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Fossil Fuels
Fossil Fuels
Fossil Fuels

Cooled Supercomputer Goes Live at ETH Zurich

<b>ZURICH, - 02 Jul 2010:</b> IBM (NYSE: IBM) has delivered a first-of-a-kind hot water-cooled supercomputer to the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology …

New data centre to re-use waste heat to warm 10,000 homes

A new high-density data centre in Stockholm is set to boost Sweden’s ‘clean green’ image even further by reusing waste heat to warm homes.<p>The …

JARN (Japan Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration News)

Zero Energy Homes and Appliances<p>2017/06/22<p>The Paris Agreement, the new international framework for combating climate change, went into force on …

Heat Pumps in the UK: What's Going On? The use of heat pumps (both air source and ground source) for hot water and heat...

The use of heat pumps (both air source and ground source) for hot water and heating household consumption is well-established in many countries in …

Energy
Green Living

Monkstown semi-D sets deep retrofit example

Deep retrofit is the future, but we’ve a lot to learn. The term deep retrofit refers to an energy- efficiency upgrade that achieves dramatic savings …

Green Living

What are the keys to decarbonising Europe’s heating and cooling ?

5 factors are holding back the energy transition to a zero emissions Europe by 2050, writes Thomas Nowak.<p>The way we use energy in our society needs …

Paris Agreement under threat as member states water down building performance measures

Paris Agreement

Indoor air quality sneaks into EU buildings law review

The sky’s limit

ELECTRICITY was once generated where it was used; now it comes from the grid. So it is with computing power, once the province of mainframes and …

Personal Computers

NUIG lead EU funded project to increase water use efficiency

WATERNOMICS is a €4.2m EU-funded research project, led by NUI Galway, involving nine partners across four countries – Ireland, Greece, Italy and …

Access to water supply will be a defining issue of 21st century

Planet could be facing a 40 per cent water shortfall by 2030, says Unesco<p>Sat, Apr 11, 2015, 01:30<p>Ireland’s recent experience of the politics of water …

News (Ireland)

Wealth is most reliable predictor of water use in Los Angeles: Study

Lush lawns and vibrant trees suggest that some California households are dragging their feet when it comes to water conservation.<p>Wealthier …

California

Engineering and waterborne bacteria in building water systems

In the first of a two-part series, Colum Ó Bric looks at guidance documents that inform the design, installation and management of building water …

Water loss: seven things you need to know about an invisible global problem

A staggering 46bn litres of drinking water are lost globally every day. What can consumers, business and governments do?<p>While concerns over water conservation, access and hygiene feature high on the news agenda, the problem of water loss often gets overlooked. Yet this vital issue affects millions …

Sustainability

The Unfiltered Truth About Water

The World of Water<p>Despite the fact that 70% of the Earth’s surface is covered by water, only .0007% of it is accessible for direct human use.<p>In the …

California has about one year of water stored. Will you ration now?

Given the historic low temperatures and snowfalls that pummeled the eastern U.S. this winter, it might be easy to overlook how devastating California's winter was as well.<p>As our "wet" season draws to a close, it is clear that the paltry rain and snowfall have done almost nothing to alleviate epic …

Finding out what makes people switch on and off

News (Ireland)

The Year the Climate Changed Everything

That 2014 is turning out to be the hottest year ever recorded is, sadly, not particularly remarkable. What we started doing about it is.<p>That 2014 is turning out to be the hottest year ever recorded is, sadly, not particularly remarkable. Nor was it really notable that, despite the global swelter, …

Climate Change

2014: The year water rose to the top of public consciousness

It’s the time of year to look back on what we did and did not accomplish but, more important, to shape the year ahead. My take reflects my time …

Oh 'SMAP'! New NASA Satellite Will Help Predict Drought, Climate Change

Digging up dirt on soil moisture across the globe<p>When it launches on January 29, a new satellite’s mission will be simple: to measure one of the most important but least recognized sources of water on Earth. NASA’s SMAP (Soil Moisture Active Passive) will measure soil moisture across the globe. …

It would take an insane amount of rain to end California’s historic drought

December’s rainstorms were just a drop in the bucket…<p>The dry, dry state of California may have finally gotten some welcome precipitation last month, but its historic drought is far from over. On the contrary: a new analysis by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows just how far …

Global Warming

Water overuse – at the top of the 2015 WEF global risk ranking

For four years, World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Risk Reports have identified water as one of the three most important challenges worldwide; this …

World Economic Forum

Sao Paulo's water supply in 'critical' condition as drought bites

Crucial reservoir is down to 6% of its capacity and experts warn urgent steps must be taken after worst conditions for 80 years<p>Halfway through the rainy season, the key reservoir for the southern hemisphere’s largest city holds just 6% of its capacity, and experts warned Friday that Sao Paulo’s …

Snorkeling