Archive for February, 2011
Carbon and climate change professionals are earning around four per cent more than last year, and the vast majority feel secure in their jobs, despite the gloomy economic outlook and sluggish jobs market.
That is the conclusion of a major new report from specialist green recruitment agency Acre and consultancy [...]Leia mais
The government has announced £2.5m in new funding to support the development of a national network of environmental training courses, to tackle the emerging shortfall in skilled workers capable of installing renewable energy technologies such as solar panels and heat pumps.
The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills announced late [...]Leia mais
Seaweed biofuel farms have come a step closer to reality with an improvement in the way seaweed sugars can be converted to ethanol. Dried seaweed can be fermented to produce ethanol but breaking down galactose, the dominant sugar in seaweed, is a slow process.
Now, researchers have modified the expression of three genes [...]Leia mais
AFOs, which house large numbers of animals for production of meat, dairy products and eggs, were monitored for the following air pollutants: ammonia, hydrogen sulphide, particulate matter and volatile organic compounds.
The data just published are from the National Air Emissions Monitoring Study, which resulted from a 2005 [...]Leia mais
SRI International, an independent nonprofit research and development organization, announced today it has been awarded a grant by the Department of Energy (DOE) to expand its MetaCyc database and enhance its Pathway Tools software. This project will give SRI’s bioinformatics tools even greater utility in the emerging [...]Leia mais
The Government’s Big Society programme aims to take power away from politicians, central government and government agencies and transfer it to community level. For water allocation and abstraction management, this will be in the context of increasing demand and decreasing summer resources due to population growth and [...]Leia mais