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Friday, 11 September 2009 12:08

We eat our own cooking, says Symantec CIO

Symantec believes IT can be used to meet business objectives, and "we eat our own cooking" to prove it to customers, group president and CIO, Symantec Services Group, David Thompson has told iTWire.

Published in Market
A Caltech paper has stated that we can live on Earth for another 2.3 billion years, over double the current estimate. Because of this new hypothesis (if proven true) it should also mean that we have over twice the chance of finding intelligent life out there in the universe.

Published in Space
A CSIRO discovery could lead to a new boom industry that would not only solve the world's energy problems but also its greenhouse gas concerns, while creating much needed employment. It might sound too good to be true, but the CSIRO, Australia's flagship research organisation, is no pie in the sky organisation and it is deadly serious about this.

Published in Beerfiles
After lifting off at 1:55 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST) on Tuesday, February, 24, 2009, NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory did not reach its intended orbit. Its mission was declared 'lost' when it crashed into the Antarctic Ocean.

Published in Space
Wednesday, 14 January 2009 08:24

Is the Internet becoming uncool for greenies?

A leading analyst believes that the Internet is in danger of becoming a target for green groups and anti-global warming organisations because of the massive power consumption of data centres. Is it possible that the greenies may soon target the Internet industry as environmental vandals?

Published in Energy
Thursday, 11 December 2008 20:41

DESTROYED: One out of five coral reefs

About 19% of Earth’s coral reefs, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature, have been destroyed and the other 81% could follow the same path if humans do not actively (and successfully) reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

Published in Climate
College students at Allegheny College, in Meadville, Pennsylvania, are hanging their undergarments (bras, socks,  undies) out to dry as part of 350 Project—an international campaign to make  people aware that 350 parts per million is the highest level of carbon emissions that Earth’s atmosphere can tolerate before irreversible damage occurs.

Published in Energy
Japanese electronics powerhouse Sharp is showcasing its “Zero Emission House” with one of the highlights being a low power consumption prototype 26-inch LCD TV. If desired, it can fully powered by a similarly sized solar panel connected to a battery system that stores the electricity generated by the sun, giving you power even if “off the grid”. Cool!

Published in Fuzzy Logic
The 2008 Annual Review of household expenses for the heir to the British throne, shows that Prince Charles has converted one car to run on wine and cheese while several others run on used cooking oil. All of which has helped reduce the Prince's carbon footprint by 18 percent while maintaining his reputation for eccentricity...

Published in Climate
Remember Earth Hour? Back in March this year when we switched off all our lights and electrical equipment at home, except the fridge, oh and the Plasma TV because the football was on.  Well a new campaign to return some power to the grid is ready to launch.  Computers Off Australia wants us to lift our fingers a little at home time.

Published in Entertainment
Wednesday, 04 June 2008 07:21

Green gamers? I don't think so

What uses more power, a Sony PS3 or your average-sized refrigerator?  According to Choice magazine gaming systems and associated home entertainment equipment is chewing through more juice than ever.

Published in Radioactive IT
A comprehensive study has been completed by Taiwanese scientists on the advantages of using biogas digesters to convert decaying manure into fuel for rural communities. Besides a source of fuel, the study finds biogas is healthier, too!

Published in Energy
The eco-friendly Ecocho website, promising to plant trees in return for users searching through the Ecocho search front-end, has had to stop using Google as the search results provider due to a violation of Google’s AdSense policies. Instead, Ecocho has been forced to use the far less popular Yahoo search technology, vastly diminishing its potential popularity.

Published in Fuzzy Logic
Wednesday, 16 April 2008 15:57

Battle of the greens flares up fueled by coal

Unity among various factions of the green movement in Australia appears to be disintegrating as a result of disagreement over the purported greening of coal power.

Published in Energy
Wednesday, 02 April 2008 21:52

Australia begins to bury carbon dioxide

The CO2CRC Otways Project will capture and compress carbon dioxide in Australia’s first geosequestration plant and then inject all of it in an empty underground natural gas reservoir for geological storage.

Published in Climate
The X-PRIZE Foundation announces a $10 million competition, sponsored by Progressive Insurance, for production-ready, super-efficient, 100 miles per gallon (or equivalent) cars that are also low in carbon dioxide emissions.                
Published in Energy
Australia and China have signed a formal international agreement for clean coal research which could result in a massive reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from the coal fired power stations that proliferate throughout both countries.

Published in Energy
Norwegian researchers calculated the climatic effects from each type of transportation mode (rail, road, shipping, and aviation) since the Industrial Revolution. They found that road transportation has been responsible for the most emissions of carbon dioxide and ozone—twice that of aviation.      
Published in Climate
Sunday, 20 January 2008 16:57

Texas is Big on Pollution

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), Texas expelled about 670 million metric tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere in 2003, making it the biggest carbon polluter in the United States. Is that all of the story?          
Published in UNI-verse
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