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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
A new study found that the Indian Ocean's Agulhas Current is getting wider rather than strengthening. The findings, which have important implications for global climate change, suggest that intensifying winds in the region may be increasing the turbulence of the current, rather than increasing its f...
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Posted by on in Wind
The renewable energy market is steadily growing in an African continent that can pride itself to possess in abundance a good mix of resources – sun, water, biomass and wind. Although far less uniformly distributed than the well documented solar resources, Africa with a large coastline still has one ...
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Posted by on in Animals
Zimbabwe will deploy aerial drones in its biggest wildlife sanctuary to fight elephant poachers, Reuters reports. Hwange National Park is one of the biggest wildlife sanctuaries in Zimbabwe, and it houses two-thirds of the country's 80,000 elephants. The plan will help protect the country...
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Posted by on in Animals
Dozens of conservation scientists, including several from Oregon State University, issued a call to halt a crisis among the world's large animals that could lead to their imminent extinction. In a paper published in the journal BioScience, 43 wildlife wildlife experts from six continents issue...
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Posted by on in Air Quality
Power plants nationwide must cut their carbon dioxide pollution by up to 30 percent in less than two decades, under the “clean power plan” released today by the Obama administration. It is the most sweeping CO2 reduction in the power sector ever mandated by the Environmental Protection Agency, and ...
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Posted by on in Recycling
By Liu Zheng (chinadaily.com.cn) Original equipment manufacturer (OEM) Foxconn Technology Group has joined hands with Apple China on its "reuse and recycling program", Tencent's technology channel reported on Thursday, quoting people familiar with the program. According to the report, a subsidiary...
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Posted by on in Solar
California is a solar power leader in the U.S., as a recent report by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) found. The state is about to become the first in the country to have 10 gigawatts of installed solar capacity, enough to power almost 2.5 million homes. Last year,...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Climate changes that have made Montana streams much warmer over the last 30 years are helping invasive trout push their native cousins toward extinction, researchers said on Tuesday, saying study is an example of global warming reducing biodiversity. The study led by ecologists with the U.S. Geolog...
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Posted by on in Fishing
What’s good for fish is good for fishing communities — and for impact investors. That’s the thesis of three new vehicles for investing in sustainable fisheries that will be tested in the Philippines, Chile and Brazil over the next two years and then offered to investors more broadly. Former New Yo...
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Posted by on in General Environment
As before, the National Geographic Channel (NGC) will hold its Earth Day Run without seeking celebrities’ participation—but don’t be surprised if stars come down anyway and with running shoes on. “In the past, there are some (celebrities) that do run but we don’t highlight or push it. We don’t ask ...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
Federal authorities have initiated an investigation into the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources following last week's coal ash spill in the Dan River. The Associated Press first obtained a copy of a grand jury subpoena that the U.S. attorney’s office in Ra...
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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
To kick-off this year’s Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting in New York, the Skoll World Forum asked some of the world’s leading experts on deforestation, public health, religion, development and the post-2015 MDGs to help set the stage for this week’s discussions on mobilizing for im...
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