Month: June 2012

Environmental News Forests Global Warming News

National Fire Preparedness Level Increased as Fires Rage in the

As fires continue to rage in Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, and other western states, the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, Idaho yesterday raised the  national fire preparedness level to “4” on a scale of 1 to 5. The heightened level indicates increased strain on federal resources battling the fires throughout the Rocky Mountain region and west. President […]Read More

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What Does Sustainability Mean in a Service Industry?

Discussion of sustainability efforts in the marketplace often revolves around the manufacturing sector. However, goods-producing industries accounted for only about 12 percent of jobs in the United States in 2010, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Service providers, meanwhile, made up about 78 percent of American jobs. Certainly, a fast food franchise, IT consulting […]Read More

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Pessimism is Impeding Environmental Advocacy

While it is easy to understand why so many environmentally concerned people are fearful and pessimistic, these attitudes detract from the goal of improving our environment. Fear is well warranted, we are on the verge of a widespread ecosystem collapse and we have reached 400 ppm of atmospheric C02 in the arctic. However, rather than just ask how bad things are, we should be asking how […]Read More

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Enviro News Wrap: Weak Text in Rio; Anti-Koch Brothers App;

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up and comments on the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: World leaders at the Rio+20 Earth Summit made little progress last week on how to collectively address climate change and sustainable development. Maybe we should just skip our leaders are have every city in the world work to make changes on the local level? The Koch […]Read More

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Natural Capital Declaration Launched at Rio+20 Earth Summit

Factoring natural capital into the bottom line is about bringing the real wealth of the planet from the invisible into the visible spectrum in order to tip the balance from degradation towards sustainable management for communities, businesses, and countries. -Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary General and UNEP Director A group representing thirty-nine banks, insurers, and investors […]Read More