Hawaii recently topped the national rankings for energy saving initiatives for the second year in a row. In August, the Energy Services Coalition (ESC) granted the state its â€˜Race to the Topâ€™ award for modeling excellence in energy and water efficiency. ESCâ€™s Race to the Top challenge ranks states based on investment per capita in energy savings performance contracting. Hawaii leads with $132.25 ... Read More
A storm battering north-western Europe has killed at least 13 people - six of them in Germany. Record gusts of 191 km/h (119mph) were measured over the North Sea. ... Read More
If energy companies and the ruling African National Congress (ANC) get their way, it will soon be home to scientists and geologists mapping out shale gas fields touted as game-changers for Africa's biggest economy, and working out whether fracking will work here.
As with other prospective sites around the world, especially in Europe, the process is meeting significant opposition, some of it th ... Read More
Rising concern about pollution in China and a more active response signal that some officials are serious about tackling the chronic problem. ... Read More
Recent accidents have raised questions about whether the environment is facing new dangers more than two and a half years after the original disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. ... Read More
A wide range of phenomena, natural as well as man-made, in physical, chemical and biological hydrology exhibit characteristics similar to those of kinematic waves. The question we ask is: can these phenomena be described using the theory of kinematic waves? Since the range of phenomena is wide, another question we ask is: how prevalent are kinematic waves? If they are widely pervasive, does that ... Read More
Plenty of studies have shown that the Arctic is warming and that the ice caps are melting, but how does it compare to the past, and how serious is it?
New research shows that average summer temperatures in the Canadian Arctic over the last century are the highest in the last 44,000 years, and perhaps the highest in 120,000 years. ... Read More
With the government shut down, it was amazing that both the Democrats and Republicans with an overwhelming vote of 417 - 3. The bill is aimed to realign funding for inland waterways and ease restriction currently enforced by the Army Corp projects, with a total worth of 8.2 billion dollars. Many environmental groups are stating, that the bill will possible weaken the environmental protection. ... Read More
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