Latest Stockholm Environment Institute Stories

2010-12-29 10:00:00

Government's Own Data Directly Undercuts Grossly Inflated EPA Estimate of Coal Ash Recycling Benefits; OMB's Effort to Derail EPA Rulemaking Is Based on Numbers that Do Not Add Up WASHINGTON, Dec. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two years after the Kingston, TN coal ash spill, federal action to regulate coal ash dumps is being held up by concerns that stricter standards would depress markets for coal-ash recycling. "Cost-benefit" analysis estimates prepared by the U.S. Environmental...

2009-12-22 12:55:00

According to a new study, the carbon pawprint of man's best friend is more than double that of a gas-guzzling sports vehicle. But pet owners are angered by the book "Time to Eat the Dog: The Real Guide to Sustainable Living", saying they're being singled out as troublemakers. The authors of this book, Robert and Brenda Vale from New Zealand, analyzed popular dog food brands and calculated that a medium-size dog eats around 360 pounds of meat a year. Combine the land required to generate its...

2009-12-16 00:00:00

COPENHAGEN, December 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) launch A Copenhagen Prognosis: towards a safe climate future, a synthesis of the latest science on climate change, environment and development. The Prognosis will be launched at a press conference at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 15) on Wednesday 16 December at 19:30. Copies will be available...

2009-12-07 23:01:00

BEIJING, December 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Results released today from a detailed economic study show that China may cut carbon emissions deeply and minimise the adverse effects on its economy over the next 40 years. The report, Going Clean: the economics of China's low-carbon development, by the Chinese Economists 50 Forum and Stockholm Environment Institute, says that emission reductions up to 2050 can be made for example through: - Energy efficiency gains through improved building...

2009-05-06 08:14:01

The challenge of meeting future water needs under the impacts of climate change and rapidly growing human demands for water may be less bleak than widely portrayed a team of Swedish and German scientists saysIf the overall water resources in river basins were acknowledged and managed better, future food crises could be significantly reduced, say researchers from Stockholm Resilience Centre at Stockholm University, Stockholm Environment Institute and Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact...

Word of the Day
  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.