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ESG Investments Are on the Rise Amid Climate Change Concerns

11 Aug

ESG invstments are "some of the fastest-growing strategies in asset management." Find out how one company is benefiting from ESG investments and, in doing so, helping to preserve the planet.

When it comes to environmental issues, most activists are focused on protecting the planet through federal legislation. However, many are losing ground in that arena due to the government’s recent rollbacks on climate change policies. But here’s the good news: where the public sector has failed, the private sector is picking up the slack. Newly […]

Online Shopping Creates A Sea of Cardboard For the Sake of Convenience

21 Jun

While online shopping is a great convenience, it creates a massive amount of cardboard packaging that goes into our waste stream.

Online shopping can be a huge boon. You can order whatever you want, and within hours (or even minutes) it can be delivered right to your doorstep. Businesses have rushed to respond to consumers’ demands for speed and convenience from e-commerce. Amazon leads the charge with its subscription membership service to Amazon Prime. According to […]

Tesla’s New Solar Roof is Here

31 May

Tesla is rolling out solar roofing panels. Is this a great innovation or is it an over-hyped toy for rich people?

As Tesla’s new solar roof tiles roll out, the question of economic viability comes into question. At $65,000 for the average 3,000 square foot roof, some have called this product “another toy for rich, green people” who have always wanted solar panels but who felt that the panels currently available are not aesthetically pleasing. At […]

Pebble Mine Can Now Pursue Permits in Bristol Bay

17 May

The EPA has granted permission for the Pebble Mine to pursue permits for a site in Bristol Bay, Alaska.

The Environmental Protection Agency has granted Pebble Limited Partnership permission to pursue permits for the development of a huge copper and gold deposit. This is a reversal from the EPA’s earlier stance. But the agency reached a legal settlement on May 11, allowing the company to apply for permits and develop site plans. The proposed […]

Greater Income Inequality Means Greater Carbon Emissions

19 Apr

New research shows that income inequality is a contributor to carbon emissions.

Researchers from Boston College have found that evidence that links carbon emissions with income inequality. Scientists have known for some time that national wealth and carbon emissions have been linked, but this is the first study that explores this link within individual U.S. states. By exploring data from 1997 to 2012, the researchers learned that […]

The World Needs A More Sustainable Supply of Technology Minerals

29 Mar

A research team at the University of Delaware argues that we need to develop a more sustainable supply of technology minerals.

A recent international study shows that many materials that are necessary for technology ranging from cell phones to hybrid or electric cars are hard to come by and poorly documented. “There are treaties on climate change, biodiversity, migratory species and even waste management of organic chemicals, but there is no international mechanism to govern how […]

Researchers Develop New, Inexpensive Device to Detect Oil Spills

10 Mar

Researchers have developed a new, inexpensive device to detect oil spills and determine the type of oil that was spilled.

Oil spills present a lot of challenges, not the least of which is identifying the kind of oil that has been spilled, and determining the best way to clean it up. Another is tracking how contaminated a particular area has become. Early detection is necessary to respond before too much oil mixes into the water. […]

The Cloud Is Pushing Data Centers Toward Energy Efficiency

17 Feb

The cloud is pushing data centers toward energy efficiency.

Cloud-based software services have transformed lives and business workflows all across the world. Although the impact on individuals is easily seen by the sheer number of people who use file sharing services and cloud-based software applications, the impacts on data centers and other businesses can be less obvious. But for those in the know, such […]

CERAWeek to Gather Energy Experts for a Glimpse into the Future

3 Feb

CERAweek will gather energy experts for a glimpse into the future.

Four years ago, Marc Lipschultz, co-founder of Owl Rock Capital Partners LP, predicted that the rapidly changing energy market was poised to have a huge impact on not just business, but the world at large. “We’re talking about the opportunity to reconfigure the whole industrial complex,” he told Super Return TV. This year, changes in […]

Sundrop Farms Produces Tomatoes Using Solar Energy, Desalinated Water

13 Jan

Sundrop Farms produces tomatoes using solar energy and desalinated water.

Sundrop Farms has just made history. The Australian company is the first agribusiness to grow tomatoes using solar power and desalinated water. This marks a major turning point in sustainable agriculture. It proves that crops can be harvested on a mass scale with minimal environmental impact. It’s a story of faith, resilience, and unwavering determination. […]