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Leaked document reveals Rio + 20 sustainable development goals, 10 January [1]

Rio + 20 must empower the grassroots, 8 December [2]

Limits of growth

Oil will decline shortly after 2015, says former oil expert of International Energy Agency, January 5 [3] topic

British Airways Boeing 747 contrail

How the European Program to Reduce Carbon Pollution From Aviation Works, Jake Schmidt, 1/5/12 [4] place, topic

Giardino Botanico - Fondazione Andre Heller - Gardone Riviera - pond - stepping stones

David Pencheon: Sustainability by stealth – 8 steps to heaven, 13 Dec [5] topic

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Local CO2 Mapping Takes Off (With Your Help!), John Geraci, November 29 [6]

Please Stop Talking About Global Warming, John Geraci, November 17 [7] topic, topic
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References

  1. guardian.co.uk, 10 January 2012
  2. grassrootsinnovations.blogspot.com, 8 December 2011
  3. theoildrum.com, January 5, 2012
  4. huffingtonpost.com, 1/5/12
  5. blogs.bmj.com, 13 Dec, 11
  6. johngeraci.com, November 29, 2011
  7. johngeraci.com, November 17, 2011


  • Bedouin village of Darajat gaining acclaim for its focus on clean energy, June 24 [1] “Most residents have solar water heaters and electric systems, the school is powered by wind and sun, and students learn hands-on about alternative energy by reading the power meters in their classrooms. The village also boasts a solar mosque.” [2] topic, place
  • Latest scientific evidence warns that ocean temperatures, sea levels, extreme climate conditions and the retreat of the Arctic sea ice have picked up more pace than experts predicted two years ago, June 22 [4] topic
  • 1.02 billion people hungry. One sixth of humanity undernourished - more than ever before, June 19 [5] Almost all of the world's undernourished live in developing countries. In Asia and the Pacific, an estimated 642 million people are suffering from chronic hunger; in Sub-Saharan Africa 265 million; in Latin America and the Caribbean 53 million; in the Near East and North Africa 42 million; and in developed countries 15 million in total. topic
  • Mexico: water shortages affecting nearly 2 million residents, June 17 [6] "This should be a wake-up call to start paying attention to the basics, but I expect we’ll wake up one morning in Chicago, or New York or London shocked, shocked that OUR systems have just stopped working and we won’t have a clue how it happened. Same way it’s happening in Mexico City. Just not paying attention to the basics of life." [7]
  • "Land degradation threatens nearly a billion people in some 100 countries and about 1/3 of the world's lands are experiencing desertification, June 17 [9]
  • China launches green power revolution to catch up on west, June 10 [11] topic
  • Floating wind turbine launched, June 5 [12] topic
  • Irish waste strategy to reject incineration, June 5 [13] topic, place
  • Billion Tree Campaign passes four billion mark, on way to target of seven billion trees planted by the end of 2009, June 2 [15]


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References

  1. Global Voices Online, June 24, 2009
  2. Green Prophet, June 24, 2009
  3. The Reference Frame, June 22, 2009
  4. United Nations Environment Programme, June 22, 2009
  5. FAO, June 19, 2009
  6. Global Voices Online, June 17, 2009
  7. The Mex Files, April 9, 2009
  8. CBC News Canada, June 17, 2009
  9. UN Environment Programme, June 17, 2009
  10. greenlivingpedia, June 13, 2009
  11. The Guardian, June 10, 2009
  12. BBC News, June 5, 2009
  13. UKWIN, June 5, 2009
  14. Wildlife Conservation Society, June 3, 2009
  15. United Nations Environment Programme, June 2, 2009

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