Monday, May 24, 2010

US research paper questions viability of carbon capture and storage

US research paper questions viability of carbon capture and storage
Document from Houston University claims governments overestimated CCS value
The Guardian (U.K.), April 26, 2010

A new research paper from American academics is threatening to blow a hole in growing political support for carbon capture and storage as a weapon in the fight against global warming.

The document from Houston University claims that governments wanting to use CCS have overestimated its value and says it would take a reservoir the size of a small US state to hold the CO2 produced by one power station.

Previous modelling has hugely underestimated the space needed to store CO2 because it was based on the "totally erroneous" premise that the pressure feeding the carbon into the rock structures would be constant, argues Michael Economides, professor of chemical engineering at Houston, and his co-author Christene Ehlig-Economides, professor of energy engineering at Texas A&M University

"It is like putting a bicycle pump up against a wall. It would be hard to inject CO2 into a closed system without eventually producing so much pressure that it fractured the rock and allowed the carbon to migrate to other zones and possibly escape to the surface," Economides said.
The paper concludes that CCS "is not a practical means to provide any substantive reduction in CO2 emissions, although it has been repeatedly presented as such by others."

The report has come at a critical time when British and other governments worldwide have started to fast-track a series of CCS prototype schemes as a way of removing carbon from the atmosphere and helping with climate change..

On 8 April, Royal assent was given on to what is now the Energy Act 2010, which made law plans to raise a levy on power users to establish four CCS projects in Britain. Ministers see this as a potentially planet-friendly way of building new coal fired power stations, such as the one E.ON wants to construct at Kingsnorth, in Kent.

The Carbon Capture and Storage Association (CCSA), which lobbies on behalf of the sector, says Britain is now at the forefront of new technology with a legislative framework in place that offers the opportunity for long-term investment.

Projects are proceeding in the US, such as the experimental coal-fired Mountaineer plant in New Haven, West Virginia, which began small-scale carbon capture last year, as well as in Canada, China and other countries.

Jeff Chapman, chief executive of the CCSA, believes Economides has made inappropriate assumptions about the science and geology. He believes the conclusions in the paper are wrong and says his views are backed up by rebuttals from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the Pacific Northwest National laboratory and the American Petroleum Institute.

The British Geological Survey confirmed it was looking at the Economides findings and was hoping to shortly produce a peer-reviewed analysis.

Economides, who has a PHD from Stanford University, said he had seen the arguments against his paper from the API and dismissed them as "nonsense" saying vested interests are protecting a new concept foisted on the world by geologists without proper thought.

"I was a [practising] petroleum engineer for many years and soon realised that geologists did not understand flow and the laws of physics, against which you can't argue."

Chapman pointed out that Statoil, a Norwegian oil company, had been injecting CO2 into an old reservoir on the North Sea Sleipner field for some time as a successful experiment in carbon storage. But Economides says the Sleipner scheme involved a million tonnes over three years, while one 500mW commercial station would need to absorb and store 3m tonnes annually for 25 years.Economides, who admits he veers towards being something of a climate change sceptic, says the oil and coal industries see these schemes as potential solutions so they can keep on doing what they have been doing in the past, but "CCS is the last refuge of the scoundrel," he said.

Monday, May 17, 2010


This post is from The Children’s Environmental Health Network

There is near scientific unanimity that global climate change is occurring, that it is caused and/or exacerbated by human activities, and that the effects on human health and well-being are potentially very serious. Children are noted as particularly vulnerable.

We know that some of the major direct health effects of global climate change include:

  1. Casualties and trauma during floods, typhoons, storms, hurricanes and other natural disasters; and
  2. Increased morbidity and mortality due to ischemic heart disease, respiratory disease, and disease of the nervous system, kidneys, etc. during hot weather.

Indirect health effects include:

  1. Increased incidence of infectious and parasitogenic diseases due to increased rainfalls;
  2. Higher risk of intestinal infections due to the breakdown of water supply and sanitation networks; and
  3. Increased morbidity and mortality from suspended particulates in air and other air pollutants during forest fires.

World-wide, other issues such as forced migration, food security, and limited access to resources including arable land and water will have an impact on all members of society. All of these potential effects have enormous outcomes for children.

With the World Health Organization estimating that 34% of all childhood illnesses throughout the world are due to modifiable environmental factors, our role in the field of climate change is crucial. The goals of CEHN are to educate the wider public about the children’s environmental health consequences of climate disruption and to provide interventions and alternatives.

