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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
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
Manufacturers and developers of wind turbines will be able to study construction methods, issues with the supply change, maintenance and more once the UK's largest offshore wind demonstration site is completed. The UK's National Renewable Energy Centre (Narec) has been given the green light to construct a grid ... keep reading
As the atmosphere warms, the air will hold more water, leading to an increase in extreme rainfall, scientists claim. Research published in Geophysical Research Letters warns that extreme rainfall, currently considered a once in 50-year event, will become more common over the course of the century. Using eight advanced, high-resolution ... keep reading
News came out about a week ago that, in seven years, summer temperatures around the globe will range from unseasonable to unbearable. “Unprecedented climates will occur earliest in the tropics and among low-income countries…” No surprise there: when did the poor not get the short end of the stick? But ... keep reading
France’s constitutional court has upheld a ban on hydraulic fracturing, ruling that the law against the energy-exploration technique known as fracking is a valid means of protecting the environment. The 2011 law “conforms to the constitution” and is not “disproportionate,” the court in Paris said in a decision posted ... keep reading
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change states that scientists are now 95 percent sure that global warming has been set in motion as a direct result of human actions, and the planet has already begun to feel these effects. The United States experienced the hottest year on record in 2012 ... keep reading
A new study has found that liquid wastes from hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” that was treated and released into local streams in Pennsylvania still contained elevated levels of salts and other contaminants, which could be dangerous to aquatic life and human health. The study also reports high levels of radioactive ... keep reading
We use it every day. Approximately 60% of the human body is made up of it and after three days without it, your chances of survival are slim. Even though it covers over 70% of the world's surface, we only have access to less than 1% of it for ... keep reading
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