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Archive for November 2009

Eco Tourism reloaded

Melting snow, widespread floods, water shortage, huge tsunamis, but also dirty beaches, polluted lakes and foul-smelling cities are only some of the threads to the world’s top holiday destinations. Tourism is one of the world’s biggest business sections, and one of the fastest growing. It contributes, mainly through air and road travel, to an increase […]

‘Briquettes’ are proving to be a potential alternative to the standard use of environmentally damaging fuels such as firewood, kerosene and charcoal in the Rongo district of Kenya. Through the Developing Energy Enterprises Project (DEEP) East Africa, GVEP International along with partner organizations in Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya are looking at various ways of supporting […]

Renewable statistics – visualised

Yesterday a new feature called “energy statistics Europe” was launched on reegle. The aim of the underlying project was to create a tool to visualise renewable energy and relevant energy statistics on the reegle worldmap. The first step is done, you now can overlay the map with several different statistics (source: Eurostat) including: Share of […]

A greener Hajj

The UK-based the Alliance of Religions and Conservation (ARC), together with the U.N., recently hosted  an event at London’s Windsor Castle. About 200 representatives from nine major world religions, including Christians, Hindus, Jews and Muslims, met to discuss on how to integrate environment friendly behavior into their faith. Especially today, in an area of distrust […]

The impact of a global temperature rise of 4ºC

It is both a potent portrayal of the effects of climate change and an urgent call to action. On 22 October, David Miliband, The UK Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Ed Miliband, the UK Secretary of State of Energy and Climate Change publicly released a world map developed by the UK Met Office […]

Good news from Brazil

Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon dropped nearly 46%  from August 2008 to July 2009 — the biggest annual decline in two decades, according to the National Institute for Space Research. They took satellite images that show that some 7,008 square kilometers of trees were cut down in the year to July, almost half of the […]

 

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