For more resources on climate disruption, visit our partners:

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Watershed Links

Local Watershed Links

Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber's mission is to promote the advancement of the economic, industrial, professional, commercial, cultural, and civic welfare of the Canton/Stark County area.

Crossroads RC & D
Crossroads provides technical assistance to projects related to the environment such as water quality planning and implementation, with a focus on rural resources and businesses. Types of services provided by Crossroads include fund raising, strategic planning, project planning, board development, grant writing, and natural resource technical expertise.

Earth Acton Partnership (EAP)
EAP is a Canton-based environmental not-for-profit organization funded by grants, contributions, and memberships. Their goal is to restore greenspace in urban areas to help solve storm water run-off problems associated with development.

Medina County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD)

Medina County SWCD promotes the conservation of natural resources in Medina County, Ohio, by providing current and accurate information, technical assistance, education, and cost-share programs.

Medina Summit Land Conservancy

This nonprofit land trust is dedicated to protecting land in Summit and Medina Counties from development.

Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District Assessment

This website from the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District is devoted to promoting the mission of the District and explains the proposed maintenance assessment for land parcels within the Muskingum River Watershed.

Northeast Ohio Four County Regional Planning & Development Organization (NEFCO)

NEFCO was created as a voluntary organization to enable local officials to discuss problems facing the Region and to develop strategies to cope with them. NEFCO also serves as a forum through which local, state and federal planning programs can be more effectively coordinated.

NEFCO's Clean Water (208) Plan

NEFCO's Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS)

NEFCO Fact Sheet (PDF)

Portage Lakes Advisory Council (PLAC)

The Portage Lakes Advisory Council (PLAC) is a non-political, not-for-profit corporation in Summit County, Ohio, existing for persons interested in the well being of the Portage Lakes and improving the quality of life within its environs.

Stark County
This site is the place to go to find information about Stark County’s elected officials, County agencies, County jobs, and links to other local agencies and cities.

Stark County Drainage Task Force

The Stark County Drainage Task Force was organized after Stark County suffered sever flooding in July 2003. The website provides an overview of the Task Force's goals and objectives as well as useful information on drainage and stormwater management specific to Stark County.

Stark County Health Department – Environmental
This site contains information on all the Health Department’s Environmental programs and services, including the mosquito program, animal bits, lead analysis, public health complaints, well water samples, permits, and septic system inspections.

Stark Parks

The mission of the Stark County Park District is to acquire, preserve and develop natural areas accessible to all residents of Stark County for purposes of passive recreation, conservation, education and outdoor nature appreciation.

Stark Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD)
Stark SWCD is dedicated to conserving natural resources by educating, guiding and assisting the citizens of Stark County, Ohio. This site contains information about their programs, including agricultural assistance and storm water management.

Summit County Health Department - Environmental Health Division

The Environmental Health Division is the inspectional arm of the Summit County Health District. Some of the programs and services provided by the Environmental Health Division include home sewage disposal, mosquito control, emergency planning and response, and well water safety.

Summit County Storm Water Initiative

The County's NPDES Storm Water Phase II initiative run through the Summit County Engineer's office that promotes a cooperative, coordinated, cost effective, comprehensive, and continued watershed management system program in the County.

Summit County Engineer: Summit County Storm Water Management

Summit Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD)

The Summit SWCD provides local leadership and technical assistance for innovative programs to conserve soils, improve water quality, and enhance natural resources in Summit County, Ohio.

Summit SWCD

Wayne Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD)

Wayne SWCD provides a wide range of conservation services and programs to the citizens of Wayne County, Ohio.

Wayne Soil & Water Conservation District

Western Reserve RC & D

The Western Reserve Resource Conservation and Development Council (RC&D) area includes Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Portage, Summit, and Wayne Counties. They work to plan, promote, and implement conservation and sustainable uses of natural resources, in both rural and urban areas.

Western Reserve RC&D

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State Watershed Links

Clean Ohio Fund

In November 2000, voters approved the $400 million Clean Ohio Fund program to preserve green space and farmland, improve outdoor recreation, and revitalize blighted neighborhoods by cleaning up and redeveloping polluted properties.

Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – Division of Surface Water
The Division of Water’s mission is to protect, enhance and restore all waters in the state for the health, safety and welfare of present and future generations. This site contains sections on Ohio EPA publications, water resource rules and laws, policies and guidance, and surface water programs.

Ohio EPA's 2004 Sport Fish Consumption Advisory

Here you will find information on fish consumption advisories issued by the Ohio Department of Health for sport fish caught in Ohio waters. The Department of Health, in cooperation with Ohio EPA and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, issues this advice under Ohio law (Ohio Revised Code Chapter 3701).

