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Obama Administration Paves Way for Offshore Wind Power to Take Flight Off Atlantic Coast

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Obama Administration Paves Way for Offshore Wind Power to Take Flight Off Atlantic Coast

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On the heels of yesterday’s good news about progress for offshore wind energy in Massachusetts, today the Obama Administration announced a major new initiative to accelerate the development of clean, offshore wind p...

Our ability to transform commodity markets will determine nature’s fate

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Our ability to transform commodity markets will determine nature’s fate

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The success of governments and big corporations in eliminating environmental degradation from the products we consume will play a critical role in determining the fate of the world's remaining wild places, said a ...

Levi’s drops Asia Pulp & Paper due to its link to deforestation in Indonesia

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Levi’s drops Asia Pulp & Paper due to its link to deforestation in Indonesia

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Levi Strauss & Company had issued a new policy that will exclude fiber from controversial sources from its products. The move will effectively bar Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) as a supplier, according to the Ra...

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 ...

Ride London gives Boris Johnson new spin on capital’s cycling appeal

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Ride London gives Boris Johnson new spin on capital’s cycling appeal

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Mayor is among thousands taking part in weekend of cycling events to raise profile of 'the world capital of the velocipede' The culmination of an unprecedented weekend of events designed to show off London as a cyc...

Experts, Activists Debate How to Improve Africa’s Soil

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Experts, Activists Debate How to Improve Africa’s Soil

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As experts gather in The Hague this week for a Global Conference on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change, a major issue concerning Africa is the importance of the continent's soil. Experts differ on the...

Electric Buses being tested around the world, pleasing passengers and the environment

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Electric Buses being tested around the world, pleasing passengers and the environment

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A large, 60-foot electric bus has been running for almost two weeks in Sao Paulo, Brazil where it has transported over 135,000 passengers since hitting the road. The bus joined the city’s already diverse fleet, which ...

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...

Indonesia declares protected zone to save coral reefs

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Indonesia declares protected zone to save coral reefs

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NUSA PENIDA, Indonesia — Indonesia on Sunday declared the coral-rich waters around Bali -- a popular scuba diving spot which is home to the giant Mola-Mola ocean sunfish -- a protected zone. The 20,000-hectare (49,...

Climate justice and an end to fossil fuels: The Paris agreement won’t satisfy activists

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Climate justice and an end to fossil fuels: The Paris agreement won’t satisfy activists

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The Paris Agreement will leave activists demanding direct action on fossil fuels and energy market reform, says Sydney University research associate Rebecca Pearse. A global climate agreement was adopted in Paris on ...

‘Solar trees’ shine on Mexico City

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‘Solar trees’ shine on Mexico City

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MEXICO CITY — “Solar trees” have sprouted in Mexico City’s historic district. Three solar-powered lampposts shaped like towering palms are illuminating a pedestrian street downtown, thanks to the technology of a ...

Monks’ weather records could help scientists improve climate forecasts

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Monks’ weather records could help scientists improve climate forecasts

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Details of weather records taken from monks' diaries are helping scientists verify Europe's climate over 500 years. Researchers hope the study will help improve climate forecasts. Scientists compared data from hi...

Canada Votes in First Green MP

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Canada Votes in First Green MP

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Elizabeth May, Canada’s Leader of the Green Party, won an historic election on May 2nd.  She is the first ever elected Member of Parliament in Canada for the Green Party.  Despite an overwhelming victory for the Con...

Going Local: the solution-multiplier

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Going Local: the solution-multiplier

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A brief animated introduction to localization. Learn more at localfutures.org. Follow Local Futures on Facebook or Twitter. Across the world, people are coming to realize that today’s crises — ecological coll...

Mr. President, Acting On Climate Will Advance Economic Growth And Create Jobs

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Mr. President, Acting On Climate Will Advance Economic Growth And Create Jobs

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by Bill Becker In his first post-election news conference, President Obama made clear that his concern about global climate change will not push the economy and jobs off the top of his priority list. “If...

Deforestation in Africa’s Congo Basin rainforest slows

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Deforestation in Africa’s Congo Basin rainforest slows

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Tree loss in one of the world's largest rainforests has slowed, a study suggests. Satellite images of Africa's Congo Basin reveal that deforestation has fallen by about a third since 2000. Researchers believe this...

Cheap and quick green roofs

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Cheap and quick green roofs

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Rooftop rain gardens are relatively inexpensive and can hold large amounts of water. And if the authorities accept a recommendation by an expert panel on floods to mandate that all buildings have these green roofs, ...

Make the climate debate about bills – not bears

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Make the climate debate about bills – not bears

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By - Caroline Flint MP of guardian.co.uk "To build public support, we have to speak about climate change in a way that addresses concerns about prices, jobs and security" I have a simple rule of thumb for everyt...

Shark Fin Soup Off The Menu At China Luxury Hotels

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Shark Fin Soup Off The Menu At China Luxury Hotels

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Somewhere deep in the Pacific Ocean, seventy million reef sharks are saying thank you in their own sharky language. A number of Chinese luxury hotels and popular restaurants have decided to take shark fin soup of...

World’s largest preserve forming in Africa

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World’s largest preserve forming in Africa

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Five nations in Africa have come together to create the world’s largest conservation area for wildlife. Elephants have no respect for lines on a map, especially the artificial national boundaries established by E...