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Archive: Business & Innovation

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

12 Jul 2016

How Growing Sea Plants Can Help Slow Ocean Acidification

by NICOLA JONES
Researchers are finding that kelp, eelgrass, and other vegetation can effectively absorb CO2 and reduce acidity in the ocean. Growing these plants in local waters, scientists say, could help mitigate the damaging impacts of acidification on marine life. READ MORE

29 Jun 2016

Floating Solar: A Win-Win for Drought-Stricken Lakes in U.S.

by PHILIP WARBURG
Floating solar panel arrays are increasingly being deployed in places as diverse as Brazil and Japan. One prime spot for these “floatovoltaic” projects could be the sunbaked U.S. Southwest, where they could produce clean energy and prevent evaporation in major man-made reservoirs. READ MORE

27 Jun 2016

Can Virtual Reality Emerge As a Tool for Conservation?

by HEATHER MILLAR
New advances in technology are sparking efforts to use virtual reality to help people gain a deeper appreciation of environmental challenges. VR experiences, researchers say, can be especially useful in conveying key issues that are slow to develop, such as climate change and extinction. READ MORE

16 Jun 2016

What Would a Global Warming Increase of 1.5 Degrees Be Like?

by FRED PEARCE
The Paris climate conference set the ambitious goal of finding ways to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, rather than the previous threshold of 2 degrees. But what would be the difference between a 1.5 and 2 degree world? And how realistic is such a target? READ MORE

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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

17 Jun 2016: California’s Roadside Trees Provide $1 Billion in Municipal Services

15 Jun 2016: Clean Energy Could Cost Up To 59 Percent Less by 2025, Report Finds

10 Jun 2016: Researchers Find a Way to Turn CO2 Into Rock at Iceland Power Plant

03 Jun 2016: Increasing Hurricane Damage Could Strain U.S. Emergency Relief Budget


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