Protecting progress in the Brazilian Amazon

Protecting progress in the Brazilian Amazon

worldwildlife.org 13 Dec '17, 9pm

Deforestation from increased development, agricultural expansion, illegal logging or wildfires could throw this delicate cycle out of balance. Some experts estimate that merely 20 percent deforestation could constitute a "tipping point" after which the forest would dry out and weather patterns throughout the region would suffer. We are now perilously close, with 17 percent of the forest lost over the last 50 years. The rainforest serves as a massive carbon sink, keeping 90—140 billion tons of carbon from releasing into the atmosphere. Allowing a fraction of that carbon to escape via deforestation would accelerate climate change. Allowing a...

Shoppers dreaming of a green Christmas as ethical sales boom, reports @Cat_Early76

theecologist.org 15 Dec '17, 10am

Sales of ethical products in the UK grew by 3.2 percent in 2016 and is now worth £81.3 billion, according to data from Ethical Consumer and T...

Demand Asia Pulp & Paper stand with Indonesian frontline & Indigenous communities fighting to farm

ran.org 14 Dec '17, 8pm

Demand Asia Pulp and Paper Respect Communities’ Right to Farm For the people of Lubuk Mandarsah in Indonesia, farming is more than a way of l...

Exciting Battery Technology Breakthrough News — Is Any Of It Real? https://t.co/eGK7ycJtyq

cleantechnica.com 15 Dec '17, 5am
Exciting Battery Technology Breakthrough News — Is Any Of It Real? https://t.co/eGK7ycJtyq

Researchers at the SLAC National Accelerator Lab in conjunction with others say that overstuffing a cathode with lithium results in a battery...

Fracking harms the health of babies, study shows

grist.org 14 Dec '17, 11pm
Fracking harms the health of babies, study shows

This story was originally published by Mother Jones and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The practice of drillin...

Energy

For the 8th consecutive quarter, the #solar industry has installed more than 2 GW of solar capacity

For the 8th consecutive quarter, the #solar industry has installed more than 2 GW of solar capacity

seia.org 14 Dec '17, 4pm

Corporate tax reform could reduce tax equity demand : Congress is in a hurry to pass tax reform legislation. That legislation features a redu...

Vestas wins new wind farm contract in India: Renewable Energy Magazine

renewableenergymagazine.com 15 Dec '17, 8am

The order includes supply and installation of 18 V110-2.0 MW turbines, which will be delivered in a 2.2 MW Power Optimised Mode. It also incl...

In the #US, mayors tout the importance of #EnergyEfficiency in meeting climate goals:

aceee.org 14 Dec '17, 4pm

At the North American Climate Summit this month in Chicago, city officials from several countries recognized energy efficiency as an importan...

Transportation

Company car drivers could save thousands by switching to electric

nextgreencar.com 15 Dec '17, 9am
Company car drivers could save thousands by switching to electric

15.12.2017 Company car drivers could save thousands by switching to electric Go Ultra Low makes use of its new tools by comparing diesel and ...

Fashion

Study to identify source of textile microfibre pollution

ecotextile.com 13 Dec '17, 10am
Study to identify source of textile microfibre pollution

Published on Wednesday, 13 December 2017 Study to identify source of textile microfibre pollution Written by John Mowbray Details (c) Kayco |...

Reclaiming Appalachia: A Push to Bring Back Native Forests to Coal Country

e360.yale.edu 14 Dec '17, 1pm
Reclaiming Appalachia: A Push to Bring Back Native Forests to Coal Country

Such aggressive bulldozing is part of a new and evolving approach to healing forests destroye...

K9s of Valor Is Helping Police Departments Save Four-Legged Heroes #care2

care2.com 14 Dec '17, 7pm

America’s growing opioid crisis isn’t only impacting people – it’s also causing police K9s to...

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