Monthly Archives: December 2012

Illegal wildlife trade Alarming: “America is the second largest destination for smuggled goods made from endangered wildlife.” Advertisements

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Green Crude

The Yale Environment 360 blog has an article with a good background and history of developing algae as an alternative to fossil fuels. There’s also additional information on the US Department of Energy website along with a video which puts … Continue reading

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UNFCCC in Doha

The 18th annual Conference of Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) concluded on 8 December, 2012 in Doha, Qatar. The meeting, which began on 26 November (and was expected to conclude on 7 December) … Continue reading

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Damming on the “Mother River”

The Mekong River is the 12th longest river in the world and has the largest freshwater fisheries capture at about 2.3 million tons per year. The Mekong headwaters begin in the Tibetan plateau in China, pass the countries of Myanmar, … Continue reading

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Of sustainability and scale

Recently, two (unconnected) facebook friends posted interesting articles on the possibility of sustainable agriculture at an industrial scale. By now, it is assumed that most know or have at least heard that there are too many people on this planet … Continue reading

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