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Tokelau islands shift to 100% solar energy

via BBC | Mon November 12, 2012
Tokelau has become the first territory able to meet all its electricity needs with solar power, officials say.

Another city in BC bans shark fins

via Peace Arch News | Mon November 05, 2012
The sale, possession and distribution of shark fin is officially banned in White Rock.

EU on track to exceed Kyoto emissions goal

via Terra Daily | Mon October 29, 2012
The European Union is on track to not only meet but exceed greenhouse gas reduction goals set by the 1997 Kyoto Protocol, an analysis indicated this week.

Victory for Forests: Disney Stands Up for Endangered Forests and Animals

via Huffington Post | Tue October 23, 2012
Today, Disney adds its significant voice to the growing chorus of companies demonstrating that there's no need to sacrifice endangered forests in Indonesia or elsewhere for the paper we use every day.

new mammal menagerie uncovered in remote Peruvian cloud forest

via MongaBay | Sat October 20, 2012
Every year scientists describe around 18,000 new species, but mammals make up less than half a percent of those. Yet mammal surprises remain: deep in the remote Peruvian Andes, scientists have made an incredible discovery: a rich cloud forest and alpine grassland ecosystem that may be home to no less than eight new mammal species.

Costa Rica’s Shark Finning Ban Signed By President Chinchilla

via Huffington Post | Thu October 18, 2012
Costa Rica passed a blanket ban on shark finning, in which the fins are sliced off sharks, often while they are alive, before the fish are thrown back into the ocean to die.

New Water Treatment Process Could Help Bring Dead Zones Back to Life

via Triple Pundit | Tue October 09, 2012
Employing a new tertiary wastewater treatment process reduced levels of phosphorous and trace pollutants in urban wastewater effluent below EPA safe levels, researchers from Veolia Water, Kruger and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee found.

Energy from Solar Power now Cheaper than Fossil Fuels in 105 Countries

Story contains video via Triple Pundit | Sun September 30, 2012
Solar installations are rocketing worldwide as solar electricity becomes cheaper than electricity from fossil fuels – it’s already happened in 105 countries.

Tesla Unveils Solar Powered Charging Stations

via Triple Pundit | Sun September 30, 2012
Tesla Motors unveiled the first of its six Supercharger stations in six California locations (Folsom, Gilroy, Coalinga, Lebec, Barstow and Hawthorne).

Jaguar conservation gets a boost in North and Central America

via MongaBay | Sun September 30, 2012
Jaguar conservation has received a huge boost in the past few months both in Latin America and in the U.S. An historic agreement singed between the world's leading wild cat conservation organization Panthera and the government of Costa Rica in addition to a new U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) proposal bring renewed hope to the efforts to revive the iconic jaguar in its current habitat and return the cats to the American Southwest.

Europe Now Creates Enough Solar Power to Fuel Austria

via Triple Pundit | Wed September 26, 2012
Europe now generates 52 gigawatts of solar energy, which is still only 2 percent of the continent’s total power output–but enough to fuel all of Austria according to various news sources.

Vancouver council makes ‘historic’ move toward shark fin ban

via Vancouver Sun | Mon September 24, 2012
The City of Vancouver, BC will work with neighbouring municipalities to develop a ban on the sale of shark-fin products, mayor and council agreed Tuesday.

U.N. hails 25-year ozone treaty for preventing disaster

via Cosmos | Mon September 17, 2012
The United Nations treaty to protect the ozone layer signed 25 years ago prevented an environmental disaster, a chief U.N. scientist said, cautioning though that the Earth's radiation shield is still under threat.

Canada will no longer oppose global fight against asbestos

via Canadian Cancer Society | Fri September 14, 2012
The days of Canadian asbestos exports appear to be numbered, and anti-asbestos activists couldn’t be happier.

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