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1030 Articles by Kate R.

France Investigates Electricity Production from Ocean Tides

Tidal energy proponents are optimistic that the French government strategy of "investments in the future" could by the end of the summer lead to governmental support for the France Ocean Energies technological platform supported by the Institut français de recherche pour l'exploitation de la mer (French Research Institute ... keep reading

Written by Charles Kennedy in August 2011, about Climate Change, Design, Education, Green energy, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans

Cars Painting an Intersection

Changing the look of an intersection...the video below shows an intersection in Berlin. Cyclists drop paint from their baskets( it's water based and environmentally friendly ) and the cars make the art! keep reading

Written by Celsias in August 2011, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Design, Lifestyle & Behavior, Transport

Mongolia's Energy Resources Attract Serious Interest

Mongolia Energy Riches Attract Neighbors and Outside Interests   Pity poor Mongolia, bereft of fiscal resources, caught between the ambitions of its superpower neighbors, Russia and China.   Ulaan Bator's situation is akin to interwar Poland, dexterously attempting to reconcile its foreign policy between the USSR's hammer and Nazi Germany ... keep reading

Written by Charles Kennedy in August 2011, about Coal & Oil, Consumerism, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Economics, Emissions, Industry & Business, Politics & Government, Poverty & Development (1 comment)

Solar Bikini

  Brooklyn-based designer Andrew Schneider has a daring approach toward utilizing solar energy: what if, instead of having solar panels on the roofs of buildings and homes, people could simply wear them to store energy for various devices? Enter the Solar Bikini, a design concept that features photovoltaic film strips hand-stitched ... keep reading

Written by Don Michael Acelar De Leon in August 2011, about Design, Lifestyle & Behavior, Solar (1 comment)

Despite Fukushima-Tepco bids for Turkish Nuclear Contract

Despite the March nuclear debacle at Japan’s Daichi nuclear power complex, Japan’s Tokyo Electric Power Company is continuing to bid for a Turkish nuclear power plant contract. According to the trade commercial attaché at Japanese Embassy in Ankara Shinli Hirai, Turkey had the concern that the Japanese side ... keep reading

Written by Joao Peixe in August 2011, about Economics, Emissions, Events, Industry & Business, Nuclear

Upcycling Makes Sense

If you read the reports of expert analysts in commodity markets they will tell you that the earth’s resources aren’t finite and in many cases we are soon going to be running short of certain essential supplies. From an economic perspective, it’s simple—we are going to ... keep reading

Written by Caroline Ku in August 2011, about Children and Families, Consumerism, Industry & Business, Lifestyle & Behavior, Recycling

Lifting the Lid on Climate Activism

With legislative remedies falling far behind the threat of climate change, nonviolent direction action is increasingly being seen as the critical next step for environmental activists and advocates.Filmmaker Emily James spent more than a year embedded with British activist outfits like Climate Camp and Plane Stupid to document their ... keep reading

Written by Peter Rothberg in August 2011, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Art & Culture, Children and Families, Education, Industry & Business, Lifestyle & Behavior, Media

Another $100 million for Chernobyl Work - the Ongoing Cost of Nuclear Disaster

In an eerie reminder of the ongoing cost of nuclear disasters in the wake on the 11 March Fukushima debacle in Japan, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has decided to allocate an additional $100 million to the Chernobyl Shelter Fund and the Nuclear Safety Account Fund for implementation ... keep reading

Written by Charles Kennedy in August 2011, about Deforestation, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Environmental Disasters, Events, Finance & Money, Health, Industry & Business, Nuclear

Agave as a Biofuel?

A new study by University of Sydney and England's Oxford University researchers is investigating the possibility that the agave plant could be farmed as a fuel source in the Australian outback.  The agave plant is best known as a Mexican plant used to distil tequila and mescal. University of ... keep reading

Written by Joao Peixe in August 2011, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Agriculture & Food, Air Quality, Alternative, Cohousing, & Off-Grid Living, Architecture, Art & Culture

Smart Street Lighting may Lower Cost and Reduce Carbon

A council in south-west England has installed what it claims to be the first smart street-lighting system on a busy roundabout. More than 70 LED lights have been installed at the junction between Bath and Bristol. Their brightness automatically adjusts depending on how dark it is but also takes into ... keep reading

Written by Stephen Morris in August 2011, about Emissions, Energy Saving, Finance & Money, Politics & Government, Transport

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