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India Pledges Significant Carbon Emission Reductions by 2030 – Is it enough?

October 9, 2015 – The third-largest greenhouse gas emitting nation has set a series of target reductions that will mean 3.59 billion tons of carbon dioxide will not be added to ... Continue Reading →
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Genomics Key to Defeating Orphan Diseases

October 8, 2015 – In the past five years 33% of all new medicines approved by the American Food and Drug Administration have focused on rare disorders often called “orphan ... Continue Reading →

And the Smallest Shall Lead – The Marshall Islands Tackle Renewable Energy

October 7, 2015 – Small island nations are most vulnerable to fluctuating energy costs. They also are most vulnerable to climate change. It makes sense, therefore, that their ... Continue Reading →
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Two Other Events That Caught My Eye While We Were Moving

October 5, 2015 – All the boxes have been unpacked. All the cupboards are stuffed to the gills. Finally I can begin to get back to what I like doing, writing about science, technology ... Continue Reading →

In a Week of Moving All Kinds of Interesting Discoveries and Announcements Occurred

October 2, 2015 – This last week has proven to be tougher than both my wife and I thought. Moving at our age leads to lots of aches and pains. There is only so much that these ... Continue Reading →
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Companies Factor Carbon Pricing Into Financial Plans

September 23, 2015 – In 2015 437 companies so far have factored carbon emissions in their financial planning. That is triple the number in 2014 and speaks to the growing awareness ... Continue Reading →
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The Atmosphere is Common Property – Carbon Polluters Owe Us All

September 22, 2015 – There are no geopolitical boundaries when it comes to the atmosphere. The molecules of air I exhale right now at some point may find their way to China and ... Continue Reading →
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Organizational Change – The Rise of Public Benefit Corporations

September 21, 2015 – One of the most interesting 21st century phenomenon is the rise of an entirely new type of business built on the infrastructure of the Internet and designed ... Continue Reading →
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Remember Scotty and Transparent Aluminum? – Metal Glass Becomes a Reality

September 20, 2015 – Star Trek IV The Voyage Home featured humpback whales and a scene in which Scotty and Dr. McCoy offered a company in San Francisco the secret to transparent ... Continue Reading →
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New Climate Study States Sea Level Rise This Century Will be Minimal

September 18, 2015 – If the entire Antarctic continent were to melt it would add 58 meters (190 feet) to world sea levels. The real question is how much additional carbon in the ... Continue Reading →