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How To Eat Well And Save The Planet Too

via Discovery News | Thu July 28, 2011
A recent publication provides a wide-ranging overview on how different foodstuffs impact the environment and the human body.

UN Shipping Group Moves on Vessel Emission Reductions

via Triple Pundit | Thu July 21, 2011
An International Maritime Organization panel adopted what it calls mandatory design and operational measures to reduce greenhouse gases from international shipping.

Groundbreaking solar plant in Spain generates 24 hours of power

via Grist | Sat July 09, 2011
Spain's Gemasolar concentrating solar power plant just became the first solar power plant to generate power for 24 continuous hours.

Green energy investment hits record global high

via BBC | Thu July 07, 2011
Global investment in renewable energy sources grew by 32% during 2010 to reach a record level of US$211bn (£132bn), a UN study has reported.

A winning solution for renewable energy and CO2 reduction?

via Gizmag | Thu June 09, 2011
A promising new innovation in geothermal technology, that offers a novel solution to climate change, has been created by two researchers from the University of Minnesota's Department of Earth Sciences.

Despite setbacks, voluntary carbon markets booming

via Mongabay | Mon June 06, 2011
The voluntary carbon market posted a 34 percent gain in 2010, trading a record 131 million tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (MtC02e).

‘Optical Battery’ Discovery Could Mean Solar Power Without Solar Cells

via Earth Techling | Mon May 30, 2011
Researchers at the University of Michigan have made a scientific discovery that is intriguing all on its own but it is the breakthrough’s potential applications in solar power generation that have them excited.

Bolivia Set to Pass Historic ‘Law of Mother Earth’ Which Will Grant Nature Equal Rights

via PV Pulse | Tue May 24, 2011
With the cooperation of politicians and grassroots organizations, Bolivia is set to pass the Law of Mother Earth, which will grant nature the same rights and protections as humans.

Has the green energy revolution finally arrived?

via MongaBay | Wed May 18, 2011
When historians look back at the fight to combat climate change—not to mention the struggle to overcome our global addiction to fossil fuels—will 2011 be considered a watershed moment? Maybe.

How Carbon Credits are Saving Lives in Kenya

via Green Biz | Fri May 13, 2011
Vestargaard Frandsen is a Swiss for-profit company that's in business to save lives in the global south. Its products include Lifestraw, a portable water filter and Permanet, a long-lasting bednet to protect people from malaria.

Pressure Builds to End $4 Billion in Taxpayer Subsidies for Oil Companies

via Triple Pundit | Tue May 03, 2011
In these days of federal budget-cutting (and high gas prices), it was only a matter of time before subsidies for oil companies came under closer scrutiny. That moment has come.

Canada Votes in First Green MP

via Triple Pundit | Tue May 03, 2011
Elizabeth May, Canada’s Leader of the Green Party, won an historic election on May 2nd. She is the first ever elected Member of Parliament in Canada for the Green Party.

Google is Building the World’s Largest Solar Tower Power Plant

via Reuters | Wed April 13, 2011
The solar investments from Google just keep on comin’, and this time, it’s a biggie. On Monday afternoon, the search giant announced its largest investment in renewable energy to date: $168 million into one of the first utility-scale solar projects being built by startup BrightSource Energy in California’s Mojave Desert.

EU plan to phase out ‘conventionally fueled’ cars by 2050

via GizMap | Tue April 12, 2011
The European Commission has released a white paper detailing ambitious plans to transform Europe's transport infrastructure by 2050.

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