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Archive: Business & Innovation

18 Aug 2016

The Dungeness Crab Faces Uncertain Future on West Coast

The winner of the 2016 Yale Environment 360 Video Contest explores how ocean acidification may be putting at risk a prized crustacean that is vital to the fishing industry and the marine ecosystem on the U.S. Pacific Coast. READ MORE

16 Aug 2016

Rocky Flats: A Wildlife Refuge Confronts Its Radioactive Past

by FRED PEARCE
The Rocky Flats Plant outside Denver was a key U.S. nuclear facility during the Cold War. Now, following a $7 billion cleanup, the government is preparing to open a wildlife refuge on the site to the public, amid warnings from some scientists that residual plutonium may still pose serious health risks. READ MORE

09 Aug 2016

Pressure Mounts to Reform Our Throwaway Clothing Culture

by MARC GUNTHER
Americans dispose of about 12.8 million tons of textiles annually — 80 pounds for each man, woman, and child. In the U.S. and around the world, a growing number of environmentalists and clothing industry executives say it’s time to end the wasteful clothing culture and begin making new apparel out of old items on a large scale. READ MORE

01 Aug 2016

The New Green Grid: Utilities Deploy ‘Virtual Power Plants’

by MARIA GALLUCCI
By linking together networks of energy-efficient buildings, solar installations, and batteries, a growing number of companies in the U.S. and Europe are helping utilities reduce energy demand at peak hours and supply targeted areas with renewably generated electricity. READ MORE

25 Jul 2016

Sticker Shock: The Soaring Costs Of Germany’s Nuclear Shutdown

by JOEL STONINGTON
German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s 2011 decision to rapidly phase out the country’s 17 nuclear power reactors has left the government and utilities with a massive problem: How to clean up and store large amounts of nuclear waste and other radioactive material. READ MORE

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e360 digest

25 Aug 2016: Scientists Find New Way To Convert Carbon Dioxide into Energy

22 Aug 2016: For China’s Massive Data Centers, A Push to Cut Energy and Water Use

12 Aug 2016: July Electric Car Sales in China Rose by 188 Percent Over Last Year

03 Aug 2016: Roughly 2 Percent of U.S. Homes At Risk from Sea Level Rise, Report Finds

27 Jul 2016: Ukraine Looking to Turn Chernobyl Into a Massive Solar Farm

25 Jul 2016: Global Economy Has Reduced Its Energy Intensity By One-Third Since 1990

22 Jul 2016: Ford is Developing Car Parts Made Out of Captured Carbon Dioxide

11 Jul 2016: Tax Credits Double Projections Of Solar Growth in One U.S. Market

05 Jul 2016: Paris Bans All Pre-1997 Cars During Weekdays to Fight Pollution

29 Jun 2016: U.S. Solar Energy Market Experiencing an Unprecedented Boom


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