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Pay for your subway ride in Beijing by recycling a plastic bottle : TreeHugger

The city of Beijing has come up with an ingenious idea to encourage people to recycle more. It has installed 34 “reverse” vending machines in subway stations throughout the city. When a passerby inserts an empty plastic bottle, the machine’s sensor scans it to assess the value of the plastic – anywhere from 5 to 15 cents – and spits out a public transportation credit or extra mobile phone minutes. The reward is commensurate with the quality and number of bottles being fed into the machine, although there is also the option for people such as tourists, who don’t need the rewards, to insert bottles anyways.

Most of the recycling machines, according to Recycling Today, are placed in high-traffic or touristy areas, such as the Temple of Heaven, which sees as many as 60,000 people pass by daily. When you consider that most people have a plastic bottle of something in their hands, whether it’s water or soda, that’s a whole lot of plastic that city officials don’t want to see littered on the ground. This system, with its free rewards, makes recycling more appealing, and is a good step forward for a city that’s already notorious for its environmental degradation.

The idea is catching on. In Sydney, where TakePart reports that “beverage containers now outstrip cigarette butts as the most littered item,” the city officials placed Envirobank reverse vending machines throughout the city. Unlike traditional recycling bins, where people would throw regular garbage and contaminate the recycling, making it hard or impossible to process, this machine only fits plastic bottles and soda cans. Because it immediately crushes them, each Envirobank can hold up to 3,000 items. The rewards are nice – food truck vouchers, tickets to the city’s famous New Year’s Eve party, and bus passes.

While I think these initiatives are great, they don’t really solve the bigger issue of disposable plastic. Recycling, as useful and good as it can be, is not an ideal solution. Plastic can never be fully recycled, but is always ‘down-cycled’ into a lesser form of itself until it cannot be reworked and eventually gets landfilled. The most important task is to educate people about the importance of reusability, and get people off their addictions to bottled water and soda and onto using reusable bottles and cups.


​From Executive Producers Robert Redford and Paul Allen, Animal Planet premieres OCEAN WARRIORS, a gripping new series that propels viewers to the edge of a vast frontier and a battle critical to Earth’s survival. Impossible to control or police, the oceans that cover three fifths of the globe and border 146 countries are home to a new breed of outlaw mercenaries who threaten not just marine life but the entire planet. A six-part series, OCEAN WARRIORS features unlikely heroes with a passion for justice as they track down these criminals in high-adrenaline missions, and premieres Sunday, Dec. 4 with back to back episodes at 9PM and 10PM ET/PT, continuing on Dec. 11 and Dec. 18.
Each fast-paced episode of OCEAN WARRIORS puts the offenders in the sights of dedicated activists, scientists and investigators who put their lives on the line every day to stop those who are wreaking havoc on our oceans, from Tanzania to Thailand to Antarctica and beyond. Series episodes will include Enforcement, Who’s the Bad Guy, Engage the Enemy, Truth and Lies, Life and Death and Perseverance.
The young men and women of the Sea Shepherds chase a notorious, battle-hardened poaching ship through the dense ice of the Antarctic Sea despite the very real threat of violence and hazardous waters. In Tanzania, a conservation biologist strives to save the coral reefs from blast fishing, whose explosive impact could wipe out the marine life that sustains 18 million people. In the Pacific, Greenpeace patrols the waters for illegal shark fishing, exploring deep within a commercial vessel to discover a prolific and illegal bounty. An environmental journalist goes to Thailand, where illegal poachers are devastating a $7 billion national fishing industry as they pillage the ancestral fishing grounds. And, tragically, our vigilantes discover a vast human trafficking network of fishing slaves that extends from AFRICA to Indonesia. This new generation of enforcers are mobilized around the globe and ready to deal with those who run rampant across our oceans.
OCEAN WARRIORS is a co-production between Animal Planet, Sundance Productions, Brick City TV and Vulcan Productions. For Sundance Productions, Robert Redford and Laura Michalchyshyn serve as executive producers; for Vulcan Productions, Paul Allen, Carole Tomko, Jody Gottlieb and Rocky Collins serve as executive producers; and for Brick City TV, Mark Benjamin and Marc Levin serve as executive producers. For Animal Planet, Erin Wanner and Liz Bronstein serve as executive producers and and Patrick Keegan is supervising producer.


WATCH: Idling vehicles of COP22 dignitaries who want US to cut emissionsSHEILA GUNN REID

WATCH: Idling vehicles of COP22 dignitaries who want US to cut emissions


Watch as I show you the idling vehicles of COP22 dignitaries and the fleet of buses that have been left running on and off all day so attendees can leave an air conditioned facility and hop into an air conditioned vehicle.

To help crowdfund the Rebel’s reporting on the UN, CLICK HERE.

Watch “The Sounds Of Silence (Live) by Simon & Garfunkel” on YouTube

we will just laugh at this paradox.

That’s why millions may have listened to the songs.
Thousands have sung.
Hundreds have interpreted it.
But very few will follow it even then.
We will still follow our neon gods,
And not listen to our sound of silence.
Thus this song will hold significance till mankind remains,

Record Temps in August 2016 -137 Years ?

