The drive to eat healthier, followed by parents' growing concerns about feeding GMO foods to their kids, is driving the awareness and antipathy, says the Organic Trade Association in a new report. "Of all the thoughts that race ...
Nine groups collected 500,000 signatures to sway the EPA, but that effort might not be enough (Environmental Groups Fear @EPA Could Approve Dow Pesticide for #GMO Crops http://t.co/Hg6FoZCAlx @foodandwater...
British researchers have found a new way to cut the cost of solar cell manufacture, and at the same time make the process less hazardous. Ironically, it is also very old way – using a chemical important in turning soy milk into tofu.
Jonathan Major and colleagues at the University of Liverpool report in Nature journal that magnesium chloride − traditionally added to soy milk as a coagulant to make tofu, but also used in gritting roads in winter time, used as bath salts, and sometimes even sold as a health supplement – could replace cadmium chloride as a “doping agent” to increase the efficiency of cadmium telluride solar cells.
Renewables to Get Most of $7.7 Trillion Power Investments Bloomberg “What we are seeing is global CO2 emissions on track to stop growing by the end of next decade, with the peak only pushed back because of fast-growing developing countries, which...
“(NaturalSociety) The Grocery Manufacturer’s Association (GMA) has done a tremendous amount of work and donated a tremendous amount of money to get their way in terms of GMO labeling, but with overwhelming support for a GMO labeling bill up for a...”...
Statesman Journal Oregon GMO labeling law headed for the ballot Statesman Journal Oregon's GMO labeling initiative is headed for the ballot. Backers surpassed the number of necessary signatures, said Sandeep Kaushik, or Oregon Right to Know.
Jellyfish blooms and power plant intake valves don't mix.
Jellyfish population may be on the rise and that is a concern for coastal coal and nuclear power plants that rely on seawater.
Last year the United Nations warned that jellyfish populations were on the rise. A University of British Columbia study cautiously stated that jellyfish populations seem appear to be climbing. Lead author Lucas Brotz found that out of 66 large marine ecosystems studied, 45 showed an increasing trend in jellyfish population.
Large jellyfish blooms have shut down power plants.
Nature World News Emperor Penguins Marching Towards Extinction Due to Climate Change Nature World News Contrary to what other recent reports have said, a new study by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) says that emperor penguins are in...
They might try to tell you they’re fighting for our clean energy future, but The Dirty Three - Origin Energy, EnergyAustralia and AGL - are not as green as you think. Here’s 10 things they’re trying to hide from you.
Indonesia lost 840,000 hectares of forest in 2012 compared to 460,000 hectares in Brazil, despite its forest being a quarter the size of the Amazon rainforest.
Indonesia has greatly under-reported how much primary rainforest it is cutting down, according to the government's former head of forestry data gathering.
UN and official government figures have maintained that the country with the third biggest stretch of tropical forest after the Amazon and Congo was losing 310,00 hectares of all its forest a year between 2000 and 2005, increasing to 690,000 hectares annually from 2006 to 2010.
Exact rates of Indonesian deforestation have varied with different figures quoted by researchers and government, but a new study, which claims to be the most comprehensive yet, suggests that nearly twice as much primary forest is being cut down as in Brazil, the historical global leader.
Belinda Arunarwati Margono, who was in charge of data gathering at Indonesia's Ministry of Forestry for seven years and is now on secondment at South Dakota university, calculates that nearly 1m extra hectares of primary forest may have been felled in the last 12 years than was recorded officially.
In the paper in the journal Nature Climate Change published on Sunday, Margano says primary forest losses totalled 6.02m hectates between 2000 and 2012, increasing by around 47,600 hectares a year over this time. Because previous estimates of forest loss have included the clearing of pulp plantations and oil palm estates the real loss of primary forest has until now been obscured.
Responding to Climate Change World needs $550bn of renewables investment a year – IRENA Responding to Climate Change Speaking at a conference in New York last week, Adnan Amin, director general of IRENA, said: “We need to double the level of...