The Luxury Liner of the Future

Royal Caribbean cruise lines has introduced a new flagship liner in the Bahamas. Called Quantum of the Seas, it may be one of the most environmentally conscious cruise ships ever created. They have maximized fuel efficients, environmental safety, air quality of exhaust, and can even purify both sea water and grey water into drinking water should the ship run into problems.

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Mark Masselli

Rosetta Comet Releasing More Water As It Approaches Sun

This news is from a month ago, but it was so interesting I couldn’t pass it up. The same comet that the Philae lander touched down on in 2014 is now getting closer and closer to the sun, and we can measure the increase in water loss as this happens. Maybe we can get some clues as to how Earth gained its water by watching the process.

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Mark Masselli

Cascadiant Expands Agreement for Indonesia Green Energy R&D

Cascadiant has expanded its agreement with BPPT , the Indonesian Agency For the Assessment and Application of Technology. Their goal is to expand Indonesia’s research and development into alternative energy sources to replace the currently 25,000 diesel generators being used throughout the country. Indonesia has many unique and delicate ecosystems in its islands, and their diesel generators currently produce the equivalent of 20 million cars worth of CO2 per year. Green energy is the way of the future.

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Mark Masselli

Alpine Ski Resort Boosted By Going Green

The ski resort of Villars is one of three in the Alsp to win the Flocon Vert (Green Snowflake) award in recognition of their work towards a sustainable winter sports industry. They acknowledge that climate change is a great threat to their industry, and sustainability is the way to keep their slopes pristine for future generations. Read more about them here.

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Mark Masselli

World’s Oceans Clogged by Millions of Tons of Plastic Trash

We know that there are millions of tons of plastic trash in the oceans, but how did it all get there? Scientists studied where the yearly sources of plastic trash were, and came to a few conclusions. China is the number one contributor to ocean plastics. The U.S. is the only first-world nation to be on the top 20. If you combined all of the coast E.U. nations, they would rank at 18th as a source.

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Mark Masselli

Will Falling Oil Prices Undermine Green Energy?

Many fear that, with the price of oil dropping, green energy projects will be hit hard in the coming months. After all, the oil spikes in the 1970s led to lots of short-term investment into solar energy, only to see the industry collapse once oil prices fell again. Fortunately, that doesn’t seem likely this time around.

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Mark Masselli

Fishermen in Goa Dread Return of Mining

In Goa, the mines used to silt up the Mandovi river. They damaged farms and almost irreparably harmed the local fishing industry, with so much pollution in the water from the local iron mines that the river would run red at times. In 2012, the Indian government banned mining in the area, but that ban is on the edge of being overturned. Let’s hope that, if the mining is brought back, it is properly supervised and controlled by the Indian government to prevent another environmental catastrophe.

Peace and Health
Mark Masselli