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6th Megas Puff Puff: Gulf Oil Spill iPhone Game Released on Apple App Store, 30% Net Proceeds Go Towards Ecosystem Restoration

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iPhone Game Lets Players Explore World Of Deep Water Drilling While Helping Save Ocean

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 31, 2010

Prepare to experience the Gulf Oil Spill on your iPhone! Explore the underwater world of deep sea drilling, dodge globs of oil, broken pipes, Robo Subs, and more! 30% of proceeds will go towards restoring marine habitats of the Gulf of Mexico. Remixes of the game are encouraged, with the hope that other developers will follow in the footsteps of 6th Mega and incorporate a social mission with their releases.

Puff Puff (available at http://itunes.com/apps/puffpuff), launched August 2, 2010, allows players to control the awesome superpower of diodon holocanthus, the spiny puffer, to navigate a coral reef where they race to escape the jaws of tiger sharks, discover sunken ships and pirate treasure. The game requires skill and precision to master the art of buoyancy control and stay alive!

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  • Published: Aug 31st, 2010
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VCS Unveils its First Methodology for Generating Carbon Credits by Saving Trees

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Tackling tropical deforestation can put a huge dent in global carbon emissions, but also requires a big pool of money to make forests more valuable alive than dead.

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  • Published: Aug 31st, 2010
  • Category: Global
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UPS Store offers carbon-neutral shipping

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The UPS Store at Carrboro Plaza announced earlier this month that customers now have the option to neutralize the climate impact of shipping their packages by selecting the stores carbon-neutral option.

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  • Published: Aug 31st, 2010
  • Category: USA
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NextEra Credits Renewable Energy for Small Carbon Footprint

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JUNO BEACH, FL NextEra Energy has one of the industry’s smallest carbon footprints due to a steady shift to low-carbon sources since the 1990s.

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Australia Plans to be Carbon-Neutral by 2020.

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By means of a huge new installation of concentrating solar thermal (CST) and wind-power and the electrification of its transportation infrastructure, Australia plans to have a zero-carbon economy by 2020, hence zero-use of all fossil fuels (coal, gas and oil).

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  • Published: Aug 30th, 2010
  • Category: UK
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Norman Cotswold church to go ‘zero carbon’

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Work to make St Michael and All Angels Church in Withington the first zero carbon church in the UK is due for completion at the end of September.

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  • Published: Aug 30th, 2010
  • Category: UK
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UK LOW CARBON STRATEGY BEGINS TO TAKE SHAPE

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The governments Committee on Climate Change has identified which low carbon technologies the UK should concentrate on if it is to achieve its long term CO2 reduction targets and establish a world-class green economy. Jeff Whiting, Mitsubishi Electrics Melsoft Energy Centre spokesman identifies some key issues in the report which would impact UK Industry and affect the goal of meeting carbon reduction targets.

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  • Published: Aug 30th, 2010
  • Category: Global
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AUO verifies carbon footprint of PV module

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AU Optronics (AUO) achieves the completion of the carbon footprint verification on the multi-crystalline photovoltaic (PV) module EcoDuo PM220P00.

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  • Published: Aug 30th, 2010
  • Category: UK
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8,800kg of carbon saved in eco-contest

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Fourteen organisations saved 8,872kg of carbon – equivalent to filling 37 double-decker buses – as part of Peterborough City Council’s Miles Better challenge.

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  • Published: Aug 30th, 2010
  • Category: Global
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Poorer nations hit with exorbitant consultancy fees for carbon offset projects

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Nepali government has paid a Norwegian consultancy

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  • Published: Aug 30th, 2010
  • Category: Canada
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Media Alert – Project X Ltd. Presents Carbon Footprint Application with Data Visualization Technology at MicroStrategy Business Intelligence Symposium

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  • Published: Aug 30th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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NextEra Energy’s Carbon Dioxide Emissions Rate Declines by 33 Percent over Past Decade

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JUNO BEACH, Fla., Aug 25, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — The carbon dioxide emissions rate of NextEra Energy has fallen by a third over the past decade as a result of significant investments in low- and no-carbon power generation, according to the company’s 2010 Sustainability Report, released today.

