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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]

Tesla Quietly Sold 200000th Model S Last Year – Hybrid Cars News

Hybrid Cars NewsTesla Quietly Sold 200000th Model S Last YearHybrid Cars NewsWith the public's focus on Model 3 and other pending vehicles, and the Model S' success already known, some may not have noticed, but Tesla's main seller quietly sold its 200,000th global unit last year. The car crossed the 200k line in the fourth ...and more » hybrid cars - Google News [read more]

Public meeting on renewable energy set for Wednesday – Maui News

Public meeting on renewable energy set for WednesdayMaui NewsA public presentation on a proposed renewable energy conversion and sludge processing project at the Wailuku-Kahului Wastewater Reclamation Facility will be held Wednesday. The project calls for installing an anaerobic digester to produce methane gas ... alternative energy - Google News [read more]

A technology many hoped would fight climate change would cause even bigger environmental problems, scientists say – Chicago Tribune

Chicago TribuneA technology many hoped would fight climate change would cause even bigger environmental problems, scientists sayChicago TribuneBECCS has been used only rarely thus far, but many had hoped widespread use of the technology would provide large amounts of energy while helping to fight climate change. It would be particularly important if the world misses its targets for reducing ...and more » climate change - Google News [read more]

In Norway, Electric and Hybrid Cars Outsell Conventional Models – New York Times

New York TimesIn Norway, Electric and Hybrid Cars Outsell Conventional ModelsNew York TimesSales of electric and hybrid cars in Norway outpaced those running on fossil fuels last year, cementing the country's position as a global leader in the push to restrict vehicle emissions. Norway, a major oil exporter, would seem an unlikely champion ...For the first time, electric and hybrid new car sales overtook ... - QuartzQuartzall 27 news articles » hybrid cars - Google News [read more]

Royal Dutch Shell Joining the Renewable Energy Bandwagon – Motley Fool

GkMenRoyal Dutch Shell Joining the Renewable Energy BandwagonMotley FoolThe oil majors have had a love-hate relationship with renewable energy over the past decade. Some (BP (NYSE:BP)) once saw it as a key to their future, only to divest from the business, and others (Total (NYSE:TOT)) have been slowly wading into ...Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2017 - irenairenaFinancial Newsletter - Zacks Investment ResearchZacks Investment ResearchFind the cheapest energy plans in your area with our energy [read more]

John Coleman, Weather Channel founder and climate change heretic, dies at 83 – Washington Post

Washington PostJohn Coleman, Weather Channel founder and climate change heretic, dies at 83Washington PostJohn Coleman, the “Good Morning America” forecasting icon who co-founded The Weather Channel, died Saturday. The 83-year-old Coleman, in his later years, may have become best known for championing skepticism about the human role in climate change ...Weather Channel Co-Founder Dies; Doubted Climate ScienceU.S. News & World ReportWeather Channel co-founder who slammed climate change diesPalm [read more]