Unfortunately, the waste disposal situation of the country is extremely poor. Littering is commonly seen. Every item is wrapped in plastic and you can see plastic bags everywhere. People just throw sachets of water (plastic bags), and any other trash, everywhere in the streets, in front of buildings, in and out of buses, even in the business districts, without anyone blinking an eye. According to the media, only one percent of plastics are recycled in Ghana.
There is no doubt that people throwaway more plastic bags in US. According to Ghanaian media, in US every hour 2.5 million plastic bottles are thrown away, (is it true?). The amount of waste generated in Ghana is nothing compared to any developed country. The problem in Ghana is lack of any waste management infrastructure; thus, you can easily see and smell the waste and it can have serious consequences for the environment and public…
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The B.C. auditor general has delivered a damning report on the province’s controversial carbon trading system and the Crown corporation Pacific Carbon Trust.
The report concludes the government has not reached its goal of “carbon neutrality,” and says the two projects examined in the audit should never have been given public money.
The Encana gas drilling project in northeast B.C. and the Darkwoods forestry conservation project in the Kootenays were provided $6 million in 2010 for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
“Offsets can only be credible in British Columbia if, among other things, the revenue from their sale is the tipping point in moving forward on a project. It must be an incentive, not a subsidy, for the reduction of GHGs,” said Doyle in a news release. “However, neither project was able to demonstrate that the sale of offsets was needed for the project to be implemented.”
Encana’s project was projected…
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We are supposed to have a carbon neutral government in BC. The BC Liberals introduced legislation to ensure that all the various organizations reporting to it – including schools and hospitals and so on – both took steps to reduce their emissions and where that was not feasible to purchase carbon offsets.
The BC Auditor General has been trying to ensure that his report on this program reached the public before he leaves for Australia and before we head to the polls. Not only was his report issued but he also got a presentation made and put it up on youtube. You can both read the report in full or spend a quarter of an hour listening to a nice lady read a summary. The video is just basic powerpoint type presentation. The main points appear as text on the screen as the voice reads the summary. Auditors are not…
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Did you know rotational grazing of cattle on sustainably-managed grass farms can build topsoil and reverse desertification?
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In an efforts to avoid the devastating effects of urban sprawl and maintain it’s lowrise landscape, Helsinki has taken it’s industrial development underground.
This smart strategy sustains it’s natural habitats and frees up land above ground for more profitable and beautiful real estate development.
Tunnels of Helsinki City
Currently, Helsinki City has over 60 km of tunnels that house the municipality’s heating and cooling systems. A years consumption of coal for half the city is also stored below street level, as you’ll see in this video.
Gotthard Base Tunnel in Switzerland
Drassanes Station in Barcelona Spain
The Drassanes Metro looks like a scene from THX 1138, the 1971 science fiction film directed by George Lucas. Very clean, sterile and…
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This video shows their mother when she was pregnant, early in March.
Here are webcams to see this fox family live.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is conducting an investigation after a golden eagle was killed in late February at the Spring Valley Wind Farm, about 300 miles north of Las Vegas.
San Francisco-based Pattern Energy, which owns the…
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