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5 places already feeling the effects of climate change

5 places already feeling the effects of climate change | Environment: News & Information | Scoop.it
Climate change forecasts tend to focus on how the world will look in a century, but some places need evaluation now.
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Ocean acidity rising at 'unprecedented rate'

The unprecedented rate of ocean acidification is one of the most alarming phenomena generated by climate change and the only way to mitigate the dangers is to reduce CO2 emissions significantly.

 

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India’s Reliance Power To Commission Asia’s Largest Solar Thermal Power Plant Next Year

India’s Reliance Power To Commission Asia’s Largest Solar Thermal Power Plant Next Year | Environment: News & Information | Scoop.it

A subsidiary of one of India’s leading private sector power generating companies is expected to commission a 125 MW solar thermal power plant by March 2014.

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New Report Says Solar Will Achieve Near-Global Competitiveness With Natural Gas By 2025

New Report Says Solar Will Achieve Near-Global Competitiveness With Natural Gas By 2025 | Environment: News & Information | Scoop.it

Solar power may be well on its way to near-global cost competitiveness with natural gas by 2025, according to new numbers from Lux Research.

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10 Landscape Design Projects That Turn Damaged and Neglected Spaces Into Healthy, Beautiful Environments

10 Landscape Design Projects That Turn Damaged and Neglected Spaces Into Healthy, Beautiful Environments | Environment: News & Information | Scoop.it
Here are 10 adaptive reuse landscape design projects that have turned damaged and neglected spaces around the world into beautiful, healthy and meaningful new environments for everyone to enjoy.
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Africa's First Plastic Bottle House Rises in Nigeria

Africa's First Plastic Bottle House Rises in Nigeria | Environment: News & Information | Scoop.it
The NGO DARE turned the dual problem of Nigeria's housing shortage and pollution problem into a wonderful solution by creating Africa's 1st home made entirely out of plastic bottles
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Fossil Fuel Corporations Dominating the UN Climate Change Conference

Fossil Fuel Corporations Dominating the UN Climate Change Conference | Environment: News & Information | Scoop.it

Rachel Tansey: Civil society groups, green Polish groups and UN delegations from the global south working to push the UN to take action on climate change

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World Governments: If You Won’t Take the Lead on Climate Change, Then the People Will

World Governments: If You Won’t Take the Lead on Climate Change, Then the People Will | Environment: News & Information | Scoop.it
If governments fail to listen to mounting protests demanding clean energy, people’s movements will put their futures in question, writes Michael T. Klare.
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Shopping Green for Christmas?

Shopping Green for Christmas? | Environment: News & Information | Scoop.it

Christmas is coming. let's start planning now, how to leave the smallest footprint on our beautiful green planet.

 

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Managing Waste: Are developing nations leapfrogging with new toilet solutions? — dMASS

Managing Waste: Are developing nations leapfrogging with new toilet solutions? — dMASS | Environment: News & Information | Scoop.it
When it comes to the management of human waste, we tend to break the world into two segments: the developed world, with flush toilets, and the developing world, with little infrastructure or access to sanitation services.
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Typhoon Haiyan: A wake-up call for Warsaw climate talks? - Earth Tribe

Typhoon Haiyan: A wake-up call for Warsaw climate talks? - Earth Tribe | Environment: News & Information | Scoop.it
Right before the latest round of climate talks began, the massive superstorm killed tens of thousands and displaced millions in the Philippines, writes Walden Bello. What will it take to drive the message home?
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It's becoming clearer by the day: what happens to one part of our planet has rea...

It's becoming clearer by the day: what happens to one part of our planet has real consequences around the world. Everything is connected.
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Great invention

Great invention | Environment: News & Information | Scoop.it
Over 1 billion people have no toilet facilities at all. Combine that with growing water scarcity, and that's a real problem. The Loowatt aims to solve that and more. This waterless composting toilet converts human waste into energy and fertilizer.
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Obama Science Advisor John Holdren Schools Political Scientist Roger Pielke On Climate And Drought

Obama Science Advisor John Holdren Schools Political Scientist Roger Pielke On Climate And Drought | Environment: News & Information | Scoop.it
In an unprecedented move, the President’s Science Advisor, Dr. John P. Holdren, has published a devastating 6-page debunking of one of the country’s leading climate confusionists, Roger Pielke Jr.
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10 bike-friendly cities around the globe: Where bicycles rule

10 bike-friendly cities around the globe: Where bicycles rule | Environment: News & Information | Scoop.it
Many people seek out public transportation when they visit a city. Trains and buses can significantly lower a traveler’s carbon footprint — and so can walking. But what about bicycles?
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Forget Keystone XL: Dangerous Tar Sands May Soon Be Traversing The Country By Barge

Forget Keystone XL: Dangerous Tar Sands May Soon Be Traversing The Country By Barge | Environment: News & Information | Scoop.it

When tar sands crude spills into water, it doesn’t float on top in an oily sheen for all to see.

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350 Or Bust: Scientists Warn Even 2°C Warming Leads To ‘Disastrous Consequences’ And Must Be Avoided

350 Or Bust: Scientists Warn Even 2°C Warming Leads To ‘Disastrous Consequences’ And Must Be Avoided | Environment: News & Information | Scoop.it
Humanity is choosing to destroy a livable climate, warn 18 of the world’s leading climate experts in a new study.
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Colorado Proposes Historic Air Pollution Regulations

Colorado Proposes Historic Air Pollution Regulations | Environment: News & Information | Scoop.it
State health officials announced new rules on Monday to cut air pollution from the oil and gas industry.
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Just 90 companies are responsible for two-thirds of greenhouse gas emissions

Just 90 companies are responsible for two-thirds of greenhouse gas emissions | Environment: News & Information | Scoop.it
Chevron, Exxon, and BP are among companies most responsible for climate change since dawn of industrial age.
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North American First: Ontario Bans Coal-Fired Power

North American First: Ontario Bans Coal-Fired Power | Environment: News & Information | Scoop.it
The elimination of coal from Ontario’s grid is the largest greenhouse gas reduction project on the continent
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Fuel rod removal: Fukushima’s most dangerous operation yields first successes

Fuel rod removal: Fukushima’s most dangerous operation yields first successes | Environment: News & Information | Scoop.it
Workers at the Fukushima nuclear power plant have successfully removed the first nuclear fuel rods from a cooling pool suspended above ground in what is one of the most dangerous operations ever attempted in nuclear history.
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Philippines disaster relief: diary from the frontline | Cecil Laguardia

Philippines disaster relief: diary from the frontline | Cecil Laguardia | Environment: News & Information | Scoop.it
In her first report, a Filipino aid worker of 15 years' experience describes challenges faced after typhoon Haiyan
Relief work can be engrossing. You forget about yourself, especially when you're working in your own country and with your own people.
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“Crazy” Becomes The Norm In Germany After Tremendous Green Progress

“Crazy” Becomes The Norm In Germany After Tremendous Green Progress | Environment: News & Information | Scoop.it

Looking at Germany’s Energiewende, and the transition of Germany’s energy grid to one dominated by renewable energy.

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Without Amazon forests, weather could mimic El Niño - Futurity

Without Amazon forests, weather could mimic El Niño - Futurity | Environment: News & Information | Scoop.it
Total deforestation of the Amazon could mean 20 percent less rain for the coastal Northwest and a 50 percent reduction in the Sierra Nevada snowpack.
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Nearly a quarter of a million people live in the German city of Freiburg. Here,...

Nearly a quarter of a million people live in the German city of Freiburg. Here, green is a way of life. Solar rooftops, public transit, and bicycles are part of most everyone's daily life.
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