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About Global Warming
About Global Warming
Global warming is happening right before our eyes, and we see the effects every year in the rapidly changing weather....
Carbon Offsetting
Carbon Offsetting
Carbon offsetting is a good idea, since it does help reduce carbon – but can it be a substitute for cutting back or conservation?...
Construction Waste and Landfill
Construction Waste and Landfill
The construction industry in the UK is a major source of waste that ends up in landfill sites. Since 2008, it has been committed to reducing that waste by 50% and is…...
Energy Sources
Energy Sources
The energy sources we use have been great contributors to the problem of global warming, and we need to lower our carbon footprint by finding less polluting and…...
Global Warming: Myth or Reality?
Global Warming: Myth or Reality?
Is global warming a myth or reality? There are arguments on both sides but what do we gain and what do we lose, depending on which side gets their say in what we do…...
How Carbon Emissions Affect You
How Carbon Emissions Affect You
Climate change is affecting every single one of us, every day, and we see it in the way our weather patterns are changing and becoming more extreme....
International Carbon Emissions: Some Facts and Figures
International Carbon Emissions: Some Facts and Figures
Figures show how much carbon dioxide is produced globally each year by different countries and regions of the world. Keeping track of carbon emissions in this way…...
Is Carbon Neutral Possible?
Is Carbon Neutral Possible?
Carbon neutrality, at least on a big scale, is a dream, and even for families it’s largely impossible. But we can aim to pump 90% less carbon dioxide into the atmosphere....
Is Global Warming is Mythical?
Is Global Warming is Mythical?
Global warming is an issue of great concern worldwide. Many scientists agree it is happening and it is due to human activity, but others disagree, claiming it’s a myth....
Is Paper Recycling Good for the Environment?
Is Paper Recycling Good for the Environment?
Paper recycling is, on balance, a good thing for the environment; we need to use less paper, use it more efficiently and support recycling efforts....
Leaving A World For Your Kids
Leaving A World For Your Kids
To ensure we leave a decent, inhabitable world for our descendants, we need to make sure global warming doesn’t pass the tipping point of a rise in global temperature…...
Measure Your Carbon Footprint
Measure Your Carbon Footprint
It’s not that difficult to come up with a rough idea of your carbon footprint, and seeing your impact can be a good spur to reducing it....
The Problem Of Defining Carbon Neutral
The Problem Of Defining Carbon Neutral
Agreeing an official definition of the term carbon neutral is complicated but vital if companies and businesses are to declare that they are carbon neutral with any…...
The Trouble With Carbon Offsets
The Trouble With Carbon Offsets
Carbon offsetting is a great idea in principle but, in practice, it has been plagued by rumours and even strong evidence of corruption and some projects just don’t…...
Using Bacteria to Produce Alternative Fuels
Using Bacteria to Produce Alternative Fuels
Methane producing bacteria are well known but underused. An unusual type recently discovered can use excess electricity to produce methane and so make renewable power…...
What a Carbon Footprint Means
What a Carbon Footprint Means
We all leave a carbon footprint in everything we do, but now it’s so heavy that it’s in danger of killing the planet....
What is Earth Day?
What is Earth Day?
Earth Day is an international day that is celebrated on April 22 each year, and has been since 1970. The events planned for the 40th anniversary in 2010 aim to be the…...
What is the Carbon Disclosure Project?
What is the Carbon Disclosure Project?
The CDP collects data on global climate change from organisations all over the world to enable them to set carbon emission reduction targets and to monitor how well…...
What is the Carbon Reduction Commitment?
What is the Carbon Reduction Commitment?
Carbon offsetting seems like a great idea - pay for projects that produce the same amount of greenhouse gases to balance out what you produce. But are they all doing…...
What's the Impact of a Volcano on the Atmosphere?
What's the Impact of a Volcano on the Atmosphere?
Volcanic eruptions release a variety of gases into the atmosphere - carbon dioxide, sulphur dioxide and chlorine and fluorine; all of these have the capacity to affect…...
When Will Fossil Fuels Run Out?
When Will Fossil Fuels Run Out?
Fossil fuels are non-renewable and there is a finite supply of oil, natural gas and coal. The timescale within which each will run out varies and is difficult to…...
Which City Will Be Fossil Fuel Free First?
Which City Will Be Fossil Fuel Free First?
Frederkshavn, a city in Denmark, is planning to become the world’s first city to be completely fossil fuel free, an ambition it hopes to fulfil by 2015....
Wind Turbines Can Lower Your Carbon Footprint
Wind Turbines Can Lower Your Carbon Footprint
Wind turbines can be a good way to lower your carbon footprint – if you have the right conditions for them....
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