New financial product aims to solve 'valley of death' for promising energy technologies

From Eurekalert Public Release: 28-Sep-2017 Case Western Reserve University IMAGE: This is Anurag Gupta. view more Credit: CWRU With a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), researchers at Case Western Reserve University will develop a new financial product to attract a broader pool of long-term private investors to new technologies offered by energy…

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​What natural disasters should teach us

Hurricanes, landslides and other disasters show Africans why we need fossil fuels Steven Lyazi I express my deepest sympathies to the people in the Caribbean and United States who have been impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. The loss of life was tragic but has thankfully been much lower than in many previous storms.…

More than 100 schools sign on to teach health risks of climate change

From Eurekalert A growing movement in higher education responds to a shortage of health professionals and researchers trained in climate change and health Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health The Global Consortium on Climate and Health Education (GCCHE) today announced that, since its launch earlier this year, 125 health professions schools and programs around the…

Can We Stop Pretending China Actually Cares About Global Warming?

Energy From The Daily Caller  Environmental activists have called China as the world’s de facto “leader” on fighting global warming, but energy experts don’t think the communist nation will actually do much to reduce its reliance on fossil fuels. The Energy Information Administration (EIA) projects that while China will peak its coal use as soon…

Discovery: Bernie Sanders spider

From Eurekalert A scientist at the University of Vermont and four of his undergraduate students have discovered 15 new species of “smiley-faced” spiders–and named them after, among others, David Attenborough, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. You won’t find them in Washington, DC, Hollywood, or Vermont–but on Caribbean islands and…