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World's first airborne wind turbine will be tested in Alaska

By Green Blog, Apr 09 2014 11:24 AM
Airborne wind turbines might soon become a reality! The world’s first airborne wind turbine will be tested for 18 months in harsh weather conditions just south of the city of Fairbanks in Alaska, USA. The big helium-filled wind turbine will generate electricity for more than a dozen families living off the grid. It is hoped that the technology, which is still under development, will bring cheaper renewable energy and Wi-Fi to remote areas around the world. Read story →

UN orders Japan to end whale hunt

By People's World, Apr 05 2014 03:39 PM
The UN's International Court of Justice has ordered Japan to halt its yearly whale hunt, a cruel practice that gives no consideration to the welfare of the animals. Japan is one of several countries that persisted in this practice after whaling was ban... Read story →
Global Warming

IPCC: Global warming impact will be severe and irreversible

By Simon Leufstedt, Mar 31 2014 02:25 PM
The effects of global warming will be “severe, pervasive and irreversible” and will leave no one untouched. That is the conclusion of the newly released IPCC report, which scientists and officials say is the most comprehensive study to date on the impa... Read story →
Food & Health

Air pollution kills 7 million a year

By Ian Angus, Mar 26 2014 12:29 PM
In new estimates released this week, the United Nations’ World Health Organization (WHO) reports that in 2012 around 7 million people died – one in eight of total global deaths – as a result of air pollution exposure. This finding more than doubles pre... Read story →
Global Warming

UN report: 2013's extreme weather is consistent with climate change

By Green Blog, Mar 24 2014 02:54 PM
A new UN report released by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) shows that many of the extreme weather events last year were consistent with human-caused climate change. The study also shows that there had been no 'pause' in global warming - disproving recent claims by climate deniers. 2013 is revealed as the sixth-hottest on record, meaning 13 of the 14 warmest years on record have occurred this century. Read story →
Cars & Transportation

Kiruna's experiment with free public transportation is deemed a success

By Simon Leufstedt, Mar 20 2014 12:35 PM
Three years after introducing free public transportation for all its inhabitants, the city of Kiruna has deemed its experiment a success. All in all, travel has tripled in Kiruna and the next step is to expand the public transportation system further. Read story →

Greenpeace activists break into French nuclear plant

By Green Blog, Mar 18 2014 08:51 PM
A dozen of Greenpeace activists sneaked into France's oldest nuclear power plant earlier this morning in an effort to highlight security weaknesses at nuclear facilities in Europe. All in all, about 60 Greenpeace activists from 14 different countries p... Read story →
Cars & Transportation

Reflective vests gives a false sense of safety for cyclists, study shows

By Green Blog, Mar 15 2014 08:46 PM
Results from a study done by a research group at the Skövde University in Sweden might surprise cyclists. Their research project, named Urbanist 2, have looked at how well reflexes helps motorists’ spot cyclists in the dark. Their conclusion is that it... Read story →
Global Warming

California could experience megadrought, scientists warn

By People's World, Mar 12 2014 09:15 PM
Since last year, California has been plagued by drought, with Los Angeles in particular having its driest year on record in 2013. Angelenos only saw reprieve in early March, when heavy rainfall finally arrived there. Now, scientists are warning that an... Read story →

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