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Cutting NYC air pollution will boost children's future earnings by $215m
May 8, 2014 12:49 PM - ClickGreen Staff, ClickGreen
Reducing air pollution in New York City would result in substantial gains in the lifetime earnings of the future generation by as much as $215 million as a result of increasing their IQs, according to new research.
Scots are being encouraged to leave the car for journeys under two miles and enjoy the stress-relieving and health benefits of active travel, such as walking or cycling. Minister for Environment and Climate Change Paul Wheelhouse has launched the second phase of the national Active Travel campaign, confirming a further £250,000 for local authorities to promote the initiative.
Litter Reaches Seafloor before Man
May 1, 2014 08:02 AM - ClickGreen Staff, ClickGreen
For the first time in the history of human exploration, scientists have found litter is now arriving before man himself. A 10-year large-scale seafloor survey off the European coast has found the widespread presence of bottles, plastic bags, fishing nets and other types of human litter at all sample locations, many previously unvisited. One researcher from the international study team commented: "Most of the deep sea remains unexplored by humans, and these are our first visits to many of these sites, but we were shocked to find that our rubbish has got there before us."
France moving away from Nuclear power
April 27, 2014 09:48 AM - ClickGreen Staff, ClickGreen
France may be the world's most nuclear energy dependent country, but times are changing as the country looks to increase the amount of wind—sourced electricity in its power mix. When French President François Hollande took the reins of power in 2012 he pledged to reduce the country's nuclear dependency from 75% to 50% by 2025.
Unleashing the inner green consumer
April 24, 2014 11:08 AM - Click Green Staff, ClickGreen
Academics have uncovered a key influence in the consumer's decision to go green, whether it's recycling, composting or buying environmentally friendly products. Research from Concordia University's John Molson School of business, proves that even just asking ourselves, or predicting, whether we will engage in sustainable shopping behavior can increase the likelihood of following through — especially when there's an audience.
US wood pellet exports to Europe hit record high
April 24, 2014 08:10 AM - ClickGreen Staff, ClickGreen
Europe's boom in biomass demand has led to a doubling of wood pellet exports from North America in just two years to reach 4.7 million tons in 2013, according to the latest data. North America exported wood pellets valued at over 650 million dollars in 2013, a dramatic increase of more than 250 percent in just two years, according to new research released by the North American Wood Fibre Review. The US South shipped almost three million tons last year, which was almost two-thirds of total export volume from North America, and with no slowdown in sight, North American wood pellet exporting companies keep building new facilities to manufacture pellets for the European market.
Odds of storm waters flooding Manhattan up 20-fold, new study finds
April 23, 2014 03:05 PM - ClickGreen staff, ClickGreen
Maximum water levels in New York harbor during major storms have risen by nearly two and a half feet since the mid-1800s, making the chances of water overtopping the Manhattan seawall now at least 20 times greater than they were 170 years ago, according to a new study.
To bee or not to bee
April 15, 2014 09:33 AM - Staff, ClickGreen
Bumblebees are among the most loved and familiar of garden insects. The sight and sound of them buzzing from flower to flower is a quintessential part of summertime, but sadly these charismatic creatures are now struggling to survive. In our modern world of paved gardens and intensive agriculture our bumblebees find themselves hungry and homeless.
World's first Water Stewardship Standard is released
April 9, 2014 08:07 AM - ClickGreen Staff, ClickGreen
The first international Water Stewardship Standard, a global framework to promote sustainable freshwater use, has been released by the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS). The Standard defines globally applicable, consistent criteria for sustainable management and use of the world's limited freshwater resources. "We are excited to see global leaders join us on the journey towards sustainable and equitable water use," said Michael Spencer, Chair of AWS's board and representative of Water Stewardship Australia.
La calidad nutricional de los cultivos de alimentos disminuye a medida que aumenta el nivel de CO2.
April 8, 2014 08:44 AM - Staff de Click Green, ClickGreen
Una prueba de campo ha demostrado por primera vez que los niveles elevados de dióxido de carbono restringen la capacidad de las plantas para transformar los nitratos en proteínas