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Archive: Business & Innovation

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

16 Feb 2015

Will New Obstacles Dim Hawaii’s Solar Power Surge?

by ERICA GIES
Blessed with lots of sun and keen to cut its reliance on imported oil, Hawaii has moved to the forefront of residential solar installations in the U.S. But financial and technical hurdles are slowing the state’s drive to generate 40 percent of its electricity from renewable energy by 2030. READ MORE

02 Feb 2015

Climate Consensus: Signs of New Hope on Road to Paris

by DAVID VICTOR
After years of frustration and failure, a more flexible approach to reaching an international strategy on climate action is emerging – and it could finally lead to a meaningful agreement at climate talks in Paris later this year. READ MORE

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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

12 Jan 2015: Maasai Group Plans to Sell Biogas Made From Slaughterhouse Waste


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