Global Warming Resources

Shell Oil’s Environmental Claims Bring Repeated Controversy, Sparks Federal Trade Commission Investigation

What classifies as a ‘greenwash’ when companies launch massive campaigns purporting environmental credentials? This is a complex issue which the Federal Trade Commission is currently busy researching ahead of issuing an update of its guidelines for environmental marketinglater in the year. It is of prime importance that clear rules or guidelines are invented. Not only because marketing and advertising are instrumental in determining what …

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EarthTalk: How Microfinance Helps Developing Countries and Why America Needs a New Smart Grid

Earthtalk is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: What is “microfinance” and how does it help poor countries and preserve the environment? – – Eliza Clark, Seattle, WA The brainchild of Grameen Foundation founder Muhammad Yunus, microfinance is a form of banking whereby financial institutions offer small loans to the poor. The …

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Sustainability, Climate, and the Environment: As Goes China, So Goes the Rest of the World

Natural Resources Defense Council Works with Business, Community, and Government Leaders in China, Looking for Solutions to Environmental and Sustainability Challenges The NRDC is actively involved in helping China grapple with their formidable development, sustainability, and environmental challenges facing it. This short eight minute video outlines those efforts. See also: NRDC China Clean Energy Project

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Switching Light Bulbs? Consider Going Mercury Free! – Options for Sustainable Lighting

Seattle startup Vu1 Corporation plans to launch a new type of light bulb that functions like a TV tube. Contrary to what you’d think, the technology is amazingly environmentally friendly. Vu1(View One) has raised $13 million to develop a brand new technology by fusing three existing technologies. “It is not induction lighting. It is not plasma. It is not fluorescent. It is not halogen. …

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Press Release: Businesses, Organizations, Activists Deliver Suggestions to Obama on Dealing with Climate Change

The Sustainable Energy Network issued a press release today on a letter delivered to Barack Obama on his first full day in office offering suggestions for immediate first steps for coming to grips with climate change. The letter stresses that, …these recommendations are not intended to be comprehensive and there is much more that can – and must – be done.” The Sustainable Energy …

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Earthtalk: Consequnces of Climate Change for the United States

Earthtalk is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: Which parts of the United States are or will be hardest hit by global warming? -Aliza Perry, Burlington, VT It’s difficult to predict which areas of the U.S. will suffer the most from global warming, but it’s safe to say that no regions will …

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