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Developing Countries & Sustainable Energy

Developing Countries & Sustainable Energy

  Renewable resources such as wind and solar power need to be implemented in the fight against global warming. 1.4 Billion people live today without electricity. This is a sweat spot opportunity to deploy renewable energy in their regions. Between 2009 to 2010, renewable energy investment grew from $186 billion to $243 billion. China increased 30% of its renewable energy […]

Entire Chinese Eco-City Under Construction

Entire Chinese Eco-City Under Construction

  The newest trend when building new cities is to build an entire “Eco-City“. In China, the Tianjin Eco City is 30 square kilometers and holds expects completion date of 2020. It features: Solar power, Wind power, Rainwater recycling, and wastewater treatment/ desalination of sea water. Pledged 90 percent public transport traffic. Will have light rail transit system. Estimated 350,000 […]

Eco-Friendly Home Appliances

Eco-Friendly Home Appliances

  Are you interested in upgrading to eco-friendly products? A way to  confirm if an appliance is an eco-appliance is if it is Energy Star and EPEAT certified.   Washing Machines The Haier WasH2O has created a new approach to clothes washing — without detergent. It uses chemistry to rid the need of carcinogenic chemicals that are found in most […]

Chevron vs. Ecuador in Amazon Forest Case

Chevron vs. Ecuador in Amazon Forest Case

  Between 1972 and 1993, Chevron (formerly Texaco) released 18 billion gallons of formation water into the Amazon forest. This sickened thousands of Ecuadorians with many illnesses including cancer. It also killed farm animals and crops. Water and soil samples taken by an Ecuadorean scientific team after 1998 found almost half still contained unsafelevels of petroleum hydrocarbons. This damage led furied victims […]

TOP 20 Oil Producers

TOP 20 Oil Producers

   TOP 20 Countries DAILY Importing and Exporting Barrels of Oil per million Country Exports Imports 1 Russia 9.5 (#2 Exporter) 1.2 (#1 Producer) 2 Saudi Arabia 8.3 (#1 Exporter) 3 United States 5.4 4 Iran 4.0 5 China 3.8 6 Mexico 2.6 1.3 7 Canada 2.6 8 United Arab Emirates 2.4 2.0 9 Iraq 2.4 1.9 10 Kuwait 2.4 (#11 Exporter) […]

Rising Artic Ice Mercury & Sea Levels

Rising Artic Ice Mercury & Sea Levels

  The Artic Ice is melting faster than expected and raising global sea level projection. This is causing Mercury stored under the permafrost to be released. What does this meanto all the coastal areas? According to the international Artic Monitoring and Assessment Program, AMAP,  a few conclusions are made: Artic Temperatures have been the warmest they’ve measured in the past […]