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5 Powerful Facts for Global Wind Day

Union of Concerned Scientists

We at the Union of Concerned Scientists think a lot about wind power. In honor of Global Wind Day , here’s a roundup of what we’re seeing and what we’ve been thinking—five facts about wind energy to keep in mind as you celebrate, or at least make note, on June 15.

Guitarfish Rock–Here’s Why

Ocean Conservancy

Here at Ocean Conservancy, we think that all marine wildlife rock. But there’s one animal in particular that I’ve been a superfan of ever since I laid eyes on it: the guitarfish.

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Early adopters position themselves for quantum advantage

Physics World

The first practical demonstrators of quantum computers have fuelled speculation about the future impact this emerging technology will have for both scientific discovery and commercial exploitation.

In An Unusual Step, a Top Medical Journal Weighs in on Climate Change

Inside Climate News

The New England Journal of Medicine kicks off a series of articles Thursday with an examination of the effects of air pollution on children’s health. By Victoria St.

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.

Lingering Climate Injustice in Bowling Green, KY

Union of Concerned Scientists

Francisco Serrano lost his childhood home in December. He recalls the moment when “dark, soulless skies spawned a demon-like tornado” in Bowling Green, Kentucky, that changed life as he knew it.

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National Parks Ban Single-Use Plastics

Ocean Conservancy

The natural world never ceases to surprise me. Years ago, I was on a plastics research expedition for Ocean Conservancy, and we landed on the shores of Katmai National Park in Alaska.

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Pollen and Heat: A Looming Challenge for Global Agriculture

Yale E360

Farmers and scientists are increasingly observing that unusually high springtime temperatures can kill pollen and interfere with the fertilization of crops. Researchers are now searching for ways to help pollen beat the heat, including developing more heat-tolerant varieties. Read more on E360

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What Danger Season Looks Like in the Midwest

Union of Concerned Scientists

If there’s one region of the country that has been Exhibit A this year for summer-turned- Danger Season , it’s the Midwest. The warm season began with an incredibly unseasonable heatwave , smashing records left and right.

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IoT Smart Cities Market Expected to Reach $555 Billion

Environment + Energy Leader

As connected technologies advance and demand for efficiency increases, the Internet of Things smart cities market is expected to quickly grow. The post IoT Smart Cities Market Expected to Reach $555 Billion appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

Quantum effects help make DNA unstable

Physics World

Quantum effects play a hitherto unexpected role in creating instabilities in DNA – the so-called “molecule of life” that provides instructions for cellular processes in all living organisms.

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How Russia’s War Is Putting Green Tech Progress in Jeopardy

Yale E360

The European Union relies heavily on Russia to supply nickel and other metals for electric vehicle batteries and other renewable technologies. War-related price increases and shortages of these metals could hinder Europe’s drive to sharply cut emissions by 2030 and beyond. Read more on E360

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Do We Really Need New Technology to Fight Climate Change?

Union of Concerned Scientists

I was invited to speak at a panel discussion last Wednesday as part of The Economist ’s annual Sustainability Week, titled “What technologies are needed to avert a climate disaster?” True to the theme, I was asked about which technological innovations would be necessary to save our planet.

Installation of deep-water pipeline gives immediate boost to sea-floor animals

Frontier Sin

By Tania Fitzgeorge-Balfour, science writer. Image credit: DeeAnn Cranston / Shutterstock.com. An underwater survey finds the abundance and types of animals on the deep-sea floor west of Africa, off the Angolan coast, increased in response to the installation of an underwater pipeline.

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Seeking the warm glow of the Unruh effect, reconfigurable hardware drives innovation in test and measurement

Physics World

In this episode of the Physics World Weekly podcast the physicist and entrepreneur Daniel Shaddock explains how building gravitational-wave detectors inspired him to co-found a company that takes a novel approach to creating test and measurement equipment.

Royalty Obligations on Free-Use Gas Redux

Energy & the Law

Co-author Brittany Blakey. Recall our recent post on Carl v. Hilcorp Energy Company from the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas discussing the lessee’s royalty obligations on gas used off the premises in a market-value lease. See now, Fitzgerald v.

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Karuk traditional ecological knowledge enhances elk habitat in Northern California

The Applied Ecologist

In their new article, Connor et al. discuss how prescribed forest burning that uses Karuk traditional ecological knowledge can have significant benefits for elk habitat.

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Colorful urban environments, even if just in virtual reality, promote wellbeing

Frontier Sin

By Conn Hasting, science writer. Colorful virtual reality cityscape. Image credit: A. Batistatou, F. Vandeville, and Y.N. Delevoye-Turrell. Urban environments can be drab and stressful, but introducing vegetation or colorful designs could improve the wellbeing of city dwellers.

