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China recruits algae to combat climate change

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

The Guardian reports that Chinese firm behind ambitious plan to breed microalgae in greenhouse with the potential to absorb carbon emissions.

The garish gunk coursing through a greenhouse filled with transparent pipes appears to belong on the set of a particularly slimy episode of Star Trek.
Multiplying rapidly as it flows through tubes, stacked 14 high in […]

US House passes climate change bill

Monday, June 29th, 2009

The United States took its first step towards reducing carbon emissions on Friday night when the House of Representatives narrowly passed a bill that would set the country’s first ever limits on its greenhouse gas production.
President Barack Obama hailed the vote, which scraped through by a 219-212 tally, as a “bold and necessary step” that […]


Monday, June 29th, 2009

Tiptheplanet is a project to create a green wiki website that encourages discussion and the generation of tips that benefit you and the planet. From tips for individuals about staying happy and healthy to tips for multi-national companies on how to limit their carbon footprints, all with accompanying explanations.

Gordon Browns Roadmap to Copenhagen speech

Monday, June 29th, 2009

There are very few moments in history when nations are summoned to common decisions that will reshape the lives of every man, woman and child on the planet for generations to come. When leaders have to consider not just what will deliver fairness in their generation, but fairness between the generations too.
• the creation of […]

Brown climate speech – Greenpeace respond

Sunday, June 28th, 2009

Commenting on today’s climate change speech by Gordon Brown, Greenpeace Chief Scientist Dr Doug Parr said:
“Brown is right when he says the scale of the money on the table for the developing world will make or break Copenhagen. By becoming the first major leader to put a figure on how much money is needed he […]

Barack Obama pleads with Congress to pass historic climate change bill

Sunday, June 28th, 2009

Package that would slash US emissions likely to win approval despite opposition from Republicans and Democrat rebels
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Spread the 350 Word

Sunday, June 28th, 2009

Can a Number Save the World?
It can if that number is 350. That’s the safe upper limit of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere: 350 parts per million (ppm).
Already, churches are ringing their bells 350 times and Buddhist monks have formed a huge 350 with their bodies against the backdrop of the Himalayas. People are […] New Video

Sunday, June 28th, 2009

Join in……


How climate change is already affecting us

Sunday, June 28th, 2009

The following is an excerpt from a New Yorker article about James Hansen, NASA’s head climate scientist, by Elizabeth Kolbert:

During the past few years, researchers around the world have noticed a disturbing trend: the planet is changing faster than had been anticipated. Antarctica, for example, had not been expected to show a net loss of […]

Stations in £5m drive to get rail passengers onto bikes

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

Hmmm this is a good idea….
Major railway stations will be offered the chance to become “cycling hubs”, with extra bike racks and repair shops, under government plans to boost the appeal of two-wheeled travel among train passengers.
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