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Change the world! [Sep. 13th, 2008|04:58 pm]
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inventthefuture
It's time to start getting paid for your ideas!
 


B.C. Hydro and GIFTSfilms.com want to pay you $2,500 for your energy conservation idea!

It's easy!

Turn your idea into a 30-60 second video or written submission and enter it at www.inventthefuture.ca before October 31st!

Then get your friends and family online to vote for YOUR idea!

PLUS! Cash and other prizes will be awarded to runner's up and online voters!

Energy Conservation Solutions Don't Invent Themselves
www.inventthefuture.ca

Go now and submit your idea!
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(no subject) [Aug. 5th, 2008|10:14 am]
Conservation
shawnqod
Finally, some good news:

Report: 125,000 gorillas found in African zone
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Coral in Crisis - from NPR [Dec. 18th, 2007|11:26 am]
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gopherbabe
A bit scary to think about...I got this sent to me at work from a coworker and its scary to think about...

Coral in Crisis (broadcast Friday, December 14th, 2007)

The world's coral reefs are in great danger, threatened by climate change and rising carbon dioxide levels. In an article published in the journal Science, researchers provide provide three different scenarios for the fate of reef-building corals worldwide as they face higher concentrations of atmospheric carbon dioxide and the related ocean acidification that slows coral calcification, the process needed for a reef to grow. Increasing CO2 levels have the potential to greatly shift the chemistry of ocean waters, threatening the existence of most coral species.

The fragile corals also face a phenomenon known as 'bleaching,' caused by rising temperatures, and damage from overfishing, pollution, and oil and gas exploration. We'll hear about the forecast for the future of the world's coral.



To listen to the show once you click on the link, just use a program that is good for your computer.
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Click to save the big cats! [Dec. 12th, 2007|12:51 pm]
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ecomaiden
http://bigcats.care2.com/
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(no subject) [Oct. 23rd, 2007|02:11 pm]
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ecomaiden
Right everyone,

Let's tell the fools at the EU that maybe speed limits and reduced road transport (among other things) are the answer to global warming, NOT biofuels.


Please ask EU Ministers to oppose a new Directive which will further boost the demand for agrofuels
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(no subject) [Oct. 18th, 2007|01:01 pm]
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ecomaiden
On Tuesday, 23rd October, MPs in the Standing Committee will be debating the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) Order and there is likely to be a vote in the House of Commons shortly afterwards. The RTFO will make blending of biofuels mandatory in the UK from April 2008. All car drivers will be forced to buy biofuels, including those linked to rainforest destruction, human rights abuses, displacement of rural communities and very high greenhouse gas emissions.

UK peeps only, I'm afraid: What you can doCollapse )
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(no subject) [Oct. 16th, 2007|02:54 pm]
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ecomaiden
Hey everyone,

The idea behind this email action is to make sure that carbon rainforest protection payments actually do what they are supposed to do: protect rainforests, not destroy them!

Action Alert: Protest Failed World Bank Congo Rainforest Policy and Proposed Ill-Conceived Forest Carbon Payments
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Biologists aim to wipe out "Rat Island" [Oct. 2nd, 2007|03:20 pm]
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calysto
In 1780 a japanese ship wrecked on an Aleutian island. The rats onboard survived and quickly overwhelmed the island and all the wildlife on it. In the intervening years millions of native birds have been killed by them. Biologists are now looking for ways to slaughter all the rats on what is now known as "Rat Island"

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(no subject) [Oct. 1st, 2007|05:59 pm]
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ecomaiden
FORESTS/CLIMATE ALERT UPDATE: Final Push Needed as Australia's Final Decision on Horrendous Tasmanian Pulp Mill Expected Soon‏

TAKE ACTION
Please register your opposition to the proposed Tasmanian pulp mill as it is widely reported that a final decision is imminent
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(no subject) [Sep. 24th, 2007|03:42 pm]
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ecomaiden
Action on agrofuels

Recently, politicians in Europe have jumped on the idea that making fuel from plants could be a solution to climate change. But Europe’s increased demand for these agrofuels (also called biofuels) is likely to have devastating impacts on the developing countries which produce them.

Rainforests will be destroyed to make way for palm oil plantations and the poor will suffer as global food prices rise. Even in Europe, food is already getting more expensive and farming will need to become more intensive as agricultural land is taken up growing agrofuels.

The European Union’s policies are even accelerating these trends. An EU decision that 10% of all transport fuels must be produced from agrofuels by the year 2020 is driving investment into the agrofuels sector.

Click here to write to your MEP and tell them to put a break on agrofuels!
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