Global Climate Change

Research Support Facility Becomes A Model of Super Energy Efficiency

The Research Support Facility (RSF), the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory's newest sustainable green building is a model for energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies.

Energy Projects Transform Trash to Green Power

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized six landfill methane capture projects and partners for their innovation in generating renewable energy and protecting the climate and people’s health by reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Broken Glass Yields Clues to Climate Change:Ordinary drinking glasses and atmospheric dust particles break apart in similar patterns

Clues to future climate may be found in the way an ordinary drinking glass shatters. Results of a study published this week in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences find that microscopic particles of dust can break apart in patterns that are similar to the fragment patterns of broken glass and other brittle objects.

UN-REDD Programme Applauds the COP16 Agreement on REDD+ Reached in Cancun

New UNFCCC decision on REDD+, part of a comprehensive set of decisions to move forward on addressing climate change, represents a positive step forward in conserving and sustainably managing the world's forests to combat climate change.

New Country Maps Pinpoint Places Where Investments in Carbon Can Contribute to Community Livelihoods and Wider Conservation Goals

Mapping where a country’s carbon stocks overlap with areas that are rich in wildlife and important for local peoples’ livelihoods is underway in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

Go Green - It Works : CWG 2010 Low Carbon Campaign

Communication material being developed under a Global Environment Fund (GEF) project on “Low Carbon Campaign for Commonwealth Games 2010” includes "Young Indian sporting icons" shown in real life situations promoting green behavior.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Helps Launch Global Methane Initiative to Cut Greenhouse Gases

Today, thirty-eight governments, the European Commission, the Asian Development Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank launched the Global Methane Initiative to urge stronger international action to fight climate change while developing clean energy and stronger economies.

US EPA and DOT Announce Next Steps toward Tighter Tailpipe and Fuel Economy Standards for Passenger Cars and Trucks

In keeping with President Obama’s vision to reduce greenhouse gases and increase fuel efficiency, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), announced they will begin the process of developing tougher greenhouse gas and fuel economy standards for passenger cars and trucks built in model years 2017 through 2025.

Life-Saving International Project for Clean Cookstoves Announced

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced on September 21, 2010 the formation of the Clean Cooking Alliance, a more than $60 million dollar public-private partnership to save lives, improve livelihoods, empower women and combat climate change by creating a thriving global market for clean and efficient household cooking solutions.

CSIRO Scientists Say Ocean Waves Offer a "Massive Resource" to Meet Australia's Power Needs

Waves crashing on to Australia's southern shores each year contain enough energy to power the country three times over, scientists said on Tuesday, August 20, 2010, in a study that underscores the scale of Australia's green energy.

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