Ohio EPA's Study on the Lower Middle Branch of Nimishillen Creek

The Ohio EPA conducted an aquatic ecological assessment along a portion of the Middle Branch of Nimishillen Creek around the IUSI-Union Metal facility located in Canton.

Ohio EPA's Study on the Lower Middle Branch of Nimishillen Creek

Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR)
ODNR is responsible for mineral extraction, monitoring of dam safety, managing water resources, mapping major geological structures, and promoting recycling and litter prevention in Ohio. They also have jurisdiction over more than 120,000 acres of inland waters (lakes and ponds), 7,000 miles of streams, 481 miles of the Ohio River, and 2.25 million acres of Lake Erie. In addition, ODNR owns 74 state parks, 20 state forests, 123 state nature preserves, and 96 wildlife areas.

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation – Water Quality
The Ohio Farm Bureau has over 200,000 members and is the largest general farm organization in Ohio representing all 88 Ohio counties. Part of the Farm Bureau’s mission is working with agricultural producers throughout the state to minimize pollution to surface water (streams, lakes, wetlands) and groundwater.
Ohio Farm Bureau Federation

The Ohio State University Extension
Their mission is to help people improve lives through an educational process using scientific knowledge on identified issues and needs. The Extension is broadly recognized throughout the state as a premier educational network for food, agriculture and environmental sciences.

Ohio Watershed Network
This site provides information to community members and environmental professionals who want to protect the resources in their watershed. The site contains articles on topical issues relating to watershed management, a virtual watershed tour, information on other watershed groups in Ohio, and other resources and reference materials.


STREAMS, which stands for STream Restoration, Ecology, & Aquatic Management Solutions, is a website for a multi-agency group dedicated to improving the function and quality of Ohio streams through education on the use of natural channel design concepts.

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Federal Watershed Links

United States Department of Agriculture - Natural Resources and Environment

The goal of the Natural Resources and Environment (NRE) Mission Area is to ensure the health of the land through sustainable management. The NRE is composed of the Forest Service and theNatural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) which assist with rural development and help communities with natural resource concerns, such as erosion control, watershed protection, and forestry.

Natural Resources and Environment (NRE) Mission Area

United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) - Office of Water

The USEPA has been working for over 30 years to provide the American people a cleaner, healthier environment. Below is a link to their Office of Water which is charged with safeguarding America's water resources.

Stream Systems Technology Center

The Stream Systems Technology Center, or "STREAM TEAM " is a national technical center chartered to improve knowledge of stream systems and watershed hydrology, develop operational tools and technology, provide training and technical support, and identify research needs for the purpose of coordinating development of needed technology to secure favorable conditions of water flows.

Surf Your Watershed: USEPA has developed a website dedicated to environmental issues and information for the entire Tuscarawas River Basin. You can find up-to-date information ranging from water quality data to population statistics.

EPA: Surf Your Watershed > Tuscarawas Watershed -- 05040001

United States Geological Service (USGS)
The USGS is a federal agency that serves the nation by providing reliable scientific information to: a) describe and understand the earth; b) minimize loss of life and property from natural disasters; c) manage water, biological, energy, and mineral resources; and d) enhance and protect our quality of life. One of the services USGS provides is establishing a network of monitoring/gaging stations on hundreds of streams across the country. Below are links to not only the USGS website, but to all the stream-gaging stations located in the watersheds.

USGS Website:

Chippewa Creek Stream Gage:
Nimishillen Creek Mainstem Stream Gage:
Nimishillen Creek Middle Branch Stream Gage:

Tuscarawas River at Massillon Stream Gage:

Wolf Creek Stream Gage:

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Other Watershed Links

American Rivers

American Rivers is a national nonprofit conservation organization dedicated to protecting and restoring healthy natural rivers and the variety of life they sustain for people, fish, and wildlife.

Center for Watershed Protection

This is a nonprofit corporation that provides local governments, activists, and watershed organizations around the country with the technical tools for protecting some of the nation's most precious natural resources: our streams, lakes and rivers.

Izaak Walton League - Save Our Streams (SOS) Program

Save Our Streams (SOS) is a national watershed education and outreach program oraganized by the Izaak Walton League of America. For more than 30 years, SOS has developed innovative educational programs for various groups and individuals throughout the country.

Know Your Watershed

Know Your Watershed is a coordinated national efforts to encourage the formation of local, voluntary watershed partnerships and help assure that these partnerships successfully attain their goals.

