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Hybrid membrane doubles the lifetime of rechargeable batteries

(Friedrich-Schiller-Universitaet Jena) Scientists at Friedrich Schiller University in Jena, together with colleagues from Boston University (BU) and Wayne State University (WSU), have now succeeded in preventing dendrite formation and thus at least doubling the lifetime of a lithium metal battery. The researchers report on their method in the renowned journal “Advanced Energy Materials”.

How manufacturing can raise the bar on global climate goals – World Economic Forum

Improving resource efficiency in manufacturing processes is as important as reducing the transport industry’s greenhouse gas emissions; Setting high emission reduction targets is the only way towards a net-zero greenhouse gas economy; Reducing the industry’s reliance on fossil fuels, recycling…

G7 Nations Take Aggressive Climate Action, But Hold Back on Coal – The New York Times

BRUSSELS — President Biden joined with leaders of the world’s wealthiest nations on Sunday to take action aimed at holding down global temperatures, but failed to set a firm end date on the burning of coal, which is a primary…

Climate change leads to higher chance of floods, extreme rainfall – ANI News

London [UK], June 13 (ANI): During a recent study, climate experts at the Newcastle University found that, without urgent action, climate change will continue to cause an increase in the intensity of extreme rainfall that might lead to severe flooding.An…

What the Ottoman Empire Can Teach Us About the Consequences of Climate Change – The Wire Science

Lala Mustafa Paşa’s Ottoman army parading before the walls of Tiflis in August 1578 after the city had been evacuated by Da’ud Khan. A miniature painting from a 16th-century Ottoman manuscript. Photo: Lessing Archives In the late 16th century, hundreds…

Lazy, hazy days no more: A call-to-action to better understand air pollution mechanisms

(Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences) A special issue of Advances in Atmospheric Sciences summarizes current work on atmospheric oxidation capacity and advocates further investigations.

What the Ottoman Empire can teach us about the consequences of climate change – Ohio Capital Journal

Drought’s effects on the population slowed the Ottoman Empire’s expansion in the 16th century. Lessing Archives. By Andrea Duffy, Colorado State University In the late 16th century, hundreds of bandits on horseback stormed through the countryside of Ottoman Anatolia raiding…

Carbon Dioxide Driving Climate Change Increases – NPR

This 2019 photo provided by NOAA shows the Mauna Loa Atmospheric Baseline Observatory in Hawaii. Measurements taken at the station in May 2021 revealed the highest monthly average of atmospheric carbon dioxide in human history. Susan Cobb/NOAA Global Monitoring Laboratory…