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Green News, Energy, Environment, Animals, Climate Change, Extreme Weather - HuffPost Green

Green News, Energy, Environment, Animals, Climate Change, Extreme Weather - HuffPost Green
The company whose negligence was responsible for the worst marine oil-spill in history won 43 new leases in the Gulf, which is still fouled by million of gallons of unrecovered crude. Hate mail, harassment campaigns, accusations of scientific fraud and threats of lawsuits have become the new normal for climate scientists and researchers who study climate change denial. These problematic conditions have a chilling effect on scientific research. Elaine McKewon Research Associate at the Australian Centre for Independent Journalism, University of Technology Sydney The next generation of inventors, policymakers, and CEOs will determine the fate of the environment and our economy.

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Britain's First Solar Powered Town? Inspiring Story Continues (Video) Image credit: Solarcentury When I wrote about an entire town's plan to go solar, and its incredibly ambitious short-term goal of generating 30% of its electricity from renewables by 2015, the response was enthusiastic. But what's so special about Wadebridge? How are they going about making this happen? How can other communties follow suit? A series of short videos aims to answer these questions and more.

The $300 House Blog Note: the letter has been slightly edited to make the author's meaning more clear... Christian After building several houses in Africa (Sudan, Ethiopia) and Asia (Srilanka, Nepal). Resilient People, Resilient Planet The UN Secretary-General’s High Level Panel on Global Sustainability has just released its final report (“Resilient People, Resilient Plant: a future worth choosing“). The panel, which was chaired by Tarja Halmen, president of Finland, and Jacob Zuma, the president of South Africa, took an appropriately broad view of sustainability, looking at measures of human development, as well as environmental and natural resource indicators. And not surprisingly it paints a mixed picture. WCCD — World Council on City Data Indicators for City Services and Quality of Life, the first international standard on city data, was published in May 2014 by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). This new international standard was developed using the framework of the Global City Indicators Facility that has been extensively tested by more than 250 cities worldwide. This is a demand-led standard, driven and created by cities, for cities. ISO 37120 defines and establishes definitions and methodologies for a set of indicators to steer and measure the performance of city services and quality of life. The standard includes a comprehensive set of 100 indicators — of which 46 are core — that measures a city's social, economic, and environmental performance. The indicators are categorized under 17 themes on city services and quality of life

Magazine - GreenBuilder IN OUR CONSTANT PURSUIT of greater corporate sustainability, we realized that, like great homes and products, Green Builder magazine has to provide long-term value to our readers in order to have a prolonged shelf-life. Therefore, each issue is a themed guide, enabling our readers to build a useful reference library comprised of our back issues. Our content is more comprehensive and engaging than ever. We're focusing not just on the design and construction of environmentally appropriate, cost-effective buildings, but also on the larger topic of sustainable living. Be sure to use your smart phones to scan the barcodes within the pages of the magazine for quick access to websites, videos, sweepstakes, discounts, calendars, emails and more.

Gardening Tips - 7 Habits of Successful Gardeners Originally published January 2009 Or is it the Seven Pillars of Horticultural Wisdom? As everyone's resolutions remind us, we love attaching a number to advice, a number smaller than the one I regard as most realistic: The Twenty Three Thousand Four Hundred and Sixty-Two Things It's Important to Remember Before Getting Out of Bed. So be warned: I haven't really honed it down to only seven; these are just the first seven essentials that came to mind when I decided to do this. And not in order, either. Resilient People, Resilient Planet: A Mixed Bag With this year’s United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development meeting – also known as “Rio+20” – fast approaching, Greenpeace senior political advisor Pat Lerner takes an in-depth look at the UNSG’s High Level Panel report on Global Sustainability "Resilient People, Resilient Planet: A future worth choosing": It had been billed ahead of time as “a second Brundtland Report [1]”, designed to be visionary and describe a future 20 years from now, “a future worth choosing.” Its mandate was clearly recognized: “efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and other social and economic targets are hampered by the inability to agree on decisive and coordinated action in national and multilateral fora.” Yet in the end the politicians did what they always do – they kicked the tough issues down the road for someone else to deal with and bowed to what they thought could get agreed.

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