energy crises

The Environmental Food Crisis: A Crisis of Waste

The Environmental Food Crisis: A Crisis of Waste

NAIROBI, Kenya, February 17, 2009 (ENS) – Over half of the food produced globally is lost, wasted or discarded as a result of inefficiency in the human-managed food chain, finds a new study by the United Nations Environment Programme released today. This staggering amount of waste plus environmental degradation is putting an end to a…

Bush Tries to Kickstart U.S. Oil Shale Development

Bush Tries to Kickstart U.S. Oil Shale Development

WASHINGTON, DC, November 18, 2008 (ENS) – The Bush administration finalized regulations to govern the commercial development of oil shale on federal lands on Monday, rebuffing concerns that the rules are premature and ignoring the serious environmental concerns about tapping the resource. Administration officials said investors keen to unlock the nation’s vast oil shale resources…