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Global approach is needed on battery regulation

(University of Birmingham) New European Union regulations on batteries could offer a huge boost to the global decarbonisation mission – but only if it leverages its political and economic weight to ensure a fairer global marketplace.

As Bezos completes Blue Origin mission, many ask what’s the climate-change impact? – MarketWatch

Jeff Bezos’s historic space flight Tuesday used relatively clean fuel and inspired him to recommit to spend to try to save Earth given his new vantage point. But his push among billionaires to compete with more and more suborbital missions…

Four Major Flaws With the EU’s New Climate Plans

Last week, the European Commission presented its so-called Fit for 55 proposals, a raft of legislative initiatives intended to adapt EU law to the 2030 target of reducing CO2 emissions by 55 percent from 1990 levels. The idea is to…

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Can Biden build his charging stations?

The bipartisan infrastructure deal would deliver less than one-tenth of the money President Biden sought for electric vehicles — leaving nothing for new consumer subsidies, factory retrofits or supply chain development.

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…

Rethinking plastics

(University of Delaware) In a new issue of Science, devoted to the plastics problem, University of Delaware researchers LaShanda Korley and Thomas Epps, III, join collaborators in calling for new approaches to plastics design, production and use, with the goal of keeping plastics out of landfills and waterways, reusing the valuable resources they represent indefinitely in a “circular” plastics economy.

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…

Carpet brand Interface aims to run its business “in a way that reverses global warming” – Dezeen

Carpet-tile manufacturer Interface aims to achieve negative carbon emissions by 2040, according to sustainability leader Jon Khoo. The brand has set itself an ambitious pathway to becoming a net remover of atmospheric carbon in less than 20 years. It claims…

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.

This Self-Healing Cement Automatically Fills Any Cracks That Form, To Save Energy and Money

How much easier would our lives be if, like our bodies, our possessions could regenerate their own material to fix any damages they sustained? Well, thanks to some very clever folks in England, concrete could be made self-regenerating by the addition of a simple enzyme found in our blood—repairing cracks in the sidewalk, roads, or […]

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