CTIC - Know Your Watershed - Watershed

National Watershed Coalition NEW!!

An organization that advocates dealing with natural resource problems and issues using watershed as the planning and implementation unit. This site provides information about watersheds, legislation affecting watersheds, and various brochures and reports.

Project WET (Watershed Education for Teachers)

Project WET is a nonprofit water education program and publisher for educators and young people ages 5-18. The program facilitates and promotes awareness, appreciation, knowledge, and stewardship of water resources through dissemination of classroom-ready teaching aids and the establishment of internationally sponsored programs.

River Network
This organization has assumed primary responsibility for building and supporting the river and watershed movement. They help groups learn how to organize in their communities, and provide tools and training they need to be effective.

The WaterWeb consortium was created to promote the sharing of information concerning water and the environment. This organization seeks to bring together educational, governmental, nonprofit, and commercial entities interested in water research, conservation, and management. It’s a good site to find information on many water topics.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Green links

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American Wind Energy Association
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Building Green
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Campaign Earth
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Clean Air Council
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Common Fire
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Efficient Planet
This website will show those interested in generating their own power and how to live more efficiently, the perfect step-by-step program.
Energy Center
The California Center for Sustainable Energy (CCSE) is a non-profit organization dedicated to Greening Your WorldSM through public programs and services including free workshops, rebate programs, free shade trees, outreach events and public education.
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Environmental News Service
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National Resources Defense Council is the nation's most effective environmental action group, combining the grassroots power of 1.2 million members and online activists with the courtroom clout and expertise of more than 350 lawyers, scientists and other professionals.
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The Natural Resources Defense Council works to protect wildlife and wild places and to ensure a healthy environment for all life on earth. NRDC is the nation's most effective environmental action group, combining the grassroots power of 1.2 million members and online activists with the courtroom clout and expertise of more than 350 lawyers, scientists and other professionals.
Off Grid Living
For the past 15 years our family has been living off the grid with only solar and wind power. We moved to our present location, built our own house ourselves and set to work to find alternative energy options for our home that we could afford. Our family is no different than yours. We are just regular people who just want to make a difference in our lives. We wanted to lower our electricity costs. It is getting very expensive out there so we figured out a way to beat it. Today we live 100% Off-Grid with our solar panels and wind generator.
Our Energy
Join the thousands of American consumers who have already sent over 1,540,000 letters and emails to elected officials asking about our nation's energy and climate policy.

