Forests of genetically altered trees and other plants could sequester several billion tons of carbon from the atmosphere each year and so help ameliorate global warming, according to estimates in the journal BioScience.
The study, by researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, outlines a variety of strategies for augmenting [...]
Paris – Carbon pollution and over-use of Earth’s natural resources have become so critical that, on current trends, we will need a second planet to meet our needs by 2030, WWF said on Wednesday.
In 2007, Earth’s 6.8 billion humans were living 50% beyond the planet’s threshold of sustainability, according to its report, issued ahead of [...]
* Some 200 countries were represented at the week-long discussions
* The talks are the last official ones before the U.N. climate summit in Mexico
* Officials say the week brought them closer to defining what can be achieved at Cancun
* Environmental activists plan a global day of action
(CNN) — Representatives from about 200 countries wrapped [...]
As the world increasingly turns its attention to the scarcity of water as its next major environmental and sustainability challenge, rainwater harvesting systems are growing in importance for commercial and residential properties.
These systems allow homeowners, businesses and industry to collect or “harvest” rainwater from roofs and stormwater run-off, and store it for future use. This [...]
by Willie Venter, for The Mpumalanga Mirror
An innovation in cooking and heating efficiency is set to reduce the demand for wood and charcoal significantly in rural areas.
Developed by Dr Deal Still of the Aprovecho Research Centre in the United States, and distributed by a South African company, it is envisaged that these stoves will drastically [...]
New Orleans – BP finally gained control over one of America’s biggest environmental catastrophes by placing a carefully fitted cap over a runaway geyser that has been gushing crude into the Gulf of Mexico since early spring.
Engineers, politicians and Gulf residents will watch anxiously over the next day and a half to see if it [...]