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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.

Worldwatch Perspective: Bali’s Promise in…Northern Virginia?

Electricity supply is usually a juicy news story only if you’re a business maven or a utility expert.

Study: Policy Trumps Technological Change in Beating Greenhouse Gas Emissions

A new study finds that policy changes, not technological advances, are necessary to stem the tide of rising greenhouse gas emissions.

Indonesia: Can’t See the Conference for the Trees

On November 28, the United Nations announced that it had reached its goal of planting 1 billion trees in 2007, just days before the landmark UN climate change conference began in Bali, Indonesia.

U.S. Emissions Reductions May Be Cheaper Than Thought

A new report suggests that significantly reducing U.S. carbon emissions could cost far less than the trillions of dollars some have projected.

Polluting Pulp Mill Draws Protest and Spurs World Court Case

Environmentalists from Argentina are continuing their more than two-year protest of an Uruguayan pulp mill along a river that separates the two countries.

Chicago’s Alleys Turning Green

A new initiative will help make Chicago’s 1,900 miles (3,000 kilometers) of alleyways more sustainable.

Does the Electricity You Use Demolish Mountains?

A new Web-based tool allows U.S. residents to learn how their local electricity consumption may be linked to the destruction of landscapes in the Appalachia region of the eastern United States.

U.S. Increasingly Isolated in Stance Against Kyoto

Just a day after being elected to office, incoming Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd met with government officials on Sunday to discuss ratifying the Kyoto Protocol, the international pact to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

New African Reserve Protects Bonobos, Stores Carbon

Conservation groups and the government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have announced the establishment of a new reserve to protect the endangered bonobo, a great ape found only in the DRC’s vast tropical forests.

“Smooth Sailing” in Shipping Creates Environmental, Health, and Security Risks

The 58,000-gallon (220,000-liter) oil spill in the San Francisco Bay early this month brought renewed attention to the environmental and health risks of marine shipping.
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