U.S. Energy Secretary Dr. Steven Chu cited progress on solar, wind, and EV battery initiatives in a Feb. 1 letter saying he’ll soon return to California and to academia.
- By Jerry Laws
- Feb 12, 2013
Scientists from the South Dakota University made history this year by retrieving additional ice from the main borehole as part of the West Antarctica Ice Sheet Divide Ice Core project.
President Obama's message was clear in his second inaugural address, and he reiterated it when Energy Secretary Dr. Steven Chu announced he will step down soon.
- By Jerry Laws
- Feb 11, 2013
The EPA has posted the second year of greenhouse gas (GHGs) emissions data on its website.
Coccolithophores, microscopic ocean algae, provides clues about the effects of climate change that’s happening now and that already happened millions of years ago.
According to a new study, climate change can cause soils to reach higher temperatures, which could make those soils release additional carbon into the atmosphere.
A new catalytic converter, known to drastically reduce emissions, has been released by ACAT Global.
The EPA has announced a new voluntary clean air program, ‘PM Advance’, which will help communities continue to meet soot pollution standards, improve air quality, and protect public health.
The IEA has started a new regional technology study that helps determine the best way to make the Nordic region carbon-neutral by 2050. According to the research, around 3,000 offshore wind turbines will need to be in use in the region in order for success.
EPA won a decision at the D.C. Circuit in June 2012 allowing it to use its authority under the Clean Air Act to address climate change. With EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson leaving, how quickly will it act?
- By Christopher Ahlers, John David Baumgarten, Jared E. Schroder
- Jan 22, 2013
According to a new study, there are now five times as many record-breaking hot months worldwide than could be expected without long-term global warming.
AccuWeather has reported that the droughts and heat experienced during 2012 caused crops to wither and the levels of the Mississippi River to dwindle, while experiencing the warmest year on record for the U.S.
Researchers from the University of Illinois conducted a study of ratsnakes in Ontario, Illinois, and Texas, with resulting showing that the species can adapt to higher temperature by becoming more active at night.
The Philippines will be introducing electronic tricycle taxis to replace its petrol-fuelled models, which could cut carbon dioxide emissions by a quarter of million tons.
The business case for it is stronger than ever, said Dow's vice president of sustainability and EH&S, Neil C. Hawkins.
- By Jerry Laws
- Dec 31, 2012
She announced she will leave the administration soon after President Obama's State of the Union speech.
Researchers from the Radboud University Nijmegen have discovered that new bacteria found in the soil beneath a peatland reserve in the Netherlands actually consume methane.
The EPA has updated its national air quality standards in regards to harmful fine particle pollution, which now includes regulations on soot pollution.
The new PowerTreat product series address material handling needs at coal power plant and increases safety by lowering the risk of spontaneous combustion.
Researchers have begun working on a new computer model that will allow communities and aquaculture industries to better assess the human and environmental impacts on estuarine and marine ecosystems in Tasmania.