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New Report Shows Global CO2 Emissions Have Risen by 3% Over the Past Year

New Report Shows Global CO2 Emissions Have Risen by 3% Over the Past Year

Power plant photo from Shutterstock Last week the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency and the EC Joint Research Centre, reported that the carbon footprint of the individual Chinese citizen has

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Pakistan Rejects Foreign Aid for Combating Climate Change

Pakistan Rejects Foreign Aid for Combating Climate Change

Lahore Skyline photo from Shutterstock Although Pakistan is a relatively small contributor to global warming (approximately 0.8% of global C02 emissions), it is reported to be one of the world's 10

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Average Chinese Citizen’s Carbon Footprint is Now Equal to the Average European’s

Average Chinese Citizen’s Carbon Footprint is Now Equal to the Average European’s

China's industrial growth has really taken off in the last decade - and new research shows that the per capita emissions of the world's most populated country are now almost on a par with the European

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Underground Carbon Capture and Storage Could Cause Devastating Earthquakes

Underground Carbon Capture and Storage Could Cause Devastating Earthquakes

Carbon dioxide storage has long been discussed as a way of offsetting emissions from construction companies and other polluters. However it has also faced severe criticism as being a way for rich firms to

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Wattcher Energy Monitor Could Help Reduce Energy Bills

Wattcher Energy Monitor Could Help Reduce Energy Bills

How much electricity do you think your home consumes? The Wattcher energy monitor is a simple device by Marcel Wanders that makes this data visible, giving households a helping hand in reducing their

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New Study Reveals that Environmental Impact of Electric Cars Depends on Location

New Study Reveals that Environmental Impact of Electric Cars Depends on Location

Although nothing comes out the tailpipe, electric vehicles do produce carbon emissions and other pollutants; the amount of emissions all depends on the power source from which they are charged. A new

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Solar Thermal STEP Method Could Make Cement Production Greenhouse Gas-Free

Solar Thermal STEP Method Could Make Cement Production Greenhouse Gas-Free

The cement manufacturing process has a staggering carbon footprint - said to be responsible for up to 7 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, the industry releases around 9 lbs of carbon dioxide for

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Scientists Prove that CO2 Emissions Drove Most Recent Ice Age

Scientists Prove that CO2 Emissions Drove Most Recent Ice Age

Iceberg photo from Shutterstock Climate change deniers often sing the frustrating song that carbon dioxide emissions are harmless, but a groundbreaking study by scientists at Harvard, the University of

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EPA Introduces Carbon Limits on New Power Plants

EPA Introduces Carbon Limits on New Power Plants

Today the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed setting federal limits on carbon emissions from new power plants, a move could spell the beginning of the end for conventional coal-fired power

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Volkswagen Announces Plan for More Sustainable Manufacturing Plants by 2018

Volkswagen Announces Plan for More Sustainable Manufacturing Plants by 2018

Volkswagen has announced a series of ambitious goals to become more environmentally responsible - including a new program that will see a lineup of more efficient vehicles and more sustainable production

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Leafy Vertical Garden Mural Beautifies a Boarded Netherlands Office

Leafy Vertical Garden Mural Beautifies a Boarded Netherlands Office

2012 Architecten's vertical garden, also known as "I'd rather make a forest than a street," is an innovative way to distract local residents from the necessary two year construction period - a sort of

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Nobel Laureate Develops World’s Cheapest and Most Effective CO2 Sponge

Nobel Laureate Develops World’s Cheapest and Most Effective CO2 Sponge

One of the holy grails of clean technology is now one step closer to reality as Noble Prize-winning chemist George Olah just developed a breakthrough low-cost plastic material than acts as

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BOOM Sustainable LGBT Community Pops Up in Costa del Sol

BOOM Sustainable LGBT Community Pops Up in Costa del Sol

A secure community, Costa del Sol features a state of the art health and sports center, entertainment facilities and cafes. Residents can live in one of the 72 homes, 38 lofts of 40 apartment spaces,

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Focus ECONetic: Ford Gives a Sneak Peek of Europe’s Most Fuel-Efficient Compact Car

Focus ECONetic: Ford Gives a Sneak Peek of Europe’s Most Fuel-Efficient Compact Car

Ford has unveiled the new Ford Focus ECONetic compact car ahead of its debut at the Amsterdam Motor Show next week. This compact car's claim to fame is its efficiency: at 80 miles per gallon, the ECONetic

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MTU Students Create Innovative Carbon Sequestering Liquid

MTU Students Create Innovative Carbon Sequestering Liquid

Students in Michigan Technical University's Chemical Engineering Program have developed a cheaper substitute for conventional carbon capturing methods at power plants. Their proprietary liquid is capable

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Can the UK Really Cut Transport Emissions 76% by 2050?

Can the UK Really Cut Transport Emissions 76% by 2050?

It's generally agreed the world over that transportation is the largest contributor to global warming. As such, governments have begun heavily investing in high-speed rail projects and other transport

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Rocket Engine Technology Being Used to Capture Carbon

Rocket Engine Technology Being Used to Capture Carbon

We all know that rocket science is cool - but did you know that it may also be a way to improve carbon capture technology? Under an innovative research project being run by the Department of Energy's

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Researchers to Transform Airborne CO2 Into Fuel

Researchers to Transform Airborne CO2 Into Fuel

Any way you slice it, CO2 emissions from power plants are a bad thing. One potential solution is carbon capture and storage, but the technology is decades away from reality and safety concerns about

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Collapsible Cargoshell Shipping Container Cuts Emissions

Collapsible Cargoshell Shipping Container Cuts Emissions

Ocean-bound shipping containers are an often-overlooked source of CO2 emissions -- over 90% of all non-bulk cargo carried worldwide arrives in containers, and many of them are sent back empty. Enter the

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Does Pollution Actually Fight Global Warming?

Does Pollution Actually Fight Global Warming?

At first listen, it sounds like something that would go against the core beliefs of any eco-expert, but recent research shows that air polluted skies are helping plants to reduce global warming. A study

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Novacem Develops Carbon Eating Green Cement

Novacem Develops Carbon Eating Green Cement

We use it to build bridges, roads, sidewalks, and just about every structure relies on concrete for its base – wouldn't it be wonderful if cement actually negated CO2 emissions instead of creating more?

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IS IT GREEN? Clean Coal

IS IT GREEN? Clean Coal

Throughout this past election season we heard both major-party candidates give a lot of love to "clean coal." The phrase sounds great to Americans concerned about our dependence on foreign oil, and the

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New Precast Concrete Sucks CO2 Out of the Air

New Precast Concrete Sucks CO2 Out of the Air

Canadian environmental consultants, Carbon Sense Solutions, may have just developed a carbon storage method that could reduce global CO2 emissions by as much as 1% a year. Their new method called, CO2

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LOTUS Looks at Lifecycle with the Eco Elise

LOTUS Looks at Lifecycle with the Eco Elise

Lotus is doing its best to convince us that they are the greenest car manufacturer, and their latest release, the Eco Elise, makes a great argument that this is the case. Not only is this an incredibly

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Could we solve global warming by sucking CO2 from the air?

Could we solve global warming by sucking CO2 from the air?

Imagine for a moment that we could buy ourselves some time in this climate change debacle by vacuuming greenhouse gas emissions out of the sky. Sucking CO2 from the atmosphere might be the ultimate green

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