Category: Environmental News

Hitachi Develops Solid CO2 Adsorbent Material for Coal-fired Power Plants

Masaru Yoshida, Nikkei Monozukuri

Apr 3, 2012 16:29 Hitachi Ltd developed a solid adsorbent material made by using cerium oxide for collecting and accumulating carbon dioxide (CO2) produced by coal fired power generation. Compared with zeolitic solid adsorbents, which are commercially available and commonly used for collecting CO2, the amount of CO2 adsorbed by the new material is about …

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Environmental organizations call on EPA to eliminate super greenhouse gases from household and small commercial refrigeration

From: Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development Published May 1, 2012 10:52 AM   Washington D.C., 1 May 2012. – This past Friday, the Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development (IGSD) and the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) joined the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) in a petition to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to end …

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The Middle East

Anup Shah

Oil. That is what the modern Middle Eastern geopolitics have usually been about. Given the vast energy resources that form the backbone of western economies, influence and involvement in the Middle East has been of paramount importance for the former and current imperial and super powers, including France, Britain, USA and the former Soviet Union. …

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Water – Nature’s Magician

Contents Water – visible and invisible Water’s magical properties Boiling and freezing Thermal properties Surface tension Molecules in motion The universal solvent Did you know? The sun-powered cycle ——————————————————————————– Water is the solvent, the medium and the participant in most of the chemical reactions occurring in our environment. Water is at once simple and complex. …

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Food versus fuel debate not so simple, says IUCN

30 April 2008 | News – News story The debate currently raging about the global food crisis and whether biofuels are to blame for it is far more complex than it first appears. Biofuels have been touted as the answer to climate change. Enthusiasts say that by replacing petroleum-based fuels, they can help reduce greenhouse …

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Waste agricultural fibres highly effective removing water pollution in developing countries

A. H. Mahvi; Amir H. mahvi

Discharging different kinds of wastewater and polluted waters such as domestic, industrial and agricultural wastewaters into environment, especially to surface water, can cause heavy pollution of this body sources. With regard to increasing effluent discharge standards to the environment, high considerations should be made when selecting proper treatment processes. Any of chemical, biological and physical …

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US water strategy and the response to climate change

By US EPA Courtesy of US EPA – Environmental Protection Agency Originally published Mar. 2008 A long-term, international investment in scientific study of the Earth’s climate is now resulting in a scientific consensus concerning climate change and its impacts on water resources. The ’National Water Program Strategy: Response to Climate Change’ provides an overview of …

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