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Archive: Business & Innovation

07 Apr 2014

On Fracking Front, A Push To Reduce Leaks of Methane

by ROGER REAL DROUIN
Scientists, engineers, and government regulators are increasingly turning their attention to solving one of the chief environmental problems associated with fracking for natural gas and oil – significant leaks of methane, a potent greenhouse gas. READ MORE

27 Mar 2014

On Ravaged Tar Sands Lands, Big Challenges for Reclamation

by ED STRUZIK
The mining of Canada’s tar sands has destroyed large areas of sensitive wetlands in Alberta. Oil sands companies have vowed to reclaim this land, but little restoration has occurred so far and many scientists say it is virtually impossible to rebuild these complex ecosystems. READ MORE

20 Mar 2014

Divestment Is No Substitute For Real Action on Climate Change

by ROBERT N. STAVINS
Having universities divest from fossil fuels is a feel-good measure that would do nothing to address the problem of global climate change. Instead, we should be focusing on efforts to push for strong government action. READ MORE

10 Mar 2014

A New Leaf in the Rainforest: Longtime Villain Vows Reform

by RHETT BUTLER
Few companies have done as much damage to the world’s tropical forests as Asia Pulp & Paper. But under intense pressure from its customers and conservation groups, APP has embarked on a series of changes that could significantly reduce deforestation in Indonesia and serve as a model for forestry reform. READ MORE

27 Feb 2014

In a Host of Small Sources, Scientists See Energy Windfall

by CHERYL KATZ
The emerging field of “energy scavenging” is drawing on a wide array of untapped energy sources­ — including radio waves, vibrations created by moving objects, and waste heat from computers or car exhaust systems — to generate electricity and boost efficiency. READ MORE

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04 Apr 2014: Solar Panels Could Beam Power From Space Down to Earth, U.S. Navy Says

02 Apr 2014: Comment: e360 Point/Counterpoint Debate On University Fossil Fuel Divestment

27 Mar 2014: Wind Turbine in a Blimp Can Bring Power to Remote Locations

25 Mar 2014: Consumer Products Giants Commit to Deforestation-Free Palm Oil

24 Mar 2014: Ride-Sharing Could Cut Taxi Trips by 40 Percent in NYC, Analysis Shows

21 Mar 2014: Koch Brothers Biggest Lease Holders in Alberta Tar Sands, Report Finds

13 Mar 2014: Solar City Partnering With Best Buy to Sell Residential Solar Leases

11 Mar 2014: 'Space Frame' Wind Tower Allows Turbines to Be Built in Remote Places

10 Mar 2014: Arsenic Remediation Project Will Begin Decontaminating Water in India


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