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Quantum sieve could make deuterium much cheaper

Physics World

A recently discovered metal organic framework can act as a “quantum sieve”, with pores that selectively open for deuterium molecules at the right temperatures and pressures.

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GenCell Energy Delivers Zero-Emission Fuel Cell Backup Power to Rail Industry

Environment + Energy Leader

GenCell Energy and RedHawk Energy Systems announced a partnership to deliver GenCell’s zero-emission fuel cell backup power systems to support critical infrastructure requirements in the US rail and other key industry sectors.

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Manganese oxide mineral is a heat-storage champion

Physics World

A form of manganese oxide that incorporates crystals of water between its layers could make an ideal heat-storage material.

Frontiers appoints Dr Julia Kostova to lead its US strategy 

Frontier Sin

Frontiers, the 3rd most-cited research publisher, appoints Dr Julia Kostova as director of publishing development to lead the editorial strategy for the U.S. market with the mission to accelerate the transition to open access. Photo credit: Frontiers.

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Industrial Waste Management Market Value Could Top $2 Trillion by 2031

Environment + Energy Leader

A report finds the industrial waste management market will significantly increase over the next decade. The post Industrial Waste Management Market Value Could Top $2 Trillion by 2031 appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

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Building a Clean Swell

Ocean Conservancy

My family loves spending time at the beach—the sun, the sand, the crash of the ocean waves. But what I treasure most are those moments when we get to witness all the creatures that dwell along the shoreline.

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Evoque, Archer Building Tennessee Data Center Campus

Environment + Energy Leader

Evoque and Archer are teaming to build a 100 MW data center campus. The post Evoque, Archer Building Tennessee Data Center Campus appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Data Centers Energy Management Plants & Buildings Solar & Renewable Energy

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Ag and Food Law Daily Update: May 16, 2022

National Law Center

A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE. . The post Ag and Food Law Daily Update: May 16, 2022 appeared first on National Agricultural Law Center.

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Industrial Waste Management Market Value Could Top $2 Trillion by 2031

Environment + Energy Leader

A report finds the industrial waste management market will significantly increase over the next decade. The post Industrial Waste Management Market Value Could Top $2 Trillion by 2031 appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

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Indoor vs. Outdoor Air Quality: What's Worse + Why | BreezoMeter

Breezometer

Human bodies don’t care whether they're exposed to air pollution indoors or while we’re taking a walk outside. It all has a health impact. For this reason, more scientists and businesses are now focusing on the relationship between outdoor and indoor air pollution.

How a few geothermal plants could solve America’s lithium supply crunch and boost the EV battery industry

Environmental News Bits

by Bryant Jones, Boise State University and Michael McKibben, University of California, Riverside Geothermal energy has long been the forgotten member of the clean energy family, overshadowed by relatively cheap solar and wind power, despite its proven potential.

High-power lasers promise new defence strategy

Physics World

Around the world interest is growing in using high-power laser beams to disable airborne invaders such as drones and other unmanned objects.

The information age is starting to transform fishing worldwide

Environmental News Bits

by Nicholas P. Sullivan, Tufts University People in the world’s developed nations live in a post-industrial era, working mainly in service or knowledge industries.

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Five Fixes for Michigan’s Drinking Water Woes

Circle of Blue

Five Fixes for Michigan’s Drinking Water Woes The Great Lakes News Collaborative asked state and national experts how Michigan could break the cycle of underfunding and poor decision-making that has left water systems across Michigan in sorry shape.

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Immunotherapy plus radiotherapy: the next big opportunity in radiation oncology?

Physics World

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COP26: No countries have delivered on promise to improve climate plans

New Scientist

In Glasgow, 196 countries promised to "revisit and strengthen" their plans for curbing emissions, but there is little sign of this happening before the next talks in November

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MR-Linac pioneer awarded highest ESTRO honour

Physics World

The Breur Award is the highest honour given by the European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology ( ESTRO ), in recognition of the major contribution made by the winner to radiotherapy. At this year’s ESTRO meeting in Copenhagen, the award was presented to Jan Lagendijk from UMC Utrecht.

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Extreme E claims major sustainability award?

A Greener Life

The Extreme E team picking up their Environmental Sustainability Award. Photo credit: Extreme E. By Anders Lorenzen. The company behind SUV electric vehicle racing has won a major sustainability and sports award.

Red salamander found in Panamanian forest is a new species

New Scientist

The new-to-science Chiriquí fire salamander was found by a Panamanian team that has been investigating one of the least-explored regions of Central America

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What goes into scaling one of Europe’s largest refill trials?

Environmental News Bits

Read the full story at Packaging Europe. Re is a reuse model developed by Beauty Kitchen, a sustainability-orientated beauty brand founded by Jo-Anne and Stuart Chidley. The Re model focuses on replacing single-use plastic packaging for FMCG by offering brands and consumers universal reuse options that can be returned or refilled at stations in retail stores across … Continue reading What goes into scaling one of Europe’s largest refill trials?

