The Green Wrap-up 15.January, 2013

A new study suggests that soot plays a major role in climate change – second only to carbon-dioxide emissions. Targeting soot could lead to quicker results in battling global warming.
The National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee has released a draft of the report on climate change that it will soon submit to the US government. What makes it stand out from other reports is how it doesn’t bury its central points under tons of hyper-cautious language, and how once the report is published, it will officially be an official document of the United States government (for what that’s worth).
Researchers at Stanford University and the United States Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have co-developed solar cells that most anyone would be happy to buy: they can be put on nearly any surface.
Convening its third assembly in Abu Dhabi, IRENA (the International Renewable Energy Agency) on Janunary 14 launched REMAP 2030, “a global roadmap to identify the policies and actions required to double the share of renewable energy (to 30 percent) by 2030,” IRENA announced in its Outreach online news magazine. The announcement came as renewable energy and development policy makers, practitioners and proponents from around the world gather for Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2013.
To better understand the motivation for local action, UCLA urban planner Rui Wang has been studying how cities go about taking action on climate change. Wang recently reviewed California planning surveys to determine climate actions taken in 2008 and 2009 by the state’s 480 cities.
You can eat healthy, fresh foods while sticking to your budget – it is really comes down to one thing, you have to cook. If you are buying food that is in a box, you are going to be paying more than if you were to make those same foods from scratch. However, you have to first buy those ingredients to cook with, here are my 5 favorite ways to save money while shopping for those ingredients, read on to get started.
  • GreenJoyment(Ally): I love the idea of joining community supported agriculture (CSA). is a great resource to help you find community agriculture projects in your area!
In the wake of several studies which state that the world is now headed towards irreversible climate change, the Waker Institute for Climate Change Research at the University of Reading, UK has conducted what is purported to be the first study to quantify the impact that immediate efforts to slow global warming might have.

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