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Rainforests May Save Us from Ourselves as They Adapt to Climate Change

September 12, 2016 – According to a new study described in the August 29, 2016 online edition of Nature Climate Change, plant trait diversity within the Amazon rainforest may ... Continue Reading →
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Advances in Battery Technology Encouraging for Transition to 100% Renewable Energy

September 10, 2016 – The missing element in making the leap to a 100% renewable energy paradigm is storage. And by storage I mean the ability to capture surplus energy from renewable ... Continue Reading →

GATEWAY Pilot Project to Test Community Carbon Sequestration Infrastructure

September 9, 2016 – In a meeting in Brussels next week, those looking at carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) plan to meet to arrange for a pilot community test centered on ... Continue Reading →
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If California’s Policies on Climate Change Work We Should All Take Notice

September 9, 2016 – Yesterday California enacted new legislation to dramatically reduce its carbon footprint. The legislation, SB 32, sets greenhouse gas emission reduction targets ... Continue Reading →
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Target Malaria Could Become Target Zika, Target Chikungunya and Other Mosquito Transmitted Diseases

September 8, 2016 – When the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced it was increasing its financial contribution to Target Malaria, a project focused on mosquito-killing ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: Potential New Phone App Could Detect Anemia

September 8, 2016 – University of Washington researchers in Seattle have developed a way for smartphones to detect anemia using the phone’s camera and an external light ... Continue Reading →
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Stanford University Study Looks at AI Impact on Urban North America: Life in 2030 Part 2

September 7, 2016 – Envisioning the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on North American urban life in 2030, the Stanford University study described in a previous post, also ... Continue Reading →
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Stanford University Study Looks at AI Impact on Urban North America: Life in 2030 Part 1

September 6, 2016 – Artificial Intelligence or AI includes a constellation of technologies including computer vision, machine learning, natural language processing, neural networks ... Continue Reading →

Solar, Batteries and Electric Vehicles – a $6 Trillion Industry in the Next Two Decades

September 5, 2016 – It’s Labour Day here in Canada and in other places around the world, a tradition that goes back to 1872. Advances in technology are seen by many who ... Continue Reading →
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At the G20 Summit China and the United States Ratify COP21 Climate Agreement

September 4, 2016 – Yesterday the two largest greenhouse gas emitters on the planet formally agreed to the commitments made in Paris last December. The leaders of both countries ... Continue Reading →