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Lab turns trash into valuable graphene in a flash

Scientists are using high-energy pulses of electricity to turn any source of carbon into turbostratic graphene in an instant. The process promises environmental benefits by turning waste into valuable graphene that can then strengthen concrete and other composite materials.

With the En-ROADS climate simulator, you can build your own solutions to global warming – Yale Climate Connections

Killer hurricanes, devastating wildfires, melting glaciers, and sunny-day flooding in more and more coastal areas around the world have birthed a fatalistic view cleverly dubbed by Mary Annaïse Heglar of the Natural Resources Defense Council as “de-nihilism“. One manifestation: An…

Plane travel destroys polar bear habitat

(Norwegian University of Science and Technology) A group of polar bear researchers wants you to do more than worry about the fate of these beautiful animals. They’ve calculated how much summer sea ice is melted per metric ton of CO2 emissions. Then you can decide if the flight you’re planning to take is worth destroying polar bear habitat.

There Is No Safe Global Warming – Gizmodo

Photo: Getty Safety is something we all crave. It’s human nature. And so perhaps it’s not surprising that we’ve spent the past decade or so outlining what a “safe” level of global warming is. Language reflecting the conception of “safe”…

Mass. Gov. Charlie Baker Warned Hiking Gas Prices A ‘Financial Boondoggle’

Gov. Charlie Baker said it is too early to predict how many states would have to drop out of the Transportation and Climate Initiative before it will no longer make sense to implement. “I think we’re way too early to…

How to control global warming – Putman Media

A recent column dealt with the control of global warming and Pat Dixon, P.E, PMP, southwest region engineering manager (pdixon@global-business.net) brought up this logical question: „Why not just control the temperature by throttling the rate of CO2 emission?” To control…