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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

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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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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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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Falsified Government Water Quality Tests Highlight Need for More Federal Scientists

Union of Concerned Scientists

According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), and further reporting on the issue by E&E news, thousands of water quality sample tests were falsified at the agency’s National Water Quality Laboratory.

Wearable device provides advance warning of epileptic seizures

Physics World

Predicting epileptic seizures: Data recorded by wearable sensors are uploaded regularly to cloud storage and analysed using deep learning. Patients also uploaded data from their responsive neurostimulation devices and the intracranial EEG data were reviewed for seizure activity. Courtesy: CC BY 4.0/

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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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How to Use Search Engines to Help the People and the Planet

Earth 911

We’ve heard of life hacks. How about a hack for making a difference? Make one. The post How to Use Search Engines to Help the People and the Planet appeared first on Earth911. EcoTech Inspire & Motivate search-engine

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Majorana bosons could exist in dissipative systems, calculations suggest

Physics World

Majorana bosons – hypothetical quasiparticles that are in many ways analogous to Majorana fermions – could exist in quantum systems with dissipation.

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EVs Made up Two-Thirds of New Cars Sales in Norway Last Year

Yale E360

Electric cars accounted for roughly two-thirds of new sales in Norway last year, a key milestone on the country’s way to ending the sale of gas-powered cars by 2025, Reuters reported. Read more on E360

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“Don’t Look Up”

Real Climate

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Speaking of Water: Mapping People, Power, and Water w/ Giulio Boccaletti and Parag Khanna

Circle of Blue

Since the dawn of civilization, water has defined where people live, when they thrive, and when they move.

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Matterhorn sways to a seismic beat, interstellar propulsion system remains science fiction, goldfish drives a car

Physics World

The Matterhorn, an Alpine peak that straddles the border between Switzerland and Italy, is one of the most iconic mountains in the world.

Beijing Meets Air Quality Standards for the First Time

Yale E360

Beijing met state air quality standards for the first time in 2021, though it still faces high levels of pollution as it prepares to host the 2022 Winter Olympics. Read more on E360

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New January Wallpapers to Brighten Your Day

Ocean Conservancy

A brand-new year is finally here! As we dive into the first month of 2022, it’s time to start fresh, get organized and tidy up our spaces. One great way to kick off that fresh start is by refreshing our desktop and mobile home screens. Never miss an update.

Emerging-Market Central Bank Asset Purchases Can Be Effective but Carry Risks

IMFBlog

By Tobias Adrian , Christopher Erceg , Simon Gray , and Ratna Sahay. Español. Asset purchases can be an effective tool, but it is critical to minimize risks to central bank independence and price stability.

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Building bridges between big science and industry

Physics World

How can Europe’s large-scale research facilities better engage with the industrial R&D community?

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Fuel Costs, Natural Events Produce Higher 2021 Electricity Prices

Environmental Leader

The price of electricity saw significant increases in 2021 over 2020 in the United States as the cost of power-generating fuel and natural and weather events impacted supply and grids nationwide.

Buried Pipeline Ruling Favors Lessee

Energy & the Law

Co-author Brittany Blakey. In Texas, what happens to an obligation to bury pipelines when, after creation of the obligation, the surface and minerals are severed? Henry v. Smith explains. Henry et al own the surface estate of the Camp Creek Ranch, a 15,000-acre tract in Archer County.

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French Car Ads Will Soon Be Required to Discourage Driving

Yale E360

In France, where junk food ads must include messages imploring consumers to snack less and eat more fruits and vegetables, car ads will soon be required to include messages encouraging people to walk, bike, or take public transportation, French media report. Read more on E360

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Commercial AI system enables autonomous detection of vision-threatening diabetic retinopathy

Physics World

An artificial intelligence (AI) system that can identify diabetic retinopathy (DR) without physician assistance, including the most serious form that puts patients at risk of blindness, has outperformed expectations in a clinical trial.

