Man creates environmental charity with €200m lottery win rather than ‘buying sports cars’

A huge lottery payout is being used to “protect the living and watch over our own future,” a move that’s been called exceptionally generous. The €200m EuroMillions jackpot has been used to set up an environmental foundation which will protect…

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Why a powerful planet-warming gas is surging in Earth’s atmosphere

It shows no sign of slowing. Update Apr. 7, 2022, 11:10 AM ET: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced that in 2021 atmospheric levels of methane had increased by a record amount for the second straight year. The original methane story…

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Climate Change vs Weather ~ Big Difference!

Climate is sometimes mistaken for weather. But climate is different from weather because it is measured over a long period of time, whereas weather can change from day to day, or from year to year. The climate of an area…

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8minute Solar Energy Celebrates its Partnership with Moapa Band of Paiutes

Workers at the Eagle Shadow Mountain Solar Project highlight the opportunities solar provides, especially for tribal communities LOS ANGELES, March 17, 2022 – To provide an on-the-ground perspective on solar development, 8minute Solar Energy (8minute) is highlighting its continued collaboration…

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New polymer membrane tech improves efficiency of CO2 capture

Researchers have developed a new membrane technology that allows for more efficient removal of carbon dioxide (CO2) from mixed gases, such as emissions from power plants. “To demonstrate the capability of our new membranes, we looked at mixtures of CO2…

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Scientists build bioreactors and engineer bacteria to advance biofuel research

Researchers from the University of Kent’s School of Biosciences have designed and built equipment that can be used to investigate bacterial biofuel production at a fraction of the cost of commercial systems. This technology was then used to demonstrate that…

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As carbon removal gains traction, economists imagine a new market to save the planet

Up until recently, the idea of sucking gigatons of carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere to reverse climate change was solidly in the realm of science fiction. For believers, it’s been an exciting fantasy in which human ingenuity and technology…

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‘Nano-chocolates’ that store hydrogen

An innovative approach could turn nanoparticles into simple reservoirs for storing hydrogen. The highly volatile gas is considered a promising energy carrier for the future, which could provide climate-friendly fuels for airplanes, ships and lorries, for example, as well as…

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‘Wonder Material’ Phosphorene Nanoribbons Live Up to Hype in First Demonstration

Researchers have incorporated phosphorene nanoribbons into new types of solar cells, dramatically improving their efficiency. Phosphorene nanoribbons (PNRs) are ribbon-like strands of the 2D material phosphorous, which, similar to graphene, are made of single-atom-thick layers of atoms. PNRs were first…

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Powerful new tool makes coral reef monitoring faster, easier, cheaper

As coral reefs face increasing threats around the world, a team of researchers has developed a genetic analysis tool that can determine many different types of coral on a reef with just a sample of seawater. Researchers from the Okinawa…

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