Month: December 2011

Energy Non-Renewable Environmental Environmental Resources Fossil Fuels Human Rights Natural Gas

The Pipe: The Story of Struggle and Controversy in Rossport

For years the small fishing and farming community of Rossport Ireland has been the center of a controversial struggle between the rights of its inhabitants and the power of large-scale fossil energy development. The recently released documentary “The Pipe” tells the story of how this small community took on Shell Oil and the Irish State in […]Read More

Energy Policy New Energy Economy Renewable Energy Solutions

Unlocking Hydrogen Power with Renewable Energy

Hydrogen is the lightest and most common chemical element in the universe, but it is plagued by concerns about its net energy value (NEV). Depending on the type of energy used to make hydrogen fuel, it can be a remarkably sustainable energy source. To be a viable environmentally sustainable power source, hydrogen fuel must be manufactured using renewable sources of energy like solar. […]Read More

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Satellite Studies Reveal Groundwater Depletion around the World

Access to freshwater resources has always been a critical need for human and all forms of life on Earth. With a world population estimated at just shy of 7 billion and growing, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization says agricultural production will need to increase 70% by 2050. As agriculture takes up most of human […]Read More

Climate Change and Civil Society Climate Science Global Warming Resources Video

Climate Change Just Science Mobile App Visualizes BEST Study

In an effort to counter the years of concerted effort to sow doubt and confusion regarding climate science, Novim makes available a new mobile app called “Just Science” giving the user an interactive picture of the world’s changing climate. The app reflects the recently completed Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature (BEST) scientific analysis of global climate change. […]Read More

Climate Change and Civil Society Climate Science Global Warming News

Canada’s White Christmas Isn’t So White Anymore

Enjoying a white Christmas is an honored tradition for many all over the world, and nowhere  more than for those in Canada’s Great White North. But for most Canadians, the tradition of a white Christmas is becoming more a dream than a reality. David Phillips, a senior climatologist with Environment Canada studied weather records and snowfall […]Read More