A small Japanese town is well on its way to zero waste. But does the model its chosen, heavily focused on recycling, stand a chance of being replicated?
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The concept of the circular economy works great for the environment… but is it good for business? Here are some companies making it work for them.
Paul Nadjarian of Mojo Motors explores the challenges presented by electric car batteries, and the opportunities created for battery recycling.
Can appealing to patriotism get more conservatives recycling? Perhaps… there’s evidence it’s worked before.
With the world’s fleet of reactors aging, and with new plants suffering construction delays and cost increases, it is possible that world nuclear electricity generation has peaked and begun a long-term decline.
By the end of October, we will likely have seven billion people on the planet. What does that mean for us, and how can we stabilize the growth of the human population?
Another nuclear disaster, another round of worldwide questioning about the viability of nuclear energy. No doubt that nuclear industry makes a point when they argue that, overall, they have a strong safety record… but, as we saw again at Fukushima, when things do go wrong, they go really wrong… So, what’s the status of nuclear […]
Editor’s note: Not sure why this post got pulled back into the pending queue yesterday… apologies if you clicked through and got an error page. In light of mid-October’s Solar Power International Conference, there is some great news about the industry. The Solar Energy Industry Association (SEIA) is reporting that solar power in the US […]
By Lester R. Brown Aside from the overriding need to stabilize atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) levels to stabilize climate, there are several other compelling reasons for countries everywhere to restructure their transport systems, including the need to prepare for falling oil production, to alleviate traffic congestion, and to reduce air pollution. The U.S. car-centered transportation […]
Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine Professor Junichi Takahashi and the Sumitomo Corporation research group (both in Japan) have jointly developed technology to produce hydrogen from cattle dung and urine for use in fuel cells. They say the same can be done with human waste. The researchers say the process allows for the production […]
The Japanese government has launched the first satellite to monitor greenhouse gases worldwide. This tool will help scientists better ascertain where global warming emissions are coming from and how much is being absorbed by the oceans and forests. The U.S. will launch a similar orbiter next month.