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World Forest Area Still Declining | Sustainablog

"Forests cover 31 percent of the world’s land surface, just over 4 billion hectares. (One hectare = 2.47 acres.) This is down from the pre-industrial area of 5.9 billion hectares."

Carbon Dioxide Emission Factors for Coal

Emissions data for coal-based electricity generation

Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator

This calculator provides a lot of useful comparison data on emissions.

Climate Change Skeptic Rebuttals

A great list of climate change skeptic arguments and one-line answers.

Economists: Every $1 of Electricity from Coal Does $2 in Damage to U.S.

"All told, coal plants cause $53 billion in damage every year. And none of that even takes climate impacts into account."

School gardens improve health and academic performance, reduce discipline p

Studies show that green spaces provide academic and health benefits for students and reduce behavioural problems.

U.N. eco-chief: 'We are destroying life on Earth'

The world cannot afford to allow nature's riches to disappear, the United Nations said Monday at the start of a major meeting to combat losses in animal and plant species that underpin livelihoods and economies.

Fossil fuel carbon dioxide emissions up by 29 percent since 2000

The strongest evidence yet that the rise in atmospheric CO2 emissions continues to outstrip the ability of the world's natural 'sinks' to absorb carbon is published November 17

Community gardens blossom all over the US

The recession and the concern over the environment have sparked a boom in community gardens across the United States.

Guide to Sustainable Seafood

A huge list and analysis of how sustainable each species is as food. Very thorough.

Climate Counts - Rating the commitment of companies

A scorecard of companies and their commitment to fighting climate change.

How to Make Compost, a Composting Guide

A great and detailed guide on everything about making a compost.

Environmental Resources

A large list of links to useful sustainability information. Topics include energy efficiency, calculators, travel, gardening, etc

Climate Performance Watch 2008 Released In Bali

The expected news: US ranks down near the bottom (#55 out of 56 possible) 15 steps below China. Among the pleasant surprises found in the 2008 report, Mexico is positioned toward the top of the ranked performers.

Ships Hauling Less as Water Levels Drop in Great Lakes

Low water in the Great Lakes, caused by a combination of long-and short-term natural effects, could wind up costing big bucks to the economy.

Natural Homemade Household Cleaners

A collection of useful natural cleaning formulas.

Frances shrinking carbon footprint

France has a per capita carbon emission of 1.64 tonnes, compared to 2.67 for the U.K and 5.61 for the US. So, if anybody has earned the right to rest on their laurels you'd think it would be France. Far from it.

UN panel gives dire warming forecast

The Earth is hurtling toward a warmer climate at a quickening pace, a Nobel-winning U.N. scientific panel said in a landmark report released Saturday, warning of inevitable human suffering and the threat of extinction for some species.

Five Tips For Talking To Your Children about Climate Change

You are probably aware of climate change. More than likely, your kids have heard about it, too, whether it be at school, from friends, or from the media. Naturally, kids are going to have questions. But how to talk to your kids about global warming?

Climate Change - Contrarian top 10

There is an interesting, if predictable, piece up on the BBC website devoted to investigating whether there is any 'consensus' among the various contrarians on why climate change isn't happening.
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