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Climate change risk is complex: here is a way to assess it – The Conversation CA

A key feature of climate change is that it doesn’t pose one single risk. Rather, it presents multiple, interacting risks that can compound and cascade. Importantly, responses to climate change can also affect risk. In our highly connected world, climate…

Biden admin’s first climate pollution rule takes aim at refrigerants – NBC News

WASHINGTON – The Biden administration used its federal powers to limit emissions for the first time Monday, proposing a rule that would phase out the use of a common refrigerant blamed for driving global warming. Hydrofluorocarbons, known as HFCs and…

World’s First Laundry Detergent Made From Industrial Carbon Emissions Launched By Unilever

Unilever has partnered with LanzaTech and India Glycols to produce a laundry soap made from industrial carbon emissions—instead of from fossil-fuels. The innovative shift in production utilizes biotechnologies and a newly configured supply chain between the three partners, who are working together for the first time. Typically derived from fossil fuels, surfactants are a critical […]

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Researchers Create CRISPR ‘On-Off Switch’ to Control Inherited Genetic Problems Without Changing DNA

Scientists have figured out how to modify the unrivaled gene-editing tool CRISPR to extend its reach to the epigenome, which controls how genes are switched on or off. The researchers from the University of California, San Francisco, and MIT’s non-profit Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research and have already used the tool in the lab to […]

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What’s Next in the Fight Against Climate Change? – Tufts Now

President Joe Biden’s summit of world leaders last week was a significant step in re-invigorating global cooperation on climate change, experts from The Fletcher School said. But the bold goals of the event still must be translated into a detailed…

NSU researcher part of a flagship study on vertebrate genomes

(Nova Southeastern University) Today, the G10K sponsored Vertebrate Genomes Project (VGP) announces their flagship study and associated publications focused on genome assembly quality and standardization for the field of genomics. This study includes 16 diploid high-quality, near error-free, and near complete vertebrate reference genome assemblies for species across all taxa with backbones (i.e., mammals, amphibians, birds, reptiles, and fishes) from five years of piloting the first phase of the VGP project.

Florida Inventors Hall of Fame announces 2021 inductees

(University of South Florida (USF Innovation)) Seven Florida Inventors whose discoveries are saving lives, transforming the environment, and creating new technologies are named as 2021 Inductees to the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame. Among them are Dean Kamen, often referred to as the modern Thomas Edison due to the scope of his trailblazing inventions, including the Segway®; and Mark Dean, who holds three patents for the original IBM PC and is co-inventor of the ISA bus which revolutionized modern computing.

Europe Will Open its Doors to Vaccinated American Tourists This Summer

Americans haven’t been able to visit Europe on nonessential trips for over a year, but that now looks set to change. Fully vaccinated tourists from the States will be able to come to the European Union over the summer, Ursula von der Leyen, president of the European Commission, has recently told the New York Times. […]

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SCIENCE: Pandemic curbed pollution and saved snow — study

Clearer skies born of COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns appear to have had an unexpected side effect: They reduced summer snowmelt in the Indus River Basin, which supplies fresh water to more than 300 million people in India and Pakistan.

No, home mortgages don’t prove climate change is a scam. – PolitiFact

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