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Archive: Business & Innovation

24 Apr 2014

Mining Showdown in Andes Over Unique Páramo Lands

by CHRIS KRAUL
High-altitude neotropical ecosystems known as páramos are increasingly at risk in Colombia and elsewhere in South America as major mining companies seek to exploit rich deposits of gold and other minerals. Such projects, scientists warn, could have serious impacts on critical water supplies. READ MORE

22 Apr 2014

Unsustainable Seafood: A New Crackdown on Illegal Fishing

by RICHARD CONNIFF
A recent study shows that a surprisingly large amount of the seafood sold in U.S. markets is caught illegally. In a series of actions over the last few months, governments and international regulators have started taking aim at stopping this illicit trade in contraband fish. READ MORE

07 Apr 2014

On Fracking Front, A Push To Reduce Leaks of Methane

by ROGER REAL DROUIN
Scientists, engineers, and government regulators are increasingly turning their attention to solving one of the chief environmental problems associated with fracking for natural gas and oil – significant leaks of methane, a potent greenhouse gas. READ MORE

27 Mar 2014

On Ravaged Tar Sands Lands, Big Challenges for Reclamation

by ED STRUZIK
The mining of Canada’s tar sands has destroyed large areas of sensitive wetlands in Alberta. Oil sands companies have vowed to reclaim this land, but little restoration has occurred so far and many scientists say it is virtually impossible to rebuild these complex ecosystems. READ MORE

20 Mar 2014

Divestment Is No Substitute For Real Action on Climate Change

by ROBERT N. STAVINS
Having universities divest from fossil fuels is a feel-good measure that would do nothing to address the problem of global climate change. Instead, we should be focusing on efforts to push for strong government action. READ MORE

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10 Apr 2014: Mapping Program Helps Cities See Money Saved by Planting Trees

04 Apr 2014: Solar Panels Could Beam Power From Space Down to Earth, U.S. Navy Says

02 Apr 2014: Comment: e360 Point/Counterpoint Debate On University Fossil Fuel Divestment

27 Mar 2014: Wind Turbine in a Blimp Can Bring Power to Remote Locations

25 Mar 2014: Consumer Products Giants Commit to Deforestation-Free Palm Oil

24 Mar 2014: Ride-Sharing Could Cut Taxi Trips by 40 Percent in NYC, Analysis Shows

21 Mar 2014: Koch Brothers Biggest Lease Holders in Alberta Tar Sands, Report Finds

13 Mar 2014: Solar City Partnering With Best Buy to Sell Residential Solar Leases

11 Mar 2014: 'Space Frame' Wind Tower Allows Turbines to Be Built in Remote Places


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