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There is an video talks about the history of Earth Day. 
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(CBS News) Withering drought, vast wildfires, town-leveling tornadoes, fierce heat -- not to mention superstorm Sandy -- all made 2012 one of the worst years in terms of lives lost and property destroyed from extreme weather. Most scientists believe climate change is partly to blame for last year's...
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From unprecedented drought to killer cold, 2012 was a year of weather extremes. Becky Oskin In 2012, the United States suffered 11 weather-related events that cost $1 billion apiece, according to a preliminary list released Thursday (Dec. 20) by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ...
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During his 2012 State of the Union address, President Obama said:    “With only 2 percent of the world’s oil reserves, oil isn’t enough. This country needs an all-out, all-of-the-above strategy that develops every available source of American energy. A strategy that’s cleaner, cheaper...
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Posted by on in Energy Efficiency
2012 has been declared as the 'International Year of Sustainable Energy for All' by the UN. Sustainable Energy for All is an initiative launched by the United Nations Secretary-General and guided by his High Level Group that brings all key actors to the table to make sustainable energy for all a rea...
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by Jenny Hoffner This summer we have seen and felt the impacts of one of the worst droughts in the last 50 years. As of late June, over 55% of the country was experiencing moderate to extreme drought. The map to the right illustrates the drought's far-reaching impacts; and while the most extreme ef...
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Posted by on in Green Design
with Its Energy Efficient, Sustainable, and Recyclable Design Tomorrow the 2012 London Olympics will be officially underway, and the 500-acre Olympic Park constructed for the world competition is home to nine brand new sports facilities. With the enormous task of keeping tens of thousands of specta...
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Posted by on in Clean Water
DENVER, July 24, 2012 -- Experts on Stormwater and post-fire damage control will gather here August 19 - 23 to explore the newest water pollution prevention and mitigation technologies, share recent experiences and discuss strategies that are most effective in minimizing surface water pollution and ...
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  by Dorsi Diaz Notable climate anomalies began in March when more than 15,000 warm weather records across the country were broken. Many people are starting to ask the same question: As the climate changes, can we expect more of this? The answer is yes, according to climate change scientists...
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  by Glen Barry Where Will You Be the Day Earth's Death Became Unavoidable? The world’s and especially America’s environment has gone mad during the summer of 2012. Abrupt climate change is clearly upon us, and life-giving ecosystems are visibly failing, portending doom for our shared biosph...
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  By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite “They will be tormented with fire” (Revelation 14:10) and burn (Revelation 19:20). Those are the biblical images of hellfire and brimstone that best describe the burning heat and violent storms this country is experiencing. They also describe the hellish cond...
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Posted by on in General Environment
At the Rio+20 Conference, world leaders, along with thousands of participants from governments, the private sector, NGOs and other groups, will come together to shape how we can reduce poverty, advance social equity and ensure environmental protection on an ever more crowded planet to get to the fut...
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by Hannah Griffiths Official support for marketising nature to stop its destruction means the practical action at Rio+20 will be at People's summit The 1992 Rio Earth summit established "sustainable development" firmly in the global political lexicon – even though the term meant, and continues to ...
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by Elischia Fludd In the big lead up to Rio+20, the community concerned about sustainable development is all a-buzz. There is talk of PrepCom, side-events and dialogues at the Rio+20 conference. Despite all the momentum, critics note that the level of civil society input lacks luster. There must be...
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Posted by on in Peace
Brazil, a country with one of the fastest growing economies in the world, will host World Environment Day 2012 (WED) on 5 June. Brazil had previously hosted WED in 1992, on the eve of the first Earth Summit, when world leaders, government officials and international organizations met to refocus, re...
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Posted by on in Peace
As the 42nd Anniversary of Earth Day approaches, people are becoming frustrated with the failure of governments to take any steps toward protecting and preserving the environment. The Earth Day 2012 campaign is designed to provide people with the opportunity to unite their voices in a call for a sus...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
Sharing Solutions, Taking ActionApril 21-22 and April 28-29betterworldforum2012.com Participate Online and by Phone Anywhere Worldwide! Earth Protect is a proud Affiliate Partner of Better World Forum 2012.Please click THIS LINK and enter the Promotional Affiliate code "bwf-earthpro" to save $10 c...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
Our 2011 predictions were about 80% right. So we have made 4 predictions for 2012: Sustainability as a profit driver; Focus on the ‘how’ of sustainability; Innovation, and; LED lighting. To see whether our predictions for 2012 are worth reading, let’s see how 2011’s predictions fared (for the origi...
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