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On the road to practical, low-cost superconductors with unexplored materials

(Shibaura Institute of Technology) Superconductors have tremendous appeal in power transmission applications due to their zero resistance. However, to bring classical metallic superconductors into superconducting state requires liquid helium as a coolant, which is costly. Now, scientists from Japan take things to the new level by demonstrating high temperature superconductivity in mixed rare-earth barium copper oxides fabricated using a popular technique, opening doors to their low-cost, industrial scale production for real-world applications.

Pipeline Protesters Lose Key Battle As Minn. Court Sides With Enbridge Line 3

The Minnesota Court of Appeals handed pipeline protesters a defeat Monday with a ruling in favor of the Enbridge Line 3 as activists kept up their efforts to disrupt construction on the hotly contested project. In a 2-1 decision, a…

Beach: The easiest, quickest way to fight climate change that SC probably won’t try – Charleston Post Courier

Teddy Gilbreth’s Thursday column on the Monaco Grand Prix, which ended with a reference to the number of cars exceeding the speed limit on Interstate 526, got me thinking about speeding. It is my observation that about 93% of the…

ExxonMobil Gets The Leftist Tiger In Its Tank

Control over one-third of ExxonMobil’s board of directors was captured by climate activists at the recent annual shareholder meeting. Wall Street Journal columnist Holman Jenkins dismissed the astonishing accomplishment as a “pseudo-event” — one “arranged or brought about merely for the sake of…

Texas Sen. John Cornyn calls climate change advocacy a ‘cult’ – The Dallas Morning News

WASHINGTON — In a departure from his typically measured rhetoric on energy and climate policy, Sen. John Cornyn derided concern about climate change as a “cult” during an energy summit in East Texas. “It’s pure fantasy. … This is part…

Alaska, Florida Join Multi-State Lawsuit Suing Biden Over Canceling Keystone

Two more states, Alaska and Florida, have joined the federal lawsuit challenging President Biden’s decision to revoke the Keystone XL pipeline permit, bringing the number of states seeking to reinstate the project to 23. Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen announced…

What Jacksonville can learn from Nashville about fighting climate change – WJXT News4JAX

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – On the day Nashville Mayor John Cooper took office in September 2019, young climate activists with the Sunrise Movement staged a sit-in in his office lobby, demanding Tennessee’s largest city take action on climate change. Cooper, a…

What Jacksonville Can Learn From Nashville About Fighting Climate Change – WMFE

Downtown Jacksonville. Photo courtesy WJCT Stay tuned in to our local news coverage: Listen to 90.7 WMFE on your FM or HD radio, the WMFE mobile app or your smart speaker — say “Alexa, play NPR” and you’ll be connected….

How oil capitalists conspired to spread climate change denialism — in 1988 – Salon

In the summer of 1988, the United States experienced the worst heat waves and droughts since the Dust Bowl. Ominous images of burning forests, withering fields and sweltering cities filled the American press and elicited nervous suspicion: was this the…

Renewed climate change fight bodes well for Earth observation sectors – SpaceNews

TAMPA, Fla. — Companies that build or operate Earth observation satellites foresee busier days ahead as governments, and businesses, step up climate change initiatives. Geospatial monitoring is key for tracking, understanding and ultimately cutting greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to…