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, a service of World Watch
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, provides our community with a unique perspective on current events, newly released studies, and important global trends. This update service offers context to critical world events that are seemingly disparate yet often closely related, highlighting the connections between human consumption and the natural world, while telling the stories of individuals and organizations that are supporting new approaches to resource use, energy use and urban development. Eye on Earth presents the news of today with an eye towards tomorrow, illustrating how current events will shape our own future and that of generations to come.
The Toyota Prius is a darling of the environmentally conscious. The newly unveiled Tata Nano, dubbed "the people's car," is reviled as a climate wrecker. Is there a double standard?
This Christmas marked the third anniversary of the devastating Indian Ocean tsunami of December 26, 2004.
California’s ambitious energy conservation legislation has created an unusual challenge for the state’s utility companies: to get customers to consume less of their product.
China has joined a growing list of regions trying to decrease the prevalence of plastic bags, which can be particularly harmful to marine life.
Skiing enthusiasts witnessing changing weather patterns connected to global warming are finding ways to help ensure the sustainability of their sport.
More and more businesses across the globe are finding that
they can be successful
while also being environmentally and socially responsible.
The United Nations Climate
Change Conference in Bali,
early this month received criticism from some for failing to produce a stronger
international plan to address greenhouse gas emissions once the Kyoto Protocol
expires in 2012.
Protecting peatland areas can be a cost-effective way to reduce as much as 10 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new report launched December 11 in Bali, Indonesia.
After a dramatic about-face by the U.S. delegation, the 187 countries represented at the United Nations climate conference in Bali, Indonesia, came to consensus on preliminary plans to tackle climate change beyond 2012.
As warming temperatures push organisms to seek cooler climates at ever-higher altitudes, habitat areas are shrinking, putting many species of plants and animals at risk.