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Prepare for Another Dangerous Hurricane Season Predicted for 2022

Union of Concerned Scientists

Here we are again, on the cusp of another hurricane season. June 1 is the official start, but for the past 7 years the first named storm (and sometimes the second) formed before that date. This year broke the streak, and that is a good thing.

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Portable MRI diagnoses stroke at the patient bedside

Physics World

Portable MRI (pMRI), a new type of very low-field MRI scanner that does not require dedicated shielding, can effectively diagnose stroke and detect blood clots in the brain as small as 4 mm in size.

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In Tanzania, Carbon Offsets Preserve Forests and a Way of Life

Yale E360

Carbon offsets have been criticized for failing to provide carbon savings and ignoring the needs of local communities. But in Tanzania, hunter-gatherer tribes are earning a good return for their carbon credits and protecting their forests from poachers and encroaching agriculture. Read more on E360

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New Study Says World Must Cut Short-Lived Climate Pollutants as Well as Carbon Dioxide to Meet Paris Agreement Goals

Inside Climate News

Cutting only CO2 emissions, but failing to rein in methane, HFCs and soot, will speed global warming in the coming decades and only slow it later this century.

Sustainability at Retail

As part of a global Sustainability at Retail initiative, Shop! worked collaboratively with its global affiliates to address critical environmental issues, outlined in this white paper.

Can You Plug an Electric Car into a Regular Outlet? And Other Charging Questions Answered

Union of Concerned Scientists

If you’re in the market for an electric car, then you are probably also in the market for an electric car charger. A major part of your electric car-buying research is figuring out what your refueling (which is to say charging) routine will be.

Fifth force could explain puzzling orbits of dwarf galaxies

Physics World

New physics, in the form of a “fifth force”, could be responsible for the odd and unexplained arrangement of dwarf galaxies orbiting the Milky Way and other large galaxies – according to new research done it the UK.

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Harnessing drainage canals for biodiversity conservation

The Applied Ecologist

A new paper led by Csaba Tölgyesi from the University of Szeged, Hungary, shows that drainage canals can be harnessed for biodiversity conservation in desiccated, heavily transformed regions by reconciling the interests of opposing stakeholders.

Big Oil Investors Put to the Test at Annual Shareholder Meetings

Union of Concerned Scientists

This week is the culmination of major oil and gas companies’ annual general meetings, also known as annual shareholder meetings.

Quantum teleportation expands beyond neighbouring nodes

Physics World

Physicists in the Netherlands have shown for the first time that quantum information can be reliably teleported between network nodes that are not directly connected to each other.

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HotSpots H2O: As Water Systems Fail in Pakistan, Heat Wave Begets A Health Crisis

Circle of Blue

Climate change and mismanagement sowed the seeds of a cholera outbreak. A child collects drinking water in Rajasthan, India in 2016. Photo © J. Carl Ganter / Circle of Blue. By Laura Gersony, Circle of Blue — May 23, 2022. South Asia is not only baking in a record-setting heat wave.

California Assembly Passes Community Renewable Energy Legislation

Environment + Energy Leader

A law that will increase access to community solar in California as well as help add reliability to the grid was passed by the state's assembly. The post California Assembly Passes Community Renewable Energy Legislation appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

A Year After the Shell Ruling: Big Victories and Next Steps for Climate Litigation

Union of Concerned Scientists

Today marks one year since the precedent-setting court ruling in the Netherlands, which ordered Shell to cut its activities’ carbon emissions by 45 percent compared to 2019 levels to align with the Paris climate agreement.

Ultrathin nanowires could be a boon for error-resistant quantum computing

Physics World

Researchers have fabricated ultrathin semiconductor-superconductor hybrid nanowires measuring less than 20 nm across.

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2022 Photo Contest is Open for Submissions ??

Ocean Conservancy

It’s the most wonderful time of the year … the annual Ocean Conservancy Photo Contest has arrived! Now is your chance to submit your pictures that capture the wonder, beauty and state of our ocean—and this year, we’re expanding our depth of field with more chances to win than ever before.

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Clause to Protect Against Drainage in a Mineral Lease Deemed Ambiguous

Energy & the Law

Co-author Carolina Cuppetilli*. Today we will skip our usual routine of explaining how court rulings on the question of the day might affect your interests. Instead we will discuss the fallout from abysmal document drafting. In Rosetta Resources Operating v.

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Building Resilience in Afro-Puerto Rican Community Based on Feminist Practices

Union of Concerned Scientists

September 2022 will mark five years since the destruction and misery caused by Hurricane María in Puerto Rico, and the National Weather Service is forecasting a very active and dangerous hurricane season for 2022.

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A glimpse into the future of radiation therapy

Physics World

Which innovations will have the greatest impact in radiotherapy by 2030? That was the question posed in the closing session of last week’s ESTRO 2022 congress; and five experts stepped up to respond.

