Brazil meets a major emissions goal two years ahead of schedule

August 13, 2018 by  
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Brazil has just announced that it has cut 2017 greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation to levels far below its 2020 goal. The country originally aimed to reduce emissions from this source by 564 million tons in the Amazon and by 170 million tons in the Cerrado savanna by 2020, in keeping with the 2009 Copenhagen Accord . However, this past Thursday, Brazil’s Environment Ministry reported that CO2 emissions from deforestation in these areas have already been reduced by 780 million tons, in a major win for Brazil and, of course, the Earth. Related: 73 million trees to be planted in largest reforestation project ever Brazil has even higher goals for emissions reduction under the 2015 Paris Agreement . According to Thiago Mendes, the Environment Ministry’s secretary of climate change, “The policy message is that we can and should remain in the Paris Agreement (because) it is possible to effectively implement the commitments that have been made.” The Amazon is the largest tropical rainforest on the planet, and Brazil’s Cerrado is the biggest savanna in South America. As such, both absorb high amounts of CO2, making their preservation  paramount in the battle against climate change. Thankfully, Brazil is already exceeding expectations in this battle, and one can only hope it continues to do so as it strives to meet its Paris Agreement goals. Via Reuters

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Why transportation tech is on a collision course for 2017

January 4, 2017 by  
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From self-driving Ubers to the battle brewing over the next Tesla, the mobility revolution is poised to come to a head this year.

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Create Your Own Zero Waste Starter Kit

August 2, 2016 by  
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When I began my zero waste week, I quickly realized that being prepared was half the battle.  Living a virtually waste-free life was easy when I had the supplies necessary to do so – my containers and utensils, my bags and my bottles….

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A Battle is Brewing in California Over State Pesticide Plan

November 18, 2014 by  
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A battle is brewing between California’s organic farmers and the state government over a pest management program organic producers say puts too much reliance on pesticide usage. According to Yahoo , organic food is currently enjoying double-digit growth in sales every year, and producers say the state’s new pest management program puts in place pesticide-focused regulations that will last for decades to come. Read the rest of A Battle is Brewing in California Over State Pesticide Plan Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: argriculture , California , farming , growers , industry , Organic , pesticide , pests , Produce , spraying

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Donald Trump Loses Battle Against Scottish Wind Farm

March 29, 2013 by  
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Photo via Shutterstock Despite opposition from the world’s most outspoken billionaire , an offshore wind farm near Aberdeen has been given the green light by the Scottish government. The 11-turbine project will overlook the North Sea, not far from Trump’s International Golf Resort. The billionaire claims that the green project will obstruct the views from his billion-dollar resort, potentially costing him millions. Read the rest of Donald Trump Loses Battle Against Scottish Wind Farm Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “wind power” , Donald Trump , Donald Trump Scotland Wind Farm , eco design , green design , offshore wind farm Aberdeen , sustainable design , Trump’s International Gulf Resort

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All-Electric Grizzly Robotic Vehicle Can Tackle Practically Any Terrain

March 28, 2013 by  
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Clearpath Robotics has designed an all-electric utility vehicle called the Grizzly that can trek over practically any terrain. The large ATV-like robotic vehicle has 8 inches of ground clearance and huge 26” tires, and it can carry a payload weighing up to 600 kg. The Grizzly has an 80 horsepower electric engine that can propel it at speeds up to 11 mph, and the front axle articulation of 16 degrees means that the robot can take on 6-inch obstacles without losing traction or lifting even a single wheel off the ground. + Clearpath Robotics Via Damn Geeky The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Grizzly Electric Vehicle Clearpath Robotics Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Clearpath Robotics , electric 4×4 , electric four-wheeler , electric vehicle , ev , green car , green design , green technology , green transportation , Grizzly Electric Vehicle , robotic vehicle , sustainable design , sustainable transportation

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Virtual storage: A force multiplier for the U.S. military

November 29, 2012 by  
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How does the world's biggest military force win the battle over its $21 billion energy bill?

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How to prevent security breaches in smart buildings

November 29, 2012 by  
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With IT infrastructure embedded in these new structures as well as greater integration with other systems, there's legitimate reason to be concerned. Stay safe by using these tips.  

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Earth Day’s over: Now let’s get serious about the battle for Brand Green

May 11, 2012 by  
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Earth Day is the supreme occasion for positioning what it means to be green. Unfortunately, the rest of the year, NGOs are in a losing battle to define what green means in the minds of consumers.

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Simple steps to a greener cloud

April 24, 2012 by  
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Greenpeace's latest volley in the battle to clean up data centers' energy act highlights the importance of green initiatives for cloud providers and cloud customers alike.

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