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Coating Buildings With This Paint Might Cool Them Down Enough to Reduce the Need for Air Conditioning

In an effort to curb global warming, Purdue University engineers have created the whitest paint yet. Coating buildings with this paint may one day cool them off enough to reduce the need for air conditioning, the researchers say. In October, the team created an ultra-white paint that pushed limits on how white paint can be. […]

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Environment Conscious Songwriters Announce Release of “DIWYC” Song on Global Warming and Climate Change – PRNewswire

LOS ANGELES, April 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — As part of the campaign to bring awareness to global warming and climate change issues, Brinds Will and a group of artists have released a song titled “DIWYC,” which means “Do It While You…

As plant/animal diversity wanes, is microbial life changing too? A perilously ‘profound ignorance’

(Terry Collins Assoc) The downward trajectory of plant and animal diversity constitutes a key issue of the Anthropocene. Whether diversity is changing also in the world of microbes is unknown, however — a “profound ignorance” — because the importance of these microorganisms maintain Earth’s habitability. A paper published today frames the rate of change of microbial biodiversity as an important question on which progress is possible.

Sen. Karl Rhoads: What Hawaii Should Be Doing To Address Global Warming – Honolulu Civil Beat

Civil Beat IDEAS editor Julia Steele sat down with Hawaii state Sen. Karl Roads for a discussion about global warming and the vulnerability of Oahu’s low-lying coastal areas. The interview has been edited for length and clarity. Rhoads, who chairs…

The Whitest Paint Is Here & It’s the Coolest – Could Help Curb Global Warming – SciTechDaily

Xiulin Ruan, a Purdue University professor of mechanical engineering, holds up his lab’s sample of the whitest paint on record. Credit: Purdue University/Jared Pike New paint formulation could help buildings rely less on air conditioning. In an effort to curb…

March Sea Ice: Arctic Stable Since 2005; Antarctica Above Mean

There are two months that are of particular interest in the Arctic: September, when sea ice reaches its minimum, and March, when it reaches its maximum. Gains 504,000 sq km. Today we look at Arctic sea ice extent data for…

Literature Review: Synthetic Turf carbon footprint, environmental, health, microplastics and biodiversity impacts

Hosken Reserve: grass oval used for soccer training, informal reacreation, off-lead dog exercise (Photo by John Englart) Abstract:  The conversion of a grass oval to synthetic turf at Hosken Reserve, Coburg North, is about a failure in transparency and consultation…

Global warming driving mass migration of marine life – Inhabitat

Marine life is migrating from the equator to the tropics, according to a recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The study shows that many species known to reside in the equator’s warm waters are migrating to…

Annotated Bibliography: Synthetic Turf and Climate, health, biodiversity and microplastics pollution issues

Increasing use of synthetic surfaces and synthetic turf is problematic for Several reasons.  Synthetic turf is: Derived from fossil fuel petrochemical industry Produces greenhouse gas emissions during manufacturing and as it degrades Increases landfill at end of life Produces micro-plastic…

Scientific American declares ‘Climate Emergency’ – KXAN.com

“Journalism should reflect what science says: the climate emergency is here.” This is according to one of the oldest, continuously published magazines in the United States, Scientific American. For 175 years, Scientific American has been a popular science magazine that…