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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)

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 (2 comments)

Increased energy efficiency in China could “strand” Australian mining projects

The Chinese government is pushing manufacturers, and in particular, steelmakers, to be more energy efficient, reducing demand for Australian coal. Image: Johannes 'volty' Hemmerlein Rapid increases in energy efficiency in Chinese manufacturing, especially in the steel production sector, will temper demand for Australian coal exports and put billions of dollars ... keep reading

Written by Kylar Loussikian- The Conversation in December 2013, about Carbon Trading, Coal & Oil, Economics, Emissions, Energy Saving, Finance & Money, Industry & Business

Getting kids involved: recycling

This great article on how to get kids involved in recycling and conservation is originally from Au Pair Jobs. In a world where technology rules and children are engaged by smart phones, video games and web surfing, it’s difficult to see beyond their own needs. As a nanny or ... keep reading

Written by Daniel F in December 2013, about Children and Families, Computing, Education, Recycling

GLOBE 2014 keynote speaker line-up announced

Vancouver, CANADA – The 13th edition of the GLOBE Series of events, a leading sustainable business summit, has unveiled its keynote speakers for the upcoming event being held March 26-28, 2014 in Vancouver, Canada. Framed around the thematic concept of ‘Building Business Resilience through Sustainability Strategies & Innovation’, the GLOBE 2014 agenda ... keep reading

Written by Lindsey Horne in December 2013, about Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Carbon Trading, Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Consumerism, Economics, Emissions, Energy Saving, Events, Green energy, Industry & Business, Smart Growth, Water

New Zealand product will help reduce Chinese air pollution

A new wool and rice straw blended upholstery fabric, which has been developed by a Wellington company, goes into commercial production next year with the potential to create significant demand for New Zealand crossbred wool, while helping solve a massive air pollution problem in China. The Formary is a Wellington ... keep reading

Written by PR in December 2013, about Air Quality, Design, Emissions, Industry & Business, Pollution

PV for everyone, IKEA makes solar accessible.

IKEA is now offering ’off the shelf’ solar power packages to UK consumers, in a move that could help to mainstream domestic solar power systems. It is the first major retailer to offer a comprehensive home photovoltaic installation service, having teamed up with Hanergy, a thin-film PV supplier, to produce ... keep reading

Written by Sejal Patel in November 2013, about Alternative, Cohousing, & Off-Grid Living, Clean Technologies, Energy Saving, Industry & Business, Solar

Renewable energy growth statistics released from NREL

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has released the 2012 Renewable Energy Data Book on behalf of the Energy Department’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. The annual report is an important assessment of U.S. energy statistics for 2012, including renewable electricity, worldwide renewable energy development, clean ... keep reading

Written by Lindsey Horne in November 2013, about Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Energy Saving, Green energy, Industry & Business, Smart Growth

Demand rising for intelligent water solutions within power generation

The power generation industry is demanding smarter solutions around water supply and wastewater strategies, according to new research.                     Tighter environmental regulations and water scarcity are pushing power plant operators to rethink how they use this resource, as water and power generation are inseparable. Fossil fuel-fired power stations require a reliable ... keep reading

Written by Maxine Perella- edieWater in November 2013, about Energy Saving, Industry & Business, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans, Water

Why energy-saving homes often use more energy

Straw Bale House- Designed by Carina Rose  http://flickr.com/photo/73416633@N00/304515241 Energy efficient houses are often thought to be a promising way to reduce our environmental footprint by using less energy and producing fewer greenhouse gas emissions. Yet, surprisingly, if you consider the whole life cycle of ... keep reading

Written by André Stephan & Robert Crawford- The Conversation in November 2013, about Alternative, Cohousing, & Off-Grid Living, Architecture, Clean Technologies, Design, Energy Saving

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