Carbon Capture

Gevo’s Soil Amendment

by Debra Fiakas, CFA In a series that began in March 2019, with the article titled “Vagants on the Earth,”  we looked companies offering products that address the building problem of top soil degradation and loss.  In the four articles that followed we explored forestation technology, envi ...

Hydrogen in Oil’s Back Yard

by Debra Fiakas, CFA As well derricks cast oily shadows across the landscape, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (APD:   NYSE) has installed Saudi Arabia’s first hydrogen fueling station.The set up is tucked safely into APD’s new technology center in a science park, but the significance of t ...

Five ways to help nature help us

  The Richtersveld Community Conservancy on the south border of the Richtersveld National Park in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa. Photo: John Hogg/World Bank  This week I was at the G7 meeting in France’s northern city of Metz, discussing biodiversity with Environment Ministers ...

Okanagan Water Board Awards Grants to Conserve and Protect Water

The Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) has approved more than $318,000 in funding to 17 projects that will help conserve and protect water in the valley. Directors approved the Water Conservation and Quality Improvement (WCQI) grants at their last board meeting, April 2. Recipients have now been not ...

CERAWeek 2019: Trends and Transitions

  The energy world’s top leaders and influencers recently gathered in Houston for the annual IHS Markit CERAWeek.  Discussion at the event is always a good barometer for gauging the state of the industry, both today and into the future. Climate Pressure Climate change and the energy sector’s ...

Nature Conservancy of Canada Comments on World Wetlands Day

The conservation and restoration of wetlands in Manitoba must be a top priority, especially in the face of a changing climate, said Kevin Teneycke, acting regional vice-president with the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) in Manitoba. Teneycke commented on the importance of wetlands leading up to ...

Solving for water security at the source

Aerial view looking south toward the Gulf of Mexico down the Wax Lake Delta, Louisiana. Photo © Carlton Ward Jr.   New York City faced a challenge in the 1990s: the city needed a new water filtration system to serve its nearly 8 million people. But the prospect of spending $6 to 10 billion o ...

Research Team Develops Integrated Systems Design for Water Treatment

New research from an international team, led by water engineers from the University of Exeter, has provided a method to incorporate ecological processes into water treatment facilities, allowing for a more environmentally friendly design. Published in the journal Science Advances, the technique des ...

The potential of the Blue Economy

Home and boats on the water. © Curt Carnemark/World Bank While working in the Galápagos Islands in the late 1980s, I saw the interplay between the many interests on the islands: local fishermen taking advantage of the rich waters around in the archipelago; the research community building on ...

Collective action yields positive outcomes for Nepal’s forests

In the 1970s and 1980s, Nepal was faced with large-scale deforestation due to land clearing, and forest degradation caused by fuelwood collection and uncontrolled grazing by villagers who were the de facto controllers of forests. Centralized management and control was clearly not working. Rather t ...