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Climate Change

Climate Change

Increasing greenhouse gas concentrations will have many effects Greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere will continue to increase unless the billions of tons of our annual emissions decrease substantially. Increased concentrations are expected to:     Increase Earth’s average temperature Influence the patterns and amounts of precipitation Reduce ice and snow cover, as...

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Green fund approved in Cancun

A UN climate conference on Saturday approved a deal to create a ‘green’ fund for developing countries and to take other small steps to address global warming, over heated objections from Bolivia that the pact doesn’t go far enough. The agreement in Cancun went a long way to restoring faith in the unwieldy UN process after the letdown a year ago at a much-anticipated summit in...

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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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China’s Green Goal

China’s Green Goal

China is expected to achieve its target of a 20-percent cut in energy use per unit of gross domestic product (GDP) in the five years to 2010 as planned, Said Mr. Li Yizhong, China’s Minister of Industry and Information Technology. With efforts in the fourth quarter, the energy efficiency goal for the 11th Five-Year (2006-2010) period would be met. Li also forecast energy consumption per...

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Maldives Stock Exchange

Maldives Stock Exchange

The Maldives has today announced another milestone on its high profile journey towards becoming a low carbon economy, declaring that it is now home to the world’s first “carbon neutral” stock exchange. The Maldives Stock Exchange (MSE) announced that it had teamed up with UK-based CarbonNeutral Company to measure and offset its carbon emissions. The company said that it had...

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Nanoparticles in fabrics

Nanoparticles in fabrics

Nanotechnology has been discovered by the textile industry  – in fact, a new area has developed in the area of textile finishing called “Nanofinishing”.   Making fabric with nano-sized particles  creates many desirable properties in the fabrics without a significant increase in weight, thickness or stiffness, as was the case with previously used techniques.    Nanofinishing...

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“Dry water” and CO2

“Dry water” and CO2

An unusual substance known as “dry water,” which resembles powdered sugar, could provide a new way to absorb and store carbon dioxide, the major greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming, scientists reported here today at the 240th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society. The powder shows bright promise for a number of other uses, they said. It may, for instance, be a...

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Carbon Footprint

Carbon Footprint

Known as ‘the elephant in the room‘ the textile industry has a heavy impact on the environment. As current practices are unsustainable, companies, environmentalists, and consumers are looking at strategies for reducing the textile carbon footprint. According to the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, industrial manufacturing accounted for 18.5 percent of carbon dioxide...

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The Story of Cap and Trade – Italiano

The Story of Cap and Trade Sottotitoli in italiano per il video THE STORY OF CAP AND...

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The Story of Cap & Trade

The Story of Cap &...

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Top companies report gas emissions

Petrobras, Ford Brasil, Walmart Brasil, and Whirlpool are some of the first companies to voluntarily measure and publicly report their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions using the Brazil GHG Protocol Program, a project of the World Resources Institute (WRI). Findings suggest nearly 30 companies that took part in the program are responsible for approximately 20 percent of Brazil’s energy and...

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Flainox launches Dyeing Machine

Flainox has conducted in 2009 the first product life cycle assessment from “cradle-to-grave” of all the green house gasses (GHG) contributing in turn to the global warming effect that are emitted during the entire life cycle of a Universal NRProtary dyeing machine. The Life Cycle Assessment has been performed by an independent consultant provider, Rexizon according to ISO 14044 and BSI...

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Flainox to talk about ‘true green’ at ITMA

ITMA Asia will represent a showcase of textile machinery. Flainox Srl is going to present ‘NRG/NRG’ upgraded version of well established “NRP/UNIVERSAL”: rotary dye-extractor for garments, hosiery, socks and seamless. ITMA ASIA + CITME will take place in Shanghai, China during June 22-26, 2010. We will be very glad to present in detail the assessment done on carbon foot print. We...

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Lo spot per la giornata dell’ambiente

ONU – Lo spot con Gisele Bundchen per la giornata mondiale...

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Year of Natural Fibres

Year of Natural Fibres

Since the 1960s, the use of synthetic fibers has increased dramatically,  causing the natural fiber industry to lose much of its market share. In December 2006, the United Nations General Assembly declared 2009 the International Year of Natural Fibres (IYNF); a year-long initiative focused on raising global awareness about natural fibers with specific focus on increasing market demand to help...

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Dow Corning sustainability

Dow Corning sustainability

What does sustainability mean for Dow Corning? It means working with our customers to develop materials and solutions that help address some of the most pressing needs of our society. It means acting responsibly in our own operations to protect our environment and our people. It means partnering with communities to help foster a quality of life for today and for future generations. The journey...

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Natural fibre industries

Natural fibre industries

Natural fibre industries employ millions of people 
and contribute to a greener planet. The International Year of Natural Fibres will be officially launched on 22 January 2009, at the headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Rome. Objectives raise awareness and stimulate demand for natural fibres; promote the efficiency and sustainability of the...

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HOME: act for the planet.

HOME: act for the planet.

We are living in exceptional times. Scientists tell us that we have 10 years to change the way we live, avert the depletion of natural resources and the catastrophic evolution of the Earth’s climate. The stakes are high for us and our children. Everyone should take part in the effort, and HOME has been conceived to take a message of mobilization out to every human being. For this...

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Earth Day 2010

Earth Day 2010

On April 22, 1970, some 20 million people across USA rallied to protest the state of the planet.  This first Earth Day was, as American Heritage Magazine said, “one of the most remarkable happenings in the history of democracy.”  Earth Day was a spontaneous response  at the grassroots level  which spurred Congress to create America’s core environmental protection laws, and continues to...

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PUMA’s Carbon Neutral Plans

PUMA’s Carbon Neutral Plans

Sportswear giant Puma has embarked on the next phase of its ambitious long-term sustainability program with the launch of a new environmentally friendly packaging and distribution system. Designed by industrial designer Yves Behar, the ‘Clever Little Bag’ is a re-usable shoe bag that protects each pair of shoes from damage from the point it leaves the factory until the consumer takes it...

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