How cattle can save the world

January 12, 2017 by  
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Three dairies on the African continent tell stories of local nutrition and food security improvements, and teach lessons of global carbon sequestration.

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Why sending an email can increase your carbon footprint

July 12, 2016 by  
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Your carbon footprint is greater than just the fossil fuels burned in traveling and construction—it encompasses your digital activities too. As if spam emails weren’t bad enough, Fuel Fighter points out how an action as seemingly innocuous as a Google search could add to your carbon footprint. Data centers , which are the engines of the Internet, require massive amounts of energy to run and, according to Gartner, are said to account for almost a quarter of global carbon dioxide emissions. Fuel Fighter created an infographic to break down the carbon footprint of the digital age, from emails to streaming Netflix, as well as interesting stats on the energy it takes to power the Internet and what some companies are doing to offset their global footprint. + Fuel Fighter

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Mysterious Fahouse is a modern version of a fairy tale cottage

July 12, 2016 by  
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The house has an interesting graphic quality, with its black exterior and simple shape, highlighting the difference between dark and light. Despite its imposing appearance, the house actually blends well within its surroundings. The space offers a variety elements that merge the indoors and out, such as large glass walls Related: Stealth Barn is a Striking, Shadowy Guest House in the Cambridgeshire Fens The architects worked closely with the clients to capture the playfulness of the relationship between the parents and the kids. A promenade running along the blind wall of the first volume leads to a terrace sheltered under a large cantilever . The main entrance leads into a vibrant lobby, while the large glass walls extend the main living spaces far beyond the physical boundary of the house. Two bunk beds occupy the kids’ room, which is a playful nest in one peak of the house, with a few stairs leading to the second peak where parents’ bedrooms are located. The rooms feel like they are nestled high in the treetops. In this way, both volumes reference natural environments, from animal lairs in the lower floor of the home, to bird nests in the second level. + Jean Verville architecte Via v2com Photos by Maxime Brouillet

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Is low-carbon economic growth really possible?

May 27, 2016 by  
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Surprising new statistics show the world economy is expanding while global carbon emissions level off. Is the elusive “decoupling” actually happening?

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MARS Chocolate Maker to Power Entire U.S. Operation With a 118-Turbine Wind Farm

June 10, 2014 by  
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Here’s some sweet news. MARS , the makers of popular chocolate treats such as Snickers and M&M’s, plans to slash its global carbon footprint by 24 percent with a new 118-turbine wind farm that will produce enough energy to power all 37 of its factories across the United States. The 200-megawatt Mesquite Creek Wind facility in Lamesa, Texas is part of the company’s long-term goal to be be carbon neutral by 2040. In light of IKEA’s recent 98-megawatt wind farm investment , it could also be the start of a sustainability race between big global companies. Read the rest of MARS Chocolate Maker to Power Entire U.S. Operation With a 118-Turbine Wind Farm Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 25000-acre wind farm in Texas will power all of the MARS factories in the US , BNB renewable energy and Sumitomo build Mesquite Creek Wind facility , Mars builds a 118-turbine wind farm in Lamesa Texas , Mars plans to slash its global carbon footprint with a 200MW wind farm in Texas , Mars wants to be carbon neutral by 2040 with its sustainable in a generation program

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Greenhouse Gas Emissions Exceed ‘Worst Case’ Scenario

November 4, 2011 by  
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Given what we know about climate change, one might expect to see a drop or leveling-off of global carbon output. In reality though, it’s gotten worse. Much worse.

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Mexico’s Small-Scale Farmers Gain Entry to Global Carbon Markets

July 30, 2011 by  
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The country’s Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve was an early mover on carbon offsets, but lacked the certfication backing that would give it long-term credibility — until now. Here’s what Mexico’s move could mean for smallholders around the world.

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The Promise and Peril of Shale Gas Fracking

July 30, 2011 by  
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Tapping the energy stored in a rock formation called the Marcellus Shale has been an economic boon to Pennsylvania, but is the state — and the planet — paying an environmental price?

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State and Trends of the Carbon Market 2011

June 3, 2011 by  
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A look at how the global carbon markets fared in 2010 amid a lack of regulatory certainty.

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Global Carbon Trading Stalls, but Voluntary Market Offers Bright Spot

June 3, 2011 by  
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Regulatory uncertainty and a backlash against cap-and-trade schemes contributed to a stagnant carbon market last year.

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