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Ryanair Passes on Carbon Tax to Passengers

Beginning on January 17, Ryanair will charge a €0.25 fee on every seat to cover what the company says will be a €15…
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AMEE Makes Carbon Footprinting Easier and More Fun

At first glance, AMEE, a venture-backed UK company launched in 2008, looks like any other carbon tracking and management provider. But upon further investigation,…
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Chinese Clash with EU Over Carbon Regulations for Airlines

Were the celebrations too early? Earlier this week, I reported on the launch of the new European scheme requiring airlines to pay for…
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European Carbon Regulation for Airlines Takes Off

2012 started with some good news. On Sunday, the European Union began charging all airlines flying into and out of Europe for their…

Yulelogs: Eco-friendly Biomass or Serious Health Threat?

A Tacoma-Pierce County, WA Task Force just sent its recommendations to the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency about how to reduce soot in…

Recycled Plastic-Based Concrete: Would You Drive on It?

One surprising alternative to the world’s cement addiction has reportedly been found amongst the globe’s landfills and recycling centers. Could hard-plastics (soda bottles…

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.