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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]

Volvo Gets Massive Uber Robotaxi Order – Hybrid Cars News

Hybrid Cars NewsVolvo Gets Massive Uber Robotaxi OrderHybrid Cars NewsA three-year collaboration between Volvo and Uber has just turned into a huge autonomous car order. Volvo and ride-hailing company Uber have just announced a three-year deal that will see Uber buying up to 24,000 vehicles. The new Volvos will form the ...Uber orders whopping 24000 Volvo XC90 plug-in hybrids for fleet of driverless autosElectrekall 145 news articles » hybrid cars - Google News [read more]

It’s renewable energy over bitcoin if you want a risky bet on future – CNBC

CNBCIt's renewable energy over bitcoin if you want a risky bet on futureCNBCThe market's hyper focus on bitcoin is causing investors to miss what may be a much better long-term bet on global transformation: renewable energy.Solar tube lighting system is shining achievement for USAG Daegu ...United States Army (press release)2017 Developments in Solar Energy, Energy Storage, Tidal Energy, and Power Transmission - Research and MarketsBusiness Wire (press release)all 30 news articles » alternative [read more]

As climate change threatens islands, Kiribati’s president plans development – CBS News

CBS NewsAs climate change threatens islands, Kiribati's president plans developmentCBS NewsThe low-lying Pacific island nation of Kiribati is one of the parts of the world most threatened by climate change and rising sea levels. Scientists say the islands could be uninhabitable within decades, and in recent years, some leaders there have ...and more » climate change - Google News [read more]

Volkswagen Has Pledged to Spend $40 Billion on Electric and Hybrid Cars – Futurism

FuturismVolkswagen Has Pledged to Spend $ 40 Billion on Electric and Hybrid CarsFuturismVolkswagen is shifting rapidly in the wake of their 2015 emissions scandal. With a quickly growing EV market, the company is working to produce more electric vehicles. The company has stated they'll spend $ 40 billion through 2022, mostly on ...VW has a $ 12 billion plan for electric cars in ChinaCNNMoneyVW says will invest over 34 bn euros in cars of the future by 2022 (Update)Phys.OrgVolkswagen to invest [read more]

A new wave in renewables harnesses the power of the ocean – Quartz

QuartzA new wave in renewables harnesses the power of the oceanQuartzOn Oct. 11, the UK government announced it would commit up to £557 million (about $ 773 million) in funding in 2019 for “less-established renewable electricity projects,” including wave energy. Marine Power Systems in Wales is eyeing that money. alternative energy - Google News [read more]

Thank you for not driving: Climate change requires anti-smoking tactics – The Conversation CA

The Conversation CAThank you for not driving: Climate change requires anti-smoking tacticsThe Conversation CAJust before the delegates for the annual Conference of the Parties on climate change started meeting in Bonn this month, the Lancet, the leading British medical journal, published yet another major study showing that climate change is a growing health ...and more » climate change - Google News [read more]