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Trent’s new research park has this small university thinking big | University Affairs

September 16th, 2017 1 comment

The site will also follow six design principles that include its integration with Trent’s main campus “physically, visually and socially,” and the maintenance and protection of natural features and existing topography such as the Otonabee River and marshlands that are home to many wildlife species, including 20 species at risk.

Source: Trent’s new research park has this small university thinking big | University Affairs

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Volvo says it will abandon traditional engines by 2019 – The Washington Post

July 6th, 2017 No comments
Categories: Cars, energy, Environment, Uncategorized Tags:

‘Clean coal’ showcase forced to stick with natural gas – The Washington Post

June 29th, 2017 No comments
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The Story of the Brilliant, Incendiary Trump Ad That Has Cannes Buzzing – Adweek

June 22nd, 2017 No comments

The Cosmos co-creator reflects on her husband’s legacy and how Hollywood can inspire careers in science.

Source: The Story of the Brilliant, Incendiary Trump Ad That Has Cannes Buzzing – Adweek

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A bitter scientific debate just erupted over the future of America’s power grid – The Washington Post

June 20th, 2017 No comments
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Coal in the Trump age: Industry has a pulse, but prospects for jobs are weak – The Washington Post

June 9th, 2017 No comments

America Figured Out A New Way Audi Cheated on Emissions Testing: Report

March 25th, 2017 No comments

The punitive California Air Resources Board (CARB) has figured out how Audi cheated on a particular run of “several hundred thousand” of their cars, according to a new report by the German newspaper BILD am Sonntag. This time we Americans have discovered a trick in the car’s software that relates to the steering wheel.

Source: America Figured Out A New Way Audi Cheated on Emissions Testing: Report

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The Smokestacks Come Tumbling Down

March 17th, 2017 No comments
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Sand mining: the global environmental crisis you’ve never heard of | Cities | The Guardian

March 2nd, 2017 No comments

From Cambodia to California, industrial-scale sand mining is causing wildlife to die, local trade to wither and bridges to collapse. And booming urbanisation means the demand for this increasingly valuable resource is unlikely to let up

Source: Sand mining: the global environmental crisis you’ve never heard of | Cities | The Guardian

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Scientists Are Turning Nuclear Waste Into Super-Efficient Diamond Batteries » Second Nexus

February 15th, 2017 No comments

This novel solution to the world’s nuclear waste problem could power the future.

Source: Scientists Are Turning Nuclear Waste Into Super-Efficient Diamond Batteries » Second Nexus

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