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China's Coal Imports Drop For The First Time Since Country Became Net Coal Importer

<i>Co-authored by Lauri Myllyvirta, Greenpeace International</i><p>A recently published analysis compiled by Lauri Myllyvirta and Greenpeace International showed the unthinkable -- Chinese coal consumption fell for the first time this century in the first half of this year. Even more striking is the fact …

Architecture of Density

Photographer Michael Wolf, double winner of the World Press Photo provides us with this series “Architecture of Density” where unretouched pictures …

Robb Kendrick: Life in India’s Coal Mines

“Coal is a paradox. It’s a cheap and plentiful energy source that created and continues to power our modern world, yet our continued reliance on coal threatens the very world it helped create.Coal powered the Industrial Revolution, and remains the leading energy source worldwide for generating …

Zynga Reboots Three Of Its Biggest Franchises on Mobile

Under fresh leadership from new CEO Don Mattrick, Zynga has gone back to the drawing board on some of its biggest money-makers.<p>Today, the company is unveiling upcoming revamped versions of Zynga Poker and Words With Friends along with a brand-new mobile-first version of its biggest hit FarmVille. …

In Saskatchewan, a utility tries a coal power play

SaskPower is drawing interest from around the globe with a coal-fired power plant that captures most of the carbon dioxide before it's released into the atmosphere.<p>The Saskatchewan power utility is set to fire up the world's first coal generation facility equipped with post-combustion, …

Why Shale Oil Boosters Are Charlatans In Disguise

Something has bothered me of late: why is the price of crude oil still elevated? Other commodities have taken a battering since 2011. Gold, copper and iron ore – all are way down off their peaks. But oil has seemingly defied gravity. And that’s despite increased supply from shale oil in the U.S., …

This Man Thinks He Can 3-D Print An Entire House

Scientists already are working on 3-D printing organs. If we can do that, a house should be easy.<p>While enthusiasts believe that there will eventually be a 3-D printer in every home, University of Southern California professor Berokh Khoshnevis has spent the last decade working on a far bigger …

The year ahead: ten amazing science and technology innovations coming up in 2014

From the world's largest underground hotel to Star Wars-style holographic communication, the coming year is set to unveil an array of incredible advances in science and technology<p><b>Beam yourself across the world</b><p>The growth in video communication has been exponential. Skype now boasts 300 million …

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What the big money is betting on in 2014

What does 2014 hold for financial markets? The world’s biggest money managers are making some bold bets for the New Year, according to a new …