Stopping Pollution

  • EC accuses Italy of new infractions with ILVA steel plant »»
  • The toxic taste of air pollution »»
  • Air pollution: What they are not telling us about the smog »»
  • City cracks down on taxis blocking off bus stops »»
  • Steel units in residential areas play havoc with public health - DAWN.COM »»
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  • Boost for bus links to new Monks Cross shopping park »»
  • Thousands fined as Paris curbs car use for a day »»
  • Time to clean up polluted St Albans junction »»
  • Frandor Shopping Center owner sues Lansing over Red Cedar project »»
  • Offshore Drilling

  • Research and Markets: Global Offshore Drilling Market 2014-2018 with Baker Hughes, Ensco, Halliburton, Schlumberger ... »»
  • The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Hercules Offshore, Transocean, Diamond Offshore Drilling, Ensco and Seadrill Partners »»
  • Offshore drilling rig taking on water in Gulf of Mexico »»
  • Shell still to decide on Arctic offshore drilling in 2014 »»
  • Offshore Rig Tilts, Anadarko Halts Ops in GOM »»
  • Offshore rig taking on water but stable after wave »»
  • Drilling rig takes on water, stable after being hit by wave in Gulf »»
  • Large Storm Wave Swamps Drilling Rig Off Texas Coast »»
  • Crews to assess damage to rig hit by large wave »»
  • Research and Markets: European Offshore Drilling Industry to 2016 - Norway a Driving Force »»
  • Wind Power

  • Xcel Energy Named No. 1 Wind Provider for 10th Consecutive Year »»
  • Research and Markets: Future Composite Materials Needs for the Global Wind Energy Market 2014-2019 »»
  • GE Strengthens India's Localization Efforts in Wind Energy »»
  • Ireland scraps wind energy exports »»
  • A wake-up call on energy: move to renewables needs to be accelerated »»
  • UK 'too negative' towards wind farms »»
  • Chipping in the global wind energy | Business Recorder »»
  • Rural wrath over wind turbines and pylons »»
  • Kansas wind energy faces obstacles despite gains »»
  • 12 U.S. states account for 80 percent of wind power »»
  • Solar Energy

  • Scientists Discover How to Generate Solar Power in the Dark »»
  • Energy Press Release : 16 Apr 2014 »»
  • Portland's solar energy generates top 20 label »»
  • Molecules Can Store Solar Energy Indefinitely »»
  • REI Commits to Solar Energy to Reduce Climate Impact »»
  • Solar Chimneys Can Convert Hot Air to Energy, But Is Funding a Mirage? »»
  • EasySolar: The All-in-one Solar Power Solution »»
  • Smart solar energy for Africa »»
  • Future Of Solar Cells Brightened By Shiny Quantum Dots »»
  • Sustainability workshop stresses water conservation and solar energy use »»
  • 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