UK aiming for 10 million solar-powered homes by 2020

February 3, 2015 by  
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The United Kingdom nearly doubled their solar power last year, with 650,000 installations on private homes and state-owned properties. This brings the UK’s solar power capacity to five gigawatts (5GW), compared to just 2.8GW at the end of 2013. Boosting Britain’s capacity is part of a larger effort to make solar power an integral part of the nation’s energy supply. Read the rest of UK aiming for 10 million solar-powered homes by 2020 Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “clean energy” , “solar energy” , “sustainable energy” , 2014 , alternative energy , britain , green energy , solar , solar photovolatic capacity , Solar Power , UK , united kingdom

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Affordable wooden cabin is precariously perched over a cliff in Nova Scotia

February 3, 2015 by  
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Obama seeks billions in funding for clean energy development and emissions cuts in 2016 budget

February 3, 2015 by  
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President Obama released his fiscal budget for 2016 on Monday (2/2) afternoon, and it proposes an impressive $7.4 billion in funding for clean energy technologies as well as the creation of a $4 billion fund to incentivize individual U.S. states to make greater cuts to power plant emissions . The proposals are in keeping with the Obama administration’s wishes to prioritize the fight against climate change in the final two years of his presidency. Read the rest of Obama seeks billions in funding for clean energy development and emissions cuts in 2016 budget Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “clean energy” , “wind power” , 2016 , Climate Change , coastal flooding , department of defense , Department of Energy , Drought , emissions , fiscal budget , global warming , green energy , obama , renewable energy , solar , tax credit

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NASA and NOAA confirm 2014 was the hottest year ever recorded

January 19, 2015 by  
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NASA and NOAA researchers just released their climate numbers for 2014 and confirmed what Japanese scientists already announced : 2014 was the hottest year ever recorded. The scorching temps in 2014 beat previous high temperature records by 0.07F (0.04C), and last year also marked the 38th consecutive year of above-average global temps. Read the rest of NASA and NOAA confirm 2014 was the hottest year ever recorded Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 2014 , Climate Change , global warming , heat , high temperatures , nasa , News , NOAA , reports , research , scientists , temperatures

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Study shows mass die-offs of birds, fish and marine invertebrates increasing

January 19, 2015 by  
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A new study of mass die-offs amongst animal species shows a marked increase in deaths of birds, fish and marine invertebrates. The findings come from an analysis of 727 mass die-offs of 2,500 animal species over the past 70 years. The study also shows decreasing deaths for reptiles and amphibians,and an unchanged rate for mammals. Die-offs can kill more than 90 percent of species’ population, and this study is the first attempt to quantify patterns in the frequency, magnitude and cause of such die-offs. Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Read the rest of Study shows mass die-offs of birds, fish and marine invertebrates increasing Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: animal extinction , bird die-offs , Climate Change , die-offs , environmental contamination , extinction , fish die-offs , global warming , marine invertebrates , mass death , mass die-offs , Nature , Pollution , science

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2014 was the hottest year ever recorded on Earth

January 7, 2015 by  
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If the massive droughts and wildfires this past summer weren’t indications enough, new data out of Japan indicates 2014 was the hottest year on record for planet Earth. According to Discovery News , the ranking was issued by the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), which is one of four major global keepers of temperature records for the planet–and the first to release its data for the year just gone by. The average temperature in 2014 was 1.1 degrees F above JMA’s average for the 20th Century, and 0.1 degrees above 1998; the former record holder for the hottest year ever. Read the rest of 2014 was the hottest year ever recorded on Earth Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 2014 , 2014 hottest year , australia , California , climate , Climate Change , data , El Niño , Europe , global warming , hot , hottest , hottest year , hottest year in history , hottest year on record , jma , meteorological , nasa , NOAA , record , weather

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Oil spill dumps 33,000 barrels of oil into Straits of Singapore

January 7, 2015 by  
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A Libyan oil tanker and a Singapore bulk oil carrier collided off Singapore late last week, spilling about 33,000 barrels of oil  into the Pacific. According to Singapore’s Maritime and Port Authority (MPA), the oil tanker,  Alyarmouk, and the Singapore-registered Sinar Kapuas collided about 11 nautical miles northeast of Pedra Branca—just east of Singapore. Reuters reports that damage to the cargo tanks on the Alyarmouk from the collision resulted in the oil spill, and V. Ships U.K. which manages the Alyarmouk, estimates that a total of 33,000 barrels of crude oil was spilled. No injuries were reported in the crash and no traffic was reported in the port at the time of the collision. Read the rest of Oil spill dumps 33,000 barrels of oil into Straits of Singapore Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: libyan oil tanker , libyan ship collision , major oil spills , oil carrier collision , oil spill clean up , oil tanker collision , ship collision , singapore oil carrier , singapore oil spill , singapore oil tanker , singapore ship collision , straits of singapore collision

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Which Country is the Most Prepared for Climate Change?

November 24, 2014 by  
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The University of Notre Dame recently released the 2014 installment of the Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index ( ND-GAIN .) ND-GAIN shows “which countries are best prepared to deal with the national security risks, droughts, superstorms and other natural disasters that climate change can cause.” More than just a simple ranking list, the index also tracks the progress of countries’ preparedness over the last 18 years, and allows users to run ‘what if’ analyses for various situations. Hit the jump to see which countries came out on top, who stands to lose out – and why. Read the rest of Which Country is the Most Prepared for Climate Change? Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 2014 , adaptability , adaptation , Africa , chad , Climate Change , development , global warming , infrastructure , interactive map , ND-GAIN , norway , Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index , resilience , scandinavia , University of Notre Dame

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23-Year-Old Wins Dyson Award With Inflatable Baby Incubator Developing Countries Can Afford

November 7, 2014 by  
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James Roberts, a 23-year-old recent graduate of Loughborough University in the U.K., has just been announced as the international winner of  the 2014 James Dyson Award . His winning project was truly remarkable. It’s a portable, inflatable incubator for preterm babies that only costs around £250 ($400) to make, compared to the roughly £30,000 ($47,000) price of conventional hospital incubators. Roberts was inspired to develop the incubator after seeing the shocking infant mortality statistics  in refugee camps, where the price tag and prevailing conditions mean purchasing traditional incubators is out of the question. Read the rest of 23-Year-Old Wins Dyson Award With Inflatable Baby Incubator Developing Countries Can Afford Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 2014 , baby incubator , developing countries , infant mortality , James Dyson , James Dyson Awards , James Roberts , jaundice , low-cost incubator wins 2014 James Dyson Awards , MOM incubator , premature babies , preterm babies , refugee caps , refugees

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Über Green Environmental Studies Center Practices What it Preaches in California

November 7, 2014 by  
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