Category: Environment

Tokelau Islands Now Use 90% Solar Electric Power

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The tiny South Pacific nation of Tokelau has switched to renewable energy sourced primarily from solar power. Consisting of 4,032 photovoltaic panels and 1,344 batteries with generators running on biofuel derived from coconuts, the $7.5 million Tokelau Renewable Energy Project is considered one of the world’s largest off-grid solar systems. Tokelau, which has a total…

Earth Hour 2012 – Saturday March 31 8:30pm

Earth from Space

Will you be turning off the lights this weekend for Earth Hour 2012? Earth Hour is a world-wide effort to raise awareness about the need to take action on climate change. This year, Earth Hour is on Saturday, March 31 and starts at 20:30 (8:30pm) wherever you are. People all over the world — and…

Big Oil’s Greed Costs American Jobs

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  Pennsylvania labor activists marched on Capitol Hill yesterday in protest against the shutdown of three refineries in the state. Politicians from both sides supported them in their call to stem the job losses and address the imminent threat to the nation’s energy security that the loss of gasoline production in the east coast now…

Taylor Oil’s Seven Year long Gulf Oil Spill Still Leaking

Waterkeeper Alliance says this image was taken on Dec. 30, 2011, and shows an oil sheen from the Taylor Energy platform that was destroyed by Hurricane Ivan in 2004.

    Environmental groups on Thursday sued an oil company over the pace of its cleanup of a Gulf of Mexico spill that continues seven years after it was triggered by Hurricane Ivan in 2004. “The plaintiffs filed suit to stop the spill and lift the veil of secrecy surrounding Taylor oil’s seven-year-long response and…

Japan Spends $28 million of Donated Tsunami Relief Funds on Illegal Whaling

Japanese whaling vessel Yushin Maru 3. Part of Japans illegal whaling fleet in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary.

The Japanese government has admitted to using $28 million of donated earthquake and tsunami relief funds to increase security aboard it’s illegal whaling vessels. Environmental groups such as the Sea Shepherd’s have been waging a non violent war against Japans illegal whaling operations in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary. Now Japan has responded by placing armed…

HyperSolar Develops Technology To Create Renewable Natural Gas Using Solar Power

Using advanced nanotechnology, HyperSolar intends to eliminate the harmful aspects of extracting natural gas and preserve its existing delivery infrastructure and economy by fundamentally changing the source of natural gas from underground to above ground.

Company’s breakthrough technology uses sunlight, water and carbon dioxide to produce, clean, renewable natural gas HyperSolar, Inc. the developer of a breakthrough technology to make renewable natural gas using solar power, today announced that it has filed a patent application for the production of renewable natural gas using sunlight, water and carbon dioxide. This renewable…

Physicist Richard Muller Tells US Congress Climate Change Is Real

Ex-Skeptic Physicist Richard Muller, director of the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature Project

A prominent climate change skeptic told Congress on Monday he no longer doubts that global warming is real and caused by humans, and joined other scientists in urging action to stop it. Physicist Richard Muller, director of the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature Project, whose two-year research was funded in part by a foundation formed by…

Japan Tsunami Debris Headed For US West Coast

A Russian ship has spotted a floating island of junk passing the Midway Islands northwest of Hawaii - some 2,000 miles from the source of the tsunami.

It takes a long time to cross the Pacific Ocean if you’re a couch, a fridge, or a piece of a house. Roughly 20 tons of debris sucked into the ocean during Japan’s massive tsunami is due to hit U.S. shores sometime in 2014, acording to University of Hawaii scientists. Nikolai Maximenko, a senior researcher…

Climate-Change Effects Seriously Underestimated

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Cornell University professor of earth and atmospheric sciences, Charles Greene, one of the authors of “A Very Inconvenient Truth,” published in the peer-reviewed journal Oceanography, has stressed that: “Even if all man-made greenhouse gas emissions were stopped tomorrow and carbon-dioxide levels stabilized at today’s concentration, by the end of this century the global average temperature…