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Archive: Business & Innovation

25 May 2016

Point/Counterpoint: Is It Time for Greens To Reassess Their Opposition to Ethanol?

by SEN. TIMOTHY WIRTH AND C. BOYDEN GRAY
The criticism of ethanol by environmentalists is misguided and just plain wrong. In fact, thanks to improvements in farming techniques, increasing the amount of corn ethanol in U.S. gasoline would reduce air pollution, provide significant health benefits, and lower greenhouse gas emissions. READ MORE

25 May 2016

The Case Against More Ethanol: It's Simply Bad for Environment

by C. FORD RUNGE
The revisionist effort to increase the percentage of ethanol blended with U.S. gasoline continues to ignore the major environmental impacts of growing corn for fuel and how it inevitably leads to higher prices for this staple food crop. It remains a bad idea whose time has passed. READ MORE

23 May 2016

Why CO2 'Air Capture' Could Be Key to Slowing Global Warming

by RICHARD SCHIFFMAN
Physicist Klaus Lackner has long advocated deploying devices that extract carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to combat climate change. Now, as emissions keep soaring, Lackner says in a Yale Environment 360 interview that such “air capture” approaches may be our last best hope. READ MORE

19 May 2016

After Paris, A Move to Rein In Emissions by Ships and Planes

by FRED PEARCE
As the world moves to slash CO2 emissions, the shipping and aviation sectors have managed to remain on the sidelines. But the pressure is now on these two major polluting industries to start controlling their emissions at last. READ MORE

11 May 2016

Bringing Energy Upgrades To the Nation’s Inner Cities

by DIANE TOOMEY
Donnel Baird has launched a startup that aims to revolutionize how small businesses and nonprofits secure funding for energy efficiency and clean energy projects in low-income neighborhoods. In a Yale Environment 360 interview, he talks about how he plans to bring his vision to dozens of U.S. cities. READ MORE

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e360 digest

25 May 2016: Could This Straddling Bus Help Solve China’s Air Pollution Problem?

23 May 2016: Interview: CO2 'Air Capture' Could Be Key to Slowing Global Warming

20 May 2016: Obama Looking for Kids As Science Advisors to the White House

19 May 2016: Brewing Company Creates Edible Six-Pack Rings to Save Wildlife

11 May 2016: Bringing Energy Upgrades To the Nation’s Inner Cities

27 Apr 2016: Wooden Skypscrapers Grow in Popularity in Effort to Reduce Emissions

21 Apr 2016: A Town Made Almost Entirely Out Of Plastic Bottles is Being Built in Panama

20 Apr 2016: Entries Invited for Third Annual Yale Environment 360 Video Contest

08 Apr 2016: World Bank Zeros In On Climate Change With $16B Annual Budget

17 Mar 2016: The World’s Economy Grew, But Greenhouse Gas Emissions Didn't


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