burning fossil fuels

Slashing Coal Emissions Alone May Avert Climate Threat

Article: Slashing Coal Emissions Alone May Avert Climate Threat

NEW YORK, New York, September 12, 2008 (ENS) – An ongoing rise in atmospheric levels of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide emitted by burning fossil fuels might be kept below harmful levels if emissions from coal are phased out within the next few decades, says Dr. James Hansen, director of the NASA Goddard Institute for…

First Galapagos Wind Turbines to Halve Diesel Imports

Article: First Galapagos Wind Turbines to Halve Diesel Imports

QUITO, Ecuador, February 20, 2008 (ENS) – To celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Galapagos’ Islands discovery, Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa Monday launched a program to end the use of fossil fuels on the Galapagos by 2015. The initiative is led by the San Cristobal Wind Project, which erected three wind turbines near the town…

Million Tons of CO2 Will Be Injected Under Illinois

Article: Million Tons of CO2 Will Be Injected Under Illinois

WASHINGTON, DC, December 20, 2007 (ENS) – Millions of tons of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide will be injected deep underground for storage expected to last for thousands of years in a series of projects funded by the U.S. Department of Energy in all regions of the country. Generated by burning fossil fuels, if allowed…

Carbon Week: Calculating Your Carbon Footprint

Article: Carbon Week: Calculating Your Carbon Footprint

During the past year or 18 months, the subject of global warming has experienced a meteoric rise to the top of the list of worldwide environmental concerns; from Al Gore’s Oscar-winning documentary, An Inconvenient Truth [www.climatecrisis.net], to the cover story in Time magazine this week, it’s hard to turn around without hearing something about it.…

Wave and Tidal Power: An Introduction

Article: Wave and Tidal Power: An Introduction

TreeHugger likes to keep a keen eye on emerging sustainable and alternative energy technologies; while solar photovoltaics and wind farms are great (and getting better every day), the more ways we can produce energy without burning fossil fuels and other non-renewable sources, the better. One of the rising stars in the alternative energy game is…

TreeHugger Tip: Getting Green Power

Article: TreeHugger Tip: Getting Green Power

The thought of using renewable energy is pretty exciting for most of us, and the benefits of using green power are familiar to even a casual TreeHugger reader. Produced by wind, sun, landfill gas, biomass, and other renewable sources, it’s becoming available to more and more people across the US. More than half of retail…