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(University of Delaware) As Earth Day approaches, a promising startup that grew out of University of Delaware research is on the cusp of making sustainable green hydrogen a reality. Versogen, a UD spinoff company led by Professor Yushan Yan, is one of three startups selected for the fourth cohort of the Shell GameChanger Accelerator (GCxN) program.

Biden’s climate duo of Kerry and McCarthy puts U.S. back in global warming fight – CBS News

This story originally appeared at Reuters.com and is republished here as part of Covering Climate Now, a global journalism collaboration strengthening coverage of the climate story. An unlikely duo is steering President Joe Biden’s efforts to restore U.S. credibility on…

UN talks on climate change to proceed virtually due to COVID-19 | Daily Sabah – Daily Sabah

Against a threat of cancellation due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, a committee of government officials from different regions Thursday night decided that the United Nations climate negotiations planned to take place over a three-week period in June would proceed…

A new guide for communicating plant science

(Iowa State University) A new publication offers a comprehensive guide to help plant scientists communicate their work to the world. An Iowa State University scientist who contributed to the multi-institutional effort says it’s critical that plant scientists emphasize outreach to make sure plant science is able to meet the demands of climate change and population growth.

Annotated Bibliography: Synthetic Turf and Climate, health, biodiversity and microplastics pollution issues

Increasing use of synthetic surfaces and synthetic turf is problematic for Several reasons.  Synthetic turf is: Derived from fossil fuel petrochemical industry Produces greenhouse gas emissions during manufacturing and as it degrades Increases landfill at end of life Produces micro-plastic…

MIT Scientists Spin Some Music Out of Spider Webs – And it Sounds Otherworldly (Listen)

Spiders are master builders, expertly weaving strands of silk into intricate 3D webs that serve as the spider’s home and hunting ground. If humans could enter the spider’s world, they could learn about web construction, arachnid behavior, and more. Yesterday, scientists reported that they have translated the structure of a web into music, which could […]

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Politics

BUDGET: Biden’s $1.2B for adaptation falls short of Obama pledge

Financing has been at the core of global negotiations to combat climate change, and the issue is expected to play a major role in a U.S.-led climate summit among 40 world leaders later this month. But President Biden’s budget proposal released Friday would leave the United States playing catch-up on its climate commitments.

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WASHINGTON: ‘Breakthrough’: State poised to slash vehicle emissions

In recent years, Washington state has committed to zeroing out carbon emissions from power plants, greening commercial buildings, and eliminating a powerful warming gas used in air conditioning and refrigeration.