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Gaia releases most detailed maps of the Milky Way ever taken

Physics World

The European Space Agency (ESA) has released the latest data from its €450m Gaia mission.

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Once-Common California Bumble Bees Have Gone Missing

Yale E360

A census of California bumble bees failed to locate several once-common species, including the formerly abundant Western bumble bee, a key pollinator for many wild plants and crops. Read more on E360

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Sick Building Syndrome: Causes & Prevention | BreezoMeter

Breezometer

Sick Building Syndrome impacts the health, wellness, and productivity of many building occupants across the world. But why is diagnosing this sickness so difficult?

Fighting malaria by manipulating the amount of serotonin mosquitos obtain from blood meals

Frontier Sin

By Maryam Clark and Mischa Dijkstra, science writers. Image credit: Somboon Bunproy / Shutterstock.com.

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Multi-tasking microneedle sensor tracks glucose, alcohol and lactate levels in real time

Physics World

Wearable sensors that monitor biomarkers in biofluid just under the surface of the skin – wirelessly, painlessly and in real-time – could be of wide medical benefit.

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Why the Chesapeake Bay’s Beloved Blue Crabs Are At an All-Time Low

Inside Climate News

Scientists on the latest dredge survey said factors like pollution, predation and a sex imbalance in the blue crab population could be among the factors contributing to the decline.

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Long-Term Industrial Improvements Must Come from Ingrained Sustainability Efforts

Environment + Energy Leader

Industry needs to make deeper commitments to sustainability improvements for long-range successes, according to a report. The post Long-Term Industrial Improvements Must Come from Ingrained Sustainability Efforts appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

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Pride Month 2022: Article collections on health and wellbeing in the LGBT+ community

Frontier Sin

Pride month 2022’s theme is celebrating 50 years of Pride with a focus on acknowledging the many positive achievements of the LGBT+ movement. We are proud to showcase the top closed and open article collections on improving the health and wellbeing of LGBT+ individuals.

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Advanced algorithm predicts outcome for patients with severe brain injury

Physics World

A team of US-based researchers has created an innovative deep-learning model that analyses CT scans and clinical information to predict six-month outcomes for patients with severe traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Feeding Cows Seaweed Reduces Their Methane Emissions, but California Farms Are a Long Way From Scaling Up the Practice

Inside Climate News

While the state sees promise in the technique, feed additives take considerable energy to produce and have their own environmental issues.

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Coyote and Fox Populations on the Rise?

Academy of Natural Sciences

You may have noticed a common theme at the dinner table: Grandpa has spotted the fox in the yard again or perhaps your aunt has heard of a coyote in the local nature preserve.

Frontiers ebook releases: June 2022

Frontier Sin

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Atmospheric helium levels are on the rise

Physics World

Levels of helium-4 in the Earth’s atmosphere have been increasing since at least 1974, according to a study by researchers at the University of California, San Diego, US that resolves a longstanding anomaly in atmospheric science.

Drought’s Spillover Effect in the American West

Circle of Blue

In a region latticed with pipelines and canals, the consequences of dry conditions in one basin are exported to neighboring watersheds. The Buena Vista Pumping Plant, in southern Kern County, lifts water in the California Aqueduct.

Being in Nature: Good for Mind, Body and Nutrition

Academy of Natural Sciences

In late 2020, Canadian doctors made headlines for “ prescribing nature ,” or recommending time outdoors, based on research that suggests people who spent two or more hours in nature per week improved their health and wellbeing.

Supriya Dinesh Mehta – Success from failure

Frontier Sin

A pathway to find your true passion. Author: Rita Moreira. Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology & Biostatistics at the University of Illinois Chicago Supriya Dinesh Mehta leads and collaborates on clinical and community-based research that improves reproductive health.

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New benchmark set for magnetic monopole searches

Physics World

A new benchmark has been set in the search for hypothetical magnetic monopoles produced in the atmosphere through collisions with incoming cosmic rays.

Record-Breaking Voyager Spacecraft Begin to Power Down

Scientific American

The pioneering probes are still running after nearly 45 years in space, but they will soon lose some of their instruments. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. Features Space & Physics Space Exploration

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Combating Plastic Pollution Crisis in California

Ocean Conservancy

Fewer plastics on our shelves? Check. Less plastic pollution in our ocean? Check. Dramatic increase in recyclability? Check. These statements could all become realities soon in the Golden State, and together, we can make it happen.

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