Wind power is one of the most important forms of renewable energy. In order to exploit inland wind as effectively as possible, turbines must be optimally positioned and dimensioned. A 200-meter high wind measuring mast delivers precise data that can also be used to forecast energy yields. ... read more >>
Growing urban populations and economic growth are putting more pressure on the watersheds and infrastructure supplying water to cities. This is where IUCN and IWA have joined forces in pulling together their knowledge, networks and resources to strengthen nature-based solutions for water security in urban areas.
A workshop to develop the new 'Basins of the Future' initiative took place during th ... read more >>
By 2025, the U.S. will need 165% more water than what it used in 2000, according to an IBM report. There are many ways to address the increasing global water crisis, according to this piece, one of which could be a water trading system. Other options include the use of cloud computing for the management of water systems, the use of green infrastructure and other conservation measures. "Water is p ... read more >>
Forests are vital for life, home to millions of species, they protect soil from erosion, produce oxygen, store carbon dioxide, and help control climate. Forests are also vital for us to live as they provide us with food, shelter and medicines as well as many other useful things. They also purify the air we breathe and water that we need to survive. Deforestation by humans is causing all of these ... read more >>
Two Dalits Karna Bahadur BK and Bimala BK in Dailekh district have been beaten for requesting access to drinking water, the state-owned Gorkhapatra daily reports on Saturday.
According to the report, locals Jay Bahadur Bista and three others of Lakuri Village Development Committee beat them as they requested their village administration to manage access to drinking water for the Dalit community ... read more >>
Global warming now seems to be unavoidable so adaptation of water management to climate change is urgently needed worldwide. Therefore quick action is required, for reducing costs and damage with regard to floods and droughts in particular.
Integrated and sound water resources management at the level of river basins is obviously essential, based on integrated information systems, on management p ... read more >>
Initiated by the International Network of Basin Organizations (INBO), its Regional Networks in Africa, America, Asia, Europe and the Mediterranean, and 12 French metropolitan and overseas Basin Committees, this "World Pact" was signed on Friday, 16 March 2012 in Marseilles by 69 organizations from all continents, the basins of which are concerning 33 countries.
The signatories commit themselves ... read more >>
The National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) is part of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder. NSIDC scientists provide Arctic Sea Ice News & Analysis content, with partial support from NASA.
BOULDER, Colorado—Arctic sea ice cover likely melted to its minimum extent for the year on September 16, according to scientists at the Nati ... read more >>
As the largest single consumer of energy in the world, the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) is one of the most important drivers for the cleantech market today. The DOD has developed a comprehensive strategy to reduce energy consumption, improve battlefield effectiveness, increase energy security, and reduce costs. The Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps are each implementing detailed plans t ... read more >>