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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 …

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Climate Change Facts from the 2014 National Climate Assessment

With economic reports on the New Climate Economy being released every few days, we can rest assured that the new clean energy revolution is well underway. But, are you up to speed on the latest compilation of U.S. climate change facts? If not, or if you’d like a quick refresher, the article below is helpful. …

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Turning Refrigerants from Consumables into Trackable and Tradable Assets

A major shift in thinking about the nature and value of refrigerants in businesses could be possible, if instead of seeing them as consumables, refrigerants were seen as assets, capable of being trackable, and tradable, just as other commodities are. The launch of a new system designed for tracking every single pound of refrigerant in …

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New EU Law Promotes More Efficient Aircraft Emissions, Stirs Controversy

Despite good intentions about contributing to a healthier environment, the European Union recently enforced a law that heavily restricts aircraft emissions, and has subsequently been met with tremendous opposition. The law essentially requires all aircraft operators touching down or taking off in Europe to offer a permit that illustrates the craft’s emissions levels throughout the entire …

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Greenhouse Gases: We Talk About Them, But What Are They?

In the world of sustainable business, the words “greenhouse gases” elicit shivers down the spine, but what are greenhouse gases, really? If you ask the average person, they’d say probably something like, “Uh, bad things in the atmosphere? Something about carbon dioxide?” If we’re going to try to reduce our carbon footprints (another way of …

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Laughing Gas: The Latest Environmental Threat

Nitrous oxide, more commonly known at your dentist’s office as laughing gas, is now the most prevalent man-made substance damaging the ozone layer. And it’s a greenhouse gas. Sadly, the joke’s apparently on us. In a report published in Science on Friday, scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) located in Boulder, Colorado, have calculated …

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Inspired Economist: Pick of the Week

  This column highlights the top economic stories of the week. While Detroit has benefited from Cash for Clunkers, foreign automakers have gained even more. Some critics of the program warned that because it let consumers buy domestic or foreign cars, Clunkers could end up spending more American tax dollars to help foreign companies than American …

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Growing Plastic: A New Use for Biomass

In the constant push for ever newer and greener technology and energy, we sometimes forget that it is often both simpler and cheaper to revisit old techniques in new ways. And that’s exactly what a group of researchers in California has done. By combining several old and well understood chemical techniques and reactions, they have …

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Canada’s Clean Coal Concept

Wednesday, Canadian Environment Minister Jim Prentice announced his government’s most recent plan for eliminating CO2 emissions. The Canadian government hopes to phase out electrical generation by modern coal technology in favor of carbon capture and storage (CCS) – the much debated and as yet unproven “clean coal” concept – nuclear power, and other, renewable sources of energy.