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Written by: Sarah Kennedy While governor of Iowa, Chet Culver pushed his state to become a leader in wind power. Now, a decade later, Iowa ranks third in the nation for wind energy production. And Culver wants Iowa to become...
Written by: Kimberly White Digital Trends announced its top tech picks for CES 2019, a consumer electronics expo that brings together leaders, developers, and tech enthusiasts. Bringing home the gold was the Impossible Burger 2.0. The Impossible Burger began making headlines in 2016...
Written by: Natalie Marchant More than 35,500 species are threatened with extinction, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Red List. Now a new smartphone game enables players to support conservation efforts from the comfort of their sofa. Wildchain...
Written by: Kimberly White Mercedes-Benz is moving away from gasoline-powered vehicles. The luxury car company announced it would shift its focus toward producing electric-only vehicles and be “ready to go all-electric by the end of the decade, where market conditions...
Written by: Sue Palminteri Courtesy of Mongabay Conservation scientists are increasingly automating their research and monitoring work, to make their analyses faster and more consistent; moreover, machine learning algorithms and neural networks constantly improve as they process additional information.Pattern recognition detects...
Written by: Kimberly White  Elephants in Nigeria are getting a technological boost in protection. The Wildlife Conservation Society Nigeria has fitted six elephants with GPS/satellite collars in Nigeria’s Yankari Game Reserve. The collars provide real-time tracking of elephants, enabling WCS...
Written by: Kimberly White The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) has set out on an ambitious new project to tackle the climate crisis. EDF has teamed up with Ball Aerospace to design and build MethaneSAT, a satellite engineered to measure methane...
Courtesy of Landscape News Written by: Augusta Dwyer An international team of scientists has found an abundance of trees – more than 1.8 billion – in an area of West Africa that has received less attention for its foliage than for...
Written by: Kimberly White  The United Kingdom has moved up its ban on new petrol and diesel vehicles from 2035. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans will now be banned...
Written by: Kimberly White UK automaker Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is transitioning away from gasoline-powered vehicles.  The company’s recently announced global strategy, Reimagine, aims to create a new benchmark in environmental, societal, and community impact for the luxury sector. At the...
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