Two views of multinational corporations and their role in the climate crisis clashed in the world's financial capital Monday. As protesters rallied to 'stop capitalism,' corporate leaders plotted a path to a low-carbon future.
As global investments in clean energy sank 11 percent to $245 billion last year, banks found a new opportunity: funding, advising and leading the initial public offerings of renewable-power investment firms called yield companies.
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Jones Falls, whose watershed is home to about 200,000 people and spans some 40 square miles from Garrison to the Inner Harbor, is set to begin a series of restoration and maintenance projects to improve recreational conditions and overall stream health.
Michigan State University’s transparent “solar concentrator”, described in a new report in the journal Advanced Optical Materials, could become the windows in our homes and offices, the screens on our smartphones and laptops and even placed over billboards so they would generate power.
For three farmers in north central Iowa, conservation is critical to the health of their soil, their bottom line and their families' futures. The men are joining other area farmers to reduce the nutrients that runoff their farms and contribute to the pollution of Rock Creek.
At the Downtown Anaheim Certified Farmers Market, a “wooden nickel” goes a long way toward helping Laurie Cunningham buy fresh fruit and vegetables. Each token is worth $1 at the market. And last week Cunningham had 10 of them to spend.
Although they’re hobbyists, not scientists, Betty Law and Gisela Meyn aren’t conducting experiments on their own. They’re volunteers with Watershed Watch, a water-quality monitoring program administered by the University of Rhode Island Cooperative Extension program.
With the fate of the Salton Sea hanging in the balance, all eyes are turned toward the lake's southern shore. That's where 11 geothermal power plants churn out electricity 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with the potential for massively expanded energy development.
The largest dam removal in history experienced a key first signal of success this week, as three adult Chinook salmon were spotted above the site of recently blasted-away Glines Canyon Dam on the Elwha River in Washington's Olympic National Park.
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