• Good news for Happy Feet

    Is the Antarctic ice sheet melting more rapidly because of manmade global warming? While some believe this to be the case, new research from Western Australia’s Curtin University appears to reveal otherwise. As reported in The Australian News, researchers using acoustic sensors at places in the Pacific and Indian ocean spent more than six years […]

  • Coral reefs ravaged by predatory starfish

    Starfish make for wonderful keepsakes, and one would find it difficult to believe they could be anything but harmless. But for conservationists concerned about declining coral reefs, there is a certain type of starfish, unlike Patrick of Spongebob SquarePants, that is anything but cutesy. This, according to Planet Ark News, which notes that outbreaks of […]

  • Myths about green jobs

    The creation of so-called “green jobs” is being touted as an important means of stimulating our economy. But according to economist Andrew Morriss of the group PERC, many of these green jobs are in fact harmful to economic growth. Comments Morriss: “Many of the green jobs being promised include the creation of more lawyers, bookkeepers […]

  • Time to bag reusable shopping bags?

    Efforts to replace plastic shopping bags with those made of cloth are being promoted on environmental grounds. But are certain health and safety concerns being overlooked? Well according to the first-ever study on this matter by the Canadian-based Environment and Plastics Energy Council, the answer is “yes.” The study found that sixty-four percent of the […]

  • Plasma incineration a hot idea for garbage

      The idea of turning garbage into energy is nothing new.  But a super high-tech plasma technology is now gaining steam that uses heat three times as hot as the surface of the sun to literally disintegrate trash into its molecular elements.  According to Popular Science magazine, one facility in Connecticut has a 15-foot machine […]

  • Luxury, mid-sized or inflatable?

    Everyone knows you can purchase cars which are luxury sized, mid-sized, and compact, but if some novel eco-entrepreneurs have their way there will be a new category to this list – namely, inflatable. That’s right, a new inflatable electric car is being designed with promises of getting both great gas milage and roomy comfort all […]

  • Drilling would ease gas prices

    With gasoline prices rising again, many are asking what can be done to keep our fuel costs affordable. Dr. David Kreutzer, an energy economics expert at the Heritage Foundation, recently wrote a report on this issue, and offers this solution: “We need to drill. While not a cure-all, allowing new drilling in the gulf of […]

  • Alarmists crying wolf about Australia’s floods

    The devastating floods that recently struck Australia have been cited by some as yet more proof of the impact of manmade global warming. James Taylor, a senior fellow at the Heartland Institute, disagrees with this assessment and has this to say: “They are crying wolf. Global warming was not the cause of the floods in […]

  • Gulf spill: Small bacteria proved big help

    Shortly after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, scientists found methane concentrations 100,000 times above normal levels and feared the worst for the area’s eco-system. Now it appears one of the biggest heroes in this disaster saga came in the form of one of the smallest living organisms known to man. […]

  • Attractive news for nanotech magnets

    Rare earth elements like neodymium, dysprosium, and turbium may not be household words, but they are critical ingredients in the strong magnets that are vital to everything from wind turbines to auto engines. But with the future supply of such elements in question due to political and economic factors, it appears nanotechnology could be coming […]

  • EPA plan for expensive new smog regulations

    To reduce pollution known as ground-level ozone, or smog, the Bush administration’s EPA tightened the ozone standard in 2008 down to 75 parts per billion. But according to an article by policy expert Steven Milloy, the Obama EPA now wants to tighten it further down to 60 or 70 parts per billion, even though it […]

  • Overpasses for furry pedestrians

    If you heard that a crosswalk was being proposed over a major interstate highway, you would assume it was for pedestrians. But out in Colorado, one proposed overpass is for pedestrians of a more furry nature, namely moose, elk, and other wildlife. According to Environment and Energy Daily, one stretch of I-70 near Vail has […]

  • EPA’s end run around democracy

    The EPA’s new regulations on carbon dioxide emissions to address alleged man-made global warming issue have stirred controversy for purportedly sidestepping congress. Marlo Lewis, a senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, explains this concern: “The environmental protection agency is putting in place regulatory architecture to limit the production and use of carbon-based fuels — […]

  • New report casts more doubt on temperature data

    With global warming already suffering from serious public mistrust, a new report from the Science and Public Policy Institute is now casting doubt on temperature records from two major US agencies. According to the report, temperature data from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have been significantly tampered with to show greater warming […]

  • Sea serpent to produce wave energy

    You’ve heard of snakes that can eat rodents, but how about ones that gobble up ocean waves? Well according to New Scientist magazine, a new, giant rubber snake, aptly named “Anaconda,” has recently been designed that can harness the power of wave energy and turn it into renewable electricity. The 8-yard long test snake allows […]