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2491 Articles by Vicki B.

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, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Coal & Oil, Industry & Business, Politics & Government (2 comments)

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, 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, about Agriculture & Food, Children and Families, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Economics, Organic

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

China roars ahead with renewables

Despite being the world’s biggest greenhouse gas emitter, China is increasing its renewable sources of energy- Image: Fernando Tomás China’s National Energy Administration (NEA) has just released some remarkable data on the addition of new electric generating capacity in 2013. China’s electric power system has been ... keep reading

Written by John Matthew and Hao Tan- The Conversation in December 2013, about Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Emissions, Green energy, Solar (1 comment)

Sumatra's unique ecosystem in danger of extinction

A new scientific organization—ALERT, the Alliance of Leading Environmental Scientists and Thinkers—has urged Indonesian officials to support World Heritage listing for a critically endangered ecosystem on the island of Sumatra. In recent years, Sumatra’s forests have been rapidly felled for industrial plantations and slash-and-burn farming. Now the ... keep reading

Written by Daniel F Benson-Guiu in December 2013, about Deforestation, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Environment & Wildlife, Environmental Disasters (1 comment)

The correlation between climate change and ice cores.

For a lazy Sunday here and everywhere, here is a quick animation from one of our readers explaining ice cores and how they teach us about climate change. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BgD9xul16g&feature=youtu.be keep reading

Written by Daniel F in December 2013, about Climate Change, Design, Earth, Soil, & Landscape

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

Poaching still an international problem

Nature has funny ways of doing things. Rhinos, elephants and lions have no natural predators, but as the great flowchart in the link shows, this doesn't matter. Both the survival and demise of the species are consequences of human actions. While around 18,000 new animal, insect or plant ... keep reading

Written by Source in December 2013, about Environment & Wildlife, Lifestyle & Behavior, Politics & Government

Climate projections for the US revealed.

For the first time, maps and summaries of historical and projected temperature and precipitation changes for the 21st century for the continental U.S. are accessible at a county-by-county level on a website developed by the U.S. Geological Survey in collaboration with the College of Earth, Oceanic and ... keep reading

Written by Vicki B. in December 2013, about Climate Change, Environment & Wildlife, Environmental Disasters

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