Treks20 January

Brazil to finance cellulosic ethanol

Sergio Abranches

Brazilian state-owned financial institutions will finance research and development of cellulosic ethanol, reports the Brazilian daily newspaper Valor Econômico. More »

Treks14 December

Scientists forecast crops that adapt to changing weather

Crops that can cope with sudden fluctuations in the weather could be developed, thanks to recent discoveries about the survival mechanisms of plants. Scientists at the University of Edinburgh studying how tiny algae renew old or damaged cell proteins say their findings could be useful in developing crops suited to climates in which weather changes quickly. More »

Treks13 December

Trees are dying in the Sahel and climate change is to blame Berkeley study says

Trees are dying in the Sahel, a region in Africa south of the Sahara Desert, and human-caused climate change is to blame, according to a new study led by a scientist at the University of California, Berkeley. More »

COP17, Treks05 December

Global carbon emissions increased 49% in two decades

Global carbon emissions from burning fossil fuels have increased by 49 per cent in the last two decades, shows study published in the journal Nature Climate Change.  More »

Treks16 November

EPA regulation effective in reducing acid rain in the U.S.

Sérgio Abranches

Emissions regulations effectively reduce acid rain says a new long-term study of acidic rainfall by researchers of the University of Illinois. The frequency and intensity of acid rain decreases as emissions fall. More »

Treks22 August

Solar energy to rival charcoal-fired power

Sérgio Abranches

Large photovoltaic projects will cost half the current price in a couple of years, says a report by Bloomberg New Energy Finance. As the cost of generating electricity from the sun rivals coal-fueled plants, solar panel installations may grow strongly in the next two years, industry executives and analysts told Bloomberg News. More »