Pollution

Integral Molten Salt Nuclear Reactors Could be Deployed in the Next Decade

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January 9, 2016 - Small molten salt nuclear reactors may become a part of the energy mix by the mid-2020s if Terrestrial Energy has its way.

Gizmos & Gadgets: Portable Wearable Device to Monitor the Air You Breathe

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December 17, 2015 - For the person in your life who has everything why not buy them an Atmotube. This sleek, high-tech cylinder monitors the air around you and sends alerts to your smartphone.

The Most Improbable News Headline I Read Today - Canada Selling Bottled Air to China

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December 15, 2015 - The headline reads "Chinese buy up bottles of fresh air from Canada." It sounds like a joke but in fact an Edmonton, Alberta company, Vitality Air, is bottling Rocky Mountain fresh air and selling it to China.

Climate Change and Coal Bring Red Alerts to the Streets of Beijing

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December 8, 2015 - I wouldn't want to live in Beijing. The images in the last few days of a city wrapped in a blanket of smog appear apocalyptic. This image taken in downtown Beijing was captured on Wednesday in the early afternoon.

Does Bioengineering Provide an Answer to Global Warming?

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December 6, 2015 - Back in 2012 I wrote a posting entitled "If the Climate Changes Wouldn't it be Easier to Change Us?" It seemed bizarrely logical that since we were altering the global environment through technology why not alter ourselves to thrive in these ch

International Maritime Organization Under the Gun to Reduce Ship Emissions

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December 5, 2015 - The International Maritime Organization (IMO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations focused on shipping. Its mandate includes marine pollution, safety and security.

A Global Price on Carbon is the Answer We Need Out of COP 21 - Will We Get It?

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December 4, 2015 - The first week of the global climate change meetings in Paris is coming to an end and the jury is out on whether we will get agreement on lowering greenhouse gas emissions among the close to 200 nations attending. They all know the answer. It's there before their eyes but no nation wants to lose any bit of its sovereignty through a binding global commitment to carbon reduction.

Today is Water Day at COP 21 in Paris

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December 2, 2015 - A new private sector initiative, the Business Alliance for Water and Climate Change (BAFW) is being launched in Paris today. It calls for companies to commit to measure and minimize water risks.

New Nanopore Desalination Technology Discovered

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November 21, 2015 - Back in February last year I wrote about a new desalination technology called shock electrodialysis using a membrane through which sodium and chlorine ions pass in the presence of an electrical charge and subsequently leaving fresh, purified water.

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