Stopping Pollution

  • Eric Johnson: No matter the cause, Texas must prepare for climate change »»
  • New Spill Center Blog Provides Guidance In Dealing With Hazmat Spills »»
  • Jean Paul Gaultier to stop making ready-to-wear »»
  • California Drought: 'This Is Not a Projection, Global Warming is Playing a Role Right Now' »»
  • My Turn: The climate marches past Alaska »»
  • An Important Step in Our Fight Against Climate Change »»
  • Thousands March Against Tar Sands at People's Climate March »»
  • School board hears concerns about compressor station »»
  • We must kill dirty coal before it kills us »»
  • Mark Ruffalo calls on Obama to ban fracking ahead of UN climate summit »»
  • Offshore Drilling

  • Transocean at 52-Week Low on Weak Offshore Drilling Market »»
  • Oil and Gas Drilling Stocks on our Scanner -- Diamond Offshore Drilling, Rowan Cos, Helmerich and Payne, Vantage ... »»
  • Transocean at 52-Week Low on Weak Offshore Drilling Market - Analyst Blog »»
  • Fitch: Mounting Concerns for Offshore Drilling Reflected in CDS »»
  • Prelude to Offshore Drilling Not a Blast for All (Op-Ed) »»
  • The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Transocean, Diamond Offshore Drilling, Parker Drilling, Vantage Drilling and Noble »»
  • Offshore Drilling: There Is Just No Bottom in Sight »»
  • Global offshore drilling market suffers after fall in demand from oil companies »»
  • Jefferies: Offshore drillers "continuing to die by 1,000 cuts" »»
  • Offshore Drilling: There Is Just No Bottom in Sight - Analyst Blog »»
  • Wind Power

  • Wind energy proposal would light Los Angeles homes »»
  • Letter: Wind energy »»
  • New Report: India’s Expanding Solar and Wind Energy Markets Jumpstarting Job Growth »»
  • Things to know about $8B wind energy proposal »»
  • Will They Fly? Storms Buffet Wind-Power Alternatives »»
  • Developer says Alexandria wrong to deny tower »»
  • Solar and wind energy getting more cost competitive, study finds »»
  • Solar Wind Energy Tower Receives City Council Approval for Industrial Zoning of 640 Acre Tower Site in San Luis, Arizona »»
  • Proposal aims to send Wyoming wind energy to L.A. area within a decade »»
  • Wind Energy Capital Hamburg: Premiere of the Leading International Expo WindEnergy Exceeds Expectations »»
  • Solar Energy

  • Report: A Guide To Boosting Solar Energy Demand »»
  • Solar energy could dominate electricity by 2050: IEA »»
  • Solar Energy Could Dominate Electricity by 2050 »»
  • Taxes, fees: the worldwide battle between utilities and solar »»
  • International Energy Agency: Clear plans needed to capitalize on solar energy »»
  • Solar Energy Will Shine at City Schools, Mayor Says »»
  • 24 schools getting solar panels in $28M project »»
  • Harvesting the Sun: Scientists Turn Solar Power into Hydrogen Fuel Using Perovskite »»
  • Solar power could be world's top electricity source by 2050, says IEA »»
  • Energy Stocks: Solar could be world’s largest power source by 2050 »»
  • 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