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Archive: Science & Technology

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

08 Oct 2014

The Case for a Climate Goal Other Than Two Degrees Celsius

by DIANE TOOMEY
Scientists and climate negotiators have largely agreed that limiting global warming to no more than 2 degrees Celsius is an important goal. But political scientist David Victor disagrees, arguing that the benchmark is too simplistic and should be abandoned in favor of other indicators. READ MORE

02 Oct 2014

He's Still Bullish on Hybrids, But Skeptical of Electric Cars

by KAY MCDONALD
Former Toyota executive Bill Reinert has long been dubious about the potential of electric cars. In an interview with Yale Environment 360, he talks about the promise of other technologies and about why he still sees hybrids as the best alternative to gasoline-powered vehicles. READ MORE

17 Sep 2014

Peak to Peak: An Intimate Look at The Bighorn Sheep of the Rockies

The third-place winner of the Yale Environment 360 Video Contest focuses on a herd of bighorn sheep in Montana and features remarkable scenes of lambs as they gambol along the slopes of the northern Rockies. Produced by Jeremy Roberts, the video follows a field biologist as he monitors the sheep and talks about the possible impact of climate change on the animals’ future. READ MORE

08 Sep 2014

Can Carbon Capture Technology Be Part of the Climate Solution?

by DAVID BIELLO
Some scientists and analysts are touting carbon capture and storage as a necessary tool for avoiding catastrophic climate change. But critics of the technology regard it as simply another way of perpetuating a reliance on fossil fuels. READ MORE

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e360 digest

17 Oct 2014: Pesticide Linked to Bee Deaths Does Not Improve Soybean Crops, EPA Finds

14 Oct 2014: Researchers Explain Puzzling Stability of Some Himalayan Glaciers

10 Oct 2014: Natural Gas Production Causing Large Methane Hotspot Over U.S. Southwest

09 Oct 2014: Investment in Energy Efficiency Outpaces the Renewable Energy Sector

08 Oct 2014: Interview: A Call for Climate Goals
Other Than Two Degrees Celsius

03 Oct 2014: Thousands of Uncharted Ocean Floor Features Revealed by Satellite Data

02 Oct 2014: Interview: Still Bullish on Hybrids, But Skeptical about Electric Cars

01 Oct 2014: E360 Video: Indonesian Villagers Use Drones to Protect Their Forest

29 Sep 2014: Inexpensive Solar Cell Makes Hydrogen Fuel from Sunlight

22 Sep 2014: Planet Set to Reach CO2 Threshold in 30 Years, Researchers Say


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