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Scotland provides guidance to wind farms for the protection of bird life
May 12, 2014 09:49 AM - Click Green Staff, ClickGreen
An innovative guide for wind farms is to be produced by the Scottish Government, industry and charities to help protect bird life. The Scottish Windfarm Bird Steering Group, made up of the Scottish Government, Scottish Natural Heritage, RSPB Scotland and Scottish Renewables, has already spent more than £50,000 on a series of studies.
Pioneering energy-generating sail is a step closer to reality
May 12, 2014 08:04 AM - ClickGreen Staff, ClickGreen
Eco Marine Power (EMP) has announced that it has taken another major step forward towards bringing its pioneering wind and solar harnessing EnergySail to the market by forming a strategic alliance with Teramoto Iron Works Co. - a manufacturer of marine equipment located in Hiroshima, Japan.
Scientists look to the future to help protect London from rising sea levels
May 9, 2014 02:41 PM - ClickGreen Staff, ClickGreen
Scientists have developed a new method for revealing how sea levels might rise around the world throughout the century to address the controversial topic of whether the rate of sea level rise is currently increasing.
¡Escocia urge a sus ciudadanos a dejar el coche en el garaje!
May 8, 2014 03:02 PM - Staff ClickGreen, ClickGreen, ClickGreen
Se está alentando a los escoceses que dejen de usar el coche para trayectos menores a dos millas y disfruten de los beneficios de salud y disminución de estrés del transporte activo, tal como la caminata o andar en bicicleta.
Cutting NYC air pollution will boost children's future earnings by $215m
May 8, 2014 12:49 PM - ClickGreen Staff, ClickGreen
Reducing air pollution in New York City would result in substantial gains in the lifetime earnings of the future generation by as much as $215 million as a result of increasing their IQs, according to new research.
Scots are being encouraged to leave the car for journeys under two miles and enjoy the stress-relieving and health benefits of active travel, such as walking or cycling. Minister for Environment and Climate Change Paul Wheelhouse has launched the second phase of the national Active Travel campaign, confirming a further £250,000 for local authorities to promote the initiative.
Litter Reaches Seafloor before Man
May 1, 2014 08:02 AM - ClickGreen Staff, ClickGreen
For the first time in the history of human exploration, scientists have found litter is now arriving before man himself. A 10-year large-scale seafloor survey off the European coast has found the widespread presence of bottles, plastic bags, fishing nets and other types of human litter at all sample locations, many previously unvisited. One researcher from the international study team commented: "Most of the deep sea remains unexplored by humans, and these are our first visits to many of these sites, but we were shocked to find that our rubbish has got there before us."
France moving away from Nuclear power
April 27, 2014 09:48 AM - ClickGreen Staff, ClickGreen
France may be the world's most nuclear energy dependent country, but times are changing as the country looks to increase the amount of wind—sourced electricity in its power mix. When French President François Hollande took the reins of power in 2012 he pledged to reduce the country's nuclear dependency from 75% to 50% by 2025.
Unleashing the inner green consumer
April 24, 2014 11:08 AM - Click Green Staff, ClickGreen
Academics have uncovered a key influence in the consumer's decision to go green, whether it's recycling, composting or buying environmentally friendly products. Research from Concordia University's John Molson School of business, proves that even just asking ourselves, or predicting, whether we will engage in sustainable shopping behavior can increase the likelihood of following through — especially when there's an audience.
US wood pellet exports to Europe hit record high
April 24, 2014 08:10 AM - ClickGreen Staff, ClickGreen
Europe's boom in biomass demand has led to a doubling of wood pellet exports from North America in just two years to reach 4.7 million tons in 2013, according to the latest data. North America exported wood pellets valued at over 650 million dollars in 2013, a dramatic increase of more than 250 percent in just two years, according to new research released by the North American Wood Fibre Review. The US South shipped almost three million tons last year, which was almost two-thirds of total export volume from North America, and with no slowdown in sight, North American wood pellet exporting companies keep building new facilities to manufacture pellets for the European market.