- Don't Blame Kilimanjaro's Glacier Loss On Global Warming
Increased solar radiance and decreased snowfall have been implicated as the true culprits in Kilimanjaro's glacier loss. The temperatures on Kilimanjaro's summits almost never rise above freezing, leading researchers to look for other causes for ...
Article - Lee Rodgers - Sep 15 2007 - 10:22pm
- China Pollution: It's Pigs More Than People
A workshop organized by European Action on Global Life Sciences (EAGLES) issued a report on the Chinese consumption and production of meat and it states that meat consumption in China is expected to reach 73 kilo per person per year in 2020 compared with j ...
Article - Hank Campbell - Sep 18 2007 - 5:18pm
- Rehabilitating Dumps With Landfill Mining
Retrieving material for composting from open dumps across the developing world could reduce the environmental impact of growing mountains of waste, according to researchers in India. People in the developing world are encouraged to compost garden waste or ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 18 2007 - 5:26pm
- Recovery From Acid Rain Slow In Britain, Says Study
Acid rain was one of the world’s worst pollution problems of the 1970s and 1980s, affecting large areas of upland Britain, as well as Europe and North America. In Wales, more than 12,000 km of streams and rivers have been acidified, harming fish, stream in ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 30 2007 - 10:35pm
- Hydrogen-Fueled Vehicle Proponents Often Forget Lubrication Oil
Lubrication oil appears to be an important yet little-recognized source of toxic particle emissions from motor vehicles-- even those fueled by clean-burning hydrogen, according to a joint study by government and academic researchers in Washington State and ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 3 2007 - 10:31pm
- Sustainable Development: We Need An Industrial Space Age
Over the years, two strands of thought on sustainable development have emerged; ecologism and environmentalism. Ecologism offers a solution by emphasizing the need for major socioeconomic reform aimed at a post-industrial era. Environmentalism focuses on t ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 6 2007 - 7:45am
- Ford Introduces First Automobile With Soy-Based Seating
Ford Motor Company announced that soy-based polyurethane foam will be used in seats in the 2008 Ford Mustang. Ford spent seven years researching biomaterials with various industry representatives. Partnerships with Urethane Soy Systems Company (USSC) and L ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 6 2007 - 11:39pm
- Making Leather 'Greener'
Fashionista’s after the latest in leather bags could soon have a ‘greener’ selection to choose from. Scientists in India have modified the tanning process making it far more eco-friendly, reports Anne Pichon in Chemistry & Industry. Tanning is a comple ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 7 2007 - 11:34pm
- Green Fuel, Literally
Most of us think of solar power as coming from glass panels on rooftops, and increasingly large arrays in the middle of some sun-drenched desert. Now it can come from green, slimy ponds and bioreactors filled with algae that soak up the rays to make oil. ...
Article - Jane Poynter - Jun 19 2009 - 10:47pm
- Human Urine Safe As Fertilizer, Say Finnish Researchers
If you grew up on a farm, the first thing you were taught about fertilizer is that you can't use waste from anything that eats meat. Cows okay. Humans bad. Researchers in Finland disagree and say that human urine is virtually sterile, free of bacteria ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 8 2007 - 6:31pm