Posts Tagged ‘Energy’

07/18/2013

The Past And Future Of Nuclear Power

By Thomas Errath The Enola Gay displayed the largest demonstration of nuclear power to date by devastating the metropolis that was Hiroshima. Horror filled the eyes of both Japanese and Americans alike, but this did not stop the Soviet Union from breaking ground on a plant powered by this same. . .

06/24/2013

Tar Sands And The Keystone XL Pipeline

Today’s Guest Writer is Thomas Errath  The proposed Keystone XL Pipeline has come to the forefront of environmental issues that the United States currently faces. Not only will the implementation of the pipeline adversely affect our nation, but it will also devastate a large area in Alberta, Canada. While this pipeline. . .

05/09/2013

California Drilling Auctions Postponed

Federal land managers have postponed all oil and gas lease auctions in California until October, citing budget problems and low staffing as well as the toll of environmental litigation.  The U.S. Bureau of Land Management recently announced it would put off an auction planned for later this month for leases. . .

04/25/2013

Cutting Down Energy Consumption

By Guest Writer Amanda Green When you take control of your energy consumption you’ll not only be saving money each month but you’ll also be doing your part for the environment.  Taking your energy usage into account is a great way to start helping out the earth and many of. . .

04/12/2013

New LED Light To Replace Office Fluorescents

If you’ve worked in an office, you’re probably familiar with the soft glow of fluorescent tubes drifting from the ceiling. If Europe’s Philips brand is right, those lamps could soon be history.  Royal Philips NV, the Dutch consumer appliances giant, said Thursday that it has developed an LED light that. . .

03/22/2013

Native American Groups Plan To Block Keystone Pipeline

An alliance of Canadian and U.S. aboriginal groups vowed on Wednesday to block three multibillion dollar oil pipelines that are planned to transport oil from the Alberta tar sands, and said they are prepared to take physical action to stop them.  The Canadian government, faced with falling revenues thanks to. . .

02/28/2013

Shell Suspends Arctic Drilling For 2013

Royal Dutch Shell PLC announced Wednesday that it will suspend its offshore petroleum drilling program in the Arctic Ocean for 2013, taking a break to make sure it can do so safely.  The company announced it will “pause” exploration in the Chukchi Sea off Alaska’s northwest coast and in the. . .

11/13/2012

U.S. To Become Number One Oil Producer By 2017

The United States will overtake Saudi Arabia as the world’s leading oil producer by about 2017 and will become a net oil exporter by 2030, according to a new report released on Monday by the International Energy Agency.  That increased oil production, combined with new American policies to improve energy. . .

10/29/2012

Do We Still Need Daylight Savings?

Past arguments for Daylight savings time was to save energy.  But, does Daylight Saving Time (DST) really conserve energy?  Recent studies are beginning to shed some light on the efficiency of seasonally changing the clocks. Matthew Kotchen of the University of California, Santa Barbara has been studying the effects of DST. . .

10/17/2012

Why Won’t The Presidential Candidates Debate The Environment?

With the next Presidential debate on the horizon the big question in the world of green is will they or won’t they talk about the environment.  Will they discuss climate change?  Or how about clean renewable energy?  It seems that both candidates are shying away from discussing these issues at. . .

09/19/2012

NASA Working On Warp Drive

Going faster than light is impossible as we understand the universe. It is the ultimate limit of our environment. A warp drive is defined as a way to manipulate space-time itself to move a starship, taking advantage of a loophole in the laws of physics that prevent anything from moving. . .

09/11/2012

Santorini Volcano Starting To Act Up

The island of Santorini is one of the most visited Greek islands in the Aegean Sea.  It is also an island that is sitting on a volcano that hasn’t erupted in over 3,600 years.  But, in the last year, scientists have noticed increased sub-surface activity that could be pointing to. . .

08/08/2012

New Plant To Convert Trash To Ethanol

Common household trash will be converted into ethanol for transportation fuel at a planned biofuel production facility in northern Nevada backed by a $105 million federal loan guarantee announced by the Obama administration Monday.  The Fulcrum Sierra Biofuels project will help reduce the nation’s dependence on foreign oil and advance. . .

07/27/2012

U.S. Gets First Tidal Powered Generators

The U.S. is set to get its first tidal power turbines placed off the coast of Maine this summer.  The TidGen Cobscook Bay project is located of the coast of Eastport, Maine.  Turbines will be placed in 50-100 feet deep water to take advantage of the 100 billion tons of. . .

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