Deloitte: Inaction on Climate Change Could Cost World Economy $178 Trillion by 2070

Environment + Energy Leader

A new report from the Deloitte Center for Sustainable Progress (DCSP) released today during the World Economic Forum's annual meeting indicates that—if left unchecked—climate change could cost the global economy $178 trillion over the next 50 years.

Ag and Food Law Daily Update: May 27, 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 27, 2022 appeared first on National Agricultural Law Center.

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La construcción de la resiliencia en una comunidad afro-puertorriqueña depende de criterios feministas

Union of Concerned Scientists

En septiembre de 2022 se cumplirán cinco años de la destrucción y miseria causada por el Huracán María en Puerto Rico, y el Servicio Nacional de Meteorología pronostica que la temporada de huracanes de este año será muy activa y peligrosa.

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Cancer-killing bacteria evade the immune system

Physics World

Bacterial therapies, in which living bacteria are used to deliver drugs or other payloads to kill cancerous cells, could provide an alternative treatment for a wide range of cancers.

Travel Company Grupo Piñero Pushes Sustainability with Energy, Waste Plans

Environment + Energy Leader

The Spanish travel company makes strides in sustainable and energy transitions. The post Travel Company Grupo Piñero Pushes Sustainability with Energy, Waste Plans appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

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Southeast Asia Smoke Haze: Causes & Solutions | BreezoMeter

Breezometer

Smoke haze impacts multiple countries across Southeast Asia every year, affecting agriculture, economy, and health to such a degree it’s become known as the ‘Asian haze’ phenomenon and created major public outcry for better air quality management solutions.

Homebuyer’s Guide: Picking the Right Home for Solar Panels

Earth 911

Are you in the market for a new home? If you plan on installing solar. The post Homebuyer’s Guide: Picking the Right Home for Solar Panels appeared first on Earth911. EcoTech How & Buy homebuyer solar panels

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‘Warm glow’ of Unruh effect could be seen in the lab using accelerated electrons

Physics World

An obscure quantum-mechanical phenomenon involving a warm glow visible only to accelerated observers, long thought almost impossible to detect, should be measurable in the laboratory after all.

MassArt Completes Energy and Water Retrofits Project

Environment + Energy Leader

The Massachusetts College of Art and Design has announced the completion of its energy and water retrofits project; cost savings will allow it to implement other important projects. The post MassArt Completes Energy and Water Retrofits Project appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

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Elizabeth Wiltshire – Towards better policies for better lives

Frontier Sin

Author: Lucy Thompson. Elizabeth Wiltshire is the Program Manager for Digital & Space Policy at Friends of Europe. Elizabeth is also an Associate Fellow on technology policy at the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change and a member of the steering committee for The Brussels Binder.

The Legality of Food Labeling Claims: FDA’s Regulations

National Law Center

When you walk through a grocery store, you will likely see certain food labeling claims such as “healthy”, “low in sugar”, The post The Legality of Food Labeling Claims: FDA’s Regulations appeared first on National Agricultural Law Center. Food and Drug Administration Food Labeling Jana Caracciolo

The quantum hype cycle, revisited

Physics World

Quantum computers have incredible potential, but world-changing applications are still n years away. For some value of n , everyone in the quantum community agrees with this statement. Today’s quantum computers are noisy, with gate fidelities generally below 99%.

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More Companies Join WorldGBC’s Net Zero Buildings Pledge

Environment + Energy Leader

The WorldGBC's net-zero buildings commitment gets new members that will strive for maximized emissions reductions in new construction and renovations. The post More Companies Join WorldGBC’s Net Zero Buildings Pledge appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

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The Science Is Clear: Gun Control Saves Lives

Scientific American

By enacting simple laws that make guns safer and harder to get, we can prevent killings like the ones in Uvalde and Buffalo. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. Social Sciences Culture

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Plaintiffs & Pesticides: Failure to Warn Claims in Pesticide Injury Lawsuits

National Law Center

Of all the claims that plaintiffs typically raise in pesticide injury lawsuits, failure to warn is currently the claim that is. The post Plaintiffs & Pesticides: Failure to Warn Claims in Pesticide Injury Lawsuits appeared first on National Agricultural Law Center.

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Thermophotovoltaic cells top 40 percent efficiency

Physics World

The first thermophotovoltaic cells with an efficiency of more than 40% – higher than any existing solid-state heat engine, and exceeding even the average efficiency of turbine-based power generation – have been fabricated by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

Polar bears caught feeding on a whale carcass in breathtaking photos

New Scientist

With an enormous sperm whale to feast on, Svalbard polar bears gain access to more than just the bear necessities

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Letter Asks States to Use Federal Funds for Energy Efficiency Projects

Environment + Energy Leader

More than 50 organizations are urging states to use an increase in federal funding for a variety of energy projects. The post Letter Asks States to Use Federal Funds for Energy Efficiency Projects appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

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Ag and Food Law Daily Update: May 24, 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 24, 2022 appeared first on National Agricultural Law Center.

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