It’s easy to say we’d like our cities to be green. But what does ‘green’ even mean? Of course recycling waste and reducing carbon footprints are important in the pursuit to be eco-friendly, but a sustainable future depends on many more areas.
There’s always a lot going on in the world, and one of the issues we face as a planet, is global warming and climate change.
In 2015 we saw the climate change pass the 1 degree C point of warming since pre-industrial times!
The top large “Big 10” food companies cause more greenhouse emissions than the region of Scandinavia comprising the four countries of Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Norway, and by 2050 there could be an additional 50 million people on the planet who will be starving. We hope you enjoy this infographic from guarantor loans provider Buddy Loans. If you like it please feel free to share it with your friends.
Note: Reactivated mines are those mines with production reported in previous years but not in the preceding year.
The number of new and reactivated coal mines that began production in 2013 fell to the lowest level in at least the past 10 years. The addition of 103 mines in 2013 came as 271 mines were idled or closed, resulting in a 14% decline in the total number of producing coal mines from 2012 to 2013. The 2013 total was 397 fewer coal mines than in 2008, when coal production was at its highest. Although preliminary 2014 data on coal production from the Mine Safety and Health Administration indicate a slight increase both in production and in new and reactivated mines for 2014, these levels will still be below previous levels.
The declining number of new mines reflects reduced investment in the coal industry, strong competition from natural gas, stagnant electricity demand, a weak coal export market, and regulatory and permitting challenges. The lower number of new mines and the closing of less-efficient mines resulted in 2013 having the lowest number of active coal mines on record.
Note: Idled mines include both temporary and permanent closures.
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Georgia's Clean Air Force, a partnership with the Georgia Environmental Protection Division, reminds motorists of easy tips for saving time and money on their commute, while contributing to cleaner air in the Atlantametro region.
"Parents who drive children to and from school and commuters who don't have children are impacted by the changes in traffic whenever a new school year begins. Fortunately, there are ways that motorists can save time and money, while also curbing the impact that their driving habits have on the environment," said Pamela T. Earl, Environmental Protection Division.
Poll Reveals Resource Scarcity Impacts Consumer Behaviors
Despite the staggering rate of global natural resource consumption, resource constraints are still not a top of mind issue for Americans. However when knowledge and information is shared around resource scarcity, consumer attitudes, actions and perceptions shift, according to a new snapshot survey from Tetra Pak Inc. undertaken with international sustainability think tank Global Footprint Network.