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More Renewable Energy Used in 2020 Than Fossil Fuels in World’s 4th Largest Economy, Emissions Slashed by 80M Tons

For the first time in history, a combination of wind, solar, and other renewables overtook Germany’s coal, oil, and gas, for use as the country’s fuel source during 2020. A combination of the pandemic, lower demand for electricity, mild weather, cheaper natural gas, and various economic and market factors led to the historic numbers on […]

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Scientists identify contents of ancient Maya drug containers

Scientists have identified the presence of a non-tobacco plant in ancient Maya drug containers for the first time. The researchers detected Mexican marigold (Tagetes lucida) in residues taken from 14 miniature Maya ceramic vessels. The vessels also contain chemical traces present in two types of dried and cured tobacco.

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Scientists identify contents of ancient Maya drug containers

Scientists have identified the presence of a non-tobacco plant in ancient Maya drug containers for the first time. The researchers detected Mexican marigold (Tagetes lucida) in residues taken from 14 miniature Maya ceramic vessels. The vessels also contain chemical traces present in two types of dried and cured tobacco.

Scientists identify contents of ancient Maya drug containers

Scientists have identified the presence of a non-tobacco plant in ancient Maya drug containers for the first time. The researchers detected Mexican marigold (Tagetes lucida) in residues taken from 14 miniature Maya ceramic vessels. The vessels also contain chemical traces present in two types of dried and cured tobacco.

After Wind Speeds Dropped, UK Electricity Prices Rose 10,000%

Last Wednesday the wind died, and Britain’s fleet of thousands of wind turbines mostly stopped turning. The engineers at National Grid had seen the problem coming: temperatures and wind speeds had been low all week and were forecast to fall…

New U.S./U.K. startup collaboration brings clean energy and climate tech to

(NYU Tandon School of Engineering) Beginning in January, the Urban Future Lab at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering will be the U.S. landing pad for Innovate UK’s Global Incubator Programme (GIP), which is designed to cultivate and support the launch of innovative cleantech companies with a strong potential to scale internationally to new markets. The program will provide eight U.K.-based businesses with the opportunity to explore the potential of the U.S. market and access to world-class mentors.

A new look at the universe’s oldest light

New work agrees with older research suggesting the oldest light in the universe – from the most distant galaxy yet known – started its journey toward us 13.77 billion years ago.

Impacts of climate change on our water and energy systems: it’s complicated

(DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) Researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), UC Berkeley, and UC Santa Barbara have developed a science-based analytic framework to evaluate the complex connections between water and energy, and options for adaptations in response to an evolving climate.

UK Opens its First Geothermal Plant Using Heat From the Earth to Power 10,000 Homes

In Cornwall, the UK’s first-ever geothermal power plant has just put pen to paper on a 10-year deal to sell its supply of electricity to 10,000 local homes. The plant creates power by mixing water down two wells, one of which is three miles deep, that pass through the Porthtowan fault zone and the red […]

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Power, water and climate

As the planet continues to warm, the twin challenges of diminishing water supply and growing energy demand will intensify. But water and energy are inextricably linked. For instance, nearly a fifth of California’s energy goes toward water-related activities, while more than a tenth of the state’s electricity comes from hydropower. As society tries to adapt to one challenge, it needs to ensure it doesn’t worsen the other.