Posts Tagged ‘Waste’
In a novel push for a renewable energy source, a local hospital in La Crosse, Wisconsin will be using all of a biogas product from a local brewery to create electricity. City Brewery in a Crosse is using its biogas byproduct from the brewing process to create 3 million kilowatt. . .
Could the U.S. pass carbon-limiting legislation similar to what Australia and the European Union have passed? Yesterday Australia joined the EU in imposing a price on carbon emissions on their economy. Its impact will be felt right across the economy, from miners and liquefied natural gas producers to airlines and. . .
Global carbon emissions last year exceeded worst-case scenario predictions from just four years before, according to the US Department of Energy (DOE). A rise of six percent (564 million additional tons) over 2009 levels was largely driven by three nations: the US, India, and China. Emissions from burning coal jumped. . .
Leaded gasoline was fixture in this country up until the mid 1970’s. Some of you may remember filling your car up with regular leaded gasoline. Some of you may still be adding it as an additive to cars that were built prior to 1974. The world use to run on. . .
The lingering after effects of Japan’s tsunami is headed towards Hawaii and the west coast of the U.S. According to University of Hawaii scientists there is some 20 million tons of debris from the tsunami heading our way. Researchers have estimated that the debris field will reach Hawaii in 2013. . .
Sixty-seven percent of the world’s carbon dioxide output originates from ten countries, according to a new study that measured the CO2 output from 112 countries. The study conducted by Carnegie University and the Center for International Climate and Environmental Research did not solely focus on a country’s CO2 emissions, but. . .
Did you know that chewing gum takes over 50 years to biodegrade? Worldwide consumption of chewing gum is up to 560,000 tons this past year. That’s a lot gum stuck in your hair, on the sidewalk, in your intestines, or in a public landfill. The funny thing is that no. . .
Beginning in January 2012 the European Union (EU) will start charging airlines a carbon emissions tax. Next year all airlines will have to buy carbon permits under the EU’s emission trading scheme to help cover the cost of all flights that land or take off in Europe. The International Air. . .
In an unprecedented compilation of air quality data released by the World Health Organization (WHO), air pollution is reaching levels that threaten people’s health. WHO amassed data from 1100 cities across 91 countries, including capital cities and cities with more than 100,000 residents. WHO estimates that 2 million people die. . .
The practice of fracturing the Earth for natural gas and oil has become a political and health issue that is impacting the lives of people who live near a “fracking” site. The release of toxic chemicals into the air and water tables are a common practice from fracking sites. Gas. . .
How would you like to have an unlimited source of hydrogen fuel to power your next generation car? Right now there is a prototype plant in Orange County California that may have found a biogas source to make hydrogen fuel. There are some hydrogen test vehicles on the road in. . .
This September when the Republican controlled House of Representatives returns from recess one of their first legislative efforts is to curb the Interior Department and the Environmental Protection Agency. House Republicans are adding riders to appropriations bills in an attempt to hamper both agencies. The riders have absolutely nothing to. . .
U.S. carbon emissions rose 4 percent in 2010. The federal government attributed the increase in greenhouse gas emissions to a recovering manufacturing sector, and the increase use of air conditioners by consumers during the hot summer of 2010. U.S. carbon emissions from oil, coal, and natural gas, which accounts for. . .
The Lone Star state’s effort to turn wastewater into drinking water may be the harbinger of the future of America’s drinking water supply, at least in drought stricken areas. Texas, which currently is facing one of its worst droughts in history, is seeking ways to meet the drinking water demands. . .