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 … [Read full article]
Understanding Concentrated Solar Power Technology
Among various solar energy technologies, one is referred to as concentrated solar power, or concentrating solar power. The acronym CSP applies to either. Worldwide CSP systems generate solar power by using mirrors … [Read full article]
Your Own Peaceful Living Dome In Rural Thailand
On a large organic mango farm, far into the countryside of northeastern Thailand, Steve Areen built a little house under a dome for under $10K. Enjoy the video tour below! … [Read full article]
Rhino Crisis Round Up: The First 10 Days of 2013
During the first ten days of 2013, a total of seven rhinos have already been killed in South Africa and India, while arrests have been made in India, Nepal, Thailand, … [Read full article]
New 44 MW Project By Solartron Is Largest In South Asia, Offset 800,000 Tons Of Carbon Over 25 Years
The world’s largest producer of solar panels, Power Holdings Co., recently announced that the largest silicon photovoltaic power plant in South Asia, ‘Sunny Bangchak’, achieved grid connection on September … [Read full article]
8.7 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Off Coast of Indonesia, Creates Tsunami – BREAKING
An 8.7 magnitude earthquake has struck off the coast of Sumatra in Indonesia, reports the U.S. Geological Survey.
The quake struck at 08:38:38 UTC, or 02:38:38 PM at the epicenter, some 33 kilometres beneath seafloor of the Indian Ocean and was felt as far away as Bangkok in Thailand and southern India.
1,000 Killed, Philippines Get Nailed with Killer Floods — Predicted by Climate Scientists (but "Too Alarmist")
Philippines is now suffering tremendous flooding most likely related to climate change — nice Christmas present, eh? The only way global warming deniers (or, “science deniers,” as I think … [Read full article]
Thai Climate Activists Sue Prime Minister
Thailand has been nailed by catastrophic floods this year. We’ve covered the story several times. Apparently, a lot of Thai activists are upset with the Prime Minister’s handling of these … [Read full article]
Cost of Electronics Going Up Due to Extreme Weather
“If a new PC or hard drive is on your holiday wish list, you may be in for a rude surprise: supplies are running low and prices have skyrocketed, … [Read full article]
Bangkok: Worst Flooding Since 1942 ("Most Critical Natural Disaster in Thai History")
We’ve written about Thailand’s flooding a few times now. Over a week ago, Michael wrote that 10% of the country’s rice crop had already been destroyed (and Thailand is the world’s … [Read full article]
Water is a Life Necessity — Thailand is Lucky, Will Have Catastrophic Flooding for ~6 More Weeks
Texas and other parts of the U.S. have suffered unprecedented drought this year, destroying incredible portions of this year’s crops. In a distant universe.. er, on the other side of this climatic globe, record floods are pounding Thailand, destroying huge portions of the world’s rice crop. Who could have imagined that the world would be seeing record floods and record droughts at the same time? (Too bad we don’t have any scientists studying the world’s climate and warning us about such things.)
Thailand Suffers Most Costly Flood in History – 10% of Annual Rice Crop Destroyed
The tropical tourist paradise of Thailand is currently suffering through enormously costly floods, resulting from a “weak” La Niña monsoon season. Following September’s extremely heavy rains — five feet of rain for the month — the monsoon season continues virtually unabated into this month, where it also coincided, last weekend, with the highest tides of the month. It is estimated that 10 % of the nation’s rice crop has been destroyed, so far, costing nearly 4 billion USD, and growing. This will have certain impact on global food prices (driving them higher) and on food security for tens of millions of people.
Nearly 100 Pangolins Rescued from Smuggler in Thailand
Customs officials in Thailand have rescued nearly 100 pangolins from certain death.