Monthly Archives: April 2009

This is that time of the month: the one for me to present my selection of the best pictures of the NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD). As always, this month was packed with beautiful images. It was very difficult to select just eight. I am absolutely still amazed […]

Great astrophotographies – April 2009

Since I don’t have much time to blog, I restrain myself to publishing here around 25 articles per month. However, many more great news are worth reading and blogging about. My goal being to provide you with the latest headlines and best researches on sustainable development, climate change and the […]

Worth an article: my April 2009 tweets

Last month the French magazine Science et Vie [Fr] dedicated a series of articles to the earthquake risks induced by dams, mines, oil drilling and geothermal power. You might think that these activities are without seismic risk. But to their findings, around 200 earthquakes have been triggered by human activities […]

Are we making earthquakes worse ?


By reading the French daily Le Monde, I came across an interesting interview [Fr] of the Spanish Prime Minister, M. Zapatero. There he stated that one of the solutions to get his country out of economic trouble is green growth. Several other countries including the United States, China and South […]

Spain is going green


I came across interesting data last week : Americans consume more than two times more oil per capita than Europeans. As we will see, this can be explained by three factors. Bringing oil consumption per capita to European levels would enable the USA to be independent from foreign oil, save […]

Solutions to cut US dependance on foreign oil

I have been an advocate of energy efficiency for years and believe it is the best solution to solve the energy and climate equation. So when the European Union plans to ban importing energy inefficient goods I can only applaud the initiative. This is done to enable the 27 countries […]

More energy efficiency in the European Union

CFLs consume up to five time less energy than traditional incandescent and halogen bulbs. This convinced several countries including the European Union and India to increasingly use them. Now LEDs are slowly reaching the markets. Consuming up to half the energy of CFLs they come in all shapes and colors. […]

Think CFLs are great ? Read on…


Instead of writing about Earth Day – I consider the issue is too important to have only a day or a week as to me every day is Earth Day – I would like to present you a few afforestation projects. The Figaro Magazine from France presented a series of […]

Afforestation projects you should know about


One of the main causes of climate change is fuelwood collection for cooking as the New York Times noted that “soot from tens of thousands of villages in developing countries is responsible for 18 percent of the planet’s warming“. Furthermore, deforestation aggravates poverty in many ways as soils deprived from […]

Why solar cookers really matter


These are the conclusions of a recent study carried out by two specialists from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and published in the International Journal of Epidemiology. This was the topic of an interesting article my dad sent me on how obesity is bad for climate change. […]

Staying slim is good for the environment

This made the headlines last Friday as the US Environmental Protection Agency declared that greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide and methane are now considered as pollutants in the country. This represent a dramatic paradigm shift for the second most emitting greenhouses gases country. It also brings a lot of hope […]

Greenhouse gases recognized as pollutants


As bad news came from Antarctica I thought it would be interesting to check out how the poles are warming. I wrote in December that Antarctica keeps on melting and it seems this phenomenon is aggravating. As the BBC noted “Scientists say the collapse could mean the Wilkins Ice Shelf […]

Both poles are melting faster and faster