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Marijuana use increases, shifts away from illegal market

A new article reports that, based on analysis of public wastewater samples in at least one Western Washington population center, cannabis use both increased and substantially shifted from the illicit market since retail sales began in 2014.

Greentown Labs & BASF start circularity challenge to pursue ideas for a circular economy

(BASF SE) Greentown Labs, the largest cleantech startup incubator in North America, and BASF, one of the world’s leading chemical companies, are accepting applications for its Circularity Challenge, a six-month accelerator program. Greentown Labs and BASF are seeking ideas from startups with a proof of concept solution to disrupt the plastics, energy storage and recycling value chains to enable a circular economy. This program is supported by Stanley Black & Decker, a leading global diversified industrial.

UMass Amherst cell biologist chosen for Pew Scholars Biomedical Research Program

(University of Massachusetts at Amherst) University of Massachusetts Amherst biologist Lillian Fritz-Laylin is one of 22 early-career researchers selected for the Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences, the Pew Charitable Trusts announced Friday, June 14, 2019.

Bitcoin causing CO2 emissions comparable to Hamburg

(Technical University of Munich (TUM)) The use of Bitcoin causes around 22 megatons in CO2 emissions annually — comparable to the total emissions of cities such as Hamburg or Las Vegas. That is the conclusion of the most detailed analysis to date of the cryptocurrency’s carbon footprint. For their study, an interdisciplinary team of researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) analyzed such data as the IPO filings of hardware manufacturers and the IP addresses of Bitcoin ‘miners.’

Democrats Spend Climate Change Hearing NOT Talking About The Green New Deal

Democrats spent time during a House Committee on the Budget hearing on climate change distancing themselves from, and avoiding discussions about, the Green New Deal. “I know Republicans put out notices that we were going to have a hearing on…

Ending Fossil Fuels Would Bring The World Back To The Dark Ages

Inventiveness plus boldness equals progress. Liberal “activists” who want to revolutionize the nation’s energy resources demonstrate political moxie, but if their campaign to substitute renewable sources for fossil fuels — oil and gas — succeeds it will take more than…

Bloomberg Donates $500M In Bid To Close All Coal Plants In US

Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg is donating half a billion dollars to a new environmental campaign to close all of the coal plants in the US by 2030, he announced Thursday. Bloomberg, who is estimated to be worth $54 billion, is…