Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In The Tiny Swiss Company That Thinks It Can Help Stop Climate Change Feature Two European entrepreneurs think they can remove carbon from the air at prices cheap enough to matter. Christoph Gebald, left, and Jan Wurzbacher, the founders of Climeworks, at their plant in Hinwil, Switzerland. Credit Credit Luca Locatelli for The New York Times Supported by ByJon Gertner Feb. 12, 2019 Just over a century ago in Ludwigshafen, Germany, a scientist named Carl Bosch assembled a team of engineers to exploit a new technique in chemistry. A year earlier, another German chemist, Fritz Haber, hit upon a process to pull nitrogen (N) from the air and combine it with hydrogen (H) to produce tiny amounts of ammonia (NH₃). But Haber’s process was delicate, requiring the maintenance of high temperatures and high pressure. Bosch wanted to figure out how … [Read more...] about The Tiny Swiss Company That Thinks It Can Help Stop Climate Change
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After decades of banishing retail stores from residential neighborhoods, the nation’s real estate developers, city planners, and the general public finally came to see the benefits of including stores in the places where people live and work. Ironically, the conventional wisdom shifted just in time for an economic shakeup so profound and widespread that it’s been called a “retail apocalypse.”Iconic department stores like Sears are faltering, malls are closing, and longtime chains like the Gap — once ubiquitous in downtowns and suburbs alike — are shutting stores. There are several reasons for the collapse, but one is the rise of online shopping, led by Amazon and Walmart, which have made it possible to get the same stuff these stores sold without ever leaving the house. In even the most walkable Boston neighborhoods with ample retail stores nearby, delivery drivers ply the streets, dropping off Amazon Prime boxes on the stoops of brownstones and in … [Read more...] about How Amazon Prime will change the way our cities look
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Climate Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by ByCoral Davenport Oct. 7, 2018 Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd: , our email newsletter. INCHEON, South Korea — A landmark report from the United Nations’ scientific panel on climate change paints a far more dire picture of the immediate consequences of climate change than previously thought and says that avoiding the damage requires transforming the world economy at a speed and scale that has The report, issued on Monday by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a group of scientists convened by the United Nations to guide world leaders, describes a world of worsening food shortages and wildfires, and a mass die-off of coral reefs as soon as 2040 — a period well within the lifetime of much of the global population. The report … [Read more...] about Major Climate Report Describes a Strong Risk of Crisis as Early as 2040
Industrial Automation Industrial IoT Another manufacturing industrial revolution rising? Read more about increased competition between consumer technology companies and industrial manufacturers. AUSTIN, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, October 2, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Are we on the verge of another industrial revolution in manufacturing? Signs of increased cooperation — and competition — between consumer technology companies and traditional industrial manufacturers indicate the answer is yes. IS THE DAWN OF THE FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION AT HAND? You say you want a revolution? Many economists and technology consultants feel we are on the cusp of a new, fourth industrial revolution. We’ve had three industrial revolutions since the 1800s: First Industrial Revolution: Early mechanization powered by water and steam. Second Industrial Revolution: Assembly-line mass production powered by electricity. Third Industrial Revolution: Computer-aided design (CAD) and automation … [Read more...] about Is Digitization of Manufacturing and IoT the New Industrial Revolution?
David J. Lynch and Damian Paletta, The Washington Post Published 4:13 pm PDT, Monday, September 17, 2018 U.S. and Chinese national flags fly outside a company building in the Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone in Shanghai on Oct. 22, 2013. U.S. and Chinese national flags fly outside a company building in the Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone in Shanghai on Oct. 22, 2013. Photo: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg Photo: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 U.S. and Chinese national flags fly outside a company building in the Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone in Shanghai on Oct. 22, 2013. U.S. and Chinese national flags fly outside a company building in the Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone in Shanghai on Oct. 22, 2013. Photo: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg US … [Read more...] about US slaps tariffs on additional $200 billion more in Chinese goods; retaliation likely