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Nick Aster

Chinese Take 50% Of All Cars Off Beijing Roads To Improve Air Quality For Olympics
July 28, 2008 09:18 AM - , Triple Pundit

Scientists will study this for years to come; China has ordered 50% of all cars off the roads off Beijing to make sure air quality is okay for the upcoming Olympics. The measures might be perhaps the world's most measurable traffic pollution reduction effort ever. What's more, they've launched an airquality forecast tool online.

Reducing Your Carbon Footprint? Why Not Eat Less!
July 26, 2008 08:51 AM - , Triple Pundit

Believe it or not but academic research published in the highly reputable Springer journal Human Ecology suggests Americans eat less to combat global warming.

UK Government Officially Okays Wave Power Technology
July 25, 2008 11:01 AM - , Triple Pundit

Wave power generation is relatively new in the world. In Europe, a Scottish company operates a few large scale projects off the Portuguese coast since 2007 and the UK government has just okayed a different type of wave power project to be moored on its coastal waters. There's little activity in the US as yet on the wave power scene. So what are the advantages and what are considered challenges?

Climate Change Business Consulting; A Review Of Major League Players' Strengths And Weaknesses.
July 24, 2008 10:44 AM - , Triple Pundit

Research into the best business consultants on climate change issues reveals that the bigger the consultancy, the better value for money you get. A report by Verdantix, a British consultancy, concludes that of 16 major league consultants, ICF International scored best.

When The US Government Gets Round To Regulating CO2 Emissions All Hell Will Break Loose In The Scramble For Natural Gas Resources
July 23, 2008 10:57 AM - , Triple Pundit

Amid all the talk about peak oil the debate about natural gas is getting snowed under. But not for ever, if you take a new research report into the upcoming scramble for natural resources seriously. The report, issued by global consultant Booz & Company, predicts that tightened CO2 regulations in the next few years will lead to a run on natural gas by US companies. US industry will likely direct their demand to the natural gas suppliers that currently sell to Europe. And the competitive picture that's set to emerge won't look pretty. Is this a scare story? Only for those who support the policy by the incumbent US government not to start out with drawing up regulations for mandatory CO2 limitations.

Shell Revives Age Old Lime To Oceans Project In A Bid To Combat Global Warming
July 22, 2008 10:25 AM - , Triple Pundit

's been a while since the last big to-do about adding limestone to the planet's oceanic waters, but researchers sponsored by oil company Shell are saying that they've found the ultimate solution this time. Adding limestone extracts to the surface of the planet's oceans will dramatically lower the emission of CO2 into the atmosphere. This is because adding lime to seawater creates an increase in alkalinity, which in turn improves the water's ability to scrub the air clean of carbon.

The UK's Green New Deal to Combat Economic Depression, Climate Change
July 22, 2008 08:56 AM - , Triple Pundit

Inciting the rhetoric of FDR during the days of the Great Depression, several economists, politicians, and environmentalists in the UK have made news recently with the proposal of the Green New Deal, an ambitious plan to fight the triple threats of the credit crunch, high gas prices, and climate change that are factoring to degrade life and the world as we know it.

California First State to Adopt Green Building Code
July 21, 2008 10:15 AM - , Triple Pundit

The California Building Standards Commission announced on Friday the unanimous adoption of a statewide “green” building code, the first in the nation. The new standards will call for a 20% improvement in water use efficiency for both residential and commercial plumbing fixtures as well as target a 50% increase in conservation for water used in landscaping. The new code will also require all new construction to reduce energy consumption by 15%.

No More Chocolate in 20 Years?
July 18, 2008 09:35 AM - , Triple Pundit

The cacao bean is in danger. The Nature Conservation Research Council (NCRC) recently announced that in 20 years time, "Chocolate will be much like caviar today." So what's the deal? Unsustainable farming practices are to blame. Cacao typically grows in rainforest conditions with high biodiversity. Instead, farmers now clear the forest and use hybrid seeds to increase output over the short-term. Unfortunately, this leads to soil erosion and shorter lifespan of trees. Over time, this practice is predicted to lead to an overall shortage of cacao.

San Francisco's Grace Cathedral Will Install Solar Power System
July 17, 2008 01:36 AM - , Triple Pundit

In a special ceremony this morning on the steps of San Francisco landmark Grace Cathedral, it was announced that Pacific Gas and Electric will partner with the Cathedral by providing $65,000 for the installation of a new, state-of-the-art solar photovoltaic (PV) power system. Mayor Gavin Newsom told those assembled that this project helps advance the goal of making “San Francisco the greenest city in the country” adding “I commend PG&E for their vision of implementing renewable energy on a true San Francisco landmark. This project supports the City’s goals of increasing the use of clean, renewable power”.

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