10 Writing Awards for Cool Green Science

Cool Green Science

Cool Green Science staff writers and contributors won 10 awards from the Outdoor Writers Association of America. The post 10 Writing Awards for Cool Green Science appeared first on Cool Green Science.

8 Cool US Mammals You Haven’t Seen

Cool Green Science

Search for these cool but cryptic mammals across the United States. The post 8 Cool US Mammals You Haven’t Seen appeared first on Cool Green Science. Latest Science Mammal Watching Traveling Naturalist Wildlife

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New semiconductor cools computer chips

Physics World

A novel semiconducting material with high thermal conductivity can be integrated into high-power computer chips to cool them down and so improve their performance. The post New semiconductor cools computer chips appeared first on Physics World.

Organic aerosols from forests could help cool the planet

Physics World

Researchers in Finland have observed a plant-induced cooling effect in the atmosphere, which strengthens as temperatures increase. As climate scientists predict future global temperatures, it is crucial for their models to fully account for these cooling processes.

Proton cooled using an ion cloud and superconducting circuit

Physics World

The ability to trap charged particles and cool them down to a fraction of a degree above absolute zero is key to many tests of fundamental physics, including probes of any asymmmetry between matter and antimatter. Sympathetic cooling.

More Heat This Weekend–More Inequities of Keeping Cool

Union of Concerned Scientists

As more high temperatures are forecast in the next few days, two of our climate scientists explain how people of color in four cities--Fresno, CA, Miami, FL, Mobile, AL, and Shreveport, LA--are at risk from the effects of urban heat islands.

Ask a Scientist: How Can We Cool Off Urban Heat Islands and Protect the Most Vulnerable?

Union of Concerned Scientists

We recently received a question from a UCS supporter in Denver about how to best address the urban heat island effect. I forwarded this question to Dr. Juan Declet-Barreto, UCS senior social scientist for climate vulnerability, who is quite familiar with the situation.

Capturing carbon one cooling tower at a time

Environmental News Bits

There are about two million cooling towers across the US. Read the full story at Who What Why. Noya plans to use existing towers to capture carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Read more → Carbon capture

The Inequities of Keeping Cool in Urban Heat Islands

Union of Concerned Scientists

Another heat wave threatens the US Southwest, and may pose more risks to people living in cities like Houston and Phoenix, due to the urban heat island phenomenon. Climate Change Houston inequities micro urban heat islands phoenix surface temperature

Solar farms keep the neighbourhood cool, inspecting solar panels in broad daylight

Physics World

Both solar farms created “cool islands” that extended about 700 m from the perimeters of the facilities. The cooling effect was significant, with land surface temperatures about 2 °C cooler 100 m from the edges of the solar farms.

Microplastics in the air have a small cooling effect on our climate

New Scientist

Microplastics pollute the air, and now there is evidence that they have a cooling effect on climate – although it is far smaller than the cooling effect of other particulates

Cool Green Summer Book Picks 2021

Cool Green Science

They offer… The post Cool Green Summer Book Picks 2021 appeared first on Cool Green Science. As unbelievable as it might sound, summer 2021 is here. I found myself thinking about just how much comfort books have provided us over the past year (and more).

Cooling homes without warming the planet

Successful Green

... The post Cooling homes without warming the planet appeared first on successful GREEN.

Can We Trust Our Power Plants to Keep Us Cool During Dangerous Heat?

Union of Concerned Scientists

The question isn't just how they suffer from climate change, but how they contribute to it. Energy heat waves power plants Resilience

LIGO mirrors have been cooled to near their quantum ground state

Physics World

Now, an international team of researchers has cooled the interferometers’ large mirrors close to their quantum ground state. Laser cooling would not work for LIGO’s mirrors because the huge optical power required to trap such large objects would itself induce heating. Very cool”. “I

Groundfridge uses insulation, not electricity, to stay cool

Inhabitant

The Groundfridge refrigerated cellar by Dutch designer Studio Floris Schoonderbeek cools using natural insulation and a battery-powered ventilation system

More Cool Facts About the Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker

Cool Green Science

The post More Cool Facts About the Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker appeared first on Cool Green Science. Meet the scientist who’s a sucker for sapsuckers. Birds & Birding Wildlife Birds

Optical links help superconducting quantum computers keep their cool

Physics World

Cool connection : Visualization of a cryogenic electro-optical interconnect for superconducting devices. The post Optical links help superconducting quantum computers keep their cool appeared first on Physics World.

Solar-powered umbrella uses the sun to cool you down

Inhabitant

So it makes sense that the same umbrella could be adorned with solar panels and allowed to collect the sun’s energy in order to provide a cooling result Sun umbrellas are an ubiquitous scene on coastal beaches, offering shade from the blistering sun.

Giant anteaters are forced to roam in search of cooling forests

New Scientist

Giant anteaters rely on forests to help them stay cool – so where trees grow sparsely, the animals are forced to roam further

Earth911 Podcast: Nostromo Wants To Cool the World With Thermal-Energy Storage

Earth 911

The post Earth911 Podcast: Nostromo Wants To Cool the World With Thermal-Energy Storage appeared first on Earth911. Earth911’s Mitch Ratcliffe speaks with Yaron Ben-Nun, chief technology officer at Nostromo, which has introduced.

