Autonomous Car Testing Costs Could Be Cut 99% With New Method

Autonomous car technology is the Holy Grail for auto manufacturers today. Elon Musk claims self-driving cars will be as common as self-service elevators in the very near future. But first, the systems used to allow cars to drive themselves need to be validated. Currently, that means collecting data from billions of miles of real-world driving

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Leading Economists Conclude A Strong Carbon Price Is Vital To Meeting Global Climate Goals

Leading economists have concluded that in an effort to meet the world’s agreed-upon climate goals in the most cost-effective way possible while still fostering growth, countries must set a strong carbon price, with an aim to reach $40 to $80 per tonne of CO2 by 2020 and $50 to $100 per tonne by 2030.

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Global Attitudes To Climate Change Risks Show Increasing Concern

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The Global Challenges Foundation asked ComRes to conduct a survey of the world’s attitudes to global risks and found that a majority of people are concerned with the possibility of catastrophic risk from climate change.

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Asia Accounts For 71% Of Global Thermal Coal Reserves In $185 Billion Industry

The global thermal coal industry currently amounts to around $185 billion in shareholder value from 117 producers and owners, and Asia currently accounts for 71.1% of the global coal reserves, out of a total 165 billion tonnes of thermal coal still locked in mines around the world.

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Trump Isolationism Leads Germany To Say Europe Can’t Rely On USA Any Longer — Implications For Global Warming

Donald Trump brought his act to Europe last week. The reviews from leaders on the Old Continent were decidedly downbeat. Angela Merkel, Germany’s chancellor, remarked after the close of last weekend’s G7 meeting, Europe “really must take our fate into our own hands.” (See video below.) It was a clear sign that the special relationship that has existed between the United States and the rest of the world since the end of World War II is beginning to break apart. What will that mean for the world’s efforts to find effective measures to combat the ravages of climate change? Or the notion of world peace in general

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Norwegian Billionaire Funding Largest Ocean Research Vessel Ever

Kjell Inge Røkke, a wealthy Norwegian businessman, is partnering with the World Wildlife Foundation to build a Research Expedition Vessel that will conduct ocean research. When completed in 2020, it will be the world’s largest superyacht.

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Chinese Company Offers Free Wind Power Training For Coal Miners In Wyoming

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Goldwind Americas, a division of China’s largest manufacturer of wind turbines, will offer free training in the wind power industry to unemployed coal miners in Wyoming, which is far more than the state government is doing.

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