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Archive: Business & Innovation

27 Jun 2016

Can Virtual Reality Emerge As a Tool for Conservation?

by HEATHER MILLAR
New advances in technology are sparking efforts to use virtual reality to help people gain a deeper appreciation of environmental challenges. VR experiences, researchers say, can be especially useful in conveying key issues that are slow to develop, such as climate change and extinction. READ MORE

16 Jun 2016

What Would a Global Warming Increase of 1.5 Degrees Be Like?

by FRED PEARCE
The Paris climate conference set the ambitious goal of finding ways to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, rather than the previous threshold of 2 degrees. But what would be the difference between a 1.5 and 2 degree world? And how realistic is such a target? READ MORE

14 Jun 2016

A Tiny Pacific Nation Takes the Lead on Protecting Marine Life

by EMMA BRYCE
Unhappy with how regional authorities have failed to protect fish stocks in the Western Pacific, Palau has launched its own bold initiatives – creating a vast marine sanctuary and conducting an experiment designed to reduce bycatch in its once-thriving tuna fishery. READ MORE

09 Jun 2016

A Rather Bizarre Bivalve Stirs Controversy in the Puget Sound

by BEN GOLDFARB
The Asian market for the odd-looking giant clams known as geoducks has spawned a growing aquaculture industry in Washington's Puget Sound. But coastal homeowners and some conservationists are concerned about the impact of these farming operations on the sound’s ecosystem. READ MORE

31 May 2016

Hard-Pressed Rust Belt Cities Go Green to Aid Urban Revival

by WINIFRED BIRD
Gary, Indiana is joining Detroit and other fading U.S. industrial centers in an effort to turn abandoned neighborhoods and factory sites into gardens, parks, and forests. In addition to the environmental benefits, these greening initiatives may help catalyze an economic recovery. READ MORE

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