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Do Races in Smoggy Cities Pose Health Problems?

Posted December 12, 2014 by Anjali Jaiswal in Curbing Pollution, Solving Global Warming

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This version of the article was originally published in Canadian Running on November 24, 2014. Sunday marked the 10th anniversary of the Delhi Half-Marathon and Great Delhi Run in the Indian city. The race has come to be known for producing...continued

Six Products in Your Holiday Shopping Cart that Drive Deforestation in Latin America

Posted December 12, 2014 by Amanda Maxwell in Living Sustainably, Saving Wildlife and Wild Places, Solving Global Warming

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Approximately 15 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions originate from deforestation and forest degradation, which are no longer problems that can be discounted as local or rural issues. Whether burned, processed, or discarded, trees release immense amounts of carbon dioxide...continued

At COP 20 in Lima, tracing a path to cap greenhouse gas and air pollutant emissions from coal and oil in China

Posted December 12, 2014 by Alvin Lin in Curbing Pollution, Greening China, Moving Beyond Oil, Solving Global Warming

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WRI President Andrew Steer, Vice President Al Gore, Minister Xie Zhenhua, UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner and Vanke Chairman Wang Shi at the opening of the Making the Future of Cities Green event at the China Pavilion. Photo by author....continued

New Proposed Standards for Dishwashers Would Cut Wasted Water and Energy

Posted December 12, 2014 by Meg Waltner in Curbing Pollution, Solving Global Warming, U.S. Law and Policy

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The Department of Energy (DOE) proposed strong updated standards for dishwashers this week that would lead to big reductions in energy and water use if finalized. The proposed standards would save more than 1 quadrillion Btus of energy and 240...continued

Latin America Green News COP20 Edition: Charly Alberti, the FAO and ECLAC contribute to climate change efforts; countries commit to climate funds, LatAm countries tackle deforestation

Posted December 12, 2014 by Maria Martinez in Solving Global Warming

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Latin America Green News is a selection of weekly news highlights about environmental and energy issues in Latin America. Last week and this we are focusing on the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change negotiations held in Lima, Peru COP20. December...continued

New NAZCA portal showcases groundswell of climate action

Posted December 11, 2014 by Brendan Guy in Green Enterprise, Living Sustainably, Solving Global Warming, The Media and the Environment

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While the true purpose of the famous Nazca Lines may never be known, a new tool ensures the full extent of climate actions around the globe can be easily recognized by all. Today marked “Lima Climate Action” day at the...continued

Four Actions that Latin America's Cities Can Explore to Combat Climate Change

Posted December 11, 2014 by Amanda Maxwell in Curbing Pollution, Health and the Environment, Solving Global Warming

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Between now and 2050 global urban populations are projected to grow from 3.4 to 6.4 billion people. Latin America and the Caribbean is the most urbanized region in the world, with 80 percent of its inhabitants living in cities. In...continued

Our Forests Aren't Fuel

Posted December 10, 2014 by Peter Lehner in Living Sustainably, Saving Wildlife and Wild Places, Solving Global Warming

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As an admitted arborophile, I’m happy to see that tree-planting crews from the New York City Parks Department are kicking their efforts into high gear as winter approaches, planting saplings that can turn barren urban streets into cool, leafy corridors....continued

Major Climate Victories for India are Achievable in 2015

Posted December 10, 2014 by Anjali Jaiswal in Solving Global Warming

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Guest blog by Bhaskar Deol, NRDC India Representative based in New Delhi  India’s Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar has joined ministers heading delegations of 196 countries currently meeting in Lima, Peru at the UN’s Climate Change Conference. They are tasked with...continued

Shedding Efficient Light on DOE Appliance Standards Program

Posted December 10, 2014 by Elizabeth Noll in Curbing Pollution, Health and the Environment, Solving Global Warming, U.S. Law and Policy

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Part 3 of a 3-Part Series Whether in a home, business, or factory, energy that is burned without benefit is a waste. Efficiency standards, such as those set for appliances and equipment by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), prevent...continued

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