Stopping Pollution

  • UK air pollution fuels official concern »»
  • Cases filed over pollution, unscheduled stops by City buses »»
  • Mark Ruffalo calls on Obama to ban fracking ahead of UN climate summit »»
  • Diesel trucks and buses belch cleaner fumes »»
  • We must kill dirty coal before it kills us »»
  • Friction continues in Montville Township over JCP&L’s new power lines »»
  • Monitoring of factory waste to go online »»
  • Montgomery might ban plastic foam cups, containers -- Gazette.Net »»
  • David Suzuki: Fighting climate change offers many health benefits »»
  • Ban Ki-moon asks for the earth »»
  • Offshore Drilling

  • Offshore Drilling Market by Services (Contract Drilling, Directional Drilling and Logging while Drilling ... »»
  • Offshore Drilling: Are Dividend Investors in Trouble? »»
  • Aban Offshore plans refinancing debt for longer tenure »»
  • Capps Leads Another Fight Against Offshore Drilling »»
  • Aban Offshore plans to raise $500 mn by listing Singapore subsidiary »»
  • Adding insult to injury, Societe Generale downgrades offshore drillers »»
  • Offshore drillers slide further after Ensco, Diamond Offshore updates »»
  • New study says Delaware can benefit from offshore drilling with minimal environmental impact »»
  • Fitch Affirms Offshore Drilling Holding S.A.'s IDRs at 'BB-' & Sr. Secured Notes at 'BB' »»
  • Why Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. Stock Has Crashed 27% in 2014 »»
  • Wind Power

  • More British wind energy capacity online »»
  • 3 Reasons NextEra Energy Inc Stock Could Fall »»
  • Research and Markets: Global Wind Energy O&M Market 2014-2018: Leading Vendors are Enercon, Gamesa, Goldwind, Siemens ... »»
  • DTE Energy's Echo Wind Park begins commercial operation »»
  • Conn. Supreme Court backs wind energy regulation »»
  • Research and Markets: Analyzing Offshore Wind Energy in the United States - 2014 »»
  • Research and Markets: Analyzing the Potential of Offshore Wind Energy - 2014 »»
  • Energy Department Supports Iowa State Studies of Concrete for Taller Wind Turbine Towers »»
  • Solar Wind Energy Tower Receives City Council Approval for Industrial Zoning of 640 Acre Tower Site in San Luis, Arizona »»
  • Offshore wind power ready for take off »»
  • Solar Energy

  • Doors Open at Texas’ First N-Type Solar Cell and Module Manufacturing Factory »»
  • Innovations: The coming era of unlimited — and free — clean energy »»
  • GRID Alternatives Launches Mid-Atlantic Expansion with Solar Build Powered by SunEdison »»
  • 19th Annual ASES National Solar Tour Exhibiting Innovative Renewable Energy Technologies, To Be Held October 4-5 »»
  • A New Solar Energy Job-Training Pilot Program for Veterans »»
  • SunEdison Announces Completion of 1.8 Megawatt Solar Electric System on Superfund Site »»
  • State's solar policies at a crossroads »»
  • Brazil State to Have Solar Auction as It Seeks Local Panel Plant »»
  • Japan’s Plan to Build Huge Solar Power Plants That Float on Water »»
  • SPI Solar Subsidiary Announces Agreement to Purchase and Develop 19 Megawatts of Solar PV Projects in Shandong ... »»
  • Cayman's imperiled blue iguanas on the rebound

    posted 2012-08-16T13:45:33   |   ** comments

    Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park, Cayman Islands — The blue iguana has lived on the rocky shores of Grand Cayman for at least a couple of million years, preening like a miniature turquoise dragon as it soaked in the sun or sheltered inside crevices. Yet having survived everything from tropical hurricanes to ice ages, it was driven to near-extinction by dogs, cats and cars.

    Why Mars again?

    posted 2012-07-31T10:05:03   |   ** comments

    SC sounds green alert on dismantling of ships

    posted 2012-07-31T09:57:38   |   ** comments

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court Monday held that in future no ship would be allowed to be dismantled in India without the government's environmental clearance and the vessel's decontamination as per an international convention.

