Alberto Martínez Alvarez

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Jornada Técnica Aplicación de la metodología BIM a los proyectos de infraestructuras de agua

<b>9.45 Recepción de asistentes</b><p><b>10.00 Mesa inaugural</b><p><i>Jorge Torrico, Secretario de la Comisión BIM del Ministerio de Fomento</i><p><i>Victorino Zorraquino,</i> …

Trump’s handpicked EPA transition team leader is bad news for Miami—and the planet

Myron Ebell thinks global warming is ‘nothing to worry about’<p>Whether you voted for Donald Trump or not, there’s one element that’s now all but a certainty: His presidency does not bode well in the planet’s war against Climate Change, especially in Miami, where we’re already seeing debilitating …

6 Ways You Can Tell the Global Shift to Renewable Energy Has Arrived

We've said it before but it bears repeating: the global shift to clean energy is on today. Not 10 years from now. Not 50 years from now. Today.<p>We're …

New Flexible Solar Panels Could Be Put on Pretty Much Anything

The panels are almost as efficient as traditional rigid panels, and could be built into curtains or clothing.<p>Researchers from Virginia Tech have developed a thin, flexible solar panel that rivals current solar technology. Their results will be published in the journal <i>ACS Energy Letters</i>.<p>The new …

Nasa: Earth is warming at a pace 'unprecedented in 1,000 years'

Records of temperature that go back far further than 1800s suggest warming of recent decades is out of step with any period over the past millennium<p>The planet is warming at a pace not experienced within the past 1,000 years, at least, making it “very unlikely” that the world will stay within a …

Climate Change

Insurers call on G20 to phase out fossil fuel subsidies by 2020

"Climate change in particular represents the mother of all risks"<p>OSLO, Aug 29 (Reuters) - Insurers with $1.2 trillion under management called on …

Sleeping Giant of Climate Change (Hint: It's Before Your Eyes)

One-third or more of all the global food produced never makes it from the farm to our fork. In fact, if measured as a country, food waste would be the third largest for greenhouse gas emissions, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization which revised upward its estimated carbon …

Sustainability

What the Earth's frozen burps tell us about global warming

Analysis of bubbles trapped in ancient Antarctic ice suggests that as the planet heats up, plants and soils will add more carbon dioxide to the atmosphere<p>“When the earth burps, Law Dome records it,” says Australian climate scientist Dr David Etheridge.<p>Law Dome is a special spot in eastern …

Climate Change

Elon Musk Says Tesla Will Likely Sell Power Grid Services

A little over a year ago, Tesla officially launched its grid battery business with a plan to make batteries that can store energy for buildings and …

Tesla

Toxic Algae Blooms: Fish Are Dying ... Beaches Are Closing ... People Are Getting Sick

It's as thick as guacamole, but you don't want it near your chips. You don't want it in your water, either, but that's exactly where it is, a …

Biofuel

Ghent University developed new technology to desalinate seawater and simultaneously generate energy

For every litre of water on Earth, there are only two drops of water drinkable. The rest is frozen or salt. Due to the increasing world population, …

How eco homes can cut your energy bills – or even make money

If there’s one type of housing that really has a buzz around it right now, it is eco homes. They help the planet, they help your pocket, and they can be incredibly stylish when designed by architects who know how to deploy energy-efficient techniques with verve.<p>The Oscars of the eco homes world …

We just broke the record for hottest year, 9 straight times

Earth’s record hottest 12 consecutive months were set in each month ending in September 2015 through May 2016<p>2014 and 2015 each set the record for hottest calendar year since we began measuring surface temperatures over 150 years ago, and 2016 is almost certain to break the record once again. It …

Global Warming

Top 10 Green Home Improvement Upgrades, Plus Costs & ROI in 2017 - RemodelingImage.com - Remodeling Ideas, Costs, Tips, and Advice

This year, homeowners are more focused on renovating their houses rather than buying new. 2017 is continuing to see a hot seller’s real estate …

