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2014-07-25 10:39:15

Rights and Resources Initiative Community forests around the world hold 37.7 billion tonnes of carbon Strengthening community forest rights is an essential strategy to reduce billions of tonnes of carbon emissions, making it an effective way for governments to meet climate goals, safeguard forests and protect the livelihoods of their citizens, according to a major new report. The report, called "Securing Rights, Combating Climate Change: How Strengthening Community Forest Rights...

2014-06-25 23:04:43

The International Aerospace Environmental Group (IAEG) announced it has released the first Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reporting Guidance for the aerospace industry. Warrendale, PA (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 The International Aerospace Environmental Group (IAEG) announced it has released the first Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reporting Guidance for the aerospace industry. The Guidance is a voluntary consensus standard designed to supplement the World Resources Institute’s (WRI) GHG Protocol. It earned the...

Google's New Mapping Tool Fights Deforestation
2014-02-21 06:36:11

[ Watch the Video: Google Joins The Fight Against Deforestation ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Google and several environmental organizations unveiled a new online forest monitoring system on Thursday that will help governments and corporations track deforestation in nearly real-time. The online forest monitoring system, dubbed Global Forest Watch, will show tree loss around the world in high resolution and with frequent updates, making it possible to...

2013-12-30 08:25:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The World Resources Institute will host Stories to Watch 2014 on Wednesday, January 8, 2014, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Dr. Andrew Steer, WRI President & CEO, will present his insights into the major events that will impact the environment, sustainability and international development in 2014. Stories will likely include: How will proposed U.S. EPA emissions standards impact the power sector? How will...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'