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Better Buy: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. vs. NVIDIA Corporation

These two companies are locked in a graphics processor battle -- but NVIDIA continues to prevail.<p><b>NVIDIA</b> (NASDAQ:NVDA) and <b>Advanced Micro Devices</b> …

A former Wall Street banker is building India’s largest clean energy company

By the time he finished high school in the 1980s, Sumant Sinha thought he knew what he wanted to do in life.<p>Like his father Yashwant Sinha, then a bureaucrat yet to move into politics and serve as India’s finance minister—twice—Sumant was set on joining the Indian Administrative Service.<p>He had even …

Renewable Energy

As Trump Bails On Paris Accord, China Turns To A Different Climate Ally: California

In a rare meeting between a state official and a national leader, Gov. Jerry Brown discussed climate change cooperation this week with China's President Xi Jinping.<p>In an ornate room in Beijing’s Great Hall of the People, an imposing marble-columned building on the western edge of Tiananmen Square, …

101 ways to fight climate change

The smallest contributions can counter a global challenge<p>In 2015, countries gathered from around the world to tackle one of society’s most daunting problems: climate change. The Paris climate accord established guidelines that would hold global warming to “well below” 2 degrees Celsius, with …

Sustainability

Brazil rollback of environment rules blow to Paris pact

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil is considering measures that would roll back environmental protections and make it difficult to meet its Paris climate accord …

This Marine Biologist Has a Message for Climate Change Deniers: 'Get Over It'

Famed marine biologist Sylvia Earle issued an urgent call for humans to protect the world’s oceans and the planet more broadly in the face of climate …

Oil prices collapse as US shale hits back

The steady decline of oil prices has accelerated after a sharp increase in US oil supplies to drive the market to its lowest level since Opec vowed to extend its programme of supply cuts.<p>The price of Brent crude plummeted almost 3.5pc to $48.38 per barrel after official US data showed an increase …

Oil

The Behavioral Economics of Why Executives Underinvest in Cybersecurity

Determining the ROI for any cybersecurity investment, from staff training to AI-enabled authentication managers, can best be described as an enigma shrouded in mystery. The digital threat landscape changes constantly, and it’s very difficult to know the probability of any given attack succeeding — …

Bas Rutten Believes In A Future Without Pharmaceuticals Thanks To Marijuana And CBD

As the national conversation around medical marijuana shifts in favor of legalizing the plant, innovations throughout the industry are being championed by athletes and doctors across the country. And as the stigma of using marijuana disappears with the greater awareness of its benefits, consumers, …

Cannabis

MedReleaf poised for worst Canadian IPO debut since 2001 as pot stocks wilt

MedReleaf Corp. fell 22 per cent in its trading debut, the largest decline for a sizable Canadian IPO in 16 years, amid growing concern that pot stocks are overvalued.<p>Shares in the Markham, Ontario-based company -- trading under the ticker "LEAF" -- closed at $7.40 in Toronto on Wednesday, giving …

Apple, Google, and California are rebuffing Trump and trying to stay in the Paris climate deal

What the We Are Still In coalition can — and can’t — achieve.<p>Last Thursday, President Donald Trump made what is surely to be one of the most fateful decisions of his presidency: The United States will withdraw from the Paris climate agreement.<p>For hundreds of businesses, states, and local …

Eight Capital switches CEOs after failed cannabis deal

Investment dealer Eight Capital has replaced its chief executive officer in the wake of a failed and controversial transaction for marijuana financier Cannabis Wheaton Income Fund Corp.<p>Employee-owned Eight Capital, formerly known as Dundee Securities, stated on its website that former CEO Mark …

Weed Startups Will Make Warehouse Rents More Expensive in L.A. and Boston

Industrial rents in already-pricey cities like Los Angeles and Boston are poised to rise further thanks to one burgeoning industry: …

Global warming unabated: Carbon dioxide tallied 2nd-largest rise on record last year

As President Trump announced the U.S. withdrawal from the landmark Paris climate agreement last week, federal scientists reported 2016 tallied the second-largest rise in atmospheric carbon dioxide ever recorded.<p>Carbon dioxide is the "greenhouse" gas scientists say is most responsible for global …

