The next time you fly, during the landing, you probably won’t think you are crashing but you may feel something a bit different. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is changing the way planes land in order to reduce fuel consumption and emissions. The FAA is straightening the descent path instituting a process called Continuous Descent Approach (CDA).
The food versus fuel debate is back on the agenda with the launch of a map designed by anti-poverty organization ActionAid and the Environmental Working Group (EWG). The map shows which countries are at highest risk of a food crisis due to food price rises.
The organization says volatile food markets
Electric vehicles have quickly caught on in the last several years to the point where the industry is now awash with a wide variety of electric models, conversions, and plans for future adoption of the green technology. While some electric vehicles remain a bit out of reach for the ordinary consumer, many companies are taking steps to make electric vehicles affordable and easy to find.
And the award for first carbon neutral media company in the world goes to? Drum roll please! News Corp. Yes, you read right. The parent company of Fox News, home to some of the worst climate misinformation in the media, is a leader when it comes to climate change.
News Corp made the announcement yesterday. They achieved carbon neutrality through a combination of increases in
What’s the only country in the world that generates 99% of its electricity from clean, carbon-neutral energy sources? If you guessed Iceland—a nation with a relatively tiny population but vast renewable energy resources—you’re right. Today almost all Iceland’s electricity comes from two renewable power sources: a system of dams fed by melting glacier water, and geothermal
Computer models that simulate and predict future climate change patterns are far from accurate according to climate scientist Kevin Anderson of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change at the University of Manchester. Anderson believes that this is because the Integrated Assessment Models (IAM’s) that are widely used by
Urban centers both here in the U.S. and abroad are often densely populated. Naturally, therefore, such areas may be a huge source of carbon dioxide emissions from all kinds of sources, but a principal one is transportation due to the consumption of fossil fuels from driving, taking a taxi, or even riding on a bus that may not be eco-friendly. Yet, many cities at
Japan has long been at the forefront of high speed rail development since they laid down the first tracks for the Shinkansen system back in the 1960s. Since then, the bullet trains in Japan have grown into the busiest high speed rail line in the world and serve as the example for what high speed rail can become in other countries. Now, with the bullet train technology getting up
China yesterday reinforced its commitment to renewable energy by entering an agreement with an Israeli company specialized in combined heat and power (CHP).
ZenithSolar signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Energy
Solar Infra, a California-based manufacturer of mono and poly-crystalline photovoltaic (PV) modules with a market reach that covers the Americas, Asia and Europe, has chosen 3D design software SolidWorks (UK) as a key development and analysis tool.
The 3D software was used in collaboration with industry partners in the development of
In 2009 China became a net-importer of coal. In 2006 the New York Times reported that China was already using “more coal than the United States, the European Union and Japan combined.” Today the amount of coal demanded in China is greater than ever. The coast of China is 7,000 miles (11,265 km) from the
All over the news, one can see the massive sea of protest currently befalling the state of Wisconsin in a dispute between workers and the governor. Most news outlets have discussed how it is a dispute between the governor’s cuts and workers’ rights issues over things like collective bargaining. Governor Walker’s budget dealing impasse is problematic for public transit in Wisconsin
President Barack Obama’s chief science advisor, Professor John Holdren has stated that it is unlikely that congress will pass a bill that will put a tax on carbon emissions.
Speaking at a meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Holdren admitted that President Obama would have to focus his efforts on improving energy efficiency, increasing
Attacks on climate change regulations, thawing permafrost in National Parks, and attempts to cut funding for climate research. Climate change has had some bad news this month. There’s at least one (sort of) bright spot, though: the state of US greenhouse gas emissions. Yesterday, the Environmental Protection Agency