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Salvation Gets Cheap

Published: 
Fri, 04/18/2014 - 6:11pm

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which pools the efforts of scientists around the globe, has begun releasing draft chapters from its latest assessment, and, for the most part, the reading is as grim as you might expect. 

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Climate Aids in Study Face Big Obstacles

Published: 
Sat, 01/18/2014 - 2:39pm

Some of the technologies cited in the latest draft report by United Nations climate experts face significant obstacles before they can be widely put in effect to limit the impact of climate change.

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A Pep Talk on Energy Innovation - "What Were They Thinking?"

Published: 
Thu, 02/28/2013 - 10:40am
Category: 
Energy

In what might prove to be his last public appearance as energy secretary, Steven Chu delivered a pep talk of sorts on Wednesday to hundreds of entrepreneurs, researchers and others at the ARPA-E conference on energy innovation in suburban Maryland.

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Geoengineering: Our Last Hope, or a False Promise?

Published: 
Mon, 05/27/2013 - 9:29pm
Category: 
Energy

The concentration of carbon dioxide in the earth’s atmosphere recently surpassed 400 parts per million for the first time in three million years.

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Putting Robots to Work in Solar Energy

Published: 
Mon, 10/14/2013 - 5:08pm
Category: 
Energy

In a dusty yard under a blistering August sun, Rover was hard at work, lifting 45-pound solar panels off a stack and installing them, one by one, into a concrete track.