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Happy Earth Day: 10 Links to Reduce Our Carbon Heel-Prints

When I became a mother, I became very conscious about the affect my daily living makes on the planet. Well, let me be honest, it begin with wanting to conserve energy to save money, however, it soon turned into what can I do to make sure that all the wonders of the earth are here for my children to enjoy. So, while reading on how to conserve energy, I began following links that took me to stories on the benefits of recycling. We all know the number one reason to recycle, saving the trees…

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Take steps to reduce your carbon footprint

Do you know what your carbon footprint is?

You should.

A carbon footprint is the measure of carbon dioxide man-made global warming greenhouse gas that is released into the atmosphere as you go about your daily life.

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Using the energy in oil shale without releasing carbon dioxide in a greenhouse world

New technology that combines production of electricity with capture of carbon dioxide could make billions of barrels of oil shale now regarded as off-limits because of the huge amounts of carbon dioxide released in its production available as an energy source in a greenhouse world of the future. That’s the conclusion of a report on “electricity production with in situ carbon capture” (EPICC) in ACS’ journal Energy & Fuels.

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A Religious Organization in the Carbon Credit Market

NICOLET, QUEBEC–(Marketwire – April 20, 2011) – Les Soeurs de l’Assomption de la Sainte Vierge announce today the sale of 9,358 tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (Carbon Credits) to L2I Financial Solutions. By selling their Carbon Credits, les Soeurs de l’Assomption de la Sainte Vierge are writing an important chapter in the history of the Roman Catholic Church by becoming the first religious organization recognized by the Vatican to sell Carbon Credits. The proceeds of the sale will contribute to the preservation and valorization of the religious and cultural heritage developed by the Congregation since its foundation in 1853.

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Swiss water firm taps Kenyas carbon market

A Swiss water treatment firm is seeking a piece of Kenyas carbon market through distribution of water purifiers to reduce the use of firewood and kerosene for water treatment in western Kenya.

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Xiamen to build more wetland parks for low-carbon city construction

In order to promote the pilot program of building a low-carbon city, Xiamen has recently established a leading group to embark on the construction of a low-carbon city, including building more wetland parks in the city, according to Strait News report.

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Vietnam learns Japans low carbon experiences

A number of measures for the building of a low-carbon society in Vietnam were introduced by the Japan National Research Institute of Environment (JNRIE) at a seminar in Hanoi on April 18.

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Online Calculator Allows Households to Track Carbon Footprint

ScienceDaily (Apr. 16, 2011) Tips to reduce your carbon footprint frequently include buying compact florescent light bulbs, taking your own bag to the grocery store or buying local produce. But how much difference do these actions make?

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Carbon tax issue important in climate change strategy

Business Unity South Africa on Friday said that the issue of carbon tax will feature highly in its discussion with government when formulating the climate change strategy.

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Experts meet in Nairobi over carbon trade opportunities

Carbon trading experts, financial institutions and companies eyeing new revenues from environmental conservation will meet in Nairobi later this month at a conference expected to develop structures for the multi-billion shilling market.

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What’s your carbon footprint?

Do you know what your carbon footprint is?

You should.

A carbon footprint is the measure of carbon dioxide man-made global warming greenhouse gas that is released into the atmosphere as you go about your daily life.

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Alcoa’s Carbon Capture Project is Green and Good for Business

Alcoa ( AA ) recently announced its partnership with Condexis and CO2 Solutions to develop carbon capture technology for commercial uses. As the world leader in the production and management of primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum and alumina, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has endorsed this project by helping finance it.

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KenGen taps green energy for lucrative carbon market

KenGen has launched a bid to tap electricity from solar power as it seeks to diversify its generating sources and shake off over-dependency on hydroelectric power, which is often vulnerable to rainfall shortages.

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Tetra Pak achieves

Tetra Pak, the food processing and packaging solutions company, has announced net sales of

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Carbon pricing key element in market-driven push to lower carbon footprint

Effective carbon pricing is key to a market-driven

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Avantair Offsets More Than 13 Million Pounds of Carbon Emissions

CLEARWATER, Fla., April 6, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Avantair, Inc., (OTCBB:AAIR), the only publicly traded stand-alone private aircraft operator and the leader of fractional aircraft ownership in the light jet cabin category, has announced that in honor of Earth Day, it will once again offset flight hours of carbon emissions for all new fractional owners as well as Edge Card and Axis Lease with TerraPass, the leading originator and retailer of greenhouse gas reduction offsets.

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Federspiel Controls Energy Management Systems Reduce Carbon Footprint, Energy Consumption at Akamai

Beyond these direct energy savings, the Federspiel Controls energy management systems provide Akamai with visibility into its data centers cooling infrastructure, enabling facility management to

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Tax Cuts Expected Under Carbon – Climate Change Expert Ross Garnaut

CLIMATE change expert Ross Garnaut says he expects the federal government to adopt his recommendation to provide income tax cuts under a carbon price.

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You Can ‘Love the Earth’ Before Earth Day and Reduce Carbon by 40 Million Pounds

TerraPass, a carbon offset management service, launched it’s “Love the Earth” challenge and wants to reduce carbon dioxide 40 million pounds by Earth Day with your help!

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Carbon price will increase fuel prices

The carbon tax will hit travellers’ hip pockets with Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce saying the airline will pass on some of the estimated 100 million dollars a year it’ll be slugged.

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PROTECTING THE DEVIL’S FORESTS: TASMANIAN FORESTS SAVED AND PRIVATE LANDOWNERS REWARDED

Tasmanian forests on private land will be preserved through an innovative programme that will prevent logging and provide income for landowners who protect their native forest land. 150,000 hectares of Tasmanian private forest will be protected from logging for 25 years.

Contact: Stephen Dickey, Managing Director.

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CDP launches new Carbon Action initiative

Institutional investors are this week calling on the worlds largest companies to implement cost-effective greenhouse gas emissions reduction initiatives. The request is being made through the Carbon Disclosure Projects new Carbon Action initiative, launched today in response to investor requirements to protect their investments and accelerate company action on carbon reduction activities.

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Mangroves excel at storing climate-warming carbon

WASHINGTON, April 3 (Reuters) – Tropical mangrove trees are better at storing climate-warming carbon than most other forests, so cutting them down unleashes far more greenhouse gas than deforestation elsewhere, scientists reported on Sunday.

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Why a carbon tax will be useful in supporting a transition to a low-carbon future

The National Treasurys deadline for comments on the draft discussion document on carbon taxes was February 28. Business and industry have set up a special task team on the carbon tax. They do not like the idea at all and are preparing for a big fight. The debate is unlikely to be sober.

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New Analysis on the Carbon Impact of Electric Cars: Still Better than Gas

A new study released this month by Ecometrica, comprehensively extrapolates the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions of cars powered by either gasoline, diesel, or electricity. As such,

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