Idealab, founder of Heliogen, Bill Gross, sold solar energy kits in 1973

Bill Gross, founder of Idealab and Heliogen, speaks onstage at Vox Media’s 2022 Code Conference on September 8, 2022 in Beverly Hills, California. Jerod Harris | Getty Images Entertainment | Getty Images Bill Gross is best known for founding technology incubator Idealab in 1996, after founding a handful of companies in software, education technology, and … Read more

China played a great game with lithium and we were slow to react: CEO

This image, from March 2021, shows a worker with car batteries at a factory in China. STR| AFP | Getty Images China leads the way when it comes to lithium – and the rest of the world hasn’t reacted quickly enough to its dominance, says the CEO of American lithium. Speaking on CNBC’s “Squawk Box … Read more

How new biotech makes recovery faster, cheaper and safer

The cultures are produced and distributed under the brand name DGG™ by a remediation company called SiREM. Toth says the microbial breeding technology could be a game changer for the oil and gas industry and those responsible for environment, health and safety, as it reduces costs and saves time. Toth says restoring and monitoring contaminated … Read more

Histoplasmosis Lung Infections Widespread in US: Study

The fungus histoplasma, which causes lung infections, was concentrated in the Midwest in the 1950s and 1960s (top map), but now causes significant disease across much of the country (bottom).Graphic: Patrick Mazi and Andrew Spec/Washington University A disease-causing fungus known as histOplasma is in the soil of nearly all US states, a new study suggests. … Read more

Trade deficits could jeopardize governments’ emissions reduction targets, researchers say

It may not feel like a ‘green’ job, but electricians are becoming one of the most crucial professions in Australia’s transition to renewable energy. Most important points: Electricians are one of the most critical professions in Australia’s transition to renewable energy The workforce is already under pressure Researchers say the renewable energy industry will need … Read more

Avian flu fighters in BC face an unprecedented challenge as H5N1 spreads across Canada

By some measures, British Columbia’s ongoing bird flu outbreaks pale in comparison to the devastating 2004 outbreak of the disease that led to the culling of 17 million birds. But the enemy farmers and scientists now face poses an unprecedented challenge, experts say. The current H5N1 strain behaves “very differently” than previous versions, says British … Read more

‘Vaccination-like’ intervention needed for UK energy crisis: CEO of Ovo

Gas prices have risen to record highs over the past year as global demand in Europe has increased. Sean Gladwell | Even | Getty Images LISBON, Portugal – According to the boss of gas and electricity supplier Ovo Energy, the UK should embark on a “vaccine-like” effort to tackle rising energy prices and prevent future … Read more

Canceled Chinese sailings, ‘radical’ shipping cuts hit the US export market

Shipping containers at a container terminal at the Port of Long Beach-Port of Los Angeles complex, in Los Angeles, California, April 7, 2021. Lucy Nicholson | Reuters An increase in canceled or canceled sailings from Asia to the US is hitting some of the largest inland ports, including the Port of Long Beach and the … Read more

Europe Shows a United Front Against Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act

German Federal Finance Minister Christian Lindner (L) and French Economy, Finance and Recovery Bruno Le Maire (R) both criticized the US inflation-cutting law for discriminating against European companies. Thierry Monasse | Getty Images News | Getty Images EU member states are staunchly opposing President Joe Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act for fear it will hurt their … Read more

Climate change threatens ‘things Americans value most’: US report

The Jade Isle Mobile Home Park is flooded in this aerial view from a drone in St. Cloud. Community residents were given a voluntary evacuation order due to rising water levels in the wake of Hurricane Ian. Paul Hennessy | Light rocket | Getty Images The US needs to step up its efforts to reduce … Read more