While federal efforts are largely focused on stonewalling invasive Asian carp at Chicago, the fish could be making their way into the Great Lakes through Lake Erie, where studies show they are likely to thrive.
A study by European scientists warns that large geoengineering projects, which have been contemplated as a solution to global warming, could create a 20 percent reduction in rainfall over the Amazon and a 15 percent reduction over large areas of North America and northern Eurasia, AlertNet reported. Reports: Unsustainable Resource Use A new study published [...]
Energy South Africa may invest $78 billion in new nuclear power plants, a hydropower project and a coal-fired power plant in order to keep up with energy demand, Business Week reported. A European Union expert committee failed to reach a decision on a proposal that would label fuel from tar sands as highly polluting, pushing [...]
It will take $US 1 trillion over the next 25 years to fix the water infrastructure in the United States, according to an estimate by the American Water Works Association, Bloomberg News reported. Energy PetroChina purchased a 20 percent stake in a Canadian shale gas project, strengthening China’s presence in North America’s energy markets, according [...]
The heatwave in the central United States intensified Monday, closing government buildings without air-conditioning and prompting warnings to residents to keep as cool as possible, Reuters reported. The National Weather Service has put 18 states under a heat warning, watch or advisory. And while some states are baking in heat, climatologists say that drought could [...]
San Francisco is the greenest city in North America, according to a recent survey that looked at 31 green indicators, ranging from consumption of water and electricity to efficiency standards, Reuters reported. An influential member of the European parliament is proposing a new directive that would penalize or even ban the development of shale gas, [...]
The French government will support parliamentary motions to revoke shale gas drilling permits in the country. The government has already imposed a freeze on exploration of shale gas until June pending study of the environmental impact of hydraulic fracturing. Meanwhile, public opposition is delaying ExxonMobil’s plans to drill for shale gas in Germany. This commentary [...]