‘NAIROBI Reuters – Kenya launched a $400 million appeal with the U.N. Environment Programme UNEP on Wednesday to save the Mau Forests Complex, the country’s biggest closed-canopy forest and a vital water catchment area.’
This new food and ag film will be shown at Whole Foods Stores, listed as a proud partner on the movie website, http://www.herewegrowmovie.com/.
This partnership for healthier food takes on added significance considering the recent controversy surrounding Whole Foods CEO John Mackey, who came out opposing Obama’s health care plan:
Here We Grow Trailer (may be dated – see the current version on their site)
‘SYDNEY (Reuters) – The chances of a global agreement to fight climate change at U.N. talks in Copenhagen in December are only 50:50, said Australia’s leading environmentalist, who warned of “full climactic destabilization” without a pact.’
‘LONDON (Reuters) – Lobbyist pressure will not weigh on a U.N. panel’s decision whether to award carbon finance worth about 100 million euros ($144 million) to Chinese wind power projects, said the chair of the panel on Tuesday.’
‘OSLO (Reuters) – Prospects for a new U.N. climate pact in Copenhagen have brightened but negotiations must speed up to meet a December deadline, the head of the U.N. Climate Change Secretariat said on Tuesday.’
‘A new study indicates that Arctic temperatures suddenly increased during the last 50 years of the period from A.D. 1 to the year 2000. Because this warming occurred abruptly during the 20th century while atmospheric greenhouse gases were accumulating, these findings provide additional evidence that humans are influencing climate.’
‘Hopes for an agreement being reached at a United Nations summit in December “hang in the balance,” undermined by a climate of suspicion between rich and poor countries, said Foreign Secretary David Miliband, speaking at a press conference with his brother, Climate Change Secretary Ed Miliband.’
‘WUXI, China, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. (NYSE: STP), the world’s leading manufacturer of photovoltaic (PV) modules, today announced that it has achieved a new world record conversion efficiency of 15.6% on a commercial grade multi-crystalline silicon PV module. This conversion efficiency surpasses the previous record of 15.5% (aperture area only) set by Sandia National Labs 15 years ago. The multi-crystalline module conversion efficiency was independently tested by Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE in Germany.’
via Press Releases.
‘China is tightening grip on its rare earth metals, which may derail production of hybrid and electric cars, according to The New York Times and Bloomberg. Hybrid cars use rare metals, especially neodymium for magnets in electric motors, and lanthanum in nickel metal hydride batteries.’
‘TOKYO — Japan’s prime minister-elect breathed new life into efforts to curb global warming Monday, standing by a campaign pledge to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent in the next 10 years from 1990 levels — a target that environmentalists said puts Japan at the forefront of the fight against climate change.’