UK renewable energy business ENER-G (www.energ.co.uk) has partnered with the Municipality of Aguascalientes to open Mexico's first landfill gas capture facility at San Nicolás landfill, Aguascalientes, in central Mexico. ENER-G Natural Power and its sister company Biogas Technology are generating clean electrical energy from biogas for use by Nissan at its manufacturing site in Aguascalientes. The power generated is being sold over a long term power purchase agreement with the car maker.
Fremantle, Australia: After more than a decade lagging behind all of the worlds other Regional Fisheries Management Organisations, the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) has begun to move towards sustainable management of the ocean’s fisheries. WWF welcomes the long overdue endorsement of a precautionary approach for Indian Ocean tuna management as well as some basic elements of sustainable management measures including turtle and seabird protection. First steps have also been adopted for the management of Fish Aggregating Devices (FADs), anchored or free floating platforms around which fish congregate.
New research into the impact of climate change on Chinese cereal crops has found rainfall has a greater impact than rising temperature. The research, published in the Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture found that while maize is sensitive to warming increases in temperature from 1980 onwards correlated with both higher and lower yields of rice and wheat.
Washington, D.C.----Over the last 50 years, the world's middle and upper classes have more than doubled their consumption levels, and an additional 1 to 2 billion people globally aspire to join the consumer class. The planet cannot maintain such increases in resource demand without serious consequences for both people and ecosystems, concludes the Worldwatch Institute in State of the World 2012: Moving Toward Sustainable Prosperity.
Catastrophic events in 2011 caused fewer deaths than in 2010 but incurred record monetary costs Washington, D.C.----During 2011, 820 natural catastrophes were documented around the world, resulting in 27,000 deaths and $380 billion in economic losses, according to data compiled by Munich Reinsurance Company and analyzed in the Worldwatch Institute's Vital Signs series. The number of natural catastrophes was down 15 percent from 2010 but was above the annual average of 790 events between 2001 and 2010, and considerably above the annual average of 630 events between 1981 and 2010
Tumon, Guam: Deadlocked talks and a deferral of key conservation and management measures for high value tuna stocks mark a disappointing outcome for the annual meeting of The Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC), WWF noted as the meeting closed in Tumon, Guam today.
Washington, D.C.----The global population of farm animals increased 23 percent between 1980 and 2010, from 3.5 billion to 4.3 billion, according to research by the Worldwatch Institute for its Vital Signs Online publication. These figures continue a trend of rising farm animal populations, with harmful effects on the environment, public health, and global development
The UK tourism industry was today presented with the opportunity to promote and support sustainable tourism through the Rainforest Alliance’s TOPS - Tour Operators Promoting Sustainability – programme. TOPS is a specialised global platform of tour operators dedicated to advancing sustainable tourism practices worldwide, announced the Rainforest Alliance during the annual Americas Workshop in London today.
by Mike Podlesny, originally posted on Frugally Green Mom The price of everything is rising these days and if you are like me, you are probably looking for some ways to save money. A vegetable garden is a great start in doing that. A USDA study suggests that one tomato seed can grow as much as $50 worth of tomatoes! Who can argue? Have you seen the price of vegetables at your grocery store?
With two weeks to go until Earth Hour, the world’s largest voluntary action for the environment, top celebrity chefs from around the globe are lending their support to the campaign to inspire better food choices for a better planet.