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Battery Parts Can Be Recycled Without Crushing or Melting, Saving Valuable Raw Materials

Researchers in Finland have discovered that electrodes in lithium batteries containing cobalt can be reused following a special process. In comparison to traditional recycling, which typically extracts metals from crushed batteries by melting or dissolving them, the new process—which newly saturates the electrodes with lithium—saves valuable raw materials, and likely also energy. The rechargeable batteries […]

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Changing specialisation to cope with climate change | VOX, CEPR Policy Portal – voxeu.org

Bruno Conte, Klaus Desmet, Dávid Krisztián Nagy, Esteban Rossi-Hansberg 04 May 2021 In discussing trade policy in the context of climate change, some people are quick to argue that trade might have to be restricted. After all, trade involves transportation,…

Electric cars won’t stop global warming – The Nationalist

Electric cars won’t solve all our problems By Michael Godfrey I READ a very interesting article recently, which completely did away with the notion that electric cars are the be-all and end-all and will solve all our carbon emission problems….

Rapid global warming harming farm production, report warns – National Observer

This story was originally published by The Guardian and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration The climate crisis is already eating into the output of the world’s agricultural systems, with productivity much lower than it would have…

Impact of Methane Emissions on Global Warming and Human Health – Energy Industry Review

The threat that methane poses to global efforts to prevent dangerous climate change is becoming more well known. Methane emissions are increasing and because methane is many times more powerful than carbon dioxide at warming the atmosphere, these emissions are…

One quarter of global population faces fatal heat waves – Open Access Government

© Jahangir Alam Onuchcha In South Asia, global warming is set to create more deadly heat waves – with 60% of the region unable to take shelter and survive, due to working outdoors “The future looks bad for South Asia,…

Climate change set to drive more deadly heat in South Asia – Reuters

By Naimul Karim 3 Min Read DHAKA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Deadly heatwaves in South Asia are likely to become more common in the future, with the region’s exposure to lethal heat stress potentially nearly tripling if global warming isn’t…

It’s Time To Come Clean About The True Costs Of Net Zero

The UK parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) published a report last week that found ‘there is no coordinated plan with clear milestones towards achieving’ the 2050 ‘Net Zero’ emissions-reduction target. This lack of a plan, the committee claimed, made it…

‘Overwhelming’ international support for more government action on environment, message-testing experiment finds

(University of Cambridge) – Survey experiment across UK, US, Brazil, India, China, Indonesia and Poland finds “overwhelming” support for more action ahead of COP26. – Research finds strong support in each country for policies to “protect and preserve” wildlife, plant trees, and invest in clean technologies. – In the run-up to COP26, Cambridge researchers say: “We face huge challenges protecting the environment, but global public opinion may no longer be chief among them.”