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All Posts Tagged With: "Environment"

Housing developments in Denmark slash energy use

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Housing developments in Denmark slash energy use

Worldfocus' John Larson has been reporting on Denmark's forward-thinking energy policy in the weeks leading up to the Copenhagen summit. Here, he visits a housing development outside of of Copenhagen where residents use astonishingly little energy.

Posted: November 30, 2009 17:24   Comments: 9
‘Political awakening’ for indigenous groups in Latin America

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‘Political awakening’ for indigenous groups in Latin America

Activism by indigenous groups in Latin America is on the rise. In addition to worries about the environment, they also have concerns about access to education and job discrimination. Christopher Sabatini, the senior director of policy at the Council of the Americas, joins Daljit Dhaliwal.

Posted: November 18, 2009 16:59   Comments: 2
Everyday Danes profit from pioneering wind power

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Everyday Danes profit from pioneering wind power

Long ago, Denmark pioneered wind power, which now accounts for 20 percent of its energy production. Everyday Danish citizens -- from farmers to art dealers -- invested in windmills. John Larson reports on how Danish citizens are capturing windfall profits.

Posted: November 16, 2009 17:38   Comments: 12
Taxes curb Danish oil use, promote energy independence

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Taxes curb Danish oil use, promote energy independence

Producer John Larson reports from Copenhagen, Denmark, on how changing lifestyles, taxing energy and subsidizing alternative technologies have reduced the country's dependency on oil and created thousands of new jobs.

Posted: November 5, 2009 18:29   Comments: 20
For cleaner air, Vietnamese must change cooking habits

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For cleaner air, Vietnamese must change cooking habits

Cooking with wood stoves is a huge contributor to greenhouse gasses in the developing world. Matt Steinglass of Global Post reports from Vietnam on how simply swapping out wood-burning stoves yields cleaner cooking.

Posted: October 15, 2009 16:52   Comments: 5
South Korea turns green with tidal power plant

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South Korea turns green with tidal power plant

South Korea has pledged to make alternative energy efforts profitable by 2015. The country's ambitious plans include a tidal power plant that officials say would be the world's largest. Steve Chao of Al Jazeera English reports.

Posted: October 7, 2009 11:37   Comments: 3
Prolonged drought devastates Kenyan people, wildlife

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Prolonged drought devastates Kenyan people, wildlife

A long and severe drought in the eastern part of Africa has had an effect not only on people, but also on wildlife. Watch a video exploring the drought in Kenya and hear from Dan Rubenstein of Princeton University on the causes of and solutions to drought.

Posted: October 6, 2009 14:53   Comments: 0
Ban Ki-moon: Climate change more important than Iran

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Ban Ki-moon: Climate change more important than Iran

Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon held a special press briefing in New York about climate change. Rafael Pi Roman of WNET.org joins Martin Savidge to discuss Ban Ki-moon's comments.

Posted: September 30, 2009 09:26   Comments: 0
Liberians weigh jobs against preserving rare forests

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Liberians weigh jobs against preserving rare forests

A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes that for many Liberians looking to earn a living, environmental preservation is not always a top priority. But does logging revenue actually outweigh the benefits of preserving the country's rare virgin forests?

Posted: September 30, 2009 08:42   Comments: 4
Deforestation in Malaysia threatens glow of fireflies

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Deforestation in Malaysia threatens glow of fireflies

Tourists flock to Malaysia to take in the spectacle of the country's millions of fireflies. But their glow is fading, as deforestation threatens the environment that sustains the insects.

Posted: September 30, 2009 08:16   Comments: 2

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