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Energy Prices Grew at Strong Rate in 2021

Environmental Leader

Energy prices increased at a much higher rate than most commodities last year, driven by increased demand, COVID recovery and impacts from natural disasters. The post Energy Prices Grew at Strong Rate in 2021 appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Energy Management

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12 Weird and Wild Historical Illustrations of Whales

Ocean Conservancy

Historical illustrations give us a glimpse into the scientific research of the past —and they can be very cool to look at! We can view thousands of historical illustrations of marine life thanks to the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL).

See Something Weird at the Bird Feeder? It’s Not Just You

Cool Green Science

Did you just see a weird bird at the feeder? You’re not alone. The post See Something Weird at the Bird Feeder? It’s Not Just You appeared first on Cool Green Science. Latest Science

A new cosmic dawn: peering across the universe with NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope

Physics World

The original deep-field image taken by the Hubble Space Telescope is one of the most iconic images in astronomy.

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More of the Fortune Global 500 Participating in Sustainability Efforts, Investment Potential Remains

Environmental Leader

More Fortune Global 500 businesses are making goals to reach net zero and carbon neutrality, but there is still room for growth and investment by some of the world's largest companies.

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As Deforestation Grows in the Brazilian Savanna, Government Ends Monitoring

Yale E360

Last year, deforestation in Brazil's Cerrado region, one of the largest savannas in the world, reached its highest level since 2015, according to newly released data from the National Institute for Space Research (INPE).

Americans support climate change policies, especially those that give them incentives and clean up the energy supply

Environmental News Bits

Janet K. Swim, Penn State and Nathaniel Geiger, Indiana University As the Biden administration tries to build support for new climate and energy policies, a set of studies offers some insights that could help them appeal to the widest audience.

Exploring Pluto’s changing atmosphere by chasing its shadow on Earth

Physics World

Pluto is less than 20% of the diameter of Earth and is on average six billion kilometres away, yet astronomers have been able to study its tenuous atmosphere since the 1980s.

Orion Energy Systems Acquires Stay-Lite Lighting to Improve Maintenance Services

Environmental Leader

Orion Energy Systems makes an acquisition to improve its lighting maintenance services capabilities. The post Orion Energy Systems Acquires Stay-Lite Lighting to Improve Maintenance Services appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Energy Management Lighting Lighting and LEDs

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What Does the Future Hold for the American Gas Station?

Legal Planet

Gas stations have been fixtures in our world for a century or more. There are even books of photos of picturesque gas stations, some futuristic, others quaint. We’re transitioning into a world dominated by electric vehicles. What does the future hold for these icons of the fossil fuel era?

Husker team gains momentum toward developing nitrogen-efficient crops

Environmental News Bits

Read the full story from the University of Nebraska.

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Snowflakes, snorkelling and spacewalks: your holiday secrets revealed

Physics World

Beautiful thoughts Snowflakes are just one of the natural wonders that keep physicists’ brains turning – even while on holiday.(Courtesy: Courtesy: iStock/ChaoticMind75).

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Renewable Energy Sources are Now Adding More Than 2,250 MW of New Generating Capacity Each Month

Environmental Leader

Solar, wind, and other renewable energy sources (i.e., biomass, geothermal, hydropower) are now adding more than 2,250 megawatts of new generating capacity each month.

Ag and Food Law Daily Update: January 6, 2021

National Law Center

A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE. There are.

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How to make roads with recycled waste and pave the way to a circular economy

Environmental News Bits

by Salman Shooshtarian, RMIT University; Savindi Caldera, Griffith University; Tayyab Maqsood, RMIT University, and Tim Ryley, Griffith University It cost A$49 million to add 12.5 kilometres of extra lanes to Western Australia’s Kwinana Highway, south of Perth’s CBD. That’s not unusual.

Don't Look Up Illustrates 5 Myths That Fuel Rejection of Science

Scientific American

The farcical allegory of climate change shows the pitfalls of relying solely on technology and misunderstanding scientific certainty. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. Environment Climate Change