Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Emissions Trading Doesn't Cause Pollution ‘Hot Spots’

A new study by Evan Ringquist, professor in the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs, finds the problem hasn't materialized -- that the efficiency gains of allowance trading have not come at the expense of equitable treatment of minorities and the poor.
"There is very little evidence that allowance trading causes 'hot spots,'" Ringquist said. "This study finds there is no inherent trade-off between efficiency and equity when using market-based instruments for pollution control."

Libya must refrain from endangering cultural heritage

Libya is a country with an old history having on its ground very important heritage places. These places are in danger due the actual delicate internal situation lived in the country.

The country must respect the Hague Convention on the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict (1954) and its two (1954 and 1999) Protocols, and keep military operations away from cultural sites.

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

The so named “green products” are not as green as they pretend

Day to day are more environmentally conscious consumers choosing green products. But surprises rose when scientists revise how these products are conceived.

Petroleum based products rather than natural plant-based sources. Product sources are part of the process and this was deeply revised in the United States.

It is not like the "Green Myth" is going to fall down, or that the new green revolution is coming to an end, but new researches are showing that Green Products are being made by petroleum sources becoming an atypical challenge for those who are working in this branch. It seems that a Greener future is far from true.

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India releases tiger numbers as experts convene

The Indian Government released new tiger population numbers for the first time since 2007, indicating that numbers have increased in the country that has half of the world’s remaining wild tigers.

In India are estimated that 1,706 tigers, from 1,411 during the last count in 2007. There is an additional tiger reserve in the count, the Sundarbans that contained 70 tigers.

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Monday, April 4, 2011

Europe finds solutions for water scarcity and droughts

In 2009-10 water scarcity occurred in much of Southern Europe – due to limited water resources, high demand for water and less rain. The Czech Republic, Cyprus and Malta reported that they faced continuous water scarcity.

This can be considered as unacceptable in the European Union where great investments have been done to supply necesities and to accomplish compromises, as small countries have received big grants and Funds to fullfill these gaps. 

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The world Beyond the Hour

The global community has shown it is united in commitment to a sustainable future. Seems that is the beginning of a new movement that shouts for a better and cleaner future.

Brazil continued the stronger showing for Earth Hour in emerging economies as the wildly successful call for action on the environment continued to roll around the globe....

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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Heavy-duty vehicles into C02 revisions

A new study released in the past days establishes that freight transportation needs compromise to reduce greenhouse gases emissions.
This is a first step towards a future strategy addressing CO2 emissions from heavy-duty vehicles.

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