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The Whitest Paint Is Here & It’s the Coolest – Could Help Curb Global Warming – SciTechDaily

Xiulin Ruan, a Purdue University professor of mechanical engineering, holds up his lab’s sample of the whitest paint on record. Credit: Purdue University/Jared Pike New paint formulation could help buildings rely less on air conditioning. In an effort to curb…

Dr Misha Rosenbach on the Relationship Between Climate Change and Medicine – AJMC.com Managed Markets Network

Climate change and health care are important topics, because a changing climate impacts every organ system of the body, individual patients, and population-based health, noted Misha Rosenbach, MD, associate professor of dermatology and internal medicine at the University of Pennsylvania…

Whitest Paint Ever Developed Could Help Slow Global Warming – My Modern Met

Professor Xiulin Ruan with a sample of the whitest paint yet developed. (Photo: Jared Pike/Purdue University) Combatting the rise in global temperatures requires creative science and innovative thinking. An exciting, new development was recently announced in the journal ACS Applied…

Major banks freshly pledge trillion-dollar spending on climate change but remain scrutinized for oil-patch financing – MarketWatch

Major banks, fresh off strong earnings periods while COVID-19 shut down much of the world, have expanded their pledged spending toward sustainable and climate-minded sectors. JPMorgan Chase & Co. JPM, +0.63% announced Thursday it will spend $2.5 trillion over 10 years,…

Statement by John Englart on Synthetic Turf to Moreland Council

John Englart addressing Moreland Council on Synthetic Turf 14 April 2021 (Image courtesy Moreland Council) I made the following statement to Moreland Council on 14 April 2021 on Synthetic turf and its climate and environmental impact, although a few sections…

Literature Review: Synthetic Turf carbon footprint, environmental, health, microplastics and biodiversity impacts

Hosken Reserve: grass oval used for soccer training, informal reacreation, off-lead dog exercise (Photo by John Englart) Abstract:  The conversion of a grass oval to synthetic turf at Hosken Reserve, Coburg North, is about a failure in transparency and consultation…

Annotated Bibliography: Synthetic Turf and Climate, health, biodiversity and microplastics pollution issues

Increasing use of synthetic surfaces and synthetic turf is problematic for Several reasons.  Synthetic turf is: Derived from fossil fuel petrochemical industry Produces greenhouse gas emissions during manufacturing and as it degrades Increases landfill at end of life Produces micro-plastic…

Study of marten genomes suggests coastal safe havens aided peopling of Americas

(University of Kansas) Research from the University of Kansas into the genomes of the American pine marten and Pacific pine marten — weasel-like mammals that range today from Alaska to the American Southwest — could shed light on how the first humans populated the Americas.

In the climate change fight, the Interior Department becomes a battlefield – The Washington Post

The next month, the White House backed away from its initial choice for Interior deputy secretary after Manchin suggested she was too hostile to fossil fuels and declined to meet with her. The senator has declined to comment about the…

Climate change is making it harder to get a good cup of coffee

(Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)) Ethiopia may produce less specialty coffee and more rather bland tasting varieties in the future. This is the result of a new study by an international team of researchers that looked at the peculiar effects climate change has on Africa’s largest coffee producing nation. Their results are relevant both for the country’s millions of smallholder farmers, who earn more on specialty coffee than on ordinary coffee, as well as for baristas and coffee aficionados around the world.