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Rising Temperatures To Impose High Costs On Aviation Industry Over Coming Decades, Research Finds

The increasingly extreme temperatures that we can expect in many parts of the world over the coming decades as a result of anthropogenic climate change will considerably drive up aviation industry operating costs — owing to a need to regularly reduce takeoff weights when temperatures climb too high. That news is according to a new study from Columbia University

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Porsche To Begin Competing In Formula E Racing Events In 2019

Porsche will begin competing in Formula E racing events beginning in 2019, and is ceasing to compete in the LMP1 class of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) at the end of the 2017 season, according to a new press release from the iconic German brand Porsche To Begin Competing In Formula E …

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US NHTSA Expanding Ford Explorer Exhaust Odor Probe To 1.33 Million Vehicles

The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has moved to expand its probe into reports that exhaust and carbon monoxide leakage into the cabins of Ford Explorer SUVs and those leaks may be linked to numerous car crashes. The expansion is to now encompass 1.33 million vehicles, according to a newly released statement from the regulatory body

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How J-PAL thinks globally and acts locally

It is a huge question in development economics: If a program yields good results in one country, will it work in another? Does a vaccination policy in India translate to Africa? Does a teen-pregnancy prevention program in Kenya work in Rwanda? And: Why or why not? Leaders of MIT's Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), one of world's foremost centers for antipoverty research, have developed their own formal framework for thinking about this vexing question, over the last several years. Now, in a new …

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Nectar Farms on 100% renewables: “Why would you do it any other way?”

Vegetable grower Nectar Farms says its decision to use 100% renewable energy for the country's biggest glasshouse project will deliver major cost savings over traditional use of gas and grid power. “Really, why would you do it any differently,” its CEO says.

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Nectar Farms on 100% renewables: “Why would you do it any other way?”

Vegetable grower Nectar Farms says its decision to use 100% renewable energy for the country's biggest glasshouse project will deliver major cost savings over traditional use of gas and grid power. “Really, why would you do it any differently,” its CEO says.

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Uncovering art under MIT

As you travel through the tunnels beneath MIT, you may spot a few common sights: doors to mysteriously named labs, stray office chairs, lots of students, and some tourists. But these days, there's something new to discover in the tunnels — 200 feet of student-created art. “Walking through the tunnels I thought, ‘This is basically just a blank canvas,'” says Julia Rue, rising senior and lead on The Borderline mural, a new collaborative art project in the …