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Ocean energy plus cybernetics can supply a quarter of the US's power Shalinee Kishore, 14 April 2015 (Ecologist) “…Almost one third of the US's electricity needs can be met by a predictable, renewable and yet largely untapped resource:...Show More Summary

Crap Detecting 101: Fixing California's Drought on 2 Million Gallons Per Day? No Way!

2 days agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

A few days ago Chris Mooney of the Washington Post published an excellent blog post, Why it's wrong to use the California drought to attack fracking. He made the case that fracking in California is not a large water user so its elimination is not going to make a huge...

Simple device turns your ordinary home into a smart home

Much has been made of the smart, connected home. The ability to monitor and control all electrical appliances in your house with a tap on your smartphone seems pretty great, but until now, you’ve needed a house full of smart appliances and gadgets to really get any useful data. via Simple device turns your ordinary […]

Four Steps to Wow the Interviewer

Landing a job interview represents one of the most important steps of your job search adventure, especially when you realize your hard work paid off just to get to this point. Once you get your opportunity to close the sale, you must learn to impress the interviewer. Show More Summary

Why Ecomodernists Should Embrace Wind Power

A new Ecomodernist Manifesto outlines an aspirational and important brand of modern environmentalism. Yet excluding wind energy from their vision of a modern energy future is a mistake. Here's why anyone claiming the mantle of "ecomodernism" or "ecopragmatism" should embrace wind energy... read more

Thermodynamic Geoengineereing: The Fourth Way

Geoengineering is the deliberate and large-scale intervention in the Earth’s climatic system with the aim of reducing global warming. It is most often thought of in terms of carbon dioxide removal or solar radiation management but another approach sits in the cooling of ocean surface waters. read more

World Economy Grew, but Carbon Emissions Didn't

Preliminary data from the International Energy Agency (IEA) indicate that energy-related CO2 emissions (from burning fossil fuels for electricity, transportation, industry, space heating and so on) remained unchanged from the previous year at 32.3 billion metric tons. Meanwhile, economic growth increased 3.3 percent. read more

L’Oréal Halves Production CO2 Emissions

L’Oréal says it has reduced CO2 of its production by 50 percent in absolute terms from a 2005 baseline, one year after launching its sustainable development program. Production increased by 22 percent over the same period. Also under the company’s Sharing Beauty with All program, L’Oréal says 67 percent of new products screened have an […]

Tips for a Thin Resume

Whether you are a young professional or a mature worker, you can strengthen your resume and get a job on the career path you desire. Don’t let a skeletal resume ruin your chances at employment when you can improve it. Consider some ways that you can amp up a thin resume. Show More Summary

Obama's Climate Agenda Is in Trouble: Here's How to Save It

Last month, the names of a randomly selected three-judge panel were released in a case called Murray Energy Corp. v. EPA – and these three conservative-leaning judges now have the power to determine the fate of the EPA’s most important rule ever: the Clean Power Plan. read more

Debate: Can America Get to 100% Renewable Energy by 2050? [PODCAST]

In 2008, when Al Gore called for America to get 100% from its electricity from renewables, he was widely mocked. Even supporters who understood it was a rhetorical point understood how difficult it would be to achieve. But suppose the timeframe were stretched out to 2050. Would it really be that crazy? read more

Telstra Finishes Off the Pacnet Deal, Retires Brand

Telstra's acquisition of Pacnet is a done deal, as Australia's incumbent closed the purchase last night.  And the first thing they did was announce the progressive retirement of the Pacnet brand.  ... [visit site to read more]

Will the Rich Save the Retail Industry?

A drop in disposable income among middle-class Americans created a squeeze for national retailers from 2007 to 2013. Despite good news with regard to 2014 holiday hiring, lower gas prices and better entry-level pay, middle-class spending dropped due to increased expenses and stagnant wages from 2000 to 2012. Show More Summary

The Most Carbon-Efficient Year Ever for America’s Power Industry?

It’s been 60 years in the making and it’s finally here: America’s power generation fleet has changed so much since the 1950s, and especially over the last decade, that the amount of carbon we emit per megawatt-hour of electricity produced has dropped to its lowest point in recorded history. In fact, 2015 could be the […]

Enterprise-grade R technology coming to Microsoft

Microsoft has officially completed the acquisition of Revolution Analytics, a leading commercial provider of software and services for R, a widely-used programming language for predictive analytics. The move promises exciting new capabilities for advanced analytics, whether on-premises or in the Microsoft Azure cloud. Show More Summary

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