From energy efficiency in college stadiums to quantifying the carbon footprint of the National Hockey League, sports leagues have made big progress on sustainability. Now, it's time to shoot higher....
From: GreenBiz | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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Carbon emissions from the country’s main electricity network continue to rise, undermining the Abbott government’s efforts to curb the global warming pollutants, according to Pitt & Sherry’s latest Cedex report....
From: Sydney Morning Herald | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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Coveney opens last bike station at City Hall and says scheme will help cut carbon emissions
From: Irish Times | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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Eric Hopton for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online For the beautiful “Iron Lady” of Paris, the Eiffel Tower, this year’s fashion color of choice is green, metaphorically speaking that is. In order to reduce her carbon footprint, this elegant...
From: Clean Techies | By: CleanTechies Staff | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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“Under the Dome,” former CCTV anchor Chai Jing’s documentary on air pollution in China, received first exposure after it was released on the website of official
From: China Digital Times | By: josh rudolph | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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Geoengineering could remain the only option to combat catastrophic effects of climate change
From: Time | By: Jennifer So | Monday, March 2, 2015
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Transitioning from fossil fuels to electric-powered technology is widely believed to be an effective way to lower carbon emissions. However, as a new Nature Climate Change report explains, that calculus changes significantly if the electricity is produced...
From: Yale Environment 360 | By: Yale Environment 360 | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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First, from the Washington Times: EPA chief: ‘Climate change is not a religion’ By Ben Wolfgang | March 4, 2015 President Obama is guided solely by science when it comes to fighting global warming, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina...
From: Sweetness and Light | By: Steve | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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From: Power Line | By: Scott Johnson | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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Much ecological literature focuses on the effects that human actions have on species, habitats or ecosystems. Unfortunately, human effects on the natural world are often negative. Whether it's deforestation, carbon emissions, plastic pollution or industrialized...
From: PhysOrg | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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Ruby Canyon Engineering and Earth Protect have teamed up to help assist companies on environmental projects, from life cycle assessments and carbon footprint verification to sustainability reporting. The Sustainability Teaming Agreement enables the partners...
From: Environmental Leader | By: Jessica Lyons Hardcastle | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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