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The seven deadly sins of mobile games

We love our mobile games, but there are a few tendencies -- annoying, manipulative, or sometimes both -- that need to go away.<p>Always online<p>If you're designing a game for a mobile device, it makes sense that the game is, in fact, mobile. Not every mobile device has internet connectivity -- iPods and …

Sundance preview: Diverse lineup unspools in Park City

Imagine an enormous magnet nestled in the heart of Utah's Wasatch Mountains. Every year its power increases, as does its ability to irresistibly attract everything in its path, from films to footwear companies. Congratulations, you've just imagined the Sundance Film Festival, opening for business …

China is driving a global renewable-energy rebound—but it might not last

China’s massive spending on renewable energy is putting the global sector on track for its first annual gain in three years. That’s according to new data from Bloomberg New Energy Finance, which estimates that some $175 billion was spent on clean-energy projects in the first nine months of the …

Here's What Annoys Climate Change Scientists the Most

It's not fun being a climate change scientist these days, when politicians and pundits routinely call you "scam artists" as they trivialize and …

White House projects huge costs for delaying climate action

A new White House report makes the economic case for pursuing policies to curb climate change now, arguing that delaying policy changes will …

Climate

Chance of 'megadrought' in U.S. Southwest now 50%, study concludes

The chance of a "megadrought" gripping the Southwest for more than 30 years has increased to 50%, scientists say, which means bad news for California's already parched landscape.<p>The odds of a 10-year drought afflicting the southwestern U.S. have increased to 80%, according to a new study by Cornell …

Architects declare world war on co2 - Australia takes a lead

The International Union of Architects (UIA) has unanimously adopted the ‘2050 Imperative’, committing to environmental and social …

Fossil Fuels

Scenes from the New American Dustbowl – Matter – Medium

The drought is now killing off century-old California farms. People here don’t blame the weather gods for not bringing rain — they blame the rest of …

Water

Pension funds urged to publish climate risks

There are growing calls for pension funds to publish their carbon exposure as concern builds over the long-term investment risks of carbon-intensive …

ISIS, water scarcity: Is climate change destabilizing Iraq?

This winter was not a good one for farmers in the Fertile Crescent.<p>A punishing drought hit most of Syria and northern Iraq during what’s normally the …

Justice Scalia and Climate Change

At <i>The New Republic</i>, Simon Lazarus argues that Monday’s decision in a climate-change case shows that seven members of the Supreme Court, including …

China's plan to combat pollution will fight climate change too

Last month was the hottest May in terms of global surface temperature in a historical record that extends back 130 years, according to NASA, and with …

Clive Palmer on climate change: ‘Nothing in politics is written in stone’ - video

Clive Palmer talks to Guardian Australia's political editor, Lenore Taylor, about the Climate Change Authority, emission reduction target and emissions trading scheme. Palmer talks about a global emissions trading scheme and the conditions he feels need to be in place for Australia to take part. <br>• …

Major Court Ruling Clears The Way To Let Renewables Into The Grid

Building wind farms and huge solar arrays means nothing if they cannot transmit that energy to homes and businesses, and a recent court ruling just …

How One Wonky Court Decision Could Unlock Our Renewable Energy Future

<b>Published on</b> August 20th, 2014 | <i>by Silvio Marcacci</i><p>97<p>August 20th, 2014 by <b>Silvio Marcacci</b><p>When it comes to the future of renewable energy in America, …