Posts Tagged Energy

As Water Scarcity Increases, Desalination Plants Are on the Rise…

After decades of slow progress, desalination is increasingly being used to provide drinking water around the globe. Costs for processing salt water for drinking water have dropped, but it remains an expensive option and one that creates environmental problems that must be addressed… Read about this rise in desalination processes here at Yale Environment 360: […]

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Climate Solutions: Is It Feasible to Remove Enough CO2 from the Air?…

Yale Environment 360 interviews the chair of a US scientific panel regarding technologies for removing CO2 from the atmosphere…  Read the interview here: https://e360.yale.edu/features/negative-emissions-is-it-feasible-to-remove-co2-from-the-air

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Conflicting Data: How Fast Is the World Losing its Forests?…

The latest UN report on climate says reducing deforestation is crucial to slowing global warming. But researchers must first reconcile two contradictory sets of statistics on tree loss in order to determine whether promises made by nations to protect and restore forests are on target… See the full article here at Yale Environment 360: https://e360.yale.edu/features/conflicting-data-how-fast-is-the-worlds-losing-its-forests

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The Most Interesting Science News Articles of the Week…

Space, health, dinosaurs, and mathematics are just a few of the topics covered in this week’s interesting science news articles from LiveScience.com… Read the articles here: https://www.livescience.com/50718-weekend-reading.html

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Photos: Large Numbers That Define the Universe…

Visit the following LiveScience.com link for some magnificent numeric depictions of planet Earth… https://www.livescience.com/63429-big-numbers-universe-photos.html

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Forests Crucial for Limiting Climate Change to 1.5 Degrees…

Trying to tackle climate change by replacing forests with crops for bioenergy power stations that capture carbon dioxide (CO2) could instead increase the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere, scientists say… Read the full article at enn.com: https://www.enn.com/articles/55089-forests-crucial-for-limiting-climate-change-to-1-5-degrees

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What is Sustainable Transportation…

Sustainable or Green transportation uses renewable energy sources rather than fossil fuels. It has a very low impact on the environment. Conserve-energy-future.com takes a brief look at green transportation here: https://www.conserve-energy-future.com/sustainable-transportation.php

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Is the Global Era of Massive Infrastructure Projects Coming to an End?…

The world’s wild places have been badly carved up by decades of roadbuilding, dam construction, energy exploitation, and other megaprojects. Now, as the financial community, environmental groups, and local citizens increasingly oppose big infrastructure development, the tide of environmental destruction may be turning… Read the full article at Yale Environment 360: https://e360.yale.edu/features/is-the-global-era-of-massive-infrastructure-projects-coming-to-an-end

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The Number of AC Units Installed Worldwide Could Quadruple by 2050…

As global temperatures rise due to climate change, the number of air conditioning units in use globally is expected to quadruple by mid-century, increasing from 3.6 billion today to 14 billion in 2050, according to a new report by scientists at the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom. As a result, the world will consume five […]

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Clean power is not enough: More climate action in industry, transport and building sectors needed to meet Paris climate targets…

Coal power versus wind and solar energy – debates about the Paris climate targets often centre around electricity supply. Yet, even in a world of stringent climate policies and a clean power generation, the remaining use of fossil fuels in industry, transport and heating in buildings could still cause enough CO2 emissions to endanger the […]

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How to suck carbon dioxide from the sky for fuels and more…

Summary:  Someday, the gasoline you buy might come from carbon dioxide pulled out of the sky rather than from oil pumped out of the ground. By removing emitted carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and turning it into fresh fuels, engineers have demonstrated a scalable and cost-effective way to make deep cuts in the carbon footprint […]

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Dangerous Decline in Biodiversity Threatens Livelihoods, Food and Water Security…

From an article published on enn.com: Human activities are causing an “alarming” decline in biodiversity that is endangering food security, clean water, energy supplies, economies, and livelihoods for billions of people worldwide, according to a new United Nations-backed study by 550 scientists, conservationists, and policy experts from over 100 countries… Read it here: https://www.enn.com/articles/54182-dangerous-decline-in-biodiversity-threatens-livelihoods-food-and-water-security

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Could Evaporation Be a Significant Source of Renewable Energy?…

Intro from Yale Environment 360: One drawback of wind and solar power is intermittency, resulting in the need for energy storage. In a Yale Environment 360 interview, biophysicist Ozgur Sahin explains how evaporation from lakes and reservoirs could be transformed into a stable source of renewable energy… Read the rest of this article here: http://e360.yale.edu/features/could-evaporation-be-a-significant-source-of-renewable-energy

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Transforming greenhouse gases: New ‘supercatalyst’ to recycle carbon dioxide and methane…

Summary:  Engineers have developed a new and cost-effective catalyst to recycle two of the main causes behind climate change — carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4)… Read the article here at sciencedaily.com: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/11/171117085156.htm  

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Greenhouse gas concentrations surge to new record…

General update on greenhouse gas concentrations (sciencedaily.com), data presented is from the World Meteorological Organisation: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/10/171030141900.htm

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How 139 Countries Could Be Powered by 100% Renewable Energy by 2050…

Intro: Scientists have published a detailed road map to move 139 countries to 100 percent renewable energy by 2050, according to a recent study… Read about it here at livescience.com: https://www.livescience.com/60461-renewable-energy-road-map.html

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Dominica’s Geothermal Dream About to Become Reality…

Intro (ipsnews.net): The tiny Caribbean island of Dominica has moved one step closer to its dream of constructing a geothermal plant, a project that is expected to reduce the country’s dependence on fossil fuels…  Read about this initiative here: http://www.ipsnews.net/2017/09/dominicas-geothermal-dream-become-reality/

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The Most Interesting Science News Articles of the Week… 

The best science articles for the past week from Livescience.com – https://www.livescience.com/50718-weekend-reading.html

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