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Archive: Business & Innovation

27 Oct 2014

Innovations in Energy Storage Provide Boost for Renewables

by DAVE LEVITAN
Because utilities can't control when the sun shines or the wind blows, it has been difficult to fully incorporate solar and wind power into the electricity grid. But new technologies designed to store the energy produced by these clean power sources could soon be changing that. READ MORE

20 Oct 2014

Drive to Mine the Deep Sea Raises Concerns Over Impacts

by MIKE IVES
Armed with new high-tech equipment, mining companies are targeting vast areas of the deep ocean for mineral extraction. But with few regulations in place, critics fear such development could threaten seabed ecosystems that scientists say are only now being fully understood. READ MORE

16 Oct 2014

Electric Power Rights of Way: A New Frontier for Conservation

by RICHARD CONNIFF
Often mowed and doused with herbicides, power transmission lines have long been a bane for environmentalists. But that’s changing, as some utilities are starting to manage these areas as potentially valuable corridors for threatened wildlife. READ MORE

02 Oct 2014

He's Still Bullish on Hybrids, But Skeptical of Electric Cars

by KAY MCDONALD
Former Toyota executive Bill Reinert has long been dubious about the potential of electric cars. In an interview with Yale Environment 360, he talks about the promise of other technologies and about why he still sees hybrids as the best alternative to gasoline-powered vehicles. READ MORE

29 Sep 2014

Beyond Treaties: A New Way of Framing Global Climate Action

by FRED PEARCE
As negotiators look to next year’s UN climate conference in Paris, there is increasing discussion of a new way forward that does not depend on sweeping international agreements. Some analysts are pointing to Plan B — recasting the climate issue as one of national self-interest rather than global treaties. READ MORE

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30 Oct 2014: China Is Top Developing Nation for Clean Energy Investment, Analysis Finds

24 Oct 2014: New Mapping Tool Shows U.S. Geothermal Plants and Heat Potential

23 Oct 2014: Drones Can Help Map Spread Of Infectious Diseases, Researchers Say

22 Oct 2014: In East Coast Marshes, Goats Take On a Notorious Invader

20 Oct 2014: Electricity Access Has Small Effect on Emissions in India, Study Says

17 Oct 2014: Pesticide Linked to Bee Deaths Does Not Improve Soybean Crops, EPA Finds

09 Oct 2014: Investment in Energy Efficiency Outpaces the Renewable Energy Sector

06 Oct 2014: Number of Megacities Has Nearly Tripled Since 1990, UN Report Says

02 Oct 2014: Interview: Still Bullish on Hybrids, But Skeptical about Electric Cars

29 Sep 2014: Inexpensive Solar Cell Makes Hydrogen Fuel from Sunlight


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