January, 2022

Spoiler Alert: We Can Still Knock the “Comet” Off Course. But We Can’t Squander Solutions.

Union of Concerned Scientists

"Looking up" is not going to be enough. Climate Change Energy clean energy climate change comet fossil fuel interests Renewable energy

Life on Earth-like exoplanets could be protected by strong magnetic fields

Physics World

The extreme pressures and temperatures found in the cores of Earth-like planets have been recreated using an ultrahigh-power laser at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL).

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Colorado’s Suburban Firestorm Shows the Threat of Climate-Driven Wildfires is Moving Into Unusual Seasons and Landscapes

Inside Climate News

Backyard fences, decks and landscaping helped spread the flames through suburban neighborhoods and shopping malls baked by global warming. By Bob Berwyn When he saw smoke in the air around Boulder, Colorado on Dec. 30, Tom Veblen walked up a trail near his home to check it out.

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Another dot on the graph

Real Climate

So last week was the annual release of the temperature records from NASA, NOAA and Berkeley Earth. The Copernicus ERA5 data was released a few days ago, and the HadCRUT data will follow soon.

How T-Mobile Became the First Wireless Company to Achieve 100% Renewable Energy

Environment + Energy Leader

The company met its RE100 goal through a combination of renewable energy investments that support the company’s efforts to mobilize for a thriving planet. The post How T-Mobile Became the First Wireless Company to Achieve 100% Renewable Energy appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

All About Krill

Ocean Conservancy

Until recently, my knowledge of krill has been limited to the fact that they’re the primary diet for some of the more charismatic ocean critters like penguins, seals and baleen whales. But these tiny planktonic crustaceans are so much more than just whale food!

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Climate Scientists on “Don’t Look Up:” It’s Infuriating, Soul-Sucking and On-the-Nose

Union of Concerned Scientists

UCS climate scientist reviews "Don't Look Up," an allegory for climate inaction. Climate Change Science and Democracy Climate change; movie review; Jennifer Lawrence; Meryl Streep climate emergency Global warming

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An Amazon Defender Stands Up for Her Land and Her People

Yale E360

Amazon Indigenous leader Juma Xipaia has fought against massive dam projects and the incursion of illegal loggers and miners onto her community’s lands. In a Yale e360 interview, she explains why what’s at stake is the survival of her people and their millennia-old way of life. Read more on E360

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Florida’s Red Tides Are Getting Worse and May Be Hard to Control Because of Climate Change

Inside Climate News

A task force appointed by Gov. Ron DeSantis is calling for research and investment in mitigation. Environmentalists say the real fix is cracking down on polluters. By Aman Azhar A task force appointed by Florida Gov.

Emerging Economies Must Prepare for Fed Policy Tightening

IMFBlog

By Stephan Danninger , Kenneth Kang and Hélène Poirson. Policymakers may need to react by pulling multiple policy levers, depending on Fed actions and their own challenges at home.

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Will the 30 x 30 Initiative Protect 30% of Freshwaters by 2030?

Acoel

Posted on January 12, 2022 by Sandra B. Zellmer. A global movement is underway to protect 30 percent of the Earth’s lands and waters by 2030.

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Taking Action for Racial Justice: Postdocs at Yale Organize

Union of Concerned Scientists

Yale postdoctoral fellow Aileen Fernandez writes about how she and her colleagues have come together to help retain, support, and provide community for underrepresented minority postdocs at Yale University. Science and Democracy diversity inclusion racial equity racial justice

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Spiderweb structure inspires nanomechanical gravity sensor

Physics World

A new nanomechanical resonator inspired by the structure of a spider’s web could be used in quantum sensors to sense ultra-small forces such as gravity. The resonator, which was designed using machine learning, works at room temperature – a first for a device of this kind.

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Across the Boreal Forest, Scientists Are Tracking Warming’s Toll

Yale E360

From Minnesota to the Northwest Territories, researchers are studying dramatic changes in the vast northern forests: thawing permafrost, drowned trees, methane releases, increased wildfires, and the slow transformation of these forests from carbon sinks to carbon emitters. Read more on E360

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Warming Trends: Climate Threats to Bears, Bugs and Bees, Plus a Giant Kite and an ER Surge

Inside Climate News

A column highlighting climate-related studies, innovations, books, cultural events and other developments from the global warming frontier.

Keurig’s $3 million fine highlights the pervasive issue of greenwashing

Eco Justice

One of the greatest mysteries of office water cooler chats nationwide has finally been solved — is that giant box of single-use coffee pods really recyclable? Turns out, in most. Read more. The post Keurig’s $3 million fine highlights the pervasive issue of greenwashing appeared first on Ecojustice.

THE DESCENT OF THE BULLDOZERS

Cleannovate

A bulldozer has one main job…to demolish. So what happens when you wake up, step out of your home and see half a dozen of them infront of you? You hear a loudspeaker announcement from a police commander informing you that the shanty you’ve lived in for 20 years is about to go down in minutes… What has been happening in Mukuru informal settlement in Nairobi is not a new thing in Kenya.

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Five Things to Know About the Recent Scientific Integrity Report from the Biden-Harris Administration

Union of Concerned Scientists

Key takeaways about the administration's progress on scientific integrity so far. Science and Democracy Scientific Integrity Uncategorized Federal Agencies OSTP Scientific Integrity Act scientific integrity policies

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Astronomers watch the death of a red supergiant in real time

Physics World

For the first time, astronomers have captured the death of a red supergiant star in real time: revealing a dramatic surge in brightness in the months preceding its final explosion.