​What’s up with climate change when see an eye opener like this and ignore it?

Is a summit just the top of a mountain or a gathering with expensive expenses and chatter?

When will industry stop the greed and ask government to regulate them?
Earth matters

It’s important to keep perspective here. Even if we aren’t setting records, we are in a neighborhood beyond anything we had seen before early 2015,” Arndt said in an email. “We’ve left the 20th century far behind. This is a big deal.”

With June’s record heat, the year-to-date is 1.89°F (1.05°C) above the 20th century average, according to NOAA, and 1.96°F (1.09°C) above the 1951-1980 average according to NASA.

The temperatures “are so in excess of any first part of a year that we’ve seen,” Schmidt said.

Each agency uses different methods of processing the global temperature data, as well as different baselines for comparing temperatures, leading to slightly different results. Both agree on the long-term warming trend, though.

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While 2016 has gotten a boost from an exceptionally strong El Niño, the record temps are mostly the result of the excess heat that has built up in Earth’s atmosphere due to accumulating greenhouse gases. That heat is raising global sea levels, disrupting ecosystems and leading to more extreme weather events.

Every month this year has been record warm globally. Several months early in the year were among the first ever recorded to exceed 1°C (1.8°F) above average.

With the demise of El Niño, those temperature departures have dropped slightly, but are still at record-high levels. June was 1.62°F (0.90°C) above the 20th century average according to NOAA and 1.42°F (0.79°C) above the 1951-1980 average, according to NASA. (June was also record warm for the contiguous U.S., in part because of an intense, record-breaking heat wave that swept the Southwest.)

In NOAA’s records, that makes an unprecedented 14 consecutive record-hot months. While that streak will eventually end, Deke Arndt, the head of the climate monitoring division at NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information, said that the long-term warming trend is stll clear.

Nations have agreed to a goal of keeping warming under 2°C (3.6°F) above temperatures from preindustrial times—before manmade greenhouse gases began building in the atmosphere—by the end of the century. To put current global temperatures into the perspective of that framework, Climate Central has been reanalyzing the NASA and NOAA data. The two datasets are averaged and then compared to the average from 1881-1910, closer to the preindustrial era.

Through June, 2016 was 2.4°F (1.34°C) above the average for that period.

The Arctic has been one of the areas of the world that has seen sky-high temperatures this year, which have led torecord-low sea ice levels.

Those roasting Arctic temperatures have extended into Alaska. The state’s average temperature is 9°F above the 1925-2000 average for the year through June. The North Slope town of Deadhorse just recorded a temperature of 85°F (29.4°C), the hottest temperature ever measured within 50 miles of its Arctic coast.

The oceans are another area that have seen persistent warmth. According to NOAA, the global average ocean temperature for the first half of the year is 1.42°F (0.79°C) above the 20th century average, the largest such departure in 137 years of records. These elevated temperatures have led to a record third year of a global coral bleaching event.

Water changes temperature more slowly than the air or land, which means the global ocean heat is likely to persist for some time. In part because of that, temperatures are likely to stay elevated for the remainder of the year, even if they drop off the record pace.

Whether 2016 ultimately bests 2015 depends on how the second half of year goes. Forecasts have backed off predictions of a La Niña this fall; La Niña tends to cool global temperatures

The significant lead that 2016 has makes the odds good that the year will end up the warmest, though there is no guarantee. 

Regardless of where 2016 falls, the long-term trend of warming is clear, and it has tipped the odds in favor of record heat: Of the 15 warmest years on record, 14 have occurred in the 21st century.

“2016 will be one of the warmest on record. Whether it slips to nominally above or nominally below 2015, that may depend on some climate variability factors like the strength of the La Niña,” Arndt said. “But it will share with 2015 the distinction of being, comfortably, the two warmest years on record and warmer, comfortably than any year we’ve measured in modern times.”

Murari Lal Thanvi told the BBC it was so hot in the city of Phalodi on Friday that his cellphone stopped working. “I was able to switch my mobile phone on after putting a wet cloth on it for about 20-25 minutes.”

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Share Your Views on Improving Canada’s Environmental and Regulatory Processes – 0%

 Lets Go Canada !     It’your Time !
Canada is making regulatory changes to it’s enviromental act.

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Lets #cometogether 

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 Join Canadians and take part in new regulatory changes thru the National Resources Canada group,by filling out this indepth survey.

Canada is your backyard.

Alberta’s coal phase-out: How the province plans to kick carbon to the curb – Calgary

There is more energy in Alberta’s coal than in all of the province’s oil, gas and bitumen combined. And it’s cheap. But times have changed and the black rock has become a pariah of sorts. No longer seen as an advantage, it’s now viewed as a dirty habit to be kicked.

Phillips says the province will replace coal with a mix of natural gas and renewable energy, like wind and solar power, in just 14 years.

Alberta Environment Minister Shannon Phillips says the province is committed to phasing out coal-fired electricity by 2030. (Erin Collins/CBC)

Asthma Society of Canada gives Environment Minister Shannon Phillips the award for best public policy for her and her government’s Alberta coal phase out.😃