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China’s wind power capacity to grow five-fold by 2020

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China’s wind power capacity to grow five-fold by 2020

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Despite China's hard line at the last few Climate Conferences, we hear this news from The Huffington Post and the Associated Foreign Press... "BEIJING (AFP) – China's wind power capacity will increase more than fi...

US to make ‘wild’ public land eligible for protection

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US to make ‘wild’ public land eligible for protection

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The US is to make millions of acres of public land eligible for wilderness protection, officials have said. The order reverses former President George W Bush's policy forbidding the government from doing so. Int...

Brazil’s forest code debate may determine fate of the Amazon rainforest

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Brazil’s forest code debate may determine fate of the Amazon rainforest

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Brazil's forest code may be about to get an overhaul. The federal code, which presently requires landowners in the Amazon to keep 80 percent of their land forest (20-35% in the cerrado), is widely flouted, but ha...

Activists worldwide push for leaving the fossil fuel age behind

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Activists worldwide push for leaving the fossil fuel age behind

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On six continents, in over 75 percent of the world's countries, people came out en masse yesterday to attend over 2,000 events to demonstrate the power of renewable energy to combat global climate change. As apart ...

Peru’s coffee growers turn carbon traders to save their farms from climate change

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Peru’s coffee growers turn carbon traders to save their farms from climate change

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Global warming threatens the future of Peru"s poorest coffee farmers, but one brand thinks it has found an answer on the financial markets. In the foothills of the Andes, in the Sierra Piura region of Peru, the pro...

National Trust campaigns to boost British apple sales to save orchards

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National Trust campaigns to boost British apple sales to save orchards

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The National Trust is encouraging apple lovers to make the most of the unique British flavours this autumn and help save UK orchards. Research shows that more than half of us (53 per cent) crunch into an apple ...

US Businesses Challenged to Cut Energy Waste

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US Businesses Challenged to Cut Energy Waste

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US Businesses Challenged to Cut Energy Waste Buildings consume 40 percent of American energy

No money for an LED lighting retrofit? Building Hero can help

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No money for an LED lighting retrofit? Building Hero can help

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Ben Cooper, Geoffrey Lewis and Tom Vladeck were students together at Pomona College when a lightbulb went off, literally. Entranced by making the world a better place through environmental sustainability practices,...

China tops global clean energy table

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China tops global clean energy table

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China remains the world's leading investor in low-carbon energy technology, a global study has shown. The table, published by the US Pew Environment Group, showed that the Chinese invested $54.4bn (£34.1bn) in 2010,...

How To Create A Complete Self-Sustaining Homestead On 1-Acre of Land

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How To Create A Complete Self-Sustaining Homestead On 1-Acre of Land

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Homesteaders love life. Yes, the days are often long but they don’t have to wake up each morning to dread the day thinking about dealing with an irritable boss or cranky customer. They also know that many of the th...

Flight Soars from Europe to Africa

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Flight Soars from Europe to Africa

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An experimental solar-powered airplane is headed from Europe toward the African continent in a historic flight. Noted Swiss adventurer Bertrand Piccard took off from Madrid, Spain early Tuesday morning aboard the ...

Paris ready to turn ignition on electric car-sharing program

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Paris ready to turn ignition on electric car-sharing program

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Today sees Paris launch an ambitious electrically powered car-share service that it hopes will not only improve the quality of life in the City of Lights but also herald a revolution in sustainable urban transport....

EU reports biggest ever fall in car emissions in 2009

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EU reports biggest ever fall in car emissions in 2009

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(Reuters) - Average carbon dioxide emissions from new cars sold in the European Union dropped by 5 percent last year, the biggest annual fall ever recorded, European climate chief Connie Hedegaard said on Wednesday...

Eradicating Ecocide – Potential Ground Breaking case pave the way.

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Eradicating Ecocide – Potential Ground Breaking case pave the way.

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We are sharing a post here from Polly Higgins who is the lawyer who has been developing the law of Ecocide. Here she reports: The Global Legal Action Network (‘GLAN’) plan to bring a potentially ground-breaking ...

How to Plant a Tree – Diana Beresford-Kroeger

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How to Plant a Tree – Diana Beresford-Kroeger

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Diana shows us how to plant a tree: Diana Bernadette Beresford-Kroeger is an Irish botanist, medical biochemist  She is known for her extraordinary ability to bring an understanding and appreciation of the scie...

Designers introduce DIY coffee-based batteries at the 2010 Vienna Design Week.

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Designers introduce DIY coffee-based batteries at the 2010 Vienna Design Week.

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Showcasing their recent project, the Nespresso Capsules, Vienna designers Katharina Mischer and Thomas Traxler of Mischer'Traxler recently participated in the 2010 Vienna Design Week. The Nespresso Capsules  encour...

Climate talks agree to pay to protect forests

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Climate talks agree to pay to protect forests

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A new climate change deal reached in Mexico has set up a global framework to pay to protect rainforests vital to the ecosystem, but held off on the controversial introduction of a market role. The deal aims to help...

Steven Glaser, Eco Hero: The green car rally organiser

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Steven Glaser, Eco Hero: The green car rally organiser

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Steven Glaser, 42, started the Bridgestone Eco-Rally in 2007 to showcase and promote environmentally friendly modes of transport, from cars and vans to motorbikes, mopeds and electric push bikes (e-bikes). This ...

PepsiCo Foundation commits $8 mn for India water initiative

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PepsiCo Foundation commits $8 mn for India water initiative

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PepsiCo Foundation, the philanthropic arm of PepsiCo on Thursday said it has committed $8 million grant to Water.org to help provide clean drinking water and sanitation programmes in India. The foundation and Water...

G & Ts for London’s Unlikely Corners

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G & Ts for London’s Unlikely Corners

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For entrepreneurs Edward Godden and Joseph Lewis, no location is too obscure for a gin and tonic. That boozy ambition has made their Travelling Gin Co.—a roving bicycle bar—such a success. Equipped with a basket ful...