New CO2 emission cuts puts U.S. air quality on alert

New CO2 emission cuts puts U.S. air quality on alert

Kieran Cooke for Climate Change News – WNN EarthWATCH (WNN/Climate Change News) London, UNITED KINGDOM, WESTERN EUROPE: The US administration led by Barack Obama has promised much and delivered little so far in the battle against climate change. But that’s all about to change with this week’s announcement by the heavy hitters at the U.S. […]

Bamboo bicycles from Ghana, Africa among UN’s list for emission reducing inventions

Bamboo bicycles from Ghana, Africa among UN’s list for emission reducing inventions

Laurie Goering for TRF – WNN EarthWATCH (WNN/TRF – Thomson Reuters Foundation) London, UK, WESTERN EUROPE: When remote mining camps in Mongolia’s south Gobi desert need energy, they rent diesel generators. But rented solar arrays can provide energy 30 percent cheaper, while producing no carbon emissions, an entrepreneur says. The solar rental model, with no […]

China weighs green energy odds with air pollution clean up

China weighs green energy odds with air pollution clean up

WNN Earth Watch (WNN) Beijing, REPUBLIC OF CHINA, EASTERN ASIA: Vowing to de-escalate the use of coal as a primary source of energy for the China’s capital city in Beijing, serious discussions surrounding the slowing down of pollution in the city has begun in earnest to combat the negative effects of coal dust on the […]

Macroalgae may produce our most viable new renewable biofuel

Macroalgae may produce our most viable new renewable biofuel

María Elena Hurtado – WNN Breaking (WNN/SciDev) Santiago, CHILE, SOUTH AMERICA: Mid-size towns in developing countries could produce transport fuel from small biorefineries that use land-farmed marine algae, resently proposed a paper on November 15 at the International Mechanical Engineering Congress in Houston, Texas, United States. The authors illustrated their report with a design of an […]

Malawi’s solar micro-finance initiative builds business for women entrepreneurs

Malawi’s solar micro-finance initiative builds business for women entrepreneurs

Jessica Buchleitner –  WNN Features (WNN) Kasungu, Malawi: In the small landlocked southeastern African nation of Malawi only 8% of its growing 15.263 million people are connected to the national power grid, a source of power that has become increasingly unreliable. For many women and their families this often means only one thing – complete […]