Author: Miyako Yerick

20 Under 20 “Stop Out”

Eden Full was 19 when she “stopped out” of Princeton University.  She had received a Thiel Fellowship which offered her $100,000 to drop out of school for a two year fellowship to pursue an entrepreneurial project.  The fellowship is offered

The Solar Grove

All-Electric Vehicles (EVs), while great in theory, face a lot of challenges: Driving range: Most EVs can only go about 100–200 miles before recharging—gasoline vehicles can go over 300 miles before refueling. Recharge time: Fully recharging the battery pack can

Mexico’s Renewables: Opportunities in Wind and Solar

In December 2013, legislation was passed breaking the 75 year state monopoly of oil, gas and electricity.  This creates an important opportunity for private and foreign investment in Mexican energy production, especially in renewables with large potential, like wind and

South Korea: A Leader in Asia?

South Korea is the world’s 13th largest economy, the 12th largest global emitter of greenhouse gases, the 11th highest in terms of energy consumption, and the 5th largest oil importer.  According to the World Resources Institute’s Climate Analysis Indicator’s Tool

Mexico: Will Climate Change Promises Be Only Rhetoric?

In 2010, Mexico was the 11th largest emitter of greenhouse gases in the world, emitting 688.25 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent according to the World Resources Institute’s Climate Analysis Indicator’s Tool (CAIT).  Overall, this is 1.55% of global

India Rejects US/EU Plan to Reduce HFCs Under Montreal Due to Lack of ‘Clarity’

The annual international conference on climate change came to a close on Friday, November 22, 2013 in Warsaw.  Despite promises to consider phasing down HFCs under the Montreal Protocol in October, India rejected the US/EU proposal to do just that. 

The Dirty Dozen: The Failure of Supermarkets to do Their Part

As Thanksgiving approaches, we are all reminded to be thankful for what we have.  Supermarkets should use this time to take a look at their commitments and take steps to improve their past (in)actions.  Nearly three years ago on Thanksgiving

Introduction to Short-Lived Pollutants

Even with two major treaties coming out of the 1992 UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and the 1997 Kyoto Protocol, international attention to Global Warming has been dropping in recent years.  It is nearly impossible to come up with

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