- Scientists: Take A Holistic Approach To Pollution
A new study suggests that a holistic approach is needed in assessing the potential environmental and health effects of toxic effluent from industry. The study is published in the International Journal of Environment and Pollution. Studies of industrial eff ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 10 2007 - 11:42am
- Encouraging Agroforestry In Poor Countries
Agroforestry is the integration of trees and shrubs in agricultural areas, like farmland, to help protect the soil and in some cases to provide additional income. Reduced soil erosion, biodiversity conservation and carbon sequestration are some of the majo ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 13 2007 - 10:21pm
- Biodiversity Survey: Primary Rainforest Is Irreplaceable
In Bad For Carbon Offsets- Not All Trees Are The Same At Reducing Global Warming, scientists noted that planting new trees as an emotional panacea for greenhouse gas emissions- that means you, Burning Man Festival- didn't really do much good. Now the ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 14 2007 - 12:40pm
- Using Islam To Combat Indonesian Deforestation
The Indonesian archipelago contains about 10% of the world’s tropical rainforest, which plays a critical role in regional watershed protection as well as in global efforts to conserve biodiversity and to sequester carbon. However, Indonesia currently exper ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 19 2007 - 1:07am
- Can Nuclear Power Provide A Holistic Approach To Desalination?
With predictions that more than 3 billion people will live in areas facing severe water shortages by the year 2025, the challenge is to find an environmentally benign way to remove salt from seawater. Global climate change, desertification, and over-popula ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 20 2007 - 1:04am
- Dreaming Of A Green Christmas
This Christmas 112,500 tons of recyclable rubbish will be thrown away, according to new research, by the new think credit card from the Co-operative Bank. This is equivalent to 14,940 red Routemaster buses, 93,360 Minis OR 406 Airbus A380's. Cardboar ...
Article - News Staff - Dec 25 2008 - 8:57am
- The Palm Oil Impact On Peatlands: A Rise In CO2
A new data analysis undertaken by Dr. ...
Article - News Staff - Dec 3 2007 - 7:54pm
- The Great Debate: Real Vs. Artificial Christmas Trees
Christmas trees are appearing in homes throughout the country and families prepare for the holiday season. But in this age when we are all asked to be aware of the impact we are having on the environment, is the right choice to purchase an artificial tree ...
Article - Kimberly Crandell - Dec 16 2008 - 11:02am
- “Nanohybrid” May Expand Use Of Biodegradable Plastic
Scientists in New York are reporting development of a new biodegradable “nanohybrid” plastic that can be engineered to decompose much faster than existing plastics used in everything from soft drink bottles to medical implants. The study is scheduled for t ...
Article - News Staff - Dec 8 2007 - 2:59pm
- Study: Deep-Sea Species' Loss Could Lead To Oceans' Collapse
The loss of deep-sea species poses a severe threat to the future of the oceans, suggests a new report in Current Biology. In a global-scale study, the researchers found some of the first evidence that the health of the deep sea, as measured by the rate of ...
Article - News Staff - Dec 28 2007 - 1:03am