Plan to bury climate-warming carbon unveiled
July 16, 2008 09:09 AM - Reuters

The United States unveiled plans on Tuesday to bury climate-warming carbon dioxide emissions deep underground to keep the greenhouse gas from further heating up the atmosphere.

Costly biofuel support offers few benefits: OECD
July 16, 2008 08:49 AM - Reuters

Public support for biofuels is costly and has little impact in cutting greenhouse gas emissions so governments would do better promoting lower energy consumption to fight climate change, the OECD said on Wednesday. Governments should also boost the so-called second generation biofuels that do not use food crops, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development said in a report. The study comes as the latest blow to biofuels, made from grains, oilseeds and sugar, which were once hailed for providing a clean alternative to fossil fuels but are now blamed for a surge in food prices.

Bombardier launches 'green' aircraft programme

Canadian planemaker Bombardier announced here Sunday the launch of a series of environmentally friendly single-aisle jets, scheduled to enter service in 2013. German carrier Lufthansa had signed a letter saying it was interested in buying 30 of the CSeries jets and possibly as many as 60, Bombardier said in a statement.

Q&A: Open archives — the alternative to open access
July 15, 2008 09:07 AM - , SciDevNet

Padmanabhan Balaram, director of the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bangalore, India and editor of India's leading science journal, Current Science, tells K. S. Jayaraman why he favours 'open archives' as the way forward for scientific publishing.

Rolls-Royce, British Airways to Test Alternative Airline Fuels

Starting next year, the Rolls-Royce Group and British Airways hope to test up to four airplane fuel alternatives to kerosene.

Intel’s Grove Calls for Dual-Fuel Vehicles, Used Vehicle Retrofits
July 11, 2008 11:12 AM - , Triple Pundit

It's hard not to notice, generally speaking, the stark differences in cultures, personalities and characters of leading lights in the energy and IT industries, particularly when it comes to strategic planning, organizational management and R&D, and especially when it comes to public relations and thinking “outside the box”. The apparent contrasts stand out when it comes to developing renewable energy and clean technology for power generation and transportation.

Researchers develop efficient solar power devices
July 11, 2008 08:42 AM - Reuters

Using sheets of glass covered with organic dyes, scientists have devised an efficient and practical solar power device that they believe can help make this clean, renewable energy source more affordable.

Carbon Sciences: Turning Carbon Emissions into "GreenCarbon"
July 10, 2008 09:49 AM - , Triple Pundit

A small startup based in Santa Barbara, California is testing an alternative to carbon sequestration that, in a sense (perhaps more poetic than scientific), turns the second law of thermodynamics – entropy – on its head by taking waste CO2 and tailings from mining operations and turning the mix into materials of a “higher order” for use in a variety of industrial, agricultural, and environmental applications.

Game theory could save the world
July 10, 2008 09:40 AM - , Environmental Health News

New hope that people around the world can work together to combat global warming has come from a new theoretical study.

Some Plants Can Adapt To Widespread Climate Change
July 9, 2008 09:35 AM - Syracuse University.

While many plant species move to a new location or go extinct as a result of climate change, grasslands clinging to a steep, rocky dale-side in Northern England seem to defy the odds and adapt to long-term changes in temperature and rainfall, according to a new study by scientists from Syracuse University and the University of Sheffield (United Kingdom) published online in the July 7 issue of the Early Edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

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