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Archive: Business & Innovation

16 Jul 2015

The High Environmental Cost Of Illicit Marijuana Cultivation

by DIANE TOOMEY
Marijuana growers are ravaging forests in northern California to produce their lucrative crop. In a Yale Environment 360 interview, biologist Mary Power talks about the massive ecological footprint of marijuana growing and why nationwide legalization could help alleviate it. READ MORE

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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26 Aug 2015: U.S. Shale Gas Production Expected to Fall for First Time, Report Says

17 Aug 2015: Cost of Distributed Solar Power Fell for Fifth Straight Year, Report Says

11 Aug 2015: Cost of Producing Wind Power Reached a New Low in the U.S. Last Year

07 Aug 2015: New Zealand Will Shutter Last Remaining Coal Power Plants, Officials Say

06 Aug 2015: Mimicking Butterfly Wings Can Improve Efficiency of Solar Energy Systems

05 Aug 2015: Emissions From U.S. Power Plants Reached 27-Year Low, Report Says

30 Jul 2015: Gallery: The Wild Lands at Stake If Alaska’s Pebble Mine Proceeds

27 Jul 2015: President Obama Announces Major New Limits on Interstate Ivory Trade

23 Jul 2015: Synthetic Coral Could Remove Mercury Pollution From Ocean, Study Finds

22 Jul 2015: Algae Could Be Environmentally Friendly Livestock Feed, Research Finds


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