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Op-Ed: Gross Domestic Problems: Issues with GDP and Possible Improvements

GDP is the market value of goods and services within a country, but in our society, it has grown to mean much more. However, the metric has real problems, and others, if adapted, might offer solutions.

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21 October 2013

Global warming’s impact on the oceans

A study of global trends projects the demise of oceanic ecosystems. By 2100, 98% of the world’s oceans will be affected by acidification, warming temperatures, low oxygen, or lack of biological productivity.

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21 October 2013

Young Professionals in Energy SF-Bay Area is recruiting

YPE SF-Bay Area is recruiting for its 2013-2014 Leadership Team!

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First Look at the 5th IPCC Assessment Report

Here is a brief description of the IPCC, it assessment reports, and some key factors of the 2013 Working Group 1 scientific assessment, resealed September 27th, 2013.

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14 October 2013

Carbon Fiber Cars – Invasion Of The Lightweights

Beauty may only be skin deep, but in the case of automobiles, the skin adds a lot of weight. Replacing the steel in the auto body with carbon fiber can slim down the weight of future cars, leading to drastic increases in fuel efficiency for both gasoline cars and electric cars.

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14 October 2013

UC Berkeley researchers work on energy efficient offices

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, are working to integrate innovations from their labs into the real world in an attempt to reduce energy consumption, giving office workers a sense of control over their thermal environments.

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14 October 2013

Water in Food and Agriculture Innovation Competition

Imagine H2O’s 5th annual program will be open to entries in October with the winners announced in March 2014, at which time the top companies will present their innovations to the program’s pilot partners.

14 October 2013

UC Berkeley, Berkeley Lab announce Kavli Energy NanoSciences Institute

The Kavli Foundation has endowed a new institute at the University of California, Berkeley, and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory