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Bali - No Deal. But wait, there’s more…


It’s all over the news, and here’s a quick recap in case you haven’t heard: No concrete deal was agreed upon at the UN climate change conference in Bali. As AboutMyPlanet puts it:
At its conclusion, the UNFCCC achieved accord between nations that something must be done, but in the interest of maintaining harmony, declined to […]

EU forests helping the climate


Forests in the European Union have grown significantly in the past 15 years. So much, in fact, that it could play a important role in the EU’s climate goals, a study by the University of Helsinki has found. Forests grew by 10% in Western Europe and 15% in Eastern Europe between 1990 and 2005. The […]

Sarkozy unveils green revolution


Last Thursday, French president Nicolas Sarkozy promised a green revolution for France, saying that it will put the country in the lead in the fight against climate change:
“France isn’t late but France wants now to be in the lead,” he said in a speech wrapping up a special environmental policy conference seeking […]

Indonesia to plant 79m trees


Indonesia, the world’s 4th largest country, is currently experiencing the most rapid deforestation on Earth. To counter this grim situation, it aims to plant 79 million trees across the country in one day on November, 28.
Despite the large figure, Greenpeace emphasized that these attempts are futile compared to the rate of deforestation.
“Planting new trees […]

Did you know?

In 2010, there will be 4200km of new highways in and around Shanghai, China that didn't exist in 2000. Varese, a town in Northern Italy, runs on 100% renewable power. The town uses a mix of wind, solar and small-scale hydropower. The town has reaped benefits from the energy network through added jobs, and an additional 350,000 euros [US $514,000] in revenues that are handed over to the council each year.


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