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Protect our oceans from the dangers of pollution by plastic say international campaigning group 'Plastic Change'

Every year 8 million tons of plastic waste are being dumped into the seas.<p>A team of researchers has collected data in the Pacific Ocean in order to track the routes taken by floating plastic debris. The “international organisation – “Plastic Change”“:http://plasticchange.org/ wants to raise …

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Arctic heating up at twice as fast as rest of globe

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Arctic is heating up twice as fast as the rest of the world -- triggering a "massive decline in sea ice and snow," according to a new federal report.<p>On Tuesday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released its 11th annual Arctic Report Card, which compiles data from 61 …

US And Canada Promise To Lead World To Low-Carbon Economy

<i>This story originally appeared in The Guardian, and is republished here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i><p>The US and Canada declared they would help lead the transition to a low-carbon global economy on Thursday, in a dramatic role reversal for two countries once derided as climate change …

Elon Musk: Solve energy or face 'an economic collapse'

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Scientists Just Made a Lightbulb That’s One Atom Thick

By creating a filament bright enough to be seen by the naked eye, scientists may have finally found a use for graphene—and it could change the future …

Children suffer worsening conditions in Calais's dismal Jungle 2 migrant camp

Growing numbers of unaccompanied children and young people are living in increasingly squalid conditions in a huge makeshift camp for migrants in Calais.<p>More than 3,000 people – including children as young as 12 and 13 – who have fled war, poverty and oppression are living in a sprawling camp known …

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Italy: stranded migrants mark Ramadan on the rocks

Migrants trapped in Italy are marking the holy month of Ramadan on the rocks.<p>Turned back from the French border, dozens of people – mainly Eritreans – have been left stranded along the coast, in the town of Ventimiglia next to the French border.<p>The long hot days in the open air make the dawn to …

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Julian Lechner turns old coffee grounds into reusable cups

German designer Julian Lechner combined used coffee grounds with natural glues to create a new material, and has designed a set of cups to …

Architizer

Articles about here what we can do convert rainwater useable water source on Dwell.com - Dwell

Field researcher and water-harvesting expert Ed Beaulieu analyzes our conservation options for the future.<p>Six teams of architects propose empowering new solutions for urban sprawl.<p>What happens when the stories we read share only one culture or worldview? Editor Chris Jackson shares five reasons why …

China and Peru agree to study transcontinental rail link | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - China and Peru have agreed to study the feasibility of a controversial 5,300 km (3,300 miles) transcontinental railroad that will connect Peru’s Pacific coast with Brazil’s Atlantic coast, China’s official Xinhua News Agency reported.<p>Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (L) and Peru's …

China begins charm offensive in South America amid controversy over Amazonian railway

Beijing denies that Li Keqiang's eight-day visit to South America, which begins in Brazil, means China is muscling in on the United States "backyard"<p>Plans for a controversial 3,300-mile railroad linking the continent's Atlantic and Pacific coasts are expected to be announced by Li Keqiang, the …

Articles about 4 copenhagen hotels combine good design and green sensibility on Dwell.com - Dwell

Tour a crop of Copenhagen hotels that are making a strong case for eco-friendly design.<p>I'll be down in Los Angeles on Thursday to speak at the bulthaup showroom and wanted to alert all our Southern California readers...<p>Dwell talks to The Climate Desk on the Subject of Green Design.<p>When I was in …

12 Brands Stepping Up the Chic in Eco Fashion

Eco-friendly clothes don't always have to mean basic tees or itchy fabrics. Environmentally minded designers and brands are stepping up their game …

World's First Plantable Coffee Cup Biodegrades Into Seedlings After Use

Given America's caffeine addiction, it's no surprise that to-go coffee cups contribute significant amounts of waste to landfills. One California-based company has a solution to cut back on coffee-related trash: cups that can be planted. Seeds embedded in fibers that make up the cup's walls will …

DiCaprio: In a Few Decades, Renewable Energy Could Supply 100% of Our World's Needs

Green World Rising, one episode of a four-part documentary series produced in collaboration with Leonardo DiCaprio, is a clarion call to save our species.<p>U.N. delegates and the world's leading scientists are meeting in Copenhagen this week before releasing another frightening report by the …

Mascara That's Actually Revolutionary

Usually, it's hard to get excited about a new mascara launch. (How different could the mascara possibly be?) The answer in this case: A lot. Plus, see all of the past beauty must-haves.<p>Urban Decay Perversion Mascara has a catchy name, but it doesn't need it. What's inside the tube is even more …

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Industry agrees to get rid of microbeads

Instead of fighting Illinois’ ban, the makers of polluting soaps decided to go along with it<p>Illinois deserves major props for becoming the first state to ban microbeads, the tiny plastic exfoliants found in face washes, and even toothpaste, that are causing serious pollution problems. The …

Philippine top court defies church to back birth control

<b>The Supreme Court in the Philippines has approved a birth control law, in a defeat for the Catholic Church.</b><p>The law requires government health centres to distribute free condoms and contraceptive pills.<p>The court had deferred implementation after the law's passage in December 2012 after church groups …

Video: Solar Sinter Project Turns the Desert's Free Abundance of Sand and Sun into 3-D-Printed Glass

Markus Kayser's Solar Sinter project takes the desert's two most abundant resources, sunlight and sand and puts them to work manufacturing glass objects. Kayser loads the sand into a solar-powered 3-D printer where it serves as the raw material for glass. In a process that's fascinating to watch, …

Why China's Solar Building Boom Is Good for the United States

China will install a third of the world's photovoltaic capacity next year—and that means cheaper solar panels for the U.S.<p>China is on track to install a record 12,000 megawatts of solar panels in 2014, according a report released today. At peak output, that’s the equivalent of a dozen huge nuclear …

Maps of What the Earth Would Look Like If All Ice Melted

Global warming is a pressing issue that affects everyone. Though it may be hard to tell right now while we still have polar ice caps, National Geographic recently created a series of maps that illustrate how visually different the Earth would look if all the ice on the planet melted. The maps …

The World Has Lost an Unbelievable Amount of Forest Since 1999

Rooftop solar could generate jobs

Los Angeles County could create tens of thousands of new jobs and reduce global-warming-causing carbon emissions if solar-voltaic panels are installed on just 5% of available rooftops, says a just-issued report.<p>The study by the Environmental Defense Fund and the Luskin Center for Innovation at …

China to ease one-child policy

China takes a new step to loosen its one-child policy, allowing millions more parents to have two children<p><b>China</b> has taken a new step to loosen its one-child policy, in a move that will allow millions more parents to have a second child if they wish to.<p>In the first comprehensive set of reforms under …

Is climate change to blame for Typhoon Haiyan?

Just as the world was beginning to take in the almost unimaginable devastation wrought by typhoon Haiyan, a young Filipino diplomat, Naderev Sano, was getting ready to lead his country's negotiations in the UN climate talks in Warsaw, Poland. Yeb, as he is known, is a scientist and head of his …

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