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Environment

Monday, March 24th, 2008

Current Major Flooding in U.S. a Sign of Things to Come

Major floods striking America’s heartland this week offer a preview of the spring seasonal outlook, according to NOAA’s National Weather Service. Several factors will contribute to above-average flood conditions, including record rainfall in some states and snow packs, which are melting and causing rivers and streams to crest over their banks. This week, more than

Monday, March 24th, 2008

Envisat Makes First Ever Observation of Regionally Elevated CO2 from Manmade Emissions

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

New Portrait of Earth Shows Land Cover as Never Before

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

Ten Questions Shaping 21st Century Earth Sciece Identified

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

Spire Receives Order For Second Turnkey Solar Manufacturing Line to Spain’s Fluitecnik S.A.

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

520 Toshiba Group Companies Are Striving to Achieve Environmental Vision 2010

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

Experts to Examine Energy for Sustainable Development in Americas

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

Xcel Energy Launches Groundbreaking Wind-to-Battery Project

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

Global Carbon Market to Grow 56 Percent in 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

Sustainable Development Technology Canada Announces Funding

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

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