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Puerto Rico Blog Series: Before and After the Storm Part I Last Updated on 2017-11-30 18:04:31 Puerto Rico Blog Series: Before and After the Storm Part I By: Dylan Horning Other Blog Series Authors: Rhiannon Rosinski-Kennell, Jasmine Edwards, and Adriana Broome   Every resident of our planet Earth is feeling the consequences of climate change in one way or another. These consequences go beyond strictly environmental but rather touches all aspects of human life such as social implications, economic repercussions and political strife with a blanket of overall tension. The degree to which climate change impacts are felt can also vary widely; which might also contribute to the reason climate change is still up for debate, despite the 97 percent scientific consensus on the matter (DiMento & Doughman, 2014). The worlds economically privileged and infamous “1 percent” feel little direct impact, let alone care to notice it, where in stark contrast lye smaller... More »
Puerto Rico Blog Series: Climate Change and Hurricanes Last Updated on 2017-11-30 18:03:52 Puerto Rico Blog Series: Climate Change and Hurricanes By: Jasmine Edwards   Is climate change the cause of hurricanes? No warm, moist air over the ocean can take credit for them. However climate change does play a role in the conditions necessary for the formation of tropical cyclones (tropical depressions, tropical storms and hurricanes). While these conditions exist on their own, they are not getting any better with climate change. Nevertheless just like the topic of climate change, it is highly debated whether or not climate change has played a role in the recent “Super Storms”. On one side of the debate is the argument that climate change has nothing to do with tropical cyclones. This argument is based on the fact that these natural disasters have been around for hundreds of years. In their paper Donnelly and Woodruff indicate that climate change is not to... More »
Sasol Wins Government Approval for Mozambique's First Oil Well Last Updated on 2016-04-04 10:03:33 BY ZITAMAR NEWS ON FEBRUARY 1, 2016EXTRACTIVES, OIL & GAS                 South African energy firm Sasol has won government approval for a project to start pumping oil from a well at Inhassoro, on its existing concession area in southern Mozambique’s Inhambane province where the company already produces gas at the Pande and Temane fields. The first phase of the estimated $2 billion project will see Sasol build an integrated oil, liquid petroleum gas (LPG) and natural gas project adjacent to its existing gas production site. Gas from the Pande and Temane fields is currently produced and processed at a facility nearby before being sent down an 865 km pipeline to Sasol’s gas-to-liquids plant at Secunda in South Africa. The oil facility will be designed to produce up to 15,000 barrels of oil per day, according to an... More »
Kauai hits renewable energy milestone Last Updated on 2016-02-07 12:51:29     ANAHOLA, KAUAI (HawaiiNewsNow) - While Hawaiian Electric Co. customers on Oahu are battling just to get their rooftop photovoltaic systems online, Kauai Island Utility Cooperative members are hitting an impressive renewable energy milestone. Four times in January, KIUC generated 90 percent of the island's electrical needs with renewable resources. "It's a big deal for Kauai, Hawaii and really the nation," said KIUC CEO David Bissell. "It's really a remarkable achievement from a technology side and from an engineering side to do that." The co-op's energy portfolio is diversified. While rooftop PV systems are booming, the backbone of the island's solar power comes from two solar array farms, in Koloa and Anahola. Additionally, five hydroelectric plants account for almost 8 percent of the island's electricity... More »
Climate Change and Sustainable Tourism: Replicable Conceptualizations as a Result of Best Management Practices in the Caribbean Last Updated on 2014-09-15 18:31:33 Patel College of Global Sustainability        Climate Change and Sustainable Tourism: Replicable Conceptualizations as a Result of Best Management Practices in the Caribbean     Brian Zygmunt     August 7th, 2013       Climate Change and Sustainable Tourism: Replicable Conceptualizations as a Result of Best Management Practices in the Caribbean Master of Arts Project By Brian Zygmunt Supervisors   Dr. David Randle (University of South Florida) Randall Pape (University of South Florida)   University of South Florida Patel College of Global Sustainability   August 7th, 2013                   During July 2013, I took this photo over the course of my internship with the Caribbean Tourism Organization.  This photo... More »