tagged w/ CO2
Seventh Generations business motto just about says it all:
"In Every Deliberation We Must Consider
The Impact of Our Decisions On The
Next Seven Generations."
From the Great Law of the Iroquois Confederacy
Look for products that have a high recycled content, including high post-consumer content. Post-consumer fibers are recovered from paper that was previously used by consumers and would otherwise have been dumped into a landfill or an incinerator.
I think that everything they make is also of the highest quality.
Seventh Generation diapers are nice if you need to use a disposable diaper, however, they do contain gel. I would recommend there cleaning products as well, They're great for sensitive people.Seventh Generations business motto just about says it all: "In Every... more
Scientist Charles David Keeling established a system for monitoring CO2 levels in the atmosphere 50 years ago. His work has been integral to the analysis of climate change and has led to the tracking of green house gas emissions all over the world. Without the "Keeling Curve" scientist claim that our understanding of global warming would be ten to twenty years less advanced.Scientist Charles David Keeling established a system for monitoring CO2 levels in the... more
Bad news for those trying to do their part to combat climate change by installing their own personal wind turbine. Erecting a wind turbine on the side of your house could create more carbon dioxide than it actually saves, a study into their performance will reveal today.
David Cameron led the trend for "micro-wind" this year when he installed a turbine on the side of his west London home. But he may have been wasting his time and money. The Building Research Establishment Trust, which advises the government and private sector, has found that in built-up towns and cities weak winds and turbulence mean turbines are likely to add to, not subtract from, a home's carbon footprint.
So unless you live somewhere where the wind has room to really blow, you're better off investing in a different way to go green.Bad news for those trying to do their part to combat climate change by installing... more
The Logan Renault eco² Concept has achieved emissions of 71g/km while traveling a distance of 172.2km on just 4.69 litres of biodiesel at the 2007 Challenge Bibendum in Shanghai an event created by Michelin in 1998 that promotes sustainable transport and the development of fuel-efficient, clean automotive technology. In NEDC combined cycle homologation tests for the eco² it achieved a result of 97g CO2/km and finished second out of 74 vehicles in a combined criteria test involving an acceleration test, a slalom test, noise emissions and a regularity run. To put the emissions results in perspective, a compact diesel achieves around 130g CO2/km and the exceptionally green smart fortwo diesel comes in at 88 grams of CO2 per kilometer.The Logan Renault eco² Concept has achieved emissions of 71g/km while traveling a... more
November 15, 2007: Despite all the bluster and all the rhetoric over nuclear power, the South Australian Rann Government is not willing to legislate to ban it...November 15, 2007: Despite all the bluster and all the rhetoric over nuclear power,... more
Hydrogen as an everyday, environmentally friendly fuel source may be closer than we think, according to Penn State researchers.Hydrogen as an everyday, environmentally friendly fuel source may be closer than we... more
From the newswire: November 15, 2007 - This morning fifteen Greenpeace activists were arrested during an occupation of the Munmorah coal-fired power station in NSW. 15 crew occupied and took peaceful direct action to shut down the plant as a protest against John Howard and Kevin Rudd's ineffective climate change policies
Greenpeace demands that both major parties commit to deep cuts to Australia's greenhouse gas pollution in the next decade, which means switching from coal fired power to cleaner and smarter energy use.
The activists shut down the coal-feed conveyor belt and painted the message Coal Kills on the roof of the station and deployed a banner saying Climate change starts here. Two other activists hung from the roof displaying climate change messages.
The Munmorah coal-fired power station is the oldest in NSW and one of the most inefficient in the country. Energy campaigner John Hepburn, who was one of the climb team, said that we couldn't just sit back and watch while scientists measure how quickly humans are killing the planet. "We need to cut carbon emissions right now. It's not complicated..." From the newswire: November 15, 2007 - This morning fifteen Greenpeace activists were... more
Wondering why autumn's riot of red, yellow and orange came late this year? It's not actually rising temperatures that are causing the shift in the color shift, but the rising levels of carbon dioxide.Wondering why autumn's riot of red, yellow and orange came late this year?... more
Join other Guardian readers and find out how much CO2 you can save...
