Dot Earth Blog: Can Congress Act to Block Fungal Threat to U.S. Amphibians?: Scientists warn that a potent fun...

Dot Earth Blog: Can Congress Act to Block Fungal Threat to U.S. Amphibians?: Scientists warn that a potent fun...

dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com 31 Oct '14, 4pm

The key…is to clamp down on the small but often lucrative global trade in amphibians. An estimated 2.3 million Chinese fire belly newts (Cynops orientalis) were imported into the United States between 2001 and 2009, according to a recent study. In Europe, officials have some legal tools for regulating the trade, but rarely use them. A new E.U. animal health law, expected next year, could help, says geneticist Matthew Fisher of Imperial College London, who studies wildlife diseases. “It will be more aggressive,” he predicts. In the United States, no agency directly regulates imports of salamanders or other amphibians. “It’s a clear example ...

Massachusetts Eyes Net Metering for Small Hydropower Projects

renewableenergyworld.com 31 Oct '14, 3pm
Massachusetts Eyes Net Metering for Small Hydropower Projects

Net metering allows customers to receive credits for any electricity they generate but do not use. To qualify for net metering in Massachuset...

Local communities rise to the forefront of global conservation practice (commentary)

news.mongabay.com 31 Oct '14, 1am
Local communities rise to the forefront of global conservation practice (commentary)

The views expressed in this commentary are those of the author. Community leader in Aceh, Indonesia. Photo by Rhett Butler. A few weeks ago, ...

10 Inspiring #Climate Films Win #Action4Climate Documentary Competition @Connect4Climate @350

ecowatch.com 30 Oct '14, 8pm

In this particular case I was invited by Imagine2020 —Arts and Climate Change in association with the New Economics Foundation to make a shor...

Egg-shaped pavilion is world's largest collectively 3D printed project

treehugger.com 30 Oct '14, 10pm
Egg-shaped pavilion is world's largest collectively 3D printed project

Desktop 3D printing has become increasingly affordable in recent years; there are still some limitations and some debate on how home 3D print...

Energy

Grabbing the dollars on the ground by opting in to #energyefficiency @EnergyTrustOR @NJCleanEnergy

Grabbing the dollars on the ground by opting in to #energyefficiency @EnergyTrustOR @NJCleanEnergy

aceee.org 30 Oct '14, 4pm

We’ve heard a lot lately about some large energy-using customers like large factories and retail chains seeking to opt out of energy efficien...

SolarWorld to spend US$10 million on PERC cell/module expansion in Oregon: SolarWorld has announc...

pv-tech.org 30 Oct '14, 7pm

SolarWorld has announced plans to invest over US$10 million in adding a new ‘flexible’ manufacturing line at its Hillsboro, Oregon facility w...

2014 Clean Energy Venture Awards presented at NREL ‘Industry Growth Forum’: Renewable energy firm...

renewableenergyfocus.com 30 Oct '14, 7pm

The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) hosted its annual Industry Growth Forum in Denver, Colorado, earlier this...

Transportation

Hydrogen car to take on rally championship for first time @ScarbsF1

thegreencarwebsite.co.uk 30 Oct '14, 11am
Hydrogen car to take on rally championship for first time @ScarbsF1

Hydrogen fuel cell cars might still be mostly just concept vehicles at the moment, but for Toyota, its new soon-to-launch FCV is about to do ...

Fashion

A better urban choice for nature lovers?

inhabitat.com 30 Oct '14, 9pm
A better urban choice for nature lovers?

Despite the tower’s bespoke design and equally amazing views, no amount of luxury can cure the desire for green space in the city . So LYCS h...

It's cold #chemistry! How the extent of the Antarctic #ozone hole is influenc...

climate.gov 30 Oct '14, 4pm
It's cold #chemistry! How the extent of the Antarctic #ozone hole is influenced by cold temps: http…

The Antarctic ozone hole did not cause global warming . But there is a connection between cli...

Fracking is driving UK civil and political rights violations - The Ecologist

theecologist.org 30 Oct '14, 10am

The analysis of interview data indicates that through these actions the rights to freedom of ...

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