Crews fighting a major wind-swept wildfire that has threatened hundreds of Arizona homes in a scenic area could look to the skies with optimism on Friday, buoyed by forecasts of improved weather conditions, a top fire official said. About 900 firefighters took to the fire lines amid higher moisture and favorable winds as they continued efforts to hold off a 7,500-acre blaze that threatens 300 homes and businesses in Oak Creek Canyon, a popular recreation spot about 120 miles north of Phoenix.
Energy Minister Michael Fallon says fracking firms should be allowed to explore parts of southern England for shale gas reserves....
Wind and solar power firms in India are counting on the new government of Narendra Modi to be friendly to alternative energy when it takes up shop later next month. While most of India’s wind turbine manufacturers are private, one large volume company has become the go-to choice to play mean and green in Modi’s India. Suzlon Energy has been trading like a triple levered exchange traded fund, and making every investor happy.
The leading charity Oxfam has released a new report which says that the world’s largest food companies are having a huge impact on global climate change. The report, entitled ‘Standing On The Sidelines’, says that the so called ‘Big Ten’ food producers together produced nearly 264 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions in 2012 – more than Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Norway combined.