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Bush Backs Alaskan Oil Exploration


A handful of days after the BBC reported the US government’s decision to offer exploration rights for oil and gas in Alaska, George W. Bush has further boosted the initiative, to the horror of environmentalists. Bush has lifted a ban on drilling in Bristol Bay, an area known for its wildlife, which includes endangered whales.
Bristol […]

Golf Courses - Subtle Environmental Disasters?


George Monbiot has an article about the political issues surrounding Gary Player and his controversial involvement in Myanmar, but in the process, he has touched a sensitive nerve: the impact of golf courses on the environment.

All over the world, the construction of golf courses is associated with dispossession and environmental destruction. You’ll find a flavour […]

Polar Meltdown - Priceless Photo


You might have seen it elsewhere already (I saw it in the paper this morning), but it’s worth repeating. Arne Naevra’s photo titled “Polar Meltdown“, Runner-up for the One Earth Award in Shell Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2007, is priceless.
The photo was taken from a passenger ship in Svalbard.
Nature.com admits that the photo “is […]

Bird deaths cast shadow over wind power


While wind power is currently largely unregulated in the US, it is becoming the subject of more and more criticism regarding the killing of birds due to collisions with wind towers and spinning turbine blades. Although the total number of bird fatalities are hard to estimate, the American Bird Conservancy puts the number between 30′000 […]

10 Suprising Global Warming Facts


Did you know that the higher carbon dioxide levels and warmer temperatures associated with Global Warming are causing more and more people to suffer from seasonal allergies and asthma?
Or that it is causing chipmunks, mice and squirrels to move to higher altitudes?
Or that thawing of the permanent layer of frozen soil below the ground’s surface […]

Did you know?

In 2010, there will be 4200km of new highways in and around Shanghai, China that didn't exist in 2000. Varese, a town in Northern Italy, runs on 100% renewable power. The town uses a mix of wind, solar and small-scale hydropower. The town has reaped benefits from the energy network through added jobs, and an additional 350,000 euros [US $514,000] in revenues that are handed over to the council each year.


SurfaceTension is all about seperating the signal from the noise when it comes to renewable energy, climate change debate, protecting the environment, and embracing green, environmentally friendly technology and energy alternatives.
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