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Delta And The World Need Carbon Offsets To Stop Global Warming – Forbes

Delta Air Lines said Friday it will invest $1 billion over the next 10 years in measures designed to … [+] offset climate-warming carbon emissions from its planes. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File) ASSOCIATED PRESS Delta Air Lines’ announcement on Valentine’s…

12 captivating images from the Sony World Photography Awards

Gorgeous landscapes and emotional portraits are just some of the elements captured by the finalist and shortlisted entries in the Sony World Photography Awards. In its 13th year, the 2020 competition received more than 345,000 images from 203 countries and…

Climate summit calls for urgent action after Australia’s fire-hit summer

The megafires of Australia’s summer “are a harbinger of life and death on a hotter Earth”, a climate summit has said in a forceful declaration for urgent and dramatic climate action. The Climate Emergency Summit, held in Melbourne this week…

Longstanding flaw in sensor readings could lead to heating and cooling design errors

(Princeton University, Engineering School) Standard comfort measurements used to design heating and cooling systems share a common flaw, according to new research. The researchers said the error was caused by the standard instrument used to measure thermal effects of radiant heating and cooling. The instrument and associated formulas used to calculate comfort based on the sensor’s readings do not properly account for air flow called free convection. The failure led to temperature errors of over two degrees Celsius.

The Rush To Electric Vehicles Is A Consumer Disaster

According to a recent report in Forbes, Tesla’s stock market value is already bigger than Ford and General Motors combined, and Elon Musk, whose company as of 2015 had already received nearly $5 billion in federal subsidies, now has a…

Report: U.S. The World Leader For Reducing CO2 Emissions In 2019

The United States led the world in tackling CO2 emissions last year while combining that singular success with solid economic growth, a new report reveals. It has also been confirmed while the U.S. was hitting its climate goals, at the…

Oblique electrostatic inject-deposited TiO2 film leads efficient perovskite solar cells

(Kanazawa University) Kanazawa University researchers used a novel technique to deposit TiO2 layers for efficient perovskite solar cells (PSCs). The inkjet-deposited layers applied at an angle of 45°, without the need for a vacuum, were uniform and their thickness could be controlled by manipulating coating times. The resulting PSCs had an efficiency of 13.19%, making the technique promising as a simple, low-cost method that could be easily scaled-up for commercial production of efficient PSCs.