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Scientists to Senator Ted Cruz: NASA needs to study Earth

The largest group of Earth scientists has sent a letter to Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz, making the case that NASA needs to continue studying …

10 Energy Breakthroughs of 2014 That Could Change Your Life

Hoverboards aside, 10 technologies debuted to save energy—and the planet.<p><b>From a new kind of light bulb to a carbon-removing power plant, a dazzling array of new technologies debuted this year that promise to save energy and help fight global warming.</b><p>They're not just gee-whiz hoverboards—levitating …

How will climate change transform agriculture?

Climate change impacts will require major but very uncertain transformations of global agriculture systems by mid-century, according to new research …

Introduction to HTML5 WebSockets

What is the HTML5 WebSocket Protocol?<p>In real life, handshaking is the act of gently grasping two people’s hands, followed by a brief up and down …

Where Has All the (Sea Trash) Plastic Gone?

Microplastics embed into deep-sea sediment—and there's a lot more than thought.<p>When Spanish scientist Andres Cozar Cabanas compiled the first ever global map of ocean trash last July, he inadvertently uncovered a mystery. Much of the plastic he expected to find bobbing in the oceans, given a …

In Climate Talks, Spotlight Turns to India

U.S.-China deal on carbon emissions ramps up pressure on New Delhi to get more aggressive in moving away from coal.<p>India's new prime minister, a Hindu nationalist and former tea seller, recently urged his country's schoolchildren to help save the planet by relishing the delight of a full moon.<p>"On a …

40 quotes about life (for a pessimist)

Does Our Military Know Something We Don't About Global Warming?

Every branch of the United States Military is worried about climate change. They have been since well before it became controversial. In the wake of an historic climate change agreement between President Obama and President Xi Jinping in China this week (Brookings), the military’s perspective is …

Google’s secret NSA alliance: The terrifying deals between Silicon Valley and the security state

<b>Cover detail of "@War" by Shane Harris</b><p>Inside the high-level, complicated deals — and the rise of a virtually unchecked surveillance power<p>Shane Harris<p>November 16, 2014 11:58am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “@WAR: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex”<p>In mid-December 2009, engineers at Google’s …

Apple Loop: iPad Sales Crashing, Why Apple Is So Addictive, iPhone Demand High

Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop covers lead times and demands for the new iPhones, projected iPad sales, Apple Pay, the addictive nature of the iPhone, a demonstration of CarPlay, $800 per share, ideas for Apple Watch developers, and the latest …

US Agreement With China Paves The Way For A Global Climate Deal

For years, two of the biggest barriers to progress on climate change have been the US and China, which were locked in a “You won’t, so we won’t” deadlock.<p>At a stroke that deadlock has been broken with the agreement between Presidents Barack Obama and Xi Jinping in Beijing. Obama strengthened the US …

Another Dust Bowl? California Drought Resembles Worst in Millennium

The catastrophic 1934 drought is one of the worst North America droughts on record, and was caused, in part, by an atmospheric condition that may …

Study ties conflict risk in sub-Saharan Africa to climate change, economics, geography

A massive new University of Colorado Boulder study indicates there is a statistical link between hotter temperatures generated by climate change and …

This is your brain on outrage: How political rhetoric is making us crazy

<b>Rush Limbaugh (AP/J. Scott Applewhite)</b><p>Should we expect conservatives’ big win on Tuesday to make them any less angry? Definitely not, and here’s why<p>Steve Neumann<p>November 8, 2014 1:00pm (UTC)<p>Now that the Republicans have taken control of Congress, we can expect a dialing down of the vitriol they’ve …

The Koch brothers’ underhanded attack on wind energy

<b>David Koch (AP/Phelan M. Ebenhack)</b><p>The duo’s anti-Obama spin on a bipartisan issue is beyond despicable<p>Lindsay Abrams<p>November 7, 2014 8:04pm (UTC)<p>Well that took absolutely no time at all. A coalition of conservative groups lead by the Koch-affiliated American Energy Alliance (and including the …

How To Engage And Win The Conversation About Climate And Energy

After a wave election for conservatives, it’s always a good idea for progressives to go back to the basics — like good, consistent messaging. …

Will Oil Industry Learn From Texas Town's Fracking Ban?

As residents in Denton, Texas, voted to become the first city to ban hydraulic fracturing, I found myself thinking about another city far to the south: Galveston.<p>Fifty-nine percent of voters in the college town northwest of Dallas voted for the ban. The decision is significant because of its …

InformationWeek, serving the information needs of the Business Technology Community

Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer, 6/11/2018<p>Emily Johnson, Digital Content Editor, InformationWeek, 6/18/2018<p>Guest Commentary, Guest Commentary, 6/19/2018<p>…

Why middle-aged entrepreneurs will be critical to the next trillion-dollar business

Steve Jobs was 52 when he announced the iPhone. That was in 2007. Years later, the Apple cofounder introduced the MacBook Air, App Store, and iPad. Tim Cook, who was 51 when he took over from Jobs, is building on his legacy. They both shattered a myth that the young rule the technology …

Will a Breakthrough Solar Technology See the Light of Day? - MIT Technology Review

The power unit is a rectangular slab about the size of a movie theater screen. It’s mounted on a thick steel post, and equipped with a tracking …

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Two Forces Moving Business Closer to Climate Action

This week, CEOs and world leaders met at the UN to talk climate. In the run-up to these high-level talks, many companies and some relatively new voices from the business community have been sounding both the alarm and the rallying cry for action. At the same time, the cost of renewable energy has …