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Dubai Solar Bid Awes Market Players

Acwa Power’s sub-6 cents per kilowatt-hour bid had participants in awe and set a new global low for building and operating utility-scale solar.

Oil Spill in Singapore Strait Puts Endangered Turtles at Risk

Environmental groups are waiting to see whether a 4,500-ton oil spill, which occurred last week when two ships collided in the Singapore Strait, will make landfall on Bintan Island. If so, Indonesia’s endangered turtle populations could suffer — and so could the island’s vibrant eco-tourism industry.

O3b Aims to Offer Real Broadband to the World’s ‘Other 3 Billion’

O3b provides broadband network access to service providers in such isolated, far-flung and hard-to-reach locations as the Colombian Amazon, East Timor, Papua New Guinea, Madagascar and the Democratic Republic of Congo capital of Kinshasa, as well as Iraq, Somalia and South Sudan. The launch of four new satellites promises to increase both speed and affordability.

The Street Store: A Lesson for the Sharing Economy?

The South Africa-based Street Store may be less than a year old, but its brand name is already recognized in cities across the globe. Its secret? It isn’t trying to sell anything. And best of all, it’s the communities its principles touch that are getting the message out. Pure sharing economy ethics 101.

Can Technology Help Fight Income Inequality?

George Mason University professor Tyler Cowen talks about a future that extends a growing employment category, “namely workers who team up with smart robots that require human assistance.”