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  • Published: Jul 1st, 2010
  • Category: Global
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Opinion: Want to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint? Change Your Clocks or Go To Bed Earlier

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Walk more and drive less. Convert from a fossil fuels-based society to a renewable energy society. Buy organic and local food. Say arrivederci to bottled water. These are some of the ways the eco-intelligentsia have been telling us we can reduce our carbon footprint.

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  • Published: May 15th, 2010
  • Category: Canada
  • Comments: 2

View: VIU cuts fossil fuel use as part of becoming carbon neutral

It may be fun zooming around Vancouver Island University in a golf cart-sized vehicle, but it’s part of the serious business of reducing the institution’s reliance on fossil fuels.

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  • Published: May 13th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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View: After 2 Carbon Disasters in 1 Month, Time for Clean Energy

America has experienced two energy-related disasters in the past month, and though they involved different technologies and occurred in different parts of the country, they had one thing in common: fossil fuels.

On April 5, a massive accident at the Upper Big Branch coal mine in West Virginia killed 29 people and injured 2 others.

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Bring tree farmers into carbon markets, Icraf urges

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Despite their contribution to reducing carbon emissions there is still no agreement globally on how to enlist millions of smallholder farmers who grow trees on their farms in global efforts to fight climate change.

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INTERVIEW: Kevin Smith of PLATFORM – Unraveling the Carbon Web

Fossil fuels are the primary cause of climate change, which threatens catastrophic damages including massive sea-level rise, rising incidences of flood, drought and other extreme events, major water and food supply reductions, and the spread of disease.

INTERVIEW: Kevin Smith of PLATFORM - Unraveling the Carbon Web

PLATFORMs Unraveling the Carbon Web focus is to reduce the environmental and social impacts of oil and to support the transition to a more sustainable energy economy. We recently posted on a new report, Cashing in on Coal, that Unraveling the Carbon Web released and caught up with Kevin Smith of Platform to learn more.

What does Cashing in on Coal highlight?

The report highlights the role that private finance plays in pushing Read the rest of this entry »

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