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Kate Spade Partners With Fossil For Android Wear Smartwatch Line

Kate Spade New York teamed with Fossil to create a line of Android Wear smartwatches. The design fits with the brand and has an “unapologetically feminine” design.

Wearable Tech January 10, 2018

General Electric To Cut 12,000 Jobs In Bid To Stabilize Its Power Unit

Amid dwindling demand for fossil fuel-based energy sources, General Electric is trying to refocus and stabilize its power unit. In the process, GE plans to cut 12,000 jobs from its global power business.

Business Tech December 7, 2017

Scientists: Halve World's Carbon Dioxide Emissions Each Decade Starting 2020 To Combat Warming

Oslo scientists are pushing for a 'carbon law' policy to cut by half the world's carbon dioxide emissions for every decade starting 2020 in order to achieve the goals of the 2015 Paris agreement.

Earth/Environment March 24, 2017

IPCC Carbon Dioxide Figures Exaggerated, Just 15 Percent Growth From Human Emissions, Claims Study

Carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere as claimed by the Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change (IPCC) has been challenged in a new study. It says IPCC ignores natural sources of emissions and the focus is on fossil fuel emissions.

Earth/Environment March 1, 2017

Airlines Slowly Turning To Renewable Energy To Reduce Carbon Emissions In 20 Years

The air transport sector is transitioning toward biofuels to reduce carbon emissions and fight climate change. To decide on the calibrated transition, the international Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) convened an experts' conference in Montreal.

Energy February 14, 2017

One In Seven Children Breathe Highly Toxic Air: UNICEF

UNICEF revealed that 300 million children worldwide are exposed to toxic fumes, which is more than six times the recommended international guidelines. Air pollution kills more children than malaria and HIV combined.

Public Health October 31, 2016

Agriculture, Wetlands May Be Responsible For Global Spike In Methane, Not Fossil Fuels

Fossil fuel use still has its drawbacks but it looks like we can’t blame it for all our greenhouse gas problems. According to a new research, rising methane levels around the world may actually be attributed to agriculture and wetlands.

Earth/Environment October 7, 2016

Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Levels Surpass Limit: Could This Spell A Grim Future?

The atmosphere now contains 400 parts per million of carbon dioxide and has passed symbolic threshold, according to scientists using data from the Mauna Loa Observatory. What do these record CO2 levels in 2016 mean?

Earth/Environment June 15, 2016

Oil Sands Operation In Canada Is A Major Source Of Air Pollution In North America

Oil sands operation in Canada is causing air pollution, according to a new study. Researchers said the operation emits secondary organic aerosols that harm the environment.

Earth/Environment May 27, 2016

Global Temperatures Will Rise 10C If All Fossil Fuels On Earth Are Burned

If all known fossil fuel reserves are used up, average global temperatures will rise by at least 10 degrees Celsius, a new study revealed. Unfortunately, if the trend goes unchanged, regions of the Earth will become a wasteland.

Earth/Environment May 24, 2016

Oil Industry Knew Of Fossil Fuel Dangers To Climate In 1960's New Report Reveals

Did the fossil fuel industry know of the dangers of global climate change 45 years ago? A new study suggests the industry has withheld evidence for decades.

Earth/Environment April 15, 2016

Scientists Identify Enzyme In Common Algae That Initiates Production Of Hydrocarbons That Can Be Turned To Fuel

Researchers have identified an enzyme produced by green microalgae, which can be used to trigger the creation of larger amounts of biofuel from plants. The resulting liquid hydrocarbon offers an ideal alternative to fossil fuel.

Earth/Environment April 8, 2016

Chemists Turn Carbon Dioxide Into Fuel

The team hopes to make the methanol available for industrial use in less than 10 years.

FUTURE TECH February 4, 2016

New CO2 Recycling Process Captures Carbon Dioxide From Air And Converts Greenhouse Gas Into Methanol

For the first time, chemists captured carbon dioxide from the air and converted it into an alternative fuel, methanol. Is this the answer to the growing predicament of fuel emissions that are claimed to contribute to global warming?

Energy January 29, 2016

Oil Giant Exxon Hiring Climate Researcher Amidst 'ExxonKnew' Scandal

Exxon posted a job opening for its climate change researcher. This is despite receiving a letter of demand from U.S. House of Representatives for allegedly hiding the truth and funding research to downplay the effects of climate change.

Earth/Environment December 17, 2015

Blue-Green Algae Could Be New Source Of Green Power

Researchers recently invented a power cell that harnesses algae energy, a potential renewable energy source to help reduce fossil fuel dependence. The good news: blue green algae are found everywhere.

Energy November 26, 2015

The UK Is Eliminating All Coal Power Plants In Next Nine Years

Some call the move to phase out coal power a victory. Others say it is cynical hypocrisy.