    NASA: Strange and sudden massive melt in Greenland

    posted 2012-07-25T09:05:52   |   ** comments

    Washington: Nearly all of Greenland's massive ice sheet suddenly started melting a bit this month, a freak event that surprised scientists.

    Global CO2 emissions continue to soar

    posted 2012-07-23T07:01:52   |   ** comments

    London: Global emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), the main cause of global warming, increased by three percent last year, reaching an all-time high of 34 billion tonnes in 2011

    Enabling clean talking

    posted 2012-09-11T10:37:59   |   ** comments

    Greenpeace ‘Enabling Clean Talking’ report suggests a clean energy roadmap to ensure economic stability of the telecom sector.

    Pumping groundwater may cause rise in sea level: Study

    posted 2012-05-10T06:15:57   |   ** comments

    Amsterdam: A new study calculates that by 2050, groundwater pumping will cause a global sea level rise of about 0.8 mm per year.

    Vibrations to help in energy harvesting

    posted 2012-05-08T06:57:01   |   ** comments

    Berlin: Sensors, transmitters and GPS modules need only a few mill watts of power to operate, which could also be met by vibrations produced by moving objects, thanks to a new technology "energy harvesting".

    China to boost energy-efficient buildings

    posted 2012-05-07T07:01:01   |   ** comments

    Beijing: China has decided to promote construction of energy-efficient buildings in the country and will ensure that such buildings account for 30% of the new construction projects by 2020.

    IFC to replicate Gandhinagar solar project in 5 more cities

    posted 2012-05-04T06:41:22   |   ** comments

    Gandhinagar: International Financial Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank, will support Gujarat to replicate a rooftop solar project in five cities. The solar project, first completed last month in Gandhinagar, will improve access to power and reduce air pollution.

    Pollution Facts

    1. 40% of America’s rivers and 46% of America’s lakes are too polluted for fishing, swimming, or aquatic life.
    2. The Mississippi River – which drains the lands of nearly 40% of the continental United Sates – carries an estimated 1.5 million metric tons of nitrogen pollution into the Gulf of Mexico each year. The resulting dead zone in the Gulf each summer is about the size of New Jersey.
    3. 1.2 trillion gallons of untreated sewage, storm water, and industrial waste are discharged into US waters annually.
    4. Polluted drinking waters are a problem for about half of the world’s population. Each year there are about 250 million cases of water-based diseases, resulting in roughly 5 to 10 million deaths.
    5. Vehicle exhaust contributes roughly 60% of all carbon monoxide emissions nationwide, and up to 95% in cities.
    6. Large hog farms emit hydrogen sulfide, a gas that most often causes flu-like symptoms in humans, but at high concentrations can lead to brain damage.
    7. Each year, U.S. factories spew 3 million tons of toxic chemicals into the air, land, and water.
    8. In the U.S. 41% of all insecticides are used on corn. Of these, 80% are used to treat a pest that could be controlled simply by rotating a different crop for just one year.
    9. Every year, one American produces over 3,285 pounds of hazardous waste.
    10. Over 80% of items in landfills can be recycled, but they’re not.
    11. Americans generate 30 billion foam cups, 220 million tires, and 1.8 billion disposable diapers every year.

    Wind Power

    1. Wind Power Accounted for 1.9 Percent of U.S. Electricity Production in 2009
    2. Wind is one of the Oldest Forms of Energy
    3. One Megawatt of Wind Energy = 2,600 Fewer Tons of Carbon Dioxide
    4. In 2007, the NSA Determined Wind Farms Pose no Threat to Birds
    5. Wind Power is Actually Solar Power
    6. World Wind Power Production Quadrupled from 2000 to 2006
    7. Texas Has the Most Installed Wind Capacity of any State
    8. In 2008, U.S. Wind Turbines Generated Enough Energy to Power Colorado
    9. 38 U.S. States Have Wind Farms
    10. U.S. Wind Resources Could Power the Nation 10 Times Over