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環資感恩餐會熱鬧登場 募集「愛地球10*10」行動

環資中心 - 二, 2011/01/25 - 12:22
本報2011年1月25日台北訊,曾彥蓉、鄭香君、賴品瑀報導

台灣環境資訊協會於1月22日中午,舉辦「愛地球10*10 挺環資百分百」年度感恩暨愛地球餐會,邀集各界友好夥伴,於民國100年採取行動。理事長陳建志表示,2011年是協會十週年,喊出「10*10」,即是邀請大家找10位朋友,做10件對友善地球的事,作為挺環資百分百的承諾。

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「樹木銀行」成墳場? 移植老樹死光光

環資中心 - 二, 2011/01/25 - 10:23
本報2011年1月25日台北訊,特約記者康杰修報導

為了讓都市開發被移植的老樹有個新家,台中市一年多前設立樹木銀行,不過原本美意是要保育老樹及綠化市容,卻曾被民眾在部落格踢爆,施工廠商為了樹木銀行興建施工,不但砍除原本在該地的雜樹林,施工廠商還挖走整個山坡的土石;曾為台中市執行2010年度樹木保護計畫的園藝專家藍梁文指出,台中市幾年前就曾於旱溪東路附近設立樹木銀行,移植阻礙到道路開發黑板樹,不過他最近探勘,卻發現當時移植的黑板樹已經幾乎死光,儼然成為老樹的墳場。

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駭客入侵 歐洲碳排放交易系統癱瘓

環資中心 - 二, 2011/01/25 - 10:12
摘譯自2011年1月20日ENS比利時,布魯塞爾報導;張桂芳編譯;蔡麗伶審校

歐盟執委會19日晚間表示,其碳排放交易平臺安全防護網一再被入侵,導致多數歐洲市場碳排放現貨合同交易停擺近一個星期。

歐盟的碳排放配額EUA和聯合國的碳減排CER每日期貨交易皆受到波及。估計停頓至少將持續至1月26日。

被歐盟27個成員國賦予行政權的執委會表示:「有鑑於過去兩個月來各國交易系統在註冊程序上不斷出現安全漏洞的考量,因而採取此過渡性措施。」

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「馬總統請看我的明信片」 稚子要求世代正義

環資中心 - 二, 2011/01/25 - 08:03
本報2011年1月25日台北訊,特約記者廖靜蕙報導,陳錦桐攝影

學校剛放寒假,卻有一群孩子頂著寒風,跟著爸媽聚集總統府前北一女大門口,以稚嫩的語氣表達要白海豚以及健康的未來,不要國光石化;他們呼籲總統馬英九挺身而出,拒絕影響人民健康的國光石化開發案、保留完整天然溼地,還給他們世代正義。

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警察玩弄「集遊惡法」 變成「斧頭幫」

環資中心 - 二, 2011/01/25 - 05:00
作者:潘翰聲(綠黨召集人)

自由時報19日獨家報導江翠派出所霸佔石雕公園之護樹案,新北市海山警分局依違反集遊法約談護樹志工潘翰疆,分局長劉章遠聲稱「不得已才會對其採取法律行動,一切程序絕對合法」。事實上,這是警方運用「集會遊行法」這項惡法,打壓環保運動,箝制人民的言論自由,以掩蓋本身違法砍樹的犯行。

週五(21日)下午2點,環保、人權團體和護樹志工將串連至警政署陳情,致贈一把金斧頭祝賀副署長林國棟因砍老樹而升官,呼籲警察別變成「斧頭幫」,並提出2大訴求:「節能減碳護老樹、警局別再佔公園!言論自由要保障、警方違法應究責!」,期盼盤旋於公園老樹上空的警察國家幽靈速速退散。

→斧頭幫三巨頭?!

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30位孩子明信片傳期望 告訴馬總統:「我們要跟白海豚一起健康長大!」

環資中心 - 一, 2011/01/24 - 15:26
作者:荒野保護協會

今日(1/24)上午十點,近五十多位小朋友與父母親齊聚總統府前,再次提筆寫明信片直接遞交給馬英九總統,誠摯呼籲總統對於近日炒的沸沸揚揚的國光石化議題,能挺身而出,拒絕影響人民健康的國光石化開發案並完整保留天然溼地,「給白海豚一個完整的家,也給我們一個乾淨的未來!」

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2011環境前瞻:農學市集方興未艾 有機小農出頭天

環資中心 - 一, 2011/01/24 - 11:43
本報2011年1月24日台北訊,李詩婷報導

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China Bans Animal Circuses; How About the Rest of the World?

