Animal Cruelty

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Tiger Farms Should Be Closed

Published on July 29th, 2016 | by Jake Richardson

The International Day of the Tiger is July 29, but there are still thousands of tigers living in captivity. The World Wildlife Fund has estimated there are about 8,000 living on farms, with only 3,900 living in ... Read More


Animals

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New Whale Discovered In Alaska

Published on July 28th, 2016 | by Jake Richardson

A new species of whale was discovered in a Alaska, but it has never been seen alive by scientists. In 2014, on St. George Island, a 7-meter beaked whale was found dead on a beach. A biology teacher ... Read More


Nature

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Even 10,000 Meters Under The Sea Industrially Produced Chemicals Are Causing Problems For Animals — Deep-Sea Crustaceans Contain Higher Concentrations Of Man-Made Chemicals Than Animals In Coastal Waters

Published on July 28th, 2016 | by James Ayre

Very high levels of man-made pollutants and toxic chemicals — including polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) — have been found in animals living in some of he deepest oceanic trenches in the world, ... Read More


Animals

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12 Fish Species In India Near Extinction

Published on July 26th, 2016 | by Jake Richardson

Pollution and climate change have put 12 indigenous fish species on the brink of extinction in India. Research is being conducted in the area between Bengaluru and Melekote in 10 lakes by Dr. M. Ramachandra Mohan, HoD, Department of ... Read More


Policies & Politics

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India Announces ‘Solar Zones’ Policy

Published on July 25th, 2016 | by smiti

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy in India has finally announced a solar zones policy with an aim to significant boost the development of large-scale solar power projects. According to the policy document released recently, ... Read More


Business

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NextEra & Hawaiian Electric Terminate Merger After PUC Rejection

Published on July 24th, 2016 | by Glenn Meyers

Last Monday, NextEra Energy and Hawaiian Electric terminated their merger plans following rejection of an acquisition application by the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC). UtilityDIVE has reported the PUC rejected NextEra Energy’s proposed $4.3 billion takeover of Hawaiian ... Read More


Business

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Dubai Will Explore Geothermal Desalinization Feasibility

Published on July 24th, 2016 | by Glenn Meyers

According to The National, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is requesting proposals for an early-stage feasibility study on producing electricity from geothermal energy and for its use in potential desalination. The other area of focus ... Read More


Science

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Earth’s New “Mini Moon” Confirmed by NASA JPL

Published on July 21st, 2016 | by Aisha Abdelhamid

First discovered by University of Hawaii’s Pan-STARRS 1 telescope on April 27, 2016, Earth’s new moon, or “mini moon” has been officially confirmed by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). Officially named “2016 HO3,” the newly discovered ... Read More


Business

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New Mexico Senator Proposes ITC For Storage

Published on July 20th, 2016 | by Glenn Meyers

An attractive bipartisan energy storage tax incentive bill has been drafted by New Mexico US Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM). As a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, introduced S. 3159, the Energy Storage ... Read More


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