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  • Published: Apr 28th, 2011
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Whats in a carbon footprint? Depends.

Its something of a green truism: Reduce your carbon footprint. And if you can do so as you trek along the grocery aisles, all the better on this 42nd Earth Day.

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Overstock.com and Carbonfund.org Partner to Launch Carbon-Neutral Shipping Program for All Worldstock Products

SALT LAKE CITY, April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Overstock.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: OSTK) (short cut: O.CO) today, announced the debut of carbon-neutral shipping for every purchase made from its Worldstock Fair Trade inventory, effective immediately. This sustainability effort establishes Overstock.com as one of the largest online retailers to take responsibility for the environmental impact of its product shipping program.

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Farm scheme will reap only minimal carbon cuts, says department

THE federal government’s plan to pay farmers to reduce carbon emissions will be of little help to Australia’s pledge to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 5 per cent by 2020, estimates show.

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TAXING TED: Baillieu supports Gillards carbon agenda

While Prime Minister Gillard has every reason to feel a little glum about the direction of the carbon-dioxide tax debate, she has an unlikely supporter in the form of Victorian Premier Ted Baillieu.

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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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  • Published: Apr 25th, 2011
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N.Y. Solicitor General Argues To Uphold Right To Sue Carbon Dioxide Polluters

The New York State Attorney Generals Office — represented by state Solicitor General Barbara Underwood — urged the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold the right of states to sue five polluting power companies to force them to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, the primary cause of climate change. Leading a coalition on behalf of New York, California, Connecticut, Iowa, Rhode Island, Vermont, and the City of New York, Attorney General Eric T. Schneidermans office argued that the power companies are causing a

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  • Published: Apr 25th, 2011
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Honeywell and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Reduce Campus Utility Costs and Carbon Dioxide Emissions

MINNEAPOLIS, April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today announced it has completed the company’s first energy-efficient building upgrades at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM), which will save the school an estimated $620,000 in annual energy costs. The work is part of a multi-phase, $21.7-million energy conservation and infrastructure renewal program that will improve comfort and efficiency in university facilities while cutting utility costs and greenhouse gas emissions.

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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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The 2nd Annual Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage Summit 2011 to be Held in August, Beijing

NewswireToday – /newswire/ – Beijing, China, 04/19/2011 – Asian Coalition for Climate and Energy is pleased to announce that the 2nd Annual Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage Summit 2011 (GCCUSS2011) which will be held during 23rd

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  • Published: Apr 22nd, 2011
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California’s carbon market: Will cap-and-trade work?

Nine months before California is set to finalize a trading system aimed at curbing greenhouse gas emissions, participants have the jitters.

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Low-Carbon Living Challenge: The

At home with the Lindel family in the Swedish capital Stockholm and it looks like a perfectly normal day. But this family has to be mindful of everything they do.

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Carbon Tax Job Losses

We are told that a carbon tax is needed to reduce Australias production of carbon dioxide in the vain hope of producing a miniscule reduction in global temperature for our great-grandchildren.

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  • Published: Apr 19th, 2011
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Indoor marijuana’s carbon footprint is extra large

Growing pot is a real drain on the environment.

Indoor marijuana growers account for 1 percent of the nation’s total electricity consumption, according to a study by a California scientist.

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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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  • Published: Apr 16th, 2011
  • Category: Asia
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China to pay heavy under new policy on carbon emission fee

BEIJING, April 12 (Xinhuanet) –Beginning January 1st, 2012, every airline traveling through Europe will be assessed a carbon emission fee. After the new policy is enforced, the total cost for all Chinese airline companies is expected to be more than 700 million yuan in 2012 alone.

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Emission reductions at risk if Australia LNG charged carbon tax- APPEA

Global emissions reductions could suffer if Australian liquefied natural gas (LNG) producers are charged a proposed carbon price, the Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA) said on Sunday, citing an industry report.

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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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  • Published: Apr 12th, 2011
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China government academy urges carbon emissions peak by 2030

(Reuters) – China, the world’s biggest greenhouse gas emitter, should strive to reach a peak in emissions by 2030, a new government-sponsored study says, warning of the approaching limits to the nation’s coal-powered economic ascent.

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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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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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  • Published: Apr 9th, 2011
  • Category: Asia
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Emirates wins UN carbon credits for reducing emissions

The UAE has become the first nation in the GCC to earn credits from the UN for reducing carbon emissions.

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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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Denmarks carbon bomb

A new study from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) indicates that Denmark’s carbon dioxide emissions are double the previous calculation and have likely been so for years.

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Carbon price ‘fair’

PUTTING a price on carbon will remove an unfair subsidy that industry has enjoyed for too long, according to Deutsche Bank’s head of carbon emissions research, who says it is basic economic theory that companies should meet all costs of doing business.

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