CAE: 4 Ways Your City Can Be Cooler Next Summer

ACEEE BLOG POST   Media Contact: Patrick Kiker [email protected], (202) 507-4043     4 Ways Your City Can Be Cooler Next Summer   By Virginia Hewitt, Local Policy Research Assistant   This summer was a scorcher. Heat waves repeatedly struck the Midwest and South, sparing only sections of the Northeast. All …

European Commission: Simple Swedish device effectively reduces harmful indoor air pollution

News Alert Issue 383, 31 July 2014  Science for Environment Policy About this service Contact the Editor Subscribe to this News Alert Summer break Please note that we will not be publishing the Science for Environment News Alert during August. The next issue will reach you on 4th September. Wishing …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: Trees save lives, reduce respiratory problems

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News Trees save lives, reduce respiratory problems Posted: 25 Jul 2014 01:35 PM PDT In the first broad-scale estimate of air pollution removal by trees nationwide, scientists have calculated that trees are saving more than 850 human lives a year and preventing 670,000 incidences of acute respiratory …

Taiwan’s ASE issues Asia’s first corporate green bond – $300m, BBB, 6yrs – and it’s SIX times oversubscribed!! Asian green bonds may be about to blast off.

I’m in Cambodia, visiting the amazing Ankgor Wat, ancient religious centre of a city that apparently had a population of half a million people(link is external) in 1200 AD.  The temple’s bas-reliefs(link is external) are full of triumphal armies, marching through exquisite carvings of trees and forests. They liked their green. We haven’t yet …

Biome Research Confirms Next-Generation Bioplastics Could Be Derived from Trees

A research project led by Biome Bioplastics, one of the UK’s leading developers of natural plastics, has demonstrated the feasibility of extracting organic chemicals from lignin — a complex hydrocarbon that helps to provide structural support in plants and trees — for the manufacture of bioplastics. The results stem from …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: Super-Typhoon Haiyan lashes the Philippines

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News     Super-Typhoon Haiyan lashes the Philippines Posted: 08 Nov 2013 06:18 AM PST Super-Typhoon Haiyan was lashing the central and southern philippines on Nov. 7 bringing maximum sustained winds of a Category 5 hurricane. The U.S. National Hurricane Center website indicates that a Category 5 …

Daily News Alert 11.11.13 Breaking Free From Our Carbon Entanglement and a Dinosaur Industry In a remarkable milestone, Mexican economist diplomat José Angel Gurría spoke out as secretary-general of the OECD – sketching a future that should have the global coal industry shaking in its boots. His message is that …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: Carbon storage recovers faster than plant biodiversity in re-growing tropical forests

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News   Carbon storage recovers faster than plant biodiversity in re-growing tropical forests Posted: 05 Nov 2013 04:46 PM PST A new study of re-growing tropical forests has concluded that plant biodiversity takes longer to recover than carbon storage following major disturbances such as clearance for farming. …

World Forum on Natural Capital November 21 – 22

                16 days to go: 30+ countries so far With endorsement from the United Nations and the World Bank, the concept of natural capital accounting is rapidly becoming an essential concept to understand. If you haven’t seen it already, take a look at our …

Global Marshall Plan Initiative

Global Marshall Plan Initiative www.globalmarshallplan.org Newsletter 10/2013 Local Groups in Action Global Marshall Plan Initiative Celebrates “Autofreien Tag” in Wörgl Millennium Development Goals: How Many Promises Were Broken? New IPCC Report: Human Actions Are Mainly to Blame for Climate Change New IPSO Report: The Health of Oceans is Rapidly Deteriorating …