UNEP on Ocean Acidification

Today in Cancun the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) released a report titled "Environmental Consequences of Ocean Acidification: A Threat to Food Security." The report investigates the impacts of increasing carbon dioxide emissions on the world's oceans. As the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere rises, the amount of carbon dioxide that dissolves in …

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U.S. and India pave way for White Roofs, smarter appliances

The U.S. and India have teamed up through the University of California Berkeley-India Joint Leadership on Energy and the Environment (BIJLEE) to develop new energy-saving appliances, market strategies, and cost-effective energy reduction techniques. Of their various programs, I really found the white roof concept fascinating. Per Jayant Sathaye, Co-Director of the  US-India Joint International Program with …

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Ratification of Kyoto Protocol Extension unlikely this week

Photo: Courtesy of Juan Cespedes, The University of Michigan COP 16 Envoy's guest photographer From inside the UN Delegation Hall: Only 132 countries of the expected 190 delegations are present in today's meetings. Only a few delegations - less than 25 by my count - have offered any indication that they will ratify an extension of …

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