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Bjorn Lomborg: The Inconvenient Truth About Extreme Weather Events

Fewer and fewer people die from climate-related natural disasters. This is even true of 2021, despite breathless climate reporting. Over the past hundred years, annual climate-related deaths have declined by more than 96%. In the 1920s, the death count from…

Global warming, Elder Parole bill, refugees and more – Newsday

Global warming is becoming the dominating economic, political and social issue of the 21st century [“Wildfire size, community density eyed,” News, July 20]. With tens of billions of metric tons of carbon dioxide emitted into the air every year, the…

Poor and minority communities suffer more from extreme heat in US cities

(University of California – San Diego) Low-income neighborhoods and communities with higher Black, Hispanic and Asian populations experience significantly more urban heat than wealthier and predominantly white neighborhoods within a vast majority of populous US counties, according new research from the University of California San Diego’s School of Global Policy and Strategy.

Smart Technology is Not Making Us Dumber After All, According to New Study

There are plenty of negatives associated with smart technology—texting and driving or blue light rays inhibiting sleep. But now we can be assured that the digital age is not making us dumber, according to a new study. While some might struggle to find places without Google Maps, the researchers found that the digital age is […]

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Sweat Could Power Smart Watches and Activity Trackers in the Future – Researchers Develop New Technology

Wearable electronic devices are great tools for health monitoring, but it has been difficult to find convenient power sources for them. Now, a group of scientists has successfully developed and tested a wearable biofuel cell array that generates electric power from the lactate in the wearer’s sweat, opening doors to electronic health monitoring powered by […]

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Global Roundtable announces commitment to reduce net global warming impact of beef 30pc – Beef Central

THE Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB) has has launched three global sustainability goals, headlined by a commitment to reduce the net global warming impact of beef by 30 percent. The GRSB describes its global sustainability goals as commitments to…

GRSB commits to reduce net global warming impact of beef by 2030 – www.thecattlesite.com

News GRSB commits to reduce net global warming impact of beef by 2030 01 July 2021 The Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB) has committed to reduce the net global warming impact of beef by 30% by 2030 with new…

Farmers Now Use Floating Gardens To Keep Crops Alive When it Floods — A Climate Crisis Lesson

Bangladesh’s floating gardens, built to grow food during flood seasons, could offer a sustainable solution for parts of the world prone to flooding because of climate change, a new study has found. The study suggests that floating gardens might not only help reduce food insecurity, but could also provide income for rural households in flood-prone parts […]

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Mining precious rare-earth elements from coal fly ash with a reusable ionic liquid

(American Chemical Society) Rare-earth elements are in many everyday products, such as smart phones, LED lights and batteries. However, only a few locations have large enough deposits worth mining, resulting in global supply chain tensions. So, there’s a push toward recycling them from non-traditional sources, such as waste from burning coal — fly ash. Now, researchers in ACS’ Environmental Science & Technology report a simple method for recovering these elements from coal fly ash using an ionic liquid.

Lomborg: Enough With The Net-Zero Doublethink

Our current climate conversation embodies two blatantly contradictory claims. On one side, experts warn that promised climate policies will be economically crippling. In a new report, the International Energy Agency (IEA) states that achieving net-zero in 2050 will likely be…

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