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New threat to ozone layer identified

New threat to ozone layer identified | Oven Fresh | Scoop.it

chemicals Scientists identify four new man-made gases that are contributing to the depletion of the ozone layer.

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These gases seem to be intermediate chemicals in manufacture of other chemicals. But why they are let in atmosphere? We need UN agency for 'atmospheric crime' on the lines of IAEA. 

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'Incredible' rate of polar ice loss measured by satellite. We are silent? N0.We are exploring oil below the melt

'Incredible' rate of polar ice loss measured by satellite. We are silent? N0.We are exploring oil below the melt | Oven Fresh | Scoop.it
A European satellite has shown ice sheets shrinking at 120 cubic miles a year in Antarctica and Greenland, writes Robin McKie
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Nasa scientists observe Arctic sea ice changes – video

Nasa scientists observe Arctic sea ice changes – video | Oven Fresh | Scoop.it
Nasa satellite footage shows seasonal ice melt in the Arctic Ocean melting in the summer
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. Nasa says the sea ice extent in the Arctic is below average for the last 30 years. The average ice cover has decreased by 18% since 2010 to 2.31 million square miles
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A glide-path that reveals the greed of countries surrounding Arctic

A glide-path that reveals the greed of countries surrounding Arctic | Oven Fresh | Scoop.it

The  canary in the global-warming coal mine. Thats what the Arctic continent is described. Research missions and negotiations are the covers under which the greed continues. 

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Arctic circle , as it thaws , would throw open the new black gold mines. The research projects may become the ways to mine that gold. The circle therefore would add to the divide between haves and have-nots. 

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Beef's greater environment burden

Beef's greater environment burden | Oven Fresh | Scoop.it
A new study says the production of beef is around 10 times more damaging to the environment than any other form of livestock.
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Beef needs 28 times more land and 11 times more irrigation water than pork, poultry, eggs or dairy.

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Hot air on cooling gases - India Climate Dialogue

Hot air on cooling gases - India Climate Dialogue | Oven Fresh | Scoop.it

As a meeting of the Montreal Protocol on ozone-depleting gases begins in Paris on July 14, the possible energy saving opportunity for the emerging countries is likely to be shadowed by the short terms greed by its  industry …..Read more

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Follow the Honey: 7 Ways Pesticide Companies are Spinning the Bee Crisis to Protect Profits - Food Revolution Network

Follow the Honey: 7 Ways Pesticide Companies are Spinning the Bee Crisis to Protect Profits - Food Revolution Network | Oven Fresh | Scoop.it
Michele Simon was a speaker in the 2012 Food Revolution Summit. Recently she released a report, produced in tandem with Friends Of the Earth, to bring attention to the dire situation of declining bee populations caused by pesticides. You can find the report here, and read a summary below. If you like to eat, then you should care about what’s happening to bees. Did you know that two-thirds of our food crops require pollination – the very foods that we rely on for healthy eating – such as apples, berries, and almonds, just to name a few. That’s why the serious declines in bee populations are getting more attention, with entire campaigns devoted to saving bees. A strong and growing body of evidence points to exposure to a class of neurotoxic pesticides called neonicotinoids—the fastest-growing and most widely used class of synthetic pesticides—as a key contrib­uting factor to bee declines. The European Union banned the three most widely used

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Big Decision on Big Belching of CO2 by Big Power Plants-real climate Justice by Spreme Court of USA

Big Decision on Big Belching of CO2 by Big Power Plants-real climate Justice by Spreme Court of USA | Oven Fresh | Scoop.it
The Supreme Court largely upheld the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to regulate emissions from stationary sources. Justice Antonin Scalia said the agency got “almost everything it wanted.”
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This decision revokes the memories of decisions by Supreme court of India on use of Diesel by public transport company and Auto-riksha ( three wheeler) 

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First ever UNEA - United Nations Environment Assembly starts next week. Media is cold?

First ever UNEA - United Nations Environment Assembly starts next week. Media is cold? | Oven Fresh | Scoop.it

First ever United Nations Environment Assembly, expected 1200 participants , 170 countries, 80 ministers and 40 events. Google search today showed only 62 news items, nothing from BBC, the Guardian, CNN. 

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Ecology minister proposes reduction in nuclear energy and increase in renewables and cut France’s €65bn annual energy bill

Ecology minister proposes reduction in nuclear energy and increase in renewables and cut  France’s €65bn annual energy bill | Oven Fresh | Scoop.it
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Ocean protection is urgent issue it affects food security of 3 billion people-mostly poor

Ocean protection is urgent issue it  affects food security of 3 billion people-mostly poor | Oven Fresh | Scoop.it

Humans have caused enormous damage to the oceans, jeopardising the food security of three billion people on the planet.

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US unveils coal power curb plans

US unveils coal power curb plans | Oven Fresh | Scoop.it
The Obama administration proposes new rules for US coal power plants aimed at dramatically cutting emissions that contribute to global warming.
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Its win-win-win: for Environment, Health and Economics. 

