Carbon offsetting, when done right, can help mitigate the carbon footprint of our activities. It is not a total solution, but one tool we can use.Read More
Construction of the Southern Transoceanic Highway through the Brazil-Peru Amazon up over the Andes and down to Peru Pacific ports is going to irreversibly change the lives of residents and the Amazon Basin ecosystem. A consortium of environmental and sustainable development groups are employing pioneering Payment for Ecosystem Services mechanisms to avoid massive deforestation and biodiversity loss and environmental degradation that may come with it.Read More
Discussion and debate concerning the merits and demerits of proposed UN REDD (Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) and other avoided deforestation and reforestation schemes continues in the run-up to negotiating a successor to the Kyoto Protocol at the UNFCCC’s 15th Conference of Parties in Copenhagen this December. Touting the environmental and socioeconomic benefits […]Read More
Coal-fired power plants are major contributors to our planet’s pollution problems. Even though fewer new plants are being built, limited progress is made on capturing and sequestering the carbon released. At present, only a few million tons of CO2 are captured and stored annually. Recent MIT research suggests that carbon sequestering can reduce human generated […]Read More
The Lake Amititlan Geothermal Project has become the first in Guatemala, and for plant builder and operator Ormat Technologies, to qualify for UN Clean Development Mechanism certified emission reduction credits.Read More
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The plastic ocean
On the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, scientists find a surprise: Coastal life https://nbcnews.to/3IgDD3G
@earth_warming My sister always points out the human rights aspect of mining. Cobalt mining, for example, is tied to child labor in the DRC.
Saying you want to transition away from fossil fuels is one thing, doing it is another.
Biden Gulf Oil Sale Means More Drilling Within Legacy Chemical Dump Site https://bit.ly/3o6BK1m