UC Berkeley researchers devise challenge for lowering carbon footprint

The centers of suburbs or large metropolitan areas, such as Downtown Berkeley, typically have smaller carbon footprints because of shorter travel distances and more public transportation, research says.

After releasing research that examined household carbon footprints nationwide, two UC Berkeley researchers are encouraging city and suburban residents to measure and make efforts to lower individual carbon emissions.

Led by Daniel Kammen, a director of the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory on campus, the research, which was published in December, focuses on accurately evaluating the carbon footprint of homes by approximating emissions from categories such as transportation, energy and food. Research findings indicated households in the central cities of large metropolitan areas were found to have smaller carbon footprints on average than suburban households. Sigue leyendo

Sustainable Tourism Major Contributor To Economy

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Sustainable tourism development is no longer just a mere cliche, but has become a major contributor to a more environmentally sustainable economy, said Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz.

He said that with the right investment, tourism can be a lead change agent in the move to a green economy by driving economic growth and job creation. Sigue leyendo