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China Study Shows Huge Potential of Low Carbon Telecom Solutions

Beijing, China – A joint China Mobile Communications Corporation and WWF China study has shown the huge potential low carbon telecom solutions have to reduce carbon emissions, with savings from Chinese telecom solutions in 2008 estimated at being similar to the total CO2 emissions of countries like Sweden, Denmark or Finland.

‘Low Carbon Telecommunications Solutions in China: Current Reductions and Future Potential’ was presented on May 13 at the Telecommunications Sector Conference for Energy Efficiency and Emission Reduction in Beijing.

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Lizards Succumb to Global Warming

Climate change is already sending reptile populations extinct worldwide. By 2080, global warming could result in one-fifth of the world’s lizard species becoming extinct, a global study has found.

Even under the most optimistic scenarios for curbing carbon dioxide emissions, the analysis by an international team shows that one-fifth of the globe’s lizard populations, corresponding to 6% of all lizard species, may go extinct by 2050.

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Book Review: GM Food: Angel or Devil?

Title of the Book: GM Food: Angel or Devil?

ISBN: 978-7-300-10958-9 Author: Yimin Publisher: Renmin University Press (May 2010) Language: Chinese 165 Pages

This volume is extremely timely, says Dr. Mae-Wan Ho of Institute of Science in Society, London, as it will help steer the turning point away from GM crops to a carbon-absorbing agriculture and a truly green circular economy that can deliver health, wealth and prosperity.

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New Vision Required to Stave Off Dramatic Biodiversity Loss, Says UN Report

Nairobi – The third edition of Global Biodiversity Outlook (GBO-3), produced by the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), confirms that the world has failed to meet its target to achieve a significant reduction in the rate of biodiversity loss by 2010. The report is based on scientific assessments, national reports submitted by governments and a study on future scenarios for biodiversity.

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Save Diesel with "Eco Neev" Receives Favourable Response from the Industry

NOIDA, Uttar Pradesh – Navran Advanced NanoProduct Development International Pvt. Ltd. (NAND ipl), the first Indian company dedicated to commercializing nanotechnology based products, has received very favorable feedback about their new diesel fuel additive in India, called “Eco-Neev”. This new nanotechnology-based product has been offered as a test case to a number of Indian industries and State governments, and has received overwhelming response.

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New Catalyst could move Fuel Cell Technology Closer to Mainstream

Long hampered by high manufacturing costs and durability issues, fuel cell technology could overcome those obstacles and take a significant step towards mainstream adoption, thanks to a finding by a Texas A&M University’s Chemical Engineering Professor Perla Balbuena.

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World Bank to Help Shandong Develop Ecological Afforestation

Shandong Province in eastern China will benefit from an improved environment through an afforestation project supported by a new $ 60 million loan approved today by the World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors.

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Industry-NGOs Join Hands to Improve Rural Life in Rajasthan

Save the Children – a leading advocacy group working for protection of children’s rights – has launched an ambitious Aapno Swasthya Aapne Haath (Our Health in Our Hands) programme in three districts of Rajasthan for catalyzing community structures to improve health and nutrition outcomes for children below five years of age.

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General Motors Joins US Department of Energy and CSMCRI to Develop Jatropha for Biofuel

GM along with the US Department of Energy (DOE) has validated a five year partnership with the Indian Central Salt & Marine Chemicals Research Institute (CSMCRI) for developing Jatropa a biofuel crop. The inedible crop produces noteworthy quantities of oil useful for conversion to biodiesel on a commercial scale and current efforts are on to develop new high yielding varieties of the plant.

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Hawaiian Submarine Canyons are Hotspots of Biodiversity and Biomass

Researchers from Hawai’i Pacific University and University of Hawai’i at Manoa have conducted first extensive study of canyons in the oceanic Hawaiian Archipelago and found that these submarine canyons support especially abundant and unique communities of megafauna including 41 species not observed in other habitats in the Hawaiian Islands.

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