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Climate bits – ASBMB Today

From metabolic engineering to use, bacteria to extract rare earth elements to feeding cattle diets that minimize their methane emission, biochemistry research can shed light on climate and sustainability. Contributing writer Meg Taylor rounded up some recent research findings for…

Recycling

Government Initiatives Aim to Make Recycling Easier

A stunning 292.4 million tons of waste was generated in 2018, which breaks down to almost 5 pounds per person every day. Of that waste, 94 million tons were recycled or composted.  What happens to the rest?Over 146 million tons end up in landfills.About 35 million tons is burned to create a source of energy.The […]

New Design for Solid-State Hydrogen Fuel Cell Significantly Reduces Charging Times and Improves Safety

Hydrogen is gaining significant attention as an efficient way to store ‘green energy’ from renewables such as wind and solar. Now, an Australian team has developed a new method to improve solid-state hydrogen fuel cell charging times. The most common form of hydrogen storage is using compressed gas. Liquid forms are also used, but researchers […]

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What you need to know about critical minerals and climate change – 550 KTSA

RENO, NEVADAJune 7, 2021The clay mixture from which lithium will be extracted is held by Tim Crowley, spokesman for Lithium Americas Corp. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images) (NEW YORK) — As the world scrambles to reduce…

EU Officially Gives Green Label To Natural Gas And Nuclear

The European Union unveiled how it plans to label investments in some gas and nuclear projects as sustainable, a move that has divided member states as the energy transition collides with political reality. The European Commission is announcing its proposal…

Scientists at Stanford Revitalize Batteries By Bringing ‘Dead’ Lithium Back to Life

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University may have found a way to revitalize rechargeable lithium batteries, potentially boosting the range of electric vehicles and battery life in next-gen electronic devices. As lithium batteries cycle, they accumulate little islands of inactive lithium that are cut off from the […]

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Recycling

Back to the Basics: Items That Most Cities Recycle and Others That Are Often Restricted

Why do some people still hesitate to embrace recycling? Between 2015 and 2018, the number of tons recycled increased by 2.2%. You might think that’s good news, but there’s a problem. While the number of tons went up, the overall recycling rate, including food and yard waste recycling, dropped. Decreases are attributed to these two […]

Recycling

Throw It Out or Recycle It? Each State’s Rules on Electronics Recycling (UPDATED 2021)

Think about the average lifespan of electronics. Most people will say you’re doing great if you can keep your laptop or cell phone going for five years. A printer is usually lucky to make it past nine years. Monitors have an average lifespan of eight years. Refurbished items have shorter lifespans.What happens when it’s time […]

Hybrid membrane doubles the lifetime of rechargeable batteries

(Friedrich-Schiller-Universitaet Jena) Scientists at Friedrich Schiller University in Jena, together with colleagues from Boston University (BU) and Wayne State University (WSU), have now succeeded in preventing dendrite formation and thus at least doubling the lifetime of a lithium metal battery. The researchers report on their method in the renowned journal “Advanced Energy Materials”.

Reports Of Fossil Fuels’ Death Are Greatly Exaggerated

Great efforts are underway to decarbonize the global economy. It’s not just that Western political leaders pledge commitments to net-zero emissions by 2050 or shortly thereafter. Corporations are also investing in a green-energy future as if a carbon-free world is…

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