29 Jul '11, 9pm

Whoa-just saw thisRT @NRDC: Since 2008, Mexico City has cut 5.7 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions.

The Inter-American Bank (IDB) will lend US$128 million to Brazil for the hydroelectric sector . The funds will be used to increase energy production, lower maintenance costs and add 30 years to the usable life of two major dam complexes. ( Revista Summa 7/28/2011) Chile The Supreme Court ruled 2-1 in favor of HidroAysén in a case brought by the environmental NGO Conservación Patagónica. The group claimed that the company would have a monopoly of water rights on the Baker River in Patagonia if granted the additional water rights it needs for the proposed HidroAysén hydroelectric power plant. The case was first brought before the Free Competition Tribunal in 2009, which ruled the same way. (Estrategia 7/26/2011) The European Union announced a new initiative to stop deforestation of the temperate rainforests near Valdivia. Twenty five temperate rainforests around the globe ar...

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Environment Canada releases report on GHG emiss...

ec.gc.ca 29 Jul '11, 10pm

This report presents projections of greenhouse gas emissions in Canada to the year 2020. The future path of greenhouse gas...

Improved Standards for Cars Will Cut Oil Depend...

switchboard.nrdc.org 28 Jul '11, 10pm

Tomorrow, President Obama is expected to announce a plan to raise the average fuel economy of new cars, SUVs, minivans and...

Leaders in Energy Star Buildings Challenge Cut Power Use by 30%

Leaders in Energy Star Buildings Challenge Cut ...

greenbiz.com 29 Jul '11, 10am

Half-way through the EPA's yearlong challenge to spur energy efficiency in existing buildings, the University of Central F...

Obama announces emissions target for vehicles: ...

thegreencarwebsite.co.uk 30 Jul '11, 11pm

An agreement has been reached with 13 major automakers as President Obama announced the next phase of the administration’s...

Postal Service Saves $400 Million Using Energy ...

sustainablebusiness.com 27 Jul '11, 1pm

Energy management technology has allowed the US Postal Service (USPS) to save more than $400 million in energy costs since...

News: EPA to Curb Air Pollution from Oil and Ga...

earthjustice.org 28 Jul '11, 10pm

Environmental and public health groups across the country today are applauding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ...

Fact of the Day: Methane is 105 times as potent...

earth911.com 26 Jul '11, 2pm

More than 500 landfill gas-to-energy (LFGTE) projects currently operate in the United States. Photo: Jennifer Berry, Earth...

Is Your City Preparing for the Impacts of Clima...

switchboard.nrdc.org 26 Jul '11, 6pm

As conservation planners in Oregon like to say, there’s a slow-moving tsunami headed our way. In some cities, this could c...