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112 Articles by Bruce Bisset

The Daily Dose: Your Guide to the World Today – 31 July 09

Sustainable management and catch-selective equipment can save the world’s fisheries from collapse, new research suggests, with efforts to halt overfishing in five of the ten major ecosystems examined showing signs of success. However a large percentage of global fisheries remain unmanaged – and increasingly over-fished. Global venture capital investments in ... keep reading

Written by Bruce Bisset in July 2009, about Coal & Oil, Environment & Wildlife, Finance & Money, Industry & Business, Politics & Government, Recycling, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans (1 comment)

The Daily Dose: Your Guide to the World Today – 30 July 09

China is proving one benefit of state control by doing what it has been suggested the US must do: close small inefficient coal-powered plants. A drop in electricity demand thanks to the recession has allowed the Chinese to close 7467 MW of coal-fired generation 18 months ahead of schedule, reducing ... keep reading

Written by Bruce Bisset in July 2009, about Agriculture & Food, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Deforestation, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Emissions, Energy Saving, Environment & Wildlife, Food, Health, Logging, Organic, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans, Smart Growth, Water

The Daily Dose: Your Guide to the World Today – 29 July 09

China and the US may have agreed to “cooperate” on climate change and green tech, but there are no hard specifics behind the pretty words emerging after two days of talks in Washington. Indeed, the Chinese turned up the heat (as it were) in the debate about their reluctance to ... keep reading

Written by Bruce Bisset in July 2009, about Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Emissions, Environment & Wildlife, Environmental Disasters, Green energy, Politics & Government

The Daily Dose: Your Guide to the World Today – 28 July 09

Expect record-breaking temperatures for the next five years. That’s the conclusion of new US research which warns that a combination of increased solar activity and a strong El Nino oscillation driving extreme weather events will accentuate global warming faster than previously predicted for the period. Two thirds of all ... keep reading

Written by Bruce Bisset in July 2009, about Carbon Trading, Climate Change, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Emissions, Environment & Wildlife, Food, Health, Industry & Business, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans, Transport, Weather

The Daily Dose: Your Guide to the World Today – 27 July 09

If Japan’s opposition Democratic Party wins next month’s election they have promised to aim to lower the country’s emissions by 25% by 2020 from 1990 levels – more than twice the reduction the present government has committed to. Russia is the world’s most energy-intense country, using double ... keep reading

Written by Bruce Bisset in July 2009, about Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Emissions, Environment & Wildlife, Environmental Disasters, Industry & Business, Politics & Government, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans

The Daily Dose: Your Guide to the World Today – 24 July 09

Wireless charging is here! US firm Witricity has demonstrated wireless charging of phones, televisions, and other electrical devices at the TED Global conference in Oxford, UK. The system uses coils tuned to the same frequency to exploit low frequency electromagnetic waves in a resonance effect that charges devices without needing ... keep reading

Written by Bruce Bisset in July 2009, about Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Emissions, Energy Saving, Environmental Disasters, Industry & Business, Politics & Government, Smart Growth, Transport, Weather

The Daily Dose: Your Guide to the World Today – 23 July 09

After Greenpeace outed several companies whose supply chains have been connected to rainforest deforestation, Nike has responded by creating a leather tracing system to ensure its leather is not from the Amazon, where huge growth in cattle ranching is the main cause of illegal logging. Nike gets about 12% of ... keep reading

Written by Bruce Bisset in July 2009, about Climate Change, Deforestation, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Emissions, Environment & Wildlife, Events, Health, Industry & Business, Politics & Government, Pollution

The Daily Dose: Your Guide to the World Today – 22 July 09

Bowing to criticism about its Clean Development Mechanism offset regime being too large-industrial-project oriented, the UN is trying to remodel it to allow smaller programmes that bring emissions reductions to a large number of people. The first such – a scheme to distribute 30 million CFL lightbulbs in Mexico – has just ... keep reading

Written by Bruce Bisset in July 2009, about Agriculture & Food, Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Electric vehicles, Green energy, Politics & Government, Poverty & Development, Transport, Water

The Daily Dose: Your Guide to the World Today – 21 July 09

Oops! US Commerce Secretary Gary Locke has rapidly backtracked on his suggestion US consumers should pay for the cost of foreign carbon emissions in the goods they buy by claiming what he meant to say was that developing nations must help pay for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Is this a ... keep reading

Written by Bruce Bisset in July 2009, about Carbon Sequestration, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Emissions, Genetic Modification, Politics & Government

The Daily Dose: Your Guide to the World Today – 20 July 09

Visiting US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is managing the latest soothing exercise for the US in India, which like China has now been told America will not try to impose conditions on economic growth. Of course there’s lots of positive hype, but the bottom line is that developing ... keep reading

Written by Bruce Bisset in July 2009, about Carbon Sequestration, Carbon Trading, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Computing, Emissions, Energy Saving, Environment & Wildlife, Green energy, Industry & Business, Nuclear, Politics & Government, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans, Transport

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