Prairies on fire in Montana amid a record December heat wave

Read the full story in the New York Times. Record-high temperatures and powerful winds have sparked a series of unusual December prairie fires in Montana, one of a series of late-season fires across the country amid an unusually warm approach to the winter season.Read...

Second-life EV batteries find use in railway crossings

Read the full story at New Atlas. Eventually the battery packs at the heart of electric cars are going to reach the end of their useful lives, but their story doesn’t necessarily end there. They can still retain enough charge for other applications, such as energy...

DFW gets first delivery of sustainable aviation fuel

Read the full story at Airport Technology. Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) in the US has secured its first delivery of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), as part of a joint circular economy project in the aviation space.Read more →

Lack of power grids sealed fate for early electric cars

Read the full story from Lund University. New research shows that insufficient infrastructure was key in American car manufacturers choosing gasoline cars over electric cars in the early 20th century. If electricity grids had spread just 15 or 20 years earlier, a...

Decarbonizing your supply chain: Where to begin?

Read the full story at GreenBiz. Unlike many operational decarbonization challenges, reducing supply chain emissions isn’t simply a matter of financing and applying technological solutions — it’s a matter of building and maintaining relationships. This article...

Warming temperatures increasingly alter structure of atmosphere

Read the full story from the National Center for Atmospheric Research. Climate change is having an increasing impact on the structure of Earth’s atmosphere, a new international study shows. The research draws on decades of observations to quantify that warming...

Scientists issue new climate adaptation ‘scorecard’

Read the full story from the Wildlife Conservation Society. A new study offers a ‘scorecard’ for climate adaptation projects — a set of 16 criteria that can be used to evaluate climate adaptation projects and inform their design.Read more →

Companies tiptoe back to biobased acrylic acid

Read the full story at Chemical & Engineering News. Companies large and small are showing renewed interest in biobased acrylic acid as technological advances and growing consumer concern about sustainability make the product more economically viable.Read more...

Where electric cars could help save coal

Read the full story in the Washington Post. Disdain for electric cars runs deep in this state. In the Bakken oil fields, which have brought enormous riches to North Dakota, workers fume at them on Facebook discussion groups, calling them “worthless” or worse. The...

Chemists discover new way to harness energy from ammonia

Read the full story from the University of Wisconsin. A research team at the University of Wisconsin–Madison has identified a new way to convert ammonia to nitrogen gas through a process that could be a step toward ammonia replacing carbon-based fuels.Read more...

For Indigenous Zoró, the Brazil nut is a weapon against deforestation

“When people see the nuts all bagged up here, they think it’s easy, but it’s really tough out there in the rainforest,” says Waratan. “You have to find them, cut them, put them together, carry them to the village, wash, dry, bag them up. This is why my people say:...

Harris: Space goals to include climate

Vice President Kamala Harris vowed yesterday that the Biden administration would do a better job of incorporating climate data into the work of agencies across the federal government.

Why do some still think climate change isn’t real?

In the face of overwhelming scientific evidence, and news reports of the increasing association between climate change and more frequent storms, floods, and wildfires, it is a puzzle to psychologists why climate denial still has such a hold some people.

Hydrogen: What′s the big deal?

Hydrogen has been hyped as a key to a global energy transition. But so far its contribution has been marginal. Why the hold-up if hydrogen is so great?  

King tides to hit Oregon coast this weekend

The Oregon coast is set to see king tides this weekend and the big waves will offer people a glimpse of what the future might look like, as the climate changes, glaciers melt and sea levels rise.
How to Prepare for a Hurricane

How to Prepare for a Hurricane

How to Prepare for a Hurricane This article will provide some tips on how to prepare for a hurricane, as well as what to do during and after the storm. Please heed all warnings from local officials, as they are your best source of information during a hurricane. Stay...

Missing from Biden EV plan: State support for charging

If state regulators approve, 5,100 households in Kansas and Missouri will get one-time rebates of up to $500 over the next five years to help wire their homes for electric vehicle chargers — a missing piece in the Biden administration’s drive for EV dominance by the...

Webinar: Forensic Techniques for Differentiating PFAS Sources

Dec 9, 2021, 11 am CSTRegister here. Join SERDP and ESTCP for a webinar featuring DoD-funded research efforts to develop methods for differentiating between the sources of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) detected in impacted water. Specifically,...

Webinar: Safer Cleaners & Degreasers for Electronics

Dec 15, 2021, 10 am CSTRegister here. Join Clean Production Action, Apple, Clean Electronics Production Network, and TCO Development to learn about safer cleaners and degreasers in the electronics sector. Learn the details of GreenScreen Certified for Cleaners &...

Can You Be ‘Addicted’ To Food? Probably Not

Are “ultra-processed” foods addictive? Some scientists say yes, pointing to experiments with sugar-craving rats and the difficulty many people have losing weight and keeping it off. Taken in isolation, these observations lend themselves to a food addiction...

Fighting Misinformation Online Summit 2021

Welcome to Fighting Misinformation Online, a new European Summit for those working to tackle mis and dis-information, and a forum to discuss media literacy and fact-checking. Elevating authoritative information and tackling all forms of misinformation is a critical...

How Does Pfizer’s Pavloxid Compare With Ivermectin?

A new rumor claims that Pavloxid, Pfizer’s Covid drug, is merely a “dressed up” ivermectin molecule with little difference other than price. The term “Pfizermectin” is even being used to emphasize this. But biochemical and pharmacokinetic...

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