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Global CO2 Levels Hit New Record

Global CO2 Levels Hit New Record | Earth Notes | Scoop.it
GENEVA, Nov 20 (Reuters) - Atmospheric volumes of greenhouse gases blamed for climate change hit a new record in 2011, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said in its annual Greenhouse Gas Bulletin on Tuesday.
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Sustainability reports check more boxes but miss big picture - GreenBiz.com

Sustainability reports check more boxes but miss big picture - GreenBiz.com | Earth Notes | Scoop.it
GreenBiz.comSustainability reports check more boxes but miss big pictureGreenBiz.comCorporate sustainability reports are simultaneously getting better and worse, according to our research at DNV Two Tomorrows, a sustainability consulting firm.
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Hello again, climate change

Hello again, climate change | Earth Notes | Scoop.it
Superstorm Sandy’s hurricane winds and torrential downpours killed at least 106 people, left millions without power, and caused billions of dollars in damage. It also got people talking again about climate change.
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An Infographic Breakdown Of The World's Greenest Cities

An Infographic Breakdown Of The World's Greenest Cities | Earth Notes | Scoop.it

This infographic focuses on the cities of London, New York, Vancouver, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, and Stockholm.

 

It’s hard to quantify what makes a city "greener" than any other metropolis, but there are some clues: car ownership, green space, bicycle usage, solar installations, recycling, and water consumption are just a few factors that create environmentally responsible cities.

An infographic from HouseTrip lays out what different cities are doing in an easy-to-read format. A handful of major world cities stand out as leaders. This infographic focuses on London, New York, Vancouver, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, and Stockholm; three of these cities made it into our top 10 smart cities list (two others were runners-up). Each of these cities have statistics worth mentioning. Amsterdam has one bike for every 0.73 people, Copenhagen has legislation requiring all new buildings to have green roofs (this will add 5,000 square meters of vegetation), and only 44% of New Yorkers own a car, compared to 95% of Americans overall.

 

Visit the link to view the full infographic and to read more about the specific elements that make each featured city 'green'...


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Can we have a sustainable world before the end of the world?

Can we have a sustainable world before the end of the world? | Earth Notes | Scoop.it
Joss Tantram argues that there's still room for a practical kind of optimism – even though the human race is doomed...
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Psychology of Sustainability – An Introduction

Psychology of Sustainability – An Introduction | Earth Notes | Scoop.it

Sustainability. Everyone has heard the word. It is one of the hot terms of the day. But what does it mean?

There is much debate going on about how to interpret and apply the concept. The UN definition on sustainable development, written by the Brundtland Commission, is perhaps the most widely acknowledged of them all: “sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”

But this is only a starting point. Written in 1987, this report could not have fully anticipated the global turbulence that is taking place today. The Berlin Wall had not yet fallen, 9/11 had not yet happened, and climate change was still something people were discussing in the halls of academia. Certain key factors were not yet in play.

Read more: http://urbantimes.co/2012/09/sustainability-of-psychology-an-introduction/


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Climate change may force evacuation of vulnerable island states within a decade

Climate change may force evacuation of vulnerable island states within a decade | Earth Notes | Scoop.it
Leading climate scientist warns that vulnerable island nations may need to be evacuated within a decade as evidence shows polar ice is shrinking at greater speeds than models predicted...
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Half of Great Barrier Reef lost to starfish and cyclones in less than 30 years (+video)

Half of Great Barrier Reef lost to starfish and cyclones in less than 30 years (+video) | Earth Notes | Scoop.it
That overall 50-percent decline, they estimate, is a yearly loss of about 3.4 percent of the reef.
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David Hone - Climate Change Advisor for Shell » Blog Archive » Time to think in 3D about Arctic sea ice

David Hone - Climate Change Advisor for Shell » Blog Archive » Time to think in 3D about Arctic sea ice | Earth Notes | Scoop.it
Arctic sea ice decline is worse than you might think - it's time to think in 3D about the issue!
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Our iPhones Are Depleting the Earth's Resources [INFOGRAPHIC]

Our iPhones Are Depleting the Earth's Resources [INFOGRAPHIC] | Earth Notes | Scoop.it
This infographic takes a look at this troubling technology trend, which is depleting the planet's supply of Rare Earth Elements.
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Report shows climate change behind the current drought and summer wild fires - Examiner.com

Report shows climate change behind the current drought and summer wild fires - Examiner.com | Earth Notes | Scoop.it
Examiner.comReport shows climate change behind the current drought and summer wild firesExaminer.comThe first article reported evidence that our nation is getting warmer.
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Arctic Sea Ice Extent Reaches a Dramatic New Low | CleanTechies ...

