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A 100% Renewable Energy Future is Possible, and We Need It

Union of Concerned Scientists

We’re living in a time of high volatility in the price of gas that has hit close to all sectors of our economy. We’re also living in a time plagued with costly ”this is not normal” weather events.

Meet the Blue Dragon

Ocean Conservancy

Earlier this month a man in Texas took a video of a curious creature he found on the beach. Not knowing what it was, he took a video and uploaded it to Reddit where it was immediately identified as a cute but venomous creature: Glaucus atlanticus.

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Why Are Nature-Based Solutions on Climate Being Overlooked?

Yale E360

Nature-based initiatives, such as planting mangroves and revitalizing wetlands, have proven effective in making communities more resilient to climate change. But international funding has shortchanged such solutions in favor of more costly and less efficient engineering projects. Read more on E360

Climate Change is Spreading a Debilitating Fungal Disease Throughout the West

Inside Climate News

Valley fever, contracted by inhaling the cocci fungus that flourishes in Southwestern soils, is spiking on its home turf and migrating to new territories.

Reconnecting with the Radical Roots of Earth Day

Union of Concerned Scientists

Happy Earth Day! I was only four years old when the first Earth Day took place.

War Dims Global Economic Outlook as Inflation Accelerates

IMFBlog

By Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas. The effects of the war will propagate far and wide, adding to price pressures and exacerbating significant policy challenges. Global economic prospects have been severely set back, largely because of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

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Blurring the Lines Between Art and Activism ????

Circle of Blue

Greg Mort painting “Circle of Blue” in 2007. Photo © Greg and Nadine Mort. Greg Mort didn’t intend to devote his career as an artist to the preservation of the environment. Indeed, his art has always reflected his fascination with science.

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White House Releases More than 300 Plans to Advance Equity and Justice

Union of Concerned Scientists

On April 14, the White House announced what is probably the most comprehensive effort ever to advance equity within government and throughout US society.

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The modern demarcation problem

Real Climate

Defining (and enforcing) a clear line between information and mis-information is impossible, but that doesn’t mean misinformation doesn’t exist or that there is nothing to be done to combat it.

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Machine learning predicts when background noise impairs hearing

Physics World

Machine learning algorithms could one day be used to improve speech recognition in hearing-impaired people, researchers in Germany have shown.

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We are more satisfied with life as we age, thanks to this neurochemical

Frontier Sin

By Tania Fitzgeorge-balfour, science writer. Image: Robert Kneschke. A new study has linked life satisfaction to the chemistry in our brains. People that release more of the neurochemical oxytocin are kinder to others and tend to be more satisfied with their lives.

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How the Latest IPCC Reports Can Strengthen Climate Litigation Efforts

Union of Concerned Scientists

The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) recently released its sixth assessment of climate change, comprised of three separate reports presenting the latest science on climate change, related impacts, adaptation, vulnerability , and mitigation at a time when more and more people are pressing for climate action.

Blockchains Can Help Drive Clean Energy Transitions, Says Report

Environment + Energy Leader

A new report highlights how blockchains can be essitiental to clean energy transitions. The post Blockchains Can Help Drive Clean Energy Transitions, Says Report appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Energy Management Environmental Management

Deep learning improves multimodality imaging for breast cancer detection

Physics World

An international research team has configured the deep learning-based Z-net algorithm to generate MRI-guided near-infrared spectral tomography (NIRST) images directly from measured optical signals and MRI data.

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U.S. May Have Hit Peak Natural Gas Power Generation, Report Says

Yale E360

In the U.S., electricity generation using natural gas likely hit its peak in 2020, according to a new report from the Institute for Energy Economics and Finance (IEEFA), which finds that cheaper wind and solar are edging gas off the power grid. Read more on E360

Summer Heat Is Coming: Will New Policies Protect Workers?

Union of Concerned Scientists

As I write this, it’s 83 degrees Fahrenheit in Washington, DC, and I can’t help but long for those years when I was a kid, when spring felt like spring and seasons were demarcated. Each year, summer-like temperatures arrive all too soon during spring, thanks to human-induced climate change.

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Frito-Lay Adding Electric Fleet to Texas Operations

Environment + Energy Leader

Frito-Lay is adding 40 electric trucks from Ford to increase its sustainability in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The post Frito-Lay Adding Electric Fleet to Texas Operations appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Energy Management Environmental Management Transportation

Most read articles of March 2022: Secrets of ancient leftovers revealed and endangered shark discovered in pet food

Frontier Sin

By Colm Gorey, Science Communications Manager, Frontiers. Image: Shutterstock.com. Each month, Frontiers shines a spotlight on some of the leading research across a wide range of topics. Here are just some of the highlights that resonated strongly with readers on our news site in the month of March.

