Eco-Logical: A Group for Environmentalists

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Eco-Logical: A Group for Environmentalists

Eco-Logical is a group for anyone who cares about clean air, drinkable water, a sustainable economy, and environmental justice.

Location: The Irreplaceable Earth
Members: 334
Latest Activity: Jan 29

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Zika in a Warming World

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Donald L. Engel Jan 29. 1 Reply

Jonas and tremendous vertical motion

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jan 23. 2 Replies

Another Positive Feedback we'd missed

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jan 21. 8 Replies

The Blob is gonna get you

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jan 7. 11 Replies

UK's Altered Climate

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Chris G Jan 3. 3 Replies

Do we need nuclear power?

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jan 3. 3 Replies

Carbon Capture FAIL

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Dec 8, 2015. 0 Replies

Methane, more scary than we thought

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Dec 3, 2015. 43 Replies

Climate Negotiations nail down your future

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Nov 30, 2015. 6 Replies

1°C rise - we're there

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Nov 27, 2015. 3 Replies

Ocean anoxia from one centrury of Climate Change

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Nov 19, 2015. 2 Replies

Abrupt Climate System Reorganization in one or two decades

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Nov 17, 2015. 6 Replies

Transitioning now to Centuries of Storms

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Oct 20, 2015. 10 Replies

All the water on Planet Earth

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Oct 10, 2015. 28 Replies

Great two minute nature videos

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Oct 1, 2015. 0 Replies

First calculated cost of permafrost melting

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Plinius Sep 22, 2015. 2 Replies

Abrupt Sea Level Rise

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Plinius Sep 17, 2015. 2 Replies

Super El Niños and increased ocean warming

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Denise Deiloh Aug 30, 2015. 4 Replies

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Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on June 22, 2012 at 12:54pm

Courtesy of sk8eycat

Comment by Chris G on June 1, 2012 at 1:05am

Voluntary Carbon Report To Show Surge In Carbon Funding For Clean C...

COLOGNE | Germany | 30 May 2012 | Indoor pollution from coal-, dung- and wood-burning stoves and fire pits kills nearly two million people each year – including half of all children under the age of five who die from pneumonia – according to the World Bank

Stoves and fire pits also generate hundreds of millions of tons of carbon emissions, which is why one apparently minor finding in Thursday’s sixth annual State of the Voluntary Carbon Markets report may turn out to be one of the more substantial. 

Specifically, the report shows that carbon finance for clean cookstoves soared at least 40% in 2011 – an environmental development hat’s also a development and health win. On the development front, clean cookstoves require less fuel, while on the health front, they don’t cause pneumonia, emphysema, lung cancer, or bronchitis. 

Clean cookstoves, however, don’t come for free. Locally-produced ceramic stoves that burn 40% less fuel cost anywhere from $20 to $60, and higher-end stoves can run to $100 – a pittance for most people in the developed world, but a month’s salary for people across the developing world. 

That’s where carbon markets come in. 

“You could potentially see billions of dollars flowing into this space over the coming years,” says Simon Bishop of the Global Alliance for Clean Cook Stoves, a two-year-old consortium of more than 350 entities that aims to distribute more than 100 million clean cookstoves by the year 2020. The report shows that scores of alliance members have used carbon finance to underwrite their activities, and Bishop says scores of others are looking to follow suit. 

“Carbon finance can be used to tackle a whole variety of barriers that currently prevent the adoption of clean-cook stoves,” he says. “It can be used to improve the design of stoves, to run awareness-raising campaigns, and to support a whole variety of activities that bring down cost so that millions of more homes could potentially afford them.”

more here

Comment by TNT666 on May 31, 2012 at 11:42pm

Because people have listened to false gods who said go forth and procreate!

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on May 31, 2012 at 4:31pm

Comment by Steph S. on May 24, 2012 at 6:25pm

Ruth is always busy! I need to catch up here myself. Now that it is summer and I'm not taking classes and stuff.

Comment by Jedi Wanderer on May 24, 2012 at 12:45pm

Wow, just found this group. Ruth, you've been busy! Now I see where you have been hiding out! I'll have to look around quite a bit it seems.

Comment by Chris G on April 25, 2012 at 10:27pm

This would make a great bumper sticker.

Comment by Chris G on April 25, 2012 at 10:24pm

I sent the washing machine & petrochemical clothing video to a friend who engineers metropolitan water purification systems asking him if that type of pollutant is taken into consideration when designing systems. It was the first time he heard about it. That video is a good reason to only buy cotton, wool, silk, or hemp clothing. I don't understand why lama, alpaca, and other native species aren't used more for wool. I wonder what happens to the hides from all the cows that are slaughtered. Is it ground up and used as animal feed?

Comment by TNT666 on April 18, 2012 at 1:56am

That washing machine thing is amazing! It's interesting because I used to be a vegan and a vegetarian and used to used to not use any animal clothing. A few years ago it dawned on me... (other than cotton and hemp) if I'm not wearing animal, I'm wearing petrochemical! That's when I reorientated my clothing purchasing to good that have durability, and have completely moved away from synthetics (they're horrible against the skin anyway).

But I had not expected this one. Wearing petrochemical clothing I think is a great ethical challenge for the remaining animal-rights vegerarians/vegans out there. Many ex-vegetarians such as myself have come to realise that eliminating animals from our diets is not as valid as reducing animal consumption, and making sure our purchasing is of durable goods.

Comment by Chris G on April 8, 2012 at 11:37pm
 

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