Ecology and Environment

20.01.2013

Japan to build world’s largest offshore wind farm

Japan to build world’s largest offshore wind farm

This article can be found its entirety on the New Scientist website. It’s goodbye nuclear, hello renewables as Japan prepares to build the world’s largest offshore wind farm this July. By 2020, the plan is to build a total of 143 wind turbines on platforms 16 kilometres off… »

20.01.2013

Dark edge to going bright Green

Dark edge to going bright Green

The traditional incandescent light bulb is in the news again in Hong Kong where an outright ban was proposed by government but vetoed by a lack of interest in that extreme measure by the general population. Robert Hanson, who has studied the issue – and holds a PhD in the… »

19.01.2013

Environmental Storm and Economic Storm on Collision Course

Environmental Storm and Economic Storm on Collision Course

IRIN* The World Economic Forum has released its eighth annual Global Risks Report, which lists top global threats identified by a survey of over 1,000 experts. As in last year’s report, 2013’s risks were topped by economic and financial concerns, particularly the risk of major systemic economic… »

16.01.2013

When buying cheap turns out expensive

When buying cheap turns out expensive

Three, two, one, zero… The sales are now on.  Offers, discounts, % off… fill the shop windows of the high streets and the shopping centres.  It is the time to buy and to buy cheaply.  But… Is what we’re buying really so cheap?  What is being hidden behind the clothing… »

16.01.2013

Abu Dhabi opens World Future Energy Summit

Abu Dhabi opens World Future Energy Summit

More than 3,000 people from 150 countries, including world leaders and government ministers gathered in the UAE capital Tuesday for the sixth World Future Energy Summit (WFES). The summit will discuss, debate and display the latest ideas in renewable and clean energy by business executives, academics, scientists, engineers, developers, global… »

10.01.2013

Mercury Treaty: Last Chance to Address Health Effects

Mercury Treaty: Last Chance to Address Health Effects

A proposed international treaty to address the damaging effects of mercury should include specific provisions to protect the health of children and other vulnerable populations, Human Rights Watch said today. Governments are to meet in Geneva beginning January 13, 2013, for a fifth and final round of talks for the… »

09.01.2013

Climate Change – the unavoidable reality

Climate Change – the unavoidable reality

Australia has recently experienced it’s hottest weather since records began, with the Weather Bureau forced to ‘add new colours’ to its temperature mapping system to accommodate thousands of hectares subject to temperatures exceeding 50 deg C. Major Bushfires raged out of control for days, so large that they were clearly… »

07.01.2013

Fukushima radioactive waste dumping scandal in Japan

Fukushima radioactive waste dumping scandal in Japan

In our continued publishing of material from Fairewinds Energy Education we send the link to their latest podcast.  In this report Japanese contractors responsible for collecting and disposing radioactive waste have been found to dump it in rivers and in the middle of forests.  It sounds like something out of The Simpsons!… »

31.12.2012

2012 In Review: A Year of Extreme Weather, Mass Shootings, Drone Wars and Dark Money in Politics

2012 In Review: A Year of Extreme Weather, Mass Shootings, Drone Wars and Dark Money in Politics

Today we look back at 2012. In the most expensive election in U.S. history, President Barack Obama defeated Mitt Romney, forcing the Republicans to reconsider their policies, among others, around women and immigrants. While the major party presidential candidates did not take on climate change in any of their debates,… »

25.12.2012

From Rio to Delhi – Art and Nuclear Awareness – Uranium Film Festival is travelling to India

From Rio to Delhi – Art and Nuclear Awareness – Uranium Film Festival is travelling to India

After taking place twice in Brazil and once in Portugal and in Germany, the International Uranium Film Festival is now travelling to India. Documentary film maker from India, Shri Prakash is organizing the festival in New Delhi, Shillong, Ranchi, Pune, Mumbai, Hydarabad and Chennai. The Uranium Film Festival of India… »

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