Energy Resources in the Future

[tweetmeme http://www.URL.com] Ken Tomabechi, Former Research Advisor, Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industries, has published his viewpoint on the importance of sustainable and viable approaches to meeting the future energy needs of our ever growing population.  In abstract: Recent statistics indicate that in 2005 the world consumed about 0.5 ZJ (ZJ = 1021 Joules) of … Continue reading

News: EU approves €250 million funding for new environmental protection projects under LIFE+

[tweetmeme http://www.URL.com] Brussels, 23 July 2010.  The European Commission has approved funding for 210 new projects under the third call for the LIFE+ programme (2007-2013), the European fund for the environment. The projects are from across the EU and cover actions in the fields of nature conservation, environmental policy, and information and communication. Overall, they represent … Continue reading

Role of Formal and Informal Forces in Shaping Consumption and Implications for a Sustainable Society. Part I

[tweetmeme http://www.URL.com]   Oksana Mont (Lund University), and Kate Power (Copenhagen Resource Institute) have written an outstanding two-part paper on sustainable consumption.  Part II will also be highlighted here when it becomes available.  The introduction to part I of this excellent work reads: Addressing climate change and the collapse of ecosystems without threatening the economy, while simultaneously … Continue reading

Construction of an Environmentally Sustainable Development on a Modified Coastal Sand Mined and Landfill Site—Part 2. Re-Establishing the Natural Ecosystems on the Reconstructed Beach Dunes

A Water and Marine Sustainability Month Feature Article [tweetmeme http://www.URL.com] Anne Marie Clements, Appollonia Simmonds (Anne Clements and Associates) and the co-authors listed in the citation have published an excellent paper focusing on the re-establishment of natural ecosystems on reconstructed beach dunes in a former sand-mining and landfill location.  The abstract/introduction to this good paper reads: … Continue reading

Water Footprinting: How to Address Water Use in Life Cycle Assessment?

A Water and Marine Sustainability Month Feature Article [tweetmeme http://www.URL.com]   Markus Berger and Matthias Finkbeiner of the Department of Environmental Technology, Technische Universität Berlin, have published an interesting article titled „Water Footprinting: How to Address Water Use in Life Cycle Assessment?“  The abstract and introduction to their paper reads: As freshwater is a vital yet often … Continue reading

Discourses of Consumption in US-American Culture

[tweetmeme http://www.URL.com%5D Rita Turner of the Language, Literacy, and Culture Program, University of Maryland, has published an outstanding analytical article titled „Discourses of Consumption in US-American Culture.“  The abstract to this recommended work reads: This paper explores varieties and examples of discourses of consumption, focusing primarily on US-American cultural discourses. The international community has in recent … Continue reading

News: EU tackles hard coal mining industry problems. An end to subsidies at last?

[tweetmeme http://www.URL.com%5D Brussels, 20 July 2010.  The European Commission has approved a proposal for a Council Regulation on State aid to facilitate the closure of loss-making hard coal mines in the EU by 15 October 2014. Any further operating aid to the sector will be conditional on the presentation of a closure plan for the … Continue reading

News: EU endorses €17 million aid to Solibro for solar modules plant in Bitterfeld-Wolfen, Germany

[tweetmeme http://www.URL.com%5D The European Commission has authorised €17 million of regional investment aid for the German company Solibro GmbH for the production of solar modules in Bitterfeld-Wolfen (Sachsen-Anhalt), Germany. The project involves an investment of €142 million and is expected to create at least 260 new jobs in the region. Germany limited the aid amount … Continue reading

News: EU adopts ITER fusion plant financing proposal

[tweetmeme http://www.URL.com%5D Brussels, 20th July 2010.  The Commission has adopted a proposal for funding the construction of the fusion demonstration reactor ITER. This proposal responds to the conclusions of the Council of 12 July 2010 and aims to secure the financing of this international project as it goes forward. The Commission proposes redeployment of €100 … Continue reading

Impact of Climate Change on Ambient Ozone Level and Mortality in Southeastern United States

[tweetmeme http://www.URL.com]  Howard H. Chang (Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute), Jingwen Zhou and Montserrat Fuentes (both from the Statistics Department, North Carolina State University) have published an article titled “Impact of Climate Change on Ambient Ozone Level and Mortality in Southeastern United States.”  In this interesting read they focus on the growing interest in quantifying … Continue reading

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