Asia Pushes Hard for Clean Energy

November 18, 2014

An article by Beth Gardiner, The New York Times. Even as China’s economy begins to cool, its hunger for energy is still climbing. So also is its capacity to generate power from multiple sources, ranging from coal and nuclear to wind, solar and hydroelectric. Those trends look similar across Asia, where soaring energy needs are Read on…

The Circular Economy of Recycled Paper

November 18, 2014

An article by Christopher F. Schuetze, The New York Times. Three times a week, tanker trucks make an hourlong journey from a baby-food factory in Nunspeet, in the central Netherlands, to a paper mill in the southeastern city of Roermond. The trucks carry 90 cubic meters, or about 24,000 gallons, a week of phosphate produced Read on…

IUCN Recognizes World’s Top Reserves

November 15, 2014

An article by Kennedy Warne, National Geographic. For 50 years, conservation efforts on behalf of the world’s endangered species have been guided—and goaded—by the Red List of Threatened Species from the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). This list—with its familiar categories including “least concern,” “vulnerable,” “critically endangered,” and the irreversible “extinct”—has provided Read on…

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