Canada relocates people in flood plains with buyouts

by Christopher Flavelle, NY Times Along the coast of the United States, people who lost homes to Hurricane Dorian are preparing to rebuild. But Canada — which has faced devastating flooding of its own — is testing a very different idea of disaster recovery: Forcing people to move. Unlike the United States, which will repeatedly […]

University’s ‘digital sandbox’ shows how climate change affects human life

by Chris Young, The Telegraph and Argus A TEAM at the University of Bradford has mixed the latest computer technology with an old-fashioned sandpit to create a tool that can predict how climate change can transform civilisations. The Digital Sandpit allows archaeologists at the University to create their own 3D environments, onto which are projected […]

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Gas plant makers embrace batteries with hybrid machines

by Peter Maloney, Utility Dive New offerings from turbine manufacturers are blurring the line in the debate about whether or not an energy storage facility can replace gas-fired peaking plants. Earlier this month, Wartsila signed a memorandum of understanding with Southern Co. to develop two flexible gas-fired power projects. The MOU coincides with Wartsila’s acquisition […]

Life in the slower lane: Gliding into a more sustainable life

by Rhoann Ponseti “What kind of new car are you getting?” our friends frequently ask. “We’re not getting a new car,” we answer. We are greeted with incredulity – only one car? The experience of consciously downsizing while being aware of habitual thinking and actions has been an interesting journey for us. We’re your prototypical […]