Environment

The Israeli public says no to fracking

Do people have the right to say no to corporations that come into their communities and create environmental and health risks? In Israel, the public is proving that they do. Powered by WPeMatico

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Share your idea for how big data can help the environment and score a trip to the Eye on Earth Summit in Abu Dhabi

© Eye on Earth Summit by Margaret Badore The Eye on Earth Summit aims to harness the power of data and new data gathering technologies to help the environment and support sustainable development. The summit is hosted by the Abu Dhabi Global Environmental Data Initiative and the United Nations Environment Programme. …

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CRC boosts energy efficiency in 56% of businesses

The carbon reduction commitment scheme (CRC) has driven energy efficiency investments in over half of businesses, according to a report for the energy and climate change department (Decc). The report assesses the impact of the scheme since it began in 2010 and was produced by CAG Consultants, Imperial College, the …

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How to Breathe Easy in Polluted Cities

Residents wearing masks on a hazy day in Beijing, October 9, 2014. (REUTERS/Barry Huang) by SARAH O’MEARA Before leaving the house, residents of Delhi and Beijing are as likely to check the city’s Air Quality Index (AQI rating) as the weather forecast. Once the level of pollutants reaches a critical concentration—which …

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How Much Smog Did You Breathe Today? Wearable Sensors Measure Your Pollution Intake While You Bike

Researchers are studying the health cost of being healthy on your commute. by JAY CASSANO Biking to work is often touted as a healthy alternative to driving or taking public transportation. Indeed, it’s a great way to build exercise and stress-reduction into your daily routine. But biking isn’t all that healthy …

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What should a no-carbon democracy look like?

Halting planetary warming is fundamental. But as we find safe and affordable solutions to our future society’s energy needs, how could we build a world that is more equal and more democratic? Steve Bass argued in an IIED blog that in order for green economy approaches to produce inclusion and …

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A Map of Neighborhood Noise Pollution You Can Actually Use

Now in L.A. and soon for all of North America: Punch in an address to find out how loud the location is and why. by LAURA BLISS A noisy neighborhood is no mere nuisance; it can be a major health hazard. Cars, planes, and commercial bustle can disturb sleep, create stress …

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Saving our oceans by 2050: Here’s what we need to do

Shutterstock Boris Pamikov Climate change, overfishing and pollution are major threats to oceans. Can we make things start looking up? This article originally appeared at Ensia and is part of the 2050 series. by Mary Hoff Oceans cover more than two-thirds of Earth’s surface. They are home to millions of species, provide a key …

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Will new development banks help or hinder on climate change?

by Adrian Fenton New development banks have the potential to both help and hinder efforts to tackle climate change. With development finance under scrutiny at the Addis Financing for Development conference, now is the time to ensure that they take climate change into account. The coordination of development finance will be a key …

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Investors Worth $1.5 Trillion Support Federal Methane Emissions Reduction Plan

Image Credit: Flickr, Ken Doerr by Mike Hower Leading investors representing $1.5 trillion in assets under management released a statement of support on Thursday for a strong federal standard to reduce methane emissions from the oil and gas industry, according to Ceres. The White House’s proposal, released in January 2015, …

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