One of the heaviest storms recorded moved through the province hitting both the capital, Buenos Aires, and the city of La Plata. At least 48 people were killed in La Plata and six others in Buenos Aires. The provincial governor Daniel Scioli said La Plata had "never seen anything like it". More bodies were being found as flood waters receded, he added. Around 40cm (16in) of rain fell on La Plata ... read more >>
It is widely assumed that over the coming decades, increased energy efficiency will help the world meet its energy needs and reduce carbon emissions. That may be true, but recent research suggests that energy intensity — a widely used way of measuring efficiency — isn’t the right metric.
Energy intensity is a simple ratio: energy use per dollar of GDP. According to the U.S. Energy Information Ad ... read more >>
Are you up to date with #climatechange acronyms? What is EASD? NMM? FVA? WEMA?
The answer is Equitable Access to Sustainable Development, New Market Mechanisms, Framework for Various Approaches and Workplan on Enhanced Mitigation Action. The fact that these are all linked together shouldn’t come as a surprise, given the importance that carbon markets, sustainable development and various national ... read more >>
ScienceDirect.com - Resources, Conservation and Recycling - Exploring e-waste management systems in the United States
The paper discusses the problem of e-waste in he US, it also pointed out that any management system in the US should be designed completely different that other countries system due to the US social factors. The paper suggest a deposit to be paid by customers to enhance e-waste recycling in the US. ... read more >>
James E. Hansen, the nation’s most outspoken scientist on global warming, is stepping down from his federal post to engage full time in activism on the issue. After warning Congress in 1988 that climate change posed a serious threat to the planet, he has spent much of the past quarter-century trying to persuade policymakers to take bold action to curb global carbon emissions. ... read more >>
With scientists blaming the dramatic melting of Arctic sea ice for the snowstorms and freezing weather conditions that have put the British spring on hold, the ommission of climate change from the geography curriculum for under 14s has drawn angry criticism from schools and educationalists.
The new draft guidelines for children in key stages 1 to 3 make no mention of climate change in the syll ... read more >>
Law Enforcement and Global Collaboration are the Keys to Containing E-Waste Tsunami in China - Environmental Science & Technology (ACS Publications)
The poor implementation of law enforcement is contributing to the growing e-waste tsunami in China. During the last decade, China proposed multiple rules and law to limit e-waste import, however the poor implementation lead to the failure of hese policies. ... read more >>
Created to complement the themes of the Electropolis 3D film and the Plan It Green: The Big Switch! game, National Geographic Education designed educational materials to bring students in Grades 4-12 content about energy sources, energy efficiency, and energy conservation. These free, online education resources are standards-based materials created for teachers and informal educators to use to e ... read more >>
"enjob" is a newly launched non-profit platform for Water & Environmental Research. It is made from international scientist for scientists on a voluntary basis and features blogs, job offers, conferences in the field of water science. It aims at building a platform for scientist, engineers and stakeholders in the water field. Within "enjob" you can find Institutes, vacancies, PhD and postdoc posi ... read more >>