Posts Tagged ‘Renewable’
According to Scientific American, strains of a particular soil fungus, Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense, or Foc, have struck a key variety of banana grown for export in Mozambique and Jordan. Scientists fear that if the banana fungus spreads further, the popular Cavendish banana could become critically threatened. The fungus, which has. . .
U.S. President Barack Obama on Saturday boasted of the nation’s progress in cutting dependence on foreign energy sources and lowering pollution levels, saying that the United States is now poised to control its own energy future. In his weekly radio address, Obama noted that for the first time in nearly. . .
Scientists at Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo are raising meadow jumping mice and releasing them into the wild to help restore dwindling Midwestern prairies. Right now, biologists there say only 1 percent of historical prairie grasslands remain in Illinois. So the zoo is raising the mice and other species to help. . .
A new paper published this week in the journal Environmental Science & Technology Letters written by a team of researchers in the Netherlands, describe how CO2 could be mixed with a fluid electrolyte, generating electrical energy in the process. A press release from the American Chemical Society, which publishes the journal, calls. . .
The world’s energy-related carbon dioxide emissions rose 1.4 percent in 2012 to a record high of 31.6 billion tons, even though the U.S. posted its lowest emissions since the mid-1990s, the International Energy Agency said Monday. In its annual World Energy Outlook report, the Paris-based IEA said top carbon polluter. . .
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. . .
By Guest Blogger: Jakob Berry Of the many things that wash up on beaches during strong winter storms seaweed can be found in abundance. Even in calmer waters there’s no shortage as the ocean is full of it and although this seemingly pointless ‘weed’ looks unappealing sprawled out on the. . .
The latest Energy Infrastructure Update released yesterday by the Office of Energy Projects at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission reports that the US had 1,231 megawatts (MW) of new in-service generating capacity come online in January of 2013, all of it from renewable sources including wind, solar and biomass. The new capacity. . .
Since 1999 the global land area farmed organically has expanded more than threefold to 37 million hectares, according to new research conducted by the Worldwatch Institute for its Vital Signs Online service. Regions with the largest certified organic agricultural land in 2010 were Oceania, including Australia, New Zealand, and Pacific. . .
The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) issued a report yesterday highlighting the top ten countries that invested the most in clean energy technology for 2011. The report shows that China continues to lead the world in clean energy technology manufacturing and investing. The U.S. took second place. The report also ranked. . .
It is interesting to see how old technologies are making a comeback in an effort to reduce pollution and become more bio sustainable. In this case the use of steam locomotives running on bio coal. The latest effort is based on collaboration between the University of Minnesota and the nonprofit. . .
We’re seeing new creative solutions to recycling plastic that isn’t so easily recycled. MTV Brazil has created a novel machine that can recycle expired credit cards. Credit cards are made from a mixture of different plastics that makes them difficult to recycle, and usually end up in the landfill. According. . .
This seems to be the week of non-governmental organizations (NGO) issuing state of the environment reports. Coming off of the heels of the American Lung Associations report on the dirtiest and cleanest air cities to live in, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), issued their report on declining global biodiversity. The. . .
The state of Maine has given the go ahead to install the first tidal energy project in the U.S. on Cobscook Bay. State regulators put three utilities on the path to distribute electricity harnessed from tides at the nation’s eastern tip, a key milestone in a bid to turn the. . .