Green World

The EPA’s First Fracking Rules 2014 Limited and Delayed

The Environmental Protection Agency issued the first-ever national air pollution regulations for fracking on Wednesday. First proposed in July 2011, the final rules have been welcomed by environmental groups as a much-needed initial move in reducing pollution and protecting public… Continue Reading →

Learning from the Ocean’s Living Classrooms

Hollywood, U.S.A. – Jenny Fenton is passionate about swordfish. After all, they are a top ocean predator whose survival is vital to balancing the ocean’s ecosystem as well as being an important food source. But years of overfishing in the Florida… Continue Reading →

U.S. Resolves to Take the Lead in Whale Conservation

Washington, U.S.A. — With President Barack Obama declaring June “National Oceans Month,” the sanctity of the marine ecosystem resonates around the globe. Reaffirming their commitment to the oceans and those that inhabit them, Representatives Bill Keating and Howard Berman have… Continue Reading →

Arizona State University’s Roadmap to Zero Solid Waste

Waste Management of Arizona and Arizona State University (ASU) has announced their collaborative program “Roadmap to Zero Solid Waste” that aims to eliminate 90 percent or more of ASU’s solid waste by 2015. The program is being developed in three phases including waste… Continue Reading →

Scientist’s Job Threatened As a Result Of Troubling Research

Tucson, U.S.A. — U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rules on small particulate-matter air pollutants (PM2.5) cost the economy billions of dollars. The justification for these costly, job-destroying rules is challenged in the winter 2012 issue of the Journal of American Physicians and… Continue Reading →

Sustainable Pesticide Use Conference Held in Romania

Brussels, Belgium – During a few days in mid-June, a delegation of over 50 crop protection industry and authority representatives together with farmers from various European countries gather in Sinaia, Romania, for a conference on the safe and sustainable use of… Continue Reading →

Survey Says Shoppers Seek Savings

A recent survey conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of Whirlpool Corporation reveals consumers want to make a habit out of saving time, money and energy with their home appliances. And as 2011 wraps up, they’re looking for more tools to… Continue Reading →

Investing in Renewable Energy: Look to Solar Panels

Huddersfield, England — Over the last few years many different companies have sprung up around the UK, all offering the same thing: solar panels. Apollo Energy Technologies (formally Apollo Solar) are part of this industry, but also realise that carbon… Continue Reading →

Buddhists, Spirituality and Environment

A strong contingent of 600 monks and nuns led by His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa (spiritual head of the Drukpa Lineage) are on a Pad Yatra (walking pilgrimage) from Mumbai to Sanchi via Ajanta Ellora spreading the message of peace,… Continue Reading →

New Green Technology Cools Drinks Without the Fridge

Guildford, England — The first dispenser in Europe of drinks using new technology is unveiled at the University of Surrey June 26 by its inventor American entrepreneur Mitchell Joseph. Professor Roland Clift, of the Centre for Environmental Strategy (CES) at… Continue Reading →

Senator Kerry’s Bill Introduced to Support Fish Stock, Coastal Communities

Sens. John Kerry (D-MA), Olympia J. Snowe (R-ME), John D. Rockefeller (D-WV), Scott Brown (R-MA), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) have announced the Fisheries Investment and Regulatory Relief Act (FIRRA). A companion bill is expected in the House by Reps. Barney… Continue Reading →

Regulations on Vapor Recovery Fails Implementation

Harrisburg, U.S.A. — The Department of Environmental Protection have announced it will not enforce a requirement for new gas stations to install costly vapor recovery systems. Current regulations require facilities in southeast and southwest Pennsylvania to maintain vapor recovery systems,… Continue Reading →

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