Energy November 19, 2015

New York Investigating ExxonMobil For Alleged Climate Change Cover-Up

The office of New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman sent a subpoena to oil company ExxonMobil about its alleged cover-up of climate change risks to the public and its investors. The investigation will focus on whether the company's statements regarding climate change were consistent with its 40-year scientific research.

Earth/Environment November 6, 2015

Energy, Mining Companies Support International Climate Change Deal

Corporations from some of the most carbon-intensive industries signed a statement pushing for the Paris climate change conference. They are said to support the Paris agreement to achieve “stronger long-term direction” in the fight against climate change.

Earth/Environment October 15, 2015

Shift From Fossil Fuels Could Burst 'Carbon Bubble,' Says World Bank Official

World Bank climate officials said that transitioning from fossil fuels to alternative energies could burst the carbon bubble. With the impact that such shifts may have on carbon-invested industries, financial risks may arise.

Animals October 13, 2015

Exxon Denies Climate Change But Company’s Own Research Confirmed Fossil Fuel-Global Warming Ties

ExxonMobil is known to have funded deniers of climate change, but before the world was aware of the impacts of global warming, the oil company's own research revealed the dangers of carbon emission from the burning of fossil fuels.

Earth/Environment September 17, 2015

Shocking Effect Of Burning Earth's Remaining Fossil Fuel: 50M Rise In Sea Level, Cities Under Water

A new report finds that if we burned all the fossil fuels in the world, the ice in Antarctica would all melt, resulting in a rise in sea level of around 160 feet.

Earth/Environment September 13, 2015

Burn Up Remaining Earth's Fossil Fuel And New York, London, And Tokyo Will Be Under Water

New York, London, Beijing, Tokyo and Sydney are just among the major cities worldwide that could drown with unrestrained burning of fossil fuels as carbon emissions result in the warming of global temperatures and rise in sea levels.

Animals September 12, 2015

Islamic Leaders Issue Declaration On Global Climate Change: Do Not Strut Arrogantly On The Earth

An Islamic climate change declaration calls for the end of fossil fuel use by 2050. Gulf States and rich countries are urged to take a leadership role.

Earth/Environment August 18, 2015

This Artificial Leaf Could Be Humanity's Lifeline When Fossil Fuels Are Out

An artificial leaf developed by researchers from Monash University could be the answer to the world's problem on energy security and climate change. The system is inspired by the process of photosynthesis in plants to separate water into hydrogen and oxygen.

Earth/Environment August 18, 2015

Here's How Fossil Fuel Emissions Can Make Radiocarbon Dating Inaccurate

A new study found that radiocarbon dating may be inaccurate due to fossil fuel emissions. The manner in which these emissions affect the efficiency of the ever-reliable technique is something experts are monitoring for the future.

Earth/Environment July 24, 2015

Here's How Fossil Fuel Emissions Can Make Radiocarbon Dating Inaccurate

A new study found that radiocarbon dating may be inaccurate due to fossil fuel emissions. The manner in which these emissions affect the efficiency of the ever-reliable technique is something experts are monitoring for the future.

Earth/Environment July 24, 2015

Natural Gas Outranks Coal As Number One Power Source In The US

For the first time in history, natural gas is now the leading source of fuel to generate electricity in the U.S., but at what price?

Animals July 15, 2015

Climate Change Could Set Back Global Health Standards By 50 Years

Experts say that climate change does not only affect environmental conditions, but global health trends as well. A new report produced by numerous scientists says climate change can set back health standards by up to 50 years.

Earth/Environment June 23, 2015

New Map Reveals Acidity Level In World's Oceans And Danger Of Climate Change

A pioneering technique that involves the use of satellite-mounted thermal cameras and microwave sensors allows scientists to identify parts of the ocean that are most at risk of acidification.

Earth/Environment February 18, 2015

IPCC 'synthesis report' on climate change: Phase out fossil fuel by 2100 or risk 'irreversible' effects

In its synthesis report, the UN panel on climate science said that emission of greenhouse gases primarily from burning of fossil fuels may need to be eliminated by the end of the century as inaction could have devastating and irreversible impact on humans and the environment.

Earth/Environment November 3, 2014

Natural gas usage won't cut carbon emissions, study argues

Greenhouse gas emissions will not be slowed by the use of natural gas, a new study from the University of California, Irvine, reveals.

Energy September 26, 2014

Rockefellers to divest $860 million charity fund from fossil fuel

What do you do when you’ve got millions of dollars at your disposal? Some good, decided the Rockefellers, as the family fund divests from investments in fossil fuels.

Business September 23, 2014

Exxon Mobil acknowledges climate risk, says it will keep selling fossil fuels

Global warming and man-made climate change have been acknowledged by a major oil company for the first time. So what does Exxon Mobil plan to do about it?

Earth/Environment April 2, 2014

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