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The Rush To Electric Vehicles Is A Consumer Disaster

According to a recent report in Forbes, Tesla’s stock market value is already bigger than Ford and General Motors combined, and Elon Musk, whose company as of 2015 had already received nearly $5 billion in federal subsidies, now has a…

Build it and they will come

(National Research University Higher School of Economics) Migration, both domestic and abroad, is playing a major role in transforming the world’s largest cities, and Moscow is no exception. Researchers at HSE University, the Institute of Geography of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IGRAN) and Strelka KB identified which cities’ residents are buying newly built apartments in the capital and how economic inequality between Russia’s regions is changing the face of the city.

States join global push to ban animal testing

More and more states are getting tough on animal testing of cosmetics. Some have passed and some are considering laws that would ban the sale or import of makeup, cleansers, shampoo and other products that have been tested on animals….

Many Governors Won’t Join Climate Pact, Cite Higher Fuel Costs

Supporters of a regional pact that would tackle transportation emissions are struggling to win over several New England governors concerned that the climate change initiative will increase gas prices. After the Transportation and Climate Initiative was announced last month, New…

Understanding the wet market tradition

Fresh food markets — where people can buy fruits and vegetables and sometimes seafood and meat — are popular in many places around the world. But “wet markets” are unique to Asian countries. In some of these places, fish, poultry,…

Biological diversity as a factor of production

(Technical University of Munich (TUM)) Can the biodiversity of ecosystems be considered a factor of production? A group of researchers under the direction of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) are studying the economic benefits that farmers and foresters can obtain by focusing on several species instead of just one. The benefits that biodiversity brings to society are also being studied in an extensive literature review.

The Five Craziest Campus Efforts To Fight The Climate Monster

This year, climate change was a top concern for college students and professors, and they found plenty of outlandish ways to express their concerns. From disruptions to attempts to control human behavior, Campus Reform has gathered a few of the…

NH Gov. Rejects Climate Gas Tax, Other States Urged To Do The Same

This past week, details were released about the Transportation Climate Initiative (TCI), the proposal to increase the price of gas across nearly a dozen northeastern and mid-Atlantic states with a new regulatory scheme that will now be debated in statehouses across…