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    • October

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    Pricing the Value of Nature

    NAGOYA, Aichi, Japan, October 20, 2010 (ENS) – Assigning economic value to the benefits the world gets for free from nature is not easy, so today’s release of the report, “Mainstreaming the Economics of Nature,” by a banker who works with the UN Environment Programme has attracted a lot of attention at the Convention on Biodiversity’s Conference of Parties meeting in Nagoya.

    The banker, Pavan Sukhdev, a Deutsche Bank capital markets expert, heads UNEP’s Green Economy Initiative.

    Today he released the fourth and last in a series of reports from a three-year-long study on The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity, which everyone calls TEEB.

    • October

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      2010
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    10/10/10: World’s Biggest Climate Work Party Gathers Force

    OAKLAND, California, October 8, 2010 (ENS) – More than 7,000 events are expected to take place in 188 countries for the 10/10/10 Global Work Party, “the single largest day of carbon-cutting action in the planet’s history,” according to organizing nonprofit 350.org.

    The group’s name indicates that the world must return to 350 parts per million of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to forestall the worst impacts of global warming.

    As of April 2010, the CO2 concentration level was 392 parts per million. Carbon dioxide and other gases blanket the Earth in the greenhouse effect, blocking the planet’s natural ability to radiate the Sun’s heat back out into space.

    • September

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      2010
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    EPA Gets an Earful at Coal Ash Disposal Hearings

    DALLAS, Texas, September 9, 2010 (ENS) – Concerned about the health and environmental dangers of coal ash dumps, hundreds of residents from four states packed a U.S. EPA hearing in Dallas Wednesday,…

    • April

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      2010
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    The South Could Save Billions With Energy Efficiency

    DURHAM, North Carolina, April 13, 2010 (ENS) – Energy-efficiency measures in the southern United States could save consumers $41 billion on their energy bills, open 380,000 new jobs, and save 8.6…

    • April

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    Federal Government Closes Energy Star Self-Certification Loophole

    WASHINGTON, DC, April 15, 2010 (ENS) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy today jointly announced changes to the Energy Star® product certification process to

    • April

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    GE Unveils Mass-Market LED Bulbs

    General Electric, the first company to mass-produce incandescent light bulbs, unveiled a socket-ready LED light bulb that will be on store shelves this year. The new bulb will have the equivalent light output of a 40 watt incandescent bulb, but only use 9 watts of energy.

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