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U.S. Donation Kicks Off Landmine Clearing in One of the Largest Conservation Areas in the World

A new project to demine seven million square meters of land, including a critical area inside the largest contiguous wildlife area in the world, is underway, thanks to a grant from the U.S. Government. Removing the landmines laid four decades ago will help protect African species such as elephants, pangolins, and lions in a wildlife […]

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Gerald Winegrad: We can act together on global warming | COMMENTARY – Capital Gazette

Conserving water, especially hot water, saves money and reduces carbon pollution, too. It takes a lot of energy to pump, heat, and treat your water. Use cheap low-flow, Navy invented showerheads and low-flow devices on all faucets. If you have…

Penn State to lead critical minerals consortium powered by $1.2 million from DOE

(Penn State) A region famous for the coal that once fueled a growing nation is now the focus of a $1.2 million project, led by Penn State researchers, aimed at establishing domestic supplies of critical minerals needed to produce modern technology from cell phones to fighter jets.

Archaeologists pinpoint population for the Greater Angkor region

(University of Oregon) Long-running archaeological research, boosted by airborne lidar sensing and machine-learning algorithms, finds that Cambodia’s Greater Angkor region was home to 700,000-900,000 people. The new estimate, made possible by a study designed at the University of Oregon, is the first for the entire 3,000-square-kilometer low-density region.

The Environmental Threat More Immediate Than Climate Change – GovExec.com

A Pew Research Center survey conducted last year found that 60% of U.S. adults surveyed viewed climate change as a major threat, and 65% claimed that the federal government was not doing enough to reduce the effects of climate change. …

The world needs to dramatically cut methane emissions to avoid worst of climate change, UN says – CNBC

Flames from a flaring pit near a well in the Bakken Oil Field. The primary component of natural gas is methane, which is odorless when it comes directly out of the gas well. In addition to methane, natural gas typically…

Ethanol Corn Growers Unhappy With Biden’s Electric Vehicle Push

Corn growers feeding the ethanol-gasoline market are unhappy with President Joe Biden’s push for electric vehicles. Ethanol producers would get “only a tiny slice of the funds proposed in the infrastructure package, despite Biden’s assurances that he views them as…

Brantley elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

(Penn State) Susan L. Brantley, distinguished professor of geosciences and director of the Earth Environmental Systems Institute at Penn State, has been elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The 2021 class of members contains 252 new members who join the more than 13,500 members who have been elected since the Academy was founded in 1780 by the country’s founders.