Monday, March 24th, 2008
PR — Using data from the SCIAMACHY instrument aboard ESA’s Envisat environmental satellite, scientists have for the first time detected regionally elevated atmospheric carbon dioxide – the most important greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming – originating from manmade emissions.
Wednesday, March 19th, 2008
PR — A new global portrait taken from space details Earth’s land cover with a resolution never before obtained. ESA, in partnership with the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation, presented the preliminary version of the map to scientists last week at the 2nd GlobCover User Consultation workshop held in Rome, Italy. Earth’s land cover has
Monday, March 17th, 2008
PR — Ten questions driving the geological and planetary sciences were identified today in a new report by the National Research Council. Aimed at reflecting the major scientific issues facing earth science at the start of the 21st century, the questions represent where the field stands, how it arrived at this point, and where it
Wednesday, March 12th, 2008
PR – Spire Corporation a global solar company providing turnkey solar factories and capital equipment to manufacture photovoltaic modules worldwide, today announced it has received a contract from the solar division of Spanish renewable energy company Fluitecnik S.A., to provide a photovoltaic module assembly line for that company’s operations in Portugal.
Monday, March 10th, 2008
PR – Environmental management, as practiced by Toshiba Group, aims to contribute to sustainable development with two aspects: firstly, creating new values through products and, secondly, pursuing symbiosis with the Earth by reducing environmental impacts throughout business processes and products.
Sunday, March 2nd, 2008
PR — National officials and experts gather at the Organization of American States headquarters in Washington, D.C., next Monday, March 3, for the Inter-American Meeting of National Authorities and Experts on Energy for Sustainable Development in the Americas.
Friday, February 29th, 2008
PR – Xcel Energy soon will begin testing a cutting-edge technology to store wind energy in batteries. It will be the first use of the technology in the United States for direct wind energy storage.
Thursday, February 28th, 2008
PR — Point Carbon, a world-leading provider of independent analysis and consulting services for governments and companies in the global power, gas and carbon markets, predicts that the global carbon market will see 4.2 billion tons carbon emissions (CO2e) transacted during 2008, up 56 percent from last year. At today’s prices, that would make the
Thursday, February 28th, 2008
PR — Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) announced today that its SD Tech Fund(TM) is open for Statements of Interest (SOI) for its thirteenth round of funding. The closing date for submissions is April 23, 2008. SDTC is a not-for-profit corporation created by the Government of Canada to finance and support the late-stage development and
Monday, February 25th, 2008
PR – An innovation called Carbon Hero may help reduce global warming by making people more aware of their carbon footprint. Regional prize winner in the 2007 European Satellite Navigation Competition, sponsored by ESA’s Technology Transfer Programme, the device uses satellite navigation technology to track journeys.