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International Waste Summit–Striving for Net Zero Construction by 2030 to prevent of polluting Water and Soil

by GLOBE Foundation  (Nov. 7, 2014)

The Construction Resources Initiative Council (CRI Council) is hosting an International Waste Summit in Ottawa, Ontario as part of a global initiative to reduce waste in the construction sector. Globally, the construction and operation of buildings consumes 40% of all ...

BioLargo`s AOS Filter Receives Coveted Technology Star Award

by Biolargo, Inc.  (Nov. 10, 2014)

BioLargo, Inc. (OTCQB: BLGO) announced today its AOS Filter had been named the best "Health, Safety & Environment" technology by the editorial staff at the Calgary based oil industry trade publication New Technology Magazine. It is featured in its annual "Technology Stars" fall awards. New Technologies Magazine ...

Software to improve sustainability in horticultural, grape and wine-growing, and sugar beet production

by Elhuyar Fundazioa - Basque Research  (Nov. 17, 2014)

The Basque Institute for Agricultural Research and Development Neiker-Tecnalia, the public body that reports to the Sub-Ministry for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Policy of the Government of the Basque Autonomous Community (region), in coordination with the consulting firms HAZI Fundazioa (rural, shoreline and food development) and IK ...

Rethinking How We Live, How We Buy and What We Consume

by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)  (Nov. 11, 2014)

A new global report aimed at supporting the shift to a more resource-efficient world through sustainable lifestyles, was launched today by the Ministry of Environment of Japan, the Government of Sweden and WWF. The development of the 10YFP Sustainable Lifestyles and Education Programme (SLE) - jointly coordinated by the United Nations Environment ...

SWITCH tool aims to show best path to green energy

by SciDev.Net  (Nov. 11, 2014)

New software could help the world go green efficiently – while minimising environmental damage. Called SWITCH, the tool was presented by a team from the US-based University of California, Berkeley, at the International Alliance of Research Universities' Sustainability Science Congress in ...

PhD thesis proposes use of ethanol and heterogeneous catalysts for biodiesel production

by Elhuyar Fundazioa - Basque Research  (Nov. 10, 2014)

For her PhD thesis, chemical engineer Inés Reyero Zaragoza proposed the substitution of methanol by ethanol for the production of biodiesel and the use of a heterogeneous catalyst, which will “result in a reduction of costs and in the environmental impact associated with the production of this biofuel”. One of the novel ...

New Field Laboratories and Related Research To Help Promote Environmentally Prudent Development of Unconventional Resources

by US Department of Energy  (Nov. 6, 2014)

Today (Nov 6, 2014), the Department of Energy announced the selection of three multiyear, field laboratories and six other multiyear research projects for continued research to promote environmentally prudent development of unconventional oil and natural gas (UOG) resources. As part of a July, 2014 Executive Order and a multiagency effort ...

Fracking fuels conflict over water resources

by Climate News Network  (Sep. 15, 2014)

The vast quantities of water needed to release oil and gas by fracturing rock formations are not available in large areas with the richest deposits – posing major challenges to the future viability of fracking. According to a report by the World Resources Institute (WRI), 38% of the areas ...

WRAP Cymru and Carbon Trust to deliver free resource efficiency support for Welsh businesses and public sector bodies

by Carbon Trust  (Oct. 31, 2014)

Organisations form powerful new consortium to win £1 million resource efficiency work First time the Carbon Trust and WRAP Cymru have worked together in this way Contracts are among the first to be awarded under Welsh Government’s new resource efficiency framework The Carbon Trust and WRAP Cymru announce today that they are to ...

World’s Shale Resources Face Water Stress

by World Resources Institute WRI  (Sep. 2, 2014)

Governments and businesses using hydraulic fracturing to develop shale gas could face intense water competition in the world’s largest reserves, according to a new report by the World Resources Institute (WRI). Global Shale Gas Development: Water Availability & Business Risk is the first publicly available analysis of water ...

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