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Profits for the Planet
Entrepreneurs are addressing global challenges with science-based—and financially sustainable—solutions.
First U.S. Airline Goes Carbon Neutral
JetBlue will buy carbon offsets for all domestic flights starting in July, but are carbon offsets enough to clean up a dirty industry?
Integrating Input to Forge Ahead in Geothermal Research
A road map for a major geothermal energy development initiative determines proposed priorities and goals by integrating input from stakeholders, data, and technological assessments.
Industry Leaders Dominate Trump’s Science and Tech Advisory Council
The council’s launch, more than 2 and a half years into the Trump presidency, has an initial membership that is heavy on industry, with just one academic and no representatives from civil society.
The Coming Surge of Rocket Emissions
With the space industry’s rapid growth, rocket exhaust will increasingly accumulate in the atmosphere. How this accumulation might affect the planet is unknown—because we’re not taking it seriously.
Meteotsunami Spotted for the First Time in the Persian Gulf
The Persian Gulf, a region with high-end resorts and oil-related infrastructure dotting its shorelines, was hit in 2017 by weather-induced waves that rolled roughly a kilometer inland.
Bitcoin’s Not-So-Carbon-Friendly Footprint
New research finds that verifying cryptocurrency produces about the same amount of carbon emissions as the Kansas City metropolitan area.
Senator Urges Ending Dark Money’s Stifling of Climate Action
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse says that dark money funding from the fossil fuel industry and others “has polluted our politics.” Dark money and climate denial “are two sides of the same coin,” he says.
Underground Robots: How Robotics Is Changing the Mining Industry
From exploring flooded sites to providing alerts, use of robotics aims to “increase the arsenal of tools that can help miners work more safely and efficiently.”