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Archive: Business & Innovation

17 Jun 2015

Cloning a Mammoth: Science Fiction or Conservation Tool?

by DIANE TOOMEY
Biologist Beth Shapiro has published a new book that looks at the many questions – both technical and ethical – surrounding any attempt to revive extinct species. In a Yale Environment 360 interview, she explains why she believes new genetic technology could benefit critical ecosystems. READ MORE

11 Jun 2015

Despite Hurdles, Solar Power in Australia Is Too Robust to Kill

by JO CHANDLER
No nation has as high a penetration of residential solar as Australia, with one in five homes now powered by the sun. And while the government has slashed incentives, solar energy continues to grow, thanks to a steep drop in the cost of PV panels and the country’s abundant sunshine. READ MORE

04 Jun 2015

Genetically Modified Mosquito Sparks a Controversy in Florida

by LISA PALMER
Officials in the Florida Keys are seeking to use a GM mosquito that could help prevent a recurrence of dengue fever there. But fears among some residents — which scientists say are unfounded — are slowing the release of mosquitoes whose offspring are genetically programmed to die. READ MORE

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

by CHRIS KRAUL
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

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30 Jun 2015: Residential Solar Panels Are Net Win for Utility Companies, Analysis Says

22 Jun 2015: Researchers Look to Design of Owl Wings to Make Quieter Wind Turbines

17 Jun 2015: Interview: Is Cloning Mammoths Science Fiction or Conservation?

16 Jun 2015: Human Data Can Improve Ecosystem Service Models, Study Says

09 Jun 2015: Record Level of Residential Solar Installed in U.S. in First Quarter of 2015

08 Jun 2015: Reforming Mobile Phone Industry Helps Profits and Environment, Study Says

01 Jun 2015: Six Major Fossil Fuel Companies Call for Governments to Set Carbon Price

28 May 2015: Designed for the Future: Practical Ideas for Sustainability

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


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