Archive for the ‘environment’ Category

Power-to-Liquid: Pilot Operation of First Compact Plant

Thursday, December 15th, 2016
Press Release 156/2016
Power-to-Liquid: Pilot Operation of First Compact Plant
First Compact Plant Worldwide for Synthetic Fuels from Solar Energy and Carbon Dioxide extracted from Air to Start in Finland / KIT Spinoff INERATEC Supplies Key Component
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The founders of INERATEC, a spinoff of KIT, develop compact, microstructured chemical reactors for conversion of gases into high-quality liquid fuels. (Photo: KIT)

http://www.kit.edu/kit/english/pi_2016_156_power-to-liquid-pilot-operation-of-first-compact-plant.php

New Report Finds People-Powered Energy Revolution is Very Possible

Thursday, December 15th, 2016
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New Report Finds People-Powered Energy Revolution is Very Possible

Over half the residents of the European Union could be generating their own renewable electricity by 2050

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“A people-powered energy revolution—an era in which people can produce their own electricity—is possible, and could happen soon, according to a new report released Monday by the environmental group Friends of the Earth Europe (FOEE)”

http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/09/26/new-report-finds-people-powered-energy-revolution-very-possible

Parents warned over taking babies outside in London as air pollution levels soar

Thursday, December 15th, 2016
Parents warned over taking babies outside in London as air pollution levels soar 

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Parents in London were today advised to “take care” when taking their baby outside because of toxic air pollution levels. The warning came from the pioneering Plume Labs company whose aim is “making the air more transparent”.

 

The colossal African solar farm that could power Europe

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016
(Credit: Getty Images)
The colossal African solar farm that could power Europe
By Sandrine Ceurstemont
29 November 2016
 http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20161129-the-colossal-african-solar-farm-that-could-power-europe

Note to Breitbart: Earth Is Not Cooling, Climate Change Is Real and Please Stop Using Our Video to Mislead Americans

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016
Note to Breitbart: Earth Is Not Cooling, Climate Change Is Real and Please Stop Using Our Video to Mislead Americans
Published Dec 9 2016 03:37 PM EST

https://weather.com/news/news/breitbart-misleads-americans-climate-change?cm_ven=T_WX_CD_120616_2

Global Fishing Watch

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

Global Fishing Watch

Global Fishing Watch analyzes data from the Automatic Identification System (AIS )

globalfishingwatch.org/

Toxic air pollution nanoparticles discovered in the human brain

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

Toxic air pollution nanoparticles discovered in the human brain

A team involving Oxford University scientists has, for the first time, discovered tiny magnetic particles from air pollution lodged in human brains – and researchers think they could be a possible cause of Alzheimer’s disease.
Magnetic particles

http://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2016-09-07-toxic-air-pollution-nanoparticles-discovered-human-brain

 

Flaming fuel on water creates ‘blue whirl’ that burns clean

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

Flaming fuel on water creates ‘blue whirl’ that burns clean

Magazine issue: Vol. 190, No. 6, September 17, 2016, p. 5

Method may have practical use in fuel spill cleanup
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7:00AM, AUGUST 18, 2016

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/flaming-fuel-water-creates-blue-whirl-burns-clean

Here’s how much of the Arctic you’re personally responsible for melting

Monday, December 12th, 2016

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Dirk Notz calculates that for every person who drives a car 2,500 miles or takes a round-trip flight from New York to London, three square meters (about 32 square feet) of sea ice vanishes from the Arctic.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2016/11/03/heres-how-much-of-the-arctic-youre-personally-responsible-for-melting/?utm_term=.c503142d1438

Plastic microbeads will be banned in Canada, effective mid-2018

Monday, December 12th, 2016

Plastic microbeads will be banned in Canada, effective mid-2018

November 4, 2016 3:51 pm

OTTAWA – The federal government says it will ban the sale of shower gels, toothpaste and facial scrubs containing plastic microbeads, effective July 1, 2018.

A notice published Friday in the Canada Gazette serves as final notice on the long-running environmental complaint, and it sets Canada on a timetable that follows the United States for removing the tiny pollutant from Canadian waters.

http://globalnews.ca/news/3047732/plastic-microbeads-will-be-banned-in-canada-effective-mid-2018/