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Ask a Scientist: Two Dozen States Can Meet 100 Percent of Electricity Demand with Renewables by 2035

Union of Concerned Scientists

Since its founding in 2017, the US Climate Alliance —a coalition of states committed to meeting the goals of the Paris climate accord—has grown to 24 states and one US territory.

Common steroids after ‘long Covid’ recovery may cut risk of death by up to 51%

Frontier Sin

By Mischa Dijkstra, Frontiers science writer. Researchers show that severe inflammation during hospitalization for Covid-19 increases risk of death within one year from seeming recovery by 61%. This risk is reduced again by 51% if anti-inflammatory steroids are prescribed upon discharge.

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5 Facts About Mudskippers

Ocean Conservancy

The next time you happen to step in some mud, keep an eye out for the mudskipper: the fish that can walk. This curious creature is known for many wacky traits, including its crazy-looking frog eyes and the fact that it can live out of water.

Undersea muon detectors monitor variations in water depth

Physics World

Under the sea: several of the muon detectors in the Tokyo Bay Aqua-Line tunnel. Courtesy: Tanaka et al / Scientific Reports ). An array of undersea muon detectors that monitors variations in water depth has been created by an international team of researchers.

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How Far Have Agencies Come Toward More-Inclusive Science Advice?

Union of Concerned Scientists

Recently, UCS organized a sign-on letter endorsed by 10 scientific, professional, and academic organizations, asking 24 federal science agencies about their progress toward advancing more inclusive science advice. You can find the full text of the letter below or at this link.

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Salt Scourge: The Dual Threat of Warming and Rising Salinity

Yale E360

As rising seas increase saltwater intrusion and soaring temperatures cause greater evaporation, scientists say that the mounting levels of salt in waters and in soils pose a major climate-related danger and could become a leading cause of climate migration globally. Read more on E360

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Earth Has a 50-50 Chance of Hitting a Grim Global Warming Milestone in the Next Five Years

Inside Climate News

The World Meteorological Organization projects global temperatures will briefly break the 1.5 degrees Celsius warming mark soon, but that won’t mean it’s broken the Paris Agreement limit.

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As Climate and Nutrition Crises Collide, We Need a New Research Agenda

Union of Concerned Scientists

There are a lot of problems facing our food and agriculture today, and they’re all connected. To solve such a complex mix of problems, we need to see the connections clearly and identify ways to address them holistically rather than in piecemeal fashion.

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Seeing the Forest for the Deer: Alaskan Scientists Harness Big Data for Conservation

Cool Green Science

Some fear Sitka black-tailed deer populations are facing a crash. Can big data help? The post Seeing the Forest for the Deer: Alaskan Scientists Harness Big Data for Conservation appeared first on Cool Green Science. Wildlife TNC Science

New Research Shows Aerosol Emissions May Have Masked Global Warming’s Supercharging of Tropical Storms

Inside Climate News

Air pollution cuts in North America and Europe helped to increase tropical Atlantic hurricane activity, and may do the same in the western Pacific as Asia cuts emissions.

The legacy of Liverpool’s forgotten synchrocyclotron

Physics World

The Metropolitan Catholic Cathedral at the peak of Mount Pleasant in Liverpool, UK, represents a unique and unmistakable landmark in the city’s skyline.

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Un futuro con energía 100% renovable es posible, y lo necesitamos

Union of Concerned Scientists

En inglés. Vivimos en una época de gran volatilidad en el precio del gas que ha afectado a casi todos los sectores de nuestra economía.

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Central Virginia Achieves 28% Reduction in Greenhouse Gas Emissions in One Year

Environment + Energy Leader

Sixteen Central Virginia-based businesses have achieved a 28% collective reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. . The post Central Virginia Achieves 28% Reduction in Greenhouse Gas Emissions in One Year appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

Texas Mineral Deed Signed Away Right to Sue

Energy & the Law

Co-author Brittany Blakey. The question in litigation is usually “WHAT”: what happened, what contract was breached, what did someone do or fail to do, and so on. In Hughes v. CJM Resources, LP , the question was, “WHO” had the right to file the suit in the first place?

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Quantum error correction makes its zero-magnetic field debut

Physics World

Researchers in Japan have developed a way of correcting errors in quantum operations without applying a magnetic field.

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High Cost of Water Hits Home

Circle of Blue

High Cost of Water Hits Home Rising rates hurt the state’s poorest residents. Throughout the Great Lakes region and across the U.S., water systems are aging. In some communities, this means water bills that residents can’t afford or water that’s unsafe to drink.

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Novelis Building $2.5 Billion Sustainable Aluminum Recycling and Rolling Plant

Environment + Energy Leader

A new aluminum plant will have significant sustainability features with a focus on increasing the circularity of the material. The post Novelis Building $2.5 Billion Sustainable Aluminum Recycling and Rolling Plant appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

Restrictions lifted: Research Topics on enhancing your immune system

Frontier Sin

As the Covid-19 restrictions ease and the world opens back up this summer, we have gathered our top article collections on understanding and enhancing your immune system. With collective views of over 2.1

A steampunk guide to quantum physics

Physics World

Possible realms Nicole Yunger Halpern uses the concept of steampunk to explore and explain quantum technologies. Courtesy: iStock/Adelevin). Thermodynamics was born in the early 19th century, during the age of steam, as railways replaced the horse, and factories mechanized production.

