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Environment and Sustainability

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

Dec 11, 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.

Ethanol Pipeline Proposed by Producers

Ethanol Pipeline Proposed by Producers

Ethanol producers are considering whether a dedicated pipeline might be the best method for transporting the fuel. The ethanol industry is currently reliant upon traditional transport methods, such as

Alternative Fuels Can Boost Pollution

Alternative Fuels Can Boost Pollution

A recent US study released on November 13, 2007, warns that some alternative fuels can cause more harmful greenhouse gas emissions than fossil fuel polluters like diesel or petrol.

Geoengineering Climate Change Solutions

Geoengineering Climate Change Solutions

TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is an organization dedicated to spreading free knowledge and inspiration by showcasing ideas from the world’s most progressive thinkers. Their latest contributor, Environmental Scientist David

Cradle to Cradle: Rethinking Sustainability

Cradle to Cradle: Rethinking Sustainability

It is time for our civilization to rethink the way we live, work, travel, design, build and consume. To think that we are doing our part simply by driving a

Incentives to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Incentives to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

A New Zealand company has applied to patent Celsias.com, the world’s first online community that allows regions, businesses or community groups to be paid for reducing the carbon emissions from

One Million Pixels for Social and Environmental Harmony

One Million Pixels for Social and Environmental Harmony

The Million Campaign Homepage (MCH) is offering one million pixels to groups and organizations involved in furthering peace, liberty, democracy, environmental prosperity, education, health, bread and water, an open and

Ocean Energy Bionics

Ocean Energy Bionics

BioPower Systems is developing a new ocean energy technology in Australia that will use bionics to mimic natural systems in order to produce energy. Both bioSTREAM and bioWAVE technologies use

P3 Award: Environmental Design for Sustainability

P3 Award: Environmental Design for Sustainability

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is sponsoring an exciting environmental design competition for undergraduate and graduate students. It’s called the “P3 Award” (People, Prosperity and the Planet), and it

Waste to Energy needed in Pakistan

Waste to Energy needed in Pakistan

Growing urbanisation and changes in the pattern of life, give rise to generation of increasing quantities of wastes and it’s now becoming another threat to our already degraded environment. However,

Mesquite to Ethanol Machine

Mesquite to Ethanol Machine

Mesquite is a deciduous tree, commonly found in Northern Mexico and the United States. Because of its long roots and ability to flourish in dry climates, mesquite trees can be

Energy from Pollution

Energy from Pollution

Researchers at the Center for Biotechnology at The Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University are developing an amazing new technology which will potentially have the ability to extract electricity from

Micro Hydro Power – Pros and Cons

Micro Hydro Power – Pros and Cons

Small-scale micro hydro power is both an efficient and reliable form of energy, most of the time. However, there are certain disadvantages that should be considered before constructing a small

Recycling Waste Vegetable Oil – Easy?

Recycling Waste Vegetable Oil – Easy?

It’s almost too good to be true. Restaurants produce a large amount of waste vegetable oils. Currently they have to sell this grease to oil-recycling companies and are charged a

Solar Energy System for Google Headquarters

Solar Energy System for Google Headquarters

Google Inc. plans to build a massive solar-electricity system to help power parts of its Mountain View, Calif., campus that it says will benefit both the environment and its bottom

Pollution from Waste-to-Energy Incinerators

Pollution from Waste-to-Energy Incinerators

The environmental impact of waste-to-energy technology outweighs the benefits when it comes to a proposed garbage incinerator in Greater Vancouver, according to a leading pollution researcher. The new trash incinerator

Sustainable Public Transport Systems

Sustainable Public Transport Systems

Growing transportation problems, including gasoline prices and carbon dioxide emissions, are forcing urban governments to consider implementing better public transportation initiatives in an effort to reduce the impact of the