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BP chief urges Cambridge University to keep fossil fuel investments
The Guardian • Adam Vaughan
Why failing to recycle electronics leaves gold mines untapped
The Verge • Angela Chen
Meet the anti-plastic warriors: the pioneers with bold solutions to waste
The Guardian • Tim Lewis
China auto show highlights industry’s electric ambitions
Washington Post •  Ap, Joe Mcdonald 
Electric Scooters Are Causing Havoc. This Man Is Shrugging It Off.
The New York Times • David Streitfeld, Nellie Bowles
What steps can the UK take to reach net zero emissions by 2050?
The Guardian • Fiona Harvey Environment Correspondent
New tech suggests more homes near Des Plaines River at risk of flooding
Chicago Tribune • Connell, Patrick M. O&Apos
Boston Tech Watch: Kyruus, Kolide, Nano-C, BookingBug
Xconomy • Jeff Engel
Recycling row: China's ban stokes trade fears amid concerns councils will follow Ipswich's lead
The Guardian • Adam Morton
Daisy is Apple’s new iPhone-recycling robot
The Verge • Dani Deahl
 
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Coal Industry, Environment
BP chief urges Cambridge University to keep fossil fuel investments
The GuardianAdam Vaughan
BP’s chief executive has come under fire from campaigners after he urged Cambridge University not to drop its fossil fuel investments. Bob Dudley was greeted with laughter when he told an industry conference on Tuesday: “We donate and do lots of research...
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Mobile Phones, Recycling
Why failing to recycle electronics leaves gold mines untapped
The VergeAngela Chen
There’s 80 times as much gold in one ton of cellphones as there is in a gold mine, says Federico Magalini, an expert on electronic waste. That means there’s enormous potential for recycling — and yet, most of us keep our old...
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Environment, Recycling
Meet the anti-plastic warriors: the pioneers with bold solutions to waste
The GuardianTim Lewis
Among retailers and manufacturers, they talk of “the Blue Planet effect”. The BBC series, screened late last year, was the moment that many of us realised the catastrophic impact our use of plastics was having on the world’s oceans. Scenes such as...
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Auto Industry, Electric Vehicles
China auto show highlights industry’s electric ambitions
Washington Post Ap, Joe Mcdonald 
The biggest global auto show of the year showcases China’s ambitions to become a leader in electric cars and the industry’s multibillion-dollar scramble to roll out models that appeal to price-conscious but demanding Chinese drivers.
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Electric Vehicles, Finance
Electric Scooters Are Causing Havoc. This Man Is Shrugging It Off.
The New York TimesDavid Streitfeld, Nellie Bowles
VENICE, Calif. — Travis VanderZanden, the chief executive of electric scooter company Bird Rides, surveyed the new indoor park at his office one morning this week. While the space is still under construction, it will eventually have a winding path and a...
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Environment, Oil & Gas
What steps can the UK take to reach net zero emissions by 2050?
The GuardianFiona Harvey Environment Correspondent
The government has pledged to review its long-term climate targets. Renewable energy, housing and and transport are just some areas where new policies could cut emissions fast More wind farms, solar power and electric cars: these are likely to be the future...
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Education, Hydropower
New tech suggests more homes near Des Plaines River at risk of flooding
Chicago TribuneConnell, Patrick M. O&Apos
After repeated flooding of their neighborhood, many residents of of Big Bend Drive along the Des Plaines River in Des Plaines have moved out, leaving empty lots and foundations. A few have stayed, resisting buyout offers by the city through a FEMA...
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Cleantech, Finance
Boston Tech Watch: Kyruus, Kolide, Nano-C, BookingBug
XconomyJeff Engel
—Cambridge, MA-based security analytics startup Kolide announced it raised an $8 million Series A funding round led by Matrix Partners. Kolide’s team includes alums of FireEye and Facebook’s security team. Two years ago, the startup raised $1.6 million via Hack Secure, a...
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Environment, Recycling
Recycling row: China's ban stokes trade fears amid concerns councils will follow Ipswich's lead
The GuardianAdam Morton
The body representing Australian councils is urging the federal government to take seriously China’s effective ban on accepting shipments of plastic for recycling, warning it should not ignore potential implications for trade between the two countries. The Australian Local Government Association is...
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Energy Efficiency, Recycling
Daisy is Apple’s new iPhone-recycling robot
The VergeDani Deahl
Your browser does not support HTML5 video. Ahead of Earth Day, Apple has debuted a new robot named Daisy that can take apart iPhones in order to recover valuable materials inside, as reported by TechCrunch. The robot is a successor to Liam,...
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