This week the website/paper is asking people to switch off electrical appliances, rather than leaving them on standby. Join other Guardian readers and find out how much CO2 you can save... This week... more
Prime Minister Gordon Brown has committed the UK to reducing carbon dioxide emissions by 60% before 2050 to help tackle global warming.Prime Minister Gordon Brown has committed the UK to reducing carbon dioxide emissions... more
Like an apostle regarding the environment, Al Gore has preached his sermons and relayed his stories to the hearts and minds of the greatest nation and the world. Of course, saying America is the greatest nation is figuratively speaking. Only great people would want to change to become even greater. I am referring to the great people that support Al Gore in his mission to make the world's people aware of self created atrocities. I am an American but I am not as proud as I once was. America has created a shameful face these past eight years and I know I need not go into detail; but now it is getting harder to say it is the "greatest". While we bask in our sovereign nation, the whole world suffers from what we reap, and consequently we suffer as well; economically and health. We must remember we are only 200 years old; therefore we are still children in this vast world of nations. In much the same way, we act like children. We do things that affect others, yet we cannot understand the consequences because we have yet to learn anything about what overall outcome may be. Our CO2 pollution makes up 45% of the world's CO2 pollution. For those who disagree that CO2 is the basis upon which global warming is being caused, I say lets drastically decrease our percentage created and see what the affects are. We cannot continue to do things and expect no reactions. We as a world power should lead others. Instead, we are slow to react to many things and are following instead. This is not because the people don't want to change. The people of a nation only know what the people in power let them know....whether the power is media, politicians, or other. I truly believe that with Al Gore in office as President of the United States of America, our nation will once again rise and become its former glorious self. It takes a person of integrity and perseverance to get us there. That is why I plea with Al Gore to take his position at the podium of our nation and the world stage. I have signed the "draftgore" petition and done things to promote him but ultimately it is up to him to come forth. He has said he has fallen out of love with politics, but that is not true. If that were the case, he would not be going around the world like a diplomat teaching other world leaders how to stop this crisis we are in and preserve what has been given to them; nature. He loves politics dearly because he cares about people. He knows many changes need to be made in many places regarding politics. We all know it will take time but I am sure that if he were to run for president, he will be given a full eight years to do his best as his people are here watching and following his creative and outstanding leadership. I know he still has it in him and I have do doubts that he will be a perfect leader. He does not avoid issues....in fact he encourages them. He does not back down like Clinton, he hits the issues hard and puts passion in what he says. He cannot be out of politics because he things like a politician, moves like a politician, and speaks like a politician (one with the right morals). It is his life whether he tries to ignore or deny it. It is who Al Gore is. Now he has become a humanitarian and I believe the world loves him for that. I just wish, hope, and pray he will listen to his heart. Only he knows what happened to his heart, but we all can see it has gotten bigger and strongerLike an apostle regarding the environment, Al Gore has preached his sermons and... more
According to a new study CO2 levels in the atmosphere have risen 35% faster than expected since 2000. The research was done by the University of East Anglias Global Carbon Project in partnership with the British Antarctic Survey, and was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The unexpected increase was impart due to our ever rising emissions, but also, rather worryingly, because it appears the earths own ability to soak up emissions in its natural sinks is decreasing, which is compounding our global warming problems.
"In addition to the growth of global population and wealth, we now know that significant contributions to the growth of atmospheric CO2 arise from the slow-down of natural sinks," said the studys lead author, Dr Pep Canadell of the Global Carbon Project, in a statement. "The decline in global sink efficiency suggests that stabilization of atmospheric CO2 is even more difficult to achieve than previously thought," said report co-author Dr Corinne Le Quere of the British Antarctic Survey. Their decade long study in the North Atlantic found that the oceans ability to soak up CO2 had halved between the mid-90s and 2005.
And as the earths abilities to health itself is increasingly compromised, a recent report by Intertanko, an organization which represents the majority of the worlds tankers, has found that global CO2 emissions from shipping are now twice the level of those due to aviation. According to the BBC, they found that emissions have risen sharply over the last six years, due to increasing trade, and because ships are burning more fuel due to time and speed constraints. With 90% of the worlds cargo now carried by ships, we should perhaps all be encouraged to think global by keeping trade local.
Meanwhile global warming has had unexpected consequences at sea, causing quite a stink on the Canadian Navys ships. Until recently the storage of sewage and garbage aboard their ships hadnt been an issue, since the icy Arctic waters would keep it cool while they carried out their patrols at sea. However, with rising sea temperature odors have become a big issue, and the Navy have requested that regulations in the Arctic Water Pollution Prevention Act be relaxed to allow garbage and sewage dumping if, and when, necessary. An internal memo, reprinted by Green Options, revealed the Navy requested the changes to help alleviate our COs (commanding officers) concerns (with regard to) accumulated food remnants stored in garbage bags on decks during ever-increasing global warming summers.
Looking at the evidence from all quarters leads us to conclude the planet's in serious hot water.
http://www.myspace.com/thedailymantraby Nicole According to a new study CO2 levels in the atmosphere have risen 35% faster... more