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  • European Parliament Adopts Strict Waste Reduction Law

    STRASBOURG, France (ENS) - The European Parliament today tackled Europe's growing waste mountain when it strengthened the new framework legislation on waste proposed by the European Commission, the EU's executive branch. Despite existing legislation, Europeans are producing more waste every year. Currently, in some member states, up to 90 percent of municipal waste goes to ...

  • Timberland achieves industry-leading emissions reduction

    The Timberland Company (NYSE: TBL), an outdoor footwear and apparel company and environmental steward, today announced that it has achieved an industry-leading 38 percent absolute reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, as of the end of 2010. In 2006, Timberland established a five-year, 50 percent reduction ...

  • Canada can meet it’s emission reduction targets

    Canada could meet its international climate change commitment by using readily available made-in-Canada solutions concludes a new report from the David Suzuki Foundation. The report, Building on the best: Keeping Canada’s climate promise, used analysis by Navius Research to examine ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction 2015

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today warned that “growing global inequality, increasing exposure to natural hazards, rapid urbanization and the overconsumption of energy and natural resources threaten to drive risk to dangerous and unpredictable levels with systemic global impacts.” The 2015 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction (GAR15), prepared by the UN Office for ...

  • Innovative composting system halves waste reduction time

    Independent composting firm Greenview Environmental is opening the first of four cutting edge ‘organic refineries’ next month. Using an in-vessel aeration system developed by Greenview Environmental founder John Jardine, the refinery will start production on 1 July in Corby. The IVAS composting technology reduces kerb-collected municipal and commercial organic waste to soil improver in just six ...

  • International partnership opens doors to methane reductions in India

    At an event in Ranchi, India, the US Environmental Protection Agency, in cooperation with the Government of India and other US federal partners, launched a new Methane to Markets information center that will help India reduce methane emissions and aid in the global fight against climate change. The Coal Mine Methane/Coalbed Methane (CMM/CBM) Clearinghouse is the first of its kind in India and ...

  • Long term reductions in airborne heavy metals

    Since many heavy metals, including lead and iron, can be harmful to human health at high concentrations, their atmospheric levels are monitored. The UK Heavy Metals Monitoring Network has been monitoring ambient metals for 25 years, and during that time there has been a steady reduction in the levels of most metals in the air - with a few important exceptions. Airborne metals are produced by the ...

  • Landfills turn trash into power and greenhouse gas reductions

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is recognizing eight landfill methane capture projects for their innovation in generating renewable energy and reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The winners include one of the largest landfill gas (LFG) to liquefied natural gas facilities in the world, located in Livermore, Calif. “We are proud to recognize Landfill Methane Outreach Program ...

  • Methane to markets partnership spurs global GHG reductions

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released a new report that shows the international Methane to Markets (M2M) Partnership has significantly reduced methane emissions. In 2008, U.S.-supported M2M projects delivered methane emissions reductions of more than 26 million metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalent, roughly the annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from 4.7 million ...

  • New Zealand releases 2012 emissions reduction plan

    Agencies in the core public service have released their carbon emissions inventories and carbon reduction plans as the first step in New Zealand's internationally ground-breaking Carbon Neutral Public Service programme, Environment Minister Trevor Mallard announced. 'Responsibility for developing a more sustainable nation needs to be shared by everyone. That is why the Labour-led government, ...


    By New Zealand Government

  • Gadget Watch: Noise reduction in new Sony phone

    I typically have headphones on when I'm home in New York, whether it's during a jog or a commute. I often crank the volume up, at the risk of hearing loss, so that I could hear my favorite podcasts over loud subways and honking cars. I was excited to see noise-cancelling technology in Sony's new Xperia Z2 smartphone. I've resisted investing in pricey noise-cancelling sets because I'm prone to ...


    By Associated Press

  • New measures for the Australian Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme

    The Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme will be phased in from 1 July 2011 and a new, ambitious 25 per cent by 2020 target has been put on the table, as part of a package of new measures announced today by the Rudd Government. The package includes: A delay in the start date of the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme of one year, to manage the impacts of the global recession. To further assist ...


    By Australian Government

  • Masdar to pursue carbon reduction projects in Nigeria

    Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s multi-faceted future energy initiative wholly owned by the Mubadala Development Company, and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) today reached agreement to identify and develop carbon emissions reduction projects in the oil and gas sector in Nigeria, under the Kyoto Protocol’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). 'This strategic partnership reflects our commitment ...


    By MASDAR

  • Santa`s load lightens with Christmas packaging reductions

    Nestlé Confectionery has reduced the packaging for its Christmas selection boxes as part of on ongoing drive to cut back on waste. All of Nestlé Confectionery’s selection boxes are now made from 75% recycled board and the plastic trays are made from recycled bottles. Additionally, the selection boxes will include on-pack messages which encourage families to recycle the box after they have eaten ...

  • DCO Energy Receives Greenhouse Gas Reduction Recognition

    DCO Energy LLC (www.dcoenergy.com) is proud to announce that the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Partnership has recognized DCO Energy's contribution to efficient domestic energy production with the US EPA CHP Partnership Certificate of Partner Greenhouse Gas Reduction for the 3rd consecutive year. ...


  • States move to blunt Obama carbon reduction plan

    As President Barack Obama prepares to announce tougher new air quality standards, lawmakers in several states already are trying to blunt the impact on aging coal-fired power plants that feed electricity to millions of consumers. The Obama administration on Monday will roll out a plan to cut earth-warming pollution from power plants by 30 ...


    By Associated Press

  • Tesco cuts packaging weight reduction target

    Retail giant Tesco has cut its packaging weight reduction target from 25 per cent by 2010 to 15 per cent by 2010. The supermarket chain has recently released its corporate responsibility report 2009. The report states: “Since we started working with our suppliers and the wider industry to reduce packaging it has become clear that this is a complex issue and that weight alone may not be the most ...

  • Carbon emission reduction through hybrid technology

    - Toyota to demonstrate added value of cutting-edge drive technologies at CARBON EXPO 2006 The upcoming CARBON EXPO 2006 - Global Carbon Market Fair & Conference, the world's most important trade fair and conference for the emissions trading and carbon market, will feature hybrid technologies for the first time when it is held in Cologne from 10th to 12th May 2006. Toyota will be presenting ...


    By Koelnmesse

  • Advancing a Waste Prevention and Reduction Agenda in Canada

    The National Zero Waste Council (NZWC), in collaboration with Metro Vancouver and GLOBE 2014, invites you to a Special Session at the Globe 2014 International Forum on Business and the Environment in ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Canada’s 2020 emissions reduction target won’t be reached

    Canada likely will not achieve its 2020 emissions reduction target with the suite of policies and programs currently being implemented. This is the main conclusion of the 2011 analysis by the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (NRTEE) of the latest Government of Canada Kyoto Implementation Plan, published on June 2, 2011 pursuant to the 2007 Kyoto Protocol Implementation Act ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

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