Monthly Archives: February 2012


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You might be familiar with the problem if you are an avid skier or snowboarder : the climate is getting warmer and warmer, thus reducing the possibilities of enjoying your favorite sports. This led a pro snowboarder, Jeremy Jones, to start the Protect Our Winters campaign ” after having been […]

Protect our winters : ” get political, be vocal “


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This is the question as we are breaking record high prices. To Reuters: ” Brent oil priced in euros hit a record high on Thursday on heightened tension between Iran and the West while U.S. stocks neared peaks not seen since 2008. “ ” The rise in Brent, the benchmark […]

Could oil prices increase exponentionally ?


Here are great news concerning wind energy. To Sustainable Business : ” In 2011, just over 41 gigawatts (GW) of wind capacity was installed, bringing the world total to 238 GW, reports the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). “ ” This represents an increase of 21%, with an increase in […]

Global wind capacity grows to 238 GW



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While browsing the Internet I discovered something that is completely in adequation with the topics tackled here, such as sustainability, energy and water use and scarcity and so on. Earthship Biotecture is about : “ radically sustainable buildings made with recycled materials. Earthships can be built in any part of […]

Sustainable architecture : Earthship Biotecture


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To the NASA : ” Using satellite measurements (…), the researchers measured ice loss in all of Earth’s land ice between 2003 and 2010, with particular emphasis on glaciers and ice caps outside of Greenland and Antarctica. ” ” The total global ice mass lost from Greenland, Antarctica and Earth’s […]

Earth is losing 500 billion tons of ice a ...


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This is not as good as it should be as carbon dioxide is not tackled, but this new initiative might help us in mitigating climate change in the short to medium term and improves health of million of people. According to various sources, the United States, China as well as […]

Six countries to cooperate on climate



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My friend and fellow French blogger Olivier Jacquemet twitted me earlier this month about a series of photographies showing the truly horrible side of coal, the most polluting and emitting fossil fuels. Boston.com’s big picture series show how it is literally destroying lives and engulfing cities. After watching these pictures […]

The Big Picture on coal : how it is simply ...


Here are two good news for the European Union and the cleantech sector.  First and foremost, wind and solar energies accounted for 68 percent of the increase in electricity capacity in 2010 in the European Union. Second, according to the latest EurObserv’ER report, the local renewable energy sector has passed […]

European cleantech sector kept growing in 2010


The Guardian published last week a lenghty article on how the Rio 20+ conference – which will take place in June – might be a huge disappointment as little has been done since and even less might be done. Due to last only three days when the original event lasted […]

Rio 20+ could be a huge disappointment



To EcoGeek : ” Semprius, a startup company manufacturing tiny concentrated solar cells that forgo any cooling systems has achieved a truly amazing leap in solar cell efficiency. “ This is truly exciting as ” The company was able to hit 33.9 percent efficiency with their solar panel, the first […]

A new efficiency record for solar panels


A new study by the NASA is bringing more credence to the fact we need to go back to carbon dioxide concentration of 350 parts per million.  This will hopefully be a huge boost to the 350.org campaign. As Climate Progress reported : ” According to calculations conducted by Hansen […]

NASA study backs 350 ppm objective


If traditional / first generation biofuels based on cereals are nowhere near being sustainable, the ones based on algae could be a good or even great solution in the not so far future… Some entrepreneurs and scientists are sharing this opinion as the New Mexico Business Weekly reports than at […]

Research on algae biofuels is booming