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China Mocks Biden’s ‘Absurd’ Attempt To Make Nice Using Kerry’s Climate Visit

China’s state-run Global Times did not think much of U.S. “climate envoy” John Kerry’s visit to Tianjin in a Thursday editorial, blasting Kerry’s climate-change talks as an ineffectual effort to mend fences without giving China the apologies and restitution it…

U.S. climate envoy Kerry urges China to keep politics out of global warming – Reuters

U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry is seen on a screen with Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi during a meeting via video link as Kerry visits Tianjin, China September 1, 2021. U.S. Department of State/Handout…

China Issues List Of Demands In Return For Climate Cooperation

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi gave U.S. climate envoy John Kerry a set of instructions that the United States should follow if the Biden administration seeks Beijing’s cooperation on climate change. Kerry is currently on the second leg of his…

US climate envoy Kerry appears to ask China to fight global warming – Kyodo News Plus

U.S. climate envoy John Kerry appears Wednesday to have urged China to step up measures to prevent global warming, as tensions between the world’s two major powers have been intensifying over several economic and security matters. In China’s Tianjin, Kerry…

China To Cash In On Afghanistan’s Rare Earth Minerals, Oil, More

China’s state-run Global Times on Tuesday reported Chinese corporations are excited by the business opportunities in Afghanistan, once the Taliban “stabilizes” its conquered land and eliminates the “uncertainty” holding China’s ambitions in check. “While much uncertainty remains, given the fluid…

Recent warming weakens global dust storm activity – EurekAlert

IMAGE: An overview map showing the locations of Lake Karakul (blue pentagon), Lake Daihai (blue star), and dust storm meteorological stations (purple circles) around the primary dust sources in northern China,… view more  Credit: ©Science China Press Dust storms are often…

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.

First global study shows uneven urbanization among large cities in the last two decades

In the first-ever study on the characteristics of urbanization in large cities around the world, researchers at the University of Hong Kong analyzed cities’ urban built-up areas (BUAs) expansion, population growth and greening BUA changes, and revealed a hugely uneven pace of urbanization in those cities in the last two decades. They warn against major challenges posed to sustainable development if the urban problems are not dealt with in a timely manner.

Could COVID-19 in wastewater be infectious?

(American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev) Bar-Zeev, and his postdoc student, Anne Bogler, together with other renowned researchers, indicate that sewage leaking into natural watercourses might lead to infection via airborne spray. Similarly, treated wastewater used to fill recreational water facilities, like lakes and rivers, could also become sources of contagion. Lastly, fruits and vegetables irrigated with wastewater that were not properly disinfected could also be an indirect infection route.

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