Carbon capture and storage is a climate change mitigation technology characterized by sporadic and unreliable government support and plagued with accusations that it will worsen the environmental disaster it seeks to address. Yet, despite the negative stigma, CCS has been labeled by the IPCC and the Stern Report as an essential measure in reducing the impact of fossil fuels. Gizmag's Kyle Sherer takes a closer look.
May 28, 2007 While politics and public opinion remain divided on global warming, the majority of scientific weight tells us that the major factor contributing to rising global temperatures is our own environmental carelessness. This is certainly Greenpeace's view; the well-known environmental lobby group has started construction of a replica of Noah's Ark on the top of Mt. Ararat as a warning of the bleak future the planet could be facing if strong action isn't taken.
August 3, 2005 Greenpeace
has unearthed two particularly disturbing patent applications from Monsanto Corporation that would make the corporate giant the sole owner of that famous Monsanto invention: the pig. The patent applications were published in February 2005 at the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) in Geneva. A Greenpeace researcher who monitors patent applications, Christoph Then, uncovered the fact that Monsanto is seeking patents not only on methods of breeding, but on actual breeding herds of pigs as well as the offspring that result. According to Then, "I couldn't believe this. I've been reviewing patents for 10 years and I had to read this three times. Monsanto isn't just seeking a patent for the method, they are seeking a patent on the actual pigs.”
July 6th, 2005 A few months back we wrote up
- an urban daypack with integrated high-efficiency solar panel that converts sunshine into electricity to charge your cell phone, MP3 player or PDA. it was one of the top-rating stories in May. Now Greenpeace and Reware (makers of JuiceBags) have joined forces to bring attention to the issue of global warming. In July, competitors in the Greenpeace-sponsored “Thin Ice” contest
will have the opportunity to win one of Reware’s Juice Bags, solar daypacks that use natural sunlight to make electricity. Project Thin Ice contestants win prizes by taking certain actions, such as signing petitions, and accumulating points. The highest point earner on July 8th will win a Juice Bag. Project Thin Ice 2005 began when Greenpeace sent Arctic explorers Lonnie Dupre and Eric Larsen to the polar ice cap to collect invaluable global warming data. This July, the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise will head to Greenland and visit research stations and work with scientists to study the evidence of global warming impacts in the Arctic.