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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”.

Maryland landfills pose bigger climate problem than previously thought – The Chesapeake Bay Journal

Throwing food away is more than wasteful. When it gets buried in a landfill, it generates methane, a climate-warming greenhouse gas many times more potent than carbon dioxide. A new report by the nonprofit Environmental Integrity Project finds that Maryland’s…

Recycling

Michigan Develops a $97 Million Plan to Improve Recycling

How well do the residents in your state do when it comes to recycling? In “The 50 States of Recycling: A State-By-State Assessment of Containers and Packaging Recycling Rates,” Maine and Vermont ranked the highest. They were followed by Massachusetts, Oregon, Connecticut, New York, Minnesota, and Michigan.Michigan did well with a recycling rate of 48% […]

Pipeline Protesters Lose Key Battle As Minn. Court Sides With Enbridge Line 3

The Minnesota Court of Appeals handed pipeline protesters a defeat Monday with a ruling in favor of the Enbridge Line 3 as activists kept up their efforts to disrupt construction on the hotly contested project. In a 2-1 decision, a…

Balanced rocks set design ground motion values for New Zealand dam

(Seismological Society of America) For the first time, researchers have used precariously-balanced rocks to set the formal design earthquake motions for a major existing engineered structure–the Clyde Dam, the largest concrete dam in New Zealand.

Tailoring climate change messaging for conservatives could shift understanding of crisis: Study – ABC News

The key to easing partisanship on the topic of global warming may be in the way the messages are conveyed, according to new research. Tailoring online messaging and advertising toward Republican voters could shift their views on climate change, a…

Climate change: Tackling increasing lightning strikes – Hindustan Times

Odisha has the most lightning activity but West Bengal has the highest lightning density, explains the report. Lightning kills more people than cyclones in India, says the Earth Networks India Lightning Report, 2019. And it could increase as much as…

Scientists warn G7 leaders over the existential costs of climate change – The National

Explained: what is the G7 and why the 2021 summit is in Cornwall A group of world-leading climate scientists are calling on G7 leaders to factor in the dire costs of failing to keep global warming below 1.5°C this century,…

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POLAND: Miners, power workers protest shift away from coal

Some 4,000 Polish coal mining and power workers protested in Warsaw on Wednesday against the gradual phasing out of coal extraction and use and against a European Union court order to immediately close down a mine.