Benetton unites with Greenpeace to detox supply chain

January 24, 2013 by  
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Fashion brand sets deadline to eliminate the release of hazardous chemicals throughout its supply chain. 

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Ford Dealerships Get Environmental Assessment in Preparation for 2012 Ford Focus Electric Rollout

April 30, 2012 by  
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By any measure, the release of Ford’s 2012 Focus Electric is a big deal. It’s the company’s first all-electric car, and Ford says it can be recharged in nearly half the time it takes to juice up the Nissan Leaf . As Ford gears up for the release sate, it will also make some serious environmental upgrades to dealerships that sell the new EV. The company announced this morning that any dealership that is authorized to sell the 2012 Ford Focus Electric must first must install EV charging stations and participate in a facility assessment aimed at reducing energy use. Read the rest of Ford Dealerships Get Environmental Assessment in Preparation for 2012 Ford Focus Electric Rollout Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 2012 Focus Electric , electric car , electric vehicle , ev , EVs , ford , ford focus electric , fuel economy , fuel efficiency , green cars , green transportation

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Villa Lola is a Beautifully Modern Low-Impact Home in Iceland

April 30, 2012 by  
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Australia’s Koala Bear Listed as Threatened Species Due to Deforestation and Climate Change

April 30, 2012 by  
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Koala Bear photo from Shutterstock The popular Koala bear has officially been listed as a “threatened species” by the Australian government as the marsupial species faces dangers caused by urban expansion and climate change. Populations of the treasured koala, a cute (if not cuddly) national symbol of Australia, have dwindled for some time after surviving threats throughout history from fur traders. Subsisting on a diet of only Eucalytus leaves, the Koala bear population has been nearly depleted as trees are cut down , and CO2 emissions erode the nutritional value of the remaining plants . Read the rest of Australia’s Koala Bear Listed as Threatened Species Due to Deforestation and Climate Change Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: australia environment , australia government , Climate Change , conservation issues , deforestation habitat , eucalyptus leaves , eucalyptus trees , extinct species , global warming , habitat loss , koala australia , koala bear , new south wales , threatened species , vulnerable species

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Modular Casa SIP is a Zero-Waste Home in Chile

April 30, 2012 by  
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Read the rest of Modular Casa SIP is a Zero-Waste Home in Chile Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “structural insulated panels” , “sustainable architecture” , alejandro soffia , casa sip , Chile , eco design , gabriel rudolphy , green architecture , Green Building , green design , green home , modular construction , Modular House , modular housing , SIP , SIP house , Sustainable Building , sustainable design , valparaiso

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Geo-physicist Tries to Recreate an Ice Age Ecosystem in Siberia to Prevent the Release of 500 Billion Tons of CO2

January 2, 2012 by  
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Located south of Chersky in the Sakha Republic in northeastern Siberia is an expansive pocket of more than 500 billion tons of methane – more greenhouse gas than man has made since the Industrial Revolution. Permafrost has trapped the gases in the soil for the last 10,000 years, but over the last few decades, global warming has caused the permafrost to melt, allowing gas from the carbon rich soil to seep into the atmosphere. Scientists believe if the permafrost continues to melt, in just even 100 years, a cloud of noxious gas could overtake the Earth, causing catastrophic results for both the climate and global agriculture. However, Russian geo-physicist  Sergei Zimov has come up with an effective way to mitigate disaster, and he’s doing it by recreating the last ice age across 160 sq km of Siberian “desert”, a project he calls the Pleistocene Park . Read the rest of Geo-physicist Tries to Recreate an Ice Age Ecosystem in Siberia to Prevent the Release of 500 Billion Tons of CO2 Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: arctic green house gases , biomimicry , Chersky , Climate Change , global climate change , global warming , green house gas in the arctic , ice age siberia , permafrost , permafrost and global warming , Pleistocene Park , recreating the ice age , Sakha Republic , Sergei Zimov , siberia , soberian ice age , stopping climate change

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Amazon Drought Caused More Emissions than U.S. Last Year

February 7, 2011 by  
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A huge drought in the Amazon rain forest last year may have caused the release of more emissions than the U.S. is responsible for in a year.

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Avatar’s DVD Release to be Environmentally Themed, Thanks to Climate Deniers

March 25, 2010 by  
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Photo via CSMonitor Perhaps agitated by the slew of conservatives who have criticized his action/fantasy movie Avatar –now the highest grossing film in history–as being anti-American eco propaganda , director James Cameron has returned fire.

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Democrats Call for a Vote on the Climate Bill

March 25, 2010 by  
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Image credit: Grist With health care reform out of the way , it’s time for the Senate to decide what they will focus on for the rest of the year. There are several options, but a growing coalition of Democrats have their sights set on the climate bill….

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Is it Illegal to Paint Your Own Bike Lane?

March 25, 2010 by  
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Image credit: Good If you’re looking to encourage cycling on your block, painting your own bike lane might not be the best tactic. To find out why, Good asked lawyer Kenny Ching …. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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