China’s commitment to become ‘carbon neutral’ by 2060 has excited environmentalists but it should be seen as part of China’s strategy to become the world’s economic and military hegemon. Carbon neutrality by a date as remote as 2060 will not…
Hybrid systems of floating solar panels and hydropower plants may hold the technical potential to produce a significant portion of the electricity generated annually across the globe, according to a new analysis.
Climate warming will alter marine community compositions as species are expected to shift poleward, significantly impacting the Arctic marine ecosystem.
The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee will consider a bill tomorrow that would give states billions of dollars from the federal disaster fund to help them pay for emergency costs related to the COVID-19 pandemic and natural disasters such that strike this year.
Michigan’s Anti-EV Bill, Why Tesla Solar Is So Cheap, Low EV Maintenance Costs — CleanTechnica Top 20
This weekly top 20 is a biweekly top 20. Below are the 20 stories that were most popular on CleanTechnica in the past two weeks. Tesla Battery Day overwhelmed us last week and made me skip the normal weekly article
(European Academies’ Science Advisory Council, Leopoldina – Nationale Akademie der Wissenschaften) Hydrogen is an important alternative for sectors that are stuck in the fossil fuel economy. As national governments and European parliamentarians negotiate the EU’s hydrogen strategy, EASAC issues a new commentary.
(DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory) Hybrid systems of floating solar panels and hydropower plants may hold the technical potential to produce a significant portion of the electricity generated annually across the globe, according to an analysis by researchers at the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).
(CMCC Foundation – Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change) Drought-induced economic losses ranged in Italy between 0.55 and 1.75 billion euros over the period 2001-2016, and droughts caused significant collateral effects not only on the agricultural sector, but also on food manufacturing industries. A study just published led by the CMCC Foundation sheds light on the characterization of the damages caused by droughts while providing a tool with applicability in the implementation of drought risk management plans and the evaluation of drought management policies.
Synthetic dyes are commonly used to assess the toxicity of chemical compounds in cell cultures. However, these dyes damage cells, rendering the cultures useless for long-term experiments. Recently, scientists discovered that a natural food pigment can replace synthetic dyes in cell viability assays for three widely varied types of cells — and performs better. Their approach is also environment-friendly and inexpensive, and opens up possibilities in a range of fields including drug discovery.
Researchers have found that marine bacteria exploit resource patches efficiently by switching between attached and planktonic lifestyles, and fine-tuning the time spent on patches depending on their quality. Bacteria stayed longer on higher-quality patches, as predicted by patch use theory. Future studies in this area could help to predict the role of marine bacteria in the global carbon cycle.