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The Kyoto Protocol – Has it worked

June 13th, 2013

Taking data from the UN and PBL, the infographic below shows some of the progress made by the Kyoto Protocol in reducing CO2 emissions since its formation in 1997.

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Mushrooms Are Not Only Good For Food

July 2nd, 2011

You might be wondering why I am talking about mushrooms on this environmental website.

Many of us are aware of the usefulness of mushrooms. The toxic toadstools aside, some mushrooms make delicious food dishes (e.g portobella burger), while others are used as medicine (e.g. to deal with cancer). But what many of us are not aware of is how mushrooms are also good for the environment.

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Japan Seeks To Recycle Disaster Rubble

June 29th, 2011

In the midst of dealing with the aftermath of the 2011 earthquakes and tsunamis, Japan faces the challenge of finding uses for the 25 million tons of rubble (equivalent to half the amount of household waste generated in Japan annually) created as a result of the disaster.

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Hope for Styrofoam recycling

March 28th, 2011

Do you there are new technologies that can facilitate the recycling of styrofoam?

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