Climate Change

<b>Exclusive</b>: On the eve of the long-awaited Finkel review, analysis shows Australia’s emissions rose sharply in the first quarter of 2017<p>Australia’s carbon emissions jumped at the start of 2017, the first time they have risen in the first few months of a year for more than a decade, according to …

Fossil Fuels

In Beijing, Perry promotes US-China clean energy cooperation

BEIJING (AP) — America and China have "extraordinary opportunities" to work together on clean energy, U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry said Thursday, …

Despite Trump's withdrawal Hawaii Governor signs laws aligning state with Paris Agreement

"Hawai'i is committed to environmental stewardship," sad Gov. Ige.<p>The US may have joined only Syria and Nicaragua in rejecting the Paris Climate …

It just ain’t so

The constant hype about climate change bears little resemblance to the reality<p>Writing at <i>Climate Etc.</i>, esteemed climate scientist Dr Judith Curry has urged greater attention to the uncertainties of scientific research into global warming (aka climate change). ‘The current focus on CO2 emissions …

California, Tsinghua to set up U.S.-China climate change institute | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - The state of California and China’s Tsinghua University will establish a U.S.-China Climate Change Institute to cooperate on technology and research in the battle against global warming, they announced on Thursday.<p>A decision by President Donald Trump last week to withdraw the …

Court Allows Colorado Couple to Sue Marijuana Growers

Ruling based on federal law that considers pot production and sales illegal, even though the state law allows it; could expose recreational marijuana industry to more private litigation<p>By<p>Sara Randazzo<p>Sara Randazzo<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@sara_randazzo<p>sara.randazzo@wsj.com<p>A federal appeals …

Cannabis

Trump Says The Paris Agreement Is Bad For Business, Business Says Nope

Trump’s rhetoric on the Paris Agreement has inspired a new level of climate action from CEOs (though their climate positions aren’t as pure as they’d like you to think).<p>When Trump announced his decision to withdraw from the Paris agreement, Lynelle Cameron, CEO of the Autodesk Foundation and vice …

India's rising temperatures are already deadly, study shows

NEW DELHI (AP) — India is now two and a half times more likely to experience a deadly heat wave than a half century ago, and all it took was an …

Hawaii Passes Law Committing to Paris Climate Accord

Hawaii has become the first state to pass legislation vowing to abide by the Paris climate agreement, in defiance of President Trump’s recent …

Climate

Canada’s Strategy on Climate Change: Work With American States

OTTAWA — The timing was coincidental, but the meeting had a new urgency.<p>One day after President Trump withdrew the United States from the Paris climate accord — saying he was elected to serve Pittsburgh, not Paris — the transport minister in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s cabinet visited with the …

India's Rising Temperatures Are Deadly: Study

New Delhi (AP) -- India is now two and a half times more likely to experience a deadly heat wave than a half century ago, and all it took was an …

Apple, Google, Autodesk leaders pledge to uphold Paris agreement

The U.S.’s largest corporations and universities join hundreds of cities and states in coordinated climate action<p>A broad coalition of leaders from businesses and universities including the world’s biggest companies like Apple and Google have joined hundreds of city and state governments pledging to …

Legendary Formosa Cafe in West Hollywood to reopen with new operator

The Formosa Cafe, a legendary celebrity haunt dating to Hollywood's Golden Age, will reopen next year under management by local bar operators who specialize in reviving historic properties.<p>Humphrey Bogart enjoyed his scotch and Frank Sinatra reputedly pined over Ava Gardner at the Formosa in West …

Three game changers for energy

New sources, mobility, and industry fragmentation are set to disrupt the system.<p><b>Change is afoot</b> in the energy system. Soaring demand in emerging …

Bitcoin is taking off

Bitcoin is up 2.1% at $1,062 a coin, as of 8:02 a.m. ET, extending its winning streak to a second day. The two-day advance has tacked on 11% as traders ready for the upcoming US Securities and Exchange Commision ruling on another bitcoin ETF, on or before March 30.<p>The SolidX Bitcoin ETF is expected …

What the new, FDA-approved 23andMe genetic health risk reports can, and can't, tell you

Genetic testing firm 23andMe got approval from the Food and Drug Administration last week to sell reports that show customers whether they have an increased genetic risk of developing certain diseases and conditions.<p>The go-ahead is the first time the federal agency has approved such …