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IBM and Raise Green, an impact investment marketplace for clean energy projects, announced their collaboration to empower any entrepreneur to start their own community solar energy businesses. Today marks the rollout of the latest Beta version of the Originator Engine, following the initial launch announced last year.
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Sustainability practitioners report poor progress toward each of the 17 goals, as well as on sustainable development overall.
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Together, flying drones and sailing drones are helping to clear rivers of plastic waste and oil spills.
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Countless women scientists have have been shunted to the footnotes, with credit for their work going to male colleagues. This is called the Matilda Effect.
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Environmental DNA, or eDNA, can help identify who’s in a river, stream or creek. Now, it’s helping scientists learn how threatened salmon and trout adapt to a changing environment.
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“Zombie papers” keep on getting cited, with huge ripple effects.
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Electric utilities are failing to align their businesses with the Paris climate agreement goals and investors’ expectations, according to a new scorecard of major emitting companies.
The Climate Action 100+ Net-Zero Company Benchmark assesses the climate plans and performance of 159 large companies in several sectors, including electric utilities, oil and gas, automobiles, and more. The Climate Action 100+ coalition includes hundreds of investors that collectively manage assets worth more than $54 trillion.
Among the companies scored in the assessment are several large U.S. electric utilities: AES, American Electric Power, Dominion Energy, Duke Energy, Exelon, FirstEnergy, NextEra, NRG, PPL, Southern Company, Vistra Energy, WEC Energy, and Xcel Energy. The assessment also scored Berkshire Hathaway, the parent company of Berkshire Hathaway Energy.
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Surplus nitrogen from farm fertilizer contaminates drinking water, creates dead zones, and contributes to climate change. A new study pinpoints prime places to target with solutions.
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UK energy business development organisation NOF has launched an offshore wind projects database.
The NOF Offshore Wind Projects Database offers access to data on over 900 projects, an insight into the industry’s key players, a five-year forecast of market development and supply chain spend.