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Tips To Consider When Choosing An Environmental Consulting Firm

The trend in corporation's health and safety management today are geared towards environmental advocacy and implementation within the structure of the venture. This holds most especially true among biotechnology, pharmaceutical, energy, education, manufacturing, and marine industries. To obtain environmental sustainability is not just about empowering the CSR objective of the company, but it is primarily to obtain just the right compliance set by the government. It is in this quest that a company [read more]

Is your Home Office Eco-friendly?

Most of us are pretty diligent about recycling every week. For some of us, the kitchen scraps go to the composter, and glass, plastic and cans are all separated. That’s great for the kitchen, but what about the rest of the house? What most don’t realize is the home office offers a huge opportunity for eco-friendly living, but largely goes ignored. Many don’t think twice of using high quality non-recycled paper, or tossing ink cartridges and old electronics in the garbage. Leaving a computer [read more]

University Research into Alternative Energy

Decades of tree and biomass research jointly conducted by Florida Statue University and Shell Energy have resulted in the planting of the largest single “Energy Crop Plantation” in the entire United States. This Plantation spans approximately 130 acres and is home to over 250,000 planted trees including cottonwoods (native to the area) and eucalyptus (which are non-invasive) along with various row crops such as soybeans. This organization of “super trees” was brought into being as a result [read more]

Best Air Purifiers

Picking the best air purifier is a very difficult decision since the need of each allergy or asthma situation has different needs.  Adding to this tough task is different allergens and different types of home pollutions are removed in different ways. Below are some comparisons of some of the more popular type of air purifiers. Air Purifiers with HEPA (High Energy Particle Arresting) filters were originally developed for the atomic energy commission and are used in commercial clean rooms to remove [read more]

Air Pollution’s Effect on our Health

What we experienced at the Beijing Olympics, regarding air pollution should be a reminder to all of us to pay more attention to to what pollutants we are exposed to. Respiratory problems caused by air pollution is really not the major concern. We should also be concerned about its toxic effects on the heart and cardiovascular system, especially our blood vessels. Mounting research shows that toxins are a major cause of heart damage. According to an article published in the Journal of the American [read more]

The Greenest Vehicles

The American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) has released its annual list of the greenest cars of the year. The Toyota Prius C subcompact hatchback received the top billing. It was closely followed by the Honda Fit EV. The gas-burning Toyota Prius C is considered more "green" than the all-electric plug-in Honda Fit EV due to the formula used. The ACEEE used a simple formula: GreenScore = a x e –EDX/c / (1+EDX/c)b The council considers emissions, both smog-forming ones and greenhouse [read more]

Nissan’s Electric Vmotion 3.0 Likely To Be A Crossover – Hybrid Cars News

Hybrid Cars NewsNissan's Electric Vmotion 3.0 Likely To Be A CrossoverHybrid Cars NewsNissan will roll out a concept car this year showing a new direction in electrification. That new electric car is likely to be a crossover model, and it will be separate from the Nissan Leaf's platform design. Automotive News revealed more about Nissan ...and more » hybrid cars - Google News [read more]

Seniors in Polaris alternative energy program climb wind turbine at fairgrounds – cleveland.com

cleveland.comSeniors in Polaris alternative energy program climb wind turbine at fairgroundscleveland.comMIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS, Ohio -- As the academic highlight of their senior year, students with the highest grades in the electronics and alternative energy program at Polaris Career Center are given the opportunity to climb to the top of the wind turbine ... alternative energy - Google News [read more]

Stop hoping we can fix climate change by pulling carbon out of the air, scientists warn – Washington Post

Washington PostStop hoping we can fix climate change by pulling carbon out of the air, scientists warnWashington PostScientists are expressing increasing skepticism that we're going to be able to get out of the climate change mess by relying on a variety of large-scale land-use and technical solutions that have been not only proposed but often relied upon in ...Tree Planting Can't Limit Anthropogenic Climate Change To Any Significant Degree Without Massive Ecological ...CleanTechnicaall 8 [read more]

Consultant Says EV Recharge Times Could Drive Plug-in Hybrid Sales – Hybrid Cars News

Hybrid Cars NewsConsultant Says EV Recharge Times Could Drive Plug-in Hybrid SalesHybrid Cars NewsA battery electric car with 'fast' electric charge (50 kW) is approximately 25-times slower to fill than a vehicle with conventional fuel. Gasoline or diesel drivers will take five minutes to take on board what it will take two hours for a battery ... hybrid cars - Google News [read more]

The Big Green Bang: how renewable energy became unstoppable – Financial Times

Financial TimesThe Big Green Bang: how renewable energy became unstoppableFinancial TimesFor the second year in a row, renewable energy accounted for more than half the new power generation capacity added worldwide. Sales of plug-in electric vehicles last year were 42 per cent higher than in 2015, growing eight times faster than the ...The Best Alternative Energy Stocks to Buy in 2017Money MorningScoop: Trump's plan to slash renewables 70% - AxiosAxioshere - Senate.govSenate.govall 94 news articles » alternative [read more]

Climate change predictions can be scary for kids. What can you say? – USA TODAY

USA TODAYClimate change predictions can be scary for kids. What can you say?USA TODAYPredictions for a planet affected by climate change can sound like they're ripped from a doomsday novel: stronger hurricanes, intense heat waves, rising sea levels and the disappearance of ice in the Arctic. And scientists have seen some of those ...and more » climate change - Google News [read more]