Maldives Stays on the Brink; Looks at Moving Homeland Down Under

January 9, 2012 / No Comments

Picture this! Mohammed Nasheed, the President of the precariously placedislandofMaldives, has announced that he is considering moving his entire country to Australia before the island nation disappears beneath the rising waves! Sea level rise is one of the most significant impacts of climate change, and the Maldives is among the most vulnerable countries. Its 1,200 island fragments average only about five ...

World’s First Wave Farm in Portugal, Lights up to 1,500 Homes

October 25, 2008 / No Comments

The Portuguese have come up with an innovative technology that can generate energy from the waves created on the sea surface, and the Agucadoura is one such wave farm built off the Portugal coast. The wave farm, which is the first of its kind in the world, consists of three Wave Energy Converters that can generate a total of 2.25MW of ...