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Category Archives: International
Read the full story in Fast Company. There are some 700 million people in Africa without access to electricity. As the continent modernizes, those people will need power. But could African power be a perfect place for leapfrog technology–when a … Continue reading
Read the full story from CBC News. A Grade 8 student has spent months driving around Ottawa at night to measure levels of light pollution in the city. Stacy Glasburg, 13, started to document light levels in the city as … Continue reading
Read the full story at SmartPlanet. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today announced that it had drafted a blueprint for transitioning the world to a greener future while preserving – and potentially even accelerating – predicted economic growth.
Watch the Reuters video. British start-up Giveacar raises money for charity by reselling or scrapping unwanted cars. Ruairidh Villar reports.
Read the full story from Reuters. Taiwan has been experimenting with a simple solution to the perennial problems of pollution, smell and excessive water use on pig farms: train the pigs to use a toilet.
Read the full story in Nature News. Researchers cruising off the western coast of Africa have confirmed the presence of mysteriously high levels of airborne toxic polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).
Read the full story in Environmental Protection. More plant matter could be burned in coal-fired power stations if this ‘green’ fuel was delivered pre-roasted like coffee beans, according to researchers from the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom.
Watch the video and read the full story at Grist. A rap about recycling? Why not? (With a surprisingly decent rap about organic dairy, anything’s possible.) ViewChange.org recently held a contest for the best online short films celebrating global development. … Continue reading
Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa P. Jackson and Director of the U.S. Peace Corps, Aaron Williams, announced a Memorandum of Understanding to facilitate stronger institutional ties between the two organizations. The MOU will explore opportunities to collaborate … Continue reading
Read the full post from the GHG Management Institute. In a wave of reorganization initiated by Her Majesty’s Treasury Spending Review, the British government has brought reform to the UK’s gleaming new climate program: the Carbon Reduction Commitment and Energy … Continue reading