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War in Ukraine, Drought Converge to Worsen Hunger Crises in Horn of Africa

Circle of Blue

Record-high global food prices coincide with failed harvests. In the Somali region of Ethiopia, at a newly established site where people displaced by the recent drought are staying, many women and children are in desperate need of food, water, and health services.

Puerto Rico Deserves Full Benefits of Biden’s Justice40

Union of Concerned Scientists

The Justice40 proclamation by President Biden is an exciting and long-overdue commitment by the federal government to achieving environmental justice for communities overburdened with climatic and environmental burdens.

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How U.S. Gas Exports to Europe Could Lock in Future Emissions

Yale E360

The U.S. plans to boost liquefied natural gas exports to Europe to help the EU reduce its dependence on Russian gas. This could spur an expansion of LNG terminals, which analysts say would lead to long-term increases in gas production and greenhouse gas emissions. Read more on E360

The Meaning of “Subject To” in a Deed

Energy & the Law

Co-author Max Brown. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. International Development Corporation resolved the question, In a 100 year old Pennsylvania deed is a “subject to” provision an exception to a grant or a warranty disclaimer?

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Ndustrial Energy Demand Response System Improves Efficiency of Refrigeration Facilities

Environment + Energy Leader

An enhanced demand response system can help industrial facilities improve energy use and production. The post Ndustrial Energy Demand Response System Improves Efficiency of Refrigeration Facilities appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

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US survey reveals harassment faced by early-career astronomers

Physics World

Harassing behaviour is pervasive in astronomy, with about a third experiencing discrimination at college or at work.

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The answer to keeping moose populations healthy? Wolves

Frontier Sin

By Suzanna Burgelman, Frontiers science writer. Image: Rolf Peterson. Predators may keep prey populations healthy by acting as a selective force against genetic diseases.

The Importance of Being a Responsible Nest Box Host

Cool Green Science

Putting up a nest box may do more harm than good. The post The Importance of Being a Responsible Nest Box Host appeared first on Cool Green Science. Latest Science Birds Traveling Naturalist

Measurabl Acquires Hatch Data to Boost Real Estate ESG Management System

Environment + Energy Leader

ESG data provider Measurabl has acquired Hatch Data to improve its commercial real estate sustainability offering. The post Measurabl Acquires Hatch Data to Boost Real Estate ESG Management System appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

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Electron rain is driven to Earth by whistler waves, carbon nanotubes encapsulate explosive nitrogen

Physics World

In this episode of the Physics World Weekly podcast, the space physicist Xiaojia Zhang explains how whistler waves in Earth’s radiation belts are accelerating high-energy electrons towards the North and South poles.

Ag and Food Law Daily Update: April 22, 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: April 22, 2022 appeared first on National Agricultural Law Center.

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Extreme Deep: Mission to the Abyss

Academy of Natural Sciences

Victoria Spalding, age 12, wrote a review of our exhibit, Extreme Deep: Mission to the Abyss. We thought you might enjoy reading her insight and consider bringing your own family to visit.

Comprehensive Strategy Key to Achieving Sustainable Data Centers

Environment + Energy Leader

A report by Uptime Institute outlines ways organizations can strategize to make data centers sustainable. The post Comprehensive Strategy Key to Achieving Sustainable Data Centers appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Data Centers Energy Management Environmental Management

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MANDELA nuclear-physics laboratories open in South Africa

Physics World

South Africa has completed the construction of two new nuclear labs that will be used to train students and develop novel nuclear-physics detector technology.

Budweiser Launches Program to Help Power the World with Renewable Electricity

Environmental Leader

Budweiser, an AB InBev brand, unveiled the global launch of The Energy Collective to help provide renewable electricity to bars, music venues, and stadiums around the world.

Helping a Still Life Come Alive

Academy of Natural Sciences

A Renaissance still life offers so much more than first meets the eye, especially when a blossoming bouquet is the focal point. A perfect example is the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Still Life with Flowers in a Vase , a 1617 painting by Flemish-born Dutch painter Christoffel van den Berghe.

Saint-Gobain to Recycle 1,000 Tons of Glass for the Next Five Years

Environment + Energy Leader

Saint-Gobain North America, through its electrochromic glass subsidiary SageGlass, will recycle over 1,000 tons of glass per year for the next five years. The post Saint-Gobain to Recycle 1,000 Tons of Glass for the Next Five Years appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

Electromagnetic cavity could enhance high-temperature superconductors

Physics World

Researchers at Harvard University in the US have put forward a possible new way to enhance superconductivity in cuprate materials.

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Ndustrial Energy Demand Response System Improves Efficiency of Refrigeration Facilities

Environmental Leader

An enhanced demand response system can help industrial facilities improve energy use and production. The post Ndustrial Energy Demand Response System Improves Efficiency of Refrigeration Facilities appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

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