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COP17: Talks in Durban End With Failure to Cut Current Global Emissions

COP17: Talks in Durban End With Failure to Cut Current Global Emissions

The UN Climate talks in Durban ended early Sunday morning in overtime as nations around the world struggled to agree on how to prevent catastrophic climate change and ensure the future of the human race

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COP17 UPDATE: Durban’s Last Day and No Agreement is Signed

COP17 UPDATE: Durban’s Last Day and No Agreement is Signed

As the COP17 conference in Durban winds to a close today, we're still left without a major global agreement on how to reduce emissions and stall global climate change. The focus today has been on a

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COP17 DURBAN UPDATE: Developing Countries Snag Talks on Issue of Carbon Markets

COP17 DURBAN UPDATE: Developing Countries Snag Talks on Issue of Carbon Markets

On this second to last day of COP17, a new piece of the puzzle that explains why this year's United Nation Climate Talks are likely to end in a stalemate tomorrow, has emerged. Developing nations from

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DURBAN UPDATE: Agreement in COP17 Climate Talks Will Likely Not Be Reached

DURBAN UPDATE: Agreement in COP17 Climate Talks Will Likely Not Be Reached

Representatives from over 190 countries across the world are still gathered in Durban, South Africa and though the conversation about the impending climate crisis continues, many have lost hope for an

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COP17 DURBAN UPDATE: Current Pledges Will Cause a Global Temperature Change of 3.5° C

COP17 DURBAN UPDATE: Current Pledges Will Cause a Global Temperature Change of 3.5° C

As the nearly 200 representatives gathered at COP17 hurdle towards the end of the talks, researchers have released yet another study that says they are just not doing enough. A report issued during the UN

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The “Climate Train” is Greeted by Zulu Dancers and COP 17 Officials in Durban

The “Climate Train” is Greeted by Zulu Dancers and COP 17 Officials in Durban

The train has already stopped in 17 cities and towns across South Africa to raise awareness about the importance of reducing our carbon footprint - just in time for the 17th climate change conference

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COP-19 Climate Change Conference Kicks Off This Week in Warsaw, Poland

COP-19 Climate Change Conference Kicks Off This Week in Warsaw, Poland

Photo of polar bear via Shutterstock The "Last Chance" 2015 International Climate Agreement Two years ago at Durban, South Africa, countries at COP-17 ended climate talks with a promise to create a

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5 Crazy Ways To Stop Climate Change With Geoengineering

5 Crazy Ways To Stop Climate Change With Geoengineering

1. Dam The Mediterranean German architect Herman Sörgel devised a massive plan, also known as Atlantropa, that would establish a gigantic hydroelectric dam built across the Strait of Gibraltar. This

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56 Recycled Plastic Bottles Illuminate Liter of Light’s Pavilion at the Shanghai Biennale

56 Recycled Plastic Bottles Illuminate Liter of Light’s Pavilion at the Shanghai Biennale

Although they only work during the day, in poor areas where informal housing lacks the daylighting we take so much for granted or the fuel required to generate energy, these liter of light bulbs are

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Bonn Climate Change Conference Fails to Make Any Progress Due to Lack of Political Will

Bonn Climate Change Conference Fails to Make Any Progress Due to Lack of Political Will

The climate change conference in Bonn was supposed to see the creation of a work-plan that would result in a new global climate treaty by 2020. Instead, the talks ended with disappointment, no progress

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Bill Gates Endorses Large Scale Geo-Engineering Projects

Bill Gates Endorses Large Scale Geo-Engineering Projects

Geo-engineering (the deliberate large-scale manipulation of the environment to combat anthropogenic changes in atmospheric chemistry) has long been touted as a way to counteract the catastrophic effects

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EU Climate Commissioner Wants to Double Renewable Energy Share by 2030

EU Climate Commissioner Wants to Double Renewable Energy Share by 2030

The Climate Commissioner for the European Union, Connie Hedegaard, told reporters today in New Delhi that she believes the European Union should pledge to double their renewable energy supply by 2030 and

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New Energy-Efficient Battery Charging Standards in California Will Save 1 Million Tons of Carbon Emissions

New Energy-Efficient Battery Charging Standards in California Will Save 1 Million Tons of Carbon Emissions

