Power outage costs remain a mystery years later

Following a storm that left Texans without electricity, water, and heat, a report shows the complete costs of power outages remain unknown years later.

Nat Levy-UT Austin • futurity
today ~5 min

Blue economy: how a handful of companies reap most of the benefits in multi-billion ocean industries

As few as 100 companies produced 60% of revenues in eight ocean industries in 2018.

Jean-Baptiste Jouffray, Postdoctoral Researcher in Sustainability Science, Stockholm University • conversation
March 1, 2021 ~7 min

Inside the Ocean 100 – small group of wealthy sea-based companies worth as much as Mexico

As few as 100 companies produced 60% of revenues in eight ocean industries in 2018.

Jean-Baptiste Jouffray, Postdoctoral Researcher in Marine Ecology, Stockholm University • conversation
March 1, 2021 ~7 min

UK to launch 'high risk' science agency

The new agency will help "cement the UK's position as a science superpower", the government says.

bbcnews
Feb. 19, 2021 ~5 min

How businesses could cut plastic waste with a track and trace system

The hard work of eliminating plastic waste must start with businesses.

Katherine Ellsworth-Krebs, Senior Research Associate in Sustainability, Lancaster University • conversation
Feb. 16, 2021 ~7 min

Five ways to reduce your household waste – and stop it being shipped to poorer countries

UK still ships huge amounts of plastic waste to places like Vietnam, Malaysia and Pakistan.

Sankar Sivarajah, Head of School of Management and Professor of Technology Management and Circular Economy, University of Bradford • conversation
Feb. 15, 2021 ~5 min

Climate change: New targets to eliminate Wales' gases

Changes could mean replacing gas boilers in homes and finding new ways to make steel without coal.

bbcnews
Feb. 9, 2021 ~5 min

To make the US auto fleet greener, increasing fuel efficiency matters more than selling electric vehicles

Electric cars get a lot of hype, but EV sales today are actually increasing transportation's carbon footprint. Here's how federal clean-car standards produce this counterintuitive result.

John DeCicco, Research Professor Emeritus, University of Michigan • conversation
Jan. 28, 2021 ~9 min

Biden signs 'existential' executive orders on climate and environment

Oil and gas extraction will be paused and wind energy will expand under Joe Biden's climate plan.

bbcnews
Jan. 27, 2021 ~6 min

How to turn plastic waste in your recycle bin into profit

Consumers can turn plastic waste into valuable products at minimal cost using the open source technologies associated with DRAM – distributed recycling and additive manufacturing.

Joshua M. Pearce, Wite Professor of Materials Science & Engineering, and Electrical & Computer Engineering, Michigan Technological University • conversation
Jan. 11, 2021 ~9 min

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