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Radioactivity in the ocean: Diluted, but far from harmless

With contaminated water from Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear complex continuing to pour into the Pacific, scientists are concerned about how that radioactivity might affect marine life. Although the ocean’s capacity to dilute radiation is huge, signs are that nuclear isotopes are already moving up the local food chain. Over the past half-century, the world has […] … learn more→

Cheaper solar technology

An innovative Oxford company has developed new solar cell technology that is manufactured from cheap, abundant, non-toxic and non-corrosive materials and can be scaled to any volume. Harnessing the Sun’s energy, the solar cells are printed onto glass or other surfaces, are available in a range of colours and could be ideal for new buildings […] … learn more→

Three-quarters of IT departments are working to reduce energy use, CDW-G survey finds

CDW Government LLC (CDW-G), a leading source of Information Technology (IT) solutions to government, education and healthcare customers, today released its 2010 Energy Efficient IT Report, based on a July survey of 756 information technology (IT) professionals in the public and private sectors who purchase IT equipment. The survey found that three-quarters of U.S. organizations […] … learn more→

Global metros show economic growth shift towards emerging markets

As the world economy recovers from the worst crisis since the Great Depression, nearly half of global GDP is produced in 150 large metropolitan areas, and the rapid growth in emerging Asian and Latin American metros presents those in European and the United States with major competitive challenges and significant opportunities. The Global MetroMonitor, a […] … learn more→

Drought may threaten much of globe within decades

The United States and many other heavily populated countries face a growing threat of severe and prolonged drought in coming decades, according to a new study by National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) scientist Aiguo Dai. The analysis concludes that warming temperatures associated with climate change will likely create increasingly dry conditions across much of […] … learn more→