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Economic ambition adds heft to China’s carbon footprint

The growth in China’s carbon footprint is largely thought to be accounted for by its massive infrastructure projects as it prepares to join the ranks of developed countries. EDGAR, however, stresses the statistics are averaged across countries and that 

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Boosting efficiency lowers carbon footprint

Livestock producers are under increasing pressure to reduce their carbon footprint, but farm statistics collected by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) show reduced greenhouse gas emissions are a by-product of increased efficiency. 

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Compostable Biobags Have Higher Carbon Footprint, Report Says

Non-biodegradable bioplastics have a smaller carbon footprint than those that are designed to decompose, according to a white paper by UK firm Biome Bioplastics. Bioplastics: an important component of global sustainability uses figures from Brazilian 

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S&P, TSE launch carbon-weighted index

The S&P/TOPIX 150 Carbon Efficient Index retains the same constituents as the underlying S&P/TOPIX 150 created in cooperation with the Tokyo Stock Exchange (“TSE”), but utilizes the Carbon Footprint metric to compare the relative emissions of different 

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  • Published: Sep 20th, 2011
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Shopping centres ‘must get greener, quicker’

UK shopping centre owners must speed up the way in which they reduce the carbon footprint of their sites, a leading property expert said this week. Angus McIntosh, director at global real estate 

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Investigation: Green travel still has a way to go

Although some merely pay lip service to the concept, there is growing evidence that the industry wants to reduce its carbon footprint. So what can individual travellers do to make responsible environmental choices? The answer is quite a lot, 

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What’s your carbon footprint?

Audio – Just like a fingerprint, everyone has a carbon footprint. In this week’s edition of Greenwatch, we investigate exactly what a carbon footprint is. “Carbon footprint” is one of those buzz phrases that is often thrown around when people 

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Fairmont Reduces CO2 Emissions by 8.4%

Over the last few years, Fairmont has identified and implemented a number of key initiatives to help reduce its carbon footprint. These have included the creation of an internal framework to track, monitor and report on key energy and carbon data, 

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How has Google Managed to be a Carbon Neutral Company since 2007?

“…the carbon footprint of your life on Google is zero,” said Urs Hoelzle, Senior Vice President of Google’s Technical Infrastructure Department. Despite the fact that Google’s data centers around the world, which run the services for Gmail, 

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Carbon Challenge: Make a Plan, Win a Prize

Reducing your household’s carbon footprint is a long-term process, but you can get a jump-start by participating in the Green Sneakers Future Homeowners Carbon Challenge. The three-month competition, 

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Google Discloses Carbon Footprint, Renewable Energy Goals

But the company is among a rare breed that has spent money not just to buy carbon offsets or clean power to reduce carbon footprint, but it also has invested aggressively in advancing renewable energy technology development and deployment. 

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What Woodland Owners Should Know About Forest Carbon Offsets in the US South

Original economic analysis done by the authors suggests that under current market conditions (offset prices in the $8-$12/metric ton CO2e range), income from carbon offsetsmay be sufficient in some instances to pay property taxes or the “incremental” 

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  • Published: May 12th, 2011
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Quick gains for cutting your carbon footprint

Reducing your farm’s carbon footprint may seem like yet another government requirement to make your life more difficult, but ongoing research has found making changes can bring significant financial benefits.
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  • Published: May 12th, 2011
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Businesses increasingly focused on reducing carbon emissions

Small businesses operating in various industries across the UK could be among those interested in the recent comments of one expert regarding carbon reduction.

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  • Published: May 11th, 2011
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Trash company reduced its carbon footprint

Sustainability of buildings is crucial to carbon reduction in Britain. Ive fought for years to get greener buildings taken seriously by successive governments, and so Im delighted that a zero carbon target for new builds was confirmed by the chancellor in Marchs Budget.

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  • Published: May 11th, 2011
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U.S. health care sector addresses carbon footprint with information technology

The health care sector in the United States, apart from having been the climate change bills biggest competitor for a passage, accounts for 8 percent of the countrys total greenhouse gas emissions and 7 percent of its carbon dioxide emissions.

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Directors cool on carbon price and broadband

TWO of the federal government’s biggest initiatives – the national broadband network and a carbon price – will not be positive for business or Australia, according to more than half of 500 company directors surveyed by the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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  • Published: May 10th, 2011
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Jamaica Plain Businesses Learn to Reduce Carbon Footprints

The Sustainable Business Leader Program aims to provide a unique and affordable course of action that small to medium-sized, locally and independently owned businesses can follow to become more ecologically conscious.

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Carbon Footprint Calculator Offers Energy Awareness

Reid Supply Company, one of the country’s leading suppliers of industrial products, now offers a free online Carbon Footprint Calculator and other calculators to help industry and education take proactive steps to lower their energy use.

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  • Published: May 9th, 2011
  • Category: USA
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PrintCity shares guide for carbon footprinting

The PrintCity Alliance has published a new

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Environmental expert gives advice to reduce carbon footprint

“Reduce, reduce, reduce.”

That was the message Alison Gannett had for 50 attendees at a conference about combating global warming at Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort on Sunday.

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How We Outsource Carbon Emissions

When it comes to greenhouse gases, its not what we make, its what we consume. The Economist recently published the results of a paper that was in The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggesting that the developed countries are responsible for an even larger amount of greenhouse gases than we thought. While it looks like the developed world has been cutting emissions, in fact we have simply been shifting them to the developing world.

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To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint, Ride The Bus

Yuma, Arizona (NAPSI) – To put yourself on the road to preserving the ecology and your own economy, it may pay to take the bus.

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Low-Carbon Economy Will Require Public-Private Cooperation: GE CEO

Business leaders have emphasized the need for collaboration with emerging-market governments and community groups to address the environmental challenges facing the world.

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  • Published: May 5th, 2011
  • Category: USA
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UI Students Plant Trees to Clear Their Carbon Footprint

A group of University of Iowa students got dirty to clean the air in Iowa City on Friday. All weekend they are planting trees with the hope of offsetting their carbon footprint. But, there is a payoff, a field trip across the country.

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