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Archive: Science & Technology

27 Jun 2016

Can Virtual Reality Emerge As a Tool for Conservation?

by HEATHER MILLAR
New advances in technology are sparking efforts to use virtual reality to help people gain a deeper appreciation of environmental challenges. VR experiences, researchers say, can be especially useful in conveying key issues that are slow to develop, such as climate change and extinction. READ MORE

16 Jun 2016

What Would a Global Warming Increase of 1.5 Degrees Be Like?

by FRED PEARCE
The Paris climate conference set the ambitious goal of finding ways to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, rather than the previous threshold of 2 degrees. But what would be the difference between a 1.5 and 2 degree world? And how realistic is such a target? READ MORE

06 Jun 2016

At 1,066 Feet Above Rainforest, A View of the Changing Amazon

by DANIEL GROSSMAN
A steel structure in the Amazon, taller than the Eiffel Tower, will soon begin monitoring the atmosphere above the world’s largest tropical forest, providing an international team of scientists with key insights into how this vital region may be affected by global warming. READ MORE

25 May 2016

Point/Counterpoint: Should Green Critics Reassess Ethanol?

by TIMOTHY E. WIRTH AND C. BOYDEN GRAY
Former U.S. Senator Timothy Wirth and former White House Counsel C. Boyden Gray argue that environmental criticisms of corn ethanol are unwarranted and that the amount in gasoline should be increased. In rebuttal, economist C. Ford Runge counters that any revisionist view of ethanol ignores its negative impacts on the environment and the food supply. 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

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e360 digest

27 Jun 2016: Abandoned Coal Mines Emit As Much CO2 as a Small Power Plant

22 Jun 2016: New NASA Visualization
Illustrates Severity of Recent Texas Floods

15 Jun 2016: Clean Energy Could Cost Up To 59 Percent Less by 2025, Report Finds

13 Jun 2016: California Condor Population Reaches New Heights in 2015

10 Jun 2016: Researchers Find a Way to Turn CO2 Into Rock at Iceland Power Plant

09 Jun 2016: Fish Can Recognize Human Faces, According to One New Study

31 May 2016: Bees’ Fuzzy Bodies Help Them Detect Electrical Charges From Flowers

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

18 May 2016: Trees Sleep, With Branches And Leaves Drooping at Night, New Study Says


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