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Archive: Business & Innovation

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

23 Sep 2014

Oil Companies Quietly Prepare For a Future of Carbon Pricing

by MARK SCHAPIRO AND JASON SCORSE
The major oil companies in the U.S. have not had to pay a price for the contribution their products make to climate change. But internal accounting by the companies, along with a host of other signs, suggest that may soon change — though the implications of a price on carbon are far from clear. READ MORE

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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

25 Sep 2014: World's Largest Coal Company Plans Billion-Dollar Solar Project in India

24 Sep 2014: Nations Announce Agreement To End Forest Loss by 2030 at UN Summit

24 Sep 2014: The Overview: Alberta Tar Sands

16 Sep 2014: Tackling Climate Change Could Pay Off in as Little as 15 Years, Report Finds

10 Sep 2014: U.S. Renewable Energy Growth In 2014 Dwarfs Fossil Fuel Plant Additions


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