How cities and counties are showing the way on climate action

September 7, 2016 by  
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As leaders emerge from the business and governmental sectors to address climate change, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeing trends reflected in this year’s Climate Leadership Awardee accomplishments, including collaboration among cities and counties taking a stance on climate action.

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Indian tiger population climbs by 30 percent thanks to conservation efforts

January 23, 2015 by  
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The wild tiger population in India has jumped from 1,706 to an estimated 2,226 since 2011, marking a 30 percent increase in numbers for the endangered big cat . As a result, India is now home to around 70 percent of the world’s tigers. That’s much better than good news; it’s downright spectacular. Read the rest of Indian tiger population climbs by 30 percent thanks to conservation efforts Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Animals , big cats , breeding , conversation , efforts , endangered , endangered species , government , Growth , habitat , increase , India , population , protection , repopulate , tigers , Wildlife

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Offshore Tiree Wind Farm Paused to Protect Birds and Marine Life in Scotland

December 12, 2012 by  
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ScottishPower Renewables has announced plans to temporarily halt progress on the Tiree Wind Farm off the coast of Scotland. Designed as a 361 square kilometer site 5km off the coast of the most westerly island in the inner Hebrides of Scotland, the Argyll Array scheme could produce as much as 1800MW of wind energy that would power as many as 1,000,000 homes. But activists with the No Tiree Array campaign and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) warn that dolphins, killer whales and basking sharks populate the waters surrounding the proposed site and that various bird species could be harmed as well. Read the rest of Offshore Tiree Wind Farm Paused to Protect Birds and Marine Life in Scotland Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Argyll Array , birds and wind turbine , environmental activism , environmental impact assessment , environmental news , marine life , No Tiree Array , renewable energy , rspb , Scotland , Tiree Wind Farm , UK , wind energy

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US Bans BP From New Government Contracts After Gulf Coast Oil Spill

November 29, 2012 by  
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In the wake of the most recent $4.5 billion settlement and criminal charges , BP has now been suspended from all new government contracts within the United States. Citing a “lack of business integrity,” the Environmental Protection Agency handed down the decision this Wednesday. While the decision doesn’t impact current holdings by the company, BP will not be permitted to bid on new contracts until it can adequately prove that it has changed its practices to align with federal standards. Read the rest of US Bans BP From New Government Contracts After Gulf Coast Oil Spill Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: BP , congress , deepwater horizon , environmental protection agency , epa , federal court , gulf of mexico , justice department , oil drilling , suspension , united states

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Protecting 4% of the Oceans at 9 Locations Could Save Most Marine Mammals Species

September 1, 2011 by  
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Photo: Flickr , CC The Least We Could Do You might have heard of the 80/20 rule. It says that in many cases, you can get about 80% of the result for 20% of the effort. Well, according to a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, something similar might apply to the protection of marine mammal species. Of the 129 species of marine mammals on Earth, including seals, dolphins and polar bears, about 1/4 are facing extinction, but most of them could be saved if we … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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10% of Brits Are Just Too Lazy to Insulate

September 1, 2011 by  
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I am a committed advocate for lazy gardening , but laziness is not always so positive. As someone who took over a year to erect a clothes line , I know all too well that sometimes positive, green actions can sit undone—even when they make total economic sense. So I was interested to see a Business Green report that when a UK utility surveyed households on barriers to be… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Feds Hiring Unemployed for Great Lakes Cleanup

August 27, 2011 by  
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Photo: Egan Snow /CC Who says we have to choose between jobs and the environment? The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is starting a sort of Public Works program for the Great Lakes — prioritizing funding for restoration projects that put the unemployed back to work. The money in play is only $6 million, however. Maybe there’s more to come? … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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6 Species Facing Extinction Without Protection

August 8, 2011 by  
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Photo credit: normalityrelief / Creative Commons Tigers , black rhinoceros , and giant pandas attract a lot of attention from conservationists and wildlife lovers—and… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Chinese Environmental Group Builds Chopstick Tree, Chops It Down in Central Shanghai

December 22, 2010 by  
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Image: China Environmental Protection Foundation With various ” bring your own chopsticks ” movements making little headway against the 45 billion pairs of disposable wooden utensils used each year in China alone, a clever Chinese environmental group has brought a dramatic visible representation of the environmental impact to the streets of downtown

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Lowe’s, Moen Named WaterSense Partners of the Year

October 8, 2010 by  
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 Lowe’s and Moen are among the latest WaterSense Partners of the Year for their work to promote and create products that meet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense requirements

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