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Moody’s: More Net Zero Targets Could Increase Transition Risks in Emerging Markets

Environmental Leader

A Moody's report shows the potential risks of carbon transitions in emerging markets as net zero efforts expand worldwide. The post Moody’s: More Net Zero Targets Could Increase Transition Risks in Emerging Markets appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

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IBM Study: CEOs Say Sustainability is Imperative, Yet Data Questions Remain

Environment + Energy Leader

A new IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV) study revealed that sustainability is rising higher on corporate agendas, and CEOs recognize sustainability as a business imperative and growth driver.

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Children grow faster during school year than during summer holidays

Frontier Sin

By Mischa Dijkstra, Frontiers science writer. Image credit: MIA Studio / Shutterstock.com. Children grow faster during the school year than during the summer period, show scientists.

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First-ever image of the black hole ‘shadow’ at the heart of the Milky Way revealed by the Event Horizon Telescope

Physics World

Astronomers working on the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) have captured the first image of the “shadow” – and glowing surroundings – of the supermassive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way.

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DOJ Announces Three Environmental Justice Initiatives

National Law Center

On May 5, 2022, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announced that it would be taking three actions intended to “enhance the. The post DOJ Announces Three Environmental Justice Initiatives appeared first on National Agricultural Law Center.

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Moody’s: More Net Zero Targets Could Increase Transition Risks in Emerging Markets

Environment + Energy Leader

A Moody's report shows the potential risks of carbon transitions in emerging markets as net zero efforts expand worldwide. The post Moody’s: More Net Zero Targets Could Increase Transition Risks in Emerging Markets appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

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Discovery in the brains of army veterans with chronic pain could pave way for personalized treatments

Frontier Sin

By Conn Hastings, science writer. Image: zlikovec. A new study is the first to investigate brain connectivity patterns at rest in veterans with both chronic pain and trauma, finding three unique brain subtypes potentially indicating high, medium, and low susceptibility to pain and trauma symptoms.

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Simple superconducting circuit emits multiple photons

Physics World

An on-chip circuit that can produce up to six microwave photons simultaneously has been created by researchers in France and Germany. Gerbold Ménard and Ambroise Peugeot at the University of Paris-Saclay and colleagues built their device by connecting a Josephson junction with a microwave resonator.

Smoke But No Fire

Legal Planet

The implications for environmental law are far from being the most important aspect of the leaked draft of a Supreme Court opinion overruling Roe v. The aggressiveness of the opinion in the Dobbs case signals a kind of activism that is definitely worrisome in other areas.

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Gas South Offers a New Blend of Renewable Natural Gas to C&I Customers

Environment + Energy Leader

Gas South, one of the natural gas marketers in the Southeast, announced an agreement with Element Markets to offer a new sustainable energy product, FlexRNG, a blend of renewable natural gas.

Amira Fernández – combating ‘tags’ in STEM

Frontier Sin

Author: Madison Wiseman. Pharmaceutical biotechnologist Dr Amira Fernández has a passion for disseminating research and the publication of her award-winning book ‘ Té con Ciencia’ (2020) cemented her profile as a scientific communicator.

Boosting the prospects of PhD students before and after graduation

Physics World

In this episode of the Physics World Weekly podcast I report from Edinburgh, where I attended a meeting for student members of the Scottish Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs) in Condensed Matter Physics and Quantum Materials.

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Badly Drafted and Constitutionally Suspect

Legal Planet

Texas and a number of other states have passed laws banning what they call “boycotts of fossil fuel companies.” ” More precisely, they ban state investment or contracting with firms that “boycott” fossil fuel companies.

Fort Detrick Installing 6 Megawatt Energy Storage System

Environment + Energy Leader

Fort Detrick is installing a energy storage system as part of a growing sustainability effort by the military. The post Fort Detrick Installing 6 Megawatt Energy Storage System appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Energy Management Energy Storage Solar & Renewable Energy

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Frontiers ebook releases: May 2022

Frontier Sin

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Considerations To Help You Confidently Switch to an EV

Earth 911

The growing concern about the environmental impact of transportation has many people searching for a. The post Considerations To Help You Confidently Switch to an EV appeared first on Earth911. EcoTech Travel Electric Vehicles EVs transportation

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Ag and Food Law Daily Update: May 12, 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 12, 2022 appeared first on National Agricultural Law Center.

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Lightning eMotors to Provide Self-Driving Electric Fleet Vehicles for Dedicated Routes

Environment + Energy Leader

Lightning eMotors, provider of zero-emission medium-duty commercial vehicles and electric vehicle technology for fleets, and Perrone Robotics have partnered to offer Class 3 - 7 commercial fleet customers self-driving, electric fleet vehicles that can be deployed for a wide range of dedicated uses.