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As the plastic is trapped, architects plan to reuse it into building blocks for new floating parks in the river stream.

Floating Park in Netherlands to Trap Plastic Junk from Reaching the Ocean

One of the greatest difficulties of cleaning up the billions of bits of plastic on the oceans is that those fragments are so little. Water bottles and plastic bags in the long run break apart into much smaller pieces that spread all through the water body in to a mess. While the perfect solution may [...]

One developing issue is the expanding utilization of microplastics straightforwardly in consumer goods, for example, microbeads in toothpaste, gels and facial cleaning agents, the Year Book says.

UNEP: Plastic Waste causes $ 13 billion damage to Marine Ecosystem

Plastic waste causes an overall financial damage of over $13 billion to marine ecosystems each year, according to two reports released on the opening day of the first United Nations Environment Assembly. The eleventh version of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) Year Book takes a gander at ten issues hailed as materializing by past [...]

Last year alone in Oklahoma, there were over a hundred earthquakes of magnitude greater than 3.0.

Fracking Wastewater in Oklahoma Triggers Earthquakes, study says

According to a new study conducted by top US universities, four wastewater wells in Oklahoma, where energy companies dump water following the completion of hydraulic fracturing process, has caused a series of earthquakes, some 30km from the site in the past five years. The report, published in Science magazine, wrapped up on the Midwestern state, [...]

Coca-Cola and will.i.am collaborate on Ekocycle Cube Printer to Boost Innovative Recycling

Coca-Cola and will.i.am collaborate on Ekocycle Cube Printer to Boost Innovative Recycling

(All Image Courtesy of 3D Systems) Musician, entrepreneur and chief creative officer of 3D Systems, will.i.am has collaborated with Coca-Cola to create a new technology piece that is a part of its Ekocycle brand initiative revolving around environmental sustainability and innovative recycling. Ekocycle was launched by Coca-Cola in 2012 in alliance with will.i.am revealed the [...]

The Harvester transforms organic fertilizers from scraps of meat, seafood, deli and produce division that is then sold to agriculturists, farmers and retail clients.

WISErg Brings Food Waste Recycler to California

WISErg, a bio-tech organization that recycles disposed food waste into organic compost while reaping data from the scraps, announced today that it has raised a Series B round of $5 million from private investors. Total WISErg funding rose to $7.75 million and will permit the Redmond, WA-based organization to venture into California. WISErg makes food [...]

The United Kingdom’s Department for Energy and Climate Change approved the East Anglia One Offshore wind farm last week, which will soon be the largest offshore wind farm in the world.

UK Hoists the Sails for World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm

A majority of future wind projects in the EU and China are going offshore while the US is seriously considering mass auction of shores for offshore wind development. Studies have shown that winds blow 40 percent more offshore than on land, which indicates that offshore wind farms comparatively outperform wind projects on land in terms [...]

Donald Tusk - the originator of an energy union

Energy Union – pipe dream or real possibility?

Energy dependence is nothing new. But the fact is that the results of it we can fully observe nowadays, just to mention the ongoing political and military struggle in Ukraine. Saying that Russia is fully responsible for the energy dependence of several countries such as Ukraine, Poland, Bulgaria and others is inappropriate at least. The [...]

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U.S. Unveils Massive Auction for Offshore Wind Development

The federal government is officially set in motion to auctioning off commercial wind leasing rights for an area of more than 742,000 acres for wind development. Currently, there are no offshore wind farms in U.S. waters. The government hopes to change the stagnant state of affairs. In a press release announced on Tuesday, US Secretary [...]

SolarCity wants to build one of world’s largest and most advanced solar plants in the state of New York

SolarCity Acquires Silevo, Plans to Build One of the Largest Solar Panel Plants in the World

On Tuesday, SolarCity announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Silevo, a solar panel manufacturing and technology company, which specializes in producing solar panel modules that have both enhanced levels of energy output and low cost of production. With this acquisition SolarCity wants to build one of world’s largest and most advanced solar [...]

Iraq is the second-largest oil producer in the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) group.

