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Entries by Bob Keefe from 06/2012

At Rio+20, Just One Word...

| Posted 06.15.2012 | Green

About 80 percent of the pollution that ends up in our oceans is plastic, including sandwich bags that choke sea turtles and monofilament fishing line that ensnares sea lions and seals. All the plastic talk culminates next Thursday, at an all-day conference at Rio+20 called Plasticity.

Witness to Change: NRDC Co-founder John Adams on Rio+20

| Posted 06.18.2012 | Green

"I have this feeling that we're never going to lose. We're going to win; it's just going to take a while. This is all just part of a large, long haul and the world is a complicated place. I mean, we've been using fossil fuels now for hundreds of years. It's going to take a few years to get off of it."

Rio+20 Earth Summit Atwitter About Fossil-Fuel Subsidies

| Posted 06.19.2012 | Green

A "Twitter storm" raged on the Internet as hundreds of thousands of people around the world -- including EU commissioner for climate action Connie Hedegaard and celebrities such as NRDC trustee Robert Redford -- flooded the Web with #EndFossilFuelSubsidies tweets.

Rio+20 Earth Summit: Success, More or Less

| Posted 06.25.2012 | Green

No, the document that government officials produced after months of negotiation doesn't contain much that will make the planet a better place for me or my daughters. It lacks teeth. It ignores pressing issues like the need to expand renewable energy and protect ocean life on the high seas.