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Shipping industry under pressure to set carbon targets

Disagreement among nations means no carbon emissions targets have been set for international shipping, but voices from within the industry are calling for global curbs to be set soon, before…

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City flooding, rainfall extremes to rise as climate changes

Engineers at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) have warned cities face harsher, more concentrated rainfall as climate change not only intensifies storms, but draws them into narrower bands…

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Study warns burning all fossil fuels would scorch Earth

Researchers have warned that using up all known fossil fuel reserves would render Earth even more unlivable than scientists had previously projected.Average temperatures would climb by up to 9.5 degrees…

GURGAON, INDIA  NOVEMBER 5: Due to weather changes the city came under a thick blanket of smog on November 5, 2013 in Gurgaon, India. The Met Office has forecast a cloudy day. The city experienced similar weather on Monday and the maximum temperature was recorded two notches below the season's average at 28.3 degrees Celsius, while the minimum was 12.6 degrees Celsius- three notches below the season's average. (Photo by Manoj Kumar/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Figueres: climate change, global health intimately linked

The United Nations most senior climate change official has told delegates at the World Health Assembly in Geneva that global health hinges on drastically reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Christiana Figueres,…

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US, Mexico, Canada pledge 50% renewable power by 2025

The United States and Mexico will commit to joining Canada in boosting their use of wind, solar and other carbon-free sources of electricity, helping North America meet an ambitious goal…

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Amsterdam May Install Sensors that Dole Out Free Wi-Fi When People Go Green

A Dutch startup called TreeWiFi wants to motivate the citizens of Amsterdam to go green by giving them free Wi-Fi. The company has created a high-tech birdhouse that measures air…

SHIXI, CHINA -MARCH 27: Coal to be used by coal powered steam engines is seen backdropped by a coal fired power plant on March 27, 2015 at a station near the town of Shixi , Sichuan Province, in Southern China. While China boasts the world's most extensive high-speed rail infrastructure with over 16,000 kilometers of track, the Shixi-Bagou railway is still a primary connection for local villagers between towns and is kept alive by tourist cars carrying passengers for ten times the price.ÊThe rail line came into service in the late 1950s and the train was initially used to transport coal from a now-shuttered mine before passenger carriages were added.  (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

Could China, the World’s Biggest Carbon Emitter, Ever Go Green?

Beijing is making big pledges but faces serious implementation challenges Its cities are cloaked in smog, the water is polluted and the economy is hugely reliant on coal, the dirtiest…

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TOGETHER ECO LIFE THEME SONG

This is a environmental theme song to encourage everyone to recycle. Lyrics by the wit famous artist Dengzhi Zhang , director of environmental protection and education life Li Dahua joint…

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Low energy consumption reduces carbon emissions

Many people wonder how a low carbon lifestyle can contribute to the environment in a positive manner. However, those who are aware of environmental issues will realise that improper usage…

Low Carbon City framework

Low Carbon City framework

By 2050 the world’s population is expected to be between nine billion and 9.5 billion, and about five billion of them will be middle-class. The middle class, who are categorised…

Energizing green cities

Seizing the future: Energizing green cities

Analysis from the World Bank Group has shown the potential of efficient urban planning,that improving energy efficiency isn’t just good for the environment, it’s also good for economic growth. The…

Go Organic!

“Organic” refers to an earth friendly way of farming

“Organic” refers to an earth friendly way of farming and processing foods using no synthetic chemicals to control bugs or weeds. Organic farming usually involves farming methods that help conserve…