World Trending To Hit 50% Renewables, 11% Coal By 2050: Report

Bloomberg New Energy Finance released a new report this week that estimates how electricity generation will change out to 2050. ArsTechnica: The clean energy analysis firm estimates that in a mere 33 years, the world will generate almost 50 percent of its electricity from renewable energy, and coal will make up just 11 percent of the total electricity mix. Add in hydroelectric power and nuclear energy, and greenhouse-gas-free electricity sources…

June 20, 2018
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Shippers discuss peak season, intermodal, trade wars

Spending on 3PLs expected to rise 5.5 percent by 2019 as shippers rely upon logistics providers to manage capacity constraints on the highways and rails while offering long-term solutions through technology. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. The logistics industry is expected to grow 5.5 percent through 2019 as US shippers rely upon third… Source: http://www.joc.com

June 20, 2018
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China Won’t Solve the World’s Plastics Problem Any More

An anonymous reader shares a report: For a long time, China has been a dumping ground for the world’s problematic plastics. In the 1990s, Chinese markets saw that discarded plastic could be profitably recreated into exportable bits and bobs — and it was less expensive for international cities to send their waste to China than to deal with it themselves. China got cheap plastic and the exporting countries go rid…

June 20, 2018
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Oxford English Dictionary Extends Hunt For Regional Words Around the World

The Oxford English Dictionary is asking the public to help it mine the regional differences of English around the world to expand its record of the language, with early submissions ranging from New Zealand’s “munted” to Hawaii’s “hammajang.” From a report: Last year, a collaboration between the OED, the BBC and the Forward Arts Foundation to find and define local English words resulted in more than 100 new regional words…

June 20, 2018
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