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Is nuclear fusion the answer? The race is on to build fusion reactors that would provide limitless energy without nuclear waste or carbon emissions.

Is nuclear fusion the answer?

Untitled. Untitled. Untitled. Photo by Lisa Abitbol Coursework doesn’t generally go directly to the boardroom—but that was exactly the goal of ECON 199, Casey Rothschild’s Fossil Fuel Divestment class last fall.

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Students, under the guidance of Rothschild, Hess Professor of Economics, created an actionable proposal for the Wellesley College Board of Trustees as it considers withdrawing endowment investments from fossil fuel companies. The board, encouraged by student activists, has considered divestment for years. Student groups have asked the College to freeze any new directly held investments in fossil fuels and within two years divest all direct holdings in the 200 largest publicly traded fossil fuel companies.

Climate scientists agree that over the last century, the burning of fossil fuels has increased carbon in the atmosphere, accelerating the warming of the planet and other consequences of climate change. Untitled. Untitled. - The Washington Post. Coca-Cola promised to help fix recycling. Here's how it plans to deliver. The company has committed to making its bottles and cans out of at least 50% recycled material in the next 11 years.

Coca-Cola promised to help fix recycling. Here's how it plans to deliver

To do that, Coca-Cola(KO) needs to be able to capture recycled materials and use them to make new packaging That's a big undertaking, especially considering the company produced over 3 million tons of plastic packaging in 2017, according to a new report compiled by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, which works with companies to reduce waste. Coca-Cola is one of many major companies that has made sweeping sustainability promises. Waste-reduction commitments are a way for brands to show customers, who are increasingly concerned about the environment, that they care, and to share that message with employees. Plus, recycling offers companies a way to take more control of their supply chains and avoid potentially volatile raw materials markets.

- The Washington Post. Clean coal’s dirty secret: More pollution, not less. As Storms Keep Coming, FEMA Spends Billions in ‘Cycle’ of Damage and Repair. Untitled. The future of curbside recycling pickup is in question around the St.

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Louis area following the decision of a major processing center to stop accepting residential recycling. Resource Management recently informed its customers that it will stop accepting single-stream recyclables as of Oct. 31, and Kirkwood became the first local city to say it will suspend curbside recycling the week before the cutoff — it couldn’t find another processor to accept its mixed recyclables. The decision from Resource Management to halt its single-stream recycling has had a ripple effect, sending its municipal customers scrambling to find other ways to affordably process their materials. That has meant placing calls to Republic Services, a Phoenix-based waste company that operates the St.

Louis region’s other major processing center for recyclables in Hazelwood. California-wildfires-human-causes-arson.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=photo-spot-region&region=top-news&WT. Harvey flooding: How Houston's layout made it worse - CNN. Experts say better urban design and stricter regulations might have made the deadly storm less destructive.

Harvey flooding: How Houston's layout made it worse - CNN

"Houston is not designed to handle this kind of rainfall," said Professor Sam Brody, an expert on urban and floodplain management at Texas A&M University. But longtime Houston residents say the flooding from Harvey is the worst they've ever seen. "The water didn't come in as much ... last time," said Maralyn Rice, who has lived in the city for 37 years. "This one here, this is much worse. I told my daughter, 'We're going to move on.' No amount of planning can completely prevent a disaster like Harvey, which dumped an unprecedented 50 inches of rain on parts of Texas in less than four days. 1. The rapid growth of strip malls and housing developments has turned Houston -- and many other areas of America -- into concrete jungles.

Houston has seen a 23% population increase since 2001, Brody said, including 100,000 new residents last year alone. What the Harvey deluge would look like where you live. By Philip Bump By Philip Bump Politics Analysis Analysis Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events August 30 at 8:19 AM Texans battle against Harvey's destruction Hurricane Harvey struck Southeast Texas as a Category 4 storm Aug. 25.

What the Harvey deluge would look like where you live

Hurricane Harvey has already broken the record for the most rainfall from a single storm in the continental United States, even as its diminished remnants move on to drench Louisiana. Cookies are Not Accepted - New York Times. Log In - New York Times. Messenger: Busch scion issues warning over flood plain development. Adolphus A.

Messenger: Busch scion issues warning over flood plain development

Busch IV looked out the front door of his farm house in St. Charles County Friday morning and took in the view. Thousands of ducks of various species, snow geese and Canada geese were nestled down in the farmland and wetlands west of the Mississippi River. Nevada's perplexing war on solar (Opinion) Louis's 2050 forecast calls for rain and rising rivers.

Abby Wambach kisses wife after World Cup win. So when her squad's memorable 5-2 triumph over Japan was sealed, she chose an unforgettable way to celebrate.

Abby Wambach kisses wife after World Cup win

With the crowd roaring, as cameras flashed, Wambach -- one of the greatest players in the history of women's soccer -- ran to the stadium's edge and leapt into the stands to kiss her wife, Sarah Huffman. For many fans, the pair's tender embrace was the perfect tribute to the historic U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay marriage across the nation more than a week ago. Wambach and Huffman were married in 2013 in Hawaii. Excited fans shared the moment on Twitter, adding the hashtag #LoveWins.