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Laser Imaging Reveals How Fire Renews Sierra Nevada Forests

Yale E360

Plane-mounted laser imaging has allowed scientists to map the size, shape, and density of trees in the Sierra Nevada mountains in California, revealing how low- and moderate-intensity burns make forests more resilient to larger blazes. Read more on E360

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Earth911 Podcast: Tractor Supply Co.’s Roian Atwood on Reaching Carbon Neutrality by 2040

Earth 911

Roian Atwood, senior director of Sustainability at Tractor Supply Company, joins the conversation to discuss. The post Earth911 Podcast: Tractor Supply Co.’s ’s Roian Atwood on Reaching Carbon Neutrality by 2040 appeared first on Earth911.

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Available/Emerging Technologies for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Combustion Turbine Electric Generating Units

Environmental News Bits

Download the document. This white paper summarizes readily available information on control techniques and measureswith the potential to mitigate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from stationary combustionturbines permitted to operate as electric utility generating units (EGUs).

Heinz to package ketchup in recyclable paper bottles

Inhabitant

Food and beverage giant Heinz announced that it will be launching a new sustainable paper package for its ketchup. In partnership with sustainable packaging company Pulpex, the two will launch the world's first ketchup packaged in 100% recyclable bottles

Snowbound: Big trees boost water in forests by protecting snowpack

Environmental News Bits

Read the full story from Utah State University. Trees have a complex relationship with snow and energy as the season warms up, but new research shows that big trees can protect melting snowpacks in water-stressed environments. Drought Natural resources Publications

How serious is monkeypox and what are the symptoms?

New Scientist

Since 7 May, the UK Health Security Agency has announced three cases of monkeypox, two of which required hospital care

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Whiz kids: New tool teaches kids sustainable electronics coding

Environmental News Bits

Read the full story at Centered. A new computer coding tool created by Northwestern University engineers is enabling kids to build and program sustainable, battery-free, energy-harvesting electronic devices. They based Battery-free MakeCode on the learn-to-code platform Microsoft MakeCode.

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How the Brain Tells Apart Important and Unimportant Sensations

Scientific American

Several recent studies point to a small, long-overlooked structure in the brain stem as a crucial gatekeeper for the body’s signals. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. Mind & Brain Neuroscience

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Total carbon footprint of a North American home is more than you think

Environmental News Bits

Read the full story at Treehugger. Measuring the energy efficiency of a house is pretty easy: You have your heat loss calculation before it’s built and you have the gas and electric bills after. Figuring out the operating carbon emissions is straightforward as well. But what about the embodied carbon—the upfront carbon emitted when building … Continue reading Total carbon footprint of a North American home is more than you think. Green building Publications

Making Electric Vehicles More Accessible for Lower-Income Californians

Legal Planet

Join us for a webinar to discuss the report findings and EV equity solutions with state, local, and industry leaders on Tuesday, May 24 at 1pm PT. RSVP here.

A very British climate project unites soggy weather and a Victorian work ethic

Environmental News Bits

Read the full story in the New York Times. As Britain went into its first Covid lockdown, a scientist asked for help transcribing rainfall records spanning three centuries. Thousands of people online answered the call. Citizen science Climate change Data science United Kingdom

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Brunel University London has joined the Frontiers – JISC national open access deal

Frontier Sin

Brunel University London has joined the national open access deal agreed between Jisc Collections and Frontiers. This landmark deal provides a simplified and streamlined route to open access publishing for researchers in the UK, who publish 7%?of of the world’s research.

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‘Packaging free’ shopping introduced for supermarket staples in the Netherlands

Environmental News Bits

Read the full story at Packaging Europe. Albert Heijn is launching AH Packaging Free, a shopping concept that will see around 70 products – including cereal, pasta, spreads, tea, and nuts – offered in smart dispensers that can be used with consumers’ own containers or reusable jars and bags purchased in store. Europe Food and beverage manufacturing Grocery stores Packaging

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Cows and deer threaten Earth's largest living organism

Inhabitant

We expect destruction to come from something obviously terrible, such as nuclear war or a giant asteroid plunging towards Earth. But a much gentler threat is may be the death of the world’s largest living organism, Utah’s Pando Aspen Grove. Deer and cows are nibbling it into oblivion

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Want your company to offer a green 401(k) option? This startup can help

Environmental News Bits

Read the full story at Fast Company. Only 4.7% of 401(k) plans offer the choice of an environmental, social, and governance fund, according to the Plan Sponsor Council of America. Impact investing

Pairs of giant planets may make their star systems ultra-habitable

New Scientist

Simulations of more than 140,000 possible planetary systems show that pairs of giant planets like Jupiter and Saturn may make their star systems more hospitable to habitable Earth-like worlds

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Designers used e-scooters tossed in rivers to make furniture, proving junk can find purpose

Environmental News Bits

Read the full story at Fast Company. The canals of Malmö, Sweden, hold all kinds of oddities. Like many urban waterways, they are strewn with discarded shopping carts, bikes, and dead electric scooters that have been sitting in the water for as long as two years. Many people would discount them as trash, but for … Continue reading Designers used e-scooters tossed in rivers to make furniture, proving junk can find purpose. Reuse Sustainable design