We have all heard the phrases "phantom power" and "vampire energy" about a million times, and yet the problem still exists - many people forget to unplug battery chargers and other electronics when they

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Study Reveals That Climate Change is Now a Factor for Investment Bankers

Study Reveals That Climate Change is Now a Factor for Investment Bankers

All successful venture capitalists know that if you want to make a smart investment, you must take into account all possible factors. With that in mind, it seems that the world of finance is now waking up

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Official Doomsday Clock Moves One Minute Closer to End of World Due to Climate Change, Nuclear Proliferation

Official Doomsday Clock Moves One Minute Closer to End of World Due to Climate Change, Nuclear Proliferation

A well-known group of scientists decided yesterday that Earth's doomsday is now one minute closer due to global inaction on climate change and the ongoing threat of nuclear disaster. The decision was made

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Could Climate Change Benefit Agricultural Growth?

Could Climate Change Benefit Agricultural Growth?

Some might say that the planet is facing two main threats: climate change, and the ever-increasing global population putting a drain on the earth's natural resources. However, the

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COP 17 Kicks Off as 200 Nations Converge in South Africa to Save the Climate

COP 17 Kicks Off as 200 Nations Converge in South Africa to Save the Climate

The 17th Conference of the Parties -- also known as COP17 or the 2011 United Nations Climate Change Conference -- kicked off today in Durban, South Africa - despite echoing doubts cast by the world's

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C-Shaped Wright House Extension Gives Thatched Roofing a Modern Twist

C-Shaped Wright House Extension Gives Thatched Roofing a Modern Twist

The lines of the house are incredibly smooth and fluid and reaches out to the surrounding landscape, which has been left wild and untethered. The art gallery consists of a transparent tunnel that further

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INTERVIEW: Ian Garrett Compares the Culture of COP 16 and 15

INTERVIEW: Ian Garrett Compares the Culture of COP 16 and 15

There were a range of factors that made COP16 different than its predecessor COP15. For one, it was held in a tropical paradise as opposed to a frozen northern metropolis. But more changed: the

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Stunning Eco Stadium Scores Green Goal for 2010 World Cup

Stunning Eco Stadium Scores Green Goal for 2010 World Cup

Photo credit: ©Marcus Bredt As countries around the globe get amped up for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, we're getting just as excited about all the new architecture and development that's

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South Africa to Unveil Plans for High Speed Rail Network

South Africa to Unveil Plans for High Speed Rail Network

From the US to the UK to China, countries around the world getting in on the high speed rail bandwagon. The latest country to announce plans for a network is South Africa, which is now looking into a high

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REVERSE GRAFFITI: South African Artists Tag Walls By Scrubbing Them Clean

REVERSE GRAFFITI: South African Artists Tag Walls By Scrubbing Them Clean

Reverse graffiti is a type of street art that effaces - not defaces - public property. That's right, the taggers or "scrubbers" that practice this art form actually remove filth from their canvases

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REVERSE GRAFFITI: South African Artists Tag Walls By Scrubbing Them Clean

REVERSE GRAFFITI: South African Artists Tag Walls By Scrubbing Them Clean

Graffiti is one of the most controversial art forms out there since it defaces public property - but what if graffiti artists actually cleaned up the walls they tagged up by etching their sketches into

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Energy Generating Soccer Ball Brings Clean Power to Off-Grid Areas

Energy Generating Soccer Ball Brings Clean Power to Off-Grid Areas

When the sun goes down many developing countries rely upon dangerous kerosene lamps, which emit hazardous fumes and generate 190 million metric tons of CO2 each year. Seeking an eco-friendly alternative

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SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Loyale Fall 2008 Collection

SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Loyale Fall 2008 Collection

We have written before about Jenny Hwa's work in eco fashion, both on her eco chic clothing collections as well as her recent work in home goods. Her new fall collection is inspired by conservationist and

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TRASH LUXE: Reclaim, Rework, Reuse

TRASH LUXE: Reclaim, Rework, Reuse

Trash Luxe, an exhibition for the London Design Festival at Liberty’s, celebrates the creativity of reworking/remastering unwanted goods into desirable products. With the concept of luxury being

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