Iraq crisis threatens world economic recovery

Military advances in Southern Iraq by Sunni Islamist anarchists, who took over two Iraqi cities earlier this week could disrupt oil supplies if Baghdad doesn’t re-establish its authority in next to no time. The increasing turmoil in Iraqi soil has induced growing concerns – high oil prices – compelling central banks to raise interest rates [...]

Power & Money Go Together: Warren Buffet’s Blind Bet on Wind and Solar Power

Power & Money Go Together: Warren Buffet’s Blind Bet on Wind and Solar Power

The most successful investor of the 20th century, Warren Buffett vowed to spend double the current outlay of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. on wind and solar power in the U.S yesterday. At the Edison Electric Institute’s annual convention in Las Vegas yesterday, Buffett not aware of how much they has committed earlier, briefly stopped to enquire [...]

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If you’d like more oil fields and pipelines in Alaska, then you might love this

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration took a giant step on Tuesday by easing restrictions on commercial unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) use over land and water in the U.S. Of all companies, oil company British Petroleum and its drone partner AeroVironment have secured the approval to fly an AeroVironment Puma AE for aerial surveys over Prudhoe Bay oil operations in Alaska (which [...]

The LED screen shows the rising sun on the Tiananmen Square which is masked with heavy smog in Beijing, China.

Chinese Govt. Plans to Take 6 Million Polluting Vehicles Off the Road

In its latest measures to take against the nuclear winter, the Government of China is calling six million older, polluting vehicles off the road by the end of 2014. In a Cabinet statement issued a week ago, the plan also calls for filling stations in Beijing, Shanghai and other urban cities to switch to selling [...]

Two proposed joint ventures with Gail Ltd and Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers Ltd (RCF) are aimed at resuscitating the Talcher unit of another state-run firm, Fertilizer Corp. of India, which ceased operations back in 1999.

Coal India Ltd – World’s Largest Coal Producer to Diversify, Major Acquisition on the Way

Coal India Ltd. (CIL) world’s largest coal producers, is on the lookout for shareholders’ approval to modify its memorandum of association (MoA) in order to get into the business producing fertilizers and chemicals using coal gas. In a filing to Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), the company said that the amendment will allow CIL to “To [...]

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World Applauds Ambitious EPA Rule towards Carbon Cuts

SUMMARY: Japan says the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to cut greenhouse-gas emissions from power plants by 30 percent from 2005 levels is a bold step towards fighting climate change.   “There are many states that are dependent on coal power,” environment minister Nobuteru Ishihara said at a news conference in Tokyo after the U.S. Environmental [...]

New Carbon Pollution Standards Can Create 274,000 Jobs, Save $37 Billion on Energy Bills, Says Report

New Carbon Pollution Standards Can Create 274,000 Jobs, Save $37 Billion on Energy Bills

SUMMARY: According to a new study, Carbon pollution standards for power plants, as proposed by the Obama administration today, can save American households and business customers over $37.4 billion on their electric bills in 2020, as the same time creating more than 274,000 jobs. Several key states to benefit are with potential job creation and [...]

New EPA rule proposes to reduce carbon emissions 30% by 2030

New EPA rule proposes to reduce carbon emissions 30% by 2030

The regulations from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will seek to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants 30% by 2030, which scientists say are contributing to warmer temperatures leading to bigger wildfires and smaller snow packs. The Obama administration’s rule-making proposal is potentially an ambitious target that marks one of the biggest attempts [...]

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World Bank: ‘CO2 Market Hurt by Australia, Russia and Japan’

According to the World Bank, initiatives towards greenhouse-gas emissions pricing, to restrain global warming are being hurt as countries such as Australia to Russia and Japan pull back from carbon-reduction commitments. “While some nations are taking concrete steps forward on carbon pricing, recent developments in others are a setback,” said the World Bank in its [...]

Solar-Powered Roadways Might Just Become The Roads Of Our Future

Solar-Powered Roadways might just become The Roads of Our Future.

What if we could convert all the roadways in America into a massive solar panel that could generate three times the nation’s power needs? Well, this isn’t just an idea, that’s exactly the technology that Scott and Julie Brusaw, co-founders of Solar Roadways have been experimenting with. Besides, their first prototype of the Solar Roadways [...]