Environment Forum

A better way to clean water?

April 22, 2010

Treating water for human consumption is costly and energy intensive. Is there a more efficient way to do it?

This Earth Day, call for clean energy

April 22, 2010


— Michael Brune is Executive Director of the Sierra Club, the largest grassroots environmental organization in the United States and author of Coming Clean: Breaking America’s Addiction to Oil and Coal. —

from Global News Journal:

Biofuels’ green credentials called into question

April 22, 2010

Biofuels were once seen as the perfect way to make transport carbon-free, but a series of EU studies are throwing increasing doubt on the green credentials of the alternative fuel.

Factbox: Rich nations’ greenhouse emissions down 2.2 percent

April 21, 2010

Greenhouse gas emissions by industrialized nations fell by 2.2 percent in 2008, the steepest fall since 1992 as the world economy slowed, a Reuters compilation shows.

from The Great Debate UK:

Impact of the volcano disruption on the airlines

April 19, 2010

Joris Melkert

- Joris Melkert, MSc BBA, is assistant professor in aerospace engineering at the Delft University of Technology. The opinions expressed are his own.-

Skipping the risk mismanagement

April 19, 2010


Felix Salmon is a Reuters Blogger. This piece was produced by the Climate Desk collaboration.

Betting on climate change

April 19, 2010


Clive Thompson is a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine and a columnist for Wired.  This piece was produced by the Climate Desk collaboration.

from The Great Debate UK:

Why the Icelandic volcano could herald even more disruption

April 19, 2010

Andy_Hooper- Dr Andrew Hooper is an Assistant Professor at Delft University of Technology and is an expert on monitoring deformation of Icelandic volcanoes. The opinions expressed are his own. -

What’s up with all the earthquakes?

April 15, 2010



This article by Julia Kumari Drapkin originally appeared in Global Post. The views expressed are her own.

Global area planted to biotech crops

April 13, 2010

(Reuters) – Genetically modified crops were planted on 134 million hectares (335 million acres) in 2009, up 7 percent from 2008, according to the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA).