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Capturing Climate Change – IEEE Spectrum

This is part of IEEE Spectrum’s special report: Critical Challenges 2002: Technology Takes On The government of Tuvalu, a Pacific Island nation, made a plea last summer for countries to take in Tuvalu evacuees, fearing a rising sea level will…

Australian wildfires had bigger influence on climate than lockdowns: Study – Axios

The COVID-19 pandemic-related lockdowns exerted a slight net warming effect on the planet, but Australian wildfires had a much bigger and faster climate impact, cooling the planet from December 2019 through mid-2020, a new study finds. Why it matters: The…

Eighteen Hundred And Starve To Death, Or The Year Without A Summer

A deep trough of low pressure spanned the Great Lakes. Behind it, a wall of cold air built and folded over itself, layer upon layer, until it was both towering and poised. Finally, it broke free to race east toward…

Making clean hydrogen is hard, but researchers just solved a major hurdle

(University of Texas at Austin) Researchers from The University of Texas at Austin have found a low-cost way to solve one half of the water-splitting equation to produce hydrogen as clean energy — using sunlight to efficiently split off oxygen molecules from water. The finding represents a step forward toward greater adoption of hydrogen as a key part of our energy infrastructure.

Energy Department Targets Vastly Cheaper Batteries to Clean Up the Grid

WASHINGTON — The Energy Department on Wednesday announced a new effort to tackle one of the toughest technical challenges facing President Biden’s push for an electric grid dominated by solar and wind power — namely, what to do when the…

How the E.U. Plan to Cut Emissions Will Affect Businesses

FRANKFURT — Cars with internal combustion engines will disappear from showrooms by 2035. Steel producers and cement makers will pay for every ton of carbon dioxide their factories emit. Cargo ships may not be able to dock in Rotterdam or…

World’s First Underwater Vegetable Garden Reopens Growing Lettuce and Basil in Perfect Temperature

From the ancient rice terraces of Yunnan to modern vertical hydroponics, agriculture comes in many different forms. Now a group of Italian brainiacs have created the world’s first underwater garden for terrestrial plants. Seaweed and kelp have been cultivated along shorelines for centuries, but in small submersible glass domes, pots of basil, lettuce, tomatoes, and […]

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Shade From Solar Panels Increases Abundance of Flowers in Late Summer, Benefiting Pollinators

A new study has found that shade provided by solar panels increased the abundance of flowers under the panels and delayed the timing of their bloom, both findings that could aid the agricultural community. The study, believed to be the first that looked at the impact of solar panels on flowering plants and insects, has […]

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Fact check: Is global warming merely a natural cycle? – DW (English)

It’s true that within its 4.5-billion-year history, planet Earth has experienced periods of lesser and greater warmth. Altering over many thousands of years, these shifting temperatures have been determined by variations in Earth’s orbit around the sun. While greater distances…

The LIGHT-CAP project will focus on new solutions for solar energy conversion and storage

(Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia – IIT) New technologies for the European carbon-neutrality program will be developed by the LIGHT-CAP project, a four-year research initiative whose main objective is to implement a radical change related to the current tools of solar energy conversion and storage technologies. Funded by the European Union, the project involves partners from both academical and industrial fields that will cooperate for the next four years.

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