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E-scooters go on trial in Middlesbrough to aid UK’s green recovery

Residents of Middlesbrough in north-east England will be the first in the UK to legally ride electric scooters on the open road when the law changes on Saturday, as the government struggles to prevent a recovery from coronavirus based on…

Traffic density, wind and air stratification influence concentrations of air pollutant NO2

(Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research (TROPOS)) Traffic density is the most important factor for much the air pollutant nitrogen dioxide (NO2). However, weather also has an influence, according to a study by TROPOS, which evaluated the influence of weather conditions on nitrogen dioxide concentrations in Saxony 2015 to 2018 on behalf of LfULG. It was shown that wind speed and the height of the lowest air layer are the most important factors that determine how much pollutants can accumulate locally.

Emissions Are Surging Back as Countries and States Reopen – The New York Times

After a drastic decline this spring, global greenhouse gas emissions are now rebounding sharply, scientists reported, as countries relax their coronavirus lockdowns and traffic surges back onto roads. It’s a stark reminder that even as the pandemic rages, the world…

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Emissions Are Surging Back as Countries and States Reopen – The New York Times

After a drastic decline this spring, global greenhouse gas emissions are now rebounding sharply, scientists reported, as countries relax their coronavirus lockdowns and traffic surges back onto roads. It’s a stark reminder that even as the pandemic rages, the world…

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Stiffer roadways could improve truck fuel efficiency

A theoretical study suggests that small changes in roadway paving practices could reduce that efficiency loss, potentially eliminating a half-percent of the total greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector, at little to no cost.

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Stiffer roadways could improve truck fuel efficiency

A theoretical study suggests that small changes in roadway paving practices could reduce that efficiency loss, potentially eliminating a half-percent of the total greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector, at little to no cost.

Could we run out of sand? Scientists adjust how grains are measured

(University of Sydney) How we account for sand is important for understanding how reefs, atolls and coastal regions will cope with the effects of climate change. Scientists led by Ana Vila-Concejo from the University of Sydney discovered models for measuring sand were giving incorrect information and have developed more accurate engineering models.

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Over Foot Of Snow Falls On Colo., Wyoming, Breaks 70-Yr Record

An unusual summertime snowstorm buried parts of Colorado and Wyoming on Tuesday in heavy, wet snow that piled up in higher elevations and even closed some roads. The National Weather Service (NWS) said that winter storm warnings and winter weather advisories…

Ignore The Green Puffery: Fossil Fuels Are Here To Stay

The easy thinking flies smoothly off the keyboard: “Fossil Fuels are Done”; “End of the Oil Era”; “The Inevitable Death of Natural Gas”; “The Demise of King Coal”; On and on, a parade of abstractions unconnected to the empirical world…