Renewable Energy

Arctic Sea Ice Has Just Set Another Record Low For June

You’ll never guess what’s happening to the Arctic sea ice. That’s right – it’s crashed to a new record low for the month of June. The extent was a …

Why ExxonMobil Is Supporting a Carbon Tax Now

<i>Jeff Nesbit is executive director of Climate Nexus, a climate and clean energy solutions communications firm. He is also author of Poison Tea.</i><br>There …

Climate

Here's Elon Musk's plan to transform Tesla into an energy company

The automaker announced on Tuesday that it has made an offer to buy SolarCity, a solar-power company of which Elon Musk is the chairman. SolarCity's CEO, Lyndon Rive, also happens to be Musk's cousin.<p>While shareholders of both companies still have to vote on the deal before it is approved, Musk …

Tesla

Earth has now seen an unprecedented 12 straight months of record-shattering warmth

Each of the past 12 months has set a record for being the warmest such month in 137 years of record-keeping, according to the National Oceanic and …

Climate change doubters really aren’t going to like this study

<i>This story has been updated.</i><p>Researchers have designed an inventive test suggesting that the arguments commonly used by climate change contrarians don’t add up, not only according to climate scientists (we know what they think already) but also in the view of unbiased experts from other fields.<p>The …

Climate Change

Is Germany green enough?

Abandoning fossil fuels is proving difficult. Germany is a role model around the world thanks to its switch to renewable energy. Now, green experts …

German Politics

Clean Energy 'Miracles' Remain Elusive — But Here's Why That Might Not Be a Problem | VICE News

Despite high-profile support from President Barack Obama, US funding for low-carbon energy research has stalled in Congress — but current technologies like wind and solar power keep plugging away.<p>The White House requested $7.7 billion in R&D funding for 2017, spread across a dozen federal agencies, …

Renewable Energy

El Congreso pide mantener las ayudas al carbón, el combustible más sucio

La Comisión de Industria, Energía y Turismo del Congreso ha aprobado una proposición no de ley presentada por Foro Asturias que pide al Gobierno …

Your Old Cell-Phone Batteries Could Power Solar Lamps For 3 Years

Better than recycling that old phone battery, it can be put to good use helping deliver kerosene-free lighting to the poor.<p>Reuse is always better than recycling, because it uses way fewer resources. And if the reusable item is an environmentally filthy cell-phone battery, all the better. That’s why …

Clean Energy

Día de la tierra 2016 firma del Acuerdo de París

Coincidiendo con la celebración del día de la madre Tierra, este año se celebra en la sede de Naciones Unidas en Nueva York la ceremonia de la firma …

Lithium War Heats Up After Epic Launch of Tesla Model 3

The unveiling of Tesla's Model 3 electric car was no less than the lifting of the final curtain on a game-changing energy revolution. And if we follow that revolution to its core, we arrive at lithium -- our new gasoline for which the feeding frenzy has only just begun.<p>Unveiled just on 31 March and …

Tesla

2016 Is Going To Be The Hottest Year Ever

The bad news on the world’s record-setting temperatures just keeps on rising, and climate scientists have ominous predictions for this year.<p>Last …

Global Warming

How Earth itself has dramatically upped the stakes for the Paris climate accord

From crippling droughts to rising seas, scientists warn of global warming impacts.<p>From crippling droughts to rising seas, scientists warn of global warming impacts.<p>The first three months of 2016 have been the hottest ever recorded, and by a large margin. Greenland’s massive ice sheet melted more …

Global Warming

Plante un árbol para marcar la firma del Acuerdo de París el 22 de abril Únase a la iniciativa "Árboles para la Tierra"

<b>Bonn/Washington D.C.</b>— Se acerca un día muy especial que merece la pena celebrar por todo el mundo.<p>En el día en que millones de personas marchan el …

Sorry, Feds: Kids Can Sue Over Climate Negligence, Judge Says

A group of youngsters just won a major decision in their efforts to sue the federal government over climate change. An Oregon judge ruled Friday that …