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7 million premature deaths annually linked to air pollution

by GLOBE Foundation  (Sep. 8, 2014)

New estimates released earlier this year by the World health Organization (WHO) suggest that in 2012 around 7 million people died – one in eight of total global deaths – as a result of air pollution exposure. This finding more than doubles previous estimates and confirms that air pollution is now the world’s largest single ...

How to plan hydropower stations for the future

by SciDev.Net  (Sep. 3, 2014)

The hydropower plants of tomorrow won’t only produce energy. Constructing dams will also provide new drinking water sources, irrigation for crops, and new waterways for transport. In the words of most of the scientists here at World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden, they will be ‘multipurpose’. This means that each plant ...

China may be ready to kick coal habit

by Climate News Network  (Sep. 5, 2014)

There are still doubts. The statistics might be proved wrong. But it looks as if China might be starting to wean itself off its coal consumption habit. China produces and consumes nearly as much coal as the rest of the world combined. Coal, the most polluting of all energy sources, has powered the growth of China’s flyaway economy. But as ...

Manure Spills: Prevention, Detection, Control Options, & the Role of Anaerobic Digesters

by BIOFerm™ Energy Systems  (Aug. 27, 2014)

An internet search for manure-related spills can lead to an exhausting list of news articles and images of catastrophic environmental damage. In Wisconsin alone, the ...

How to clean solar lights

by Greenshine New Energy LLC  (Sep. 12, 2014)

Summer's over and now is the ideal time for a hefty portion of us here in the United States to consider fall cleanup. In the event that you have solar powered lighting, or any scene lights besides, it’s not difficult to harm or even demolish lights once rakes and leaf blowers turn out. Fortunately, there are some simple and fast ...

Clean urban transport can drive emissions cuts

by Climate News Network  (Sep. 24, 2014)

Here’s a way to save $100 trillion and stop 1,700 million tonnes of carbon dioxide from getting into the atmosphere every year by 2050: cycle, walk or take public transport. A new report by the University of California Davis and the Institute for ...

Keep Your Solar Lights Squeaky Clean

by Greenshine New Energy LLC  (Sep. 24, 2014)

There are two schools of thought when it comes to cleaning your solar lights: either you should never have to do it, or you should do it regularly as part of the unit’s maintenance. As is often the case, there is truth in both sides. One of the major selling points for solar lighting is how low-maintenance it is. Enter the ...

The Energy Revolution is Here

by GLOBE Foundation  (Sep. 15, 2014)

We live in an exciting time. Yes, glaciers are melting, sea levels are rising, and in my new home in the Western United States, earlier snowmelts, longer summers, and hotter temperatures have made wildfires 400 percent more frequent. And yet, there are encouraging signs we are in the midst of an energy revolution that is sure to transform our ...

The economics of global environmental sustainability

by GLOBE Foundation  (Apr. 3, 2014)

We will soon be at a global crossroads when it comes to sustainability, and Dr. Wiebe believes that creating more resilient cities and sustainably responsible countries will reshape the world as we know it. Mediaplanet: People are often overwhelmed by the environmental challenges facing the world. How do you maintain optimism in the face of so ...

Green Village Delft – integration of an autarkic water supply in a local sustainable energy system

by IWA Publishing  (Sep. 5, 2014)

For the Green Village at the campus of Delft University of Technology, an autarkic water circuit was developed. The aim was to avoid connections to the public water supply system, the sewerage, the electricity grid and cable systems. It should produce its own drinking water and electricity, and clean its organic waste streams in a sustainable ...

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