Environment

Russia’s emissions target disappoints environmentalists

June 23, 2009 / No Comments

The emissions target scheme announced by Russia’s President Dmitry Medvedev recently aims at slashing emissions by 10%-15% from Russia’s emissions in 1990 when the country was a part of the Soviet Union. At that time, Russia’s greenhouse-gas emissions were far higher than they are at present. Environmentalists, who are not happy Russia’s target for emissions reduction, argue that the target fell ...

The Houston Dome Will Save the City from “Peril”, May Help Environment

June 9, 2009 / 22 Comments

Houston Dome - The fourth-largest city in the United States and the largest city in Texas, Houston is vulnerable to killer hurricanes, extreme heat and other natural disasters. And the problem is only getting worse as the city is forced to spend a fortune in a losing battle against nature. Hence why a team of engineers decided that the most ...

Redoubt Volcano in Alaska Erupts 5 Times

March 31, 2009 / No Comments

When mamma ain't happy, ain't nobody happy. When Mamma Nature ain't happy, it can get real ugly, or pretty depending on your perspective. Alaska's Mount Redoubt volcano erupted five times in one night. The volcano sent ash plume more than 9 miles into the air. It was the volcano's first emissions in nearly 20 years. (Yeah, trying to hold your anger in ...

Our Choice— Al Gore’s New Book

March 25, 2009 / No Comments

As you know, Nobel Peace Prize winner Al Gore has been consistently campaigning for the environment, and in the process he has evoked plenty of interest in issues that surround global warming. Image by World Economic Forum Al Gore’s book— An Inconvenient Truth, and the subsequent documentary that was made based on it, has reached out to millions and even won Gore ...

Japanese Stars, Yuko Arimori, Tsuyoshi Shinjo and Yuri Ebihara Promote Green Road Project

February 22, 2009 / 1 Comment

Japanese stars are into the Green spirit. Olympic marathon silver medalist Yuko Arimori is one. Former major league baseball player Tsuyoshi Shinjo is another. And, model Yuri Ebihara, also known as “Ebi-chan” is the third (left to right.) The three posed for the press during a promotional event for a mobile phone carrier KDDI au. KDDI in Tokyo launched its “Green Road Project.” au users ...

Japan Will Launch Large-Scale CO2 Capture Trial This Year

February 19, 2009 / No Comments

Tokyo plans to begin a large-scale trial program to capture and store carbon dioxide this year. The goal -reduce emissions of global warming gases. The technology can capture CO2 emitted from coal power stations and other such facilities, then store the greenhouse gas under the sea or ground. After that - sell the technology by 2020. Guidelines on capture and store will be ...

Princess Elisabeth Base – Zero-emission Polar Station

February 18, 2009 / No Comments

King Bauduin Base was closed some forty years ago. On Feb. 15th Belgium inaugurated Princess Elisabeth Base - a scientific research station that combines high-end technologies and a total respect for the environment. The base is a zero-emission station. It was built entirely during the International Polar Year, which was, well, um, I don't know when it was. How come these International ...

Noah’s Ark found in Colombia

February 5, 2009 / No Comments

I thought Noah's Ark was on top of Mt. Ararat in Turkey. I still think it is there, but... And, maybe someone will get to explore there, in my lifetime, I hope. One of the researchers in Colombia - I wrote about the 10 New Amphibian Species Discovered in Colombia yesterday - said "Without a doubt this region is a true ...

Japan Denies Shooting at Sea Shepherd Conservation Society Boat

February 2, 2009 / No Comments

Japan denied accusations that it used weapons against activists from Sea Shepherd Conservation Society on inflatable boats near Antarctica. The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society said two crew members were injured when Japanese whalers used a water cannon, concussion grenades, acoustic weapons and threw brass and lead balls at them. "If our crew can hit them, then they would be better off quitting ...

Japan and U.S. in talks about Whaling off Japan’s Coast

January 27, 2009 / 1 Comment

Japan and the United States are hanging out together in back rooms working on a proposal to allow Japan to engage in "coastal whaling" off its (Japan's) own shores. The catch is Japan will scale back on the country's controversial "research whaling" in Antarctic waters.International Whaling Commission Chairman will " issue a public proposal on Feb. 2 that the commission ...