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Renewables for jobs

June 7th, 2010 · No Comments

Published on Monday, June 7, 2010 by The Economic Times (India) Renewables Can Create 8.5 Million Jobs: Greenpeace BERLIN – Climate pressure group Greenpeace said on Monday that switching to renewable energy sources could create 8.5 million jobs by 2030 if governments turn their backs on “dirty and dangerous” fossil fuels.

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Seizing the moment

June 6th, 2010 · No Comments

If There Was Ever a Moment to Seize Will Obama Stand Up to Big Energy in Deeds as Well as Words? By Bill McKibben Here’s the president on March 31st, announcing his plan to lift a longstanding moratorium on offshore drilling: “Given our energy needs, in order to sustain economic growth and produce jobs, and […]

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Cleaning Wetlands May Be Impossible

May 23rd, 2010 · No Comments

Gulf Oil Spill: Cleaning Wetlands May Be Impossible, Scientists Say

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Commercial cooking

March 29th, 2010 · No Comments

Commercial Cooking Elevates Hazardous Pollutants in the Environment, Study Finds ScienceDaily (Mar. 29, 2010) — As you stroll down restaurant row and catch the wonderful aroma of food — steaks, burgers, and grilled veggies — keep this in mind: You may be in an air pollution zone.

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Asian pollution circles globe

March 26th, 2010 · No Comments

Pollution from Asia Circles Globe at Stratospheric Heights ScienceDaily (Mar. 26, 2010) — The economic growth across much of Asia comes with a troubling side effect: pollutants from the region are being wafted up to the stratosphere during monsoon season. The new finding, in a study led by scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric […]

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Pesticides and the male frog

March 2nd, 2010 · No Comments

Pesticide Atrazine Can Turn Male Frogs Into Females ScienceDaily (Mar. 1, 2010) — Atrazine, one of the world’s most widely used pesticides, wreaks havoc with the sex lives of adult male frogs, emasculating three-quarters of them and turning one in 10 into females

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Frogs and herbicide

December 5th, 2009 · No Comments

Popular Herbicide Affects Sexual Development in Frogs, Research Finds ScienceDaily (Dec. 5, 2009) — The controversy surrounding the unintended effects of herbicide and pesticide use has intensified as researchers from the University of Ottawa’s Department of Biology have identified that atrazine, a heavily-used herbicide, alters the sexual development in frogs.

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Shell and Nigeria

December 4th, 2009 · No Comments

Published on Friday, December 4, 2009 by The Guardian/UK Shell Must Clean up Its Act in Nigeria As Nigerian villagers take Shell to court over huge oil spills, it’s time for the group to take responsibility for polluting practices

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Invasive species

November 24th, 2009 · No Comments

Courting Controversy with a New View on Exotic Species A number of biologists are challenging the long-held orthodoxy that invasive species are inherently bad. In their contrarian view, many introduced species have proven valuable and useful and have increased the diversity and resiliency of native ecosystems.

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Global resource profligacy

November 24th, 2009 · No Comments

Published on Tuesday, November 24, 2009 by Agence France Presse Mankind Using Earth’s Resources at Alarming Rate WASHINGTON – Humanity would need five Earths to produce the resources needed if everyone lived as profligately as Americans, according to a report issued Tuesday.

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Lake Kivu danger

November 17th, 2009 · No Comments

Volatile Gas Could Turn Rwandan Lake Into a Freshwater Time Bomb ScienceDaily (Nov. 16, 2009) — A dangerous level of carbon dioxide and methane gas haunts Lake Kivu, the freshwater lake system bordering Rwanda and the Republic of Congo.

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Invest in nature, save trillions

November 14th, 2009 · No Comments

Invest in Nature Now, Save Trillions Later: Study http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2009/11/13-3

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Indonesian rainforests

October 26th, 2009 · No Comments

Published on Monday, October 26, 2009 by The Independent/UK Illegal Logging Responsible for Loss of 10 Million Hectares in Indonesia by Kathy Marks, Asia-Pacific Correspondent Lush tropical rainforest once covered almost all of Indonesia’s 17,000 islands between the Indian and Pacific oceans. And just half a century ago, 80 per cent remained. But since then, […]

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Palm oil and rainforests

October 15th, 2009 · No Comments

Published on Thursday, October 15, 2009 by Think Forward The Cost of Palm Oil

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China leaving US behind

September 19th, 2009 · No Comments

China is leaving the U.S. in the dust as it surges ahead on clean energy

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3 Environmental Groups to Sue EPA

September 15th, 2009 · No Comments

Published on Tuesday, September 15, 2009 by the Louisville Courier-Journal 3 Environmental Groups to Sue EPA Over Coal-Ash Ponds by James Bruggers Three environmental groups have put the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on notice that they intend to sue the agency, alleging it has failed to regulate water pollution from the nation’s electric utilities, including […]

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As easy as compost

September 10th, 2009 · No Comments

It’s as Easy as Compost: Strides Towards Zero Waste in San Fran http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2009/09/09-6

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Solar Power from Space

September 9th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Solar Power from Space: Moving Beyond Science Fiction For more than 40 years, scientists have dreamed of collecting the sun’s energy in space and beaming it back to Earth. Now, a host of technological advances, coupled with interest from the U.S. military, may be bringing that vision close to reality.

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Diesel exhaust

September 3rd, 2009 · No Comments

Diesel Exhaust Is Linked To Cancer Development Via New Blood Vessel Growth ScienceDaily (Sep. 2, 2009) — Scientists have demonstrated that the link between diesel fume exposure and cancer lies in the ability of diesel exhaust to induce the growth of new blood vessels that serve as a food supply for solid tumors.

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Pacific garbage patch

August 29th, 2009 · No Comments

Scientists Find ‘Great Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch’ ScienceDaily (Aug. 28, 2009) — Scientists have just completed an unprecedented journey into the vast and little-explored “Great Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch.”

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Acidity erodes Alaska’s fisheries

August 22nd, 2009 · No Comments

Rising acidity erodes Alaska’s fisheries Alaska’s marine waters – source of 60 percent of the United States’ seafood harvest – show surprising impact as greenhouse emissions undermine the base of the food web.

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Deep Green

August 22nd, 2009 · No Comments

http://www.greenpeace.org/international/about/deep-green

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Decomposing plastics

August 21st, 2009 · No Comments

Plastics In Oceans Decompose, Release Hazardous Chemicals, Surprising New Study Says ScienceDaily (Aug. 20, 2009) — In the first study to look at what happens over the years to the billions of pounds of plastic waste floating in the world’s oceans, scientists are reporting that plastics — reputed to be virtually indestructible — decompose with […]

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New Ocean Threat from Plastics

August 20th, 2009 · No Comments

Published on Thursday, August 20, 2009 by The Independent/UK Scientists Uncover New Ocean Threat from Plastics by Steve Connor Scientists have identified a new source of chemical pollution released by the huge amounts of plastic rubbish found floating in the oceans of the world. A study has found that as plastics break down in the […]

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