Monthly Archives: June 2010

I have been committed since January 2007 to bring you each month a selection of the latest headlines and best researches on sustainable development, climate change and the world energy sector. But many more news are worth reading. This is why I use Twitter to share more news that are worth your […]

Worth an article – my June 2010 tweets

This is time 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 difficult to select just ten. To the NASA, today’s picture : The full fisheye frame shows everything above […]

Great astrophotographies – June 2010

My dream green job is Chief Sustainability Officer as it would enable me to put into application both my international management education as well as the strong sustainability acumen. One of the aspects of the job is to cut the companies’ water consumption. As CNet Green Tech notes : ” Water is […]

How companies save water (and money)

I previously wrote that both the Pacific and the Atlantic oceans are massively polluted by plastic. The same plastic, so convenient and so ubiquituous that it is becoming a curse of our time. Now to Discovery News : Much of the global ocean remains uncharted in terms of pollution, (…). And […]

Coming soon to the Antartic : a garbage patch

The New Ecologist proposes a series of interesting figures on recycling. Here are some of them : The recycling industry is worth $160 billion and employs globally 15 million people. Recycling aluminium needs only five percent of the energy needed to mine and refine the same quantity of new aluminium. […]

Recycling by the numbers


I once wrote that China planted a great green wall to stop desertification. It seems some African nations are willing to follow this example in order to stop the Sahara from going South. Indeed to the BBC : “The Great Green Wall project is backed by the African Union and […]

Africa’s Great Green Wall


As the world is heating up because of global warming we need more air conditioning systems. This is why the latest invention from the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory may change the world. Indeed, to the MIT Technology Review, the NREL have created ” a new air-conditioner design that (…) will […]

90% more efficient air conditioning

Europe is often considered at the forefront of the environmental scene as the EU keeps working on energy efficiency, renewables, biodiversity and other related issues. However not all countries are equal and so are their capital cities. Siemens published a study – the European Green City Index – which “measures […]

Siemens’ European Green City Index

This year will remain as an important milestone in the history of solar power. Indeed to GreenTech Media : ” In 2010, we will cross the threshold of 10 gigawatts of photovoltaic solar installed globally in a single year.” This is indeed amazing as in 2000 only 170 megawatts were […]

10 GW of solar PV capacity installed in 2010

The French daily Le Figaro publishes a translation of the best New York Times articles each Friday. This enabled me to come accross another huge oil spill, this time located in Ecuador, South America. During three decades Texaco operated more than 300 oil wells without taking any notice of environmental issues. […]

The much lesser known Amazon oil spill


Since Friday millions of people – me included – are following the 2010 Football FIFA World Cup which is taking place this year in South Africa. It will last one full month. This event will have according to EU Infrastructure a carbon footprint of 2.7 millions tons of carbon dioxide. Out […]

The carbon footprint of the Football World Cup

After the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and the huge environmental catastrophe it is leading to, more and more voices are now demanding offshore wind as a paliative. This sounds like a good idea as the important offshore wind potential is still completely untapped in the United […]

Offshore WIND, not OIL