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  • Netherlands Investing €20bn to Fight Rising Sea Level

    Recently unveiling a multi-billion-euro, multi-decade plan to counter rising sea levels, the Netherlands is investing proactively to mitigate risks from global climate change. Surging seawater is the biggest environmental threat to this European nation, much of which lies below sea level. Environmental Minister Melanie Schultz van Haegen, presenting the plan to parliament, called it “a […] More

  • Reducing Carbon Emissions in the New Climate Economy

    The U.S. has targeted a 17 percent reduction in carbon emissions below 2005 levels by 2020. World Resources Institute (WRI) has identified many real-world examples where government policies and sustained technological progress are creating opportunities to achieve this goal and succeed beyond. According to WRI’s latest report, Seeing Is Believing: Creating a New Climate Economy, emerging […] More

  • Greenpeace Uses LEGOs to Save Polar Bears

    The summer sea ice volume in the Arctic has shrunk 75% in the last 30 years. Impacted by climate change, melting arctic sea ice is subsequently speeding up the rate of global warming. The ability of the arctic ice to reflect some of the sun’s heat back up into space has always played an important […] More

  • Global Warming Mitigation Strategies from the 2014 NCA

    Following up on last week’s article, Climate Change Facts from the 2014 National Climate Assessment, this article outlines necessary mitigation strategies to reduce the impacts of global warming, according to the research accomplished for the 2014 NCA. Appearing first on our sister site, EdenKeeper.org, this article is the fourth, and final, installment in the Fossil […] More

  • Chevrolet Revs Up Spelman Campus Sustainability Day

    In a “Beyond Business as Usual” commitment by Chevrolet, Spelman College will sell certified carbon credits to the automaker, which will net the institution up to $100,000. Launched in 2010, the sale is part of a voluntary carbon reduction initiative undertaken by Chevrolet to prevent up to eight million metric tons of carbon emissions from […] More

  • How Carbon Emission Reduction Can Pay For Itself

    Health care savings can greatly defray costs of reducing carbon emissions, experts at MIT report. But just how large are the health benefits of cleaner air in comparison to the costs of carbon reduction policies? Researchers looked at three U.S. policies achieving the same carbon reductions. They found that the savings on health care spending […] More

  • New York City Hosts Historic Climate March

    The historic People’s Climate March takes place in New York City this weekend. Originally posted on our sister site, EdenKeeper.org, this is an event not to be missed. New York City Hosts Historic Climate March Nationwide planning is in high gear for the “largest, most diverse day” of action on climate change, scheduled for Sunday, […] More

  • 2.7m New Jobs In Clean Energy & 40% Less Carbon Emissions

    A newly released report shows how the United States can cut its carbon pollution by 40 percent from 2005 levels. In the process, 2.7 million new clean energy jobs will be created, reducing the unemployment rate by 1.5 percentage points. Recently released in Nevada for the seventh annual National Clean Energy Summit, the report is […] More

  • Low Carbon Economy Index 2014: Two Degrees of Separation

    With all of the efforts being put into lowering our global greenhouse gas emissions, and increased awareness of the importance of doing so, it would be nice to hear that we’re making progress toward a low carbon economy. However, unfortunately, the gap between climate ambition and climate reality is big enough that not only are […] More

  • Wildfire Prediction Sees Improvements In Modeling

    A single battle with a large wildfire can easily burn $1 million a day in firefighting costs alone. National and state costs combined have exploded to nearly $3.5 billion annually, and firefighting costs are not the end of the story. In an environment of global heating and prevailing droughts, firefighting costs are just the beginning […] More

  • Understanding The CBD Ecosystem Approach

    The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is an international convention for protecting the diversity of life on Earth. As opposed to treaties focusing on individual species or biomes, this international treaty encompasses biodiversity on a global scale. It focuses on establishing a global network of protected natural areas, for the purpose of protecting natural capital at […] More

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