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  • Published: Aug 30th, 2010
  • Category: Europe
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Dutch, Austria to auction 4.2 million EU carbon permits

(Reuters) – The Dutch environment ministry will auction 4 million European Union carbon permits in two auctions on October 14 and November 18, the auction host, Amsterdam-based emissions exchange Climex, said on Wednesday.

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Carbon tax on double cabs postponed

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Pretoria – While the implementation of vehicle emissions tax on passenger cars will proceed as scheduled on 1 September, the tax on double cabs has been postponed.

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  • Published: Aug 30th, 2010
  • Category: Global
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How carbon footprint units affect climate change

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Every individual and every organization has a carbon footprint, or, the amount of carbon dioxide that they produce over their lifetime in greenhouse gases.

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  • Published: Aug 30th, 2010
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Researcher develops carbon dioxide-free method of producing iron

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(PhysOrg.com) — George Washington University Professor Stuart Licht has developed a revolutionary carbon dioxide-free method of producing iron that could provide a breakthrough for an industry that has been using the same polluting process of iron smelting for more than three thousand years.

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  • Published: Aug 30th, 2010
  • Category: Asia
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Carbon trading could start to gain traction in region: experts

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SINGAPORE : Industry watchers say Asia’s renewable energy market will be worth some US$50-55 billion over the next 5 to 10 years.

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Scotland Hosts Low Carbon Investment Conference

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Latest speakers confirmed for global green finance conference

BOSTON, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ — India’s Renewable Energy Minister, the Head of Climate Change & Environment for the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the EU’s North Sea Grid Co-ordinator are due to address a major international conference focused on the multi-billion pound opportunities presented by renewable energy and other low carbon developments.

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  • Published: Aug 30th, 2010
  • Category: Global
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Australia firm signs Congo carbon offsets deal

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – An Australian carbon services firm has signed a deal aimed at protecting tropical forests in the Democratic Republic of Congo as well as boosting renewable energy there, a senior company official said on Wednesday.

Shift2Neutral and its partners would help value the carbon storage from forest and land protection, certify carbon related services to communities in the DRC and help sell certified carbon offsets.

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  • Published: Aug 29th, 2010
  • Category: Asia
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U.N. carbon funding key for China clean coal developers

* Chinese developers say USC requires CDM to be viable

* Technology already mature, costs falling, says World Bank

BEIJING, Aug 25 (Reuters) – Developers of clean-coal power plants in China fear for the viability of their projects after a U.N. carbon-credit scheme denied funding for a similar plant in India at the end of July.

They said “ultra-supercritical” (USC) power stations would struggle without funds earned through the U.N.-backed Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) that lets rich countries invest in clean energy projects in developing countries.

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  • Published: Aug 29th, 2010
  • Category: Global
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Carbon Credit Prices May Increase in 2010, Emissions Trading Group Says

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Prices of carbon credits generated by developing countries may rise over 2010 as regulators review industrial gas projects and Chinese wind energy facilities, fueling speculation that supplies will slow.

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  • Published: Aug 29th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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Governor tells Goleta chamber he supports carbon limits

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During a stop in Goleta on Aug. 24, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger voiced full-throated opposition to Prop. 23, the November ballot initiative that would suspend a cap-and-trade system for carbon emissions set to take effect next year.

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  • Published: Aug 29th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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HELMER: Global warmists abandoned fact for fancy

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Around the world, the fight against “cli- mate change” and carbon dioxide e emissions is costing literally hundreds of billions of dollars – and this at a time when the Western world is ravaged by recession.

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  • Published: Aug 29th, 2010
  • Category: Global
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Gazprom, Shell and Clinton Foundation back rainforest carbon deal in Borneo mongabay.com

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A forest conservation project backed by Shell, Gazprom Market and Trading and the Clinton Foundation on the island of Borneo has won approval under a carbon accounting standard, reports Reuters.

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Could Australia Go Carbon Neutral By 2020?

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