Sustainable farming will mitigate impact of global warming

September 16, 2015, www.regenerationinternational.org | “Ireland leads the way in developing a national strategy that allows for sustainable agricultural intensification while, at the same time, mitigating greenhouse gas emissions, according to Aidan O’Driscoll, Secretary General of the Department of Agriculture. ‘Last October saw the EU make a landmark decision in adopting many of these principles,’ he said.”

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Ireland recognizes that offsetting emissions through sequestration of carbon is a vital component of their greenhouse gas emissions strategy.
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Norway pays Brazil $1B to fulfill pledge for curbing deforestation

September 16, 2015, news.mongabay.com | “The Norwegian government has fulfilled its billion dollar commitment to Brazil for the South American country’s success in reducing deforestation in the Amazon rainforest.  In a statement issued Wednesday, Norway announced it would complete payment to Brazil’s Amazon Fund by the end of the year. Norwegian Minister of Climate and Environment Tine Sundtoft commended Brazil’s progress and said it has become a model for efforts to combat climate change.”

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Norway Pays Brazil $1 Billion to Reward Brazil for Reducing Deforestation Norway ponies up $1 billion to fulfill pledge to Brazil for success in reducing deforestation. The money has been paid in the Brazilian Amazon Fund. news.mongabay.com

Reduced deforestation in Brazil saves thousands of lives

September 16, 2015, news.mongabay.com | “Brazil’s rate of deforestation has declined dramatically over the past decade, an undeniable boon for wildlife, forest-dependent communities and the global climate.Now researchers at the University of Leeds have concluded that Brazil’s efforts to reduce deforestation have also saved lives — as many as 1,700 every year, attributable to improved air quality.”

AIR QUALITY has improved because of the reduction in Brazilian deforestation levels over the past decade, preventing thousands of deaths each year, according…
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Hawaii Taps the Ocean to Generate Carbon-Free Power

September 15, 2015, www.takepart.com | “The world’s most abundant source of energy is solar—the sun shines everywhere—and most of that potential power falls on the ocean. Now, a Hawaii-based company has built the world’s largest power plant to harvest that energy from the ocean and convert it into electricity. The 105-kilowatt ocean thermal energy conversion demonstration plant went online last month in Kailua-Kona on the Big Island. It cost about $5 million to build and only generates enough electricity to power 120 homes. But the project is a big step toward a future where ocean thermal energy could replace carbon-spewing fossil fuel power plants.”

Oceanic heat exchange technology, different than wave power.
The ocean thermal technology heralds a new wave of renewable energy projects.
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The Leap Manifesto isn’t radical. It’s a way out of Canada’s head-in-the-sand politics

September 15, 2025, www.theguardian.com | “Every political class considers themselves inclusive, diverse, open-minded. But present ideas that stray outside the boundaries of sanctioned debate, imposed by power and a patrolling press, and watch how quickly they stoop to bullying. Consider the response to the Leap Manifesto, a declaration released this week by an unprecedented coalition of Canadian authors, artists, national leaders and activists in the midst of a federal election. It lays out a vision – bolder than anything on offer from political parties – to transition the country off fossil fuels while simultaneously improving the lives of most Canadians. Climate change is presented not just as an existential crisis but an opportunity – indeed, imperative – to make the political and economic system more just and fair.”

A PLAN THAT CAN SAVE THE EARTH !
The Leap Manifesto isn’t radical. It’s a way out of Canada’s head-in-the-sand politics | Martin…
A powerful movement in Canada, animated by a compelling and positive vision for the climate and economy, can force the hand of whichever government comes to…
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U.N. data suggests slowdown in forest loss

September 15 , 2015, news.mongabay.com | “Highly anticipated data from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) shows that global forest loss has slowed significantly over the past five years relative to the 1990s and 2000s.  The report, released Monday at the World Forestry Congress in Durban, is based on data provided to FAO by 234 countries and territories. Unlike other recent analyses, the Global Forest Resources Assessment 2015 relies primarily on self-reported data, rather than satellite data, providing a different view on trends in forest cover and management.”

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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has released the Global Forest Resources Assessment (FRA), a report published every five years. FRA is based primarily on self-reported data from countries and territories.
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4 undeniable signs we’re making progress on climate change

September 10, 2015 www.edf.org | “Seven months ago, I made a strong statement that may have left some people shaking their heads. I said that we can turn the corner on climate change – end the centuries-long rise in greenhouse gas emissions and see them peak and begin to decline – in just five short years.  As it turns out, 2015 is shaping up to be a year of giant steps toward that goal.”

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The momentum is growing as top greenhouse gas emitters curb pollution, clean energy investments soar and world leaders demand change.
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Ten Carbon Majors Support Global Climate Deal

oil rig

September 7, 2015, ens-newswire.com | “Ten of the world’s largest fossil fuel producers support an international deal at this year’s UN climate conference, COP21, in Paris that will limit climate warming to 2 degrees Celsius, according to the nonprofit Carbon Disclosure Project, CDP.”

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Anglo American, BG Group, and BHP Billiton; as well as Italy’s Eni SpA, Russia’s Gazprom, Spain’s Repsol,…
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California to List World’s Most Commonly Used Herbicide as Carcinogen

September 4, 2015, www.biologicaldiversity.org | “California’s Environmental Protection Agency has announced that it will list glyphosate — a widely used herbicide dangerous to people and linked to the dramatic decline of monarch butterflies — as a chemical known to cause cancer. Earlier this year the World Health Organization found that glyphosate, commonly known as Roundup, was a probable human carcinogen based on extensive research.”

California to list ‪#‎RoundUp‬, world’s most common ‪#‎herbicide‬, as a ‪#‎carcinogen‬! …finally …
SACRAMENTO, Calif.— California’s Environmental Protection Agency has announced that it will list…
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First Nation builds spirited solar project in the heart of Canada’s oil sands

August 28, 2015, inhabitat.com | “One of Alberta’s biggest solar projects has been built in one of the most unlikely places—the heart of Canada’s Peace River oil sands. The Lubicon Lake Band aboriginal community launched the Piitapan Solar Project, a 20.8kW renewable energy installation in Little Buffalo, Alberta. The inspiring 80-panel solar project was developed in a bid to create more green jobs and reduce reliance on fossil fuels. ”

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An aboriginal community in Alberta has turned to solar in their fight against tar sands oil development.
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