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Turning waste plastic into carbon nanotubes to transmit electricity

(Swansea University) Scientists at Swansea University are extracting carbon atoms found in waste plastics and turning them into a nanotube format that can be used for the transmission of electricity. They are producing plastic electric cables without the copper wire inside them, which can be used in residential and industrial construction.The Welsh government is investing in the plastics upscaling project, which has the potential to create highly-skilled jobs in Wales.

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Some Amazon rainforest regions more resistant to climate change than previously thought

(Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science) Is the Amazon rainforest as sensitive to water stress as what the current models have been showing? Columbia Engineering researchers found that the models have been largely over-estimating water stress in tropical forests. While models show that increases in air dryness greatly diminish photosynthesis rates in certain regions of the Amazon rainforest, observational data results show the opposite: in certain very wet regions, the forests instead even increase photosynthesis rates in response to drier air.

Climate progress in 6 sectors too slow to limit global warming: report – Smart Cities Dive

None of the six key sectors expected to lead climate change mitigation — power, buildings, industry, transportation, forests and agriculture — are making fast enough progress to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, according to a joint report from…

Biden’s Climate Road Map Is A Recipe For Energy Disaster

While some claim that Joe Biden has won the presidential election, others say the data has been manipulated, much like some of the claims we see about climate data and climate models. If a Biden presidency becomes a reality, a…

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Biden’s Climate Road Map Is A Recipe For Energy Disaster

While some claim that Joe Biden has won the presidential election, others say the data has been manipulated, much like some of the claims we see about climate data and climate models. If a Biden presidency becomes a reality, a…

Iconic Paris Bookstore Gets So Many Orders After Pleading With Fans, They Had to Shut Down Website to Catch Up

What happens when a world-famous independent bookshop finds itself in dire straights due to the global pandemic? It gets creative, of course. As with other struggling bookstores like New York City’s venerable Strand, landmark Paris bookstore Shakespeare and Company experienced a devastating drop in revenue as the COVID-19 lockdown forced them to drastically change the way […]

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Don Paul: The warm spell ends; global warming continues – Buffalo News

Support this work for $1 a month The record-breaking warm weather of the past three days is coming to an end, writes Don Paul. James P. McCoy / Buffalo News After three consecutive daily record-breaking high temperatures, Buffalo’s Tuesday high…

Engineering a way out of climate change: Genetically modified organisms could be the key

(Nanjing Agricultural University The Academy of Science) Fighting the imminent climate change crisis has now become a global priority. In this regard, scientists in the US have discussed how gene editing technology can modify plants and organisms to reduce atmospheric CO2 and slow down climate change. They also consider potential obstacles to widespread use of these genetically modified organisms, including ethical problems and public resistance due to safety concerns.