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China Plans World’s Largest CO2 Market While U.S. Drags Its Feet

Upon learning today that China has a plan in place for a carbon emissions "cap and trade" market by 2016, my joy was…
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Supreme Court Upholds Power Plant Carbon Emissions Limits

On Monday, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that the EPA reasonably interpreted the Clean Air Act to require power plants to limit their…
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How International Paper Cuts Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The American Forest and Paper Association (AF&PA) has set a goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the forest products industry by 15…
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2013 Postcode Lottery Green Challenge Winner: Ginger Dosier ‘Grows’ Bricks with Bacteria

The brick is the basic building block of architecture, popular because it is modular, has a simple design and is both easy to…
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Sustainability and 21st Century Corporations: Are We Gaining Enough Ground?

This year, celebrating its 25th anniversary, Ceres released an assessment of the roadmap report with the uplifting title Gaining Ground. The bumper sticker:…
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EPA Data Shows U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions Slightly Decreased in 2012

The EPA’s recently released inventory shows that greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. decreased by 3.4 percent from 2011 to 2012.
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Tropical Pacific Ocean Acidification Occuring Much Faster Than Expected, NOAA Finds

Unprecedented change is taking place in the tropical Pacific Ocean, where NOAA researchers have found that carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations have increased as…
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U.S. Carbon Emissions Dip 3.3 Percent in 2012, EPA Finds

In 2012, U.S. greenhouse gas emissions dropped 3.3 percent from the previous year, but overall, the nation’s emissions have risen by 4.4 percent…
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Upcycling Food Waste into Fertilizer: Q&A with California Safe Soil

You’ve heard of recycling leftover food scraps into a soil amendment for farms, but now a California startup is transforming food waste from…
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Report: Fugitive Emissions Cancel Out Net Climate Benefit of Natural Gas

A new report by Stanford University finds that America's natural gas system is much more leaky than previously estimated, and maybe up to…
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Chula Vista, Calif., Sprint, UC Irvine Named EPA Climate Leaders

A California city government enacting a strict energy efficient building code and installing electric vehicle charging stations, a wireless provider reducing its carbon…
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Disney Upgrades 2013 Carbon Offsetting Goals

The Walt Disney Company has been steadily working at reducing its greenhouse gas emissions since 2006. It's one of only a handful of…
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How to Address Economic & Environmental Problems in One Shot

Public and private sector policies and actions centered firmly on climate change mitigation and adaptation offer us the ways and means to address…
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Electrolux Helps Consumers Monitor Water Use

Appliance manufacturer Electrolux recently launched a Facebook application, YourWaterMark, that promises to go a step further in water conservation by helping individuals assess…
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Japan Boosts Carbon Credits Investment in Emerging Markets

This week the government of Japan inked an agreement that will permit Japanese firms to earn carbon credits within the southeast Asian nation…