More Than $50 Million of New Investments in Renewable Energy
Apr04

More Than $50 Million of New Investments in Renewable Energy

by Mathias Even though the Rio+20 Conference has been deemed a failure in the media the last few days it should be mentioned that some positive changes are happening. United Nations just announced on the conference this Thursday that more than $50 Million of new renewable energy investments from the private sector have been made. Maybe more importantly is the fact that 50 governments reported new energy strategies. Some of them...

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Warmer Ocean Waters Lead to a Glut of Lobsters in Maine
Apr04

Warmer Ocean Waters Lead to a Glut of Lobsters in Maine

Warmer Atlantic Ocean temperatures off the coast of Maine have caused the state’s bountiful supply of lobsters to shed their shells and come onto the market six weeks earlier than normal, The state’s 5,000 lobster fishermen are receiving less than $3-per-pound at the dock for their catch, which is below the $4-per-pound break-even point. As a result, many lobsterman have stopped fishing and are waiting for the oversupply...

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Reasons For Optimism: Why Climate Change is not a Zero Sum Game
Apr04

Reasons For Optimism: Why Climate Change is not a Zero Sum Game

by Jonathan Koomey This blog post is the ninth of an eleven-part series on CSRwire that summarizes key lessons from the new book Cold Cash, Cool Climate: Science-based Advice for Ecological Entrepreneurs. “Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.”–Henry Ford The Pessimism Trap One of my students at Yale in Fall 2009 emerged from my lecture summarizing the climate problem and told me it...

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World’s Largest Wave Energy Project Headed for Australian Coast
Apr04

World’s Largest Wave Energy Project Headed for Australian Coast

by Silvio Marcacci Ocean Power Technologies (OPT) and Lockheed Martin have announced they will team to develop a 19-megawatt (MW) wave energy project off the coast of Victoria, Australia. When complete, the project will be one of the largest wave energy generation projects in the world. OPT’s PowerBuoy generator will be used in the project to capture and convert the potential energy of Australia’s famous surf into clean...

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Recent Policies May Undermine Brazil’s Green Progress, Scientists Say
Apr04

Recent Policies May Undermine Brazil’s Green Progress, Scientists Say

Recent policies enacted by the Brazilian government – including changes to its Forest Code and a push to build 30 new dams in the Amazon region – threaten to undermine critical environmental progress made by the nation over the last two decades, scientists say. In a declaration published after its annual meeting in Bonito, Brazil, the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation (ATBC) stated that government policies...

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An East Coast High Speed Rail Network Is In The Works
Apr04

An East Coast High Speed Rail Network Is In The Works

by Andrew Meggison While hopes for a high-speed rail line connecting California cities seem to be on life support, New England could be the new home of a high-speed rail line. Even though Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) faces a $161 million budget deficit this year and another $100 million budget deficit next year, this project is getting more attention and support. Amid the financial chaos of the MBTA, some people...

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