First it was President Obama, standing before the American people at Georgetown University in June, telling us that it was time to act on climate. As one of the pillars of the climate action plan, President Obama pledged to end public financing for coal projects overseas, except in very specific situations. This was later backed up by a declaration by the Treasury Department.
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Solar cells offer the opportunity to harvest abundant, renewable energy. Although the highest energy light occurs in the ultraviolet and visible spectrum, most solar energy is in the infrared. There is a trade-off in harvesting this light, so that solar cells are efficient in the infrared but waste much of the energy available from the more energetic photons in the visible part of the spectrum. ... Read More
As part of his wide-ranging research, Holland is proposing to inject pressurized water into porous rock in an area already known to be earthquake-prone, to see whether injections of oil industry wastewater are contributing to a "swarm" of earthquakes rocking the state.
"This is a dramatic new rate of seismicity," Holland said in an interview. "We can't guarantee the earthquakes aren ... Read More
Global water resources under increasing pressure from rapidly growing demands and climate change, according to new UN World Water Development Report | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
s demand for water increases across the globe, the availability of fresh water in many regions is likely to decrease because of climate change, warns the latest edition of the United Nationsâ€™ World Water Development Report (WWDR4). The Report â€˜Managing Water under Uncertainty and Riskâ€™ was launched today at the 6th World Water Forum in Marseille (France). It predicts that these pressures will exa ... Read More
Super-Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the eastern Philippines as the strongest tropical cyclone of the year, and today, Nov. 8, is exiting the country and moving into the South China Sea. NASA's Aqua satellite captured visible and infrared data of Hiayan after it made landfall near Leyete, identifying the extent of its power. ... Read More
This article looks into the fact that as much as 50 percent of the water produced in some African nations is never accounted for and states some possible causes/solutions ... Read More
The 2011 Queensland floods affected more than 75 per cent of the state. Australiaâ€™s flood analysis information and flood behaviour data was scarce prior to the disaster, particularly for the state of Queensland. Previous flood models techniques were not complex enough to adequately simulate flooding situations.
The development of a new computational engine for TUFLOW by BMT WBM has enabled si ... Read More
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