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  • King Coal’s Climate Challenge

    Coal is emerging as a major topic of conversation at the United Nations climate-change negotiations currently taking place in Warsaw – and rightly so. Indeed, it is a discussion that the world needs to have. The latest findings of the ...

  • Gas detector communication technology for offshore oil and gas platforms

    In few applications is safety as important as on offshore oil and gas platforms. Explosive hazards from hydrocarbon gases and vapours are an ever-present risk, whilst toxic hydrogen sulphide gas and depleted oxygen environments can pose significant risks to personnel. Gas detectors are therefore essential to provide dependable early warning of gas hazards. Gas detectors are permanently installed ...

  • 5 Big Energy Stories of 2013

    The U.S. is awash in oil and natural gas. China’s air pollution is so bad some cities were nearly shut down. A massive typhoon wreaked havoc in the Philippines. These are some of the top stories of the past 12 months. Amid these developments, however, there are signs that some businesses, consumers, and governments are moving toward a growing understanding of the risks of climate change. ...

  • Top 5 Climate and Energy Stories for 2014

    The U.S. energy picture has shifted dramatically in recent years. The country is currently enjoying booming domestic energy production from multiple sources. And yet, signs of uncertainty abound, especially with mounting climate risks and some energy sectors thriving more than others. We will be watching President Obama's State of the Union address on Tuesday to hear ...

  • Status of EMT Preparedness for Terrorist Attack

    New York University’s Center for Catastrophe Preparedness and Response released a report today titled Emer-gency Medical Services: The Forgotten First Responder, that highlights the deficiencies in funding, training, and equipment that could prohibit emergency medical services (EMS) personnel from responding to a major terrorist attack. EMS providers, such as fire departments and ...


    By FirstNet Learning, Inc.

  • Lehigh Valley Environmental Conference - A Success Story

    On September 20th, the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce (GLVCC) along with Avogadro Environmental Corporation and the Air & Waste Management Association (AWMA) held the Lehigh Valley’s First Annual Environmental Innovations Conference. The idea started out small and quickly grew as more and more companies expressed interest in having a conference that was focused on local industries and ...

  • 5 Issues to Watch at COP 19, the “Construction COP”

    The stakes are high at this year’s international climate negotiations in Warsaw, Poland (COP 19). The recently released Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) revealed that the world is on course to use up ...

  • Solar fuels: how planes and cars could be powered by the sun

    Solar energy is the world’s most plentiful and ubiquitous energy source, and researchers around the world are pursuing ways to convert sunlight into a useful form. Most people are aware of solar photovoltaics that generate electricity and solar panels that produce hot water. But there is another thrust of solar research: turning sunlight into liquid fuels. Research in solar-derived liquid ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Starting your own home-based solar energy business

    To be a solar energy, you do not need to be a college graduate or a seasoned sales executive. All you need to be is someone with the desire to make a difference in the World, and someone who shares the belief that home solar power will make that difference. That's it. There has never been a better time than now to create a solar energy business. The cost of energy, across all industry sectors ...


    By Solargies

  • Is `clean` coal possible?

    VANCOUVER, April 18, 2007 (GLOBE-Net) - Coal is the world’s most commonly used fuel to produce electrical energy, and will continue as such for some time. Yet it is one of the ’dirtiest’ of all fossil fuels. It is a major source of toxic air pollutants and the leading source of energy-related greenhouse gas emissions. Many believe ’clean coal’ technologies will improve the energy efficiency of ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Managing compliance: Understanding the basics of chemical emergency response management

    A stellar record of safety and compliance in demanding fields such as chemical emergency response is not easily obtained or managed. Successful programs are strategically developed, well defined, data-driven, process oriented, tactically deployed, implemented at all levels of the organization, well funded, routinely audited and revised and facilitated by experienced and dedicated professionals. ...


    By 3E Company

  • Water, water everywhere: But is there enough to drink?

    Original story at MIT News At MIT, experts address the challenges of supplying clean, safe water to a growing world population. The challenge of supplying clean, safe drinking water to an expanding world population comes down to money, MIT economist Franklin Fisher ...

  • Loss and Damage: Elements for Successful Negotiations at COP 19 in Warsaw

    Imagine you inherit a one-of-a-kind china vase from your great-grandmother. It’s a priceless family treasure, and there’s none other like it in the world. You take your responsibility for this heirloom very seriously by building a protective display case for it in your home. You also install burglar and fire alarms, and take out an expensive insurance policy that will pay you $10 ...

  • Divestments oil palm on peat has solid scientific basis

    In the Malaysia Chronicle of 17 January 2014, Sarawak Oil Palm Plantation Owners Association (Soppoa) mentions that there is no credible ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Site Vulnerability Assessments for Facilities That Use, Store, or Transport Chemicals

    In response to pressing issues facing the new Department of Homeland Security, over 15,000 chemical and industrial plants may have to evaluate their vulnerability to terrorist attack and improve countermeasures at their facilities. Federal lawmakers are considering two bills requiring facilities to submit site security plans: the Chemical Security Act (Senate Bill S. 157, reintroduced in January, ...


    By AECOM

  • EEA Signals 2015 - Living in a changing climate

    Our climate is changing. Scientific evidence shows that the global average temperature is rising, and rainfall patterns are shifting. It also shows that glaciers, Arctic sea ice and the Greenland ice sheet are melting. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change′s Fifth Assessment Report shows that the warming since the mid-20th century is predominantly due to an increase in ...

  • If we want a resilient world, we need to start with resilient data

    As we work to build our capacity to cope with global change, let’s make sure the tools we're using can roll with the punches, too. This Voices piece is published in collaboration with the academic journal Elementa. It is based on “Toward a digital resilience,” a ...


    By Ensia

  • Farewell, 2012. You taught us much.

    This year has been one of those worst-of-years and best-of-years. In its failures, there are signs of hope. An unprecedented stream of extreme weather events worldwide tragically reminded us that we’re losing the fight against climate change. For the first ...

  • The Emerging Power of Microgrids

    Over many decades, the centralized power grid — a one-way flow of electricity, generated by large, remote power plants and distributed over miles of transmission lines to homes and businesses — succeeded in delivering electricity across continents to billions. But in recent years the system’s shortcomings have become increasingly ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • 7 Environment and Development Stories to Watch in 2014

    Earlier this month, WRI launched its “Stories to Watch in 2014.” All years are important, but decisions made in 2014 will have a striking impact for decades to come. Here are seven potential game-changers: 1) The Year of Cities: How Will They Grow? ...

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