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How the Refrigerator Became an Agent of Climate Catastrophe – The New Yorker

A couple of years ago, in spring, my wife and I took our dog for a walk near Bantam Lake, in northwestern Connecticut, a few miles from our house. In swampy woods on the lake’s northern shore, we noticed a…

Energy

Here’s how to solve the UK energy crisis for the long term – store more power

Soaring energy bills rooted in a global gas supply crunch have focused minds on the age-old problem: how can we better store power? Attention has turned to the closure of the Rough gas storage facility in the North Sea in…

Recycling

Tips for Recycling Holiday Electronics This Christmas Season

Based on current estimates, consumers will have generated around 57.4 million tons of e-waste by the end of the year. The COVID pandemic is believed to be behind the increase. While people upgraded their phones, tablets, and computers this year, only a little more than 17% is expected to get recycled correctly. Improperly recycled e-waste […]

Global warming at doorstep, we need planning with climate lens – The New Indian Express

This has been a year of extremes, with COVID-19 striking a blow right in the beginning and adversely impacting lives and livelihoods of people, and the economy at large. While governments and the people alike were battling the pandemic, extreme…

Push for cooler rooftops to put ceiling on rising temperatures – The Sydney Morning Herald

“Rather than developers piloting different projects in different regions, we need to consider the need for lighter roofs nationally. “The building ministers from the different governments have met and agree that the NCC needs to be updated to establish more…

Avoiding words ‘climate change,’ DeSantis says global-warming concerns involve ‘left-wing stuff’ – Florida Phoenix

At an event Tuesday in Pinellas County about defending cities from sea levels rising around Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis answered a reporter’s question about climate change by talking about “left-wing stuff” and people posing as environmental advocates in order to…

What’s at stake in the Build Back Better bill | TheHill – The Hill

Congress often requires others to do things it does not require of itself. For example, federal agencies must prepare Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) that describe the effects their actions will have on the physical, cultural and human environment. Federal agencies…

Scroll Compressors Seek to Lower Global Warming Potential, Reduce Building Emissions – Environment + Energy Leader

(Credit: Pixabay) New scroll compressors that will lower global warming potential, reduce carbon emissions and help reduce operating costs of buildings are being developed by Honeywell and Danfoss. The DSG scroll compressors are designed to be used for medium pressure…

Carter 2.0 — Biden Blames Others For His War On (Reliable) Energy

Joe Biden is the gift that keeps on giving. The gift, that is, of parallels with fellow Democrat Jimmy Carter. Most Americans have no memories of the actual Carter presidency, from 1977 to 1981, but this Baby Boomer sure does. As…

Demand-side solutions to climate change mitigation consistent with high levels of well-being – Nature.com

1. Mundaca, L., Ürge-Vorsatz, D. & Wilson, C. Demand-side approaches for limiting global warming to 1.5 °C. Energy Effic. 12, 343–362 (2019). Google Scholar  2. Bajželj, B. et al. Importance of food-demand management for climate mitigation. Nat. Clim. Change 4, 924–929…

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