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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
The China-US joint climate change agreement is a full pendulum swing back from the failures of five years ago. It was only in 2009 at the Copenhagen climate change summit that, despite global pressure for action and the highest political attention, an agreement that would have addressed tempera...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s administration announced on Wednesday that it would ban hydraulic fracturing in New York State because of concerns over health risks, ending years of debate over a method of extracting natural gas. Fracking, as it is known, was heavily promoted as a source of econom...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
In Washington, D.C., the prince announced the formation of a royal task force to work with the transportation industry—from airlines to shipping companies—to examine its role in wildlife trafficking. Under the auspices of the royal conservation organization United for Wildlife, the task force ...
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Posted by on in Water Conservation
  China’s central government will boost spending on projects to conserve water this year as the world’s most-populous nation grapples with ways to ensure adequate supply of the vital resource, an official said. Water conservation investments totaled 439.7 billion yuan ($73 billion) in 2013, w...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
For the third month this year, the world's oceans set a record for the warmest they have ever been since at least 1880, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reported on Monday. September had the highest global average sea surface temperatures of any month on record s...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
This past September was the warmest since records began in 1880, according to new data released by NASA this weekend. The announcement continues a trend of record or near-record breaking months, including May and August of this year. The newly released data could make ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
President Barack Obama is pledging new U.S. help for other nations struggling to address global warming, as heads of state from around the world converge for a major summit on climate change. Obama will use his speech at a U.N. summit Tuesday to announce plans to sign an executive order requiring t...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Climate change and world peace will each be highlighted today, the International Day of Peace. In our nuclear-armed, temperature-rising, resource-depleting world these issues are intricately related and represent the greatest threats to our planet. It is not coincidence that they be highlighted toge...
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Posted by on in Peace
By Jacob Devaney Fire is technology. We can use it to warm our food and our home or to burn down our neighborhood. It’s all a matter of how we choose to use – or abuse – resources. The Pentagon recently agreed to honor contracts with a lifetime cost of roughly $1.5 trillion for the F-35 Lighting Jo...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
Beijing is set to ban coal sales and use across its six main regions by the end of 2020 in a bid to cut air pollution, Chinese state media has reported. The Beijing Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau announced Tuesday the districts of Dongcheng, Xicheng, Chaoyang, Haidian, Fengtai and Shijin...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
  Official trailer for Mission Blue, a Netflix original documentary. Mission Blue tells the story of world-renowned oceanographer Sylvia Earle as she travels the globe on an urgent mission to shed light on the dire condition of Earth's oceans....
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Posted by on in General Environment
Independence Day is one of block parties, barbecues, icy cold drinks, sparklers, noisemakers, fireworks, and therefore, a ton of trash. Here are a couple things to keep in mind before, during, and after your July 4th fun: 1. If you are going out in the wilderness, to a parade, or off to the beach, ...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
World Oceans Day is being celebrated by millions of people all over the globe. Be a part of the movement to protect our oceans! Visit http://oneworldoneocean.org and http://worldoceansday.org to see more amazing videos about the ocean and learn what you can do to help protect ...
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Posted by on in General Environment
The newly released Renewables 2014 Global Status Report is now available. Find out what made 2013 another record year for renewables. Read about: > expansion of supporting policies in developing economies> additions to electricity generating capacity> progress...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Climate change is affecting us right now, and the carbon pollution that causes it is a threat to our health and the environment. That’s why last June, President Obama issued a broad-based Climate Action Plan, announcing a series of executive actions to cut carbon pollution, prepare the U.S. for...
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Posted by on in General Environment
If you’re looking for the ultimate Earth Day celebration this year, you’ve come to the right place. SaveOnEnergy.com has scoured the country in search for the best cities to visit this year for Earth Day. When it comes to celebrating all that’s green, these cities are going above and beyond all the ...
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Posted by on in General Environment
Dear Earth ProtectorRequest for Your Help  Earth Protect has submitted a proposal to the Knight News Challenge on "How can we strengthen the Internet for free expression and innovation". We submitted www.earthprotect.com, "Earth Protect's curated video focused site provides a one-stop location...
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