Photo courtesy of Azure Bleu at Flickr.com. The Kyoto treaty is in the news again as the Obama administration considers implementing a cap and trade system for carbon dioxide. It turns out that a lot of participating countries have fallen short of their Kyoto commitments, and … [Read more...] about The latest news on carbon credits
Photo courtesy of adactio at Flickr.com. Shrimp are delicious, and the average American eats about 4 lbs of these crustaceans each year. Even though shrimp account for a huge portion of our diet, very few people think about where the shrimp on their dinner table came from. … [Read more...] about Shrimp, shrimp farming, and the environment. Is your meal safe?
Photo courtesy of Forkie at Flickr.com. As I write this, a large swath of China has been devastated by winter storms. Some news services are referring to this unprecedented weather as China's Katrina. Millions of people are without power, and essential supplies are running … [Read more...] about Direct link between severe weather and air pollution?
Photo courtesy of jbrussellphoto at Flickr.com. China emits a staggering amount of carbon dioxide (more than the United States by some accounts), and the future will bring even more CO2 production from inside the Great Wall. According to several chemical companies, coal … [Read more...] about Coal Gasification is taking off in China
Photo courtesy of ibeginz at Flickr.com. Did you know that there are hundreds (and maybe even thousands) of underground coal fires burning out of control? These fires can occur naturally, but most of them are caused by mining activity or industrial accidents near coal seams. … [Read more...] about Underground coal fires around the world, an environmental problem