Posts

Deep Sea Gas: China Follows Japan in Pursuit of New Energy Source

/
Though methane hydrate, a newly discovered unconventional natural gas reserve, is seen as an alternative to coal-fueled power, the technology for tapping deepwater supplies is not yet viable.
A coal loader eats away at a mountain of black coal at the Port of Newcastle in New South Wales, Australia. In 2011, the mines, trains, and coal loading terminals here shipped about 114 million metric tons of coal on about 1,000 freighters, bringing billions of dollars in export earnings.

The Stream, April 10: Japan's Fukushima Water Tanks Spring Leaks

/
A leak was discovered at yet another underground water storage…
A coal loader eats away at a mountain of black coal at the Port of Newcastle in New South Wales, Australia. In 2011, the mines, trains, and coal loading terminals here shipped about 114 million metric tons of coal on about 1,000 freighters, bringing billions of dollars in export earnings.

The Stream, March 8: Disputes Over Dams, Rivers, and Groundwater

/
Water Disputes China is once again eying the Nu River (Salween…
A coal loader eats away at a mountain of black coal at the Port of Newcastle in New South Wales, Australia. In 2011, the mines, trains, and coal loading terminals here shipped about 114 million metric tons of coal on about 1,000 freighters, bringing billions of dollars in export earnings.

The Stream, December 7: A New Route for Keystone XL?

/
A 7.3-magnitude earthquake hit off the coast of Japan near the…
A coal loader eats away at a mountain of black coal at the Port of Newcastle in New South Wales, Australia. In 2011, the mines, trains, and coal loading terminals here shipped about 114 million metric tons of coal on about 1,000 freighters, bringing billions of dollars in export earnings.

The Stream, November 6: U.S. Votes for Future of Water and Climate

/
Circle of Blue's 2012 Election Guide to Water U.S. citizens…
A coal loader eats away at a mountain of black coal at the Port of Newcastle in New South Wales, Australia. In 2011, the mines, trains, and coal loading terminals here shipped about 114 million metric tons of coal on about 1,000 freighters, bringing billions of dollars in export earnings.

The Stream, September 12: French Utility Experiments With Income-based Water Rates

/
French utility Suez Environnement will charge residents in Dunkirk,…

Bladder Up: Lowering the Financial and Environmental Cost of Shipping Bulk Water

/
Billions of gallons of bottled water are exported each year. But to cut transportation costs, some companies are using plastic bladders for bulk shipping.
A coal loader eats away at a mountain of black coal at the Port of Newcastle in New South Wales, Australia. In 2011, the mines, trains, and coal loading terminals here shipped about 114 million metric tons of coal on about 1,000 freighters, bringing billions of dollars in export earnings.

Global Energy Demand Driving Australia's Coal and Gas Export Boom

/
International demand and new technologies push nation to the top for hydrocarbon exports. But massive production has also created worries over water.
A coal loader eats away at a mountain of black coal at the Port of Newcastle in New South Wales, Australia. In 2011, the mines, trains, and coal loading terminals here shipped about 114 million metric tons of coal on about 1,000 freighters, bringing billions of dollars in export earnings.

The Stream, April 6: Radioactive Water Leaks Again At Fukushima

/
Asia Twelve tons of radioactive water leaked from a pipeline…
A coal loader eats away at a mountain of black coal at the Port of Newcastle in New South Wales, Australia. In 2011, the mines, trains, and coal loading terminals here shipped about 114 million metric tons of coal on about 1,000 freighters, bringing billions of dollars in export earnings.

The Stream, March 28: Diminishing Water Could Slow Clean Energy Development

/
Diminishing supplies of water, metals and biomass could slow…
A coal loader eats away at a mountain of black coal at the Port of Newcastle in New South Wales, Australia. In 2011, the mines, trains, and coal loading terminals here shipped about 114 million metric tons of coal on about 1,000 freighters, bringing billions of dollars in export earnings.

The Stream, March 16: Emissions On The Rise

/
Climate Change Fossil fuels will supply 85 percent of the world's…
A coal loader eats away at a mountain of black coal at the Port of Newcastle in New South Wales, Australia. In 2011, the mines, trains, and coal loading terminals here shipped about 114 million metric tons of coal on about 1,000 freighters, bringing billions of dollars in export earnings.

The Stream, March 15: On Weather Extremes, Land Grabs and Nuclear Power

/
Climate Change Australia should brace itself for higher temperatures…