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Last Minute Save: Durban Platform Sets Path to 2020 Emissions Reduction Treaty

It went into overtime and ended in three days of intense, non-stop negotiations, but UNFCCC delegates to the Durban climate conference agreed on…

Agreement on Emissions Reduction Appears Near as COP 17 Draws to a Close

A sense of optimism pervaded the atmosphere in Durban on the penultimate day and final morning of the UNFCCC's 17th annual climate change…

Industry Group, NGOs Propose Carbon Tax on Int’l Shipping as UN Climate Talks Open

Unseasonal torrential rain buffeted Durban, SA on the eve of UN climate change talks beginning. The International Chamber of Shipping, Oxfam and the…
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Forest Bonds: Realizing a Net Zero Deforestation, Forest-Friendly Economy

The Durban Climate negotiations, the Rio+20 conference, record damages from extreme weather events and the ongoing turmoil in global financial systems and markets…
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A Clean Resource Too Large to be Ignored – Geothermal Power Gains Steam

Geothermal power's grown at a much slower rate than other forms of renewable energy over the past decade. That's not due to a…
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UN Report Says Developing Countries Will See Reverse Economic Growth by 2050

The United Nations recently released a Human Development Report that brings to light the global challenges of sustainability and equity. The report points out…

Greenhouse Gas Emissions: The Good News and the Bad News

There was some pretty grim news on the carbon emissions front last week. According to the US Dept. of Energy, emissions for the…
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Delhi Metro is First in the World to Earn Carbon Credits

India has always boasted the longest rail network in the world.  That network is also the fourth most heavily used in the world,…
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PUMA’s Re-Suede Melds 70’s Retro With Modern Sustainability

PUMA's Suede has been re-birthed with the company's introduction last week of the “Re-Suede,” redesigned with mostly recycled materials.
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Carbon Disclosure Project Report: More Progress, More Hype

What do Amazon, Apple, Berkshire Hathaway and the Bank of China have in common? They are all large companies refusing to respond to…
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Bon Appétit Management Company Reduces GHG Emissions from Food Waste

The Bon Appétit Management Company is the nation’s leading sustainable dining services. They are an onsite restaurant company that provides café and catering services to…
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Hotel Chains Standardize Carbon Accounting

Everybody travels and everybody stays at hotels one time or another but travelling comes with a steep carbon as well as water footprint.…
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Ground Breaks for Large Carbon Capture and Storage Facility in Midwest

Last week a groundbreaking ceremony was held for what the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) describes as the nation’s first large scale CCS…
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Smucker’s Choice: Make Money or be Eaten for Lunch

“Climate change is like the Internet – It arrives one year, it gets bigger every year, it never goes away and you have…
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British PM Announces That All Ministers Have to Fly Coach

One of the perks of working as a high level civil servant is getting to fly first class and stay in fancy hotels.…