Monthly Archives: June 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 June 2009 tweets

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 ten. My favorite picture for this […]

Great astrophotographies – June 2009


I would like to announce that my first article at CleanTechies has been published today. This is both a huge pleasure and a honor to write for such a blog. Here is an extract: According to an article [Fr] from the AFP, the installed wind power capacity in France reached […]

4,000 MW of wind power in France


For the sixth part of the series – see the previous articles on heating, electricity, water, transport and food – I would like to tackle waste in general. This is an important issue as still too much of the things we throw end up in the wild. The concept known […]

Towards sustainability: waste


In two days I found in my RSS feeds two articles on Russia. The first one is about a study from the World Bank stating that this large country is seriously at risk because of climate change. Indeed global warming will increase the importance of already large climate phenomena such […]

Russia at risk from climate change


To a study from the Massachussets Institute of Technology : “There is today no credible pathway towards stringent GHG stabilization targets without CO2 emissions reduction for existing coal power plants.” To me retrofitting coal-fired plants represents a huge detour from going straight to massive plans of energy efficiency and low […]

Can we clean up coal ? Is it worth the ...


To Ecogeek, Australia plans to soon install a 1 gigawatt wind farm and this kind of project is due to be followed by more as the country plans to have 20 percent of its electricity coming from renewables by 2020. This seems to be great but the current discussions at […]

Is Australia doing enough on climate change ?


Thanks to my good friend Daryl from Verda Vivo – a must read blog – I came accross another worrying fact: the amount of hungry people around the world is increasing and to the FAO will reach a historic level with a billion people in 2009. I already blogged last […]

Over a billion hungry people


The fact has been known for years:  harvesting the energy provided by the sun to a tiny fraction of the Earth could supply all the energy Humankind needs without greenhouse gases emissions or pollution due to operation. This week many blogs and websites published articles on Desertec, a foundation that […]

Is Desertec a sound idea ?

A new report presented by the U.S. Global Change Research Program present the numerous impacts climate change will have in the country. The least one can say after reading is that the situation is worrying. Already experiencing extreme phenomenons such as wildfires, droughts and floods the USA could see an […]

Impacts of climate change in the United States


Today is the World Day to Combat Desertification, an initiative raising awareness about this important phenomenon which decreases the amount of water, food and place available to both Nature and Mankind. As the UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner noted: “Land degradation threatens nearly a billion people in some 100 countries […]

Fighting desertification matters


Les Echos [Fr], the French leading financial newspaper brought my attention to a study published by the Boston Consulting Group stating that the Grenelle de l’environnement could create up to 600,000 jobs in France in the very next years. The majority of the job creations are due to occur in […]

The Grenelle could create up to 600,000 jobs