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Up in Smoke?UK cities named and shamed as energy wasters revealed

  In a world concerned  with carbon footprints and everything green, it’s fair to say that we like to regard ourselves as a country with our finger on the environmental pulse. But just how green is the UK when it comes to switching off home appliances and preserving energy? Turns ... keep reading

Written by David White last month, about Emissions, Energy Saving, Pollution

Why a solar panel is the must have caravan /motorhome accessory

  Getting out and about with your caravan or motorhome is a great way to see the countryside, explore new places or return to old favourites.   There’s nothing quite like breathing new air for putting a spring back into your step, and the best bit? Despite the petrol consumption of ... keep reading

Written by Neil Phillips in May, about Children and Families, Clean Technologies, Solar, Travel

The 5 Countries Most Plagued by Oil Theft

 The 5 Countries Most Plagued by Oil Theft are : Nigeria As much as 400,000 barrels of oil a day are stolen in Nigeria. This equates to losses of $1.7 billion a month for Africa's new largest economy. This represents 7.7 percent of its GDP vanishing, or ... keep reading

Written by Chris Dalby in July 2014, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Coal & Oil, Industry & Business, Politics & Government (3 comments)

Water Pollution from Fracking in Four US States.

The fossil fuel industry may say that fracking does not cause pollution in our water ways, that it is an urban myth, but hundreds of complaints have been made in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia and Texas, according to the Associated Press. The Pennsylvania complaints can include allegations of short-term diminished ... keep reading

Written by Daniel F Benson-Guiu and sources. in January 2014, about Coal & Oil, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Industry & Business, Pollution (2 comments)

The Future of The Great Barrier Reef.

In December 2013 the Liberal National Government of Australia, headed by Tony Abbot, approved to dredge 3 million cubic metres of the Great Barrier Reef in order to expand the port facilities in Point Abbot.  The Port, just 50 Kms north of the Tourist haven that constitutes the Whitsunday Islands ... keep reading

Written by Raegan Payne in January 2014, about Coal & Oil, Environment & Wildlife, Politics & Government, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans (2 comments)

Industrial Hemp for Biofuels.

This article is originally from The Conversation and can be found here. It has been written by Thomas Prade. Bioenergy is currently the fastest growing source of renewable energy. Cultivating energy crops on arable land can decrease dependency on depleting fossil resources and it can mitigate climate change. But some ... keep reading

Written by Thomas Prade in January 2014, about Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Green energy, Transport (1 comment)

Unsubsidised renewables now cheaper than subsidised fossil fuels- Australia.

A study by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) in Australia has discovered that renewable energy is cheaper to produce than the old conventional fossil fuel sources, and that is without the subsidies. The study shows that electricity can be supplied from a new wind farm at a cost of AUD ... keep reading

Written by Sources. in January 2014, about Coal & Oil, Economics, Finance & Money, Smart Growth, Solar (3 comments)

UN says small scale organic farming the way to go.

Organic, small-scale, community gardening is the only way to go. This message does not only come from 'buy-local' campaigners, environmentalists or small-scale farmers themselves, it is also the conclusion of a United Nations report published recently. The report with contributions from more than 60 scientists, called "Wake Up Before It ... keep reading

Written by Daniel F Benson-Guiu in January 2014, about Agriculture & Food, Children and Families, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Economics, Organic

Honey bees, their importance and their disappearance

The interesting youtube channel 'SciShow', looks into the sudden disappearance of bees, known as Colony Collapse Disorder, and what effects this could have on world agriculture. Hint: it's not good! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zgc5w-xyQa0 keep reading

Written by Youtube in January 2014, about Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Environment & Wildlife, Food, Pollution (1 comment)

Sweden recycles so well it needs more trash

When it comes to recycling, Sweden is incredibly successful. Just four percent of household waste in Sweden goes into landfills. The rest winds up either recycled or used as fuel in waste-to-energy power plants. Burning the garbage in the incinerators generates 20 percent of Sweden’s district heating, a system ... keep reading

Written by PRI in January 2014, about Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Economics, Education, Recycling (1 comment)

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