Europeans believe climate change is an even greater threat than the current economic crisis, and second worldwide only to poverty, a new poll says.
The U.S. Department of Energy is expected to shift more of its research spending into the development of electric vehicle technologies, a strategy that officials hope will significantly reduce oil imports and greenhouse gas emissions over the next two decades. (more…)
Citing a developed world’s unwillingness to transfer technology to developing nations to counter rising global greenhouse gas emissions, India has criticized Western foot dragging over the issue.
Indian Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan said while addressing the International Ozone Day (more…)
When it comes to understanding the environmental impact of our personal choices, the EPA’s model of rating car fuel efficiency is a good lead to follow. Greenhouse gas emissions are tied to how much fuel is burned, and we all know how much gas our car burns thanks to the omnipresent MPG ratings. Many (more…)
A new survey conducted by the UK-based Carbon Disclosure Project finds that for the first time a majority of the world’s largest public corporations are including steps to combat climate change as part of their business strategies.
In a survey of 396 of the world’s 500 largest (more…)
As global agricultural companies turn to Africa, a U.S. firm is planning a massive oil palm plantation in Cameroon that it says will benefit local villagers. But critics argue that the project would destroy some of the key remaining forests in the West African nation and threaten species-rich reserves. (more…)
Internet search giant Google says that it consumed about 2.26 billion kilowatt hours of electricity last year, equal to the energy used in 200,000 homes.
But while that represents an enormous amount of energy, Google says the services supported by its expanding data centers reduce energy use globally (more…)
Concrete is the most widely used building material for residential and commercial buildings. From its humble origins in Roman times, this mixture of Portland cement, aggregate, water, and chemical additives is now a $35 billion industry in the US alone, employing over two million workers. However, when it comes to (more…)
PG&E, Pacific Gas and Electric, provides electricity and natural gas to roughly 40 percent of all Californians. Because this equates to approximately one out of 20 Americans, PG&E recognizes the products that are produced and delivered to serve customers has an impact on the environment. Because of this, (more…)