Start by asking your elected officials these questions to get the dialogue
headed in the right direction:
Pachamama Alliance
To preserve the earths tropical rainforests by empowering the indigenous people who are it's natural custodians. To contribute to the creation of a new global vision of equality and sustainability for all.
Planet Drum Foundation
Planet Drum was founded to provide an effective grassroots approach to ecology that emphasizes sustainability, community self-determination and regional self-reliance. In association with community activists and ecologists, Planet Drum developed the concept of a bioregion: a distinct area with coherent and interconnected plant and animal communities, and natural systems, often defined by a watershed. A bioregion is a whole "life-place" with unique requirements for human inhabitation so that it will not be disrupted and injured. Through its projects, publications, speakers, and workshops, Planet Drum helps start new bioregional groups and encourages local organizations and individuals to find ways to live within the natural confines of bioregions.
Planet Thoughts
A PlanetThought is a thought directed towards caring for our planet. The environment needs our care so Earth can remain human-friendly for the next century and beyond. You can join us to learn more and to help promote more awareness and discussion of these critical issues.
Planetwork brings a collaborative systems view rooted in conscious evolution to the intersection of sustainability & technology. We are a convening organization, gathering people from a wide variety of disciplines and vocations - science, technology, activism, business and the arts to further the conversation about earth systems, communities and the potentially constructive role of technology.
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Planetwork brings a collaborative systems view rooted in conscious evolution to the intersection of sustainability & technology. We are a convening organization, gathering people from a wide variety of disciplines and vocations - science, technology, activism, business and the arts to further the conversation about earth systems, communities and the potentially constructive role of technology.
Recycle First
RecycleFirst is a pioneer in the consumer and corporate recycling industry. Seven years ago we started our business when cartridge recycling was in its infancy and cell phone recycling did not exist.
reegle is a one-stop shop for high quality information on renewable energy and energy efficiency. This includes a powerful search engine for documents and other information (Intelligent and Category Search) as well as a comprehensive catalogue of stakeholders (Actors' Catalogue)
Run Your Home For Free
In minutes you'll know how to build your own simple, ingenious home power supply that's perfectly legal, and will give you all the juice you need on demand for pennies.
Sinless Buying
Our company is a manufacturer and a sales partner with other manufacturers. Together, we put together a line of products and customizable green solutions that can serve you as the one stop shop for green packaging needs.
We provide sustainable alternatives to Paper and Plastic products. By working with various manufacturing partners, we offer the ability to customize products for various packaging needs. Our current focus is on food packaging but are not limited to other industrial packaging products.
Solar Energy International
Solar Energy International (SEI) is a USA non-profit organization whose mission is to help others use renewable energy and environmental building technologies through education. SEI teaches individuals from all walks of life how to design, install and maintain renewable energy systems, and how to design and build efficient, sustainable homes. SEI offers trainings online and in 22 locations around the world.
Sustainable World Coalition
We are a coalition of individuals and supporting organizations who work toward a world that is environmentally sustainable, socially just and spiritually fulfilling. Our work is to educate, inspire and activate, fostering a strong engagement in personal and planetary sustainability. We produce events and educational materials to promote action that restores and maintains the health of the planet and the well-being of humanity.
The Daily Green
The consumer's guide to the green revolution.
To create practical, quantifiable, economically-viable systemic solutions to critical global environmental problems. We accomplish our mission by transforming business-as-usual practices through the forging of new partnerships and leveraging existing Green Business Program guidelines.
Think Green
At Waste Management, we are dedicated to delivering on the promise of Think Green®, to promoting sustainability, and to being good neighbors with each other and the environment we share.
Think Green Building
We believe that good buildings unite specific people with a specific spot on the planet to the benefit of both. Through teaching, writing, consulting, designing, trouble shooting, and building, we are dedicated to helping create good buildings.
TreeHugger is the leading media outlet dedicated to driving sustainability mainstream. Partial to a modern aesthetic, we strive to be a one-stop shop for green news, solutions, and product information. At TreeHugger we know that variety is the spice of life, so you can find all you need to go green in our up to the minute blog, weekly and daily newsletters, weekly video segments, weekly radio show and our user-generated blog, Hugg. We also extend our expertise to companies looking for a little green guidance. Past clients include Domino, Sundance Channel and House & Garden.
Urban Alliance For Sustainability
UAS intends to always provide a platform for those solutions that are successfully manifesting the shared vision of a more sustainable world. By returning focus on the solutions, UAS hopes to activate the energy of those individuals and organizations that are feeling overwhelmed or helpless in this currently unsustainable world. UAS wants to engage with you and hear what is important to you!
Urth members are creating the next generation of conscious media: global citizen media. encourages the merging of conscious practices into digital storytelling creating a new ecology, a new economy and a new mythology - a new Earth.
We Can Solve It
The We Campaign is a project of The Alliance for Climate Protection -- a nonprofit, nonpartisan effort founded by Nobel laureate and former Vice President Al Gore. The goal of the Alliance is to build a movement that creates the political will to solve the climate crisis -- in part through repowering America with 100 percent of its electricity from clean energy sources within 10 years. Our economy, national security, and climate can't afford to wait.
We are committed to helping our clients produce buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable and healthier places to live and work. As a member of the U.S. Green Building Council, our teams include accredited professionals who leverage their expertise during preconstruction by working with the design team to help the owner evaluate the benefits of sustainable features while optimizing the value of each dollar spent.
Whole Life
We are creating a global, collaborative, click and Mortar platform with hundreds of conscious social networks, media channels, live broadcasting, e- commerce and philanthropy for people who value healthy and ecological lifestyles, personal and spiritual development, conscious commerce and global citizenship - a Wholelife!
Wikia Green
Green Wikia strives to become a trusted central place to share our growing and evolving body of knowledge about environmental topics and issues with people who want to inform themselves and live in a more sustainable way.
The Green Wikia community also believes that the threats to our environment are real and that they require action. However, the wiki also strives to foster a community where respectful debate and informed viewpoints can be heard.
Women's Earth Alliance
Women's Earth Alliance is a global organization that unites women working on the frontlines of environmental causes, through the coordination of resources, training, and technology - because when women thrive, communities thrive.
World Resources Institute
The World Resources Institute (WRI) is an environmental think tank that goes beyond research to find practical ways to protect the earth and improve people's lives.
Our mission is to move human society to live in ways that protect Earth's environment and its capacity to provide for the needs and aspirations of current and future generations.
Because people are inspired by ideas, empowered by knowledge, and moved to change by greater understanding, WRI provides-and helps other institutions provide-objective information and practical proposals for policy and institutional change that will foster environmentally sound, socially equitable development.