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Shrinking Salamanders Highlight Changing Climate

Wild salamanders living in some of North America’s best salamander habitat are getting smaller as their surroundings get warmer and drier, forcing them to burn more energy in a changing climate, according to research published in journal Global Change Biology. Widespread Rapid Reductions in Body Size of Adult Salamanders in Response … Read more »

ARPA-E

GE, BASF, Others Receive $36M DOE Funding for EV Energy Storage

General Electric and BASF are among the 22 organizations to receive a total of $36 million from the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) to develop electric vehicle energy storage systems using innovative chemistries, architectures and designs. The ARPA-E’s program, Robust Affordable Next Generation Energy Storage Systems (RANGE), … Read more »

GSi, Ecometrica Monitor Global Carbon Changes

GSi, Ecometrica Monitor Global Carbon Changes

Environmental accounting software developer Ecometrica has partnered with Global Surface Intelligence to launch GSi’s global forest monitoring service that the companies say will allow investors and supply chain managers to better react to environmental and market developments. Our Ecosystem (OE), Ecometrica’s interactive spatial data distribution system, uses satellite technology to … Read more »

Google Technology to Help Prevent Deforestation

Google, in partnership with the University of Maryland and the UN Environment Programme, has developed a tool to help prevent deforestation. Global Forest Watch 2.0, which will launch later this year, is an interactive, real-time, forest monitoring system. It uses satellite technology, data sharing and human networks around the world … Read more »

Industries Make Sustainable Palm Oil Pledge

The UK government and 14 other industry groups and organizations, including the British Retail Consortium, Food and Drink Federation, and Seed Crushers and Oil Processors Association, have pledged to source 100 percent sustainable palm oil used in everyday food and products by 2015. The pledge coincides with the World Resources … Read more »