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Lab turns trash into valuable graphene in a flash

Scientists are using high-energy pulses of electricity to turn any source of carbon into turbostratic graphene in an instant. The process promises environmental benefits by turning waste into valuable graphene that can then strengthen concrete and other composite materials.

Let’s go back to calling it global warming – The Japan Times

NEW YORK – As scientific terms go, “climate change” is lame. It sounds like something created by committee. And it’s hard to understand as a crisis when we also hear scientists talking about ice ages and other natural changes to…

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The VIPs in Davos Just Got a Cold, Hard Dose of Global Warming Reality. Will It Take? – Natural Resources Defense Council

Protesters gather at the office of BlackRock in 2019 to demand that the firm stop funding fossil fuel companies. Steve Sanchez/Alamy Stock Photo Acknowledging that “climate risk is investment risk,” Fink cited his fiduciary duty to clients in announcing that…

​Why Carolina bays are an enduring mystery

Carolina bays are best described as temporary, isolated freshwater wetlands. This is Banks Lake in Lakeland, Georgia. (Photo: Robert C. Clark) Earth still holds secrets. Among those secrets, what formed the Carolina bays, Earth’s most mysterious landform? People drive by…

With the En-ROADS climate simulator, you can build your own solutions to global warming – Yale Climate Connections

Killer hurricanes, devastating wildfires, melting glaciers, and sunny-day flooding in more and more coastal areas around the world have birthed a fatalistic view cleverly dubbed by Mary Annaïse Heglar of the Natural Resources Defense Council as “de-nihilism“. One manifestation: An…

Idaho lawmakers told global warming has helped state – 6 On Your Side

BOISE, Idaho — An attorney with an Illinois-based group that dismisses human-caused climate change told Idaho lawmakers that the warming that has occurred has benefited the state and increased crop production. The Heartland Institute’s James Taylor spoke to a House…

Ignore the Fake Climate Debate – The Wall Street Journal

Protesters in Rome hold a banner showing climate activist Greta Thunberg, March 2019. Photo: Andreas SOLARO/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images By Ted Nordhaus Jan. 23, 2020 11:10 am ET Beyond the headlines and social media, where Greta Thunberg, Donald Trump and the…

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ENERGY TRANSITIONS: Major Ariz. utility vows to ditch coal and go carbon-free

Arizona Public Service Co. in recent years has sparred with residential solar installers, dumped millions of dollars into a campaign to kill a clean energy ballot initiative and proposed buying so much natural gas that Arizona’s utility commission instituted a moratorium on new gas plants.

These Are the Causes of Global Warming – Green Matters

With 2019 going on record as the second-hottest year to date, global warming continues to be a real threat to our environment, livelihood, and the world as we know it. Six of the hottest years so far in recorded history…