Official Doomsday Clock Moves One Minute Closer to End of World Due to Climate Change, Nuclear Proliferation

January 11, 2012 by  
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A well-known group of scientists decided yesterday that Earth’s doomsday is now one minute closer due to global inaction on climate change and the ongoing threat of nuclear disaster. The decision was made by the Board of the Bulletin of the Atomic Sciences (BAS) – a magazine that covers global security and public policy issues, which was founded in 1945 by the group of scientists who helped develop the first atomic weapons. BAS’s Board of Directors and Board of Sponsors — a group that includes 18 Nobel Laureates — decided to move their doomsday clock (a symbolic gauge of nuclear danger) to five minutes to midnight from six minutes to midnight partially due to the disastrous consequences of the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan, American and Russian disagreement on nuclear disarmament and the inability of World leaders to come to meaningful consensus at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Durban . Read the rest of Official Doomsday Clock Moves One Minute Closer to End of World Due to Climate Change, Nuclear Proliferation Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bas , bulletin of atomic scientists , Climate Change , doomsday , doomsday clock , durban , end of the earth , end of the world , global climate change , global warming , mayan calendar , nuclear disarmament , nuclear proliferation , nuclear weapons

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What the Heck Happened in Durban?

December 13, 2011 by  
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With COP17 wrapped up after a marathon negotiation, now it’s time to make sense of what went down in the final hours, and what it means for the global effort to minimize climate change.

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Chicago’s Uncommon Ground Named Nation’s Greenest Restaurant

December 13, 2011 by  
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Two Uncommon Ground restaurants in Chicago have been named the No. 1 and 2 greenest restaurants in the U.S.

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COP17: Talks in Durban End With Failure to Cut Current Global Emissions

December 12, 2011 by  
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The UN Climate talks in Durban ended early Sunday morning in overtime as nations around the world struggled to agree on how to prevent catastrophic climate change and ensure the future of the human race on planet Earth. In the end, they all decided to sign a two page piece of paper that commits them to limiting global emissions according to an as-of-yet unwritten global treaty that will include an undecided “legal instrument”. While governments around the world (mainly in the US, the EU, China, and India) are patting themselves on the back for being able to stop bickering and agree to do something — although they don’t have to do anything at all for nine years — environmental groups and people in communities most affected by climate change say the decision to put off limiting emissions until the future makes the conference a failure. Read the rest of COP17: Talks in Durban End With Failure to Cut Current Global Emissions Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: carbon emissions , Climate Change , climate change legislation , cop 17 , durban , durban talks , emissions reductions , global carbon emissions , global warming , legally binding treaty , reducing emissions , un climate talks , United Nations , United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change , world's largest emitter

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Yellow Leaf Hammocks Helps Empower Marginalized Hill Tribes in Thailand

December 12, 2011 by  
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Yellow Leaf Hammocks is a project started by a San Francisco group dedicated to improving the livelihoods of marginalized hill tribes in rural Thailand. While the hammock at first glance looks like a fun way to enjoy an indoor or outdoor space, each hammock actually works to resolve the exploitation of thousands living in the poorest communities in Northern Thailand. By creating a channel for these individuals to sell their expertly crafted hammocks, Yellow Leaf Hammocks is giving villages the chance to change their trajectory and overcome the obstacles that have plagued them — from slash and burn deforestation, to families forced into servitude, to a complete lack of economic opportunity. To support their humanitarian efforts, check out their Kickstarter page here . The campaign closes on December 18th ! + Yellow Leaf Hammocks 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! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: eco design , eco efforts , eco hammocks , green hammocks , hammock design , humanitarian design , socially responsible design , thailand humanitarian efforts , yellow leaf hammocks

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Grödians is a Vibrant & Energy Efficient Social Housing Community in Scotland

December 12, 2011 by  
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Beyond COP17: 5 Ways Business Can Get Ready for Rio

December 9, 2011 by  
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As government officials wrangle final outcomes in Durban, business leaders have already moved on, anticipating the Rio +20 Conference on Sustainable Development taking place in June.

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COP17 UPDATE: Durban’s Last Day and No Agreement is Signed

December 9, 2011 by  
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As the COP17 conference in Durban winds to a close today, we’re still left without a major global agreement on how to reduce emissions and stall global climate change. The focus today has been on a proposed “roadmap” for future discussions on emissions reductions drawn up by the European Union that is vague enough that there are hopes it could be signed by many of the delegates in attendance in Durban. Even then, the United States, China and India are saying that this so-called “roadmap” goes against their personal demands. Read the rest of COP17 UPDATE: Durban’s Last Day and No Agreement is Signed Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: carbon market , carbon markets , carbon solutions , Climate Change , climate change talks , cop17 , durban , durban climate conference , durban climate talks , global warming , international agreement , largest emitters , un climate change , un climate conference , unfccc , united nations framework conference on climate change

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COP17 UPDATE: Durban’s Last Day and No Agreement is Signed

December 9, 2011 by  
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As the COP17 conference in Durban winds to a close today, we’re still left without a major global agreement on how to reduce emissions and stall global climate change. The focus today has been on a proposed “roadmap” for future discussions on emissions reductions drawn up by the European Union that is vague enough that there are hopes it could be signed by many of the delegates in attendance in Durban. Even then, the United States, China and India are saying that this so-called “roadmap” goes against their personal demands. Read the rest of COP17 UPDATE: Durban’s Last Day and No Agreement is Signed Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: carbon market , carbon markets , carbon solutions , Climate Change , climate change talks , cop17 , durban , durban climate conference , durban climate talks , global warming , international agreement , largest emitters , un climate change , un climate conference , unfccc , united nations framework conference on climate change

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Pressure Mounts on US, India, China to Seal COP17 Deal

December 9, 2011 by  
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A standoff is continuing in Durban as diplomats prepare to extend summit into Saturday, while the three countries face intense pressure to sign on to an ambitious global climate deal.

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