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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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Carbon Pricing Gathers Momentum

Carbon Pricing Gathers Momentum

“There is a growing sense of inevitability about putting a price on carbon pollution,” said World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim on the eve of the April 22 signing ceremony at UN Headquarters of the Paris Climate Agreement.

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Jury Still Out on Carbon Capture & Storage

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Since the Paris Climate Agreement was reached in December, preventing the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2) from entering the atmosphere has become a top priority for many governments, utilities and private individuals who believe climate change to be the major problem of this generation.

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Making Plastic Waste Disappear

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Every ton of plastic bottles recycled saves about 3.8 barrels of oil, says the Plastics Industry Trade Association, which has just launched a Zero Net Waste program to help members evaluate waste reduction opportunities and maximize landfill diversion.

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What is Circular Economy

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Circular economy can be applied to the universe itself and preserving finite resources, it can also be used as a business model. Business owners of all sizes can benefit from the school of thought associated with circular economy.

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UK, China Collaborate on Low Carbon Cities

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Four newly funded research projects aim to develop an understanding of current buildings, mobility and energy services to help urban planners lower climate-changing carbon dioxide emissions while keeping residents comfortable and moving efficiently.

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Israel, Jordan, Palestine Unite for Jordan River

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The Jordan River, famous in story and song, is threatened by water diversion and contamination. In this arid region torn by political and religious differences, NGOs from Israel, Jordan and Palestine are cooperating to restore the river – unity forged on the anvil of fear for their life-giving waterway.

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Nonprofit Lawyers: It’s not an Oxymoron, It’s ELAW

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The nonprofit Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide (ELAW) is the go-to organization for 300+ lawyers in more than 70 countries who act as environmental defenders. Sunny Lewis gives us an insight to some of their most important work to date around the world.

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Shipbreaking Moves Off the Beach

Shipbreaking Moves Off the Beach

A protest by the environmental justice organization Basel Action Network over an obsolete ship owned by Matson, Inc. being sent to a shipbreaker in India, prompted the shipping company to stop scrapping its vessels on the beaches of India, Bangladesh and Pakistan.

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