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Obama Announces $3 Billion Pledge to U.N. Climate Fund

Right on the heels of his historic climate agreement with China, President Barack Obama announced a pledge of $3 billion to the United…
The Arcata City Forest Barnum Tract is a community forest located in Northern California creating verified carbon offsets through the Climate Action Reserve’s (CAR) Forest Project Protocol.Offsets from this project come from a tract of land that was purchased and added to the City of Arcata’s community forest in 2003. The land was purchased from a timber company and was determined to be at high risk of intensive harvesting or cutting. The forest is now certified to Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) management standards and absorbs and stores approximately 2,500 more metric tons of C02 a year than neighboring forests, or the equivalent of taking 550 cars off the road each year. The sale of carbon offsets is a critical component of the funding for the management of the forest, which is completely self-funded with no reliance on tax-payer dollars. Image courtesy Terrapass.

Carbon Offsets 101: A Simple Guide to Buying Quality

TriplePundit is launching its new series this week – a business buyer’s guide to carbon offsets – and we thought we’d start with…
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PwC: Five-Fold Rise in Pace of Carbon Emissions Cuts Needed

Decarbonization of the global energy sector needs to increase at more than 5-times the current pace if runaway climate change is to be…
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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…