15/09/2015Renewable energy investment and deployment is paying off, and in spades, when it comes to addressing a basic issue plaguing developed and developing countries alike: an inability to generate jobs that pay a good living wage. Around the world, renewable energy job creation continues to far outpace that for economies overall.
15/09/2015While electrical and electronic equipment have never been more efficient, economical or in demand, consumers' desire to own the best and the latest is contributing to an environmental issue of increasing seriousness and concern, according to a new report.
15/09/2015A research of the University of British Columbia (UBC) shows world’s monitored seabird populations have dropped 70% since the 1950s, a stark indication that marine ecosystems are not doing well.
15/09/2015On 25 April, Nepal was hit by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake. But as well as quakes, the country is also vulnerable to climate change, a combination that makes it harder to build resilience and risk preparedness.
15/09/2015To mitigate the trend and support conservation efforts, scientists at the University of Toronto (UT) are sharing a way to predict which plants or animals may be vulnerable to the arrival of a new species.
15/09/2015As Greece prepares for its referendum, it is taken to task for its highly polluting lignite power sector, its ditching of a successful solar program in favour of more coal, the minimal insulation in its buildings that locks in high fuel bills, and Syriza's failure to tackle these issues. Greece's latest €1.4bn coal project looks like going unfunded.
15/09/2015Gasoline and diesel fuel extracted and refined from Canadian oil sands will release about 20% more carbon into the atmosphere over the oil’s lifetime than fuel from conventional crude sources in the United States, according to a study by the University of California and Stanford University.
15/09/2015A new study by scientists using data from NASA's QuikScat satellite has demonstrated a novel technique to quantify urban growth based on observed changes in physical infrastructure. The researchers used the technique to study the rapid urban growth in Beijing, China, finding that its physical area quadrupled between 2000 and 2009.
15/09/2015Some plants are able to make do without perfectly clean water, leaving more good water for drinking. One strategy is to use treated wastewater, containing salt leftover from the cleaning process, to water large areas of turf grass. These areas include athletic fields and golf courses. Golf courses alone use approximately 750 billion gallons of water annually in arid regions.
15/09/2015Microbes, primarily bacteria and fungi, get a bad rap in today’s society. However they’ve long played an incredible role within the Earth’s ecosystem. And one of the most important places microbes are transforming the earth is in the Gulf of Mexico, where a number of strains are busy munching up the oil still left over from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster.
15/09/2015Lately, Viet Nam and Japan signed a record of discussion on sustainable natural resource management project that will be carried out in 5 provinces in the northern and Central Highlands regions.
15/09/2015The Deputy Chairman of the HCM City People's Committee Tat Thanh Cang has said that all polluting companies must be moved out of the centre city by year-end, and that no deadline extensions would be granted.