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Eye on Earth e2 - Eye on Earth, a service of World Watch Magazine in partnership with the Blue Moon Fund, 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.

Analysis: Could an “Age of Green Economics” Be on the Horizon?

In a remarkable step into the worlds of high finance and climate politics, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was in Chicago last week to encourage U.S. business leaders to help

In a remarkable step into the worlds of high finance and climate politics, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was in Chicago last week to encourage U.S. business leaders to help reshape the world’s economic future by investing in low-carbon markets.

Eugene, Oregon, Earns Global Recognition for Its Transportation Efforts

Eugene, Oregon, has much to celebrate in its first

Eugene, Oregon, has much to celebrate in its first year of operating the new Emerald Express (EmX) bus rapid transit, or BRT, system.

How Will the U.S. Produce 36 Billion Gallons of Biofuel by 2022?

The new U.S. Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS), signed into law last month as part of the revised Energy Bill,

The new U.S. Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS), signed into law last month as part of the revised Energy Bill, sets high goals for the U.S. biofuels industry.

Analysis: Will Carbon Markets Keep the Planet from Heating Up?

Growing interest among national and regional governments in curbing carbon emissions has led to rapid expansion of the global carbon market.

Growing interest among national and regional governments in curbing carbon emissions has led to rapid expansion of the global carbon market.

Putting the ‘Green’ Back in Greenbacks: Economic Stimulus Package Misses Mark

Last week, the leadership of the

Last week, the leadership of the House of Representatives and the Bush Administration announced a tentative agreement on a $150 billion stimulus package to jumpstart the U.S. economy. But they could have done far better—by designing a green stimulus package with the potential to boost the economy and create jobs while minimizing environmental harm.

Eco-Friendly Patents Up for Grabs in New High-Tech “Commons”

Some of the world’s biggest companies have joined together to create a public online database for sharing patents for environmentally responsible products.

Analysis: Banning “Bad” Biofuels, Becoming Better Consumers

Casual observers might consider it a setback for proponents of ethanol and biodiesel

Casual observers might consider it a setback for proponents of ethanol and biodiesel now that Europe is planning to ban biofuels made from crops grown on high-value conservation lands.

Banks Focusing on Climate Change But More Action Needed, Says Report

Some of the world’s largest banks are beginning to address the business challenges associated with climate change, but none of them are doing enough to fully tackle the issue, says a new report from Ceres, a Boston-based network of investors and groups that promotes corporate sustainability.

Adjustments to Agriculture May Help Mitigate Global Warming

A recent report from Greenpeace details the direct and indirect effects of agriculture on climate change and suggests how the sector can move from being a major greenhouse gas emitter to being a carbon sink.
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