novembre, 2010

China says…

China says it is world’s top greenhouse gas emitter China acknowledged on Tuesday it is the world’s biggest emitter of greenhouse gases stoking global warming, confirming what scientists have said for years but defending its right to keep growing emissions. BEIJING (Reuters) - China acknowledged on Tuesday it is the world’s biggest emitter of greenhouse gases stoking global...

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Turning down the Earth’s temperature

Turning down the Earth’s temperature won’t be fast, simple or inexpensive In case you haven’t heard, the Earth is getting hotter, and most scientists blame mankind. The average global temperature has risen 1.3 degrees in the last century, and the future might be quite a bit warmer. As international climate negotiators convene in Cancun, Mexico, this week, the Intergovernmental...

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From waste to worth

Recycling programs divert post-industrial and post-consumer waste from landfills and turn them into valuable feedstock for new textile products. Consumer awareness of the importance of environmental stewardship has led to increased demand for products manufactured with minimal impact on the world’s well-being. And the demand for textiles that have a “green” pedigree has grown...

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Carbon market pilots

Carbon market pilots

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger will sign agreements with two regions of Mexico and Brazil on Tuesday to incorporate pilot projects that safeguard tropical forests into the U.S. state’s carbon market, the state’s Secretary for Environmental Protection said. “Our announcement tomorrow will be an agreement between those three governors — Schwarzenegger, the...

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Organic Exchange to “Textile Exchange”

Memo from leading brands/retailers/manufacturers to the global textile industry: Becoming more sustainable is not an option but a necessity. P.S. – Let’s work together to clean up our act and save money as a result! Such was the message from the record 347 representatives of the global retail value chain from 32 countries around the world attending last week’s Sustainable Textiles...

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Dry water to combat global warming

The substance resembles powdered sugar and could revolutionise the way chemicals are used. Each particle of dry water contains a water droplet surrounded by a sandy silica coating. In fact, 95 per cent of dry water is ”wet” water. Scientists believe dry water could be used to combat global warming by soaking up and trapping the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide. Tests show that it is more...

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