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An Asian Sea Eagle Is Roaming New England

Cool Green Science

A Steller's sea eagle has turned up in New England. Learn more about this bird's remarkable and unexpected journey. The post An Asian Sea Eagle Is Roaming New England appeared first on Cool Green Science. Birds & Birding Birds Endangered Species Migrations Weird Nature

Intel to Construct Large Chip Plant in Ohio Using Sustainable Building Practices

Environment + Energy Leader

Intel is building a large chip manufacturing facility in Ohio using green building principles and focusing on methods outlined in its 2030 sustainability goals. The post Intel to Construct Large Chip Plant in Ohio Using Sustainable Building Practices appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

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Can Synthetic Palm Oil Help Save the World’s Tropical Forests?

Yale E360

Numerous startups are creating synthetic palm oil in the lab, hoping to slow the loss of tropical forests to oil palm cultivation. But palm oil is the most widely used vegetable oil, and producing a synthetic version on a large scale remains a daunting challenge. Read more on E360

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About

PBS Nature

Discover the origin story of American horses, which can be traced all the way back to the 50-million-year-old fossil beds of Polecat Bench, Wyoming. From these ancient beginnings, Equus spread around the globe, but mysteriously went extinct in North America.

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A Climate Scientist Watches a Movie about Apocalypse

Union of Concerned Scientists

Reflections on the film, "Don't Look Up.". Climate Change Science Communication Arianna Grande climate change Don't look up feelings movie review movies science and the media

Antimatter and matter respond to gravity in the same way, experiment reveals

Physics World

Precise measurements of the motions of antiprotons and protons suggest that antimatter responds to gravity in the same way as matter.

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Should You Provide Water for Birds in Winter?

Cool Green Science

Many provide birds food in winter. What about water? The post Should You Provide Water for Birds in Winter? appeared first on Cool Green Science. Birds & Birding Birds Outdoor Rec Urban Conservation

Frontiers wins LinkedIn’s Best Culture of Learning Award 2021 

Frontier Sin

Frontiers has won the Best Culture of Learning category at the 2021 LinkedIn Talent Awards. Each year, LinkedIn recognizes organizations that have ‘ demonstrated adaptability, innovation, and creativity’ in the talent space through its learning platform, LinkedIn Talent Solutions.

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Crypto Prices Move More in Sync With Stocks, Posing New Risks

IMFBlog

By Tobias Adrian , Tara Iyer and Mahvash S. Qureshi. There’s a growing interconnectedness between virtual assets and financial markets.

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Smart HVAC System to Improve Energy Efficiency in Commercial Buildings, Says Turntide

Environment + Energy Leader

A new smart HVAC and fan system by Turntide Technologies will help industrial buildings improve on the energy demand required by heating and cooling systems. The post Smart HVAC System to Improve Energy Efficiency in Commercial Buildings, Says Turntide appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

2021 Was One of the Deadliest and Costliest Years for Climate Disasters

Union of Concerned Scientists

UCS Climate and Energy program policy director Rachel Cleetus breaks down the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's latest report on costly, dangerous climate-related disasters in 2021.

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Laughing in the face of danger: how Netflix’s Don’t Look Up captures climate complexity

Physics World

In December last year, we received a letter from the UK’s Astronomer Royal , Martin Rees , saying that he was not concerned about the risk of astronomical bodies colliding with Earth, because “the rate of impacts is calculable, small and not increasing” (January p27).

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From Fertilizer to Fuel: Can ‘Green’ Ammonia Be a Climate Fix?

Yale E360

Ammonia has been widely used as a fertilizer for the last century. Now, using renewable energy and a new method for making ammonia, researchers and entrepreneurs believe "green" ammonia can become a significant clean fuel source for generating electricity and powering ships. Read more on E360

AI breakthrough could revolutionize how we research dinosaur fossils

Frontier Sin

By Peter Rejcek, science writer. Image credit: Natalia van D / Shutterstock.com. The use of x-ray computed tomography has greatly improved the ability of paleontologists to study the morphology of dinosaur fossils.

GERMAN ELECTRICITY TO GET DIRTIER IN 2022, NEW ANALYSIS FINDS

Environmental Progress

Germany is expected to increase its fossil fuel consumption for electricity generation in 2022, if its weather conditions and electricity demand are similar to 2021, a new analysis from Environmental Progress finds.

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What is a Moon Jellyfish?

Ocean Conservancy

Moon jellies have a special place in my heart. Once on a family vacation, we wrapped up a hike at Acadia National Park to find hundreds of moon jellies floating near the shore. It was a magical sight.

Coldhearted Policies Put People at Risk of Extreme Heat Work Hazards

Union of Concerned Scientists

Protect our essential workers. Climate Change extreme heat OSHA outdoor heat outdoor workers Worker safety

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Quantum entanglement boosts accuracy of industrial quality inspections

Physics World

Industrial manufacturing is subject to stringent testing protocols aimed at guaranteeing the quality of the final product. In some circumstances, though, these methods are not sensitive enough to detect flaws, leading to incorrect determinations of quality.

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