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  • Climate change brings ill winds for airline industry

    Global warming may already be taking its toll of air miles. As jet planes burn fuel and release carbon dioxide, the atmosphere warms and causes head winds to build up. Tail winds do too, but round trip journey times are nevertheless creeping up − and so are fuel costs. A team of US scientists say the cumulative effect of the longer flight times that they think may have resulted ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Research and Markets: Brazil Wind Power Market Analysis - Detailed Information on Changing Wind Power Sector Dyanmics along with Competitive Landscape

    Dublin - Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/7a1c5043/brazil_wind_power) has announced the addition of the "Brazil Wind Power Market Analysis" report to their offering. The wind ...


  • Climate change `will bring drought, not rain, to East Africa`

    East African environmental specialists have questioned new research that concludes that that climate change will bring increased drought, rather than more rain, to the region. The new research, published in Climate Dynamics, predicts that the droughts common in eastern Africa over the past 20 years are likely to continue if global temperatures rise further. But the prediction contradicts the ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • The economics of climate change: Speech by Chris Huhne

    THE ECONOMICS OF CLIMATE CHANGE by Rt Hon Chris Huhne MP (29 June 2011 to the Corporate Leaders’ Group, London) Thanks very much. I’m particularly delighted to be here among a group of people so responsible for seeing and delivering our future prosperity.   Today, I want to set out three key arguments about the economics of climate change that I believe must be crucial to our ...

  • Silencing wind turbines - active damping system developed to cut noise

    Wind power is one of the world's fastest growing energy technologies and proponents say the electricity generated by wind turbines is clean and environmentally friendly. But opponents are quick to point out a number of drawbacks including noise pollution. Due to the humming noises they emit, these turbines operate partially to keep residents happy. Partial use, however, cuts power output. A group ...

  • Dr Andrew Garrad at SUPERGEN Wind General Assembly: `Bright Future For Renewables`

    Andrew Garrad, non executive chairman of GL Garrad Hassan, had a positive message for the future of renewable energy at his keynote address at the SUPERGEN Wind Annual Assembly in Bristol recently. He predicted that, while there may be a few bumpy years ahead, the long-term global outlook for renewables was bright. Mr Garrad looked first at turbine technology noting that for onshore designs, ...


  • Should companies care if Hurricane Sandy was `caused` by climate change?

    Hurricane Sandy has killed more than 100 people in the U.S. and the Caribbean, and caused billions of dollars in damage. The scene around my Connecticut home is not pretty, with downed trees and ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • EU supports global insurance fund to help ACP countries `weather future storms` from climate change

    The European Commission (EC) has provided EUR 24.5 million in funding as the first donor for the Global Index Insurance Facility (GIIF). The GIIF aims to mitigate weather and catastrophic risks in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries through the application of index insurance. Index insurance solutions guarantee beneficiaries, including smallholders, rapid payments following natural disasters ...

  • Summer storm weakening leads to more persistent heat extremes

    Storm activity in large parts of the US, Europe and Russia significantly calmed down during summers over the past decades, but this is no good news. The weakening of strong winds associated with the jetstream and weather systems prolongs and hence intensifies heat extremes like the one in Russia in 2010 which caused devastating crop failures and wildfires. This is shown in a study to be published ...

  • WSSA Pesticide Stewardship Series: The Applicator Must Ensure that Pesticide Spray Drift Does No Harm

    Recently, pesticide spray drift from different pesticide applications caused damage to field corn on a bordering farm, vegetables in an adjacent backyard, trees and bushes in a nearby state park and vegetation on an adjoining campus. In all cases, the applicators were fined because they had not taken the necessary precautions to avoid drift. Pesticide spray drift is the physical movement of ...


  • Green Rubber Industrial Doors: a Green and Sustainable Game-Changer for Industrial Processing Plants, WVSN Reports

    Green rubber industrial doors are becoming the new game changing trend for industrial plant owners trying to achieve green and sustainable industrial practices throughout North America. With soaring energy costs, energy loss has become an alarming area of concern for industrial plants. In a recent interview on Industry Visions, Wayne Carr, National Sales Manager for ...


  • LMOS Demonstration in Halifax

    In mid-February, Lamor Corporation demonstrated an innovative new way to recover oil by deploying the Lamor Marine Oil Spill Sweeper LMOS 15 Speed Skimming system in Halifax, Canada in cooperation with their local representative, Griffin Engineered Systems, for leading Canadian response organizations and companies, represented by Eastern Canada Response Corporation (ECRC), Canadian Coast Guard, ...


    By Lamor Corporation Ab

  • More frequent drought likely in Eastern Africa

    The increased frequency of drought observed in eastern Africa over the last twenthy years is likely to continue as long as global temperatures continue to rise, according to new research published in Climate Dynamics. This poses increased risk to the estimated 17.5 million people in the Greater Horn of Africa who currently face potential food shortages. Scientists from the US Geological Survey ...


  • Where there’s smoke, there’s air quality scientists

    During September, NIWA staff installed temperature sensors in 14 homes in the North Canterbury town to detect when the occupants were using their woodburners. At the same time six prototype low-cost dust sensors, called ODINs or Outdoor Dust Information Nodes developed by NIWA, were installed on lamp posts around Rangiora to test their robustness and data quality. If successful, air quality ...

  • NASA Spots Worrisome Antarctic Ice Sheet Melt

    The huge West Antarctic ice sheet is starting a glacially slow collapse in an unstoppable way, two new studies show. Alarmed scientists say that means even more sea level rise than they figured. The worrisome outcomes won't be seen soon. Scientists are talking hundreds of years, but over that time the melt that has started could eventually add 4 to 12 feet to current sea levels. A NASA study ...


    By Associated Press

  • State of the Art Mobile Laboratory – the ´smogmobile´

    Enviro Technology Services’ new Air Quality Monitoring Vehicle (the smogmobile) is the UK’s greenest and most sophisticated mobile air quality monitoring laboratory using state of the art, next generation battery-powered equipment in an electric van. It creates no pollution or greenhouse gas emissions of any kind and so is able to measure key pollutants and greenhouse gases ...

  • Greg Barker leads low carbon trade delegation to East Africa

    Greg Barker leads low carbon trade delegation to East Africa Minister of State Greg Barker will lead a delegation of UK business leaders to East Africa from Monday 1 October – 5 October. The trade delegation will meet key senior public and private sector figures to discuss opportunities on renewable energy and investment. The delegation will attend business to business events, ...

  • Soil pollution comes under scrutiny

    Soil pollution, due mostly to human activities that leave excess chemicals in soils used to grow food, took centre stage at the 5th Global Soil Partnership (GSP) Plenary Assembly held at FAO headquarters this week. Excess nitrogen and trace metals such as arsenic, cadmium, lead and mercury can impair plant metabolism and cut crop productivity, ultimately putting pressure on arable land. When they ...

  • Remarks by UNEP Director of Communications Nick Nuttall at FIA Sport Conference Week

    Thank you for inviting me to address the FIA Sport Conference on the issue of environmental sustainability and motor sport. And congratulations to Lord Drayson, the former Minister of Science, for breaking the world land speed record for an electric car this week?the timing could not be better for FIA's first sport conference week. My name is Nick Nuttall, I am the Director of Communications ...

  • Experts name leading lights in UK’s Clean Tech Revolution

    Scottish technology developer Artemis Intelligent Power, based in Edinburgh has been named overall winner of this year’s Carbon Trust Innovation Awards by an independent panel of renowned clean technology-experts. The judges rigorously assessed each application against a range of strict criteria including genuine innovation, carbon saving potential, novel application and commercial potential. ...


    By Carbon Trust

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