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Archive: Science & Technology

11 Jan 2016

Eyes in the Sky: Green Groups Are Harnessing Data from Space

by JACQUES LESLIE
An increasing number of nonprofit organizations are relying on satellite imagery to monitor environmental degradation. Chief among them is SkyTruth, which has used this data to expose the extent of the BP oil spill, uncover mining damage, and track illegal fishing worldwide. READ MORE

04 Jan 2016

How Science Can Help to Halt The Western Bark Beetle Plague

by RICHARD SCHIFFMAN
Entomologist Diana Six is focused on the beetle infestation that is wiping out conifer forests in western North America. In an interview with Yale Environment 360, she explains why the key to combating this climate-related scourge is deciphering the trees’ genetic ability to adapt. READ MORE

21 Dec 2015

To Protect Monarch Butterfly, A Plan to Save the Sacred Firs

by JANET MARINELLI
Mexican scientists are striving to plant oyamel fir trees at higher altitudes in an effort to save the species, as well as its fluttering iconic winter visitor — the migrating monarch butterfly — from the devastating effects of climate change. READ MORE

10 Dec 2015

Can Pulling Carbon from Air Make a Difference on Climate?

by NICOLA JONES
Numerous technologies exist to extract carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, and new companies are entering the field. But can CO2 ‘air capture’ scale up from a niche business to an industry that will lower atmospheric concentrations of CO2? READ MORE

24 Nov 2015

For Storing Electricity, Utilities Are Turning to Pumped Hydro

by JOHN ROACH
High-tech batteries may be garnering the headlines. But utilities from Spain to China are increasingly relying on pumped storage hydroelectricity – first used in the 1890s – to overcome the intermittent nature of wind and solar power. READ MORE

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02 Feb 2016: General Electric Joins The Move From CFL Bulbs to LEDs

01 Feb 2016: Lab-raised Caribbean Coral Grown in the Wild for the First Time

26 Jan 2016: Cost of Manufacturing Solar Panels Is Projected to Continue Falling

25 Jan 2016: Massive Transformation to Clean Energy in the U.S. is Possible, Study Says

07 Jan 2016: New Device Harvests Energy From Walking and Exercising, Researchers Say

06 Jan 2016: Graphene Membrane Can Clean Nuclear Wastewater, New Research Shows

10 Dec 2015: Paris COP21: An Unexpected Move Toward Global Target of 1.5 Degrees

07 Dec 2015: Soaring Global CO2 Emissions May Have Peaked, Data Show

25 Nov 2015: Airlines Could Halve Emissions By 2050 by Making Cost-Saving Changes

20 Nov 2015: Global Forest Cover Estimates Vary Widely Based on Definition, Study Says


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