Planet Green Travel & Outdoor - 日, 2011/01/23 - 23:10
China announced a ban on animal circuses this week—all 300 state-owned ones of them. It's a huge step for animals, considering how they're treated at circuses—and in zoos—not only in China but around the world. Here's a glimpse at what some other countries' circuses and zoos look like—it's not pretty. "In many circuses, wild and exotic animals are trained through the use of intimidation and physical abuse. Former circus employees have reported seeing animals beaten, whipped, poked with sharp objects and even burned to force them to learn their routines. Elephants who perform in circuses are often kept in chains for as long as 23 hours a day from the time they are babi... Read the full story on Planet Green

5 Ways We Harm Trees (and Simple Alternatives to Protect Them)

Planet Green Travel & Outdoor - 日, 2011/01/23 - 22:18
Seasons of camping, hiking, cottaging, and enjoying nature from sun up to sun down come year around, and when the sun gets to be a little too warm, trees offer some much-needed shade. However, while trees offer loads of benefit to humans, we aren't always as kind. The fact is, trees need to be treated with a little more kindness than we give them, and it's quite easy to find an alternative for our damaging behaviors. Here are five common ways we harm trees, and the simple solutions that can prevent the problems. Collecting Deadfall for Campfires Campers and co... Read the full story on Planet Green

Make Abstract Art with Crayon Nubs

Planet Green Work & Connect - 六, 2011/01/22 - 23:30
Young kids love to color, which means crayons are pretty much a staple in homes with kids up to age six or seven. Most parents of young kids are no stranger to little, worn-down nubs of crayon that clutter the bottom of crayon bins, cast aside by little hands that color easier with larger crayons. But there are ways to use those crayon bits: you can melt them down to make multi-colored crayon discs, or you can use them to create abstract art. What You Need: Crayon nubs Wax paper Picture frame Iron and Ironing Board Dish towel Directions: Using an old pair of scissors or an old butter knife, shave the cray... Read the full story on Planet Green

Sierra Club has 300 Ways to Get Outdoors

Planet Green Travel & Outdoor - 六, 2011/01/22 - 22:22
Make that more than 300. Sierra Club, the environmental group, has announced a new list of "epic adventures" for 2011. Maybe it's time you stopped making plans to see the great outdoors, and actually went wild? The Sierra Club eco-trips offer "rest and relaxation, rugged wilderness challenges, international treks, or outdoor fun and games with the family." That's quite a variety. The new trips, designed for groups, include backpacking in Oregon's Hells Canyon and family base camping in Alaska's Denali National Park. The old classics ... Read the full story on Planet Green

Bluefin Tuna Sells for $396,000

Planet Green Travel & Outdoor - 五, 2011/01/21 - 22:18
A single bluefin tuna weighing 754 pounds has been sold for $396,000. This amount set the new record for most expensive fish. The price paid for the fish equals over $520 per pound. At some restaurants in Japan, bluefin tuna sushi can sell for $24 per piece. The tuna was sold in the Tsukiji market in Tokyo, which is one of the largest seafood markets in the world. Over 400 types of seafood are sold there, and there are up to 60,000 employees. Bluefin tuna have been so overfished due to demand for sushi, they are in a severe population decline and some believe they could go extinct fairly soon. They have yet to be dec... Read the full story on Planet Green

New Taser Designed to Stun Animals

Planet Green Travel & Outdoor - 五, 2011/01/21 - 00:23
The makers of Taser stun guns, used by police on individuals who are resisting arrest or fleeing, are now making a Taser weapon for stunning large wild animals. “Just as our Taser technology is a safer and more effective option to stop dangerous individuals, the Taser Wildlife ECD [Electronic Control Device] is an extension of Taser’s technology to save animal lives. It is designed to incapacitate larger animals more effectively and safer than current animal control tools,” said says Rick Smith, Taser CEO. (Source: The Register) The wildlife Taser shoots metal darts up to 35 feet, which are supposed to hit the animal and then send a 20,000 volt pulse of electricity. Such a massive jolt causes th... Read the full story on Planet Green

5 of the World's Most Amazing Gardens

Planet Green Travel & Outdoor - 四, 2011/01/20 - 22:15
Every garden is amazing. From the smallest container to the most dramatic botanic garden (such as those listed below), gardens help us appreciate the natural beauty around us, amaze us with the diversity that exists in the plant world, and stand testament to the creativity of those whose art consists not of brushes and paints, but of flowers and plants. Whether they stand as symbols of a leader's greatness, as a wealthy man's monument to his love of plants, or as a beautifully cataloged collection of a particular type of plant, the world would be a sad place without its botanic gardens. Here are five of the most dramatic, amazing gardens from around the world. 1. Musee de Quai Branly Vertical Garden, Paris

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More Airports With Havana Flights: Could Open Cuban Travel Be a Reality?

Planet Green Travel & Outdoor - 三, 2011/01/19 - 21:00
When the gates open and we are all legally allowed to freely travel down to Cuba, I want to be one of the first to make the trip. And it seems we may be headed in the right direction though in seriously baby steps. According to Jaunted, more and more airports will be offering flights to Havana including flights for church groups and school groups. Charter flights, which had previously been limited to Miami, New York, and Los Angeles, will be allowed from all airports with proper US customs. Additionally, (and unrelated) Americans will be allowed to send $500 per... Read the full story on Planet Green
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