Warming Trends: Where Have All the Walruses Gone? Plus, a Maple Mystery, ‘Cool’ Islands and the Climate of Manhattan

Inside Climate News

A column highlighting climate-related studies, innovations, books, cultural events and other developments from the global warming frontier. By Katelyn Weisbrod Researchers are recruiting 500,000 citizen scientists to help count walruses, which face massive challenges as the climate changes.

Gradient offers cooling and heating with a lower energy footprint

Inhabitant

Want an AC unit without the eyesore or huge carbon footprint? Check out Gradient's new AC window unit

This nightclub traps dancers’ body heat to warm and cool the building

Environmental News Bits

Read the full story in Fast Company. SWG3, a dance club and arts venue, is getting a radical retrofit over the next two months, which will allow it to suck up the heat generated by thousands of visitors, store it in the depths of the Earth, and pump it back into the venue whenever it’s… Read more → Renewable energy

Exploring Black Sci-Fi, Learning through Color, the Cost of Cooling, and Other New Books

Scientific American

Recommendations from the editors of Scientific American. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. Recommended The Sciences Arts & Culture

Venus’s surface may have never been cool enough for oceans or life

New Scientist

The surface of Venus may have remained extremely hot since its formation, meaning that water in the atmosphere never had a chance to fall to the surface

Passive design keeps House Under Shadows cool and near net-zero

Inhabitant

House Under Shadows is actually two houses, connected through passive design elements to provide efficient space for two families in a sustainable way. The structure is located in Karnal, Haryana, India, and was designed by Zero Energy Design Lab

‘Cool’ roofs, cooler designs as the building industry embraces energy sustainability

Environmental News Bits

Read the full story in the Washington Post. Despite the U.S. sector’s still-big carbon footprint, advocates think it could reach a net-zero-emissions future within a generation. Read more → Green building

This whiter-than-white paint cools buildings down dramatically. Why isn’t it everywhere?

Environmental News Bits

Read the full story at Fast Company. The paint, made of barium sulfate, has a dark side. Read more → Green building

Electric heat pumps use much less energy than furnaces, and can cool houses too – here’s how they work

Environmental News Bits

by Robert Brecha (University of Dayton) To help curb climate change, President Biden has set a goal of lowering U.S. greenhouse gas emissions 50%-52% below 2005 levels by 2030.

LIGO mirrors cooled to near absolute zero could probe quantum gravity

New Scientist

A set of mirrors used to detect gravitational waves is the largest system ever to be brought close to a frigid quantum state at a temperature of just 77 nanokelvin

Two potential solutions to cool down the Arctic

Edouard Stenger

As the Arctic is 30 degrees Celsius (50 F) warmer than what it should be right now, finding local solutions to cool down the poles suddenly doesn’t seem this far-fetched anymore. .

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These Dinosaurs Had a Complicated Air Conditioner in Their Skull

Scientific American

Cooling 5,000-pound, armor-plated giants was no small feat. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. The Sciences Evolution

What’s Up With White Squirrels and Black Squirrels?

Cool Green Science

appeared first on Cool Green Science. A guide to squirrels of a different color. The post What’s Up With White Squirrels and Black Squirrels? Wildlife Mammal Watching Natural History

The Disturbingly Long Tapeworms of Alaskan Bears

Cool Green Science

Last week, I posted a blog on the growing popularity of trail cameras and included a number of photos and videos of cool wildlife. In it,… The post The Disturbingly Long Tapeworms of Alaskan Bears appeared first on Cool Green Science.

Buffered by Bears: Why Foxes Hang Out Near A Top Predator

Cool Green Science

The post Buffered by Bears: Why Foxes Hang Out Near A Top Predator appeared first on Cool Green Science. A new study suggests gray foxes use bears as a coyote buffer. Wildlife Conservation Science Weird Nature

The End of Trash Fish

Cool Green Science

The post The End of Trash Fish appeared first on Cool Green Science. It’s time to put the idea of “trash fish” where it belongs—in the trash. Fish & Fisheries From the Field Fish Fisheries

How Citizen Science Aids Horseshoe Crab Conservation

Cool Green Science

The post How Citizen Science Aids Horseshoe Crab Conservation appeared first on Cool Green Science. New research shows just how useful citizen science is for horseshoe crab conservation. Latest Science Conservation Science Wildlife

Have You Seen A Weasel Lately?

Cool Green Science

appeared first on Cool Green Science. Where have all the weasels gone? The small carnivores are in decline, and you can help. The post Have You Seen A Weasel Lately? From the Field Wildlife Mammal Watching Traveling Naturalist Urban Conservation

Burrowing Owls Face an Uncertain Future

Cool Green Science

The post Burrowing Owls Face an Uncertain Future appeared first on Cool Green Science. Why are burrowing owls declining? Research and hope for the underground owl of the Americas. Birds & Birding Birds Conservation Science