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26 Jan 2015

How Technology Is Protecting World’s Richest Marine Reserve

by CHRISTOPHER PALA
After years of fitful starts, the Pacific island nation of Kiribati this month banned all commercial fishing inside its huge marine reserve. New satellite transponder technology is now helping ensure that the ban succeeds in keeping out the big fishing fleets. READ MORE

11 Dec 2014

Will New Technologies Give Critical Boost to Solar Power?

by CHERYL KATZ
Promising new technologies, including more efficient photovoltaic cells that can harvest energy across the light spectrum, have the potential to dramatically increase solar power generation in the next two decades. But major hurdles remain. READ MORE

06 Nov 2014

What Is the Carbon Limit? That Depends Who You Ask

by FRED PEARCE
Scientists are offering widely varying estimates of how much carbon we can emit into the atmosphere without causing dangerous climate change. But establishing a so-called carbon budget is critical if we are to keep the planet a safe place to live in the coming century. READ MORE

27 Oct 2014

Innovations in Energy Storage Provide Boost for Renewables

by DAVE LEVITAN
Because utilities can't control when the sun shines or the wind blows, it has been difficult to fully incorporate solar and wind power into the electricity grid. But new technologies designed to store the energy produced by these clean power sources could soon be changing that. READ MORE

20 Oct 2014

Drive to Mine the Deep Sea Raises Concerns Over Impacts

by MIKE IVES
Armed with new high-tech equipment, mining companies are targeting vast areas of the deep ocean for mineral extraction. But with few regulations in place, critics fear such development could threaten seabed ecosystems that scientists say are only now being fully understood. READ MORE

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15 Jan 2015: Underwater Kelp Forests Mapped In New Citizen Science Project

06 Jan 2015: Penguin Watch Projects Asks Citizen Scientists to Monitor Birds' Habits

05 Jan 2015: U.S. Cities Are Significantly Brighter than German Cities, Scientists Say

02 Jan 2015: Historical Photos Help Document Changes in Greenland Glaciers

23 Dec 2014: Madrid Announces Largest Energy-Efficient Street Lighting Project

26 Nov 2014: Aerodynamic Upgrades to Large Trucks Would Cut Fuel Use Steeply

18 Nov 2014: Social Media Can Help Track Severity of Air Pollution, Researchers Say

14 Nov 2014: New Material Can Trap Powerful Greenhouse Gases Efficiently, Chemists Say

13 Nov 2014: Global Maps Detail Seasonal and Geographic Trends in Ocean Acidification

06 Nov 2014: Scientists Call For Greater Diversity of Viewpoints on Conservation


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