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7 of the biggest eco-friendly and green living myths

When you decide to go green and adopt a sustainable lifestyle, you might think that some of the biggest steps you can take in the right direction are doing things like buying a hybrid car, dropping meat from your diet or using eco-friendly products. But over the years, we have been inundated with “green” messages that are easily taken for granted, and some of them are filled with misinformation. So to help you go green the right way, here is a list of seven of the biggest sustainable living myt...
Tags: Electric Vehicle, Design, Environment, Features, Green, Plastic, LED lighting, Vegetarian, Green Appliances, Ev, Stockholm Environment Institute, Sustainable Living, Energy Efficient, Eco-friendly Myths, Green Living Myths, Joenomias Silviarita Frank Habel Pexels Jasmine


Stockholm Environment Institute research looks at ecosystem services provided by biofuels

In Kenya, new research from the Stockholm Environment Institute looks at m echanisms and indicators for assessing the impact of biofuel feedstock production on ecosystem services. Biofuel feedstock production can be a significant driver of landscape modification, ecosystem change, and biodiversity loss. There is a growing body of literature that shows how biofuel landscapes provide various ecosystem services (e.g., feedstock for fuel, carbon sequestration) and compromise other ecosystem service...
Tags: Research, Kenya, Stockholm Environment Institute


National governments neglecting development needs of cities: report

National governments around the world are neglecting the needs of their major cities with non-existent or inadequate development policies, a new report has found. National governments are key to making cities more sustainable, because cities are limited in the policy measures they can take for themselves, the report points out. However, only a quarter of the world’s governments have urban development policies at all, and most of those that do exist are not sufficient to make cities sustainable. ...
Tags: Ecommerce, Smart City, Guardian, Stockholm Environment Institute, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Coalition for Urban Transitions, Derik Broekhoff


How Investors Pushed Corporates to Disclose Climate Risk in 2016

Kelli Barrett compiled this retrospective for Ecosystem Marketplace. Market research firms are reporting strong holiday-season sales for 2016, numbers not seen since the mid-2000s, as lower gas and food prices, a rising stock market and higher wages propelled shoppers into stores and onto retail websites.  And while consumerism typically has a negative effect on the world's forests - everything, it seems, comes from the rainforest - it isn't necessarily true this year, or at least there is reaso...
Tags: Amazon, New York, News, Congress, Mexico, US, America, Barack Obama, Unilever, United States, Paris, Brazil, Argentina, John Kerry, Mars, Donald Trump


Scientists warn of uncontrollable climate change amid drastic Arctic melt

Arctic scientists warn we may be headed for uncontrollable changes in the environment - and fast. Drastic Arctic ice melt could set off 19 tipping points from which the world may never recover. Even now the striking effects of melting Arctic ice reach as far as the Indian Ocean, and researchers say Arctic temperatures are "off the charts." The Stockholm Environment Institute released their Arctic Resilience Report, and the news isn't good. They warned of several potentially irrevocable climat...
Tags: Science, Design, News, Climate Change, Environment, Global Warming, Nasa, United States, Arctic, Donald Trump, Indian Ocean, Trump, Carson, Wikimedia Commons, Stockholm Environment Institute, Arctic warming


Countries Gaming Carbon Offsets May Have Dramatically Increased Emissions

schwit1 writes: Abuse of the carbon offset system may have caused emissions to increase by as much as 600 million tons. That's the finding of a new report from the Stockholm Environment Institute, which investigated carbon credits used to offset greenhouse gas emissions under a UN scheme. As one of the co-authors of the report put it, issuing these credits "was like printing money." From the article: "In some projects, chemicals known to warm the climate were created and then destroyed to claim ...
Tags: Russia, European Union, Ukraine, Un, Stockholm Environment Institute