Quick Hits: 10/26/13

A new week has rolled around and, with it, our selection of news from around the web!

SOLAR-articleLargeArizona Utility Tries Storing Solar Energy for Use in the Dark

Business: The NY Times

The emerging technology is one way that the utility industry is trying to make electricity from the sun available even when it is not shining.


tobacco-companies-still-target-youth_1Tobacco Companies Still Target Youth Despite a Global Treaty

Regulation: Scientific American

With novel marketing and flavors to appeal to first time smokers, Big Tobacco seems to be aiming for first time smokers in the developing world.


Pandas-Gallagher-600x3995 Myths About China and the Environment

Environment: National Geographic

Five common misconceptions people often have about environmental issues in China.


WIND-articleLargeTo Expand Offshore Power, Japan Builds Floating Windmills

Energy & Technology: The NY Times

Twelve miles out to sea from the severely damaged and leaking nuclear reactors at Fukushima, a giant floating wind turbine signals the start of Japan’s most ambitious bet yet on clean energy.


_70711217_70710800Syria Polio Outbreak Spreads

Human Capital: BBC News

At least 22 people are believed to have contracted polio in Syria, the World Health Organization reports.

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