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From Global Warming To Robots: 6 Local Public Talks From 2019 And Why They Matter – wgbh.org

In 2019, WGBH’s Forum Network recorded 150 talks around greater Boston on topics ranging from sustainable housing development, to the psychology behind political movements, to snow leopard conservation, and numerous author readings, including one of the year’s Nobel laureates and…

The Toxic Rhetoric Of Climate Change

I received this letter last nite, via email: I have no idea if this is an accurate email of your but I just found it and thought I’d take a chance. My name is XXX I’m 20 years old from…

Wind Energy Is Not Renewable, Sustainable Or Climate-Friendly

Wind turbines continue to be the most controversial of so-called “renewable” energy sources worldwide.  But, you say, wind energy is surely renewable. It blows intermittently, but it’s natural, free, renewable and climate-friendly. That’s certainly what we hear, almost constantly. However,…

How to recycle your Christmas lights

It doesn’t feel right to put Christmas lights in a trash can. Maybe they’ve stopped working, or maybe you’re replacing incandescent lights with safer, more energy-efficient LEDs. In any case, after brightening so many holiday seasons over the years, it…

New material design tops carbon-capture from wet flue gases

(Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) Chemical engineers at EPFL have designed a material that can capture carbon dioxide from wet flue gasses better than current commercial materials. The work is published in Nature.

Green Delusion Persists: Tesla Crash Victim Can’t Find Anyone To Recycle His Wrecked Car

It was just over a month ago that we reported on a Tesla accident in Austria that resulted in firefighters needing to use a special container to transport the remains of the vehicle and the battery at the scene of…

As California Burns, Saint Gavin Fiddles

If Gavin Newsom is not the worst governor of California, he will be by the time he gets through with it. Know-it-all “pretty boy” Newsom, predictably elected in a deeper-than-deep blue state, has no regard for anyone who thinks differently…

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No deliveries: How cells decide when to accept extracellular packages

Endocytosis, a fundamental process that cells use to take in macromolecules, functions a lot like an airlock on a spaceship — but squishier, says a researcher. Researchers have studied how cells initiate and perform endocytosis since the 1960s, but in a new article they finally describes how cells shut down this important cellular machinery. And their findings are not without controversy.

UK needs to act to prevent electric vehicle battery waste mountain — new study

(University of Birmingham) Recycling technologies for end-of-life lithium ion batteries (LIBs) are not keeping pace with the rapid rise of electric vehicles, storing up a potentially huge waste management problem for the future, according to a new study.