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Using fiber optics to advance safe and renewable energy

(DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) Fiber optic cables, it turns out, can be incredibly useful scientific sensors. Researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have studied them for use in carbon sequestration, groundwater mapping, earthquake detection, and monitoring of Arctic permafrost thaw. Now they have been awarded new grants to develop fiber optics for two novel uses: monitoring offshore wind operations and underground natural gas storage.

R.I. Official: Climate Lawsuit Will Create ‘Sustainable Funding Stream’

One of the motivations behind Rhode Island’s ongoing public nuisance climate change lawsuit against energy producers is to secure a “sustainable funding stream” for the state, according to recently released documents. Public interest law firm Energy Policy Advocates (EPA) submitted…

Longer lives not dependent on increased energy use

(University of Leeds) Growing consumption of energy and fossil fuels over four decades did not play a significant role in increasing life expectancy across 70 countries. New research, led by the University of Leeds, has quantified the importance of different development factors to improvements in physical health on an international scale.

Worldwide urban expansion causing problems

(Texas A&M University) As cities physically expanded worldwide between 1970 and 2010, the population in those cities became less dense, according to a study led by a Texas A&M university professor.

World can avoid catastrophic global warming with climate solutions in hand today—study – Eco-Business

There is no single solution to combat climate change. From climate-friendly diets and improved education to electric vehicles and forests, all available means are needed, with many of them interconnected. Image: The tools needed to avert runaway climate change are…

World needs to unite to stop global warming – The Financial Express

The movement towards decarbonisation in the West has built up a strong momentum. Spend a few days in Europe and one cannot help but be struck by the change in the tenor of the discussion on global warming. It is…

Hazardous waste or edible food?

(University of Vaasa) According to a new doctoral dissertation from the University of Vaasa, more drive and novel and creative solutions are needed in retailing to tackle bread waste. Grocery stores could reduce bread waste by making the most of technology, marketing methods and engagement.

Climate change: Why trains are not as green as you thought – The Next Web

Did you know TNW Conference has a track fully dedicated to exploring how tech can help achieve the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) this year? Check out the full ‘Sustainable Societies‘ program here. The 2020s will have to involve some…

Researchers create new tools to monitor water quality, measure water insecurity

(Northwestern University) A wife-husband team will present both high-tech and low-tech solutions for improving water security at this year’s American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) annual meeting in Seattle on Sunday, Feb. 16. Northwestern University’s Sera Young and Julius Lucks come from different ends of the science spectrum but meet in the middle to provide critical new information to approach this global issue.