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earthgauge: The Rio +20 Earth Summit and the Emerald Ash Borer beetle infestation on Earthgauge Radio tomorrow

On tomorrow’s show, we’re taking a look at the recently concluded Rio +20 Earth Summit and discussing the increasing problem of the Emerald Ash Borer beetle in Ottawa.

The Rio Summit was of course a huge international United Nations meeting that came on the 20th anniversary of the original Rio Earth Summit back in . . . → Read More: earthgauge: The Rio +20 Earth Summit and the Emerald Ash Borer beetle infestation on Earthgauge Radio tomorrow

Trashy's World: Friday miscellany…

… absenteeism, heat and, of course, the Del Mastro edition.. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ There is a lot of talk around this “leaked” document purportedly (I say purportedly, because very few have actually seen it) showing that public servant absenteeism is a BIG problem costing Canadians GAZILLIONS of $$$’s a year!!! The Sixth Estate commented on this: Whether . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: Friday miscellany…

earthgauge: Will UN Summit on Sustainable Development make anyone happy?

What on Earth is going on at the Rio +20 Summit in Rio de Janeiro? Well, this article might provide some indication. If you had low expectations for the so-called Sustainable Development Summit, you’re not alone. Here’s an excerpt from the article that tells you just about everything you need to know:

“We were promised . . . → Read More: earthgauge: Will UN Summit on Sustainable Development make anyone happy?

DeSmogBlog: Rio-Inspired Optimism (If Not Optimism About Rio)

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If the goal was to get the world focused on sustainable development, then this definitely counts as terrible timing.

With global leaders pressured by the unending European debt saga—which most recently has engulfed Spain, the euro zone’s fourth largest economy—it’s not surprising that environmental concerns aren’t exactly at the front . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Rio-Inspired Optimism (If Not Optimism About Rio)

DeSmogBlog: Breaking: Leaked Rio+20 Earth Summit Final Agreed Text – Utterly Inadequate Response to Global Crises

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DeSmogBlog has obtained the final negotiating text that will emerge from the Rio+20 Earth Summit and it is an utter disappointment to anyone who hoped that world leaders would pull together a meaningful global agreement on ending fossil fuel subsidies or other needed steps to protect future generations from resource depletion . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Breaking: Leaked Rio+20 Earth Summit Final Agreed Text – Utterly Inadequate Response to Global Crises

350 or bust: Earth May Reach Tipping Point

* More links: Scientists Uncover Evidence Of Impending Tipping Point For Earth Carbon Targets Need Strong New Measures, Panel Argues

earthgauge: Fossil fuel subsidies vs renewables: WTF?

Check out this article from the Guardian. We all know that the fossil fuel industries continue to be subsidized but did you have any idea of just how much money the oil, gas and coal industries are receiving from governments the world over? It’s a lot.

In fact, the International Energy Agency estimates that fossil . . . → Read More: earthgauge: Fossil fuel subsidies vs renewables: WTF?

earthgauge: Canadian government will be up to old tricks at Rio+20 Earth Summit

In case you were wondering how the Canadian government is preparing itself for the upcoming Rio +20 Earth Summit, a small excerpt from an otherwise unrelated article in Grist provides some indication. The article is about Earth Summit bureaucracy but in illustrating her point about the mind-numbing multilateral meetings going on behind the scenes at . . . → Read More: earthgauge: Canadian government will be up to old tricks at Rio+20 Earth Summit