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Carbon Budgets Ignore Trees on Farms

AgroforestryTeaChina

Globally, 1.2 billion people depend on agroforestry farming systems, especially in developing countries, the World Bank calculates. Yet, trees on farms are not even considered in the greenhouse gas accounting framework of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

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At Age 100, U.S. National Park System Grows By Donation

At Age 100_U_S_ National Park System Grows By Donation

To honor the anniversary of the National Park Service, 100 years old today, President Barack Obama has designated the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument, the first national monument to preserve the landscape and honor the history and culture of Maine’s North Woods.

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Green Firms Outperform Fossil Fuelers 3: 1

Green Firms Outperform Fossil Fuelers 3- 1

A 21.82 percent return on investment over the past decade – that’s the proud record of The Carbon Clean 200 – a new list of 200 clean energy companies selected for this inaugural version of the list by the nonprofit groups As You Sow and Corporate Knights.

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Children Sue for Climate Justice

Children Sue for Climate Justice

A pioneering constitutional climate change lawsuit is being brought by children, ages 8-19, against the federal government in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon in Eugene.

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Sustainability Takes Flight

Sustainability Takes Flight

Every day around the world, more than 100,000 civil aviation flights take off and land – safely for the most part. Now, the global agency responsible for overseeing civil aviation is working to improve the industry’s sustainability.

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Turning CO2 Into an Asset

TURNING CO2 INTO AN ASSET

As the climate heats up, scientists and engineers are finding new ways to lessen the impact of fossil fuel combustion on the climate – both by sequestering the carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted and by producing electricity with this most prevalent greenhouse gas.

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Today Is Earth Overshoot Day 2016

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Earth Overshoot Day this year falls on August 8. Today, humanity’s demands on nature this year exceed what the Earth can regenerate before year’s end calculates the international sustainability think tank Global Footprint Network, the international conservation group WWF and more than 30 other partners.

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Vitamin B2 Inspires Batteries for Solar, Wind

AzizMichael

Harvard scientists have identified a new class of high-performing organic molecules, inspired by vitamin B2, that can safely store electricity from intermittent energy sources like solar and wind power in large batteries.

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Ranking the Top 10 Global Green Cities

Paris

Mirror, mirror on the wall, whose city is the greenest of them all? The mirror held up by the corporate strategy consulting firm Solidiance reflects the answer in a new report that compares the performance of 10 global cities and their green buildings.

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The Power of Reforestation in China

The Power of Reforestation in China

China, with the most air polluted cities in the world now has the world’s largest reforestation program. Wolfgang Frey of the Frey Group writes about the importance of reforestation projects in China.

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