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China’s spending on renewable energy may total 1.8 trillion yuan

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China’s spending on renewable energy may total 1.8 trillion yuan

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China’s spending to develop renewable energy may total 1.8 trillion yuan ($294 billion) in the five years through 2015 as part of the nation’s efforts to counter climate change, according to a government official. ...

Declaration on the rights and freedoms of Dolphins and Whales

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Declaration on the rights and freedoms of Dolphins and Whales

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Please take the time to sign this important declaration for the Rights and Freedoms of Dolphins and Whales from the Dolphin Embassy to sign read and sign the declaration please visit: https://www.dolphinembassy.org...

Flovibe Festival 2018 – Where retreat meets festival – 10 – 12 August 2018

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Flovibe Festival 2018 – Where retreat meets festival – 10 – 12 August 2018

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We are so looking forward to Flovibe Festival. “Where retreat meets fesitval” Book your tickets here https://flovibe.com/

Earth Hour 2012 – WWF searches for a champion community to lead UK switch off on March 31

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Earth Hour 2012 – WWF searches for a champion community to lead UK switch off on March 31

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The World Wide Fund for Nature  is on the search for a champion community to lead the UK switch off for Earth Hour. WWF's Earth Hour is a simple idea that's quickly turned into a global phenomenon - hundreds of mi...

Automakers Turn Agro-Waste into Car Parts

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Automakers Turn Agro-Waste into Car Parts

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Scientists in Brazil are turning fruit fibers into car parts. At a recent meeting of the American Chemical Society, the researchers described their work in making the next generation of automotive parts made from na...

Ikea begins urban planning project

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Ikea begins urban planning project

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You get a certain feeling that you’re getting lost in a craftily designed labyrinth when you enter an Ikea store, The Globe and Mail reports. But the next question is: will that discomforting almost-warmth of a proto...

Obama to Unveil Climate Plan on Tuesday

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Obama to Unveil Climate Plan on Tuesday

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President Obama said Saturday that he would make a major speech on Tuesday to unveil his second-term plan to curb the causes and effects of climate change, a plan expected to include limits on carbon dioxide emissi...

Plan to Protect Food Supply Against Global Warming Announced in Rome

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Plan to Protect Food Supply Against Global Warming Announced in Rome

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The largest effort ever to protect global food supplies against climate change was announced Friday in Rome. One-fifth of the world's plants are threatened with extinction. It's Cary Fowler's mission to fight bac...

European Carbon Regulation for Airlines Takes Off

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European Carbon Regulation for Airlines Takes Off

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2012 started with some good news. On Sunday, the European Union began charging all airlines flying into and out of Europe for their carbon emissions. Covering a third of all global flights, this new scheme is one o...

US plucks tiny daisy from brink of extinction

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US plucks tiny daisy from brink of extinction

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The tiny Maguire daisy, which grows in the desert southwest of the United States, has been plucked from the edge of extinction after a 25-year conservation effort, US officials have announced. The minuscule memb...

Chinese cities open up green car markets as government battles pollution

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Chinese cities open up green car markets as government battles pollution

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SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Three of China's biggest cities are helping consumers pay for a range of electric cars, heeding calls to encourage the sale of green vehicles that the government sees helping tackle pollution. ...

Discovery gives hope for efficient, flexible, inexpensive plastic solar cells

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Discovery gives hope for efficient, flexible, inexpensive plastic solar cells

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Silicon-based solar cells, by far the most prevalent type of solar cell available today, might provide clean, green energy but they are bulky, rigid and expensive to produce. Organic (carbon-based) semiconductors ar...

Offshore Wind Power Line Wins Backing

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Offshore Wind Power Line Wins Backing

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WASHINGTON — Google and a New York financial firm have each agreed to invest heavily in a proposed $5 billion transmission backbone for future offshore wind farms along the Atlantic Seaboard that could ultimately tra...

Time to Tree Green our World?

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Time to Tree Green our World?

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Time to Tree-Green our World?  With COP23 in Bonn approaching from 6th November, Suzi Martineau, Organiser of The Tree Conference – to be Livestreamed from Glastonbury on 4th November - presents five questions abou...

Solar islands floated as clean energy source for crowded continents

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Solar islands floated as clean energy source for crowded continents

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There are no palm trees to be found on this sunny island, which could generate enough electricity for 30,000 people. Global consultancy and certification firm DNV has unveiled designs for floating solar arrays that...

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....

Green Heroes

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Green Heroes

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Here are some heroes who need to be recognized for their work. From George Monbiot at The Guardian

Indonesia signs agreement with EU to end the sale of illegally logged wood

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Indonesia signs agreement with EU to end the sale of illegally logged wood

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The EU and Indonesia today signed an agreement in Jakarta that aims to keep illegally logged wood from reaching the European market. This is the first Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) signed by an Asian natio...

Japan to set clean-energy subsidies matching panel’s proposals

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Japan to set clean-energy subsidies matching panel’s proposals

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Japan is set to announce incentives for renewable-energy generation on June 18 and will endorse the rates proposed by a government panel, an official said today. Trade Minister Yukio Edano will confirm the subsidiz...

Call to stop fossil fuel subsidy

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Call to stop fossil fuel subsidy

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A global energy think tank has urged nations to stop subsidising fossil fuels as soon as possible. It says that last year governments, mainly in the developing world, spent $312bn subsidising coal oil, gas and coal...