Beijing’s hazardous air is so bad, it is off the charts

January 20, 2015 by  
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Despite taking steps to limit carbon output , Beijing’s toxic air is still breaking records. In fact, Beijing’s air is so bad that last Thursday it was literally off the charts. Fine air particulates reached beyond the limits of the index, which tops out at a hazardous 500 ppm. Anything above 150 is considered bad. Read the rest of Beijing’s hazardous air is so bad, it is off the charts Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Beijing air conditions , Beijing air pollution , Beijing smog , carbon pollution Beijing , carbon pollution China , China air pollution , China fracking , china renewable energy , china smog , hazardous air conditions , smog , world air pollution

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INFOGRAPHIC: Why urban forests are essential to successful cities

January 20, 2015 by  
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It’s no secret that the world’s most beautiful urban spaces are almost always lined with trees. However, urban forests offers far more than just beautification benefits—trees do wonders for air purification , water management, reduced energy consumption, and more. Jarrimber details the many advantages of urban forestry and why restoring and expanding the forests in our cities should be a major priority. Read the rest of INFOGRAPHIC: Why urban forests are essential to successful cities Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: infographic , Jarrimber , reader submitted content , Trees , urban forestry , urban forests , urban trees

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Boeing, Etihad, GE and MIST to build world’s first aquaculture and biofuel plant at Masdar City

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Biofuels have a bad reputation for eating up precious land and water resources, as well as pilfering food from the world’s hungry. But a groundbreaking new bioenergy pilot plant at Masdar City , Abu Dhabi’s growing clean energy hub and research institute, is pioneering a new paradigm. This desert plant that will be irrigated with seawater, will make bioenergy and food production harmonious — perhaps for the first time in history. Read the rest of Boeing, Etihad, GE and MIST to build world’s first aquaculture and biofuel plant at Masdar City Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: abu dhabi , aviation fuel , aviation industry , bioenergy , biofuel and food , biofuels , desert , fish , food in the desert , food security , growing food with seawater , halophytes , mangroves , Masdar , masdar institute , Middle East , S.H.R.I.M.P. , salt-tolerant plants , SBRC , seawater , water scarcity

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Harry Potter fans succeed in push for fair trade chocolate treats

January 20, 2015 by  
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Some of the world’s biggest Harry Potter fans have gathered together for a sweet reason:  ethically sourced chocolate . The Harry Potter Alliance—an actual group of Hogwarts enthusiasts formed in 2005—has used its muscle to get Warner Brothers to review their standards for chocolate production. Thanks to the fans, Warner Brothers has guaranteed that all of their Harry Potter-themed chocolate treats will be 100 percent Fair Trade certified by 2015. Read the rest of Harry Potter fans succeed in push for fair trade chocolate treats Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: child labor , child labour , eco design , Ethical , ethical chocolate , ethically sourced chocolate , Ethically sourced products , Fair Trade , fair trade certified , Fair Trade certified chocolate , fair trade chocolate , fair trade chocolates , green design , Harry Potter , Harry Potter alliance , harry Potter chocolate , Harry Potter fans , JK Rowling , sustainable design

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