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[22.11.2014]

A Year In The Life Of Earth's CO2

An ultra-high-resolution NASA computer model has given scientists a stunning new look at how carbon dioxide in the atmosphere travels around the globe.

[22.11.2014]

Europe's cities still suffering from harmful air pollution

Air pollution in Europe comes with a high price tag, according to a new report from the European Environment Agency (EEA).

[22.11.2014]

Fields of Blood: Religion and the History of Violence

It is the most persistent myth of our time: religion is the cause of all violence.

[21.11.2014]

First Pledging Conference of Green Climate Fund Yields unprecedented US$ 9.3 billion

Governments unite behind Fund to Leverage private investment flows, provide climate finance at scale.

[21.11.2014]

RE-Energizing cities: Global 100% RE & ICLEI join forces

The aim is to start exploring more ambitious renewable energy (RE) targets, moving towards 100% RE where possible.

[20.11.2014]

What Do Snowballs and Solar Cells Have in Common?

New Coating Process Makes Solar Cells Even More Efficient

[20.11.2014]

Trina Solar Announces New Efficiency Records for Silicon Solar Cells

Trina Solar Limited announced that its State Key Laboratory of PV Science and Technology of China has set new world records for high efficiency p-type and n-type silicon solar cells.

[19.11.2014]

World’s 1.8 Billion Young Can Propel Socioeconomic Development, New UNFPA Report Shows

Developing countries with large youth populations could see their economies soar, provided they invest heavily in young people’s education and health and protect their rights, according to The State of World Population 2014, published today by UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund.

[18.11.2014]

Protecting forests alone would not halt land-use change emissions

Global forest conservation measures meant to mitigate climate change are likely to drive massive cropland expansion into shrublands or savannahs to satisfy the ever-growing hunger for arable land.

[17.11.2014]

The Future Has Arrived, and It's Called 'Mirai'

Akio Toyoda Announces Name of Fuel Cell Sedan in Web Video.

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The Emissions Gap Report 2014

Days ahead of Crucial Climate Change Negotiations in Lima. UN Report Says Global Carbon Neutrality Should be Reached by Second Half of Century, Demonstrates Pathways to Stay Under 2°C Limit. Total Greenhouse Gas Emissions Including Non-CO2 Must Shrink To Net Zero by 2100. Emissions Gap May Widen by 2030 but Low Carbon Path Offers Opportunities for the Future.

Groundwater warming up in synch

Global warming stops at nothing – not even the groundwater, as a new study by researchers from ETH Zurich and KIT reveals: the groundwater’s temperature profiles echo those of the atmosphere, albeit damped and delayed.

Postdoctoral Fellows Bring Fresh Insights

A fresh pair of eyes can see things differently, which is one reason the Director's Postdoctoral Fellowships at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are already making an impact at the laboratory. Ph.D. graduates from across the country have come to NREL for mentorship and learning—and have enriched the lab in doing so.

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Ways of a new water policy 4/4

A vision for the future: if the Bundestag, i.e. German Parliament, passes a water conservation law that requires builders to install efficient fixtures, promotes private retrofits such as water-saving showers, toilets, washing machines and dishwashers and demands a water penny from large consumers, we will soon consume only half as much water as we do today. Every year 25,000 liters of water per capita would thus be saved, i.e. 250,000 liters in ten years. A family of four would save a million liters of water without sacrificing any comfort.

Water in trouble 3/4

Even in today’s water-rich Central Europe we are heading for a water shortage. Our water is being used, contaminated and wasted. Poison in water, chemical waste, fertilizers and air pollution threaten our most important means of survival.

So water is more than H2O 2/4

All founders of religions, philosophers and wisdom teachers from all periods and civilizations knew about that. The wonderful young man from Nazareth, an ecologist even 2,000 years ago, said, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.” Responsible handling of water is religious service. And to those who wanted to follow him, ecologically-minded Jesus called out; “Be springs of living water.” He did not speak of impure or contaminated water. Parson Kneipp taught in the 19th century: “Aqua sanat – water heals!“

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