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What Do You Know About Nuclear Energy?

Nuclear energy is being classified as a renewable energy source which is regarded as an option to replace fossil fuels, such as coal, gas, and oil. According to the World Nuclear […]

Where Does Your Energy Come From?

Where does your energy come from? Whether we are private household consumers, small business owners, members of communities/municipalities, employees of a global enterprise, it is our right and even obligation […]

Can Circular Economies Save Our Planet?

Our world is drowning in GARBAGE. Or, to express it with more elegance: our planet is overburdened with the consumption of human beings. With garbage, litter, waste, pollution, toxins, and […]

From Finland With Love

Finland Celebrates its 100th birthday on December 6th, 2017. Happy birthday Finland! Cheers to the upcoming 100 years! National anthem Maamme (Our Land) “Oi maamme, Suomi, synnyinmaa, soi, sana kultainen! […]

Coal Mining & Global Methane Emissions

Coal, which is primarily used as a liquid fuel, in cement manufacturing, steel production and electricity generation, accounts for an estimated six per cent (6%) of total methane emissions worldwide. […]

Agricultural Manure and Global Methane Emissions

While enteric fermentation alone accounts for around a third of all anthropogenic methane emissions worldwide, agricultural manure accounts for another four per cent (4%), according to statistics published by GMI, […]

Stationary and Mobile Methane Sources

Methane, a powerful greenhouse gas which today accounts for at least a quarter of all anthropogenic climate change, has many different sources. The largest human-caused methane source is enteric fermentation, […]

Methane Emissions From Biomass Production

Although biomass is currently being classified as a renewable energy source, it accounts for some  3% (three per cent) of total global methane emissions (with methane being a powerful greenhouse […]

What Contributes to Ocean Acidification?

Ocean acidification is a serious threat to our planet and our marine ecosystems. The term ocean acidification signifies changes in the ocean´s natural pH balance, with pH in chemistry referring […]

Methane is an Environmental Wildcard

What does The Arctic Institute mean by methane being an environmental wildcard in climate change risk assessments? Should we call The Arctic Institute and ask, or perhaps find out more […]

Climate Amplifier Methane

In my previous post, Methane is an Environmental Wildcard, I wrote a short introduction to what methane is and how it affects our environment. The Arctic Institute is one of the […]

Arctic Fisheries About to Disappear

Why are Arctic fisheries under threat and about to disappear? Or, should we rather ask, why are so many arctic (marine) species under threat? The likelihood of Arctic fisheries disappearing […]

Methane Release Poses Climate Risks

Methane, a powerful chemical compound also known with the chemical symbol CH4, is at least 22 times as powerful a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide CO2. Methane can be found naturally everywhere on our […]

What is Arctic Climate Change?

According to research-based evidence, climate change in the Arctic is at least twice as fast as elsewhere on Earth. Numerous organizations and think tanks have internalized this long ago, and […]

Why Are Sea Levels Rising Worldwide?

As scientific research evidence upon our Earth reveals, it has been estimated that sea and ocean levels will continue to rise during the 21st century. Some calculations suggest that sea […]