Natural gas drilling in NewYork State, which is to take place next year, is suffering from criticism by various environmental groups. They are demanding for strict regulations for it. Mark Ruffalo, a famous activist is in favor of the complete ban of this drilling process. He is of the opinion that the nation should meet it needs from renewable energy resources, rather than relying on fossil fuel.
Famous actor, director and screenplay writer, Mark Ruffalo is roaming around the Newyork state using his status to campaign for a ban on hydrofracking. Horizontal hydraulic fracturing is a process in which water and some others chemicals are enforced into a fine grained rock under the ground, in order to obtain gas. Environmental experts are of the opinion that this process of drilling may impart negative impacts and certain risks to the aquifers and may also affect the value of the air. Continue reading →
A legislation was put forward by the Republican lawmakers in Congress, pressurizing the Obama administration to grant permission for the construction of the very controversial keystone XL pipeline on Wednesday.
This legislation is a response to the recent verdict of the State Department in which they delayed the approval 7 billion$ project; which was to be approved a year before; as it takes into consideration the substitute routes which bypass the areas sensitive with respect to environment in Nebraska. Continue reading →
To protect the environment and restore traditional lifestyle in urban areas, a variety of programmes is being introduced across the world by different organizations. People are working to improve their lives and to return to less artificial environment by planting trees. URI GreenSkills is a unique programme by New Haven Department of Parks, Recreation and Trees. Its objective is to promote and demonstrate sustainability in action through creation of employment opportunities and the provision of training, research and on-the-ground projects. Continue reading →
UK canned seafood manufacturer John West, once branded ‘John Worst’ by Greenpeace for its poor record on sourcing tuna responsibly, will today launch a five-year plan to source the depleted fish stock more sustainably and will announce the launch of a new range of pole and line sourced tuna products.
Conservation group WWF let timber companies use its panda brand logo while they were razing some of the world’s most biologically rich rainforests or trading in potentially illegally sourced timber, according to the investigative group Global Witness.
A new guide released this week by nonprofit organisation the Carbon Trust encourages businesses to opt for sustainable, high-efficiency refrigeration equipment and methods, claiming that they could save 20 per cent on energy bills by doing so.
In a decision the Government says will bring greater certainty to developers of major energy projects, including new nuclear plants, the House of Commons debated and approved six National Policy Statements for Energy (NPS) yesterday night.