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Battling Cholera, an Ancient Scourge, With Satellites and Sari Cloth

The world has seen seven global cholera outbreaks since 1817, and the current one seems to have come to stay. Rising temperatures and a stubbornly persistent, toxic bacteria strain appear to have given the disease the upper hand.


World’s Least Developed Countries Set to Jump Start Transition to a Green Economy

With their low-carbon profile, rich natural assets and promising policy initiatives, the world’s 48 least developed countries are well-positioned to jump start the transition to a green economy, according to a new UN report released today at the start of the Fourth UN Conference on Least Developed Countries (LDC-IV).


Renewable Energy Potential Outlined in Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Report

Close to 80 percent of the world‘s energy supply could be met by renewables by mid-century if backed by the right enabling public policies a new report shows.


Study Concludes Global Warming Will Not Significantly Affect Wind Energy Production

Rising global temperatures will not significantly affect wind energy production in the United States concludes a new study.


Research Support Facility Becomes A Model of Super Energy Efficiency

The Research Support Facility (RSF), the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory's newest sustainable green building is a model for energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies.


Energy Projects Transform Trash to Green Power

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized six landfill methane capture projects and partners for their innovation in generating renewable energy and protecting the climate and people’s health by reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.


Broken Glass Yields Clues to Climate Change:Ordinary drinking glasses and atmospheric dust particles break apart in similar patterns

Clues to future climate may be found in the way an ordinary drinking glass shatters. Results of a study published this week in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences find that microscopic particles of dust can break apart in patterns that are similar to the fragment patterns of broken glass and other brittle objects.


UN-REDD Programme Applauds the COP16 Agreement on REDD+ Reached in Cancun

New UNFCCC decision on REDD+, part of a comprehensive set of decisions to move forward on addressing climate change, represents a positive step forward in conserving and sustainably managing the world's forests to combat climate change.


New Country Maps Pinpoint Places Where Investments in Carbon Can Contribute to Community Livelihoods and Wider Conservation Goals

Mapping where a country’s carbon stocks overlap with areas that are rich in wildlife and important for local peoples’ livelihoods is underway in Asia, Africa and Latin America.


Go Green - It Works : CWG 2010 Low Carbon Campaign

Communication material being developed under a Global Environment Fund (GEF) project on “Low Carbon Campaign for Commonwealth Games 2010” includes "Young Indian sporting icons" shown in real life situations promoting green behavior.


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