Patagonia Environmental Protection Versus Clean Energy
August 13, 2012
Deutsche Welle / Powered by NewsLook.com
American conservationist Kristine Tompkins and her husband Douglas have bought 263,000 hectares of land from Argentinian farmers in order to create a national park. But Chile's energy sector wants to produce hydroelectricity on the same land.
A consortium plans to build five dams and flood large areas of land to produce hydroelectric power. Kris and Doug Tompkins are battling against Chilean politicians and ranchers. In the past 20 years, the couple has created a total of 11 nature preserves in South America for about 250 million dollars. Selfless commitment or checkbook tourism?
Deutsche Welle (Mar. 13, 2012) Thailand needs ever more energy for its industry. It already imports up to 10 percent of its electricity. The growth of industry is bringing a sharp rise in greenhouse gas emissions. Now a ... watch video
3BL Media (Jan. 3, 2013) According to http://energystar.gov, as much as half of the energy used in your home goes to heating and cooling. At a minimum, you should change the filter in your furnace every three months it is in ... watch video
AP (Sep. 18, 2015) The Environmental Protection agency ordered Volkswagen recall a half-million VW and Audi diesel cars Friday, saying the company violated clean air standards by programming on-board computers to ... watch video
Reuters - Business Video Online (Nov. 24, 2015) China is trying to clean up its pollution problem after years of promises and a focus on clean, renewable energy. But the problem is complicated with factories there still using dirty energy like ... watch video
GlobalPost (Apr. 27, 2011) The landscape in Patagonia has been created over time by the harshest elements, but in many ways its future is being shaped by human hands - and not for the ... watch video
Reuters - News Video Online (June 12, 2015) It's mating season for endangered Southern right whales off Argentina with at least one pair seen flirting this week in waters near the Patagonia shore. Sean Carberry reports.
Video provided by ... watch video
Deutsche Welle (Sep. 11, 2011) Dr. Brigitte Knopf works for the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. She focuses on energy systems and their effect on the climate.DW-TV: Welcome to the program. Scientists from the ... watch video
AFP (May 10, 2013) For decades, the Gulf has relied on carbon-emitting fossil fuels to build its cities in the desert. But there are signs the trend is changing as the region's nations are looking to sustainable ... watch video
Oct. 26, 2016 Scientists agree for first time that climate change may be intensifying the effects of the jet stream, causing extreme cold weather in the UK and US. Their study could improve long-term forecasting ... read more
Oct. 25, 2016 Because plants cannot relocate when resources become scarce, they need to efficiently regulate their growth by responding to environmental cues. Drought is the most important cause of reduced plant ... read more
Oct. 29, 2015 Global expansion of bioenergy possesses serious threats to biodiversity, whereas solar energy could have potential for power provision with limited impacts on biodiversity, say ... read more
Nov. 8, 2012 In the world of agriculture, climate protection and intensive farming are generally assumed to be a contradiction in terms. Scientists have come up with a new land development concept that could ... read more
Oct. 24, 2012 Americans used less energy in 2011 than in the previous year due mainly to a shift to higher-efficiency energy technologies in the transportation and residential sectors. Meanwhile, less coal was ... read more
Oct. 18, 2012 Scientists have discussed the concept of utilizing so called surplus land for the production of feedstock for bioenergy. They identified environmental, economic and social constraints but also ... read more