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Biden Touts Economic Benefits of Combating Climate Change – Voice of America

WASHINGTON – U.S. President Joe Biden joined business and union leaders Friday in touting the economic benefits of addressing global warming when he delivered remarks from the White House on the last day of a two-day virtual climate change summit….

To Replace Lithium Batteries For Grid Storage ‘Gravitricity’ Uses Gravity

A company that uses gravity to create a ‘giant battery’ has just completed a successful test in Scotland, paving the way for its commercial-scale roll out. The firm is called Gravitricity, and their device, which has a 25-year lifespan, could help prevent the mining of rare earth minerals in the creation of lithium-ion batteries, while […]

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Poop core records 4,300 years of bat diet and environment

(American Geophysical Union) A 2-meter guano pile holds information about changes in climate and how the bats’ food sources shifted over the millennia, analogous to records of the past found in layers of lake mud and Antarctic ice, according to a new study in AGU’s Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences,

Biden invites Russia, China to first global climate talks – Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is including rivals Vladimir Putin of Russia and Xi Jinping of China among the invitees to the first big climate talks of his administration, an event the U.S. hopes will help shape, speed up…

President Biden Invites 40 World Leaders to Leaders Summit on Climate – Whitehouse.gov

Today, President Biden invited 40 world leaders to the Leaders Summit on Climate he will host on April 22 and 23.  The virtual Leaders Summit will be live streamed for public viewing. President Biden took action his first day in…

Headline: How energy modelling influences policymaking and vice versa

(Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies e.V. (IASS)) Energy models are used to explore different options for the development of energy systems in virtual “laboratories”. Scientists have been using energy models to provide policy advice for years. As a new study shows, energy models influence policymaking around the energy transition. Similarly, policymakers influence the work of modellers. Greater transparency is needed to ensure that political considerations do not set the agenda for future research or determine its findings, the researchers demand.

View a map of 25,000 supermassive black holes

Hours of radio observations have enabled scientists to create a map of the locations in Earth’s night sky of 25,000 supermassive black holes. These black holes are very far away, occupying the cores of distant galaxies.

Germany urges EU to engage with Russia on climate change – Financial Times

Germany has called for greater co-operation with Russia on climate change in a contentious new effort to restore frayed EU ties with Moscow. The European bloc should develop a “concrete and detailed strategy” on global warming as part of a…

‘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.”