Menopausal Mother Nature

News about Climate Change and our Planet

Technology

VCs are hopeful Biden’s infrastructure investments boost startups tackling climate change – Axios

After co-piloting President Obama’s efforts to fight climate change as vice president, Joe Biden is having his second go, releasing a broad infrastructure proposal his administration hopes will lead to meaningful legislation and investment into stemming U.S. greenhouse emissions. The…

A lightweight and durable radiator for cooling electric vehicle batteries

(Peter the Great Saint-Petersburg Polytechnic University) Researchers from Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU) invented a durable and compact radiator for lithium-ion batteries, which in the future can be used for electric vehicles. The radiator was developed using friction stir welding technology.

X-ray study recasts role of battery material from cathode to catalyst

(DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) An international team working at Berkeley Lab used a unique X-ray instrument to learn new things about lithium-rich battery materials that have been the subject of much study for their potential to extend the range of electric vehicles and the operation of electronic devices.

The Biggest Casualty Of The ‘Climate Crisis’ Is Journalism

The Sky News Daily Climate Show is an exercise in activism, not news. After much self-congratulating hype, Sky News broadcast the first episode of its Daily Climate Show last night. ‘Hello and welcome to the UK’s only climate daily news…

Biden: Americans Can Travel By Rail Nearly As Fast As A Plane

President Joe Biden defended his exorbitant “infrastructure” bill Wednesday by urging Americans to imagine a world in which they can travel by rail at the speed of an airplane and traverse the globe’s entire circumference in just an hour. These…

Study calls for urgent climate change action to secure global food supply

(Curtin University) New Curtin University-led research has found climate change will have a substantial impact on global food production and health if no action is taken by consumers, food industries, government, and international bodies.

Does Biden’s American Jobs Plan go big enough on climate change? – Al Jazeera English

At first glance, United States President Joe Biden’s giant American Jobs Plan seems like an environmentalist’s dream: enormous investment in electric vehicles, big tax incentives for renewable energy and widespread improvements to the ailing US power grid. The initiative would…

Net-Zero’s Skyrocketing Costs Will Hit The Poor The Hardest

As a lofty political idea, Net-Zero has generated public support in the short term – but it could yet prove a devastating hostage to fortune as the full costs become apparent. How politically rewarding it must have seemed for Theresa…