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The Coronavirus Lockdown Revealed The Magnitude Of Air Pollution From Agriculture

The Coronavirus Lockdown Revealed The Magnitude Of Air Pollution From Agriculture

Satellite images showed noxious pollution vanishing over China and Europe when the world shut down in response to the coronavirus pandemic. But on the ground in Milan, environmental economist Valentina Bossetti was puzzled the air wasn’t cleaner.

Forbes July 30, 2020
How Salt Lake's buildings affect its climate future

How Salt Lake's buildings affect its climate future

Anyone who’s lived or worked in old buildings knows that their heating and cooling systems can’t compare to the efficiency, insulation and consistency of those in new buildings.

Tech Xplore July 29, 2020
U.S. Could Go Net-Zero Carbon For A Fraction Of What It Has Spent On Coronavirus

U.S. Could Go Net-Zero Carbon For A Fraction Of What It Has Spent On Coronavirus

The United States could achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 with a $600 billion investment, according to a professor’s sneak preview of a Princeton University study due out this fall.

Forbes July 28, 2020
A breakthrough in solar cell efficiency

A breakthrough in solar cell efficiency

A research group led by Prof. Chen Tao and Prof. Zhu Changfei, and their collaborator Prof. Hao Xiaojing at UNSW, developed a hydrothermal deposition method for the synthesis of antimony selenosulfide for solar cell applications.

Tech Xplore July 27, 2020
The UK plans to build huge batteries to store renewable energy – but there's a much cheaper solution

The UK plans to build huge batteries to store renewable energy – but there's a much cheaper solution

The UK electricity system is undergoing significant and rapid change. It has the world’s largest installed capacity of offshore wind, has effectively stopped generating electricity from coal, and has recorded a 20% drop in demand since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tech Xplore July 27, 2020
Five Environmental Lessons Coronavirus Could Teach Humanity, If Humanity Would Listen

Five Environmental Lessons Coronavirus Could Teach Humanity, If Humanity Would Listen

It’s clear enough from the discarded masks and gloves polluting landscapes and the ocean that many humans have not grasped the environmental message of the coronavirus pandemic.

Forbes July 26, 2020
Climate Change: The Ball Is In Our Court

Climate Change: The Ball Is In Our Court

Public attitudes regarding the scientific certainty of climate change have undergone an enormous shift since the mid-aughts, when former Vice President Al Gore’s movie An Inconvenient Truth first hit the theatres.

Forbes July 24, 2020
How ‘Virtual Power Plants’ Will Change The Future Of Electricity

How ‘Virtual Power Plants’ Will Change The Future Of Electricity

If “virtual” meetings can allow companies to gather without anyone being in the office, then remotely distributed solar panels and batteries can harness energy and act as “virtual power plants.”

Forbes July 22, 2020
On Coronavirus And Climate Change

On Coronavirus And Climate Change

Both climate change and the coronavirus pandemic are global crises that require thoughtful and significant action on the part of government, individuals, and businesses.

Forbes July 17, 2020
Europe’s green search engine Ecosia reaches milestone of 100 million trees planted

Europe’s green search engine Ecosia reaches milestone of 100 million trees planted

Ecosia, the green search engine that uses its advertising revenues to plant trees in areas affected by deforestation, today planted the 100th million tree in its campaign to restore devastated forests and woodlands across the world.

EU-Startups July 9, 2020
Solar assisted heating networks reduce environmental impact and energy consumption

Solar assisted heating networks reduce environmental impact and energy consumption

More than 40% of energy consumption in the European Union is by buildings and 63% of this figure is due to residential dwellings. Furthermore, more than 75% of domestic energy consumption is related to heating and the production of clean hot water.

Tech Xplore July 6, 2020
Tips To Start Composting From A Climate Scientist’s Personal Journey

Tips To Start Composting From A Climate Scientist’s Personal Journey

My wife Ayana thinks I am crazy, but I started composting in recent weeks. She doesn’t think that I am crazy because of composting itself.

Forbes July 5, 2020
AI's carbon footprint problem

AI's carbon footprint problem

For all the advances enabled by artificial intelligence, from speech recognition to self-driving cars, AI systems consume a lot of power and can generate high volumes of climate-changing carbon emissions.

Tech Xplore July 3, 2020
Heat Waves, Solar Rooftops, And Renewable Energy Jobs: Climate Equity Should Guide Decarbonization

Heat Waves, Solar Rooftops, And Renewable Energy Jobs: Climate Equity Should Guide Decarbonization

The National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center forecasts that about two-thirds of the continental US will likely face excessive heat in the second week of July.

Forbes July 3, 2020
How To Rebuild A More Sustainable Economy Post-Covid

How To Rebuild A More Sustainable Economy Post-Covid

The conversation around climate change has understandably taken a back seat in recent months, but as reports emerge that we have only six months to avert climate catastrophe, it is clear that the world’s pandemic recovery plan must also include drastically reduced energy consumption.

Forbes June 30, 2020

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