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Bill Caplan has way to fight climate change — now – The Riverdale Press

By ETHAN STARK-MILLER The debate over the existence of man-made climate change is all but settled — 97 percent of climate scientists agree on this, according to NASA. And for the past few years, many policymakers — especially of the…

The Decarbonization Fantasy Versus Reality In Woke-Land

JP Morgan Chase — it’s hard to find a more “woke” company than that one. Under celebrity CEO Jamie Dimon, JPM in its corporate pronouncements consistently positions itself at the most exquisitely correct end of the politically correct spectrum. But…

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TRANSPORTATION: Volkswagen profits jump as China leads pandemic rebound

Volkswagen Group’s after-tax profit rebounded strongly to €3.4 billion ($4.1 billion) in the first three months of the year as sales rebounded in China, the company’s largest single market, and as customers went for the more profitable models in the company’s lineup. Sales of electrified cars more than doubled.

Can federated learning save the world?

(University of Cambridge) Training the artificial intelligence models that underpin web search engines, power smart assistants and enable driverless cars, consumes megawatts of energy and generates worrying carbon dioxide emissions. But new ways of training these models are proven to be greener.

Could a newly created white paint help fight global warming? – CGTN

Xiulin Ruan, a Purdue University professor of mechanical engineering, holds up his lab’s sample of the whitest paint on record. (Purdue University/Jared Pike) Xiulin Ruan, a Purdue University professor of mechanical engineering, holds up his lab’s sample of the whitest…

Australia Transport Authority Won’t Approve Tesla’s Battery-Powered Semi

Did you know that TESLA also manufactures an e-truck? But Australia has refused to approve the “Semi”. We recently reported on the Nikola company’s hydrogen truck. Engineers and other experts have doubts about the concept because the extremely volatile gas…

Nature is Critical to Slowing Climate Change, But It Can Only Do So If We Help It First – InsideClimate News

No matter how many solar panels, wind turbines and electric cars are built between now and 2030, the world won’t meet its increasingly ambitious climate targets without a lot of help from forests, fields and oceans.  “Achieving net-zero by 2050…

French parliament approves climate change bill to green the economy – Reuters

France’s National Assembly on Tuesday approved a wide-ranging climate change bill that will prevent future airport expansions, prohibit open-air terrace heaters and reduce packaging waste. France aims to cut greenhouse emissions by 40% by 2030 compared to 1990 levels but…

Battery Parts Can Be Recycled Without Crushing or Melting, Saving Valuable Raw Materials

Researchers in Finland have discovered that electrodes in lithium batteries containing cobalt can be reused following a special process. In comparison to traditional recycling, which typically extracts metals from crushed batteries by melting or dissolving them, the new process—which newly saturates the electrodes with lithium—saves valuable raw materials, and likely also energy. The rechargeable batteries […]

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