Daily Archives: November 25, 2009

Two new fact sheets from ISTC

TN10- 096 Recovery of Steam Condensate Utilizing Membrane Technology at Carlisle SynTec Inc., Greenville, Illinois — Champaign, IL : Waste Management and Research Center, 2009. TN10- 095 Power and Energy Basics: Calculating Energy Use & Savings / Rusk, Todd — … Continue reading

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Energy Needs and Efficiency, Not Emissions: Re-framing the Climate Change Narrative

Via the RFF Library Blog. Center for Global Development (Working Paper 187) by Nancy Birdsall and Arvind Subramanian http://tinyurl.com/yzc7qsw [Abstract]  The basic narrative on climate change between the rich and poor worlds has been problematic. The focus on emissions has … Continue reading

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The Costs of Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Via the RFF Library Blog. Congressional Budget Office http://cboblog.cbo.gov/?p=430 From The Director’s Blog: Today CBO released a brief discussing the economic costs of reducing greenhouse-gas emissions in the United States, describing the main determinants of costs, how analysts estimate those … Continue reading

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The Life Satisfaction Approach to Environmental Valuation

Via the RFF Library Blog. Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), Bonn, Germany (Discussion Paper 4478) / by Bruno Frey, Simon Luechinger, Alois Stutzer http://ftp.iza.org/dp4478.pdf [Abstract] In many countries environmental policies and regulations are implemented to improve environmental quality … Continue reading

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Studying the science gender gap at the high school level

Read the full story in Ars Technica. Preliminary results from a new study show that girls are apathetic about science classes in high school. The researchers are hoping to use additional data to identify which classroom activities evoke a negative … Continue reading

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Enhancing Scientific Communication through Aggregated Publications Environments

Arjan Hogenaar describes changes in the publication and communication process which will mean that the role of authors will become a more prominent one. Read the full article in Ariadne.

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Report Aims to Clarify Climate Risk for Diplomats

Read the full post at Dot Earth. A team of climate scientists, seeking to remind the negotiators who will hammer out a new climate treaty of what is at stake, has produced The Copenhagen Diagnosis, a summary of the latest … Continue reading

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Osmotic Power Debuts in Norway

Read the full post at Green Inc. The world’s first osmotic plant opened today in Tofte, Norway, harnessing the saltiness of the sea, along with freshwater, to produce electricity through a polymer membrane. The project, run by Statkraft, a Norwegian … Continue reading

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Home Green Home: Reality Check

Read the full post at Green Inc. The following is the latest in a series exploring the ways Americans are improving the efficiency and reducing the footprint of their homes. Green Inc. readers are encouraged to share their thoughts and … Continue reading

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Green Business and Indigenous Rights

Read the full post at Green Inc. A new report released over the weekend calls attention to the plight of indigenous communities affected by climate change mitigation measures. The study by Survival International, a London-based organization promoting the interests of … Continue reading

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