Environmental disaster

Plastic Dumped in the Ocean Travels Far, New Research Reveals

January 11, 2013

For a few years now the world has been aware of the poisoning of our oceans with plastic. The image of spiral-shaped debris island in Pacific off the Californian coast, called Great Pacific Garbage Patch, is a haunting one as is the image of decomposing dead birds whose bodies have become plastic dumpsters. Related Posts:Australians […]

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Inspiration: TED Talks On Green Issues

June 8, 2011

TED, an organization whose motto is ‘Ideas Worth Spreading’, is dedicated to generating high-level conversations led by visionaries in their respective fields. They talk about a variety of issues and green technology is often in the program as well. The editors of a website called Online College Courses have compiled a list of TED Talks […]

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Anger As Amazon Mega Dam Gets Green Light

June 2, 2011

After years of fierce opposition and heated debates, the Brazilian government won the arm wrestling contest and is pushing ahead with the building of the Belo Monte Dam. The dam is expected to generate 11,200 MW of hydroelectric power when it’s completed in 2019 and will cost US$11 billion. Related Posts:Amazon Mega Dam Controversial Saga […]

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Greenlight for Amazon dam project in Brazil

August 30, 2010

We recently published an article on Brazil’s energy sector as part of our Amazon/Brazil series. The article mentioned a controversial hydroelectric project in the Amazon region called Belo Monte, which has met fierce opposition from environmentalists, indigenous populations and even celebrities like James Cameron and Sigourney Weaver. Related Posts:Amazon Mega Dam Controversial Saga ContinuesDispatch from […]

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Campaign seeks to offset Gulf spill damage

August 1, 2010

An organization dedicated to promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency has launched a website that appeals to the current anti-oil sentiment sparked by the ongoing Gulf tragedy. Related Posts:Gulp Oil Spill First Anniversary

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