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.
November 13, 2015 - The survival of the coal mining industry is very much an issue as global warming forces utilities to look to other energy sources that produce less greenhouse gas emissions. Carbon capture and utilization or sequestration (CCUS and CCS) have appeared to be the technologies that could save the industry. But both add a significant capital cost to coal-fired power plants.
November 2, 2015 - In a place called SeaSim, Australian and international teams of scientists are studying coral reefs in conditions that simulate the potential changes that climate change will bring to the world's oceans.
October 10, 2015 - Readers ask me why I write so much about climate change and carbon. The answer I give them is this. There is no future in which we would want to live if we don't address the growing carbon imbalance in our atmosphere and oceans.
October 9, 2015 - The third-largest greenhouse gas emitting nation has set a series of target reductions that will mean 3.59 billion tons of carbo
October 7, 2015 - Small island nations are most vulnerable to fluctuating energy costs. They also are most vulnerable to climate change. It makes sense, therefore, that their governments take the lead in finding a path to a sustainable future that doesn't rely on fossil fuels.
October 2, 2015 - This last week has proven to be tougher than both my wife and I thought. Moving at our age leads to lots of aches and pains. There is only so much that these old bones and muscles can endure before they protest seeking acetaminophen or something stronger to stop the ache.
September 23, 2015 - In 2015 437 companies so far have factored carbon emissions in their financial planning.