The US, as well as many other goverment, claimed enormous efforts to cut carbon emissions according to Doha meeting. The Doha 2012 gathering is an attempt to cut greehouse gas emissions. ... read more >>
Haya Water, Oman’s state water company, awarded a $75 million sewer and treated wastewater pipeline installation contract to National United Engineering and Contracting Co. and Arab Contractors.
The Omani company said the almost 4-year water reuse project joint venture in the Al Amerat area for one of the largest civil engineering developments of its kind in the Middle East includes 23 kilome ... read more >>
Germany has reduced its greenhouse gas emissions significantly in recent years as it has pushed forward a renewable agenda leading Europe into an age of wind and solar power.
In the past year, the country's CO2 emissions fell by 2.4% compared with 2010, according to figures released by Germany's Federal Environment Agency (UBA). The decrease, say experts, has largely come through a p ... read more >>
Just as appliances come with labels as to how much energy it consumes, so should food products indicate how much water is required for their production ... read more >>
Recycling water sounds like something that should obviously be done. At the same time, people tend to be a little bit wary of it. After all, water is something that we drink and we certainly have some concerns about consuming recycled wastewater. Of course, there are many uses of water that go beyond drinking water and it makes perfect sense to use recycled water for many of those things. Smart p ... read more >>
More than half of the continental United States is currently suffering through the worst drought in 50 years, with heat and a lack of rain rippling through the middle of the country. Crops are wilting, soils are cracked, and some dried-out forests are catching fire. U.S. corn production in particular is dwindling.
So is this a glimpse at our hotter, drier future? It might be. While severe dry sp ... read more >>
The impact of climate changeon key food crops in Africa and South Asia may be much worse than previously estimated — with reductions of up to 40 per cent by the 2080s — according to a study, which synthesised results from related studies published over the last 20 years.
It also identified “major gaps in climate change impact knowledge” for certain crops and regions, such as central Africa. Such ... read more >>
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Climatic Data Center’s “State of the Climate Drought July 2012” report, “Based on the Palmer Drought Index, severe to extreme drought affected about 38 percent of the contiguous United States as of the end of July 2012, an increase of about 5 percent from last month… About 57 percent of the contiguous U.S. fell in the moder ... read more >>
The impact of the 2012 drought on U.S. crops and livestock has been in the headlines for weeks now. Last month, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) released its monthly food price index, showing a sharp increase of 6 percent in July, which raises serious concerns that we might be on the brink of a global food crisis.
In an era of globalized commodity markets, the devastati ... read more >>
Conservation groups have filed a complaint asking the North Carolina Environmental Management Commission (EMC) to require cleanup of groundwater contamination seeping from unlined coal ash storage ponds at 14 power plants across the state. The plants are operated by Duke Energy and Progress Energy, which was recently bought by Duke Energy. The waste left over after burning coal for electricity, c ... read more >>