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To Cut Neighbors’ Fuel Costs ‘Baker Ed’ Revived Tradition of a Village Oven – Baking People’s Pies for Free

A baker in the English town of Guisborough, pop. 17k or thereabouts, is reviving an ancient tradition to help his neighbors endure high energy costs. Thousands of years ago, societies built one oven in town where everyone went to bake their bread, and now Ed Hamilton-Trewhitt from Brickyard Bakery is offering to bake Christmas cakes […]

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This Greek Island Replaced its Landfill with Recycling Plant That Now Reduces Waste by 85%

In order to keep their little island the pristine Aegean paradise it is, Tilos has gotten rid of their landfill, and replaced it with a circular system that has reduced total waste by 86%. After being implemented this May, the island of around 750 inhabitants quickly saw progress, after they transformed the landfill into a […]

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Machine Recycles Plastic Bottles into 3D Printer Filament–And the Design was Released, Instead of Patented

The mission of the James Dyson Award is simple: Design something that solves a problem. No one will be surprised, then, that the Polyformer machine won a grand prize because it expertly solves two problems at once. The young co-inventors, Reiten Cheng and Swaleh Owais, designed the Polyformer to achieve two goals: to tackle plastic […]

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From the U.N. climate conference, advice for Philly as it adapts to global warming – The Philadelphia Inquirer

For a dozen days this month, an estimated 35,000 people from around the world gathered in Egypt at COP27, the United Nations climate conference. Among the attendees — in addition to representatives from the nearly 200 countries that signed onto…

Australia’s methane emissions, the Global Methane Pledge and COP27

Image: KarryosMethane inventories in select fossil fuel basins (size of bubble = Mt CH4/yr), coverage of satellite data (x-axis, relative to total country emissions) and annual trend rate since 2019 (y-axis). A report on global methane emissions by Karryos shows…

Tracking methane from space could be key to helping slow global warming – Axios

Illustration: Rae Cook/Axios Satellites orbiting Earth are providing data to precisely point scientists, companies and governments to sources of methane — a strong greenhouse gas. Why it matters: Cutting methane emissions could help to slow global warming in the next…

Recycling

Halloween Candy Wrappers Are Hard to Recycle!

An estimated 600 million pounds of Halloween candy was handed out on October 31st. Each miniature or full-size candy is individually wrapped in a plastic wrapper. While that small wrapper may seem insignificant to you, add them all up. 600 million candy wrappers, plus the plastic bags they come in and the plastic bags some […]

Methane Emissions Must Fall for World to Hit Temperature Targets – International Monetary Fund

Countries must reduce emissions of greenhouse gases substantially to keep global temperature targets in reach and limit risks of destabilizing the world’s climate. Most attention has focused on carbon dioxide produced by burning fossil fuels, but it is also critical…

Recycling

What’s All the Buzz About Pyrolysis for Recycling Plastic?

There’s been a lot of talk about pyrolysis being the solution to the plastics recycling problem. Is this method the solution that some experts believe it will be? What is all the buzz about?There are Problems With Plastics RecyclingBefore you even get into the purpose of pyrolysis, you have to look at the current problems […]

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