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Could we ever pull enough carbon out of the atmosphere to stop climate change? – Livescience.com

Nature has equipped Earth with several giant “sponges,” or carbon sinks, that can help humans battle climate change. These natural sponges, as well as human-made ones, can sop up carbon, effectively removing it from the atmosphere.  But what does this…

Could we ever pull enough carbon out of the atmosphere to stop climate change? – Livescience.com

Nature has equipped Earth with several giant “sponges,” or carbon sinks, that can help humans battle climate change. These natural sponges, as well as human-made ones, can sop up carbon, effectively removing it from the atmosphere.  But what does this…

Major new £1.3m project leads creation of sustainable energy systems across Latin America

(University of Birmingham) UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) today announced investment of £147 Million for international development research programme awards, which includes an award of £1.3 million to the ESLatinA (Energy Solidarity in Latin America) project.

Climate progress in 6 sectors too slow to limit global warming: report – Smart Cities Dive

None of the six key sectors expected to lead climate change mitigation — power, buildings, industry, transportation, forests and agriculture — are making fast enough progress to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, according to a joint report from…

Rejoining The Paris Accord Will Do Nothing For The Climate

“We’ll always have Paris,” runs the classic line from “Casablanca,” and it might as well serve as one of the Biden-Harris administration’s central mantras. Joe Biden promises to aggressively combat climate change, starting by rejoining the Paris Agreement, which Team…

Increasing diversity and community participation in environmental engineering

(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) Black, Hispanic, and Native American students and faculty are largely underrepresented in environmental engineering programs in the ) States. A pathway for increasing diversity and community participation in the environmental engineering discipline

Does air pollution increase women’s risk of dementia?

Older women who live in locations with higher levels of air pollution may have more brain shrinkage, the kind seen in Alzheimer’s disease, than women who live in locations with lower levels, according to a new study.

Health trade-offs for wildlife as urbanization expands

City living appears to improve reproductive success for migratory tree swallows compared to breeding in more environmentally protected areas, a new five-year study suggests. But urban life comes with a big trade-off – health hazards linked to poorer water quality.

Government Transparency Should Be Welcomed, Not Shunned Or Suppressed

Ballot harvesting, behind-the-curtains ballot counting, and other hijinks have made transparency a critical issue this election year. Meanwhile, as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency celebrates its fiftieth birthday, political battles continue to rage over the extent of public, executive and…