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Water: A Global Issue That Requires Collaboration

The world faces a projected 40 percent shortfall in freshwater by 2030, according to a study by the 2030 Water Resources Group. Seventy percent of the water humans use now goes toward agriculture. So it’s no surprise that the central theme of the annual World Water Week conference held last week in Stockholm is how […]

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Excessive Consumption Pushing Our Planet Into Ecological Debt

There is no doubt about the fact that well-to-do economies have contributed greatly towards the development of our planet, both economically and technologically. But do you know that underdeveloped nations too have contributed substantially by not doing anything? Sounds strange? Well, rich nations are playing a great role towards depleting the natural resources of our […]

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Carbon Footprint of the Royal Wedding is 6,765 Tons of CO2

It is estimated that almost two billion people around the world will tune into see Prince William marry Kate Middleton. It is no surprise that hysteria surrounding the event has reached epic proportions as every detail of the big day has been covered by news services. However amid all the speculation about the dress, the […]

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Choosing the Right Electric Car Batteries for the Future

One of the most important decisions facing designers of plug-in electric or hybrid vehicles is related to battery choice. Now, researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) have used a life cycle analysis to examine three vehicle battery types to determine which does the best job of powering the vehicle while causing […]

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Biogas project launched to assist with power supply in rural South Africa

In an effort to improve the lives of people living in rural South Africa, Trade plus Aid (TPA) on Monday launched the South African arm of Swiss biogas technology solutions company Acrona. Acrona South Africa, in which TPA has a 50% vested interest, will manufacture micro gas turbines and other related products, with its first […]

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Global Warming Solutions – What Can We Do?

The evidence that humans are causing global warming is strong, but the question of what to do about it remains controversial. Economics, sociology, and politics are all important factors in planning for the future. Even if we stopped emitting greenhouse gases (GHGs) today, the Earth would still warm by another degree Fahrenheit or so. But […]

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9 Myths and Facts About New Clean Diesel Cars

Not long ago the word “diesel” was synonymous with loud, smelly, and unreliable vehicles in the United States. In fact, over the last several decades diesels had all but disappeared as an option for American passenger cars — becoming relegated to the lives of work trucks and heavy-duty pickups. Throw in a recent fuel price […]

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Natural Gas: It’s Not Easy Being Green

Tapping natural gas in Texas. The green bona fides of the energy source are coming under increased scrutiny. Natural gas has long enjoyed a clean-and-green reputation — at least in comparison with coal, its brethren fossil fuel and most immediate substitute in the electricity-generation game. And of course, T. Boone Pickens and others would like […]

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Dutch Scientists Predict Insects Could Be Future Food

As global food prices continue to rise, scientists are looking for ways to feed the world in the future. One answer may be insects — if people can stomach it. It may not look like agriculture yet but it could do in the future.  As the world’s population booms and food prices rocket – mealworms […]

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