A Larger Slice

The infographic above came out in The Guardian, and is an exploration of the role played by private companies, nation-states and state-run companies in the generation of greenhouse gas emissions and climate change. There are 90 companies listed – all but seven are companies that deal mainly in fossil fuels. The infographic below is an…

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Buoyed Up

The Majuro Declaration, a┬áplan of action put together by the fifteen-nation Pacific Island Forum (PIF) to aggressively combat climate change, greenhouse gas emissions and the rise of sea levels, gained major support this month with the agreement of the United States to support the Declaration and its goals. The United States also announced a new…

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Mobile Gardens

Bus-top gardens, the planting of gardens on the elevated flat space of urban bus tops, is a nice subversion of how we usually think of gardens. Namely, we think of gardening as a place-specific activity. Rooted in place, not to put too fine a point on it. So why drive gardens around on the daily…

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Connect the Dots

Earlier this summer, NASA released a projection of potential temperature increases and precipitation changes across the United States from now until 2100, based on two different scenarios: In one, concerns regarding greenhouse gas emissions are addressed (i.e. a CO2 level of 550 ppm), in the other, they aren’t and development continues on as it is…

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Getting There From Here (1)

China’s cabinet recently released the outline of a strategy to deal with its ‘airpocalypse’, the devastating air pollution levels in many of its major cities. The main goal is to reduce industrial emissions by 30% by the end of 2017. In a ten-point plan, the State Council proposes making sure that construction projects pass environmental…

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