Clean energy employs 8.1 million people

June 9, 2016 by  
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With oil and gas jobs on the decline in some places, employment in renewable power is surging.

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Poachers have killed half the elephants in Mozambique in the last five years

May 29, 2015 by  
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Over the last five years, poachers in Mozambique have killed almost half of the elephants in the country for their  ivory . The government in Mozambique sponsored a study that shows a dramatic 48 percent decrease in the number of elephants from 20,000 to just over 10,000. The Wildlife Conservation Society said that the decline is directly attributed to rampant poaching. Read the rest of Poachers have killed half the elephants in Mozambique in the last five years Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: africa elephant poaching , Elephant Poaching , elephant tusks , mozambique poaching elephants , Rhino horns , rhino poaching , tanzania elephant poachers

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Study Shows U.S Amphibians Disappearing at ‘Alarming and Rapid Rate’

May 30, 2013 by  
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Amphibians, with their permeable skin, delicate membranes, and semi-aquatic habitats, have long been considered to be bioindicators . These species are generally the first to feel environmental stresses and they can provide warning signs for the overall health of ecosystems; bad news for salamanders, frogs, newts, and toads means trouble for the rest of the web of life. A startling new study published in PLoS One by scientists from the US Geological Survey found that amphibians in the United States are disappearing so rapidly that they could vanish from half of their habitats in the next 20 years. The nine-year study found that endangered species are predicted to fare even worse and they could die off in as few as six years. Read the rest of Study Shows U.S Amphibians Disappearing at ‘Alarming and Rapid Rate’ Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: amphibians , bioindicator , decline , ecosystem , endangered species , michael adams , plos one , united states , us geological survey , usgs        

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NextEra Seizes on Cleaner Energy to Reach Record-Low Emissions

April 25, 2011 by  
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Air emissions have been on the decline for the electric power company since 1990, a time period during which its generation fleet has grown 249 percent.

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Arctic Sea Ice At Lower Levels Than At Any Point in Past 100,000+ Years

September 9, 2010 by  
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The Arctic Ocean one year ago to this date. Photo: US Geological Survey via flickr Perhaps you don’t need more convincing that whether a given year sets a new record or not Arctic sea ice is on the decline, but maybe you do: Climate Progress highlights a study in

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Michigan – The Wolverine State – Loses Its Only Known Mascot

March 16, 2010 by  
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Image via Wikipedia It’s a sad day for Michigan, which lost its only known wolverine. The species has been on the decline, especially as snowpacks have shrunk. And now the wolverine state now really has no reason to call itself that.

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NHTS Survey: Driving = Down. Transit, Walking and Cycling = Up

March 3, 2010 by  
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Photo: Flickr , CC Relatively Fewer Car Trips Data from the National Household Travel Survey (NHTS) for 2009 contains some encouraging transportation trends when compared to the previous survey done in 2001. It shows that the share of trips that Americans made using cars dropped by more than 4%, and this decline was compensated in about equal part by increases in walking and cycling, and by public transit. What does this mean?..

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$113 Million Pours in for Cleantech Startups in First Week of 2010

January 7, 2010 by  
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Photo via Green Prophet It was no secret that investment in clean energy technology slipped during 2009, as nations slogged through a global recession. But there’s good news–first, that the decline in investment wasn’t as bad as many speculated (only a 6.5% drop), and second, that an impressive $113 million in funding has already been raised for cleantech startups in the first week of 2010

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H&M and Wal-Mart Caught Destroying Clothing, Deny It Is Policy

January 7, 2010 by  
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Cynthia Magnus with destroyed clothing, Suzanne DeChillo/The New York Times The New York Times is having a hard time these days, and the mainstream media are taking a lot of hits. But you have to admit, there is still a lot of power in those presses. Just yesterday Jim Dwyer wrote A Clothing Clearance Where More Than Just the Prices Have Been Slashed , about how graduate student Cynthia Magnus discovered that piles of clothes from Wal-Mart and H&M were being destroyed and thrown out

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Scientists Say Mountaintop Removal Mining Should Be Banned – No Remediation Ever Enough

January 7, 2010 by  
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photo: Quinn Dombrowski via flickr. The EPA may think that approving new mountaintop removal coal mines can be done, provided sufficient remediation steps are taken, but a new article in Science magazine by twelve scientists from institutions from across the United States disagrees.

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