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‘Dramatic’ Plunge in London Air Pollution Since 2016, When Mayor Cracked Down

Since Sadiq Khan was elected as Mayor of London in 2016, the famous city on the Thames has seen a dramatic fall in its levels of primary and particulate air pollution. In a peer-reviewed study that looks at the last fouur years of London air policy, researchers from King’s College found that between 2016 and […]

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Mapping out rest stops for migrating birds

A team of researchers have developed a new metric called the stopover-to-passage ratio that can help determine if a majority of birds are flying over a particular site or stopping at the site to refuel or rest. The answer to this question can have important implications for what action is ultimately taken on the ground to help migratory birds.

COVID-19 lockdowns averted tens of thousands of premature deaths related to air pollution, study finds

Scientists have found that particulate matter concentrations in China dropped by an unprecedented 29.7 percent, and by 17.1 percent in parts of Europe, during lockdowns that took place between Feb. 1 and March 31 in China and Feb. 21 to May 17 in Europe.

Recycling

Futuristic Recycling Ideas That Could Be Reality By 2050

The recycling industry has seen so many changes over the decades. As early as the late-1800s, men were going from one home to the next looking for worn-out clothing. Why? Companies bought the “rags” to turn them into paper and hired men to collect those rags. This was just the beginning. Every decade, recycling advances. […]

Recycling

Futuristic Recycling Ideas That Could Be Reality By 2050

The recycling industry has seen so many changes over the decades. As early as the late-1800s, men were going from one home to the next looking for worn-out clothing. Why? Companies bought the “rags” to turn them into paper and hired men to collect those rags. This was just the beginning. Every decade, recycling advances. […]

Worsening rifts and fractures spotted at 2 important Antarctic glaciers

Satellite imagery has revealed that 2 of the fastest-changing glaciers in Antarctica – Pine Island and Thwaites – are fracturing and weakening faster than ever, a step towards the glaciers’ disintegrating and causing sea levels to rise dramatically.

Biggest CO2 drop: Real-time data show COVID-19’s massive impact on global emissions

(Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)) While the ongoing Corona pandemic continues to threaten millions of lives around the world, the first half of 2020 saw an unprecedented decline in CO2 emissions — larger than during the financial crisis of 2008, the oil crisis of the 1979, or even World War II.

Under Biden’s Energy Plan, Rolling Blackouts Will Be The New Normal

Power blackouts that rolled across California cities and towns during an August 13-14 heatwave offer a warning glimpse of much more dire consequences we can absolutely count on occurring with the enactment of the Biden campaign’s “Build Back Better” proposal…

Future climate changes in nature reserves

The Earth’s nature reserves are set to be affected by future climate change in very different ways. Detailed local knowledge of climate change impacts can therefore make a significant contribution to the management of protected areas and the preservation of their ecological function. A study draws attention to this fact. It is based on climate forecasts for more than 130,000 nature reserves worldwide.