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In a Week of Moving All Kinds of Interesting Discoveries and Announcements Occurred

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October 2, 2015 - This last week has proven to be tougher than both my wife and I thought. Moving at our age leads to lots of aches and pains. There is only so much that these old bones and muscles can endure before they protest seeking acetaminophen or something stronger to stop the ache.

Companies Factor Carbon Pricing Into Financial Plans

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September 23, 2015 - In 2015 437 companies so far have factored carbon emissions in their financial planning.

The Atmosphere is Common Property - Carbon Polluters Owe Us All

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September 22, 2015 - There are no geopolitical boundaries when it comes to the atmosphere. The molecules of air I exhale right now at some point may find their way to China and back again.

Organizational Change - The Rise of Public Benefit Corporations

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September 21, 2015 - One of the most interesting 21st century phenomenon is the rise of an entirely new type of business built on the infrastructure of the Internet and designed not just to make money but to provide a public benefit as well. In the past public benefit was something delivered by government. Think libraries and hospitals.

Remember Scotty and Transparent Aluminum? - Metal Glass Becomes a Reality

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September 20, 2015 - Star Trek IV The Voyage Home featured humpback whales and a scene in which Scotty and Dr. McCoy offered a company in San Francisco the secret to transparent aluminum, a material not yet invented at the time. Dr. McCoy questioned whether the disclosure would alter the future.

New Climate Study States Sea Level Rise This Century Will be Minimal

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September 18, 2015 - If the entire Antarctic continent were to melt it would add 58 meters (190 feet) to world sea levels. The real question is how much additional carbon in the atmosphere would be needed for this scenario to play out?

How 21st Century Technology Will Disrupt the Insurance Industry

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September 16, 2015 - If you think of industries that are insulated from technological progress you might say insurance. And yet there are a number of technological innovations that are altering even this staid group of companies. Some of these technologies are industry bred. But the real disruptions are those that are unforeseen.

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Hawaii Proving Good Test Case for Conversion to Renewable Energy

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September 15, 2015 - What better place could you find than Hawaii to test and debug continuous 24-hour renewable energy systems. Blessed with sunshine, wind, tides and wave energy the state is a perfect laboratory to create an energy infrastructure free from fossil fuels.

Scotland's GMO Ban is Not About Science

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September 14, 2015 - Genetically modified organisms (GMO) have been banned in Scotland but not because of scientific observation. So admitted Scotland's First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, this week.

New Horizons Keeps Giving us More of Pluto - Wow!

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September 12, 2015 - From icy new mountain ranges to spectacular images of Pluto and its largest moon, Charon, New Horizons is unlocking the mysteries of the dwarf planet as more of its data gets shared with us here on Earth.


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