/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Climate change has already caused “visible impacts” in the United States and poses particular risks to the U.S. agriculture and energy industries, a new government report said on Tuesday.’
‘The U.K. Food Climate Research Network estimates food production is responsible for between 20 percent to 30 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions and says livestock are responsible for around half of these. Livestock production releases gases such as methane and nitrous oxide into the atmosphere and have a much more powerful climate changing effect than CO2, campaign organizers said in a release.’
‘As environmental worries cut into sales from traditionally lucrative bottled water, beverage companies such as Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Nestle and SABMiller are becoming more attuned to the risks of negative consumer environmental perceptions.’
‘BONN, GERMANY—Throughout the United Nations climate talks due to end today in Bonn, the United States blocked measures that would move negotiations forward, according to Friends of the Earth.’
The world is on track to produce a new global climate treaty by December, the top United Nations climate official said Friday as delegates from more than 100 nations concluded 12 days of talks in Bonn, Germany.
‘SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – California on Friday forecast high costs for the most ambitious clean energy plan in the nation, including a 28 percent rise in electricity rates and $115 billion in construction if the state wants to get a third of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020.’
Jun 12 – China's wind power generation has doubled in the last year as the country looks for greener ways to wean itself off cheap, but dirty, coal.
BONN, Germany — U.N. climate delegates completed their first rough sketch of a new global warming agreement Friday, a draft replete with gaps and competing ideas that await decisions by political leaders.
Food, Inc. is a movie everybody's talking about, which opens today in New York, LA and San Fransisco. The film explores the dark underbelly of the what actually goes into that piece of chicken, soda, hamburger or chips that we often don't think twice about popping into our mouths.
‘It’s not your average science fair when the 16-year-old winner manages to solve a global waste crisis. But such was the case at last month’s year’s Canadian Science Fair in Waterloo, Ontario, where Daniel Burd, a high school student at Waterloo Collegiate Institute, presented his research on microorganisms that can rapidly biodegrade plastic.’