U.S. cities are the vanguard for a sustainable future

February 22, 2018 by  
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Cities and mayors are showing support for the Clean Power Plan, the nation’s most comprehensive strategy for combat climate change.

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Departing U.N. climate chief on Paris, Trump and aiming high

June 14, 2016 by  
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After orchestrating the Paris climate talks, Christiana Figueres offers some perspective on the “moonshot attitude” needed to combat climate change.

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How oregano could save the world by reducing bovine belching

May 21, 2016 by  
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Long beloved for its distinct, powerful essence and its ability to make a pizza pop, oregano may soon have a second-shift gig that could help to combat climate change. A research team in Denmark is exploring the potential of oregano to reduce the rate at which cows are burping, an act of gaseous relief that also releases methane into the atmosphere. Methane is an exceptional potent greenhouse gas, more than 25 times more effective at trapping heat than carbon dioxide. Over a third of global methane…

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Will Ben & Jerry’s carbon price help moove markets?

November 26, 2015 by  
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The iconic ice cream brand’s chief executive Jostein Solheim speaks about its efforts to combat climate change.

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Why post-2015 climate action must bridge business, government

November 13, 2015 by  
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The road through Paris needs to include a combination of public and private sector contributions to combat climate change.

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Pope Francis will urge Catholics to combat climate change

January 1, 2015 by  
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In March 2015, Pope Francis plans to deliver an edict urging his followers to take action against climate change . This conservationist call-to-action will be the first of its kind delivered by a pope. The edict will call for 1.2 billion Catholics worldwide to become active in efforts to save the planet. Read the rest of Pope Francis will urge Catholics to combat climate change Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: catholic , Climate Change , climate summit , conservation , edict , encyclical , environmental issues , General Assembly , global warming , Pope , Pope Francis , United Nations , Vatican City

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Canadian Government Partnered With Polluting Industry to Fight US Climate Action

November 30, 2010 by  
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photo: Diane Worth / Creative Commons Considering the considerable official enthusiasm for the highly polluting and carbon intensive Alberta tar sands, this really isn’t so surprising: According to correspondence obtained by the Pembina Institute , the Canadian Government is “pursuing an orchestrated strategy to undermine US effort to combat climate change” and partnered with polluters to fight US effort to reduce emissions from high-carb… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Scotland’s Battle Over the Beaver

November 30, 2010 by  
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Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons In medieval England, a beaver pelt was worth three years of wages to a peasant laborer . So important, in fact, was the beaver, that the Church of England classified it as a fish so it could be eaten on Fridays. After a few hundred years of such popularity, however, the European beaver became extinct in the UK

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Steven Chu: China Giving U.S. a Clean Technology "Sputnik Moment"

November 30, 2010 by  
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Photos: Wikipedia, Public domain. Investing Now for a Better Future In a speech at the National Press Club, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu made the case for more R&D in the U.S., especially in the energy sector (“the 2010 federal budget is $3.6 trillion, of which 0.14 percent went for research and development related to energy”).

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"Starbucks Calls Cup-to-Cup Recycling "Viable". I Call it Something Else.

November 30, 2010 by  
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Starbucks has very proudly announced the completion of a pilot project where they have proven that paper cups can be recycled into new paper cups. They call it a breakthrough in their “goal of ensuring 100 percent of its cups are reusable or recyclable by 2015” In a press release they say: “This innovation represents an important milestone in our journey,” said Jim Hanna, Starbucks director of Environmental Impact.

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