Daily Archives: November 17, 2009

Protecting the Environment During Armed Conflict : An Inventory and Analysis of International Law

Via the RFF Library Blog. United Nations Environment Programme http://postconflict.unep.ch/publications/int_law.pdf [Press release] The United Nations Environment Programme has just issued a report to coincide with the International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment which is celebrated each year … Continue reading

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New FAO Report on Climate Change and Agriculture

Via the RFF Library Blog. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations http://unhq-appspub-01.un.org/lib/dhlrefweblog.nsf/dx/05112009021657PMCEMQMZ.htm [Press release] A new report, Food Security and Agricultural Mitigation in Developing Countries:  Options for Capturing Synergies, examines how strategies for climate change mitigation can … Continue reading

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Water in a Changing World : The 3rd United Nations World Water Development Report

Via the RFF Library Blog. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization http://unhq-appspub-01.un.org/lib/dhlrefweblog.nsf/dx/Water%20in%20a%20Changing%20World%20Side%20publications This third UN world water development report has also several side publications, including a case study volume.

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The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB)

Via the RFF Library Blog. The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity hosted by the United Nations Environment Programme http://www.teebweb.org/ [From Greenwire article] Investing billions of dollars today to protect threatened ecosystems and halt biodiversity loss could result in huge cost … Continue reading

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Towards Sustainable Production and Use of Resources : Assessing Biofuels

Via the RFF Library Blog. International Panel for Sustainable Resource Management, United Nations Environment Programme http://www.unep.fr/scp/rpanel/pdf/Assessing_Biofuels_Full_Report.pdf A far more sophisticated approach needs to be taken when developing biofuels as an environmentally-friendly energy option a new report concludes. Governments should fit … Continue reading

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States, Academics, and Industry to Collaborate and Promote Safer Products: New Report Outlines Framework for Green Chemisty and Design of Environment

Read the full press release. Business, states and higher education have a new resource to support efforts to advance safer products in the market place. It’s a report released today by the Green Chemistry and Commerce Council (GC3), National Pollution … Continue reading

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Obama Hobbled in Fight Against Global Warming

Read the full story in the New York Times. President Obama’s ambitions are limited by a Congress that is unwilling to move as far or as fast as he would like.

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Use Old Mittens To Protect Your Sunglasses

Read the full post at Lifehacker. This probably also works with odd socks. Don’t throw out single mittens when you lose their mate. Slip them over a pair of specs or sunglasses to protect them from scratches.

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What's Better for Green Design: Glass or Ceramic?

Read the full story at GreenBiz. One of our designers here at LUNAR was recently working on a project that required a material with a cold, smooth, high-quality feel, and she asked me which was a more sustainable material, ceramic … Continue reading

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Green Seal's New Business Certification Aims to Catalyze the Green Marketplace

Read the full post at GreenBiz. With the steady growth of the green marketplace, there has come increasing concern about — and prevalence of, depending on who you ask — greenwashing: A surplus of labels and a lack of verification … Continue reading

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