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4 Major Asian Nations Cancel 80% of Planned Coal Power Projects After Fossil Fuel Market Crashes in 2020

Indonesia, Vietnam, Bangladesh, and the Philippines have canceled nearly 45 gigawatts of proposed coal power projects, a figure equal to more than one-quarter of the total installed capacity of Germany. These are four critical emerging markets that were targeted for growth by the struggling coal industry, but a mixture of pandemic and financing-related problems caused […]

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2020 just short of being Earth’s hottest year on record as global warming continues – USA TODAY

“Whether one year is a record or not is not really that important – the important things are long-term trends.” Overall, Earth’s average temperature has risen more than 2 degrees since the 1880s, NASA said. Until the world reduces emissions…

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UN urges nations to scale up climate change adaptation to avoid major economic loss – CNBC

Residents in boats inspect the floodwaters flowing from the Tittabawassee River into the lower part of downtown on May 20, 2020 in Midland, Michigan. Gregory Shamus | Getty Images Governments across the world must significantly scale up climate adaptation measures…

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Concept for a hybrid-electric plane may reduce aviation’s air pollution problem

A proposed hybrid-electric plane could ‘eliminate aviation’s air pollution problem,’ say engineers. The new design could reduce global nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions by 95 percent, they report in a study.

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PUBLIC OPINION: Support grows for shouldering cost of climate action

Two studies suggest that the U.S. reentry into global climate talks is coming at a time of growing international concern about rising CO2 emissions and signs of more public willingness to pay the costs of reducing them.

New U.S./U.K. startup collaboration brings clean energy and climate tech to

(NYU Tandon School of Engineering) Beginning in January, the Urban Future Lab at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering will be the U.S. landing pad for Innovate UK’s Global Incubator Programme (GIP), which is designed to cultivate and support the launch of innovative cleantech companies with a strong potential to scale internationally to new markets. The program will provide eight U.K.-based businesses with the opportunity to explore the potential of the U.S. market and access to world-class mentors.

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Concept for a hybrid-electric plane may reduce aviation’s air pollution problem

(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) A proposed hybrid-electric plane could “eliminate aviation’s air pollution problem,” say MIT engineers. Their design could reduce global nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions by 95 percent, they report in a study.

New study reveals how fences hinder migratory wildlife in Western US

Wildlife biologists combined GPS location data of tagged mule deer and pronghorn antelope with satellite imagery of Wyoming fences to find out just how often these animals encounter fences, and what happens when they do. The results help pinpoint which fences pose the biggest barrier to ungulates trying to access their ideal habitat.

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Soil degradation costs U.S. corn farmers a half-billion dollars every year

One-third of the fertilizer applied to grow corn in the U.S. each year simply compensates for the ongoing loss of soil fertility, leading to more than a half-billion dollars in extra costs to U.S. farmers every year, finds new research.

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Soil degradation costs U.S. corn farmers a half-billion dollars every year

One-third of the fertilizer applied to grow corn in the U.S. each year simply compensates for the ongoing loss of soil fertility, leading to more than a half-billion dollars in extra costs to U.S. farmers every year, finds new research.