Severe United States wildfires can contribute as much as vehicles to carbon emissions in some US states, although the amount is highly variable. New research published in the online open access journal Carbon Balance and Management quantifies these emissions and suggests fires will complicate emissions monitoring and modelling efforts.
An article in the November 2007 issue of BioScience describes the history and summarizes the benefits and challenges of green roofs—roofs with a vegetated surface and substrate.
Tom Kelly, director of the Office of Sustainability at the University of New Hampshire, is available to discuss Bill Clinton’s new initiative with Wal-Mart to make sustainability efforts more affordable for cities.
Britain could throw away a lead in biopesticides because of outmoded styles of regulation, researchers at a University of Warwick conference have warned today.
Around 30 students from the University of Technology in Darmstadt, Germany, led by professors Thomas Hartkopf (renewable energies) and Manfred Hegger (architecture), have won the one-week international "Solar Decathlon 2007" held in Washington D.C. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, the competition awards prizes to homes that are particularly energy efficient and sustainable.
The average price for all types of gasoline is holding steady around $2.95 per gallon nationwide, but the pain at the pump might be short-lived as research from the University of Houston may eliminate one of the biggest hurdles to the wide-scale production of fuel cell-powered vehicles.
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Samuel W. Bodman today participated in a groundbreaking ceremony for a highly efficient and “green” Research Support Facility, and announced two major renewable power...
Dragon Pharmaceutical Inc. today announced that its biotech method for 7ACA production has been successfully implemented on a new production line. Management believes this achievement validates the Company's research and development efforts to improve its manufacturing technology.
The current BusinessWeek article "Little Green Lies" questions the notion that saving energy and going green can be profitable. In the mea culpa piece, an Aspen environmental executive complains in a "confessional mood" that he succeeded in doing "sexy" projects but finds it almost impossible to "green" his company, Aspen Skiing Company.
Chevron Corporation and the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) announced today that they have entered into a collaborative research and development agreement to study and advance technology to produce liquid transportation fuels using algae.
A recent study of an ancient growing medium has implications for advancing growth and yield of greenhouse crops grown in soilless conditions.
In 2002, U.S. farmers harvested 2.7 billion bushels of soybeans. Last year in Missouri, farmers harvested 194 million bushels of soybeans worth about $1.2 billion. Now, a team of researchers at the University of Missouri-Columbia is turning those soybeans into gold, with nothing more than a little water.
Far removed from streams of gas-thirsty cars and pollution-belching factories lies another key player in global climate change. Circling the northern hemisphere, the conifer-dominated boreal forests - one of the largest ecosystems on earth - act as a vast natural regulator of atmospheric carbon levels.
The Cleantech Group, Credit Suisse and the Consensus Business Group today announced a strategic business relationship to accelerate global investment in clean technologies.
White Energy Company Limited, a Sydney-based company specializing in cleaner coal technologies (ASX: WEC), announced today that it has retained the New York City firm of Porter, LeVay & Rose, Inc. as its investor relations and financial communications agency.