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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: Nano Hypocrisy?

The Toyota Prius is a darling of the environmentally conscious. The newly unveiled Tata Nano, dubbed "the people's car," is reviled as a climate wrecker. Is there a double standard?

Conflict in Sri Lanka Slows Tsunami Rebuilding

This Christmas marked the third anniversary of the devastating Indian Ocean tsunami of December 26, 2004.

Innovations Help Economy, May Save the Planet

California’s ambitious energy conservation legislation has created an unusual challenge for the state’s utility companies: to get customers to consume less of their product.

New Bans on Plastic Bags May Help Protect Marine Life

China has joined a growing list of regions trying to decrease the prevalence of plastic bags, which can be particularly harmful to marine life.

Skiers Look to Combat Global Warming, Preserve Slopes

Skiing enthusiasts witnessing changing weather patterns connected to global warming are finding ways to help ensure the sustainability of their sport.

New Certification Scheme Aims to Protect Socially Responsible Companies

More and more businesses across the globe are finding that they can be successful while also being environmentally and socially responsible.

Cities, Countries Make Up for What Bali Lacked

The United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bali, Indonesia, early this month received criticism from some for failing to produce a stronger international plan to address greenhouse gas emissions once the Kyoto Protocol expires in 2012.

For Climate Change Mitigation, Don’t Forget the Peatlands

Protecting peatland areas can be a cost-effective way to reduce as much as 10 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new report launched December 11 in Bali, Indonesia.

Dramatic U.S. Turnaround Leads to Climate Deal

After a dramatic about-face by the U.S. delegation, the 187 countries represented at the United Nations climate conference in Bali, Indonesia, came to consensus on preliminary plans to tackle climate change beyond 2012.

Bird Extinctions Likely to Rise with Climate Change

As warming temperatures push organisms to seek cooler climates at ever-higher altitudes, habitat areas are shrinking, putting many species of plants and animals at risk.
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