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Throughout Earth’s history, climate change has pushed animal and plant species into extinction. About 250 million years ago, global warming triggered by massive volcanic eruptions wiped out 96 percent of all marine species during the Permian period, as Science magazine…
Engineers at Duke University have developed the worldâs first fully recyclable printed electronics. Their recycling process recovers nearly 100% of the materials usedâand preserves most of their performance capabilities for reuse. By demonstrating a crucial and relatively complex computer componentâthe transistorâcreated with three carbon-based inks, the researchers hope to inspire a new generation of recyclable […]
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(University of Oregon) Long-running archaeological research, boosted by airborne lidar sensing and machine-learning algorithms, finds that Cambodia’s Greater Angkor region was home to 700,000-900,000 people. The new estimate, made possible by a study designed at the University of Oregon, is the first for the entire 3,000-square-kilometer low-density region.
(University of Helsinki) The population growth of an endangered butterfly species is greatest in habitats with microclimatic variability, demonstrates a study carried out collaboratively by the Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences and the Helsinki Institute of Life Science of the University of Helsinki as well as the Finnish Environment Institute.
(Yale University) Mastery of fire has given humans dominance over the natural world. A Yale-led study provides the earliest evidence to date of ancient humans significantly altering entire ecosystems with flames.
Vermont became the first state to mandate composting of food scraps. While this was the first state-wide mandate, there are cities across the U.S. that have also discussed or implemented laws requiring food waste to go into composters instead of the trash. California is set to start its mandatory food waste composting requirement in 2022. You’ve […]
(Aarhus University) A new innovation project, funded by the Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Program (EUDP) under the Danish Energy Agency, is aiming for a breakthrough in the storage of intermittent wind and solar electricity. The project will use pea sized pebbles in large steel tanks and the prototype constructed for the project will be the largest storage facility in the Danish electricity system.
Iceland was the ideal location for Orca. “It’s the only only site in the world where you can mineralize the CO2,” explains Beuttler, who notes that Climeworks has had a demonstrator running there since 2017. The site also allows the…
A farmer on Ireland’s Dingle Peninsula was surprised to find a stone-lined passageway beneath a rock he had turned over in his fields. Many stone tombs called “dolmans” are scattered across the peninsula, and this one seemed different. It appeared to pass under the ground and was in pristine condition. The tomb is lined with […]
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