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Experts Debate Merits of Carbon Capture Technology

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December 20, 2010
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Billions have been pledged to develop carbon capture and storage technology in Canada, a scheme that some say has the potential to drastically cut greenhouse emissions. Still, other experts point to Alberta's oil sands as a more efficient energy source.


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Lift Technology Reaches New Heights

Lift Technology Reaches New Heights

Reuters (June 11, 2013) New technology means lifts can go higher than ever -- as high as a kilometer in the sky. Experts say that will revolutionize the height of current skyscrapers, meaning that tall buildings only dreamed of before become not only reality, but common place.
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Ecologists Using Drones in Fight Against Illegal Loggers

Ecologists Using Drones in Fight Against Illegal Loggers

Reuters (May 21, 2012) A new aerial surveillance system to protect forests and endangered species in remote parts of the world is being pioneered by a pair of ecologists in Switzerland. The researchers have designed and built their own flying drone that can capture evidence of illegal activity on film.
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Tidal Energy Project Makes Waves in New York

Tidal Energy Project Makes Waves in New York

Reuters (Mar. 25, 2012) New York City, one of the hungriest consumers of energy in the world, is going green with a project designed to capture tidal energy from the city's East River. The project is the first of its kind in the United States and if successful, could herald a revolution in sustainable, marine-based energy production. Tara Cleary reports.
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