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Live Earth concerts set to rock the world tomorrow
6 Jul 2007 at 12:07pm
Tomorrow, tomorrow … Gore loves ya, tomorrow. Live Earth, the much-anticipated event dreamed up by the former veep, will rock 7/7/07 with 24 hours of concerts to raise climate awareness. A total audience of some 2 billion will see Jack Johnson in Sydney, The Police reunited in New Joisey, Madonna …
Study finds organic tomatoes contain more heart-healthy antioxidants
6 Jul 2007 at 12:07pm
Could organic fruits and veggies be better for you? A study of samples collected over 10 years found that organic tomatoes contained far higher levels of flavonoids — antioxidants that reduce high blood pressure and have also been linked with reduced rates of some cancers and dementia — than conventional …
Mike D of the Beastie Boys drops science on green tours, politics, and Live E…
6 Jul 2007 at 12:07pm
The Beastie Boys may be famous for saying you gotta fight for your right to party, but they also believe sustainability is worth fighting for. The old-school hip-hoppers will be playing the London Live Earth concert tomorrow, and after returning from Europe, they plan to add green elements to their …
Mega-corporations sign U.N.-sponsored climate compact
6 Jul 2007 at 12:07pm
More than 150 companies, including Ikea, Unilever, and Coca-Cola, have signed a U.N.-sponsored climate declaration that commits them to setting and reporting on emissions-reduction goals, while asking governments to enact a post-Kyoto, market-based plan. OK, it’s a voluntary pact with a touchy-feely name — “Caring for Climate: The Business Leadership …
High-tech gadgets will overtake appliances as energy-suckers, says report
6 Jul 2007 at 12:07pm
Primed to overtake kitchen appliances and lighting as the biggest drain on domestic power, high-tech gadgets — we’re talkin’ to you, iPhone — will use nearly half an average household’s energy by 2020, according to U.K. nonprofit Energy Saving Trust. In a report cleverly titled “The Ampere Strikes Back,” EST …

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  1. As part of the Live Earth Pledge Al Gore just asked people to “join with others in preserving and protecting forests.”

    Forests really do store a lot of carbon in both the plants and the soil, but logging unfortunately releases massive amounts of carbon. There are alternatives that could really help, such as thinning instead of clearcutting, and allowing tree farms to grow for longer periods before they are harvested. It should be obvious that we need to protect all of the last remaining old-growth forests which are like giant carbon reservoirs.

    If you are interested in this topic here is a link to a good report on the topic: http://tinyurl.com/2epzrk

    We really need to respect all of life on our planet because “Life” is the “carbon pump” that will ultimately bring atmospheric carbon levels down so that future generations can continue to enjoy a livable climate.

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