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Andy Soos

Andy Soos

Contributor since: 29 Sep 2011

Andy Soos

Andy Soos is a writer for the news site: Environmental News Network

Latest articles from Andy

  • The Trade-off between Aerosols and Greenhouse Gases

    Published 17 January 2013 | viewed 17,150 times

    There’s a tricky chemical trade-off at work in our skies. As greenhouse gases provide their famous warming effect to Earth’s surface, aerosol pollution in the…

  • Nuclear Fallout from Fukushima Measured as Insignificant in U.S.

    Published 28 February 2012 | viewed 8,783 times

    There is always concern when something radioactive is released as to what its downwind effects might be. Certainly there are effects at the actual site…

  • ExxonMobil's Energy Outlook - What the Next 30 Years Will Look Like

    Published 12 December 2011 | viewed 23,190 times

    There are many predictions, many demands and many possibilities for future energy use and sources. ExxonMobil has just released their prediction of how energy demands…

  • Which Are the Most Polluted Cities in the World

    Published 30 September 2011 | viewed 9,351 times

    In many cities air pollution is reaching levels that threaten people's health according to an unprecedented compilation of air quality data released today by WHO…

  • More Efficient Solar Energy

    Published 28 September 2011 | viewed 7,221 times

    Solar power could be harvested more efficiently and transported over longer distances using tiny molecular circuits based on quantum mechanics, according to research inspired by…

  • Wind Power Takes a Hit as Charlestown Rhode Island Bans Wind Turbines

    Published 15 September 2011 | viewed 49,524 times

    Wind mills are a clean alternative energy supply but not everyone agrees. The Rhode Island General Assembly’s newly enacted laws facilitating the siting, construction and…

  • A Look at Oil Spills and Oil Spill Prevention

    Published 18 August 2011 | viewed 11,800 times

    Leaks happen whether anyone wants them to or not. All that can be done is to try to anticipate them and prevent them by useful…

  • Shale Gas Changing the Energy Balance of Power

    Published 26 July 2011 | viewed 9,852 times

    Rising U.S. natural gas production from shale formations has already played a critical role in weakening Russia's ability to wield an "energy weapon" over its…

  • The Energy at the Earth’s Core

    Published 21 July 2011 | viewed 59,534 times

    What spreads the sea floors and moves the continents? What melts iron in the outer core and enables the Earth’s magnetic field? Heat. Geologists have…

  • Massive Undiscovered Oil and Gas Reserves in the Cook Inlet Region

    Published 30 June 2011 | viewed 14,972 times

    Cook Inlet stretches 180 miles from the Gulf of Alaska to Anchorage in south-central Alaska. Cook Inlet branches into the Knik Arm and Turnagain Arm…

  • Tension Building over Arctic Energy Riches

    Published 09 June 2011 | viewed 5,238 times

    The Arctic Ocean is a vast frozen sea bordered by Russia, Canada, Denmark, and Norway. It has been explored but it’s potential for mineral deposits…

  • Making Wind Energy More Efficient

    Published 02 May 2011 | viewed 9,255 times

    A wake is the region of recirculating air flow immediately behind a moving solid body, caused by the air flow of surrounding air around the…

  • Key Barriers Electric Cars Have to Overcome

    Published 21 April 2011 | viewed 4,855 times

    Will electric cars ever become the common way to drive?  What is needed is an infrastructure that allows easy recharging of the vehicle (such as…

  • A Look at the New Field of Deep Sea Mining

    Published 07 March 2011 | viewed 8,630 times

    Deep sea mining is a relatively new mineral retrieval process that takes place on the ocean floor. Ocean mining sites are usually around large areas…

  • Butanol Breakthrough – Could This Biofuel One Day Replace Gasoline?

    Published 03 March 2011 | viewed 8,512 times

    Butanol may be used as a fuel in an internal combustion engine. Because its longer hydrocarbon chain causes it to be fairly non-polar, it is…

  • A Look at Oil Shale

    Published 18 February 2011 | viewed 11,155 times

    Oil shale, which is an organic-rich fine-grained sedimentary rock, contains significant amounts of kerogen (a solid mixture of organic chemical compounds) from which liquid hydrocarbons…

  • Study to Look Into the Polluting Effect of Fracking

    Published 11 February 2011 | viewed 6,185 times

    Congress commissioned the Environmental Protection Agency to study hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking", after complaints that the process pollutes water. The EPA is slated to make…

  • Exxon’s Hunt for Oil in the Black Sea

    Published 02 February 2011 | viewed 10,101 times

    The quest for oil is an ever on going saga of the modern age. US-based ExxonMobil, the biggest privately-controlled oil company in the world, will…

  • Building a Better Wind Farm

    Published 22 January 2011 | viewed 6,963 times

    Large wind farms are being built around the world as a cleaner way to generate electricity, but operators are still searching for the most efficient…

  • How High Could Temperatures Rise

    Published 18 January 2011 | viewed 7,361 times

    In the ancient past temperatures on Earth appeared to have been much warmer than today. It is possible that temperatures may rise as high as…

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