July 4, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Limiting global warming is not enough

So far, international climate targets have been restricted to limiting the increase in temperature. But if we are to stop the rising sea levels, ocean acidification and the loss of production from agriculture, CO2 emissions will have to fall even more … Continue reading

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June 14, 2013
by Carolina Herrera
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Eighteen years and counting – keeping Cabo Pulmo safe is still a critical task

Carolina Herrera, Latin America Advocate, Washington DC
June marks two important anniversaries for Mexico’s Cabo Pulmo National Park, and both are reminders that protecting coral reefs is an enduring and critical challenge. Earlie… Continue reading

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May 29, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Simplified solutions to deforestation ineffective in long run

Deforestation is the second largest source of CO2 emissions after consumption of fossil fuels. So-called PES programs, where landowners are paid to replant or protect forests, have been promoted as a way to reduce deforestation. However, the effectiveness of the programs has been questioned, and new research points to potential negative long-term effects and a need for broader guidelines and policies.   Continue reading

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May 8, 2013
by Vignesh Gowrishankar
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Stepping Up to Control Climate Super-Pollutants

Vignesh Gowrishankar, Staff Scientist (Sustainable Energy), New York
U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (D-CA) introduced a bill today that seeks to catalyze the nation’s action on “climate super-pollutants” – non-car… Continue reading

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April 10, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Carbon ‘tape’ easier way to cut CO2 from our flying habit?

A carbon fiber material made from tape instead of yarn can significantly reduce the weight – and fuel needs, and CO2 emissions – of passenger jets. Continue reading

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April 8, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Hydrogen from methane without CO2 emissions?

The production of hydrogen from methane without carbon dioxide emissions is the objective of a new project. Researchers are setting up a novel liquid-metal bubble column reactor, in which methane is decomposed into hydrogen and elemental carbon at high… Continue reading

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February 25, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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TaxiBot robotic tug reduces airplane emissions and noise pollution

Airplanes waste a lot of fuel on the ground. To taxi around airports, from passenger gates to runways, planes are powered by their main engines which simply aren’t optimized for that task. This creates a lot of unnecessary CO2 emissions, air pollution… Continue reading

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February 5, 2013
by David Doniger
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Carbon Pollution Data Put Power Plants Front and Center

David Doniger, Policy Director, Climate and Clean Air Program, Washington, D.C.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today released plant-by-plant data on 2011 emissions of carbon dioxide and other heat-trapping air pollutants.&nbsp… Continue reading

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July 24, 2012
by Reduce
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GE on Board with EPA Waste-Reduction Programs

GE has established itself as an appliance manufacturing giant, but now the colossal company is looking to downsize its eco footprint. This spring, GE announced additional participation in two of EPA’s voluntary programs designed to help companies become more sustainable. EPA’s WasteWise program is a waste-reduction initiative and the SmartWay Program aims to decrease transportation-related [...] Continue reading

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May 15, 2012
by Reduce
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Bridgestone Keeps Tires out of the Landfill

You’ve seen the pictures and headlines: Tire dumps go up in flames, releasing toxic chemicals into the air while creating an environmental and aesthetic eyesore. Bridgestone has seen the problem play out again and again, and that’s why they’re in the process of doing something about it. On Earth Day, the tire manufacturer introduced its [...] Continue reading

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January 25, 2012
by Sasha Lyutse
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EPA Science Panel upholds key scientific principles to guide biomass standards

Sasha Lyutse, Policy Analyst, New York
Last summer, EPA temporarily exempted the carbon emitted from burning biomass from pollution standards under the Clean Air Act and convened a panel of scientific experts to advise it on crafting ru… Continue reading

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September 6, 2011
by David Goldstein
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If you don’t like the facts, make up your own

David Goldstein, Energy Program Co-Director, San Francisco
That seems to be the principle that motivates Joseph Bottum’s article, “It’s green and blue, but not bright”, recently published in the Weekly Standard. … Continue reading

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June 2, 2011
by Kaid Benfield
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How smart growth reduces emissions

Kaid Benfield, Director, Sustainable Communities & Smart Growth, Washington, DC Rob Steuteville has posted a terrific analysis on the New Urban Network rebutting the claim by the National Association of Homebuilders that “the existing body of res… Continue reading

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January 19, 2011
by Barbara Finamore
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Energizing efficiency in the U.S.-China relationship

Yesterday, before Chinese President Hu Jintao’s plane even hit the tarmac, senior energy experts from both countries gathered to inaugurate the U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center (CERC), the latest in a series of initiatives building on the … Continue reading

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