Arctic Sea Ice Extent Reaches a Dramatic New Low | CleanTechies ... | Earth Notes | Scoop.it
The latest news and trends across the CleanTech space, from clean energy and green building over finance and legislation to sustainable transportation and the environment. CleanTechies offers industry professionals a ...
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Infographic: The politics of climate change

Infographic: The politics of climate change | Earth Notes | Scoop.it
The positions of key countries and political blocs on climate change measures before the COP18 in Qatar.
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Why Bipartisanship Might Destroy the Planet

Why Bipartisanship Might Destroy the Planet | Earth Notes | Scoop.it
A climate of compromise is all well and good. But the climate doesn't compromise.
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Why We Need to be Making Better Choices - Huffington Post UK (blog)

Why We Need to be Making Better Choices - Huffington Post UK (blog) | Earth Notes | Scoop.it
Why We Need to be Making Better ChoicesHuffington Post UK (blog)According to scientists from NASA and the NASA-supported National Snow and Ice Data Center, the current Arctic sea ice cover is the smallest size ever observed in the three decades...
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Green Energy – daily

Green Energy – daily | Earth Notes | Scoop.it
Green Energy – daily, by schirello: updated automatically with a curated selection of articles, blog posts, videos and photos. (Green Energy - daily wurde gerade veröffentlicht!
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The Plan

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The future is in our hands. Everyone should read this.

 

Facing up to climate change, repairing the system and looking forward to a bright future by Bru Pearce 1st October 2012.

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The carbon cycle - Nathaniel Manning

The carbon cycle - Nathaniel Manning | Earth Notes | Scoop.it
What exactly is the carbon cycle? Nathaniel Manning provides a basic look into the cyclical relationship of carbon, humans and the environment.
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Why we can't bank on recessions to keep global warming in check | Carbon emissions and GDP rise together almost in lockstep, but emissions are slower to fall when economies contract

Why we can't bank on recessions to keep global warming in check  |  Carbon emissions and GDP rise together almost in lockstep, but emissions are slower to fall when economies contract | Earth Notes | Scoop.it

Greenhouse gas emissions rise when economies expand but don't fall as quickly when recession strikes, according to new research that emphasises the risks of relying on economic downturns to keep future emissions in check.


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Arctic Sea Ice Melt Smashes Previous Record Lows - How Will We Respond?

Arctic Sea Ice Melt Smashes Previous Record Lows - How Will We Respond? | Earth Notes | Scoop.it
Will we live in a nightmare or bring the dream of a more environmentally-friendly and socially-just future into being? (Arctic Sea Ice Melt Smashes Previous Record Lows - How Will We Respond?
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Drilling for oil in the Arctic: the risks are too great for companies to take on

Drilling for oil in the Arctic: the risks are too great for companies to take on | Earth Notes | Scoop.it
If oil companies persist with plans to drill in the Arctic they will cross a line beyond which they cannot claim to operate responsibly, argues Kumi Naidoo (RT @GuardianSustBiz: RT @GuardianSustBiz: Read what @kuminaidoo has to say about drilling ...
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Running the Numbers on Antarctic Sea Ice

Running the Numbers on Antarctic Sea Ice | Earth Notes | Scoop.it
The agency that tracks polar ice says that winter coverage of sea ice in Antarctica set a 33-year high last month. But that trend is dwarfed by what's happening in the Arctic.
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Global Warming is already causing loss of life and damage to the economy around the world: new report | Jake Schmidt's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC

Global Warming is already causing loss of life and damage to the economy around the world: new report | Jake Schmidt's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC | Earth Notes | Scoop.it
From devastating floods in China and the Philippines to droughts in Africa, the same extreme weather patterns that have hit the United States have impacted locations around the world. This is the face of global warming.
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Extreme weather: Arctic ice at lowest point in a million years - Examiner.com

Extreme weather: Arctic ice at lowest point in a million years - Examiner.com | Earth Notes | Scoop.it
UAB KaleidoscopeExtreme weather: Arctic ice at lowest point in a million yearsExaminer.comGlobal Warming · Extreme Weather. Advertisement.
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