Environment News

October 2, 2012

Waste Not, Want Not

As the human population continues to grow exponentially, adding ever-increasing pressure on agricultural suppliers, and climate change brings greater unpredictability ever year to both farmers and supermarkets, its nice to read in the press that one of the UK’s biggest food chains, Sainsbury’s, is ahead of the game. This year […]
September 10, 2012
Shaun Mccarthy

The Greener Games

Now that the closing ceremony has taken place for the 2012 London Olympic Games, the consensus seems to scream “Great Job!” The analysts, ‘experts’ and participants have all echoed the sentiment that, despite the frequent pre-games cynicism (some of which came from this blog), the Brits have pulled off a […]
August 14, 2012
Arctic Drilling

Social Media’s New Activism

I recently stopped in a Stockholm city park and decided to talk to a World Wildlife Fund representative, asking him where their advertising had gone – to me they were no longer in my field of vision, either on TV or in print. His reply was short, “it’s online now.” Activism […]
June 18, 2012
Rio+20 Global Change

Acknowledging the Need for Change

The recent Rio+20 meeting of the leaders of the developed and developing world has already had somewhat of a divisive and muted response from the press and analysts. The 50-page text is still not completed by the time of this post, however, so the efforts of those involved cannot yet […]
April 22, 2012
Carbon capture and storage

Carbon Capture and Storage: A New Frontier

Imagine all of the greenhouse gases that are destroying the atmosphere being captured and stored underground, before they reach the skies. It’s plausible and beginning to happen – moving from the research level to potentially revolutionizing a multitude of industries, according to a recent UK report. If governments can get […]
April 16, 2012
Terry Macallister

Positive Changes Since the Deepwater Disaster

It’s easy to be pessimistic about the big oil companies, who, like banks are the unspoken scourge of the populace. And also like banks, sadly we all need their services – an unhealthy conundrum best left alone, it seems most people believe. That is, until something goes terribly wrong, like […]
April 4, 2012
Earth Hour 2012

Earth Hour and the Collective Goal

What started as an energy-saving tactic at the behest of the World Wildlife Fund in Sydney, Australia in 2007 to highlight the urgency of climate change, has spread across the globe to hundreds of cities and millions of people. Earth Hour is a simple, and some cynics would argue, silly, collective […]
January 25, 2012
NORTH AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW

I’m Driving Green

Let’s face it – it’s hard to be hopeful. With the current economic climate in Europe and America, politicians are fighting to stay alive in an increasingly skeptical landscape. And the public is just fighting with frustration. But if one takes the time to read the fine print (although that tends […]
January 16, 2012
Ernest Moniz

The Real Alternatives to Coal

After Canada’s bow out of the latest Kyoto summit, it’s easy to be disheartened with the current state of the environment in governmental policy. But, there are huge advances in research and development currently taking place, with some of the world’s brightest minds actively seeking a feasible cut with coal. Some […]