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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]

Will the Chevy Bolt Really Be a $9000 Loser For Each Car Sold? – Hybrid Cars News

Hybrid Cars NewsWill the Chevy Bolt Really Be a $ 9000 Loser For Each Car Sold?Hybrid Cars NewsTo clear that benchmark, all-electric, plug-in hybrid, or fuel-cell cars may have to compromise 40 percent of sales, up from about three percent now, according to California Air Resources Board staff projections. That will never happen, according to ...GM's Ready to Lose $ 9000 a Pop and Chase the Electric Car BoomBloombergall 23 news articles » hybrid cars - Google News [read more]

Households with alternative energy suppliers paid $817 million … – Syracuse.com

Syracuse.comHouseholds with alternative energy suppliers paid $ 817 million ...Syracuse.comIndependent energy marketers charged NY residential customers $ 817 million more than utilities would have charged during a 30-month period studied by state ...and more » alternative energy - Google News [read more]

Cashing In on Climate Change – New York Times

New York TimesCashing In on Climate ChangeNew York TimesBut you also know that human-caused climate change will (if it hasn't already) start eroding economic output. Extreme weather, droughts and crop failures could mean mass migration and political instability. As Henry Paulson, the former Treasury ...and more » climate change - Google News [read more]

Will the Chevy Bolt Really Be a $9000 Loser For Each Car Sold? – Hybrid Cars News

Hybrid Cars NewsWill the Chevy Bolt Really Be a $ 9000 Loser For Each Car Sold?Hybrid Cars NewsTo clear that benchmark, all-electric, plug-in hybrid, or fuel-cell cars may have to compromise 40 percent of sales, up from about three percent now, according to California Air Resources Board staff projections. That will never happen, according to ...GM's Ready to Lose $ 9000 a Pop and Chase the Electric Car BoomBloombergall 23 news articles » hybrid cars - Google News [read more]

Households with alternative energy suppliers paid $817 million … – Syracuse.com

Syracuse.comHouseholds with alternative energy suppliers paid $ 817 million ...Syracuse.comIndependent energy marketers charged NY residential customers $ 817 million more than utilities would have charged during a 30-month period studied by state ...and more » alternative energy - Google News [read more]

Cashing In on Climate Change – New York Times

New York TimesCashing In on Climate ChangeNew York TimesBut you also know that human-caused climate change will (if it hasn't already) start eroding economic output. Extreme weather, droughts and crop failures could mean mass migration and political instability. As Henry Paulson, the former Treasury ...and more » climate change - Google News [read more]