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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

The Long Shadow of the Shutdown

  The US federal government shutdown postponed the start of US Antarctic Program research projects this month. These delays have had a permanent impact on the careers of junior scientists, says marine biologist Gretchen Hofmann in a Comment piece published online in Nature. The effective two-week closure of the US Antarctic ... keep reading

Written by Celsias in October 2013, about Climate Change, Economics, Finance & Money

US Hides Real Debt keep reading

Written by Celsias in October 2013, about Finance & Money, Politics & Government

Fossil Fuels Divestment Campaign Growing Faster Than Any Other Such Campaign

A very thorough study from the University of Oxford has found that a campaign to persuade investors to take their money out of the fossil fuel sector is growing faster than any previous divestment campaign and could cause significant damage to coal, oil and gas companies. As the Guardian reports ... keep reading

Written by Celsias in October 2013, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Economics, Education, Finance & Money, Industry & Business

Harvard Won't Divest from Fossil Fuels - But We Don't Understand the Rationale at All

Harvard University, the world’s richest school, has refused to  sell its investments in fossil-fuel companies despite  pressure from students to do so. President Drew Faust of the University has released a letter that says  “I do not believe, nor do my colleagues on the Corporation, that university divestment from ... keep reading

Written by Celsias in October 2013, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Education, Finance & Money

Brown Divest Coal Hosts Teach-In in Advance of Divestment Vote

            On Friday evening, 60 Brown University students and community members joined Brown Divest Coal to hear ethical arguments for Brown to divest its funds from the coal industry. The event came two weeks in advance of the expected vote on divestment by Brown’s Board of Trustees. At the event ... keep reading

Written by Rachel B in October 2013, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Coal & Oil, Education, Finance & Money

Three Investment Vehicles That Could Revolutionize Solar

(Image Courtesy of Julie Chen) There is no denying that the solar industry is growing at an incredible rate. The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) estimates 723 megawatts (MW) of photovoltaic (PV) capacity was installed in the first quarter of 2013, representing a 33% increase in deployment levels over the ... keep reading

Written by Solar Mosaic /Gabe McHugh in September 2013, about Clean Technologies, Economics, Finance & Money, Green energy, Industry & Business, Lifestyle & Behavior

Food waste Costs Global Economy £470bn a Year

Food waste costs the world's economy some $750bn (£470bn) a year, and is "wreaking significant harm" on natural resources, according to a new report.   The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has estimated some of the natural and fiscal impacts of food waste globally.  Among the key findings are the ... keep reading

Written by Edie Newsroom in September 2013, about Agriculture & Food, Finance & Money, Food

Solar Surprise Reveals New Pathway for Clean Energy

  Like so many civilization-changing discoveries – penicillin, radioactivity, X-rays and smallpox vaccinations – a new twist on solar energy production, uncovered by Penn State researchers, suggests that in the not-so-distant future, solar energy will be not only more efficient, but more affordable than it is today.   This is saying quite a lot ... keep reading

Written by Jeanne Roberts in September 2013, about Clean Technologies, Education, Finance & Money, Solar (1 comment)

The Universe Verse Kickstarter Fundraiser

  From one of our readers, Jamie Dunbar, who wants to tell you about his amazing project. Just in case you are sick of books which don't tell it how it really is.  Hi Celsias, Thank you once again for your past help in promoting my scientifically accurate, rhyming comic ... keep reading

Written by Jamie Dunbar/The Universe Verse in September 2013, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Children and Families, Education, Finance & Money

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