Month: March 2011

Energy Non-Renewable Energy Policy Fossil Fuels Natural Gas New Energy Economy Renewable Energy

Obama Calls for One-Third Reduction in Foreign Oil Imports by

In a speech at Georgetown University today, president Obama called for reducing the nation’s dependence of foreign oil by one-third by 2025. Realizing that he comes in a long line of past presidents calling for decreased dependency on energy imports, Obama acknowledged that “we’ve been down this road before.” ” …we can’t rush to action […]Read More

Carbon Emissions Climate Change and Civil Society Global Warming News International Solutions

United Nations Report Cautions Urban Areas to Plan for Climate

Cities and Climate Change – Global Report on Human Settlements, a report released this week by UN-HABITAT, warns that cities and urban centers have “become the real battle-ground in the fight against climate change and cities will neglect their role in responding to the crisis at their peril. Not just their own peril but that […]Read More

Agriculture Efficiency Energy Non-Renewable Environmental News Fossil Fuels Renewable Energy

Enviro News Wrap: Energy in Our World – The Good,

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: Much of the costs for energy sources like petroleum (oil) and nuclear are paid not with money, but with the health of our families as our kids get asthma or exposure to nuclear radiation. The New York Times updates us […]Read More

Energy Non-Renewable Energy Policy Environmental Fossil Fuels Renewable Energy

Dirty Energy: Interior Dept. Clear Path for More Wyoming Coal;

The Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger (reposted with permission) The renewable era is still far away. Despite the attention and rhetoric that has been given over to green energy projects, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced this week that coal companies would be able to take a whack at […]Read More

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The Reality of Climate Change – Dr. Andrew Dessler Interviewed

The Socio Capitalist interviews Atmospheric Scientist Dr. Andrew Dessler, and climate scientist at Texas A&M University. Dessler addresses the increasingly common dismissal of well-established science and the perception that climate scientists are in cahoots or somehow corrupt. Other areas discussed include: The reality of Climate Change from the perspective of the scientific community The distorted […]Read More

Environmental News Global Warming News Water Resources

Are Desalination Technologies the Answer to the World Water Crisis?

Investors and policy makers are increasingly advocating desalination technologies that use seawater to make freshwater. As reviewed in an EcoSeed Special Report, the interest in desalination technologies is growing due to the fact that there is insufficient fresh water to meet the daily drinking and sanitation needs of all those inhabiting the planet. Desalination involves the process of removing salt from sea or brackish water to […]Read More