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What really happens to the plastic you throw away - Emma Bryce. Wood-burners: London air pollution is just tip of the iceberg.

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Greenpeace behaving badly. U.S. China. Sustainability. Nigeria. Everyday Petroleum-based Products. Forrest: A disproportional emphasis on upstream oil and gas is not a solution for reducing GHGs. Check out the insane number of cargo ships crossing the globe. A Map Of Where Your Food Originated May Surprise You. Hypocrite! Leo takes private jet to collect environmental award.

Everyone is completely ignoring a huge impact of eating meat. Over the last decade or so, the media have slowly but steadily fed the public information about the staggering impact of our meat-eating habits on the environment, and on climate change in particular.

Everyone is completely ignoring a huge impact of eating meat

For instance, one recent study found that a global transition toward low-meat diets could reduce the costs of climate change mitigation by as much as 50 percent by 2050. Almost everything you buy, from cereal to mascara, is killing the rain forest. A monkey carries her cub in a rain forest in Cochabamba, Bolivia.

Almost everything you buy, from cereal to mascara, is killing the rain forest

Tropical forests across the world are at risk, thanks to deforestation . Aircraft and ships must not be exempt from emissions cuts. THE Paris climate agreement, sealed last December, was a first in many respects: the first truly international climate change deal, with promises from both rich and poor nations to cut emissions; the first global signal that the age of fossil fuels must end; the first time world leaders said we should aim for less than 2 °C of warming.

Aircraft and ships must not be exempt from emissions cuts

Oil Has a Reality Check for Those Elated by the Climate Deal. For anyone elated by the climate-change accord in Paris, the commodity markets have a reality check for you.

Oil Has a Reality Check for Those Elated by the Climate Deal

World leaders may have vowed to wean the world from fossil fuels, but prices for oil, coal and natural gas are at their lowest in years.

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What’s Inside Dry Shampoo? Alcohol, Petroleum, and Clay. Cruise Lines Are Urged to Cut Fuel Emissions. Care About Global Climate Change? Then Fight Local Air Pollution. Leaders of developing countries should take a look at a new study by professors and researchers at Harvard, Yale, and the University of Chicago, and keep it in mind when they go to Paris to discuss a global climate agreement this December.

Care About Global Climate Change? Then Fight Local Air Pollution

According to the study, published in the journal Economic & Political Weekly (EPW), “India’s population is exposed to dangerously high levels of air pollution.” Based on ground-level measurements and satellite data, the paper estimates that 660 million Indians live in areas exceeding the Indian government’s air quality standard for fine particulate pollution. The Invasion of the K-Cup and its ‘monster’ environmental problem. No wonder when they set out to make a short film about this creeping monster within our midst, they portrayed it as an alien invasion that destroys the world.

The Invasion of the K-Cup and its ‘monster’ environmental problem

Farfetched, perhaps, but it gets your attention. These are the Most Toxic Places on Earth - NewsZoom. How China's Filthy Air Is Screwing With Our Weather. As the snow began to fall earlier this week in the lead up to the season's first major blizzard, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo told reporters that the Northeast was witnessing "a pattern of extreme weather that we've never seen before.

How China's Filthy Air Is Screwing With Our Weather

" Climate change, Cuomo argues, is fueling bigger, badder weather events like this one—and like Hurricane Sandy. While the science that links specific snowstorms to global warming is profoundly difficult to calculate, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says it's "very likely"—defined as greater than 90 percent probability—that "extreme precipitation events will become more intense and frequent" in North America as the world warms. In New York City, actual snow days have decreased, but bigger blizzards have become more common, dumping more snow each time. Mashable reported that all of New York City's top 10 snowfalls have occurred in the past 15 years. But climate change may not be the only way that human activity is making storms worse. Why electric cars aren't always greener.

These 6 Countries Are Responsible For 60% Of CO2 Emissions. European Commission Six countries produce nearly 60 percent of global carbon dioxide emissions.

These 6 Countries Are Responsible For 60% Of CO2 Emissions

China and the United States combine for more than two-fifths. The planet's future will be shaped by what these top carbon polluters do about the heat-trapping gases blamed for global warming. How they rank, what they're doing: China Photos/Getty ImagesChina accounts for about 30 percent of global CO2 emissions. It emits nearly twice the amount of greenhouse gases as the United States, which it surpassed in 2006 as the top emitter of carbon dioxide. That changed when Beijing announced last month in a deal with Washington that it would stem greenhouse gas emission growth by 2030. 2013 CO2 emissions: 11 billion tons 2013 Population: 1.36 billion It has never entered into a binding treaty to curb greenhouse gases. Carbon emissions are up, though, as the U.S. rebounds from recession. 2013 CO2 emissions: 5.8 billion tons 2013 Population: 316 million.

Solar energy that doesn't block the view. A team of researchers at Michigan State University has developed a new type of solar concentrator that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people to actually see through the window.

Solar energy that doesn't block the view

It is called a transparent luminescent solar concentrator and can be used on buildings, cell phones and any other device that has a clear surface. And, according to Richard Lunt of MSU's College of Engineering, the key word is "transparent. " Research in the production of energy from solar cells placed around luminescent plastic-like materials is not new. These past efforts, however, have yielded poor results -- the energy production was inefficient and the materials were highly colored. Free exchange: Sun, wind and drain. Hey, Congress, Oregon Has Your Long-Term Highway Funding Solution Right Here.

Is Nuclear Power Ever Coming Back? - Celeste LeCompte. Public fear, uncertainty, and doubt are still big issues for nuclear energy.

Is Nuclear Power Ever Coming Back? - Celeste LeCompte

Reuters. The Good Country Index. If nothing else, green power has to be green. The sting of high electricity costs – and the potential for more pain in the near term – has decisively punctured Ontario’s infatuation with high-cost renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar.