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Archive: Business & Innovation

20 May 2015

In South Korea, An Innovative Push to Cut Back on Food Waste

by KARIM CHROBOG
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05 May 2015

Nicaragua Canal: A Giant Project With Huge Environmental Costs

Work has already begun on a $50 billion inter-ocean canal in Nicaragua that would cut through nature reserves and bring massive dredging and major ship traffic to Central America’s largest lake. Scientists and conservationists are warning that the project is an environmental disaster in the making. READ MORE

20 Apr 2015

On the Internet, Illegal Trade In Endangered Wildlife Thrives

by TED WILLIAMS
On eBay and elsewhere on the Internet, illegal wildlife and wildlife parts — from elephant ivory to tiger skins to monkey and crocodile skulls — are being sold. Bringing an end to this illicit activity is proving to be a daunting challenge. READ MORE

07 Apr 2015

Frustrated Tar Sands Industry Looks for Arctic Export Route

by ED STRUZIK
With the Keystone XL and other pipeline projects running into stiff opposition, Alberta’s tar sands industry is facing growing pressure to find ways to get its oil to market. One option under consideration would be to ship the oil via an increasingly ice-free Arctic Ocean. READ MORE

02 Apr 2015

In the Sagebrush Marketplace, A New Way to Protect Species

by JOSHUA ZAFFOS
In the American West, where sage grouse populations have plummeted, conservationists, ranchers, and oil and gas companies are taking part in an experiment in which private landowners are paid to protect and restore critical habitat for the beleaguered bird. READ MORE

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14 May 2015: Biologically Inspired Coating Will Improve Solar Panels, Researchers Say

13 Apr 2015: Canine Conservation: Using Dogs In War Against Poachers in Kenya

27 Mar 2015: Metals Used in High Tech Are Becoming Harder to Find, Study Says

25 Mar 2015: Dutch Energy Company Heats Homes With Custom-Built Computer Servers

18 Mar 2015: Biodegradable Plastics Are as Persistent as Regular Plastics, Study Finds

17 Feb 2015: Demand for Indonesian Timber Far Outpaces Sustainable Supply, Study Says

09 Feb 2015: Norway Divests National Fund From Coal Companies Over Climate Concerns

05 Feb 2015: Ultra-Efficient Solar Cells Can Be Adapted for Rooftops, Research Finds

16 Jan 2015: Solar a Better Investment Than Stocks in Most Large U.S. Cities, Study Says

14 Jan 2015: Offshore Wind More Profitable Than Drilling on U.S. East Coast, Report Says


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