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Climate apartheid: Sherpas fall victims in Himalayan black snow-By Rajendra Shende

Climate apartheid: Sherpas fall victims in Himalayan black snow-By Rajendra Shende | Oven Fresh | Scoop.it
A few more whacks of the ice axe in the firm snow, and we stood on top, stated Sir Edmund Hillary about his final climb - the first by mankind - to the top of the Everest, a feat accomplished exactly 61 years ago on May 29, 1953.
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Antarctica's ice losses double

Antarctica's ice losses double | Oven Fresh | Scoop.it
Antarctica is now losing about 160 billion tonnes of ice a year to the ocean - twice as much as when the continent was last surveyed.
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If all the ice in Antarctica melts the rise in sea level would be 58 meters. Present loss is raising the sea level to about 4.3 cm per year and it is accelerating and irreversible .
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43 percent rise in renewables in UK in just one year

43 percent rise in renewables in  UK in just one year | Oven Fresh | Scoop.it

BusinessGreen: Power generation up by 43% compared to first quarter of 2013, government figures show

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This in wake of financial slow down and stunted growth in Europe.  

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Taking Up Arms Where Birds Feast on Buffet of Salmon

Taking Up Arms Where Birds Feast on Buffet of Salmon | Oven Fresh | Scoop.it
Salmon, once nearly extinct on part of the Columbia River, are slowly recovering, to the delight of birds. As a result, those charged with nursing the salmon back to robust health have a new plan to protect them: shoot the birds.
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To save Salmon from extinction, the plans are ready for next few years to keep shooting the birds that eat growing Salmon. 

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Bird decline linked to pesticide use

Bird decline linked to pesticide use | Oven Fresh | Scoop.it
The widespread use of a neonicotinoid chemical is linked to a marked decline in bird numbers in Europe.
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UNEP's Safe Planet Campaign to eliminate toxic chemicals is critical for birds and insects which carry out pollination and hence ensure food security for us.
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Lake Mead in Western USA sinks to a record low. Similar story in Western India!

Lake Mead in Western USA sinks to a record low. Similar story in Western India! | Oven Fresh | Scoop.it

Savaged by drought, Lake Mead in Western USA has shrunk to its lowest level since the Great Depression in 1930s. Western India has similar story! 

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Fracking-gas extraction 'triggers' 40 per cent rise in earthquakes.

Fracking-gas extraction 'triggers'  40 per cent rise in earthquakes. | Oven Fresh | Scoop.it
Disposing of fossil fuel wastewater is likely to have triggered a sharp rise in earthquakes in the US state of Oklahoma, say scientists.
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Historic UN Environment Assembly Concludes with 16 resolutions

Historic UN Environment Assembly Concludes with 16 resolutions | Oven Fresh | Scoop.it
"The air we breathe, the water we drink and the soil that grows our food are part of a delicate ecosystem that is increasingly under pressure," said UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon at the closing session late Friday. "We need to act decisively to change humanity's relationship with our planet."
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"The air we breathe, the water we drink and the soil that grows our food are part of a delicate ecosystem that is increasingly under pressure," said UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon 
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Shift focus from Trees to People who live on forests. Their well-being will ensure saving trees-FAO Report

Shift focus from Trees to People who live on forests. Their well-being will ensure saving trees-FAO Report | Oven Fresh | Scoop.it

 

UN's World Forest Week: Forests habitats were home to an estimated 80% of global biodiversity. Report, "State of the World's Forests (SOFO) 2014,  said that it was time for the sector to shift its focus from "trees to people". Forests are fundamental to the survival of forest dwellers, including indigenous people.

 

 Forests' contributions ,direct and Indirect , to about 1.1% of the global economy. In employment terms, the formal sector provided 13.2 million jobs, while an estimated 41 million livelihoods were dependent on the informal sector.In 2011, it observed, about 10.9kg of edible non-wood forest products (NWFP) were consumed per capita globally.

 

As a fuel, it estimated that one-in-three of the world's population depended on woodfuel for cooking, while 764 million people used woodfuel for boiling drinking water.

 

Forests are also important providers of ecosystem services,For example, they help to deliver clean water by protecting water sheds and water courses.

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Buying Into Solar Power, No Roof Access Needed

Buying Into Solar Power, No Roof Access Needed | Oven Fresh | Scoop.it

Community solar garden was pioneered in Colorado. In India we can thrive on solar gardens . It is  appealing to people who have no roof space, like renters and apartment owners, or homeowners with shady roofs.

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176% Rise in Metal Prices, 260% Rise in Energy Prices Marks Era of Soaring Costs as Resources Decline - UNEP

176% Rise in Metal Prices, 260% Rise in Energy Prices Marks Era of Soaring Costs as Resources Decline - UNEP | Oven Fresh | Scoop.it
New Resource Productivity Opportunities Can Save World up to US$3.7 Trillion Annually and Protect Future Economic Growth, Says Study by International Resource Panel
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10 States already met Obama's 30 percent Coal plant GHG cuts 15 years ahead of schedule

10  States already met Obama's 30 percent Coal plant GHG cuts 15 years ahead of schedule | Oven Fresh | Scoop.it
At least 10 states have already met President Obama’s goal of a 30 percent reduction in power plant emissions by 2030, without the economic damage that critics have warned would occur.
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Cap and Trade Does Little for Poorer Countries - NYTimes.com

Cap and Trade Does Little for Poorer Countries - NYTimes.com | Oven Fresh | Scoop.it
There is conspicuous absence of a globally agreed principle of how polluters should pay for damages in countries least capable of dealing with them. By Rajendra Shende.
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'Giving Tree', with voice of author Shel Silverstein

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Very emotional and effective communication on value of ecosystem . 

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