New Study: Solar, Energy Efficiency Can Help the Texas National Guard Save Money and Water Kate Zerenner, August 24, 2016 (Environmental Defense Fund) “...[Many Texas defense facilities are in water-stressed counties that could leadShow More Summary
Who’s Leading on Electric Cars? (And Who’s Lagging Behind?) David Reichmuth, August 24, 2016 (Union of Concerned Scientists) “…Car buyers can now find alternatives to petroleum-powered cars, choosing from a growing number of electric-drive cars but] the availability of EVs varies greatly, both by manufacturer and geography. Show More Summary
Edible food packaging made of milk proteins can reduce waste and prevent food spoilage, according to US Department of Agriculture researchers who are currently developing this casein-based film. The research team is currently creating prototype film samples for a small company in Texas, and says this new development has garnered interest among other companies, too. […]
Global average temperatures have been at record levels month by month up to the time of writing (August 2016), and for most years since 2000. When attention focuses on the U.S., the number of days in a year above 100ºF (37.8ºC) is forecast to grow dramatically, for example by 2060 and 2100.
The UK government has proposed a scheme under which households in communities affected by shale gas production would be paid directly out of a Shale Wealth Fund financed by company revenues. Joseph Dutton, Research Fellow at the Energy Policy Group, University of Exeter, points out it is impossible to estimate how much they would get paid.
This year has seen historic flooding across the South. In addition to the devastating rains that recently hit Louisiana, severe floods pummeled Texas earlier this year. In both cases, the states’ National Guards were first responders, rescuing families, delivering meals and supplies to survivors, and providing local agencies with high-water trucks, boats, and helicopters.
Japan, South Korea, and China are the three largest importers of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the world, accounting for more than half of global LNG imports in 2015. Combined LNG imports in these countries averaged 18.2 billion cubic...Show More Summary
You can’t talk about the impact of anything on energy without talking about the enormous impact of energy on the economy. The price of energy sources determines how much it costs to manufacture goods, and build new homes and factories, and ship goods across the globe.
Until recently Californians were in the dark when it came to the state’s natural gas distribution system and its pollution. But all that is changing now; for the first time ever, consistent data on the annual methane emissions from gas utilities is available for all to see. Show More Summary
Within a few seconds of viewing a resume, recruiters typically decide whether to continue reading or ditch the document. To keep your resume out of the shred pile, craft one that captures the recruiter's attention almost instantly and keeps it for longer than a few seconds. Show More Summary
Circular economy technologies and initiatives have seen growing interest from environmental managers and sustainability officers of late. A new report suggests these innovations, which reduce waste or convert waste to valuable new products, can also add investors to their list of fans. Show More Summary
IBM is expanding its machine learning technology to predicting air quality from China to South Africa
The country’s largest tracking solutions provider TPL Trakker Ltd. has launched TPL Maps, Pakistan’s first indigenously developed digital mapping solution. TPL Maps, created using state-of-the-art technology, are inlayed with smart features...Show More Summary
Internet penetration is beginning to accelerate in Asia’s emerging markets. While smartphones are widespread in many Asian countries, in others, the smartphone revolution is just beginning. Tech startups in the Pakistan seem to be racing ahead, whereas in countries such as Myanmar, there are larger obstacles to overcome. Show More Summary
Level 3's New York metro teams have been busy this summer. Today they announced the completion of two new network expansions in Westchester County, just to the north of New York City. ... [visit site to read more]
Over in the UK, the growing alternative metro fiber builder CityFibre has a new expansion in its sights. They have announced plans to build out more metro fiber in the city of Hull, adding it to their list of Gigabit Cities.... [visit site to read more]
Regardless of how their troubles started, coal companies still have to clean up their sites. But the companies are bankrupt, just who should pay. At least company is getting off with a liability of 15 cents on the dollar: Peabody Energy. Fair?