Alternative Energy

Environment and Sustainability

News and Information about global warming, climate change and the environment.

Dec 08, 2016

Environment and Sustainability

Global warming and its increasing effects have shed light on the many global environmental issues. Our planet's fragile ecosystem is under attack on many fronts as a result of industrialization and our growing transportation infrastructure. Worldwide change is needed in order to avert catastrophe, the development of alternative energy sources is absolutely necessary. The articles listed below explore environmental issues.

Electricity and Desalination from Wastewater

Electricity and Desalination from Wastewater

In most part of the world safe and clean drinking water is unavailable for daily consumption and industrial use. Currently to desalinate water two kinds of technologies are being

The Solar Powered Barn

The Solar Powered Barn

Your barn has always been a good source of energy. Up till now it has been due to the fact that you store all your wood in the barn.

The Plastic Plan: Energy from Plastic Bottles

The Plastic Plan: Energy from Plastic Bottles

If we try to get rid of plastics altogether from our lives, we know that it is quite impractical. So what is the next best thing? We can recycle

New Washing Machine Only Uses One Cup of Water

New Washing Machine Only Uses One Cup of Water

An environmentally friendly washing machine has been developed by the University of Leeds, Britain. The technology has been developed by Professor Stephen Burkinshaw of the University of Leeds. He

UNEP To Help Green The Sochi 2014 Olympics

UNEP To Help Green The Sochi 2014 Olympics

We have seen many Olympic Games but didn’t bother to check about the green quotient of the games, till now. What is most talked about is always the performance

Cutting Aviation Emissions with ‘Bottletop Technology’

Cutting Aviation Emissions with ‘Bottletop Technology’

Most of the time we ignore simple solutions dismissing them as too simplistic. But often we can achieve immeasurable amount of success with simple and practical solutions. We might

NRDC: The Right Way to Use Biofuels

NRDC: The Right Way to Use Biofuels

When we think about sources of alternative energy, we often feel a rush of positive thoughts engulfing us. We often think that while developing alternative sources of energy we

New Way to Convert CO2 into Methanol

New Way to Convert CO2 into Methanol

Scientists are continuously working on to find an alternative to fossil fuels. We are familiar with the side effects of fossil fuels and its impact on environment. Right now

Self-Heating Ecological House

Self-Heating Ecological House

We come across scores of people unmindful of giving back to nature what they are taking and consuming the resources of nature, haphazardly. But we also come across a

Geothermal Energy: Intelligent Use Of The Earth’s Heat

Geothermal Energy: Intelligent Use Of The Earth’s Heat

Geothermal energy falls under the category of renewable energy source because the water is replenished by rainfall and the heat is continuously produced inside the earth. Geothermal energy is

Alaska Becoming Fertile Ground for Green Power

Alaska Becoming Fertile Ground for Green Power

With its windy coasts, untapped rivers and huge tidal and wave resources, Alaska can quickly become a national leader in producing alternative energy. Although Alaska is the second-largest oil

Obama’s Stimulus Includes Green Investments

Obama’s Stimulus Includes Green Investments

We are experiencing the effects of economic recession remotely or directly. Our political leaders are trying to assuage the situation on several levels. United States House and Senate members

Power from Trees

Power from Trees

Currently a team of MIT researchers are using platinum electrodes and ficus plants to discover the truth of feeble electric currents from trees. They have come up with an

Clean Development Mechanism (CDM)

Clean Development Mechanism (CDM)

Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), is a mechanism under the Kyoto Protocol for promoting technology transfer and investment from industrialized countries to the developing world for projects focused on mitigating

Artificial Trees to Produce Alternative Energy

Artificial Trees to Produce Alternative Energy

A big problem with producing alternative energy is that it takes up lots of land, resources and money to produce little alternative energy. Vast acreage is needed if an

Waste as a Renewable Energy Source

Waste as a Renewable Energy Source

The enormous increase in the quantum and diversity of waste materials generated by human activity and their potentially harmful effects on the general environment and public health, have led

Green Catalysts Can Clean Toxins And Pollutants

Green Catalysts Can Clean Toxins And Pollutants

Toxins and pollutants present in the environment means we inhale them and consume them no matter what activity we are indulging in. Although our livers, kidneys, skin and lymphatic

Negative Impacts of Incineration-based Waste-to-Energy Technology

Negative Impacts of Incineration-based Waste-to-Energy Technology

Despite being an attractive technological option for waste management, combustion-based processes for municipal solid waste (MSW) treatment are a subject of intense debate around the world. In the absence

Geos – First Fossil-Fuel-Free Community

Geos – First Fossil-Fuel-Free Community

When it comes to eliminating the use of fossil fuels, why just keep setting percentages and meeting partial goals; why not create social environments that are totally fossil-fuel-free? A

Turning Airborne Carbon Into Fuel

Turning Airborne Carbon Into Fuel

We are already experiencing the ill effects of greenhouse gases in the form of global warming, glaciers and polar ice melting, rise in the sea level and sudden, unpredictable

Poll: Which Candidate is the Greenest?

Poll: Which Candidate is the Greenest?

All three presidential nominees for the upcoming 2008 US elections are promising that they can end America’s addition to oil through the research and development of green energy technologies.

Google Earth Shows the Effects of Global Warming

Google Earth Shows the Effects of Global Warming

Google recently launched Earth Outreach as part of an effort to provide non-profit and public benefit organizations the knowledge and resources they need to reach hearts and minds in

San Francisco Greasecycle Program

San Francisco Greasecycle Program

For the past several months the San Francisco Public Utility Commission (SFPUC) has begun picking up used cooking oil from restaurants and businesses for free in an effort to

The Bicycle: An Environmental Hero

The Bicycle: An Environmental Hero

Bicycle sales have been booming in North America in recent years, with some sources saying high gas prices may be responsible for the trend. Bike shops are reporting high

Energy and Environment X-Prize

Energy and Environment X-Prize

The X-Prize Foundation, most commonly known for it’s space exploration challenges, has launched a new generation of contests that they hope will have a global impact aned encourage a

Ultima Tower – Future City Concept

Ultima Tower – Future City Concept

Eugene Tsui has designed a concept city called The Ultima Tower that would help solve the global population crisis. Acting as a human termite nest, and costing $150 billion,

Virtual Carbon Footprint Map

Virtual Carbon Footprint Map

Scientists from the Vulcan Project at Purdue University have created an extraordinary piece of software that tracks the carbon emissions of the entire continental United States. This exciting virtual

Is Nuclear Energy a Viable Solution?

Is Nuclear Energy a Viable Solution?

The word “nuclear energy” always inspires awe, and sometimes fear, because we always associate terms like “nukes” and “radiation” when we talk about something nuclear. But it is not

What can you do for your environment?

What can you do for your environment?

The concern for our environment no longer remains in the realm of NGO activism and student projects. It is a real-time concern that stares us in the eye at

Are Biofuels a Viable Alternative to Fossil Fuels?

Are Biofuels a Viable Alternative to Fossil Fuels?

With food-related riots erupting in many poor countries the debate surrounding biofuels have heated up again. How viable are they, considering numerous other options easily available to developed as