Monday, October 20, 2014 | By EarthShare | No Comments
Coastal Restoration Summit Comes to DC
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This November 1-6, 2014 the National Summit on Coastal Restoration and Management will take place in Washington, DC. The six-day Summit is a multidisciplinary event that provides a blend of policy, science, business, and best management practices.
“This will be the largest national gathering of the coastal restoration and management community in more than ten years,” said Restore America’s Estuaries president, Jeff Benoit.
The conference theme, Inspiring Action, Creating Resilience highlights just how essential people and communities are in taking meaningful action in coastal restoration and management, and showcasing how sound science paired with best practices create healthy and resilient coastal environments, which in turn create jobs and strong economies that support coastal communities.…
Monday, October 20, 2014 | By The Wilderness Society | No Comments
Saturday, October 18, 2014 | By The Wilderness Society | No Comments
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is finalizing three management plans for Colorado, covering a total of 1.5 million acres of public land altogether.
Friday, October 17, 2014 | By Great Energy Challenge | No Comments
You don’t often hear Kansas and Spain mentioned in the same sentence. Yet today Spanish company Abengoa is bringing another big cellulosic biofuel facility online in Hugoton, a small community in the Southwest corner of the state. This is the second big plant starting up this year, showing that after some predictable yet highly scrutinized delays, the cellulosic fuel industry is truly beginning to establish itself and making critical contributions to oil savings and climate goals.
It wasn’t long ago that cellulosic biofuels were the punchline of a joke: a phantom fuel that could not be economically produced in large volumes.…
Thursday, October 16, 2014 | By Great Energy Challenge | No Comments
Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is often promoted as a way for coal power to be made “clean”: Projects such as the in-progress Kemper power plant in Mississippi and the recently announced Petra Nova project in Texas aim to trap the carbon dioxide from burning coal and then store it into underground storage or into previously depleted wells to extract more oil. (See related story: “Clean Coal Test: Power Plants Prepare to Capture Carbon.”)
CCS is being applied to natural gas-fired electricity as well (just today a new effort in Scotland was announced), and a new project in the U.S.…