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10/6/2014
It's easy to imagine new snow so bright that we must avert our eyes even while wearing sunglasses. What scientists are discovering, though, is this brilliant whiteness of snow and ice is increasingly being dimmed by air pollution. From ...   
20/5/2014
Europe's demand for biomass power is likely to exceed the amount of wood and land available to grow energy crops within its borders, researchers have warned. A study by the International Institute for Sustainability Analysis and Strategy ...   
7/5/2014
When it rains, it pours. When it's dry, it's parched. When it's hot, it lasts. These are some of the impacts climate change is already bringing to the United States, with more extremes to come in the future, according to the National ...   
5/5/2014
Some of the most distinguished scientists in the US have written to UK energy secretary Ed Davey, urging him to abandon the government’s “misguided” subsidies for companies burning wood pellets to generate electricity, such as the Drax plant in ...   
20/4/2014
OK, can we please stop pretending biofuel made from corn is helping the planet and the environment? With huge subsidies for ethanol in gasoline, with all States now selling gasoline having some ethanol blend, and a general misconception that ...   
13/4/2014
Greenhouse gas emissions grew almost twice as fast in the past decade as they did in the previous 30 years, bringing the world another step closer to a level of warming that could wreck havoc with the climate if humans don’t end their dependence ...   
13/4/2014
The UN's climate panel has published the third part of its long-awaited report - on strategies for mitigation. The document by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) considers the options for limiting or preventing greenhouse gas ...   
9/4/2014
A new study charges that government regulations for biomass plants are riddled with loopholes that allow wood-burning facilities to spew more toxic emissions in the air than coal-fired power plants. The findings are refueling a controversy over ...   
4/4/2014
Facilities burning biomass emit more air pollutants, including carbon dioxide, per megawatt-hour than those that burn coal, according to a Partnership for Policy Integrity report. The April 2 report, “Trees, Trash, and Toxics: How ...   
28/3/2014
Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI), a multi-institutional partnership led by Berkeley Lab, have identified the genetic origins of a microbial resistance to ionic liquids and successfully ...   
15/3/2014
On a perfect spring day in the coastal forest of North Carolina I hike along a nature trail - a thread of dry gravel between the pools of the Roanoke river backwaters. A glistening otter dives for lunch just a few feet away. Majestic ...   
12/3/2014
Standing beside a palm oil wastewater lagoon can promote a vague sense of unease. The murky brown surface appears more molten than aqueous, blanketed in roiling bubbles that suggest the imminent emergence of a mythical beast. Plus, it ...   
8/3/2014
We have finally finished tidying up all the trees and branches thrown down by the furious winter winds in Court Wood. It's an 11-acre, mixed broad-leaf woodland near my home in the Black Mountains, south Wales. As part of a not-for-profit, ...   
17/1/2014
The smell of freshly cut wood wafting from a dirt lot along an industrial stretch of road near the state capital might not conjure up an image of green energy, but some say this is the future of sustainability. The smell comes from two ...   
16/1/2014
Some of the technologies cited in the latest draft report by United Nations climate experts face significant obstacles before they can be widely put in effect to limit the impact of climate change.The technologies, including a method of ...   
15/12/2013
GLOBAL warming or climate change is here to stay. In fact, it is manifesting its Sahara-like presence sooner than anticipated. But what does this drastic change in global weather patterns mean to the general public? What has triggered ...   
12/12/2013
Ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, 41 leading scientists sent a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) calling on the agency to protect U.S. forests from the growing sucking sound created by biomass power plants. The scientists ...   
19/11/2013
Yesterday, at the International Coal and Climate Summit-just a couple miles from the ongoing UN Climate Summit-Christiana Figueres delivered a speech unlike anything ever heard at a coal industry meeting before. Figueres, the Executive Director ...   
6/11/2013
The global convergence Reclaim Power, along with the No REDD in Africa Network, have named this week a week of action against false solutions. We offer this blog post as a contribution to that effort.In the landscape of global ...   
1/11/2013
Burning coal is a surefire way of damaging the climate, and harming mangroves is a surefire way of worsening climate impacts. Which makes the planned construction of Bangladesh’s largest coal-fired power plant at the edge of the world’s biggest ...   
30/10/2013
Biofuelwatch has launched a new report, Biomass: the Chain of Destruction, focusing on the human and environmental costs of biomass-focused UK renewable energy policy. The report includes the first ever study of a land-grab in Brazil for ...   
16/10/2013
The record-breaking wildfire in Yosemite National Park is almost fully contained, two months after it started. The blaze calls attention to a problem across the western U.S. - after a century having its fires routinely extinguished, the forests ...   
13/10/2013
Ironbridge, the 18th century birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, and Drax, the UK’s biggest coal-fired power station, are helping to change the shape of the country’s energy future. Both sites were developed as centres of coal-based ...   
6/9/2013
Germany's agressive and reckless expansion of wind and solar power has come with a hefty pricetag for consumers, and the costs often fall disproportionately on the poor. Government advisors are calling for a completely new start.If you ...   
18/8/2013
Stand by for extreme weather. Prepare for heat waves on a scale that was once unprecedented. For once, there are no "ifs' in the forecast, no caveats about modeling business-as-usual-scenarios rather than dramatic reductions of emissions for ...   

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